Happy Friday TV fans! After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 13 episode 16 last night, I’m excited to have new episodes back. Even our favorite brothers, Sam and Dean, seemed ready to sit back and relax with their own brand new television. That is until it transports them right into an episode of “Scooby Doo.” Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “Scoobynatural,” Sam and Dean are on a case that involves some type of cursed object and a giant plush dinosaur toy. Sounds ridiculous? Well it sort of is but that’s what makes the set up so believable for them being transported directly into a cartoon. While it seems like this is another one of Dean’s favorite episodes of “Scooby Doo,” things start to go horribly wrong and it’s clear that there is something supernatural at play here. My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 13 episode 16 are:
“Be like Elsa…let it go.”
After Dean made a joke a few episodes ago about Sam’s hair sharing a lot of the same lustrous qualities of a Disney princess, I found this comment absolutely hysterical. The episode in general does what Supernatural does best. It takes a quick pause from the chaos surrounding them as they desperately try to find a way to open the portal to another dimension to save Jack and their mother. Sounds like quite the burden, right? Well it is and that’s why it’s important for Supernatural to stay true to itself and balance out the overwhelmingly complicated task of saving the world with some good old fashioned mystery solving. Even Dean recognizes this when he tells Sam to take a break from his research and check out his “Dean Cave” or “Fortress of Deanitude.” I personally think the fortress has a nice ring to it, but it looks like Dean has put in a lot of effort to making this room the perfect distraction from the rest of the world…that is until him and Sam are sucked into the TV right into a cartoon.
“Dibs on Daphne!”
After Sam and Dean rationalize what is going on and rule out that they are dreaming, they need to figure out why they are stuck in a cartoon. They quickly realize that they are not just in any cartoon, but in an episode of “Scooby Doo,” which we learn is one of Dean’s absolute favorite shows. Dean says, “They’re our role models. We do the same thing. Cas is kinda like a talking dog.” While I’m not sure I would go that far, he does have a valid point. Dean practically sees stars when he comes face to face with his crush, Daphne and it seems like he is having a difficult time winning her over with his charm. Her indifferent rejection of Dean is hilarious as she is oblivious to the school-boy crush he has on her, as she tries to stay on course with the case at hand. Dean is also not a fan of Fred and vents to Sam about his issues with him, which include his choice of accessories, like an ascot tie. After getting over the shock that they are not getting out of this cartoon anytime soon, Dean starts to realize that the episode is going off course, especially when a victim is actually brutally killed. “Jeepers!” Dean takes his own turn at a catch phrase by saying, “son of a bitch.” Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to have the same impact on the Scoobies. It seems like something supernatural is at play here even though Velma rules this out saying there is no such thing. It’s up to Sam and Dean to solve the case, but perhaps they need some back-up.
“Sam…Dean…this dog is talking.”
It seems like the only thing missing from this cartoon is the last member of Sam and Dean’s own gang, Castiel. Castiel explains how he saw them on the TV screen and then saw a flash of purple lights, leading him right into the cartoon as well. Castiel is clearly not sure what to make of everything around him, including a talking cartoon dog, but he tries to help as much as he can so that they can return to the real world safe and sound.
“Should have known Velma was good to go.”
Sam and Dean let the Scoobies know that everything supernatural is real and they enlist their help setting traps and teaming up to get to the bottom of everything and solve the case. Sam pairs up with Velma who is enthralled by his large shoulders and blushes every time he glances her way. It looks like Sam has really won over Velma, fogging up her glasses, while poor Dean is left trying to desperately win over Daphne’s affection. At the end of the episode, Velma kisses Sam passionately, giving him something to remember her by for sure. I guess the Disney Princess hair has quite the effect on the ladies after all.
Dean wears an ascot.
Sam, Dean, and Castiel solve the case with the help of the Scoobies and realize that the pawn shop owner had been using a cursed item tied to the spirit of a dead boy to further his real estate scams. Before Sam and Dean leave, they set everything right and free the spirit so that the Scoobies aren’t scarred for life. Sam and Dean confront the culprit and Dean sports his own ascot. I guess Fred had a good impact on him after all. While Dean didn’t get the girl, he certainly got the chance to be a part of his favorite television show. I have to admit I am pretty jealous of that myself. They smash the television and welcome back their everyday routine of fighting the good fight against the forces of evil. “That’s all folks!”
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Supernatural below. Happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl