Supernatural Recap: Paper Moon

Be sure to check out my recap of last week’s episode, “Soul Survivor“. If you’re not caught up on Supernatural, this is your SPOILER ALERT.

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Nothing like a nice Monster of the Week episode, amirite? This week’s MOTW was an old favorite, too: the werewolf, with the return of Kate from one of my favorite episodes, “Bitten“.

Like I mentioned in my recap of “Soul Survivor”, this week felt like a bit of a wind-down from the intensity we experienced with Demon Dean, especially since our next episode–which, by the way, doesn’t air until November 11

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So anyway, enter this week’s episode, “Paper Moon” the conduit to get us safely and easily from soul-crushing Demon Dean to Supernatural school musicals. Like I said at the start of this post, we got to see Kate the Werewolf again in this episode. When we last saw her, she had been turned into a werewolf, but had promised Sam and Dean she would live off of animal hearts, not human hearts.

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Supernatural — “Paper Moon” — Image SN1004b_0272 — Pictured: Britni Sheridan as Kate — Credit: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Unfortunately, the three end up meeting again because there have been a string of “animal attacks”, each victim dying with their heart completely gone from their body. Though Sam and Cas have both asked Dean to take it easy to recover from…demoning, and the boys are finally chilling outside and having a beer together for this first time in over a season at least, they decide to look into the killings since “taking it easy” is driving them nuts.

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The easy werewolf job, a “milk run” as Dean calls is, turns out a bit stickier when the boys realize they are not only dealing with Kate, but her sister, Tasha, as well. After Tasha was in a devastating car accident, Kate visited Tasha in the hospital and turned her into a werewolf to help Tasha heal.

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Supernatural — “Paper Moon” — Image SN1004b_0245 — Pictured (L-R): Emily Tennant as Tasha and Britni Sheridan as Kate — Credit: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

While Kate was rather good at keeping the wolfy part of herself calm and disciplined, Tasha wasn’t quite as focused. Sam and Dean soon realize each of the murders are Tasha’s fault, not Kate’s. Sam and Dean go after Tasha, Kim ultimately kills Tasha because she’s too far gone, and much like we saw last season in the #THINMAN, we got lots of SUPER obvious parallels to Sam and Dean’s relationship with Kate and Tasha’s.

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Dean spent most of this episode trying to reconcile his time as a demon, still being under the influence of the Mark, and if we know Dean, he was also probably trying to decide how much of the blame he’ll shoulder for Sam’s questionable morality while Dean was a free-range demon.

By the end of the episode, Tasha is dead, and Kate is back on her own. Sam and Dean are still brothers, and Dean still feels guilty about All the Things. So business as usual.

This was a pretty straight forward episode about choices. What will you do with whatever evil is inside of you, and can you ever be too far gone? Namely, can Dean ever “come back” from what he did as a demon, and can he ever really be saved from the Mark?

While I’m a little disappointed the Demon Dean story line was wrapped up so quickly, I was a fan of seeing Sam and Dean act like brothers again. A lot has happened since Gadreel first used Sam as his vessel. The two of them have a lot to work through, and I’m glad they are finally taking the time to do it.

As for the quick exit of Demon Dean, I’m wondering if we won’t see a bit of him as Dean works through being a demon and overcoming the Mark, flashback-style.

Side note: we didn’t see Castiel the entire episode. I assume he’s fine…

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What did you think of “Paper Moon”? How do you feel about the show wrapping up Demon Dean so quickly? Are you excited or nervous for “Fan Fiction”? Let me know in the comments, and check out the “Fan Fiction” trailer below!

The Flash Recap: Going Rogue

Though we were only three episodes in last week, I felt like I had to talk about how I wasn’t as excited about The Flash as I thought I’d be. However, after Tuesday’s episode, I have got to say I was impressed and encouraged. So let’s talk about some of the great stuff from Tuesday’s episode, “Going Rogue”. Obviously if you’re not caught up on The Flash: SPOILERS, DEAD AHEAD!

In this episode we were officially introduced to Wentworth Miller’s character, Leonard Snart

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…aka Captain Cold, and we were treated to a visit from everyone’s favorite hacker, Felicity Smoak.

