Yes, we get it. Lying to Dean doesn't end well.
It's just not a good sign when the death of a major continuing character makes you angry instead of upset. And yes, it's not like we didn't get a ton of foreshadowing. When Charlie became a hunter, the boys told her often that hunters die young. The beginning of the episode with the pretty redheaded victim and Styne flying out of the window was set-up so that when Charlie was cornered in her ugly motel room, we'd be seriously afraid for her.
But I'm still mad. Charlie is -- was -- a terrific character, a joyous nerdy foil for the Winchester brothers. To make it worse, she didn't even get more than a couple of scenes with Castiel. I was so looking forward to a lot of Charlie with Castiel.
Boy, did Castiel blow it big time. I am assuming he isn't going to be able to resurrect Charlie, right? Here's a thought. Maybe the much discussed Supernatural spinoff should take place in Heaven, Hell and Purgatory with all of the terrific characters we've loved that have died on this freaking show. There are way too many of them.
I did enjoy Castiel babysitting Witch and Nerd and the interactions of said Witch and Nerd, at least until it ended so badly. And the Stynes turning out to be body enhancing Frankensteins was a fun reveal that explained why they're so difficult to kill. Eldon banging his stump against the motel room door was a hoot, too, although the fact that he was standing in the MoL bunker with only one manacle and his other hand casually in his pocket was some obvious set-up for his de-handing escape method. What respectable dungeon features only one wrist manacle? I know we've seen two in the MoL dungeon before.
You know, I'd flounce out of the room and swear to never watch Supernatural again, but I absolutely loved that Crowley had a long, serious discussion with a hamster. And then there was the dartboard guy and the grouping. Plus I promised just a couple of days ago that I would review Supernatural until the bitter end. It's getting bitter, folks. Even with the hamster.
-- Life in the Frankenstein family can't be fun if you're the son and heir and you can still end up a lab rat. And btw, not good that the Stynes now know where the bunker is.
-- The Book of the Damned, written by Agnes the hermit nun, cannot be destroyed. I didn't get that from Sam's motivation to save the thing, but … interesting.
-- I got the impression that Rowena didn't realize that Castiel was an angel.
-- Is Sam eating junk food like Dean now? Where are the Moose salads?
-- This week: Omaha, Nebraska; Shreveport, Louisiana; Lebanon, Kansas. I liked that app on Charlie's computer for the weather in Lebanon.
-- Charlie died in the Blackbird Motel. This week's most obvious symbolism, since black birds symbolize the arrival of evil and death. She did manage to send the boys a file that I assume has the translation of what the Book of the Damned actually says. If she had to die, could it at least be in order to get us past this Mark of Cain thing?
-- Rowena's hair (same shade as Charlie's, interestingly) was pretty much perfect. Where is she getting her hair done while she's chained up? Must be a witch thing. Hey, if they absolutely needed to kill off a redhead...
Dean: "They screwed with financial markets, they helped Hitler get started, along with God knows what else. Probably disco."
Charlie: (to Sam) "Hey, it is you. In a beat up, prehistoric subcompact. But why are we meeting here? I could have come to the Death Star."
Rowena: "And you studied your craft where?"
Charlie: "Mostly a joint called Mas Java. It has excellent wifi."
Rowena: "I have not heard of this institution, and I know all the great global centers of witchcraft."
Charlie: "Makes sense. Because I'm not a witch, I'm a nerd. And I know all the great centers of nerddom."
Crowley: "Just for once I wish you trolls would bring me some good news. 'Sire, Missouri has boils.' Something cheerful."
Guy: "Some sort of clinical trial using student volunteers? He didn't mention eyeballs."
Dean: "Hm. I guess you're gonna ask about that from now on, huh?"
Sam: "Why would the Stynes be actually up to their eyeballs in murder?"
Castiel: "This call is pointless. My ride is here."
Crowley: "I need a minion!"
Charlie: "I am doing my best, but with her criticizing, breathing down my neck, trying to sign me up for team witch and moaning how the one good year for music was 1723, I am going crazy."
This episode had some good stuff, but I am so not happy with this particular character death. Two out of four melon ballers,
Billie Doux is the founder of Doux Reviews and has been reviewing her favorite shows for quite some time. More Billie Doux.
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