Archive for October, 2012

Hands down on “What’s Up Tiger Mommy?,” Tiger Mommy, Mrs Tran(Khaira Ledeyo) rocked the show! Dean and Sam weren’t exactly hapless but Mrs. Tran ruled! Written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin and directed by John Showalter, this entertaining episode began with blood splatter and ended with (yikes!) a distressed Castiel screaming for Dean. With more tidbits offered on Dean’s stretch in Purgatory, we also glimpse a wretched Castiel.

“What’s Up Tiger Mommy?” commences when a dapperly dressed old fella pulls out a magical, gnarled, dried finger from his bank box. He murders the young girl helping him and later uses her dead body parts as currency at a supernatural auction. This auction is the crux of the show.

My thoughts and main points addressed here!

* The Winchesters and Kevin chowing down on burgers and Kevin easily convinces the boys into checking on his mother who is alone and surrounded by demons.(When have we seen Dean throw his hands up in defeat?) He’s just soooo easy!

* Mrs. Tran gets splashed with holy water while welcoming her long-lost son back! Epic Supernatural move!

* Mrs. Tran goes where Kevin goes: her motherly concern is for his soul. She also unflinchingly agrees to a tattoo with the retort “you think this is my first tattoo?” Dean is “tough girl” impressed!

* Sam controls a demon with a reverse exorcism? Yep… I also believe this shows what Sam has done for the past year, grown his brain!

* The tablet isn’t in the bus stop locker where Kevin hid it, it’s been hijacked and pawned by a petty thief. Dean’s first flashback occurs during the thief’s interrogation. Dean reverts back to a time when he is threatening a demon for Castiel info, he thrusts his knife through the throat/mouth! A nasty, graphic kill! Back to the thief, Dean proceeds to put a knife to his throat without a thought and snags the pawn shop address. Also wonderfully done, Dean’s drawl while in Purgatory.

* Mrs. Tran shines again. Dean quizzes the pawn shop manager but gets nowhere. Tiger Mommy asks a few pointed questions about the Ferrari parked in front then lays it out to the fella: I can call my brother about possible iffy tax practices going on or you can give us the pawn ticket. Kevin knows the Ferrari’s cost and Sam calculates the tax instantly. Again indicating Sam’s brainy sharpness. They walk away with the ticket.

* No one answers at the hotel address on the pawn ticket, but ‘Beau'(Jonathan Walker, Mr. Peanut look-alike) shows up with Kevin’s invite to an auction where the tablet will be sold to the highest bidder. The invitation extends to Kevin plus three.

* With nothing to use for currency, Sam just looks at ‘Baby’ where Dean then threatens Sam, “say it, I will kill you(Sam), your children and your grandchildren!”. Agree!

*Passing through a metal detector at the auction, Dean is stripped of his weapons. Crowley appears and Mrs. Tran knocks the crap out of him! Who does that?! Crowley then seriously promises to defile her corpse.

* Crowley has risen to a new level of nasty for season eight. So what has changed?

* Angel Samandiriel(Tyler Johnston), a friend of Castiel’s, questions Dean about Cass escaping Purgatory. Dean remembers finding Cass and how he ran to keep the Leviathan away from Dean. Dean tells Castiel, “We have a way out of here. I won’t leave you here, I need you buddy.”

* Samandiriel states AND I ALSO FEEL THIS WAY: “Some think that Castiel’s heart was always in the right place but I think that Castiel’s problem was that he had too much heart!” Most excellent statement!

*When gold is offered for auction items, the group realizes they’ve come to the dance with nothing to bid. The bidding doesn’t hit the reserve for the tablet so Kevin is added to sweeten the pot.

* Realizing that souls are high up for exchange, Mrs. Tran sacrifices hers for Kevin’s.

* Huge into Biblical offers here: the woman who gives the most precious item that she owns, it’s not much but for anyone else but it’s her everything. Mrs. Tran gives her all for Kevin, her soul. This bid is accepted.

* Mrs. Tran wonders about any pain with losing her soul and asks for a quiet moment alone. Seems that Crowley has bought Beau who proceeds to burn her protection tat from her wrist. Her screaming should’ve sounded alarms but doesn’t so Crowley is then able to inhabit her to get close to the tablet.

* Dean is seriously gonna kill Mrs. Tran/Crowley, Kevin yells for him to stop which allows Crowley to escape her body, snatch the tablet and run. Crowley’s eyes glow red and his demon “smoke” is red. What does it mean?!

* The older gent who won Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, shoots at Kevin and Sam to stop them from pursuing Crowley. Sam hefts Mjolnir and asks the gent, “So how did you get five eighths of a virgin?” Sam whacks the old man with the hammer. We see hair flying and something else going on with Sam which will play out later I think! It also will explain his flowing locks!

* Crowley’s last dig at Dean is to warn Kevin to run because “when Dean is through with you, people end up dying bloody”. Dean’s last flashback: Castiel screaming and reaching for Dean.

This episode featured Mrs. Tran beautifully. Dean and Sam left me salivating for more story. I’m ecstatic to see Castiel although it doesn’t look good for him. While Purgatory just brought out Dean’s true hunter, for Castiel, it was as he himself put it, an abomination. So the Winchester saga continues: Kevin and his Mom are alive but running and the Winchesters are now hunting them! Til next week!


“SUPERNATURAL” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
“Blood Brother” (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)

BENNY CALLS DEAN FOR HELP — After Benny (Ty Olsson) gets brutally beat up by some vampires, he calls Dean (Jensen Ackles) for help. Dean abruptly packs up and tells a confused Sam (Jared Padalecki) that he’s taking a “personal day.” Benny confesses that he’s going after his Maker (guest star Patrick Stafford) so Dean offers to help, flashing back on the many times Benny helped him and Castiel (Misha Collins) in Purgatory. Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) uses his solo time to reflect on the life he left behind with Amelia (guest star Liane Balaban). However, when things go bad for Dean and Benny, Dean calls Sam for help, which makes everything very complicated. Guy Bee directed the episode written by Ben Edlund (#805).

Season 8 Promo Poster

Posted: October 10, 2012 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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Episode 8.04 “Bitten” Promo Pics

Posted: October 10, 2012 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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“Another year has passed me by
Still I look a myself and cry
What kind of man have I become?
All of the years I’ve spent in search of myself
And I’m still in the dark
‘Cause I can’t seem to find the light alone
Sometimes I feel like a man in the wilderness
I’m a lonely soldier off to war
Sent away to die – never quite knowing why
Sometimes it makes no sense at all”*
Season eight begins with a “Man in the Wilderness”, Dean emerging from Purgatory, resembling a rabid killer. Stealing a backpack like a hungry thief, he demands directions to the road. Four days later, cleaned up but noticeably hurt, walking purposefully to somewhere, Dean’s destination is a graveyard. He steps off a grave and recites a spell while cutting something glowing out of his arm. Our new guest/monster/vamp Benny(Ty Olsson) roils back to life and appears to be Dean’s bud! Thank you “We Have to Talk About Kevin” writer and new co-showrunner Jeremy Carver and our Boys for pulling off quite the divisive, subtle season premiere. So let’s do this!

Beginning with Sam’s conflict, we see him sneaking out of a relationship with not even a goodbye, just rubbing his dog’s head. Sam driving the Impala is jarring! Entering Rufus’ old cabin in the hills, Sam gets ‘monstered out’ by none other than Dean. The brothers first “let’s just do this” hug was just plain uncomfortable and forewarns of their strained relationship. Dean explains that he’s survived the year in Purgatory and that he didn’t see Cass die but that he saw enough to say that Cass didn’t make it. Castiel’s essence(my take) didn’t survive Purgatory. While Dean was in Purgatory for a year, Sam pursued a normal life, a life that he’s always wanted, the same amount of normalcy that Dean experienced with Lisa. Dean grills Sam about the year until Sam fesses up that he didn’t look for Dean, quit hunting, hit a dog and met a girl Amelia(Liane Balaban). Best quote of the ep is Sam’s “nothing says family like all of your family being dead”!

So…. right off the bat, Carver gives us the huge difference in the two brothers: Dean would NEVER willingly stop looking for Sam and Sam desperately wants to be normal. This sets the tone for the entire season I’m certain. Dean will not let this go and Sam will feel guilty. My opinion!

Leading a normal life for Sam entails ditching his phones. Dean immediately starts listening to Sam’s messages and discovers that Kevin is in deep doo. Dean quietly berates Sam: Kevin was their responsiblity and Sam wouldn’t answer his phone. Sam agrees to help find Kevin and discovers where Kevin’s girlfriend Channing(Lisa Neptuno) attends college. The guys question her but she insists that she hasn’t seen or heard from Kevin. After slashing her roommate’s throat, we know that Channing is a demon, talking to some evil force thru the chalice. Totally geeking the computer, Sam does discover where Kevin is hiding and also blesses Dean with his first cheeseburger since Purgatory. The boys check into a hotel and Dean flashbacks into purer times for him, killing or be killed Purgatory. This flashback allows us the savage feel of Purgatory, Dean searching for Castiel and being saved by Benny the vampire.

In the hotel room, the boys converse with Dean visibly uncomfortable to the point of sitting on the floor rather than the bed. Sam wants Dean to sleep, they have time to find Kevin. Dean calls Sam out on his attitude of “Kevin survived for a year without us, he can make it one more day”. I’m loving that Sam embraces normal emotions right now. Dean is on a killer’s edge and Sam has no sense of urgency which for the past year, has shaped them both.

Sam states that he hit a dog which in turn led him to meeting a girl, a veterinarian, Amelia(Liane Balaban). Sam tells Dean that he found something that he’s always wanted: I assume that’s just a normal, get out of bed, eat breakfast kinda life. Sam flashbacks when Amelia says to him, “there’s my hero” regarding caring for the hurt animal. I believe that Sam desperately needed those words after losing Dean and that Amelia, like Ruby, is just another demonic pawn. The difference between she & Ruby is that the dog will be the hook for Sam and not the girl. His beloved, saved pet will end up being something evil!* For Sam to just walk away from “something he always wanted”, no looking back raises red flags for me!

Sam and Dean go find Kevin who has become a full-out prophet whom God has trained well. Kevin shares his info on the “demons” tablet that Crowley wants interpreted, a tablet that has spells for closing the gates of hell and getting rid of all demons. Unfortunately, Crowley, with Channing, finds the threesome. Kevin has an escape plan and his holy water trap enables the three to bolt but only to slo-mo drive-by Crowley breaking Channing’s neck. The Winchester’s and Kevin get down the road but Kevin is in shock. Dean receives a call that he blows off as an auto-ass(shout out to the automated political calls happening). Stopping at a gas station, Dean heads for the bathroom, rounds a corner, and immediately returns Benny’s call. Benny’s at a funeral, calling to check in. He tells Dean that this real life is not so black and white as Purgatory, as Dean calls it “pure”. Dean tells Benny again not to make contact until the two of them can acclimate. Benny tells Dean to keep his nose clean which for me is a subtle statement that Dean will have a massive time adapting to humanness.

The episode was full-out basic ‘Supernatural’. Carver has started the season delving straight into the Winchesters’ differences which will cause the fans to argue til the very end! It was beautifully filmed, wonderfully acted and surprisingly subtle. I’m very excited for this season and this premiere didn’t disappoint! Please let me know what you think and as always…. stay supernatural!

*Alexis* provided my aspect for the dog being a supernatural being and Amelia being a demon.

*Lyrics by Styx “Man in the Wilderness”

Latest From EW (10/1/12)

Posted: October 1, 2012 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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Hey, Sandra! Heard you went to the set of Supernatural. I’m patiently waiting for some scoopage! — Harriett 
We were on set for the eighth episode of the season, which, as you know from this behind the scenes photo, involves a little greenery. I can’t say much more, but it’s a wacky journey unlike any we’ve never seen before involving —–o–.