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In this episode, the unfortunately named criminal, Leonard Snart…

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…gets his hands on a powerful freezing gun Cisco created while Barry was in a coma (to stop Barry in case he woke from his coma as a speedy evildoer). With this new weapon, Captain Cold’s crime game is brought up to a whole new level. Though Captain Cold isn’t a meta-human, his serious evil streak paired with a deadly gun makes him a formidable enemy for Barry. After shooting Barry with the freeze ray, Captain Cold is able to slow Barry down enough to can kill an innocent bystander before Barry is able to intervene.

Barry has a really hard time dealing with the fact he was unable to save someone, and he feels betrayed when he learns Cisco was the creator of the gun. Felicity, well versed in the brooding, lonely superhero, is able to offer Barry a bit of guidance, reminding Barry that, though Cisco should have told Barry about the gun, no one knew what to expect if Barry woke from his coma, and no one knew what would happen with his new abilities. She also tells him the life of a vigilante is a lonely one, and he doesn’t need to make it any more lonely than it needs to be.Though Barry leaves to fight the Captain alone (with his communication device off, no less), Cisco, Felicity, and Caitlin end up coming to Barry’s aid, saving him before Captain Snart

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…can kill Barry. Team Flash 5eva.

This episode felt like one of the most genuine episodes since the premiere. The story was simple and character-driven, we got a pleasant visit from a friendly face from Starling City, and we were introduced to a villain who is clearly going to be around for more than one episode, like past villains. Unfortunate name or not, I think Captain Cold will prove to be a very interesting villain. Wentworth Miller did a great job in this episode, and I cannot wait to see what else he brings to the show and to his character.

We also got another glimpse into the character of the uber sketchy Dr. Harrison Wells, in a way that didn’t include his super secret, future-showing hologram room.

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Harrison is furious with Cisco when he finds out Cisco not only created, but then promptly lost, an incredibly powerful, dangerous weapon. It’s the first time we see Harrison act like anything more than a cool, science-loving, uncle-boss to Cisco and Caitlin, so it’s a bit startling. However, it’s also understandable. Cisco created a dangerous weapon in STAR Labs and then housed that dangerous weapon within STAR Labs without telling his superior. In fact, Harrison probably wouldn’t have ever known about the gun had one of Captain Cold’s men not stolen it.

Still, knowing what we do about Harrison’s secret room, his knowledge of Barry’s future, and the fact he is lying about his injury–and the need for glasses–made his furious reaction to Cisco a bit unsettling. That paired with his warning to Cisco at the end of the episode to never do something like that again–a warning administered in a highly threatening tone–sent up a ton of red flags for me. Still, is Harrison a bad guy, or is he just the biggest supporter of Barry the world’s ever seen? We know Cisco’s gun was created to stop Barry, and it is the only thing that can truly slow him down. With his knowledge of the future, maybe Harrison knows this gun will play a part in the destruction or departure of Barry from Central City, and that was what angered Harrison so much.

Or maybe it’s because Harrison is actually a crazy, evil, whackadoo scientist that is bent on destroying everything. Only time will tell, really.

The other notable moment in this episode was finally getting some context around this moment:

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The Olicity shipper in me was, surprisingly, pretty okay with this moment. Actually, a lot more okay with it than I thought I’d be. Basically what happens: Felicity is on the train back to Starling City, and Barry zips onboard to say goodbye. They both discuss their complicated love lives, Felicity with Oliver, and Barry with Iris. Felicity makes an off-hand comment about the two of them being perfect for one another, if only they weren’t pining for other people. Barry promises to be there whenever Felicity needs her, and Felicity does the same. Then they kiss. Like I said, I’m on the Olicity train, but I found this whole situation–and the whole episode–pretty sweet. Oliver is some pretty heavily damaged goods right now, so even though it seems like neither Barry or Felicity are in a place where they want to date one another, I still like them together. They’d make a pretty cute couple.

