Recap: Supernatural, Episode 7.06 – Slash Fiction

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION: Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are once again on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list when two Leviathans clone the brothers and go on a killing spree. The subject of a nationwide manhunt, Sam and Dean need to drop off the grid so Bobby (Jim Beaver) sends them to Frank Deveraux (guest star Kevin R. McNally), a quirky surveillance expert, for help. Meanwhile, Bobby continues to search for a way to kill the Levianthans, or at least slow them down, so the real Winchesters can stop their evil doppelgangers. John Showalter directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson.

The Ramble

Y’know what? I liked it. I laughed, I jumped, I was tense, I was sad. It had me reacting and that is what I look for in my entertainment. I’ve been enjoying this season; I feel like I’m getting a little feel for the rhythm it’s picking up.

Right before I started writing, I took a glance out there to see what the reaction was…kinda wish I hadn’t, to be honest. But, I’m going to go with my initial reaction, fully realizing that some of you may disagree with me. And that’s totally fine. We don’t have to see it the same way. *smiles* But I had a good time with this one.

Going right to it; I’ll hit you with randomness throughout, no doubt, but this one had enough umph to it that I didn’t have time for a great deal of mind-wandering thoughts. Just reactionary ones.

THEN: Sheriff Mills, Remember the Leviathans, Amy, Amy, Amy (and some weird color enhancements with that one…)

NOW: Sam and Dean walk into a bank. Sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? Not so much. The LeviWinchesters were so well played that if I hadn’t seen the previews at the end of last week to know about the cloning, I would have been really worried. As it was, there was still some gasping.

Sam (sounding like our Sam would sound – worried, double-checking): You sure about this?

Dean (sounding like our Dean would sound – confident, clipped, slightly like Han Solo): Trust me.

Dean walks up to a teller, flirts. Sam closes the doors of the bank. Dean asks teller for change.

Teller: How do you want it, Dean?

Oh, boy. *small laugh*

Dean asks for a rain check…and all her money. Then he pulls out this mini hand machine gun (yeah, I don’t really know my automatic weapons) as does Sam and they spray the ceiling with bullets yelling for hands in the air. Sam tells them to get down and be quiet – no heroes, ya’ll. They shove everyone into the bank vault.

Sam: You ready?

Dean: Yep.

They look at the camera. And I gasped, covering my mouth, as they shoot every last person inside the vault in another spray of bullets. I mean, it was just so jarring to see our boys – our heroes – kill all those people. Even though we knew it wasn’t them. It was still…Holy. Crap. worthy.

In a cabin in the woods, a little ol’ Levi is…chained to a chair with Bobby experimenting on how to kill it. The real brothers come down the stairs, grumbling about it still being alive.

Bobby: Greatest hits didn’t do the trick. I’m down to B sides and Deep Cuts.

Well…sometimes those have the best songs. Just…sayin’….

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.

2 Comments:

  1. I liked this episode, though I’m still not on board with Supernatural right now. Wish Kripke was still captain of the ship.

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