Friday, April 27, 2012

Live-Blogging 'Supernatural's' "The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo"...


- Why is Dean (Jensen Ackles) still using that flask? Shouldn't he have some respect for the deceased? I guess it would be kind of cool if he could control when Bobby (Jim Beaver) shows up, though. Call him in when you need him most, don't tap into his energy too much, etc. Of course, that might make Bobby a magic button, and this show doesn't do well with those...

- It's interesting that Bob Singer called this episode the closest to a caper that the show has ever done, and yet it's starting with such a crash course in the Leviathan mythology and plan for the season. The latter is exactly where we need to be at this point in the story, and the pace, while a bit exposition to play catch-up, is the cylinder these boys need to fire on.

- I like the idea of Bobby being jealous of Frank (Kevin R. McNally). He's such a lovable curmudgeon! Even in death.

- Aw, Dean said "baby." I love his love for that old hunk of metal.

- Am I the only one who doesn't quite trust this email actually came from Frank? To me, that's the perfect Leviathan trap!

- Oh man, I love Charlie (Felicia Day) already. The scooter; the adolescent bopping to music, the toys at her desk, the do-gooding with charity contributions from someone else's bank account...

- Ohh, so that's what I've been doing wrong. I have a problem with authority, too, but I have not set myself up as indispensable; I prefer merely to not deal with most people.

- So fired is a euphemism for "Leviathan food," right?

- Oh Charlie, you're such a nerd (I say this with love). I fear I won't get all your references.

- I'm going to encrypt my laptop with a nice game of Oregon Trail. You know, as soon as I learn how to write real code. Remember the days when the internet was all about HTML? All this user-friendly B.S. has made us dumber.

- Wait, didn't Dean already point out the middle of the death star thing?

- Personally, I'd like to see Bobby run into Dick (James Patrick Stuart) and "go vengeful." Wouldn't that solve most of their problems? Sure, they'd have to torch the flask and send Bobby away permanently, but I hate to say it, but it might be a small price to pay. Save the world and all that. You know, what the Winchesters do.

- That Harry Potter bobblehead is going to come to life soon, right? Every time they cut to an insert of it, I smell cursed object!

- The correct response from Charlie right now would be to assume Frank is a crazy man. But she's such a genre fan, she's probably going to buy into these babblings.

- I guess it would have been overkill or just plain redundant to have Charlie believe Frank's writings because she was a fangirl. But watching her reaction to the readings couldn't help but make me wonder what Day would have been like in the role of Becky...or even Sera Seige, the Carver Edlund publisher (and big book fan). I feel like she would have added a layer of credibility and stripped a little bit of the "crazy" away.

- Was her sword toy just cheaply made or is Sam (Jared Padalecki) really that...tree-like?

- Borax may not torture humans like it does Leviathans, but it's still a chemical and probably shouldn't come into direct contact with the skin. Also, who's going to clean up her floor!?

- Well, at least you can die for a cause, right, Charlie? Doesn't make you feel better? Yeah, me either. The corporate B.S. at Google would win me over in that scenario, too.

- Wait, how the hell did Bobby put his own flask in Charlie's bag? I guess he's getting really good at moving objects. 

- When did Sam have time to read or watch Harry Potter!? Hey Charlie, can you hand over the flask? I need a drink, too...

- Aw, "kick in the ass!" What a great shout-out!

- Whoa, ghost Bobby is a little creepy when he's just lurking over an unsuspecting shoulder.

- I can't help but be super curious as to which line before this flirting scene Day was referring to when she said it was the one she laughed at the hardest. It must have been the "I was drunk; it was Comic Con" one. That can imply so many scenes-- tattoo or unspoken subtext. And if you're going to play with the fun episode title, then shouldn't her tattoo actually be what the title says it is? You know, just for *some* continuity.

- He does have boobs, Dean; he's kind of a big dude.

- Too bad Charlie doesn't swing Dean's way. They'd make a perfect couple.

- I am digging the split-screen. It fits the caper style, tech-savvy nature of this episode.

- Wait, could "W1NN1NG" be an implication that Charlie Sheen is also a Leviathan?

- Oh Bobby, let's not "Yoda" anything. It's just going to distract, and potentially scare, Charlie, who has gotten on board with Leviathans but ghosts may be just out of her reach.

- Wow, she took to the whole deception thing quite quickly now. Someone found her metaphorical balls.

- Dean knows Veronica Mars!? What is going on tonight!?

- Please forgive me, but this development is just begging for it: WHAT'S IN THE BOX!?

- Wait, a Borax bomb? But this can't possibly be the end of Dick. That would be so anticlimactic. Bobby deserves to get his revenge!

- I'm not sure, should Charlie be saying thank you when Dick says he can feed every fact in her brain to someone else, but it'd be a poor substitute, still missing something? It's obviously said to be threatening, menacing, and yet, it's the highest compliment, isn't it?

- Dick's face appears to be healing pretty quickly from that Borax, but at least he's still around for Bobby to get one final blow in. I'd love to see him strike out for once. Ever since killing his wife-- that second time-- he's seemed a bit reluctant to take down some. But Dick deserves it more than most. And then he should be able to finally be reunited with his wife, right?

- Sam scooping Charlie into his arms = L.O.L. Too reminiscent of King Kong and Fay Wray?

- Wait, can Dick even see Bobby?

- Oh, never mind. But Bobby isn't a monster, Dick! And even if he turns into one taking you down, it will so be worth it. I'm not sorry, but I love it when these guys go dark. I still prefer Soulless Sam over regular Sammy, and I think I'd love Angry Spirit Bobby.

- Charlie can create any identity for herself now. What are the odds she renames herself Hermione?

- Wait, seriously; that's your closing scene? That feels so abrupt! Did you just need to tack something on to fill the time? A seriously fun ride of an episode just went out with a whimper :(

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