Friday, 18 April 2014

Spoilers Sweeties! Official Description Supernatural 9.21 "King of the Damned"

OMG OMG OMG. So I totally read this title and wondered if this related to Dean. Oh wait... you better read it first.

“King of the Damned” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

ABADDON BLACKMAILS CROWLEY — Castiel (Misha Collins) captures one of Metatron’s angels (guest star Gordon Woolvet) and asks Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) for help with the interrogation. Dean eagerly accepts, which doesn’t go unnoticed by Sam. Meanwhile, Abaddon (guest star Alaina Huffman) demands Crowley (Mark Sheppard) help her kill Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles). When he refuses, she reveals her shocking bargaining chip. Also, Castiel (Misha Collins) sets a meeting with Gadreel (guest star Tahmoh Penikett). PJ Pesce directed the episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner (#921). 


Right. So this is the 3rd to last episode of the season and obviously things are going to be heating up. It's not unusual for Supernatural to have one or two filler style eps (though really, are any totally fillers? Most add to the mythology somehow, if not the over arching myth of the season, the over arching myth of the show!), close to the end of the season, but the last 3 eps are always when we start on the high speed rollercoaster to finaleland. EEEEEEEEEEP!

Two things here...  

1. "Dean eagerly accepts, which doesn’t go unnoticed by Sam." I hope this means Sam says something to Dean about the whole Mark = Dean being all megaviolent thing.

2. "When he refuses, she reveals her shocking bargaining chip." WHAT IS IT? WHAT IS IT!!!!

Oh, hey let's make it 3.

3. "Castiel sets a meeting with Gadreel" - Yup, I'm waiting for Gadreel to realise the road with Metatron is full of megalomaniacal bumps! Here's hoping this is when he has a change of heart. I still feel he may have a redemption arc. (Not for Kevin, no redemption there, but for his previous sins).

Okay there was also a very vague season finale spoiler on EOnline from The Carver. Of course it was vague... IT WAS FROM CARVER! If you want to read it... it says nothing really... but if you want to read it... scroll downwards. If not, get out now!

Non Spoiler-phobes keep going.

Keeeeeep going

Just a little further

Just a little further still

Okay here we go

When to Watch: Tuesday, May 20 at 9 p.m.

What to Expect: A fierce battle! "All bets are off when Sam, Dean and Castiel take the fight to Metatron," boss Jeremy Carver warns. "Uneasy alliances and brutal choices await...all culminating in shocking consequences." Gulp.


Hit me with your thoughts!


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Promo photos from Supernatural 9.19 "Alex Annie Alexis Ann"

Okie dokie... We have a new episode AND new photos from the next episode! Awww CW, you're spoiling us! KEEP SPOILING US!

Here we go...  So remembering...there are vampires involved.

Dean has his trusty beheading machete! 

Sam: "How come Dean always gets to hold the knife?"
(I thought of dirty subtitles but decided to keep those to myself...)

Sam looking spectaculacular! I like his shirt!

Ruh roh!

Um... Um... Where was I?
Oh right!

*yells at computer* HE'S BEHIND YOU, DEAN!

2 boys and a Baby

Look at those male modelling sons of bitches!

Ruh roh! Sammy's all trussed up... again.

Not good. Not good. Though Sam... never mind.

Wait. What's this dude got....

ON NOES! Not only is Sam strapped to a chair...he's being bled! Noooooooo!
Usually I'm all down for a bound Sammy, but this looks serious!

I have a feeling this vamp is about to lose his head and it's going to be gruesome and awesome!
That'll learn him to mess with Dean's Sammy!


Guh again!

JODY! In hunter uniform! Nice use of plaid and khaki, Sheriff Mills!

While Dean's not looking, Sam strikes a pose!

They look like twins! Jody has learnt the special hunter skill of.... LAYERING!

They all look awesome. Oh yeah. Awesomeness abounds.

I love Sheriff Mills.



Monday, 14 April 2014

The Light on Spoilers, Heavy on Squee Preview of Supernatural 9.18 "Meta Fiction"

Well that's it folks! We got through it! The last hellatus of the season and the toughest one, because this was SHOWERHELLATUS! Yes...we were made to wait and wait after a preview featuring Dean in the shower! I cruel! But before I get to THAT, let's look at where we've been.

When we last saw Sam and Dean, they were on the same page...well at least about Abaddon, everything else is anyone's guess! (It hurts, it hurts!)

It turns out, Abaddon is stealing souls to create her own demon army and take control of Hell and probably everything else in the bargain. So stopping Abaddon just became priority mission number 1 for the Winchesters.