Besides, I love that Felicity isn’t a character who lives and dies by this unrequited love with Oliver. Oliver pushes her away, and Felicity creates boundaries with him to protect herself. She goes back to work at Queen Consolidated, even after Oliver lost the company, and she’s spending time with other guys. Of course she cares for Oliver, but she does her very best to move on and growing as a person after he broke her heart. Sorry Ollie, Felicity’s a catch. You snooze, you lose.

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I realize this episode was a bit out of the ordinary since Felicity was a part of it, but I’m hoping this episode signals the forward motion of this show, developing characters, fleshing out villains, and digging a bit deeper beyond, “It’s cool to run fast!” Great episode, Flash. I can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store next week.

What did you think of this week’s episode? Let me know in the comments!

If We Burn, You Burn With Us: Final Mockingjay Part I Trailer

November 21 is inching closer and closer, and with that comes the release of the final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I. This movie looks amazing. Each trailer they’ve released for this movie is better than the last, and November 21 can’t get here soon enough!!!

I’ve got the trailer for you below. Be sure to let me know what you think of it in the comments!

#MarvelEvent Recap

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You guys, I need to take a breath here. I just finished following Marvel’s liveblog as they unveiled of Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was AMAZING. Be sure to check out my livetweet of the event of it on Storify.

Oh, and I’ll just leave these here…

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Everyday Cosplay at GeekGirlCon 2014

I’m wrapping up my coverage of GeekGirlCon 2014 with a post about the everyday cosplay outfits I wore at the con. You can find the sets I created for each outfit on my Polyvore page. Also, if you haven’t checked out Part I and Part II of my GGC wrap-up, be sure to do that, and remember to check out my post about the convention itself and my plans as I geared up for the con. Now let’s get to the outfits!

Day 1: The Twelfth Doctor
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I started out the con with Doctor Who cosplay, mainly because the outfit contained leggings–the comfiest type of pants in the entire universe. While I was pretty certain I’d do Sam Winchester everday cosplay from the start, it took me a while to land on this outfit. I ultimately chose to go as the 12th Doctor because it was easily cobbled together with stuff I already had in my closet–including the sonic screwdriver, which, if you read my Her Universe Fangirl of the Day post, is usually kept at my desk at work for timey-wimey emergencies, but I digress..

The outfit was incredibly comfortable, and for a first dive into everyday cosplay, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out:

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I also got really fancy, and I did an accent nail on each hand that related to each of my everyday cosplay outfits. Here was my Who-related accent nail (also, it’s the better accent nail–my SPN accent nail is a hot mess, just wait, you’ll see). It’s a tiny, teal Dalek!

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 Day 2: Sam Winchester
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I knew I wanted to create an everday cosplay outfit based on one of the Winchesters, and I ultimately landed on Sam because, even though I’m more of a Dean girl, my hair more closely resembles Sam’s season 8 hair. With the exception of the anti-possession sigil necklace (which was super cheap at Hot Topic), this was another outfit easily cobbled together with stuff in my own closet. It, like the Doctor outfit, was also incredibly comfortable–which was really important to me as I darted about the convention.
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 As promised, here is my horrible, horrible attempt at a sort of, kind of, devil’s trap-ish accent nail:
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I’d say my first dive into the world of everday cosplay was pretty successful–certainly more successful than my last attempts at full-out cosplay. If you want to see someone who is truly awesome at everyday cosplay, and was the inspiration behind my attempt, check out The Nerdy Girlie’s website.

If you’re interested in learning more about GeekGirlCon, head to their website. Everyone who works for the con is a volunteer, and they rely largely on donations. If you’re interested in donating to the con (they even have prizes if you donate certain amounts), you can do that here.

The Mary Sue Post: The Walking Dead Recap

I’m over at The Mary Sue again talking about Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead. Join me over there for our weekly counseling session, friends. This week’s episode was intense.

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If you aren’t caught up on The Walking Dead, be warned: spoilers ahead! Also, be sure to catch my recap of last week’s episode, “Strangers.”

The big question from “Strangers” was answered almost immediately in this week’s episode, and the answer was, “Yes, Bob was bitten in the food bank, so Gareth and the Termites were eating, say it with me, tainted meat.”

