by Billie Doux
Not exactly one of their comic episodes, but it certainly left me smiling.
We all knew we'd get back to the Thule eventually, and of course those darned Nazi necromancers put Hitler's soul into a gold pocketwatch. (Come on. What else would you do with Hitler's soul?) Bad daddy Nauhaus said there's never been a better time for the Fuhrer's return. I'm going to obliquely refer to a major event that happened this week, and move on.
Ellie was cute, even though she babbled a lot, and she certainly took the fact that she was a blood relative of Hitler's better than I would have. During the hookup scene (before her date spontaneously combusted), I kept thinking that if she thought that guy was cute, wait until she met the Winchesters. But by that time she was up to her ears in Thule and had other things to worry about.
She did end up connecting to Sam, who has also been an unwilling vessel. Except as it turned out, they were just planning to suck out all of her blood and make Nauhaus Hitler, and she didn't believe what Sam said about Lucifer, anyway. Even super dizzy from blood loss, she saved the boys by grabbing a gun that was conveniently lying nearby and killed Hans. Or was it Fritz? Maybe it was Wolfgang. Whatever. (Weren't those the names of the Nazi-like thugs in Die Hard? Of course they were.)
Gil Darnell, who played Nauhaus and Hitler-possessed Nauhaus, did a great job. He was weirdly hilarious, especially in the scene where he was waking up as Hitler. "I love doggies! Woof woof woof!" Plus, you have to love a belly swastika. Only on Supernatural. I also liked his son Christoph, the millennial who just didn't "get" OG Hitler. He sort of reminded me of Dean, or how Dean would have been if he'd been raised by Nazis. Christoph also took the fact that his own father ordered his death pretty well. Here's hoping the rest of the Thule don't catch up with him in Buffalo.
Jensen Ackles is always good, but I especially loved all of the terrific Dean moments in this one: juggling the falling model ship in the antique shop, the grenade launcher in the Impala's trunk, and how proud he was that he killed Hitler, even though no one will ever know.
And the pie. At least he's recovered enough from Mary's departure that he's back to loving pie.
-- Aaron and the nearly immortal Thule were introduced in "Everybody Hates Hitler," a wonderful season eight episode that also introduced the Men of Letters bunker. It's nice that Aaron is still alive and questing away with his golem.
-- Poor Marv the antiques dealer. He should have known better than to collect Nazi nutjob memorabilia in the Supernatural-verse.
-- That was an unusually long fist fight for Supernatural, wasn't it?
-- This week: Columbus, Ohio; Berlin, Germany; and Berlin, Germany in 1945.
Sam: "Dean, it's called 'sublimation'."
Dean: "Yeah. It's kinda my thing."
Christoph: "You don't understand. He'll kill me."
Dean: "What do you think this is, a tickle party?"
Christoph: "The watch, it's like a horcrux."
Sam: "It’s a Harry Potter thing."
Dean: "You would know that."
Ellie: "Being a little flighty I can handle. Being related to the biggest genocidal maniac of all time, I don't think so."
Christoph: "Do you know what it was like to have a Nazi necromancer for a father? It sucked. Christmas was a joke. Career day at school was a nightmare."
Dean: "Nice new meat suit. It come with two testicles this time?"
Hitler: "One of many upgrades I am enjoying. Like this. (holds up his cell phone) It's like having a tiny Goebbels in my pocket! I sold ten million copies of Mein Kampf. What do you think I can do with Twitter?"
Seriously, I wasn't going to mention the election. I swear.
Dean: "Heil this."
Sam: "Dude. You killed Hitler."
Dean: "Yeah. (smiles) Awesome."
Dean: "I killed Hitler. I killed Hitler. I killed Hitler. I think that entitles me to free drinks for the rest of my life. I'm gonna get tee shirts made."
Not a classic, but very enjoyable. Three out of four belly swastikas,
Billie Doux loves good television, especially science fiction, and spends way too much time writing about it.