Dean is feeling a lot of feels and some of them are because of the Mark of Cain and the First Blade. Having had his hands on the Blade, he's been jonesing for it ever since...and one person knows this for sure, Crowley. Of course, Dean is also just damn well down and out about everything. Having his brother distance himself like he has is never going to not make Dean hurt all over. Add to that guilt and fear and everything in between and Dean's back sneaky drinking the hard stuff and getting darker and darker and this is not going anywhere good! Gah! Thankfully, Sam is noticing and even if Dean trying to cover how he's really feeling, Sam is seeing that something is decidedly not right in Deanland.

Crowley most obviously knows a lot more about the Mark and the Blade than he's let on. He has a plan for Dean and he's playing Dean beautifully. He's appealing to all of Dean's insecurities, trying to bond over addiction and conveniently being the only person that will listen him. When Dean needs someone at the moment, he's reaching out to Crowley because he doesn't feel there's anyone else who would understand. He doesn't feel like he has anyone else full stop. For obvious reasons, he doesn't feel like he can reach out to Sam...even though I am quite sure Sam would be wide open to Dean in his time of need. Damn it, boys! Dean is sliding down a dark and slippery slope. This isn't going anywhere good at all!

As for the angel war. When last we saw Castiel, he was becoming the new leader of the angel revolution and Metatron was off doing whatever with his God complex and his lapdog, Gadreel (the dumbest angel in the garrison).

And that, ladies and germs, brings us to...

“Meta Fiction” 

METATRON OFFERS CASTIEL A DEAL — Metatron (Curtis Armstrong) attempts to get Castiel (Misha Collins) to join forces with him. Still furious with Metatron, Castiel (Misha Collins) refuses, which sets a surprising plan in motion.  Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) capture Gadreel (Tahmoh Penikett).  Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson (#918).   

Oh boy howdy! It's a party! 

Robbie Thompson always delivers lovely episodes. He writes with equal amounts of humour and pathos and large dollops of perfectly positioned pop culture references. I love his stuff, so I'm wrapped that we have another episode from Robbie. The last episode Thomas J. Wright directed was "Holy Terror", which it really was!

So we finally get to see the brothers confront and beat the snot out of Gadreel. Weeee! I wonder how that's going to end. Does Metatron burst in and save Gadreel? Or will this be the end of him? What the hell is this surprising plan that Castiel sets in motion? 

It sounds like a lot is going on in this episode and all these characters are at some point together. Look!

So that's all exciting! 

Okay, shall we look at the promo?

It looks so goooooood, doesn't it? So much happening! I love that Metatron is writing the story here. How very meta of Metatron. It reminds me of Chuck! (Only in that he's writing about the characters in Supernatural....and maybe that he's little and a bit scruffy.)

Looking at the text on the page being typed, the Horn of Gabriel is mentioned, huh and Metatron has Cas saying "What if I fail again". Sooo interesting.

I also love seeing the bros work together to nab Gadreel in the Holy fire. That looks expertly played. I love me some smart Winchesters! Team Winchester activate!

I am wondering, with the showerhellatus and all, if this is just one episode in this promo. You know how sometimes they pop in stuff from a couple of eps after a haitus? But here's hoping it's all in this one, because it looks epic!

And then there's Dean showering and shirtlessly looking in the mirror...flashing his tatt *sigh* I have a feeling this scene is going to happen at the top of the episode and give us a bit more of an insight into how the MoC is making him feel, possibly with quick cuts to flashbacks, all whilst he's having a private, wet and drippy moment. But then I could be totally wrong! Happens all the time!

By the way, this will be the 4th time we've seen Dean showering, the others being "Bugs", "Mystery Spot" and "Of Grave Importance." He also looked at himself in the mirror in the bathroom in a simiar way as in this promo in "Lazarus Rising" when he was remembering Hell...even though he'd just said he didn't. We saw Sam coming out of the shower in "Hell House". These things are important. 

Okay, so what about the preview clip.

It's a bit of a short one! Only 10 seconds longer than the promo! Geesh. 

What's going on with the Mark? Wouldn't it be cool if it was like Harry Potter's scar and started to twitch when Abaddon was nearby! Yeah, probably not, but I do wonder if it's causing Dean pain or if it's just that he's so aware of it because everything in him is now screaming out for the Blade.

I wonder how long it's going to be before Sammy calls bullshit on Dean's "Yeah, I'm fine" nonsense. The way he's looking at his brother, he knows craps going down. I just hope he decides to put their bad blood aside and try to reach out to Dean. Remember when Jared said it's going to take something big to bring Sam and Dean back together emotionally? Is that where we're heading towards with Dean? Is Sam going to have to stop him giving into the First Blade entirely. 

