Supernatural: No Exit

Jo: "You love the job."
Dean: "Yeah, but I'm a little twisted."

I think if I saw black goo pouring out of my light switch, I'd, um, leave.

This one was all about Jo Harvelle wanting to be a demon hunter, just like Daddy. I like Alona Tal; I liked her work on Veronica Mars. And when I first saw this episode, I thought she and Dean had some chemistry. I have since reconsidered.

Jo certainly didn't lack for nerve, and I liked that she thought such a gut-wrenching, terrifying experience was worth it because she saved someone's life. But I never quite bought that she really wanted to be a hunter. I wonder if they made her too girly and too tomboy-like at the same time? She sort of screamed inconsistency. Yes, she played with her father's knife all the time and lived in jeans, but her hair was too perfect. Plus, it was obvious to me that a girl who wanted to be a hunter wouldn't be Dean's type. He'd want to impress a girl with his macho job, not share it with her. I think. Whatever.


Ellen was deeply pissed by Jo running off to hunt with the boys, and we found out that it was partly because John Winchester caused her husband's death. That had nothing to do with Dean and Sam, though. Although Dean did lie to her about Jo being in Philadelphia with them.

The H.H. Holmes stuff was pretty ooky. In fact, this one was probably a little too Silence of the Lambs for me. I pretty much disengaged from the dungeon parts in order to keep from getting totally creeped out.

H.H. Holmes. Any relation to Katie Holmes?

Bits and pieces:

— Jo's full name was Joanna Beth. She was Meg on Veronica Mars. All we need is an Amy. (Little Women.)

— We got a good look at Jared's cast. It goes to his elbow.

— Dean's cell phone ringtone was "Smoke on the Water." I think.

— Have you ever noticed that, the heavier the episode, the more ridiculous the commercials look?

— This week, we went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There were also scenes at the Roadhouse. At one point, a bunch of tourists came in wearing tee-shirts that said, "Nebraska is for Lovers." Sort of a massive hint that the Roadhouse is in Nebraska.

Quotes:

Dean: "Los Angeles, California."
Sam: "What's in L.A.?"
Dean: "Young girl's been kidnapped by an evil cult."
Sam: "Yeah? Girl got a name?"
Dean: "Katie Holmes."
Sam: "That's funny. And for you, so bitchy."

Ellen: (yelling) "Go back to school!"
Jo: (yelling) "I didn't belong there! I was a freak with a knife collection!"

Dean: "That's ectoplasm. Well, Sam, I think I know what we're dealing with here. It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man."

Jo: "This won't make you feel better, but I'm here to rescue you." Great line.

Sam: "So. This job as glamorous as you thought it would be?"
Jo: "Well, except for all the pee-in-your-pants terror, yeah."

Jo: "You ripped off a cement truck?"
Dean: "I'll give it back."

Another good one. They're on a roll. Three out of four stars,

Billie
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Billie Doux adores Supernatural which is a good thing since apparently, it's eternal.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved this whole episode. It's probably the best one in the 1st half of Season 2. I thought Dean and Jo were good together. But Sam's still the cuter brother!

Anonymous said...

Oh no, I take Dean anyday of the week. I´m a sucker for Dean!
But this episode was really good and I like Jo. I like how she is badass but I don´t get is why they get so mad at the brothers at the end. What happened with John was an accident.

Suzanne said...

I didn't understand why Ellen took them in originally without seeming resentful towards them when apparently there was a lot of resentment there. I guess it took this scare with her daughter for it to directed towards the boys.

I liked this episode, too, and really liked how tough yet vulnerable Jo seemed. The chemistry between her and Dean is strong, too. As for the brother debate, I love them both, find Dean to be handsomer, but for some reason Sam has my heart. He is such a sensitive person who isn't afraid to show it, and I love that quality.

sunbunny said...

I saw a documentary on H.H. Holmes a few months ago. Creepy dude. I think it's pretty unfair of Ellen to blame Sam and Dean for what their father did. They backed Jo up the entire time and neither really wanted her to be in danger in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else notice the photo they show of one of H.H.Holmes' victims is actually a photo of one of jack the rippers victims? Do you think this is a statement from the creators that they believe in the theory of H.H.Holmes being jack the ripper?