Reaction: Supernatural (7×14)

Okay, let me just say that I was very impressionable when they did that made-for-TV movie version of Stephen King’s It, and even before that, clowns freaked me the hell out. My baby sister had this little wind up toy that was a clown and it gave me nightmares. It’s arms and hands were basically shaped like drumsticks and it would bang on this little drum and nooooo. I don’t know who gave it to her, but they were clearly sadists.

I digress. Sorry. Clowns. *shudder*

At least Supernatural’s opening teaser scene wasn’t covered in blood splatter?

Isn’t is sad that I want to award one of those little 100 calorie packs of cookies for the non-white nanny character just for being female and, well, non-white? It doesn’t deserve actual cookies.

What is up with the dumb 24-style countdown clock? Dear Supernatural, 24 was so two years ago before two years ago, when it ended.

Okay, the nod to the old “I hear that they ride on silver moon beams, and that they shoot rainbows out of their ass!” quote of Dean’s about unicorns was really quite amusing. I have to wonder at that vic, though, leaning against a fence when a creature with a large horn is just on the other side. Dude.

Why would Dean think it was hilarious that his seriously messed up brother who had a phobia of clowns before he started hallucinating hellfire was freaking out about having to go to a place dedicated to clowns? I mean, seriously, I would not send my beautiful mind brother into a situation like that, not with a smile on my face. It’s called “Hi, let’s unleash Sam’s psychosis in the fastest possible manner”. I mean, yeah, that didn’t happen, but still. And then at the end, Sam’s all sweet and gives Dean the super rainbow slinky and Dean gives him a nasty clown doll? Bad Dean. No soup for you.

I really enjoyed the character of Jean. She was a snarky and cute pothead. ;) I was glad it didn’t turn out to be her, or the little boy.

I knew it was the cheery counter guy. I’m not sure how I feel about Dean purposely siccing the guy’s dead brother on him, though. I don’t know why it seems different than plain ol’ killing the bad guys of the week – probably because the man was human, not an actual monster. :\

Long rambling short, it surprised me how much I enjoyed this episode of Supernatural. I confess to have gone into it very skeptical and, well, with my outlook colored by overall disillusion.

Comments

  1. Fairfield says

    “Long rambling short, it surprised me how much I enjoyed this episode of Supernatural.”

    Agreed. Much better episode. Jean was definitely the highlight. I remember Jennifer Spence from SGU Stargate Universe (still irked that got cancelled) and she played one of my favourite characters in that. Would love to see her in more stuff.

    Anyone else get that Harmony song stuck in their head the second that unicorn appeared? There are going to be a million gifs of that scene everywhere.

  2. Nathaniel says

    Yeah, the death of the counter guy made me uncomfortable to. In the real world, that kind of person needs therapy, not murder.

    Of course, in supernatural, they don’t have therapists. They do have magic books.

  3. Alison says

    That factor by itself – that Dean would happily send Sam into a situation with his worst fear while he’s was (and may still be) so slippery-dippery – is frustrating and made me wonder how many writers from last season are still there. I know they’ve been playing that down for a while but I’d really rather some sort of solid closure on that issue, rather than “I’m fine… for now” stuff. Anyway, I had a ‘really?’ face for too many parts of this episode… partly becuase I was thinking about your wonderful reviews from the last few weeks! Oh well… They’re still handsome, I suppose.

  4. sbg says

    Alison,

    There’ve always been a ton of “really?” moments with SPN. ;) I do think they’re finally coming to some action on the Sam front, and I’m sure the Leviathans will be back all too soon as well.

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