Remember when I was so enthralled with the Sam/Charlie chemistry that I forgot Charlie is gay? One of my dreams was that Sam and Charlie would go off searching for the Book of the Damned. I got half my wish. Charlie returned with the book, and it is truly one damned book.
As we near the end of season 10, nearly everyone is behaving less than optimally. In other words, the ususal. Surprisingly, the brooding Winchester brother is not the one you’d think it would be. Who’s behaving and who isn’t?
7. The Styne Family
And now, a completely new set of villains. Who the hell are these people? As if our heroes don’t have enough on their plate with demons, witches, and fallen angels.
Dammit, Cass! Did you not hear me screaming, “Don’t take his handcuffs off!” Metatron could have maneuvered around the library just fine while still shackled. Especially if you had supervised him more closely.
Then there’s that whole lying to Dean thing you’re doing. You’ve known the Winchesters long enough to know that nothing good ever comes from one brother lying to the other.
At least you got your grace back. But man, those were some broken wings. Even worse than
Ezekiel’s Gadreel’s after the fall. Angel’s got some serious healing to do.
Ordinarily, Metatron would be at the top, er, bottom of the (numerical) list, but the Stynes are an unknown, and Cass pulled not one but three boners this week. Nothing good is going to come of vengeful former angel with the Demon Tablet.
I do appreciate the glimpse into Metatron’s literary world, though. Gives me an idea of what to read once I tire of the Outlander book. (Which is quickly approaching as I near the end of book #3.)
4. Sam Winchester
Sam, Sam, Sam. Where does this “I love hunting, but only with my brother,” come from? Only
yesterday last year you said you’d let Dean go if he died.* (Of course, we know differently from “Mystery Spot,” all of season 4, and half of season 8;) Here’s my theory: You’ve always been the “special” one who’s needed tending, and Dean has always done his best to provide it. Now that Dean is the supernaturally afflicted one, the roles are reversed. Your attempts to nurture have brought about your maternal familial needs.
Bang-up job you’re doing with that, what with the lying and sneaking around with Castiel. Let’s not even get started on your deal with Rowena. That’s not going to end well.
*Yeah, yeah. Charlie said he was lying to hurt Dean. Ok.
It’s interesting how certain online communities attract like-minded fans. Unfortunately, the majority of the community I’m most familiar with dislikes Charlie. I’d say it was just the typical fandom dislike for any female on Supernatural, but this group is apparently none too fond of Bobby either. “Heathens!” I say.
But I love Charlie. And she did find the Book of the Damned for the boys. So, yay.
2. Classic rock!
Not just classic rock, but two songs that fit seamlessly into the show. “The Boys Are Back in Town” as Sam and Dean hit the road highlights Dean’s angst-free enthusiasm we’ve been missing for a long time. “Behind Blue Eyes” describes everyone so obviously, even someone like me, who is the worst at discerning symbolism, gets it.
… the bad man – Dean
… the sad man – Sam
… behind blue eyes – Charlie. Charlie?!? NO, it’s Castiel! Stupid episode editor.
1. Dean Winchester
The light gray heather hoodie gave us a hint of the new, refreshing Dean. Dean’s never worn a hoodie! (Has he?) He tells Sam about meeting with Rowena and Crowley, learning the Mark of Cain is a curse, and that Rowena is Crowley’s mother. Oh, and that Rowena tried to kill him but the Mark saved him. Then apologizes for not telling Sam sooner when it was just last week, or rather the previous episode.
The book is calling to Dean, urging him to use it; but instead of silently brooding, he shares the information with Sam and Charlie. He fights off the supercharged Styne boys with the sassy, in-you-face cool that is classic Dean Winchester. And when he learns no good comes from using the book, he insists they get rid of it.
How long will this adult, surprisingly well-adjusted Dean last? I predict he’ll crack somewhere between the 21st and 23rd episodes. Heh.