Thursday, 27 April 2017

sweetondean's Light on Spoilers, Heavy on Squee Preview of Supernatural 12x19 - The Future

Okay kids, this is it, full steam ahead until the finale on May 18 - which they will have finished shooting by the time this ep airs!

The finale will be a double ep night, with eps 22 and 23 playing back to back! Though not a double - just a double episode - which as this is finale time, might as well be a double! So basically, 2 hours of stress and pain! Um. Yay? And then of course, it's the LOOONNNNNNNNNNG HELLATUS until season 13!

So with five episodes to go.... let's look at what's in store for us this week!

The broment heard round the world!

I think this is when the shit starts hitting the fan!
Oh and this guy's back!

Yep! We finally find out what Cas has been up to all this time in heaven!

So now let's check out this week's synopsis!

“The Future” 

KELLY MAKES A BOLD CHOICE – Sam (Jared Padalecki) comes up with a way to stop Lucifer’s (Mark Pellegrino) baby but Castiel (Misha Collins) has something else in mind for Kelly (guest star Courtney Ford). Dean (Jensen Ackles) is furious when he finds out someone stole the colt. Kelly makes a bold choice about the baby’s future. Amanda Tapping directed the episode written by Robert Berens & Meredith Glynn (#1219)

I gotta say, that episode title feels ominous. Am I right?!

So, another Supernatural actor is getting a shot at directing the show! This time it's Amanda Tapping who played season 8's Naomi. Amanda has an extensive TV directing career, having directed everything from Stargate and Continuum, to The Magicians and Van Helsing!

Robert Berens and Meredith Glynn teaming up is a treat! Meredith has 3 episodes under her belt, having come on board this season and written 12x05 The One You've Been Waiting For, 12x11 Regarding Dean and 12x16 Ladies Drink Free. And Bobo joined the show in season 9 and this season has written, 12x03 The Foundry, 12x07 Rock Never Dies and 12x14 The Raid. I'm interested if they wrote this together or if one was responsible for the story concept where the other wrote the episode - which sometimes happens and ends up with a duel credit. Either way, these guys both write great eps!

So it sounds like the Colt is stolen again!?? Ruby would say "grabbed out of your thick, clumsy, idiotic hands" but I wouldn't, I'm not that mean.

me right now

I'm assuming here that the gun goes missing again, and not that Dean finds out how it found its way into the BMoL's hands in the first place. But booooo! They just got it back. I don't want it missing from their lives again!

It will be interesting how the boys and Cas come at the Kelly/Nephilim problem - I mean it sounds like they come at it from different angles and outcomes, but will most likely land on the same page.

Okay, let's check out the promo!

So we meet up with Dagon again, and it looks like it's in a playground - heaven's doorway perhaps? And if the boys are going after Dagon, then they'd definitely want the Colt. Is this when Dean finds out its missing? He's had it in the Bunker - so who waltzes in to get it? Anyone with a damn key that's who,  and everyone seems to have one of those! CHANGE THE DAMN LOCKS, BOYS!

Okie dokie - and here is the sneak peak!

So Lucifer's baby is due on the season finale day! Well isn't that just perfect timing! Heh. We do know that the final 2 episodes, one deals with Lucifer and all of that drama, and one deals with the BMoL So I wonder if we're going to see Lucifer's baby popping?

Cas has been gone for quite some time - for us, 3 episodes, so he has probably been MIA, for at least a month I would guess. And the brother's react exactly how we'd expect! Sam worried, Dean pissed off. I figure "working with the angels" will probably go down like a tonne of bricks too. But they'll get over it like they always do.

Maybe Cas should have just popped out of heaven for a minute to send a text...

Anyway, the scene doesn't give us anything except Kelly's due date and Cas back...and the assumption that the bunker isn't even locked, because Cas just walks in. BOYS! GEESH! Unless Cas uses his mojo to open the door - one assumes you can't easily get the BMoL key copied!

Well - if you haven't read it - here's Andrew's cryptic tweet of the week!

This is a quote from Lord Byron - and I'm guessing it means, we can look to our past, to understand what our future could be - because history has a habit of repeating itself. So look to the past, to avoid making the same mistakes in the future! Or maybe, there's no escaping that future because history does repeat regardless of what we do, we continue to make the same choices and mistakes! Which is pretty much world history! In other words -  we always end!

So what past is dictating our possible future? Are mistakes of old going to be made again. Or will the Winchesters screw destiny right in the face!

One awesome thing about the boys in the last couple of seasons is you can see that, at least within their own relationship, they have learnt from their past mistakes and are at pains not to repeat them - they have changed their behaviours, which has actually given them the room and the tentative optimism (for want of a better word) to look to a future - a future that doesn't necessarily end bloody.

Okay - no producer's preview...AGAIN! Boo.

And if you haven't read it, and care is a link to the interview with Dabb talking about the end of the season...obviously there are incredibly vague spoilers. Clickety Click!

See you soon!


