Recap: Supernatural, Episode 6.15 – The French Mistake

They look up, totally baffled, as the crew claps. A crewmember walks over and says, “Great fall,” before smacking Dean on the rear. No, seriously! *wants to be that crew member*

The boys are still looking around with twin, what the ffffuuu…expressions as the director calls out, “Jensen, Jared, great job!”

And….marker.

I love our show.

The boys stand up, still on the mat, and look back inside “Bobby’s house” while the Director and the (I’m guessing, I know nothing about who does what in film) Assistant Director talk about the shot.

Sam (peering around him and then at the crew): So…no angels. Should we be killing anybody?

Dean: I don’t think so.

Sam: Running?

Dean: Where?

Now, to give our guys their due, this ain’t their first alternate reality rodeo. After all, they’ve been trapped in a world of TV shows where Dean was shot and Sam turned into a car. Dean’s been in a djinn-poisoned reality where Mary never died. They know that alternate realities are possible when you tangle with the powers angels wield. This is a good thing because they were able to (disconcertedly) roll with this situation rather than curl up on that stunt mat and bawl like babies.

Which is probably what anyone else would have done, *cough* Misha *cough*.

The crew continues to talk about resetting the shot because of…a lighting issue? I think? And the AD says it would take 90 minutes to reset the window and that would mean they’d have to blow the scene where the boys sit on the Impala and talk about their feelings.

Director: HA! Right. You answer the hate mail!

*cackles* What? We love our emo scenes as much as the bad-ass fight scenes. We are a complicated group, we fans. *grins*

Meanwhile, the boys are still looking around, befuddled. They pick up a piece of glass and realize it’s fake—made of some kind of wobbly plastic. The crew agrees to a freeze-frame after the boys fly out the window and call out a “wrap on Jensen and Jared.” The lighting goes up and Sam looks over with a vague, “Who are….”

Just then, Assistant #1 comes over and takes his arm, pulling him one way while Assistant #2 takes Dean’s arm and pulls him another way. Asst #2 sits Dean in a chair and says she’s just going to help him take off his make-up.

Dean: I’m not wearing any—oh, crap. I’m a painted whore.

Heh.

Elsewhere, a Trish Evian is interviewing Sam while Sam looks around, puzzled and trying to get a grip on what’s happening. Trish, speaking so rapidly I’m convinced she’s the Micro-Machine Man’s daughter, says, “You beat the devil, lost your soul, and got it back again, what’s next for Sam Winchester?”

Sam’s like *blink* *blink*.

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.

4 Comments:

  1. Now this was a rollicking, super-meta episode. I mean, how many shows would have the brass to write in their creator and producers as characters, and then kill them off? More Ben Edlund wackiness, please.

    By the way, any clue on what The French Mistake means? (totally trying to Google that.)

  2. I know it’s a number from the Mel Brooks comedy, “Blazing Saddles.”

    That film parodies itself when the camera pulls back to show that the film is being shot on a present-day Hollywood set in the middle of Los Angeles.

    I think it’s that, and not the Urban Dictionary definition, that this title was referring to. And if you google it, you’ll know what I mean about the Urban Dictionary definition.

    Mel Brooks was playing on “The French Connection” and I think SPN was playing on Mel Brooks. *grins*

    My interpretation anyway.

    Ben Edlund is amazing. No question about it.

  3. Ok, found the origin of the title: from the song in Mel Brook’s Blazing Saddles — which is only sorta as Sara Gamble in TV Guide claims “about breaking the fourth wall.”

    While the scene plays for laughs, “The French Mistake” is about, ahem, slashy-gayness– not that there’s anything wrong with that, as Jerry & George might say.

    check it out on YouTube (caution, NSFW)

    edit: just saw your reply, GS — looks like you beat me to the Googling

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