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Despite Gareth’s lack of concern of infection (apparently you can cook the zombie virus out of meat, so there’s that culinary tip for ya), there was still the issue of Bob’s imminent change to a member of the undead…

Read the rest over at The Mary Sue! 

 

 

 

Project-Nerd Post: 1,000 Times Goodnight Review

I got the opportunity to review an amazing film starring Juliette Binoche and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau called 1,000 Times Goodnight, and I’m talking about it over at Project-Nerd. I hope you’ll join me over there!

We see images of war, poverty, and suffering almost every day. It’s easy to become desensitized to these images, and it’s easy to forget there are real lives and real people lying behind the poignant images we seen on the internet. 1,000 Times Goodnight is the story of Rebecca (Juliette Binoche), a war zone photographer who risks her life on a daily basis to illuminate the suffering and destruction happening in these very areas of the world. Rebecca sees the importance of her work and how her photographs can affect change. Yet, Rebecca’s constantly putting herself in harm’s way has put unimaginable stress on her family. The story comes to a head when Rebecca is injured while photographing a suicide bomber…

Read the rest over at Project-Nerd!

 

Confession: I’m Not Sure How I Feel About The Flash

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I’ve been watching The Flash for a few episodes now, and I have to admit: I’m not in love. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I’m not enjoying the show, but in the face of shows like Supernatural and Arrow, I feel like The Flash is missing something for me. However, I remember Arrow took a few episodes for me to be fully hooked, so I’m still giving The Flash a chance. I’m in no way about to bid farewell to Barry Allen (especially since The CW has officially ordered a full season of the show), but here are a few things I want to see happen over the coming episodes:

More Explanation Around Harrison Wells. Seriously, wtaf is going on with this guy?!?

I like to think Harrison Wells mourned the failure of his particle accelerator in a similar fashion to Dan Dorian.

I like to think Harrison Wells mourned the failure of his particle accelerator in a similar fashion to Dan Dorian.

I love Tom Cavanaugh, and I think he does a great job as Harrison Wells. However, I have no freaking idea what the heck is going on with him. Twice now, we’ve had him go into his super-secret room, stand up from his wheelchair, remove his glasses (is anything real about you, Harrison?!?), and act fairly sinister about Barry’s future as The Flash. Maybe this is a nod to comic book readers, and they totally have an idea what’s going on here, but I’m completely in the dark–and not in a good way. 99% of Harrison’s interactions with everyone points to him being a good guy. Sure, maybe he’s a bit of a misguided scientist, but he doesn’t seem particularly evil…that is, until he jaunts over to his secret room. While I get the writers don’t want to show their hand too early, I really hope we start getting bigger views into Harrison’s actual character, rather than these overly ambiguous, highly confusing mini-scenes.

A Clearer Mission for Barry 

I love Barry Allen. I think he’s the most adorable thing ever, and I love how nerdy, goofy, and awkward he is.

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But The Flash? He’s kind of got a bit of a wobbly mission. There’s the fighting crime part of it, there’s the finding other meta-humans bit, and there’s the finding his mother’s killer bit. I get that this is setting up to be a huge universe with multiple seasons, but so far I felt like this season has been a bit of “Oh, wow, he runs fast!” and “I will find who killed mom…and other meta-humans” and “I can save this city”. Sure, we’re not too far into the season, but like Oliver and his list, I hope that we will start to see the makings of a clearer season 1 story arc for Barry and The Flash.

Continue Being Besties with Team Arrow! 

arrow-flash-spinoff-gifs-cw-doctorI’ve talked a lot about stuff that I don’t like about The Flash, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how much I love that Arrow and The Flash work together so closely. I think they bring such interesting dynamics to the other’s universe, and I like the mentor relationship Oliver has with Barry. I just don’t want Barry to end up with Felicity. #Olicity 

Keep Developing the Characters

the-flashI was thrilled to get a closer look into Caitlin Snow’s life and her fiance, Ronnie (played by Robbie Amell). We’ve also gotten a glimpse into Barry’s childhood living with Det. West, as well as a particularly touching story from Barry’s dad about Barry learning to walk. This show has several characters bursting with potential, and I hope the show keeps giving them room to grow and develop. However, with new character introductions each week it seems, I’m hoping that the show doesn’t get too caught up on introducing us to new faces rather than fully forming the ones we already know.

