Recap: Supernatural, Episode 6.15 – The French Mistake

The Director looks at his crew and asks if they have anything they can use. The boys return to their chairs and Sam is thumbing through his script.

Sam: Who wrote this?! Nobody says ‘penultimate’!

*HA!*

Dean: Gun. Mouth. Now.

They decide to move on and Sam and Dean take their box of contraband and head back into fake Bobby’s office.

Misha (tweeting): IMHO, J & J had a late one last night. ROTFLMAO

Dean and Sam are digging stuff out of the box while the director is on the phone with Sera (and I think it might actually be her voice). He says the terror alert is at orange and that the boys started talking to each other. Sera’s like, that’s a good thing. The Director—who, by the way, is Bob Singer…but I didn’t realize that until later in the episode. However, I’m tired of just calling him “The Director” so let’s just get that out of the way—it’s Bob. Bob Singer. *smiles*

Anyway, Bob says he thought it would be good, too, but now Jensen…and then I can’t hear what he says because we shift to the boys where Dean is painting the symbol on the glass in lamb’s blood. Back with Bob, the AD is saying, “Misha’s celebrity tweet says it’s a black market organ thing. I’m betting drugs.”

So, I think whatever Bob said to Sera that I couldn’t hear/understand was something about Jensen being a bad influence on Jared. Or whatever. Bob tells Sera that they lost any shred of talent they ever had and just then, the boys come crashing through the window—the spell having very obviously not worked. Dean grunts a low, “Ow. That one hurt.”

They head back to J. Ackles’ trailer and are frustrated because they did the spell exactly right—only it didn’t work. Sam concludes that it can’t…because monsters and demons are all pretend in this world.

Dean: No demons, no Hell, no Heaven…no God?

Sam: No angels.

Elsewhere, however, on a motel room set, that symbol appears on a window and Virgil The Angel Hit Man comes crashing through.

Duh duh duhhhh.

The boys are walking around the set, passing a fake fight on green screen by a fake Impala talking about getting back to America and away from Hockey Talk. I’m not sure where they’re heading, but they look lost. Sam wants to go one way, Dean another, and Dean heads down a fake alley. Sam goes to follow and suddenly sees Virgil standing there. He calls out Dean’s name in alarm and warning but is too late. Virgil reaches out and presses his hand to Dean’s head and…

…nothing happens. It’s a mojo-free-zone, which means it’s on. The boys take on the angel, fighting in a good dual rhythm and starting to win when the stunt coordinator sees this, calls the two stunt guys who were fake fighting to come help him and they pull the boys off the angel. Just before he runs away, though, Virgil grabs the key from Sam.

Sam tries to wrestle out of the grip holding him back and Dean bellows at the fleeing angel, “I’m gonna break your friggin’ neck!”

That made my toes curl a bit. Don’t judge me.

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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