My performance of the week ending 11/16/19 on TV goes to…

Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester on The CW’s Supernatural. 

Usually, Sam is the one who brings me to tears, but I have to say that I was beyond impressed with Jensen Ackles’s performance in season 15 episode 5.  It really made me think about how far Dean has come as a character, as I started to come to terms with the fact that we are nearing the end of his journey.

For me, Dean has always been the charming one to bring us some much needed comic relief to break up some of the angst and tension we often see throughout the seasons.  Dean has certainly had some truly epic and emotional moments as well, but there was something so real and moving about his conversation with Ashley in season 15 episode 5.

Please note spoilers are ahead if you are not up-to-date on the series.

During Dean’s talk with Ashley, he takes a moment to self reflect, especially after Ashley wonders if they might be better off with a set route for their lives.  We have previously seen Dean struggle with this, wondering if they are all just Chuck’s puppets, but in this moment, he actually finally realizes that his life is so much more than that.

Dean talks about how much he loves his job and says that he enjoys helping people and that’s the point.  It’s about all the small moments and it’s not supposed to be easy.  It may not be possible for Dean to save everyone, but every action counts and he recognizes that here.

Even though we later find out that Ashley is actually Lilith, it still doesn’t erase the honest and reflective moment here for Dean.  I’ve been watching his character grow for 15 seasons and this was the first time I truly stopped to both smile and cry at his words.  Maybe it’s because I know we are approaching the end or maybe it is because I was so proud of Dean for finally realizing that his actions do matter.

What’s next for Dean?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it looks like he is ready to find some impossible way to stop Chuck/God.  I can’t ignore Sam’s dreams or visions and I’m wondering if one brother will truly have to take down the other?  This isn’t the first time we have seen a plot like this on SPN, but since we are in the last season, all bets are off.

I don’t want us to lose Dean, but he is no stranger to sacrifice and he would do anything to protect Sam.

Either way, I’m excited to see some more adventures for the Winchester brothers and I’m hoping that there is some way for Dean to make it out of this OK.  I sort of just want him to be able to take on the open road at the end of the series, riding off into the sunset, but nothing is ever that easy on SPN.

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” Season 15 Episode 5: “It Always Ends the Same”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching The CW’s Supernatural season 15 episode 5, we learned that Chuck is really only interested in one ending.  He’s not exactly Shakespeare, but it doesn’t look like he is letting go of his writing philosophy anytime soon, but is there a possibility for a surprise ending?  Please note major spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. 

In last night’s episode, “Proverbs 17:3,” Sam and Dean head out to Black Forest, Colorado to investigate a new case, but things take an interesting turn when a former foe re-emerges.

My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 15 episode 5 are:

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“I look exactly the same!”

In the beginning of the episode, Dean decides to try out some Ghost Pepper Jerky, but perhaps it is a little too hot for him to handle.  Sam and Dean head out to Colorado to investigate a mountain lion attack, discovering that the mountain lion is actually a werewolf.

Sam and Dean pose as employees from Fish & Wildlife, but their ID photos are from the first season of SPN, bringing some fun nostalgia into the mix.  Dean hilariously claims that he looks exactly the same, but I do agree that the Winchester brothers both look fantastic!

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“I’m where I’m supposed to be.”

While investigating the case, Sam and Dean meet Ashley, who is the only one to survive the attack.  Dean bonds with her right away and promises to protect her.  While watching over her, Dean has a moving chat with her and explains that he does love his job, revealing that it feels good to help people.

I thought this moment was really important for Dean’s character because we have previously seen him shut down in other seasons and it looks like he is finally realizing that the good and the bad moments are going to happen, but he still wants to continue his job, helping one person at a time.

3

“I’m a monster too.”

The werewolf brothers kidnap Ashley, but Sam and Dean break up the party.  One of the brothers definitely has a conflicted conscience and decides to kill his own brother and then himself.

Sam and Dean are shocked by this action, but we’ve certainly been seeing a lot of monsters with several layers for a while.  No one’s ever really completely good or evil, but the brother aspect has to be some kind of foreshadowing…

2

“I love the hard way.”

As if this wasn’t surprising enough, Dean accidentally knocks Ashley down and she is brutally stabbed, but we discover that she is actually Lilith.  Chuck apparently brought her back from The Empty and she is carrying out his request, explaining that she wants the Equalizer, even though she refuses to call it that.

Lilith is a worthy former foe and Sam and Dean are completely shocked by her re-appearance, now understanding that this case was another one of Chuck’s creations.  Lilith says she can’t kill them; clearly playing by Chuck’s rules, revealing that he wants their story to end with one brother killing the other.

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“Why doesn’t he just kill us already?”

A fair point for sure, Dean, but it looks like Chuck is only interested in one kind of ending.  Sam finally tells Dean about his nightmares, revealing that perhaps he is seeing versions of Chuck’s stories because he is linked to him from the bullet wound, confirming a theory that many of us had.

So, if Sam can see Chuck’s endings, is it possible for him to change the outcome?

Sam and Dean are left with the impossible task of finding a way to kill Chuck/God, but this is not going to be easy, especially now that Lilith has destroyed the Equalizer.

So, how will they be able to stop Chuck/God once and for all?

Can Cass help at all?

I have a feeling that the Winchesters are certainly going to have to get creative for this one, but I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Stay tuned SPN family!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” Season 15 Episode 2: “Raising Hell”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 15 episode 2, Castiel reminded us that life may be an obstacle course, but we do run our own race.  Sometimes it may feel like we are just puppets, but we can still determine our own fate and what we do each day is real and significant.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. 

In last night’s episode, “Raising Hell,” some familiar faces show up since it’s basically all hands on deck at this point, but is there anyone who can stop these souls from taking over the world?  Meanwhile, Chuck/God has a family reunion and Dean and Castiel have a heart-to-heart talk.  My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 15 episode 2 are:

5

“Am I interrupting something juicy?”

It’s always great to see Rowena, who shows up to help the Winchesters out of this jam.  Rowena is willing to help, but she does point out that a town full of ghosts is extremely messy even by Winchester standards.  Rowena also seems to be quite familiar with the leader of the ghosts, Francis.  Will she be able to put a dent in his plan or do we need some more recruits to fight the good fight?  Either way, I always want Rowena on my side!

4

“Ketch…how are you here?”

Rowena is not the only one to show up to help out, as Ketch makes a grand entrance as well.  Ketch and Rowena have an interesting vibe going on, although Sam and Dean don’t seem to be too interested in this love connection.  Ketch claims that he wants to help, but things get interesting when he becomes possessed by Francis.

After Dean uses an iron bullet on him, Ketch reminds him that this isn’t the first time he has tried to kill him, but Castiel cannot heal Ketch, which means that something is definitely off in the universe.  It looks like our former assassin is all right for now, but everyone will need to be more careful moving forward.

3

“What about all of this is real?  We are.”

It wouldn’t be Supernatural if we didn’t get some kind of motivational speech and Castiel and Dean stop to have a heart-to-heart chat.  Dean is still feeling very defeated, but Castiel maintains a positive spin.  I think that Castiel makes a significant point and I’m just hoping that Dean can truly see the good that they are all doing.  There is always this dynamic when one character loses faith, but I’m hoping that they can all find some way to keep on believing in the final season.

2

“You’re on your own.”

Dean is not the only one to think twice about life and his purpose, as Chuck/God decides to pay his sister a visit.  Amara is not exactly pleased to see her brother and seems to be perfectly content right where she is.  Chuck wants to take on some kind of family project, clearly searching for something else beyond the world he just abandoned, but it looks like he is starting to realize his mistake. 

Later on, Amara detects that Chuck is not at full strength and it appears that he has also been weakened by the bullet.  When Chuck touches the wound on his shoulder, Sam also feels it, which means that they are somehow linked.  I started thinking about what this means and I was wondering if Sam could be next in line to be the new “God” of the world? 

Maybe it’s time for someone else to take over and perhaps this link will allow him to do so.  We’ll have to see how this plays out, but it’s clear that Chuck and Sam’s fates are now intertwined.

1

“I love you guys…”

Kevin also shows up during this episode, but Dean is extremely surprised to see him since he was under the impression that he was in heaven.  Chuck/God lied about this, which means he could have been lying about a lot of other things, but Kevin is now basically trapped between Hell and earth.  Apparently once a soul has been to Hell it can’t go to heaven and Chuck/God is no longer on the Winchesters’ side, so it looks like Kevin doesn’t have much of a choice here.

It’s clear that Kevin thinks of Sam and Dean as his true family and I’m hoping that they can find a way to help him.  However, it looks like they need to first tackle the issue of more souls coming out to play, which makes me wonder how they will get out of this one?  Stay tuned SPN family!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Supernatural in the comments section below.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from the “Supernatural” Season 15 Episode 1 Season Premiere: “Back and to the Future”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 15 episode 1 season premiere, I realized that we’re coming to the end of the road for the Winchester brothers, but how will it all end?  I mean, “What’s one more apocalypse, right?”  Will Sam and Dean drive off into the sunset together or is there one final battle still coming?  I can’t wait to find out!  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. 

In last night’s episode, “Back and to the Future,” Sam, Dean, and Castiel face off against an overwhelmingly large group of the undead.  The souls of hell have been freed and they are looking to inhabit the nearest bodies, but some of them seem to be pickier than others.  Meanwhile, Sam and Dean are forced to work with a demon, as some familiar ghosts begin to wreak havoc in town.  My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 15 episode 1 season premiere are:

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“Welcome to the end…what did that mean?”

An excellent question for sure, as we start off the season premiere exactly where we left off.  Chuck/God is out and he leaves the Winchester brothers and Castiel to fight off the undead.  Our favorite heroes are outnumbered for sure, but they are able to get to a nearby mausoleum, barricading the door.  That doesn’t necessarily mean that they are out of the woods just yet though…

4

“It’s not Jack…”

For all of you Jack fans (me included), fear not!  Even though Jack appears to be gone, a demon decides to set up shop in his body and even sports some nice new shades since Jack’s eyes were burned right out of him.  Castiel is beyond upset and wants him to get out of Jack as quickly as possible, but the demon offers to help the Winchesters out, claiming that he likes hell the way it is.

While I’m not sure that he can be trusted, they hilariously refer to him as “Crowley Junior” and Jack’s got a new attitude, but it’s probably only a matter of time before he turns on Castiel and the Winchester brothers.

3

“If she’s back, then they’re all back…”

Sam and Dean run into quite a few familiar faces…only they’re ghosts and it looks like a lot of this season may involve them trying to eliminate past foes that they killed previously.  A lot of  these spirits will most likely have vengeance on their minds, but some of them just want to have fun, tormenting several people in town, which forces Sam and Dean to get creative about evacuating everyone.

This is only going to last for a little while; however, so they better come up with something else fast even though the demon’s spell seems to work for now, creating some kind of barrier, trapping the spirits where they are.  Either way, I thought this was a fun and clever way to allow fans the chance to see the Winchesters face some of the more popular villains again and I can’t wait to see who else shows up!

2

“Did you fix it?”

As a reminder, a bullet did hit Sam in the fight against Chuck/God during the season 14 finale, but it looks like there is something strange going on with the wound.  It has no exit and Castiel tries to heal him, but explains that there is some kind of energy he has never felt before surrounding it.  What exactly does this mean for Sam’s fate?  We’ll have to wait and see, but I’m hoping that they can figure out a way to heal him soon.  We need you, Sam!

1

“You and me vs. every soul in hell.  I like those odds.”

Toward the end of the episode, Dean feels frustrated and asks Sam what it all meant, feeling almost like a rat trapped in Chuck’s maze.  Sam reminds him that they saved so many people and that it did matter.  Dean doesn’t seem completely convinced, but Sam also explains that Chuck/God is gone and that “it’s just us.”

