Recap: Supernatural Episode 6.14 – Mannequin 3: The Reckoning

Ben calls Dean and tells him Lisa is in trouble. Dean leaves Sam to investigate a case alone and rushes home to rescue Lisa, however, he’s not prepared for what meets him at the door. Meanwhile, Sam discovers the men that were murdered were all a part of a cruel practical joke played on a female co-worker who went missing. Jeannot Szwarc directed the episode written by Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder.

Pre-Amble to the Ramble

I’m writing this first part on Friday morning because I wanted to get some “in general” thoughts down before I watched tonight’s episode. You guys are fantastic—and you always, always make me think. Not only about the show and its characters, but about my take on it and the vibe I’m putting out there each week.

I realized something while replying to the comments from last week. Like all of you, I have ideas and hopes of where I’d like to see a character’s storyline go—as well as how I’d like the writers to treat one character or another. I also differentiate ‘storyline’ from ‘character-heavy episode(s)’ and seek my own interpretation of a balance there. But as I’ve said before—this is not my story. And I am under no fantasy that any emotion one way or another on my part will sway the decisions of The Powers That Be.

So, I am going to do my best to put out a positive vibe in the universe each week when it comes to our Show. I will always be honest about my take on the episode (it’s a little hard to be less than forthright when writing in a ‘stream of consciousness’ style), and I’ll work to refrain from ‘stirring the pot’ of known Show-related issues. I want you all to feel free to say whatever is on your mind about the show or the episode—good, bad, or ugly. I’d love to discuss it with you at length, actually. I’m just going to try to avoid showcasing the “weariness” of certain things that my last review conveyed.

I think that after six years, it’s hard for all of us fans to maintain a unified *squee!* about the Show, especially considering the roads it’s traveled. But I hope we can still *squee!* on our own sides long enough to see this show through to its end — be that this year or five years from now. These boys, this show, all of these characters have entertained and enchanted me for a long time now. I think I owe them that. *smiles*

And with that, I shall Ramble On….

This ramble is brought to you by a rather creeped out Gaelicspirit. I’m visiting my friend Terry and actually got to watch an episode with her for the first time…ever. Now, some of you may know from her fanfic bio that Terry has a nearly six-foot tall zombie butler (mannequin). No, I’m not kidding. His name is Edward and he stood at the back of the living room during the entire episode and—I swear to God—stared at me.

So, keeping that in mind, you may understand why some of the moments in this episode freaked me out much more than perhaps some of you. That and I’m somewhat…impressionable. *ahem*

Gaelicspirit

Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

Gaelicspirit

Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

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