Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” season 13 episode 19: “Funeralia”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 13 episode 19 last night, I learned that redemption is possible for everyone and that it’s never too late to do the right thing.  We sometimes just need someone to believe in us and then the rest is up to us.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Funeralia,” Sam and Dean reach out to Rowena for some help but are politely turned down due to her other engagements.  Meanwhile, Cas visits heaven and tries to get some reinforcements but is in for a surprise.   My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 13 episode 19 are:

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“She’s right you never go to parties.”

In the beginning of the episode, Sam and Dean are trying to figure out what their next move is especially since Gabriel walked out on them, declining to join the team.  Rowena seems like the next best option to help them get to Mary and Jack, but she is otherwise engaged when they reach out.  Rowena overhears Castiel and asks if the “handsome angel is there,” to which Castiel mechanically responds with, “um hello.”  After hearing a lot of background noise, the Winchester brothers quickly realize that Rowena is at a party.  She hangs up on them before they can get more information out of her and she proves that a passionate tango dance can be hotter than you think when she literally burns a woman alive at the party.

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“She started taking me to the light.  It didn’t work out.”

After Sam and Dean realize where Rowena is, they decide to head out there to deal with her in person.  They get an uninvited guest in the back seat of their car, however; when Jessica the reaper makes an appearance.  Jessica explains that she is there to act as a sort of “baby monitor.”  She has been listening in and keeping an eye on the Winchester brothers for quite some time now, but only just decided to show up now to offer herself as a resource in this case.  Sam and Dean are suspicious about this, but listen up all the same.  They learn that people have been dying outside of their assigned timeline and that their reapers have been killed as well.  While Sam and Dean now understand the reaper’s invested interest in this, they still need to find out why Rowena is doing this.

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“Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? 

Dean of course eagerly replies with, “Ashton’s second best movie,” which keeps the laughs coming even when literally faced with Death himself…or herself now.  The reaper explains that Billie, now known as Death, is not getting involved directly, but has clearly taken notice of Rowena’s actions.  She explains that if reapers continue to die along with people outside of their timeline, it will cause a ripple effect and throw off the grand design.  If this continues much further, Jessica thinks that the slate will need to be wiped clean and that the world would need to start over, which is not what anyone wants.  Jessica reveals an important piece of information when she lets Sam and Dean know that Rowena’s ultimate death will be by Sam’s hand.  There is no other alternative version, which puts a lot of responsibility on Sam and also places him in danger at the same time.

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“It’s a sports term like slam dunk.”

As Castiel shows off his knowledge on the usage of the term, “Hail Mary,” he thinks that the angels may be able to help them even though approaching them can be extremely dangerous.  Castiel goes up to heaven and the angels think that perhaps they can help each other.  They offer him a deal and explain that he must bring up Gabriel and then they can help.  Castiel tries to clarify that this will not work, but it is later explained to him that heaven is running out of power and that there are barely any angels left to keep it running.  It is revealed that Gabriel could be the key to preventing this from happening.  It looks like everyone desperately needs Gabriel’s help, but will he come to his senses and do the right thing?

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“Sometimes life is unfair…some things just are.”

After learning that Sam will be responsible for her ultimate undoing, Rowena holds him captive and threatens to end his life.  Billie finally appears before her and Rowena demands for her to bring back her son, Crowley from the dead.  Rowena is clearly still in a lot of pain over her son’s death and feels that it was unjust and cruel.  Even though she is in the wrong with her actions, her vulnerability in this moment is heartfelt.  After Billie tells Rowena that she will not be blackmailed, Rowena cannot follow through and kill Sam.  Billie tells her that she knew she would never kill Sam, which shows how far Rowena has come.  Rowena truly has loyalty and some love toward Sam and even though she knows he will kill her in the end, she still can’t take his life.  Rowena still has the chance to be redeemed and agrees to help Sam and Dean.  They warn her that Lucifer is still around, but Rowena tells them she is no longer afraid of him.  After all, Sam is now the greater threat.

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Supernatural in the comments section  below.  Happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

@TV_Fanatic_Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” season 13 episode 18: “Bring ‘em Back Alive”

Happy Friday the 13th TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 13 episode 18 last night, I learned that you should never mistake “hookers” for “porn stars,” especially when mentioning them appears to be the key to snapping an archangel back to reality.  Seriously Sam that was a rookie mistake.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Bring ‘em Back Alive,” Dean and Ketch head through the rift to find Jack and Mary, but Dean spots a familiar face that has him thinking twice about his next move.  Meanwhile, Cas and Sam team up to help heal Gabriel and Lucifer tries out his new job as “God.”  My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 13 episode 18 are:

5

“If you had your heart set on Mai Tais…sorry.”