What do you think of The Flash so far? Let me know in the comments! Also, be sure to check out the trailer for next week’s episode of The Flash, “Going Rogue”, below –Felicity Smoak is in next week’s episode, guys!

5 Fandom Friday: 5 Must-See Halloween Movies

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I love horror movies, even the craptastic horror movies, so I couldn’t wait for this week’s Fandom 5 post: 5 must-see horror flicks for this Halloween. Here’s my list, in no particular order. Let’s get to it:

1. The Conjuring

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This movie is a must-see for all lovers of horror. The Conjuring is an allegedly true story (I’m always dubious when horror films say this) starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as real-life demonologists, Ed and Lorraine Warren, who are most famous for their work on a haunting that would come to be known as The Amityville Horror–in fact, they even allude to this at the very end of The Conjuring, with Ed and Lorraine talking about heading to New York for a new case. The Conjuring is scary start-to-finish, and paired with the filmmaker’s choice to give the movie and the score itself a real throwback feel to horror flicks in the 60s and 70s, the movie has a unique feel. This is also the film that introduced us all to Annabelle, the creepy-as-hell doll (who now has her own film that is still in theaters). Creepy dolls, classic horror throwbacks, and a genuinely terrifying story makes this a must-see for this and any Halloween.

2. Wait Until Dark

wait until darkThis is one of my favorite movies of all time. It stars Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin, and is brilliant in how simplistic yet utterly terrifying it is. The set, as you can see, is very minimal. The entire movie takes place here, in Susy’s (Hepburn) apartment. Susy is blind, and the entire movie is Susy trying to find and evade a “trio of thugs,” as IMDB calls them, that are in her apartment.  The plot is pretty basic, the set is minimal, and the filmmakers used things like light and darkness to add to the audience’s suspense. In fact, when it was in theaters, there was a portion of the movie where Susy turns out all of the lights in her apartment, and the theater would turn out all of the lights to add to the effect. The thrills in this movie are basic but highly effective, making it a perfect one for Halloween.

Also, I’ll just include this totally unrelated Halloween tip: remember Rule #2:

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3. Shaun of the Dead

shaunThis movie is an amazing mashup of horror and comedy. It’s got zombies, British humor, characters you truly invest in, and a story that pulls you without relying too heavily on the  “OMG, ZOMBIES” factor. Also, if you’re a fan of the show Spaced (which if you’ve never watched it you should remedy that ASAP), nearly the entire Spaced cast is in the film–some in zombie form, like Tyres–and it’s even said the film was inspired by an episode of Spaced.

4. 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later

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The 28 Days films are two of my favorite zombie movies. The story is simple, it uses the “dude wakes up in a hospital after zombies have wiped out the earth” theme, but instead of a rising of the dead, the “zombies” are created by an infection of the Rage Virus. Though the movie is nutty, taking an infection route rather than a “the dead are rising from their graves” route gives the story a bit of creepy credibility. Because of that, I probably wouldn’t recommend watching this if you’re super freaked out about Ebola right now. I think these films have great scripts and great characters, and, of course, there is plenty of gratuitous horror gore. Both movies are great for a Halloween movie marathon!

5. Psycho

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First of all, it’s Alfred Hitchcock, you guys. Second, this movie is basically the father of the big twist ending in horror. Psycho is horror royalty, and should probably become required Halloween viewing for all horror fans. Maybe they can do a 24-hour loop of this film like they do a 24-loop of A Christmas Story on Christmas. Okay, maybe not, but still. This film is horror gold.

Honorable Mention: 

Paranormal Activity Films

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While I never saw Marked Ones, I’m such a fan of the Paranormal Activity movies. I’m a big fan of the “found footage” horror film (V/H/S, Blair Witch, Rec, Quarantine, stuff like that), so I love the Paranormal Activity franchise. Though I don’t think any of the sequels were as good as the original, I still think they’re all a ton of fun to watch–and they do genuinely freak me out.

