So far this season, Emma’s fated nemesis has been named as Belle and Rumple’s grown son Gideon, Snow and David are still under the alternating sleeping curse, and Regina is dealing with her warring emotions and broken heart. What could go wrong next?

Spoilers ahead, dearies.

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



“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