After Dean and Ketch travel through the rift, they end up in some sort of barren winter wonderland, which looks nothing like the place Dean was before.  Dean tries to figure out where they are and quickly realizes that he is not exactly sure where to start looking.  Ketch comments on how nice the vacation spot is but the two are interrupted before they can get much further with their banter.  They witness several humans being executed by angels.  Dean gets wounded and poisoned and Ketch doesn’t leave his side, trying to help as much as he can.  While we are not sure if Ketch has truly shifted over to good, he is giving it is his best effort.  Dean even awards him the “anti-poison merit badge award,” proving that he appreciates his help maybe just a little.

4

Team Sam and Castiel.

Sam is left behind to make sense of what is going on with Gabriel and Castiel arrives for reinforcements.  While Castiel clearly does not agree with Dean’s decision to go into the rift alone with Ketch, he agrees to help Sam with the matter at hand.  Gabriel is clearly traumatized and is not up for speaking.  Sam tries to spoon-feed him his grace to help heal him, but Castiel dryly explains, “Sam, I don’t think he’s going to open up and let the choo choo in.”  They quickly discover that Gabriel has marked up the walls with what happened to him, starting with his fake death and mixing in some nonsense about Monte Carlo and “porn stars.”  Castiel explains he goes on for quite a bit about “porn stars,” but at least he is communicating to prove that his intellect is still present.

3

Lucifer tries out working in the field.

We finally get to see Lucifer again who is now ruling heaven.  Lucifer is bored and is not happy that the angels aren’t doing everything possible to find Jack.  Jo reminds him that he is there to “make heaven better” and politely turns down his request for “strip poker.”  Jo is not amused when Lucifer begins whining that the angels respected his father more, explaining that “Your father created.  You inherited.”  She’s absolutely right and even Lucifer decides to give working in the field a try.  He hilariously appears at an exorcism and tells the demon to take a hike, leaving the priests in shock.  After he tries to explain that he got a bad reputation as Lucifer, he ends up killing them and is now back at square one.  No one said that trying to act like God would be easy.  After Lucifer reveals that he made a lot of fake promises, including being able to give the angels back their wings, Jo is done playing games.  She walks out on him, but not before telling him that she thinks he is scared to find his son and seems to really hit home with this.

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“The world needs you.  Please help us.”

Sam is getting frustrated with Gabriel and doesn’t know what else to do.  In an inspiring moment, Sam explains to Gabriel that he knows exactly what he is feeling.  Like Gabriel, Sam used to think he could escape his calling, but soon realized that the world needed him and he accepted his fate.  He tells Gabriel, “This is where I make the world a better place.  The world needs you.  We need you.  I need you.”  After briefly mentioning “hookers” in his pep talk, Gabriel finally speaks and says, “Porn stars.  They were porn stars, Sam.”  Not the first words you might be expecting from a powerful archangel, but we’ll take it.  After all, Sam and Dean just used up the angel grace to heal Gabriel so they desperately need him to join the team.  This is all interrupted when Asmodeus barges in and tries to kidnap Gabriel again.  Only he is in for a surprise when Gabriel destroys him instead.  Unfortunately, Gabriel turns down the request to join the team and leaves.  When Dean returns he is more than angry.  We know that they need more grace to open the rift again, but will Gabriel have a change of heart?

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Dean rescues the other Charlie.

I’m sure fans everywhere were beyond excited to see Charlie in this episode.  Well not the Charlie from the real world, but another version of her is absolutely acceptable.  After Dean spots her, he tells Ketch that she might know where Mary and Jack are since she is clearly working with the resistance against Michael.  Ketch tries to get Dean to stay on the task at hand, but Dean refuses to leave her behind.  In a moment of vulnerability, Dean confides in Ketch and explains that Charlie was like a sister to him and that she was brutally murdered.  Dean feels like he let her down and doesn’t want to do the same thing here.  Ketch also confides in Dean and explains that he lost many comrades along the way but always just told himself that it was his duty.  Dean of course responds with, “Well you do suck.”  Either way, it seems like these two have finally come together, as Ketch agrees to help Dean rescue Charlie.  Even though Charlie doesn’t know who Dean is, she is more than grateful.  Charlie and Ketch stay behind and agree to help find Jack and Mary and Dean heads back through the rift.  While we are still not sure if we can completely trust Ketch, at least alternate Charlie will be there to keep him in line.  Now about that angel grace.  Perhaps Rowena can help since she will be in the next episode.  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Supernatural  below.  Happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