What movies are on your Halloween must-watch list? Let me know in the comments, and be sure to check out the other 5 Fandom Friday posts by following the hashtag, #Fandom5. 

Supernatural Recap: Soul Survivor

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Be sure to check out my recap of last week’s episode, “Reichenbach“, and as always, for those not caught up on Supernatural: spoiler alert.

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This week’s episode of Supernatural had Jensen Ackles returning to his role as director, and he did an amazing job! Let’s talk about the episode.

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Supernatural — “Soul Survivor” — Image SN1001b_0177 — Pictured (L-R): Misha Collins as Castiel and Erica Carroll as Hannah– Credit: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

At the start of the episode, Cas’ grace was all but spent, leaving Cas moments away from death. Despite Cas’ waning health, he and Hannah spend a great portion of the episode travelling cross-country to help Sam cure…*sigh* Deanmon.

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I promise I’ll never call him that again…. Anyway…

This isn’t great because Adina (Remember Adina and Daniel? The two hippie angels from the first episode? Cas and Hannah killed Daniel?) has been tracking Cas and Hannah, and she decides to beat Cas to death while Hannah watches. Not nice. Luckily Crowley is able to swoop in and save the day (not often you get to say that, eh?) killing Adina, taking her grace, and giving it to Castiel.

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Though this isn’t a permanent fix, it does sort of “restart” Cas’ clock. It also quells my worry, at least for this week, that Hannah will die so Cas can use her grace.

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Sam and Dean are back in the bunker, and Sam is working on curing Dean the same way he nearly cured Crowley.

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The only problem is, curing Dean is proving to be far more challenging than Sam thought. Not only is Demon Dean playing some hardcore emotional games with Sam, it also seems like the cure is killing Dean rather than fixing him. With Sam so worried he might be killing his brother, Sam doesn’t think about what happens when Dean’s blood has a higher human-to-demon ratio. Hint: it means Dean can escape the devil’s traps Sam has used to trap him, and allowing Dean to wander around the bunker, hunting down Sam with a hammer.

scary deanSam also comes thisclose to killing Dean with the demon bade after Dean tries to bash Sam’s brains out with his hammer.

doitThankfully, before Sam has to make the choice to either keep running from Dean or kill him, Cas appears, and performs an actual attack hug.

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Sam is able to get Dean back into the dungeon, and he finishes the cure.

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Dean Winchester is saved.

So much for the “year” of the Deanmon Demon Dean, amirite? I have to admit, after last week’s episode, I’m glad we have regular Dean back. Last season was incredibly brutal with Sam and Dean being at odds with one another after the whole Gadreel thing, and then with Dean growing darker and darker as The Mark took over, seeing Dean really embrace the demony darkness these past episodes as Sam tried desperately to rescue him while Cas died quietly in the corner?

feelingsStill, it did feel like a rather quick wrap-up of Dean’s stint as a demon. While I’m sure we’ll unpack more of Dean’s time as a demon/Sam’s time making questionable choices while hunting Dean, and there is still the issue of ridding Dean of the Mark of Cain, the Demon Dean story arc is largely over. Just like that.

In fact, this episode kinda moved us right along from Demon Dean with the episode’s big WTF moment where we met a red-headed woman–Was I the only one who thought it was Abaddon?–who apparently has a thing for hanging dead men from her ceiling.  That’s literally all we know about her at this point, so I’m interested to see what she has in store for us.

It also seems we’ll be getting sort of a palate cleanser from all the dark, heavy, twisty stuff with a good, old-fashioned werewolfy MOTW episode in next week’s “Paper Moon”. Judging by this picture…

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…it looks like next week will bring the return of werewolf Kate from one of my favorite episodes (though it gets a bad rap from some fans), “Bitten“.

It makes sense that next week will be relatively light because the episode after “Paper Moon”– that The CW says will not be airing until November 11–is the big, 200th, musical-ish episode, “Fan Fiction”.

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But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. There is still an episode between now and “Fan Fiction”. You can see the preview for next week’s episode, “Paper Moon”, below, and be sure to let me know what you thought of “Soul Survivor” in the comments!