I certainly hope so. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean realize that the vampire manifestation was probably trying to keep Sasha out of the attic. One year ago, Dean moved to Lisa's house to live a normal, "apple-pie" life with Lisa and her son Ben, as recommended by Sam, working as a construction worker. And we see through his eyes when he finds Maggie. Interesting theory. Because as a fan I thoroughly detest this whole AU arc which was written just to being back favorite characters. We don’t get to find out, because Dean channels all that rage we know he’s holding inside and bashes the djinn’s head in. Demon possession? As for the AU hunters, its understandable they have no connection to Dean, he wasn’t there to shepherd them through the transition, maybe they are scared of him? And that makes me sad. Instead of Dean being jumped by the djinn, it happens to Sam but the dreamworld is the same. Meanwhile, Sasha hears noises in the attic but when she goes to investigate, a vampire attacks her. Just loving that finally the boys are being allowed to grow up and mature, well done show, never saw that coming but nicely played! It’s….weird. I tend to agree, that Michael is still present in Dean, in some way, shape or form. As for Mary….. she is the most frustrating part of the show for me. Dean enters the room, clearly having figured out the real cause behind the unexplained creatures. I loved Dean praising and being protective of Sam. So in that case it keeps people away but still… So was Maggie under the Djinn spell? He’s lived a different life; he doesn’t even know Sam and Dean. Still don’t know what the purpose of all that was about and why I had to suffer through bad accents to boot). Then someone realizes Bobby has once again disappeared and Mary goes off to find him. I can’t connect with the AU hunters, even AU Bobby and Dean, but maybe that’s the point. If you feel an image was used without consent, please use our Contact Us section to let us know. That’s a familiar combination for this Show, and it feels right – my own emotions about all three of those things let me know that I’m still as passionate about Supernatural as ever. A man drives down the street, into his garage and turns off the engine, a Michigan number license plate displayed on the bumper. Bottom Line question: Was Dean partly referring to Mary when he said “Let it go.”? She doesn’t write down to the viewer, letting us be confused about what’s going on just like Sam and Dean are and rarely hitting us over the head with those painful anvils. I’m curious to see how Dean’s evolution continues to play out this season. Sam manages to machete the vampire into dust and free Maggie. He tells Mary that if Bobby is closed off, there’s probably a reason, and maybe she should talk to him. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean realize that the vampire manifestation was probably trying to keep Sasha out of the attic. I am far less fine with her since all of a sudden she’s been involved in two hunts – one of them solo – when she doesn’t look like someone who could figure out how to call AAA if she had a dead battery and needed a jump without bursting into anxious tears at having to deal with a stranger. Dean: (smiling the proudest big brother smile ever) Well, she learned from the best. It seems that back in the AU they seemed to know “some” elements of hunting, but it felt more ‘military’ over there (shoot first, ask questions later). He’s lived a different life, he doesn’t even know Sam and Dean. lol I think most people would agree with you – on both counts! I am glad you are more honest about your feelings of each episode. I’m late to the party as I just found the emotional fortitude to watch the last two episodes. 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Personally I have a fondness for the standalone episodes and this was a good one, like the last one was too. Mary tries to subvert a showdown by pairing Dean off with Bobby, and she goes with Sam. I appreciate that Meredith is so good at that, and hope she knows that it really makes a difference. The problem is both Dean and Sam are much older, experienced, grown-up. He offers a sincere “I’m sorry.” And some advice. You only sleep 3 hours a night. He senses when Sam needs to hear that he’s doing a good job, especially when someone who is NOT a father figure to them but feels like it keeps telling him that he isn’t. Do TPTB pay attention to what you say at all? Dean gets attacked by a Djinn, a creature capable of warping reality. Even though I want them to be! She does the classic trip-and-fall-over-nothing trope and gives up, hands over her head waiting to die – but the hallway is now empty. Supernatural, “Nightmare Logic ... And I liked an angry Fuck You Dean when dealing with the djinn. Dean doesn’t hesitate to defend Sam again, saying that he’s doing his best – better than his best! Sam and Dean feel and act like Sam and Dean. He’s protective, encouraging Sam to sleep and eat and take care of himself, but he’s very gentle about it, without any put-downs. I don’t blame him one bit. She’s done the grand gesture (trying to kill herself in lieu of them with Billy, punching out Lucifer)… but it’s not the kind of daily emotional effort they actually are craving. The only time we heard about a vampire was when NurseDjinn used one to scare off the daughter. Bobby and Dean are having their own conversation. But put that way, it doesn’t seem the help the djinn all that much, does it? For that the djinn gets an upgrade, and is able to read minds and see nightmares … Lynn, Thanks, as always, for your re-cap. Ackles and Padalecki are such nuanced actors that we can see Sam and Dean’s ambivalence as they watch their mother leave again too. That’s a feeling I often had in the early seasons of Supernatural, so once again, that makes me a happy fangirl. It’s so simple, so complicated, so tragic and beautiful, and I can’t seem to get enough of it. Dean: (smiling the most proud big brother smile ever) Well, she learned from the best. It’s subtle but powerful, and much appreciated – I’m talking to you, Davy Perez and Meredith Glynn! Great review that echoes most of my thoughts, too. Some memory that’s so horrific even a djinn can’t stand seeing it?). They explore the Rawlings family’s private cemetery, Sam explaining to Dean what a walker is and Dean indignantly retorting “I know what a walker is, Sam!” Then it’s into