@TV_Fanatic_Girl

Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” season 13 episode 14: “Whatever it Takes”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 13 episode 14 last night, I am left pondering the quote:  “war does not determine who is right—only who is left.”  It seems that Castiel is more than ready for war, but are the Winchester brothers prepared to make the sacrifices needed to bring about the greater good?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Good Intentions,” Jack and Mary run into an old friend who helps save the day and Castiel explores his own purpose for returning to earth.  Meanwhile, Sam and Dean try to make a decision based on their moral compasses, while Donatello goes completely mad from the raw energy of the demon tablet.  My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 13 episode 14 are:

5

“Dude if bacon’s what kills me…then I win.”

Sam and Dean are not about to give up on getting Jack and Mary back safely while defeating Lucifer in the process.  Sounds like a tall order for sure, but it looks like the prophet, Donatello may be able to help decipher the demon tablet.  Unfortunately, Donatello goes completely mad in the process, hearing voices as he is overwhelmed by the text.  It’s up to Sam and Dean to help pick up the pieces, but not before Dean enjoys his favorite breakfast food.

4

“They are equally pretty.”

When Dean tags along with Castiel to summon the ancient warriors they need the hearts of, it seems like an easy enough task.  However, Dean is not convinced that Castiel got all the words in the summoning spell correct when no one initially appears to fight them to the death.  Castiel comically reminds Dean that “I don’t get words wrong,” as the two warriors appear to fight Dean and Castiel.  While Dean is distracted by their “loincloths,” Castiel tries to get him to take this seriously.  After all, they are using weapons forged from God…or touched by God that is.  The two warriors begin arguing in their native language over which one to kill first and have an interesting dilemma on their hands.  One of them suggests killing the pretty one first, but they come to the conclusion that Dean and Castiel are “equally pretty.”  While this distraction gets the two warriors killed off seamlessly by Dean, they do not have hearts, which doesn’t get Castiel and Dean any closer to finding an ingredient to open up the gate.

3

Bobby is back!

Well Bobby from another world is back…but still fans are always excited to see the return of one of our favorite hunters.  When Jack and Mary are fleeing from the angels, Bobby pops up with perfect timing to lead them to safety.  He reveals that he knew his own version of Mary Campbell and that she saved his life on more than one occasion.  Mary realizes that this other Mary never made the deal with the demon that helped protect her sons, leaving her alone and heart-broken.  It doesn’t seem like either choice was the right one, but a world without Sam and Dean Winchester is not a world we want to live in.  Bobby becomes paranoid when he discovers that Jack is half-angel, looking out for the best interest of the people he is protecting, but Mary tries to get him to see reason, understanding that Jack is the key to returning to her world safely.  While it’s unlikely Bobby will return to Sam and Dean’s world, it’s good to know that a familiar face is looking out for their family.

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Jack’s powers are advancing.

In the beginning of the episode, the angel, Zachariah is playing mind games with Jack, desperately trying to trick him onto their side.  Jack proves to be stronger than they anticipated, however; as fear is unable to break him.  When Zachariah tries to show him the flaw in humanity and how they are responsible for the destruction of the earth, Jack sees through this despite only being alive for 6 months.  He recognizes that none of this is real and tells Mary that he will protect her no matter what.  Even though Mary is willing to sacrifice her life for the cause, Jack proves to be more powerful than anyone thought possible.  When Mary is attacked, Jack channels his powers and is able to destroy an angel.  It seems like he is the key to stopping Michael’s army and getting Mary home safely, but will he be able to stop his father, Lucifer?  Time will tell.

1

“Whatever it Takes.”

Castiel contemplates his purpose and why he returned to earth and realizes it is to stop the pending war that is coming.  Castiel understands that he needs to do what’s necessary in times of war and tries to explain this to Sam and Dean who do not want him to put Donatello out of his misery.  Castiel taps into his mind to get the spell he needs, leaving Donatello brain-dead to the disbelief of the Winchester brothers.  He explains that he is doing what a soldier would in a time of war and tells them that “some people just can’t be saved.”  While Castiel is taking extreme measures, his methods do lead to us finding out the 4 ingredients needed to stop Lucifer and to bring Jack and Mary back to their world.  The four ingredients are:  “Grace of an archangel, a fruit from the tree of life, the Seal of Solomon, and blood from a most holy man.”  While we know that Gabriel is the archangel, how will they obtain the other three ingredients?  What other sacrifices will need to be made for the greater good?  While Castiel is clearly on board to do whatever it takes to win, will Sam and Dean be able to overcome their own doubts to do what’s necessary?

