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Episode 11×16 AKA “The House That Will Eat You”

Well, the hellatus is over and Darkness is unleashed on the Earth in the form of a woman. Sam has hair glorious enough to rival season 8; Dean has a weird not-quite-consensual relationship with the Big Bad; and Castiel’s not here right now. I’m guessing the Winchesters won’t be getting sunshine and puppies anytime soon…Warning there be spoilers ahead.

 

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Episode 10×17 or “The One With The Bobby Feels”

So far this season: Dean’s been cured from demonism; Crowley was his BFF; Cas was losing his grace until Crowley saved him; and Sam has done his best to reign in Dean’s homicidal tendencies. Claire Novak has also reappeared and swears she doesn’t need a father figure. Cain has confirmed that there is no cure for the Mark. And Crowley has a mother? Spoilers ahead.

It’s been seven years since I tumbled down the rabbit hole and into the Supernatural fandom, and yeah, there’s times I’ve regretted it, times when I’ve had feels like whoa, but in the end, you just don’t walk away from the life. Even when I’m exhausted from waking up at 4 am to watch and review the latest episode, I’m so proud of this genre tv show for beating the odds and making it to ten seasons and two hundred episodes. So I decided to call upon my Collective crew and put together some of our favorite moments of the last 199 episodes. -The Collectress

1) “Dad’s on a hunting trip and he hasn’t been home in a few days.” S01E01 “Pilot”

This was the moment when I got hooked on Supernatural. It’s one of the most famous lines from the series, and if you have siblings, you can probably appreciate the true brother relationship that echoes in that sentence. Siblings tend to speak in code to each other, and as a sister with two brothers, this scene immediately made me feel as if I had grown up next door to the Winchesters. That’s why I fell in love with the show, because even from the first episode, it felt like family. -The Collectress

2) “Dude. Asia.” S03xE11 “Mystery Spot”

The entire fandom jokes about Tuesdays and “Pig ‘n a poke”, but when it comes down to it, this is one of the most meaningful episodes to me. Yes, it is hilarious in various ways, but also heart-wrenching and tear-jerking. “Mystery Spot” is one of the best examples of the essence of Supernatural—the careful balance between humor and emotion that only the Winchesters can provide. -Collected Mutineer

Hello, idjits.

Let's make a deal.
Let’s make a deal.

Let’s just start with the hard facts. This week’s episode of SPN was an angsty Winchester feels kind of episode that reminded me just how much I am friggen in love with the story of Dean and Sam. I haven’t cried during an ep of Supernatural since–well, since the season 8 finale and I have felt pretty blasé about 9, until “Bad Boys“. I am delighted to go to this weekend’s Supernatural BurCon   with such a strong episode fresh in my memory. Such a great character study of Dean! Gaaah, I can’t help but love that boy. That being said, let’s get started, shall we?

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Poor Dean.

First of all, I had to go back and debunk my own spoilers from last week. No, Dean didn’t have sex in “Bad Boys”. Thank gawd, because that would’ve ruined the mood. No, he’s gonna do it next week in S09E08, “Rock and a Hard Place”. With a reformed porn star or some nonsense. Supposedly, it will be funny, but I’m not laughing. Is this a “fuck or die” kind of spell, SPN writers? Have you been reading fanfic again? At least Sheriff Mills will be back.

Sheriff Jody Mills
Sheriff Jody Mills

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Episode 09×07 AKA the Episode with Winchester Feels

This week I’m struggling to write about this episode. Not because I didn’t like it, on the contrary, but because the episode hit a little too close to home. So forgive me for stilted angsty writing this week; I’ll be back to my snarky self next week.

Synopsis

The writers made a brilliant choice this week in keeping the plot simple. Dean receives a phone call from a man named “Sonny,” who is revealed to be the man in charge of a boys’ home. Dean reveals to Sam that he spent two months there when he was sixteen, and that John Winchester had lied to Sam about it. Dean plays it off nonchalantly, like it wasn’t important, when in fact, it may have been the most significant two months of his childhood. But more on that later.

Sonny calls Dean because of a death on the farm–a man has been skewered by a forklift that no one was driving. Definitely a case for the Winchesters.

As the boys investigate the mysterious death, Dean has flashbacks to his time in the group home. Sixteen-year-old Dean (played by Dylan Everett) is still a smart ass and still following in John Winchester’s footsteps. We see that Dean was not miserable in the group home; Sonny gave him the support, encouragement, and paternal guidance that John Winchester couldn’t; Dean fell in love with a girl named Robin. Sam slowly pieces together what Dean’s life was like on the farm, solving the case of Dean Winchester while Dean hunts down the ghost.

After Ruth, a woman who lives/works on the farm , is killed in a bathtub, and a young boy is injured by the lawnmower, the Winchesters realize that they’re dealing with a rather vengeful ghost who is very protective of one little boy, Timmy.

The ghost is Timmy’s mother, and in one heartbreaking moment, Dean and Sam realize that the ghost isn’t tied to an object. The ghost is connected to Timmy, and Timmy has to let go of his mother so that she can move on into the afterlife and he can move on with his own. 

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Supernatural week is coming to an end but the fun is just beginning. Season 9 starts tonight and I don’t think I will be able to do anything but think of new Winchester antics from the time I wake up until about 8:59pm. Pacific Standard Time. Because I am so freakishly obsessed, I have been scouring the interwebs for any tidbit of information I can find about Season 9, Sam and the trials, Dean and Castiel, plus the fallen angels madness. Just cause I’m in a giving (and SPN obsessed) mood, here are some season 9 mini-spoilers for you and a couple of sneak peeks to tonight’s action.

You’re welcome.

xoxo

The Collectiva Diva

My OTP
My OTP

Warning: If slash makes you squick, turn away, cuz darling, I love my slash OTP and I will never apologise for it. 

Okay, first let me defend my choice of title. Destiel is the flagship in my armada of ships; a majority of my weekly fanfic recs are devoted to Team Destiel. And if you’ve looked around our blog ever, you’ve probably noticed that 1) we are Supernatural fans and 2) we ship Destiel (we ship it, ship it good). However, I’ve recently decided that I don’t need the writers of the show to make my OTP overtly canon. I mean, I’d like it–lies, I’d squee like a 12 year old–but I don’t need it. I won’t stop watching the show if it doesn’t happen, and if either Cas or Dean get it on with sexy lady, I’m not going to throw my television out the window (well, not the flatscreen anyway). In fact, even if they never share another hug, I will still love Supernatural. 

I can hear all the Destiel shippers gasping in shock. How dare I not ship the shippest of the ships? Don’t I know that Dean and Castiel share a profound bond?

Yes, yes, I do. And I believe these boys to have a bond so profound that it doesn’t need to be canonized to legitimize it. Even if you don’t ship Destiel, Dean and Castiel do have a deep relationship that is more than just a little bit complicated. Let’s consider what we know about the hunter and angel’s relationship, those things we know to be true because they are in the canon.