Season 6 Episode 14
Okay. I’m going to say something I have never ever said before. I didn’t like this episode of Supernatural. Gah! I know! I don’t even know how I could say such blasphemous words. Please forgive me. The truth is, I felt like this episode was pulling me in so many different ways, that I couldn’t like it as a whole. I was prepared for an all out funny episode (With a touch of drama), filled with killer mannequins, Dean’s slapstick humor, and Sam’s pout face. Yes, we did get all that. However, what I wasn’t expecting the Lisa drama in the middle. I agree, we needed to have closure with Lisa and Ben, but was this the right episode to do it in? It just didn’t seem to fit. We’re used to comedy, drama, and heartfelt scenes in every Supernatural episode. That’s why we love it (Am I right?). But the combination of all these elements in this particular episode left me feeling unfulfilled and somewhat confused. It’s definitely my least favorite episode so far this season. Maybe it was because the title (See above) gave me too high of expectations. Or, maybe it was because we were being teased with previews of tonight’s highly anticipated meta episode (Sam & Dean meet Jared & Jensen?). I have no idea. I do know we need to recap and review this episode. Shall we?
We pick-up right where we left off last week, as Sam comes down from his wall scratching seizure (Don’t make me relive that again) and begins to wake up. I don’t know how many times we told Sam “Do not scratch the wall!” (At least 10, I’m sure), but he did, and Dean wanted to make sure he never did it again. Dean the big brother and makeshift doctor prescribed the ailing Sam a cup of joe, some grub, and a few “effective” pills for his ‘I feel like I’ve been hit by a planet’ headache. Dean told Sam he was out for a couple of minutes, but Sam told him it felt more like a week. “You wanna talk about it?” No, he doesn’t. Sam reassured Dean he was fine (Don’t keep your feelings bottled up Sam, just your memories). Dean was less certain about that. He ordered Sam to ignore his memories, shove them down and let them come out as “spurts of violence and alcoholism.” Yeah, Sam. I don’t think that’s healthy either, but you did agree to shut off the memory faucet. I just hope you keep your promise.