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Supernatural  below.  Happy viewing and happy belated 40th birthday to Jensen Ackles!  We love you Dean Winchester! 🙂

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” season 13 episode 13: “Devil’s Bargain”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 13 episode 13 last night, I learned that it is possible to go from a homeless beggar to the king of heaven within 24 hours.  Seems impossible, right?  Well not for our favorite foe, Lucifer, who will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Devil’s Bargain,” Sam and Dean are thrilled to have Castiel back, but they are still not any closer to finding their mother, Mary and Jack.  An unlikely frenemy approaches them and is not to be trusted but it looks like they will all need to work together in order to hunt down Lucifer.  Meanwhile, Lucifer finds a new “gal pal” in Sister Jo who is a better business woman than an angel, played by Dean’s wife in real life, Daneel AcklesMy top 5 moments from Supernatural season 13 episode 13 are:

5

Lucifer begs for money.

After his encounter with Castiel, Lucifer is still weakened and is seeking out a never-ending supply of grace wherever he goes.  He even takes out Cupid without a hint of remorse, leaving his lifeless corpse for the Winchester brothers to find later on.  In his weakened state, Lucifer realizes that he is hungry but doesn’t have any money on him.  He takes a cue from a nearby homeless man and tries his turn at begging for money but learns that he doesn’t really have the right vibe for this.  The homeless man explains that he comes across too forceful and aggressive and takes Lucifer for a snack out of a dumpster.  Talk about hitting rock bottom.  Perhaps Lucifer can learn a valuable lesson from the kindness of strangers.

4

The miracles of Sister Jo.

Daneel Ackles, Jensen Ackle’s wife in real life has joined the cast and is making quite the impression on Lucifer.  As an angel, she was considered lower level and had a monotonous responsibility that had her aspiring for more.  On earth, she puts her skills to work and finds out that she is an excellent business woman.  She heals people for money, performing miracles on a daily basis, but perhaps her most impressive skill is her ability to manipulate Lucifer.  Lucifer initially wants to drain Sister Jo of her grace, but she convinces him to keep her grace on tap, taking what he needs a little at a time so he can get to his full strength, which also keeps her alive.  She double crosses Castiel and the Winchester brothers and stands by Lucifer’s side, proving to be a worthy opponent for sure.

3

Ketch is back…again.

It seems like Sam and Dean cannot get rid of Mr. Ketch no matter how hard they try.  They cross paths with him again and learn that they have a common goal of taking out Lucifer.  Ketch eagerly suggests a team effort but this is not to Castiel’s liking, who instantly knocks him out with the tap of his finger as the Winchester brothers throw him in the back of their trunk for safe-keeping.  While they recognize that they need to find out what he knows, they all come to the consensus that he should be discarded afterwards.  Ketch comes in handy later on, however; saving the Winchesters from Lucifer’s wrath, but they still don’t trust him just yet.  While Mr. Ketch is resourceful, we know what he is capable of and the brothers are right to be cautious.

2

Lucifer reads the bible.

When Lucifer is hiding out in a motel with Sister Jo, he takes on some light reading of the bible.  Lucifer comically asks “does anybody fact check this stuff?”  While Lucifer doesn’t seem to think they got it all right in the bible, he is intrigued by it.  He even then comments about how God stole some of his best lines, continuing to read through his life story for some entertainment.

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“Hail to the king…baby.”

Lucifer gathers a group of angels and tries to make a deal with them, offering to run heaven for them.  He even sweetens the deal by telling them he can get their wings back, which seems to be the right leverage.  Lucifer recognizes that he cannot obtain all this power and be on his own, which hasn’t worked for him in the past.  He needs committed soldiers who will follow his every whim.  But what about an archangel?  At the end of the episode, we learn that Gabriel is alive and being held captive.  Could he be the key to finding Jack and Mary?  Will he be able to stop Lucifer?  What is his connection to the tablets?  We will have to wait until March 1st 2018 for new episodes to return, but it’s clear that the Winchester brothers are not out of the woods just yet with all these new threats coming into power.  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Supernatural  below.  Happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl