Say hello to Dottweets, a prolific meta writer and one of my favorite Supernatural bloggers. She’s penned a pretty interesting piece on Dean Winchester and the Mark of Cain for us to read and contemplate before the season 9 finale, airing tomorrow on the CW at 9pm (just in case you live under a rock and had no clue). Enjoy, and leave some feedback in the comments.

xoxo The Collectiva Diva

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From the start, Supernatural has had themes about identity, sense of self, and physical transformations. It’s your choices, rather than what you are, that defines you, but Supernatural has also shown the dangers and horrors of losing your innate nature, becoming something you don’t want to be, or weren’t meant to be. It often utilizes body horror, violations to or within the body, to get its themes across or explore characters. In season 9, Dean Winchester, who had always avoided allowing himself to be altered, becomes the storm on these issues this time around.

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Property of the CW

Episode 09×19 Or The One with the Confusing Title

Happy Winchester Wednesday! Last night, we saw the return of Sheriff Mills, and our boys encountered the most dysfunctional family since, well, the Winchesters.

Synopsis

The episode lights up on a girl being dragged into jail. She’s locked up and left alone in the cell while an officer on duty leaves to check out a B&E, and someone we assume to be her abusive boyfriend comes fo rher. He tells her that there is nowhere she can go, nowhere she can hide where ‘they’ won’t be able to find her. Creeper, much?  He becomes even creepier when he bares his fangs and we have the “oh shit he’s vampire Edward!” moment.

Then Sheriff Mills shows up and chops his head the f**k off.

It’s good to see a familiar face in Jody (she was last seen in that episode which shall never be named). This is familiar territory for the SPN family; one of the boys’ connections call with a case, and the Winchesters swoop in to save the day, killer classic rock soundtrack ever at the ready. It’s also one of the first times the boys have been back in Sioux Falls since Bobby’s death, and if that doesn’t kick your feels a little bit, go get tested because you might be a cyborg.

The boys and Jody discover that this girl has  been missing for eight years and, judging by the bite marks on her neck, she’s probably a blood slave to a nest of vampires. So sayeth the Winchesters. Sam (who should have been a psychologist, according to the Diva), remembers that sometimes these victims have a vampy Stockholm syndrome. Remember the Alpha’s pet back in season 7?  Well, after being raised by vampires, Alex/Annie/whatever-her-name-is views the nest as her family, and those bonds are hard to break.

After all, family doesn’t end with blood.