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Episode 09×21 Or the Abaddon/Crowley Smackdown

After last week’s detour of an episode, it was nice to see our boys back in the driver’s seat again. With only three episodes left in the season, “King of the Damned” began wrapping up the many, many plotlines we’ve seen developing throughout season 9.

Synopsis

Here is what happened in “King of the Damned” in eleven sentences:

  • Castiel, commander in chief to the renegade angels, captures one of Metatron’s lackeys (and commander!Castiel is a sexy sight for sore eyes).
  • Cas calls in the Winchesters to “interrogate” the angel and when Sam & Dean arrive, he hugs them (and we all squeed).
  • Sam and Dean play “mean girls” and manipulate information out of Metatron’s lackey (to the writers: please take note of the proper way of breaking the fourth wall, see “The Real Ghostbusters” and “The French Mistake” for reference).
  • Crowley has a son that Abaddon kidnaps from the 18th century so she can manipulate the King of Hell.
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  • Crowley and Abaddon team up to eliminate the Winchesters because apparently their personal vendetta can wait.
  • Dean and Sam retrieve the First Blade, as per Crowley’s instructions; they learn that Crowley has a hellhound named “Juliet.”
  • Concurrently, Castiel and Gadreel have a chat in the woods, and I can’t really remember what was said because of their voices that are like caramel-covered sex.
  • Poughkeepsie.
  • Abaddon backstabs, errr shoots, Crowley (surprise surprise).
  • Back in the woods, Metatron sends assassins for Castiel, and Gadreel joins Team Cas (or so we think?)
  • Dean kills Abaddon with the First Blade and then refuses to give it up when Sam asks him to (in Crowley’s words, “I sense drama.”)
Love the t-shirt, Mish-Mish.
Love the t-shirt, Mish-Mish.

Episode 09×17 AKA Mish-Mish’s Directorial Debut

Happy Winchester Wednesday, Hunter friends!

Yesterday, the Internet damn near broke as our Overlord, Misha Collins, first took to Facebook for a Q&A session, and later live-tweeted as the episode he directed aired.

Season 4: Guest Star Misha Collins

Seasons 5, 6, and 9: Series Regular Misha Collins

Season 9: Director Misha Collins

I think we all know where this is going…

Seasons 10-?:  The Misha Show starring, written, and directed by Misha Collins

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Source: itsthemishapocalypse.tumblr.com

Synopsis

“Mother’s Little Helper” lights up on a wife coming home with groceries. After her husband about dinner–“meatloaf again?”–she promptly bludgeons him to death.

Definitely a case for the Winchesters.

But wait, one of the Winchesters isn’t on the job. Sam is flying solo because Dean claims to be too busy searching for Abaddon to participate in this case. As soon as Sam leaves the bunker, however, we see Dean pull out a bottle and have that same kind of haunted look we saw in John Winchester’s eyes. (Kudos to the director for the close-up of Jensen’s tortured expression). The boys are, once again, separated for the duration of the episode, but this time, it seems like Sam is trying to reach out to Dean, but Dean ain’t biting.

When Sam arrives on location for the case, the homicidal wife–“Mrs. Manson”–has hung herself, after using her own blood to write nonsensical, evil gibberish on the walls of her jail cell. Demonic possession? Sam thinks so. After more and more people commit seemingly random acts of violence, Sam calls his brother for backup. These incidents remind Sam of the time that he was soulless, he tells Dean. Again, Sam is throwing a line out to Dean, but Dean opts to solve his problems by looking for the answer at the bottom of a bottle.

Now that the older Winchester has used the First Blade, we see that the Mark of Cain is weighing heavily on Dean. We’ve seen him drink more and more the second half of this season, and now he’s lying to Sam about it. When Crowley shows up in the dive bar that Dean is holed up in, we aren’t surprised. Dean is an addict, and he’s jonesing for a fix. Crowley shows up for no real reason other than Dean “butt-dialed” him, but with the way Crowley so expertly plays Dean like a fiddle, we know the King of Hell has an endgame that he’s playing close to the chest.

You’re lying to Sam like he’s your wife, which kind of makes me your mistress. -Crowley

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Episode 09×16 AKA Crowley’s a Junkie

Happy Winchester Wednesday, Hunter friends! Supernatural was all-new last night after a short hiatus (thank Chuck!)

Synopsis

Episode lights up on the boys in the bunker. Now, it appears that some of the Winchester Family Drama has taken a backseat (for now), and it was nice to see the brothers talking to each other. Oh, hey look producers, the fans like it when the brothers get along?!

Dean receives a drunk dial from Crowley–which had me positively in stitches–and there was a particularly great shot of Crowley’s phone when Dean calls him back. The caller ID simply reads, “Not Moose.” Crowley  has become quite the blood junkie. In a montage that seems like it’s straight from True Blood, Crowley exsanguinates young men with the help of a foxy demon named Lola–who is actually working for the Queen Bee herself, Abaddon. By the time we see Crowley crying over Casablanca (sidenote: the movie is so sad it makes the King of Hell blubber), we pretty much figure that the Winchesters are going to have an intervention for everyone’s favorite sarcastic demon.

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The boys find a crossroads and summon Snooki–it’s Nicole now–(yes, she’s a demon; it’s canon now), who tells them that Crowley’s been M.I.A. for a while. The New Jersey Devil disappears after the strangest 2 minute guest appearance SPN has ever had. 

Today marks the installation of a series both I and the Collectress will be working on the next few months. We have a soft spot for the bad guy (or gal), and figured you might, too. This week’s villain of note is from a little show, not sure if you’ve heard of it, Supernatural, featuring Crowley, the King of Hell.

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Name and Rank:

Crowley the former Crossroads demon, current King of Hell.

Distinguishing Traits:

Snide comments, witty remarks and he came up with the nicknames “Moose” and “Squirrel”.

The Devil You Know:

Crowley claims he was born in Scotland, 1661 as Fergus Roderick McLeod. He originally sold his soul to a demon for 3 inches onto his penis to get him to those coveted”double digits”. The ladder-climbing demon became King of the Crossroads  and Lilith’s consort at some point in time. He also speaks Enochian, is pyrokinetic and has telekinetic abilities, although he doesn’t flaunt his powers. The King of Hell’s eyes turn red when he goes demon and is the only one on the show to smoke red when he exits his meat suit. Crowley is always looking out for Crowley, although season 8 and 9 have given viewers a softer side of the top dog demon and put him in league with one of my favorite Winchesters.

Episode 09×11 AKA the Episode When Dean and Crowley Teamed Up

Happy Wednesday, Hunters! This week we welcomed Psych’s Timothy Omundson to the SPN Family, and before I begin talking about this week’s episode, I would like to point out one thing about our newest family member:

Timothy Omundson looks remarkably like the Bollywood star Aamir Khan.

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Source: cheezburger.com

Now, onto our regularly scheduled programming.

Synopsis

The episode lights up on a flashback to 1863. We see Confederate soldiers taking refuge in a cabin. In saunters Timothy Omundson (who we know is playing “Cain”), and he slaughters everyone in the cabin; the soldiers, we realize, are all demons. And ain’t that a clever way of socially critiquing American history.

The rest of the episode is split into two narratives, since our favorite Winchesters are acting like preteen girls and giving each other the silent treatment. 

Episode 09×10 AKA The Episode When Crowley Proves He’s Awesome

Hello, Hunters! It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time to talk about the Winchesters. We’ve been on Hellatus for the past few weeks, and honestly? I was worried that this episode wouldn’t live up to snuff. So I went in blind. That’s right. I avoided all promos, photos, clips…everything. And you know what? I loved it. The episode made me laugh, made me swoon, and as only SPN can do, made me cry great big giant tears full of Winchester feels

Synopsis

Holy Terror“, the midseason finale, left us with angst, and “Road Trip” picks up right where episode 9 left off: with the angstiest of angst, brought to us by none other than the King of Angst, Dean Winchester. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had plenty of time to think about how Kevin Tran’s death would affect the older Winchester, and I’m sad to say I was right: Dean trashes the bunker. Luckily, recently re-mojoed Castiel shows up, and then there were some #profoundbond feels (and yes, that hashtag did trend worldwide last night). Can I just say that my little fangirl heart did the happy cha-cha-cha to see her favorite hunter and angel reunited?

Meanwhile, Gadreel is in Sam’s body meeting up with some old friends. This season has more mastermind villains than I can shake a stick at, but I think that Metatron is crowned King of the Evil Ones, mostly because he ordered Kevin Tran’s death (can I say how much I miss Osric Chau?). Anyway, Gadreel is sent by Metatron to kill Thaddeus, who is inhabiting a Justin Bieber-wannabe. Oh, sometimes I love how real life meets up with fandom.

And this is one of those times you wished that this crossed over to real life.
And this is one of those times you wished that this crossed over to real life.

So Metatron hates pop music, and is a royal douchebag, but all this pales in the return of TAHMOH PENIKETT to the SPN family. Oh yes, I fangirled hard when I saw Gadreel’s former vessel tending bar for Metatron. Just ask the Collectiva Diva.  

#profound bond
#profound bond

Episode 09×06 AKA the Episode When Cas Worked in a Convenience store

Synopsis

Cas is back. After the heart-wrenching, feel-stomping, episode 3, Cas has been on his own for the past few weeks, and let me tell you, the fandom was pissed. Whether you ship Destiel or not, last night the hashtag #profoundbond trended worldwide as SPN fans showed their support via social network for the friendship of Dean and Castiel.

The boys are back in the bunker, and SPN cutie Osric Chau is back too. Kevin has found a footnote to Metatron’s angel tablet, and he’s hoping that it will give them a clue as to how to re-open Heaven (implied: getting Cas his wings back). Unfortunately, they cannot translate the dead language, so Dean takes this as an opportunity to go hang out with his boyfriend to check out a potential hunt that Castiel called him about. The episode is split into two focuses (focii?); one plot focuses on Sam and Kevin as they interrogate Crowley for information on Metatron’s footnotes (love Mark Sheppard’s snark) and the other focus is on Dean and Castiel’s investigation of a few mysterious deaths.