the crypt by flashlight where they find marks of someone being dragged across the floor. WIAWSNB - Sam AU. He kills the djinn, and then empties seven bullets into him too, in a moment chillingly reminiscent of demon or Mark of Cain Dean. This surprised me because I usually enjoy Meredith Glynn’s writing quite a bit. "Cas!" The show will always be about Sam and Dean, first and foremost. Dean respects that, but Sasha then opens up to him, as people often do with Dean. As you succinctly state, Show is trying to make us care about all of these extra hangers-on merely by their proximity to Dean and Sam, and I’m sorry, that’s not how you get your audience invested in new people littering the screen. After reading your review, I have to say you pointed out things that only emphasis what I believe is happening in the show. Djinns are humanoid creatures with tattooed skin that prefer to live in large ruins with a lot of places to hide. The pace was slower, so you could savor moments like Dean and Sam exploring a dark and scary crypt or Sam fearlessly going up to the attic or Dean quietly bonding with Sasha. I just have gotten used to a faster pace on this Show, so it took until the halfway point for me to realize I was actually appreciating the Show taking its time for a change. There’s a bit of an apology from AU!Bobby to Sam, after Mary has patched him up and followed Sam’s advice to get Bobby to open up to her a bit. And then Bobby and Mary leave. Mary to the rescue, then Bobby to Mary’s rescue (pulling out that blade? You can learn more here: https://movietvtechgeeks.com/movie-tv-tech-geeks-privacy-policy/ethical-conduct/ This week’s Supernatural episode didn’t leave me jumping up and down and squeeing to the rooftops – but that’s not actually a complaint. And then Bobby and Mary leave. Having to focus on these random folks as if they’re important for no other reason than they’re using Sam as a plot device to say, “See? He hides things until they extrude from his skin like stellated polyhedra . This surprised me because I usually enjoy Meredith Glynn’s writing quite a bit. Obviously a lot of baggage there. I absolutely love the reciprocity of the brothers’ relationship and how that’s shown in these two back-to-back episodes. I think we’re supposed to assume that some of those conversations have taken place, but because we’ve never heard or seen them, it’s impossible for our view of Mary and her relationship with her sons to change. Bobby tells Sam that he realizes this job is no picnic and that he doesn’t know if he himself ever had it in him – but that Sam does. I wonder about Maggie and why the Show has made sure that she is the only AU person that has a name. Rated: Fiction T - English - Supernatural/Family - Sam W., Dean W. - Chapters ... "Oh, baby, was it that nightmare again?" She’s Dean in her avoidance and use of substances, and she’s Dean when she rebuffs his attempts to talk with a “Not really up for a heart to heart.”. With Sam alive, Castiel missing, and Campbell cousins in tow, he tries to pull himself back together. Deep, I know. Our leading heroes, who we’ve fallen in love with over the course of 13 years, are now being used as narrative tools to develop boring side characters in ways that feel forced and land flat because we have absolutely no reason this late in the game to start caring about people from an alternate universe who can’t even be bothered to acknowledge their hosts with a “thank you” when they bring home a young girl who shouldn’t have been hunting on her own in the first place and surely wouldn’t have returned without them. I imagine that’s hard for the boys to wrap their minds around, too. I love Jim Beaver. They certainly aren’t all running credit card scams (and don’t get me started on how Sam managed to set up a server – those things ain’t cheap if you’re building a good one). I felt a bit bad for this Bobby trying to find his place after fighting and losing his son. Dean and Bobby find a deserted rustic cabin in the woods, which is always a bad thing in a horror film so is probably a bad thing here too. Bobby is once again surly and accuses Sam of letting Maggie hunt alone when she wasn’t ready. Unlike some of the comments, I guess I have a different take or level of acceptance of all the AU folks being in the bunker. Almost. Dean could tell her about Lisa and Ben. Maggie has never seemed like someone who should be a hunter, and we haven’t been given any reason to care about her. I want my bad ass Cass back. Doing motherly things like listening to the stories about their lives. I couldn’t wait for her reunion with her baby Sammy and Sam finally knowing his mom, but we never really got it. In fact, this episode also wonderfully complements the last episode, in which Sam gets to show his protective side and his knowledge of his brother by taking care of Dean – and getting him out on the road on a hunt he can win. Dean: How? Thanks again. It’s like she’s the only one of the random AU people who has a name, so she keeps getting tossed into the story. I think – like Sam and Dean – I’ve just watched Mary leave too many times. Grrrr. With Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Cindy Sampson. ALL NAMES, TRADEMARKS AND IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. For that, the djinn gets an upgrade, and is able to read minds and see nightmares and then make them come true. Here is what to expect in 2021 to keep relevant. I think we all want to imagine that our beloved Bobby and Charlie are back, but we keep getting slapped in the face with the truth of the situation, just like Sam and Dean. TV Review of SUPERNATURAL Season 14 episode "Nightmare Logic" starring Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Samantha Smith ... Neil is a djinn. Ever since he came back its been clear he is literately not the same man, sure, he’s going through the motions of anger, guilt and grief for his impetuosity, as he would have done with every other major mistake he’s ever made ( Hell, Mark of Cain, to name just a couple) But there has been a seismic shift in how he is dealing, realising and admitting to putting them all in danger, when he ran headlong from his fears and guilt, His quite,measured, almost normal reaction, withdrawing to his room to deal with the changes in the command structure and occupancy of the Bunker, that for so long was his sanctuary and home. 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