Turkeys and Chickens and Ducks, Oh My!
Oh, Supernatural. You certainly threw me for a loop this time. What looked like a monster-of-the-week episode was actually a leap forward in this season's story arc. And the ending? I didn't see it coming until the last second. It shouldn't have surprised me – pretty much everything in this episode was leading up to that final moment.
Which moment? You know the one! Make the jump to read more about it. If you don't know: spoilers ahead!
I'm getting ahead of myself. First, the facts!
|Glampers be cray-cray.|
They meet with Ranger Rick, who found the dead camper wrapped up in a sleeping bag like a human burrito. Rick said Yogi's innocent; there's no way it was an animal attack. Rick is strangely mellow about the fact his assistant is missing. Also acting weird is the waiter who flips out on Dean after he asks for a table. Dean isn't too bothered by it, because he's chowing down on a turducken slammer, a speciality sandwich composed with the meat of three birds. Mealtime tip for Dean: use a napkin!
|Big Bird, Creepy Uncle and Ken Doll|
Which he shall receive! Back at Doublemeat Palace, Dean shovels another sandwich into his gaping maw. Sam and Bobby notice everyone ingesting one of those behemoths is a little too excited about it. Turns out, the sandwich is filled with same the nasty blue sludge that was inside Gerald. Dean would be grossed out by it, except the TDK slammer has left him extra stoned.
A quick stakeout reveals that the Leviathan are providing the restaurant chain with their tainted meat. Dr. Sexy is creating fast-food sandwich that makes humans fat, lazy and compliant (oooh, social commentary!) so they'll be like livestock for the Leviathan. Unfortunately, some of the test subjects go bonkers, turn into monsters and start eating everything. Dean escaped both of these fates through some quick, coffee-fueled TDK detox.
|Just two meats? Weak!|
Dick Roman makes an example out of Dr. Sexy by bibbing him, a process that involves putting one of those lobster bibs around his neck and telling him to eat himself. I'm not sure how that is even possible, but Dr. Sexy accomplishes it.
|Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!|
And that's were we are now. Bobby has a mortal head wound. If it were Dean or Sam whose life was on the line again, I'd probably just roll my eyes. There are only so many times the show can ask us to take their deaths (and resurrections) seriously. But Bobby? He's only been crippled before. Sure, he came back from that (kind of like T, I've heard), but there's some evidence that suggests his new situation might be more permanent.
Evidence that suggests Bobby is as dead as Freddie Prinze Junior's career:
- Dean is clearly on the brink, as shown by his heavy drinking, nihilistic behavior and pessimistic attitude. Will the writer's use Bobby's death as the catalyst for pushing him completely over the edge?
- The foreshadowing in Bobby's separate conversations with Sam and Dean. With Sam, Bobby tells him that they need to actually do some living. He's clearly not including himself. With Dean, he flat-out tells Dean that he better get his act together and not die first.
- Bobby has become Sam and Dean's common-sense crutch. Yes, this often makes him awesome, but with Sam acting more and more like his reasonable old self, how long will it be before he's not needed in that role?
Evidence that suggests Bobby will be back:
- This is Supernatural. Even the dead stick around.
- Bobby is a fan favorite. With Castiel supposedly dead, will they want to whack another one so soon?
|"Let's see if we can bag Boo-Boo and Smokey, too."|
- Chilled out Dean was so hilariously refreshing. Such a nice change from constant rage face.
- The Leviathan work insanely fast. I'm not sure how long it's been since they popped out of Castiel, but their operations have expanded at an alarming rate.
- Dick Roman Is smug and hatable as an evil monster, and also as that boss you've always despised. It's going to be fun to see Dean and Sam take him down.
- "You don't kill Bambi . . . you kill Bambi's mother." - Bobby to Sam and Dean, who never wanted to shoot deer as children.
In two weeks: Does Bobby survive? It's the last episode before the winter break!