After they figure out everything and stop the newest apocalypse, they are basically free.  Dean is on board and they say that they have work to do, but it will definitely be interesting to see where their last journey leads them.

Will the Winchesters be able to earn true freedom or is this the end of the road for them?  It will be a bitter sweet ending for sure and I’m not sure that I’m ready to say goodbye just yet, but I’m looking forward to exploring the road ahead and I can’t wait to see what happens next.  Stay tuned SPN family!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” season 14 episode 10: “This Is My Dream”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 14 episode 10, I realized that a serious case of déjà vu may not be that bad, but what happens when that loop continues to repeat over and over again until you just can’t take it anymore?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Nihilism,” Sam and Castiel enter Dean’s mind to try and help save him before Michael suppresses him for good.  Meanwhile, Michael reveals his end game and Jack taps into something powerful and dangerous.  My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 14 episode 10 mid-season premiere are:

 5

“Dean’s not home right now.  Please leave a message…”

In this episode, Michael has taken control over Dean once again and the dapper wardrobe re-emerges as well.  Even though Michael looks polished and charming as Dean on the outside, he is not playing nice and is ready to unleash his monster army on the world.  Michael even threatens Sam and tells him, “The last thing you’ll see is this pretty smile as I rip you apart.”  While I agree that it is a lovely smile indeed, Michael is ready to destroy the world, using Dean as his vessel of choice, but will Sam be able to save Dean before it’s too late?

4

“This world…nothing but failed drafts.”

So, the writer in me was really digging Michael’s comparison here, but I’m not sure that a bunch of failed drafts mean that we need to wipe the slate clean entirely, but I guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion.  Either way, in this moment, Michael finally reveals a little bit about his end game, which involves tracking down Chuck/God and killing him.  I guess it’s important to have goals, but it seems like Michael is taking things a little bit too personally, but we’ll have to wait and see how this unfolds.

3

“I didn’t know he could still do that angel stuff.”

That angel stuff indeed, Maggie, as Jack takes out the monsters that begin attacking the hunters as if it were no big deal.  Now that Jack has given up a part of his soul, there are unforeseen consequences lurking here.  Castiel warns Jack that he could lose himself if he continues to tap into this power.  Jack seems willing to listen to Castiel here, but there is some definite foreshadowing going on for sure.

2

“Poughkeepsie.”

So, the Winchester brothers definitely brought back some SPN nostalgia for us in this episode.  In Dean’s mind or loop, he is running his bar, “Rocky’s Bar,” with the help of Pamela.  Pamela was blinded and died earlier on Supernatural, but it’s always fun to see a familiar face, even if it’s in some kind of wacky time loop.  Nice to see you, Pamela!  When Sam and Castiel enter Dean’s mind, they realize that Dean is being distracted by a loop of contentment.  It doesn’t seem like they will have any luck getting through to Dean, but Sam is not ready to lose hope and simply says, “Poughkeepsie.”  Sure, it’s a town in New York, but Supernatural fans will also remember that this is a code word that Sam and Dean use, basically meaning, “drop everything and run.”  The code word works like a charm and Dean’s memories come rushing back to him.  Dean realizes that he has the power in his mind and is able to trap Michael for now, but it’s only a matter of time before Michael finds a way to break free.

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“What am I supposed to do with this?”

It seems like everything is back to normal for now, only Billie makes a special guest appearance to shake things up.  Billie has been warning Sam and Dean for quite some time now, but Dean has really been making things difficult by jumping from world to world, which has consequences.  Billie explains that Dean used to have endless books filled with possible ways that he could die.  However, his actions have now led to them all having the same ending, involving Michael using Dean to end the world.  Only there is one other possible ending, which is not revealed to us just yet.  Based on Dean’s reaction, I’m guessing that it must involve sacrificing someone he truly loves.  Does this mean Sam or Castiel or Jack?  I’m not sure, but the possibilities could be endless here.  I would love to hear some of your theories on what you think this alternate ending says.  Stay tuned!

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