Recap: Supernatural, Episode 6.15 – The French Mistake

They pull up to a GINORMOUS house—seriously, we’re talking Daddy Warbucks here. They head inside and it’s decked out with wood and tile and those multi-colored, life-size Warhol photo-slash-art things that rich people always have of themselves on TV shows.

Sam: Wow. I must be the star of this thing.

*BWAH!!* Oh, now that is funny. Especially since in this bizzarro world, so much of what we know to be true about our guys is the opposite—them not talking for example—and yet…some of it is true, just a tongue-in-cheek exaggeration of the truth. This, though, had me smirking with a tip-of-the-hat respect to Ben Edlund and his raised-eyebrow approach to the “who gets more attention” continuing debate among us.

They see a tanning bed in the entry way.

Sam: What am I? Dracula?

Dean lifts the lid, exposing the tanning lights.

Dean: A George Hamilton Dracula.

Dean spies a nicely appointed liquor cabinet and makes a beeline, but before he can pour himself a drink, he hears a noise and peers through the curtain-covered window.

Dean: Dude…you have a camel in your backyard.

Just then, Genevieve Padalecki shows up at the top of the stairs, dressed in a pretty black cocktail dress and looking contemptuously down at Dean.

Gen: It’s an alpaca, dumbass.

The boys turn in unison and gape.

Dean (fearful): Ruby?

Sam looks at Dean with a very clear what the hell expression of near-panic.

Gen lifts and eyebrow and continues down the stairs. “Ruby. Right. ‘Cause that one never gets old.”

Gen walks up and kisses Sam—as any wife would when their husband comes home—and Sam stiffens awkwardly while Dean looks on, his face the picture of “YIKES!”

As realization seeps in, Dean exclaims, “Wait…you and Ruby?”

Gen: Do you honestly think that’s funny, Jensen?

Dean’s scrambling to cover his obvious blunder so that they can continue to fit in until they get what they need.

Dean: You’re not…Ruby. You’re the lovely actress who plays Ruby and you’re in Jared’s house because you two are (he glances up on the mantel piece and sees a wedding photo)…MARRIED! (he looks at Sam) You married fake Ruby?!

Sam’s face is priceless. The expressions of wtf combined with she’s really hot and peppered with I have no idea what to say here is hilarious.

Gen looks at Sam, puzzled and asks what he’s doing.

Sam (quickly): WORK! (with a forced relaxed expression) Work….

Dean: I just thought I’d pop in and say hey. (pause) Hey. Maybe run some lines….

Gen: You’ve never even been to our house.

Dean: Well, now that I know there’s an alpaca out back, I’m definitely coming back.

*LAUGH!*

Gen: Well, alpaca’s are the greenest animal.

What?? *laughs more* She was killing me. I thought she did a great job playing ‘fake Sam’s fake wife’. Nicely done.

Dean: Yeah. That is so important

Gen looks at Sam and says she has to get to that thing. When he looks clueless she huffs a little and reminds him of the “International Otter Adoption charity dinner.” Sam’s like, oh, right. She kisses him goodbye and Dean looks to the side. They both watch her walk away and Sam says quietly so that only Dean can hear, “I should figure out her name.”

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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