Recap: Supernatural, Episode 6.15 – The French Mistake

We head to a conference room were Bob, Jim (?) and the AD are sitting around a spider conference phone, talking to Sera. She’s like, “I’m trying to understand, Bob….”

Bob: It appears that Jensen and Jared were seen beating an extra to death.

Jim: It wasn’t all the way to death. Only partly.

AD: He could still run.

Hee!

Bob: I think the real issue here is that the boys seem to be on some kind of extended psychedelic acid trip.

Sera wants to come and talk to them, but the men are all, not a good idea, they don’t even know who you are, you’re new…. Bob wants Kripke to come up and Sera is like, “I’m supposed to be running this show! Besides, Eric is in some cabin writing his next Pilot.”

Bob: He sold Octocobra? My God. They’ll buy anything.

*cracks up*

The boys are somewhere on the set talking about Virgil breaking through to this universe and how he’s stuck here with them. Dean still wants to kick his ass. Elsewhere, Misha is leaving for the day (wearing a rather unfortunate choice for a sweater) and climbs into his car all happy-faced and grinning. He pauses after buckling up, then digs out his cell.

Misha (tweeting): Ever get that feeling that someone’s in the back seat? Frowny-face.

And then, Virgil the Angel Hit Man pops up from the back seat and presses a knife against Misha’s throat causing him to totally squeal like a girl. Virgil tells him to drive. Uh-oh.

Boys head to fake Bobby’s and director Bob is there waiting for them and wants to know if this act of theirs is about getting more money. Dean scoffs that they pay “these two jokers” enough money as it is. Bob is like, “I’d like to think that we’ve worked together long enough you don’t think of me as Director Bob or Executive Producer Bob Singer, but more like Uncle Bob.”

Dean: What kind of a douchebag names a character after himself?

Sam: Oh, that’s not right.

*cackles*

Bob: You can’t come to work on poppers and smuggle kidneys in from Mexico and make up your own lines. Think about your careers!

Sam, meanwhile, is realizing that the key is no longer in his pocket. Whoops.

Sam: Screw our careers, Bob.

Sam takes off and Dean steps forward, staring Bob down.

Dean: You heard my brother. That’s right. I said brother. We’re not actors. We’re hunters. We’re the Winchesters. Always have been, always will be. Where we’re from, no one knows us, but we matter to that world. Even saved it once or twice. And here…maybe there are some fans that give a crap about this nonsense. But tell me this, Bob Singer—if that is your real name—what does it all mean?

I tell you what, I wanted to cheer when he was done. *mini cheer* It was good to hear Dean say that he matters to the world. I mean, sure, he said it in the context of ‘we’ meaning him and Sam, but he was part of that equation and he realized that he mattered. Even if it was only to shove what he perceived as a crapload of crap down some guys throat, he said he mattered. *loved that*

Bob, however, missed the point completely: Okay! This is good! I mean, we’ve all had our psychotic breaks, right? We can work with this!

Sam hurries back and grabs Dean, saying that Virgil has the key.

Dean (to Bob): We quit.

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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