You all know how I feel when Supernatural makes an episode more guest star heavy than Sam and Dean heavy, but at least this time it was Felicia Day (she’s not typecast, is she? *wink*). And she made it through the entire episode. Which I liked, for the most part.
Charlie: oh my, I feel a bit verklempt about a female guest that is smart and spunky and not heterosexual (and they didn’t make that that into a joke, as contrasted with last week’s also great guest female and the sleeping around thing or as a “surprise reveal” like the gay couple in that convention episode a few years ago). Yes, she had some pretty stereotypical geekitude things going on, but again – not at the expense of her awesomeness. When Sam coached her through her bout of fear for the B&E on the biggest monster they know about right now using her love of Harry Potter’s Hermoine, it was because Sam, too, knew that Hermoine is a hero to a lot of people for good reason. Even Dean talking her through flirting with the security guard was light on the jokiness of it.
I gotta say, it was refreshing.
I still missed Sam and Dean having more than bit parts in their own show, but it made sense. They can’t just waltz in and fight like they normally would. It’ll be interesting to see how they keep dealing with that.
Bobby: Uh oh. For a second there, it looked to me like Sam and Dean stood a good chance of provoking the vengeful spirit in him. It’s obvious Bobby’s hurt by the boys’ well-reasoned concerns, but I find that honestly confounding. Bobby should know as well as any hunter that they’re right, which kind of means he’s already compromised. I just hate this. It can’t end well, and if it does, I’m not sure I’ll buy what they’re selling.
I liked the bit where they were stealing the red clay from Dick. Very slick, old school Supernatural with a Leverage twist.
Speaking of red clay, I wonder what that’s about. Tiamat?