Saturday, 22 April 2017

Leylin Vixen's Quick Draw SPN Roundup - 12x18 The Memory Remains

The Memory Remains

Opening words

Here we are are again. The Memory Remains was a myth arc filled MOTW that felt very old school. I got to hand it to them, the broment in the end was great. No, it was more than that. It was awesome! The story was simple at a first glance but in the end it turned out to be pretty complex. It was also an ominous episode. The BMoL, Ketch, and the boys thinking about their legacy gave me goosebumps. It is not unusual to feel like this when the finale is closing in but I feel like some huge trouble is ahead. I fear for the Winchesters and everyone they hold dear. I hope they and we will survive what ever is coming!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Review: Supernatural 12x18 "The Memory Remains" - by sweetondean

Oh how I loved The Memory Remains. It was like a little horror movie! Creepy and cool and super fun. It was a fantastic monster hunt where once again, the monster was not only a monster, but a human - basically we got a two for one, a monstrous human and the monster he controlled. Yep, who is the greatest monster in this situation - a powerful theme of Supernatural through the seasons, and one so relevant to this year's arc with the British Men of Letters, and the devil baby. I ended up feeling sorry for the poor old god, being locked up and starved so that it would grant its captures wishes. The monstrous human turning the monster into more of a monster than it may have been if left to its own devices. Kinda like that werewolf that Claire came across. 

There was so much to love in this episode, from the super fun dialogue-which was so on point with the brothers' banter, to the creepy sheriff stuffing a ferret (was that a ferret?). The hunt scenes with the torches, which were so much like the early seasons…creeping through a building, torchlight shining into camera lenses. I loved the shot through the goat eyes, the flapping painting plastic, which for some reason will never not make me feel like something awful is about to happen! The slaughterhouse and the meat hanging on hooks in the cool room that Dean had to look around as the god hid from and stalked him. So many familiar and awesome horror tropes! John Bring did such a great job with both the story and the script, giving us tingles in all the right places…both from the scares and from the feels!

ALL OF THE FEELS! This was a broment-a-palooza episode!

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Supernatural Think Tank - Anna's Thoughts on 12x18 "The Memory Remains"

Human vs. Monster

There has been a recurrent theme this season and we see it once again in this episode.  The question of the human monster vs. the actual monster.  The MOTW is  Black Bill, who in this case, is actually a god.  This particular god offers one what they want and in return it desires human blood.  We've seen a god similar to this before, back in s1.  In Scarecrow, the Vanir also required sacrifice and in return the town's crops thrived. I do really like the old school feel of our little show this season. I enjoy the blending of the past with the present and I enjoy the call backs to past episodes.  We got that twice in this ep.  Anyhoo, as I was saying before I digressed.....the theme of the human monster.  I think this theme will play a role in how the boys ultimately handle Luci's baby.   The question is somewhat raised again though, as Pete gave his monologue about his family's legacy of hunting people  and killing things, the family business.  The god killed yes, but this was based on it's own survival.  Pete on the other hand was a human, who chose to kill just so he can be rich, for him the basis was greed.  So one can ask, who is the real monster here?   This could also relate to the BMOL as well, or to some of them, like Hess and possibly Ketch as well. The BMOL preach about ridding the world of monsters to make the world a better place.  For some though, this doesn't seem to be the case at all.  For some of them, they kill to retain power.   So who is more the monster in this case?  The BMOL or the monsters they claim they want to rid the world of?  When Sam and Dean discover the truth in regards to the BMOL and their true intent, will they not fight to destroy the human monster just as they would any actual monster?  Unless of course it turns out that an actual monster is in charge of the BMOL.👹

Thursday, 13 April 2017

sweetondean's Light on Spoilers, Heavy on Squee Preview of Supernatural 12x18 The Memory Remains

Lord! I nearly forgot to write this! It's just been one of those weeks.... Then I suddenly went - I HAVE TO WRITE THE PREVIEW!

Anyway, I'm here let's take a look at THE 18TH EPISODE OF THE SEASON. (GUH!)


Mick got dead
Lucifer got sassy(er)
Crowley got played (maybe)
Mary got laid
Kelly got an ultrasound
Sam got flirty
Dean got the Colt back

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Leylin Vixen's Quick Draw SPN Roundup - Supernatural 12x17 The British Invasion

The British Invasion

Opening words

This episode made my head spin. I mean look at how many characters were in it. The plot kept jumping around. But that doesn't matter. The episode had a lot of good things in it and also few things that didn't quite sit well for me. But they are telling a complex story with many elements so not liking something is common. One thing that hit me pretty bad was that Mary Winchester took off her wedding ring from her neck that she got from John. That was a gut moment.

So, here we go.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Review: Supernatural 12x17 The British Invasion - by sweetondean

Oh Mick…we were only just getting to know you…but here’s a hint, don’t start talking about your tragic past, because chances are, you’ll be a goner!

The British Invasion gave us a bit of backstory on the British Men of Letters and who they really are, and through this, touched on a theme that Supernatural has looked at many times over the years, what really constitutes a monster?

Sam and Dean don’t have any clue how awful the thing they’ve stepped in is; not really. It’s ugly and evil and cruel and completely amoral, and they’re in up to their necks without even knowing it…and not only that, they're in some deep trouble! The British Invasion left me feeling super uneasy, 1. because of Mick’s death, which, though I knew we were hurtling towards, still made me gasp out loud at its suddenness, and 2. when Dr Hess dropped Dean’s file on the table, my stomach heaved. I was left with a definite feeling of foreboding as to what’s in store for us and our boys! It’s moments like these I thank Chuck we know we have season 13!