Be interesting if Dean's faced with killing Abaddon. but that it means he'll be lost forever. What will the brothers do? It'll be kind of like Sam and the trials and closing the gates of Hell, huh? Is that where we're going? A reverse of Sacrifice? Where they have to decide again whether their lives and love and the future lives they could save outweigh the greater good of this one act? Is it going to be Sam who tells Dean to step away from the plan this time? Gosh, do you think that's where we're going? Dean being the one taken over by something supernatural and Sam having to talk Dean out of dying for the cause? Would Sam talk him out of it do you think? Will Sam have to come face to face his words from earlier in the season and decide whether he can hold true to them? OMG! I hope this is where we're going, because it's so intriguing and smart.

Like I said in the latest Women of Letters podcast, where Jules and I discussed "Blade Runners" and "Mother's Little Helper" (sorry about the lack of written reviews btw), where we're going with the bros seems to me to be all about understanding and maybe, hopefully, acceptance. The brothers continually go through similar experiences in a mirroring of each other's paths. Whether trying for a 'normal' life, trips to Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, the brothers share these experiences and it really should help them to be more understanding and accepting of each other. It should. But Dean has never had something supernatural coursing through his veins and Sam has never been on the other side of that. This is very much a flip of season 4 in that regard. Hmmmm. Eeeee! I'm clapping my hands with glee at the possibilities!


We only have 6 episodes until the end of the season. I'm terrified, quite frankly and I can't wait to see what happens and where all of this has been going. I CAN'T WAIT (and then I'll be sad because the season will be over. THANK CHUCK FOR SEASON 10!)

Enjoy the episode everyone! *whispers* Enjoy Dean showering....


HOLD THE PRESSES! Here's the CHCH promo!


Oh gosh, so it looks like the boys go to rescue Cas. Try to do a deal with Metatron. I guess they offer up Gadreel as a trade.  

"We can't trust Metatron" Too right Dean! Gahhhh!

"It's going to be a hell of a show" HELLZ YEAH IT IS!

Enjoy everyone!

Women of Letters talk Blade Runners and Mother's Little Helper - Supernatural Podcast.

In this edition of The Women Of Letters podcast, Jules from Superwiki and I talk about the episodes "Blade Runners" and "Mother's Little Helper".

We discuss the Mark of Cain and the affect it's having on Dean. Whether it's wholly the Mark or whether being emotionally disenfranchised from his brother is the cause of his return to hard liquor etc.

We discuss the brother's relationship and Sam's obvious growing concern for Dean and we talk Crowley's addiction and what his game may be!

All that and a whole lot more!

Enjoy and thanks for listening!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Promotional photos and SNEAK PEEK Clip - Supernatural 9.18 "Meta Fiction"

Soooooo just under a week to go and we've got some promo pics and a sneak peek! Now before you go getting excited, there are not promo pics of Dean showering and the sneak peek is not of him suddsing up. DAMN IT. But there is still plenty of awesome!

It looks like Cas has been cornered by fangirls...AGAIN!

Then freeze frame. Then cut to black, act out.
Freeze frame.
Um...Yeah. Freeze frame.

Casually leaning on the Impala looking awesome.

I think keeping their distance from Metatron is a good idea. Also it doesn't make him look so wee in the frame next to the gigantic Moose and pretty big Squirrel!

Cas and his sexy angel girlfriends. Or maybe captors. Either/or they're sexy!

That's just your finger, Metatron...not a gun.

Did they have Gadreel stashed in the trunk? 
"Impala - with a trunk big enough for carrying demons or angels!" 
That should be the Impala's tag line.

The gangs all here (and their fists are balled, so they're either mad or it was freezing the day they shot this!)

Oh Dean and your frowny face. So purdy.

Um. Um. *sigh* Um.

Casual no tie Cas. I like. This is a lovely shot of him!

Action shot with Baby!

Wouldn't you just love to be driving down the road and see them hanging around the Impala like this? Or maybe not...because that would mean there was trouble about! Okay... I STILL WOULD!


Popping by the gas-n-sip for a cold beverage and to kill an angel or two.

I should be looking at how awesome it is that Dean has Gadreel trapped...but I'm looking at Dean's legs. Because, legs.

It's like staring into the sun! Wait. That's probably not what Gadreel's thinking, I think it's:
"I must concentrate real hard so I don't stare at his sexy lips"
Yep, that'd be it.

Well really, he had it coming.


I wanna kill him.
No, I do.
But Dean, he possessed me.
Yeah, well he tricked me and pretended to be this other nice angel.
Not quite the same Dean.
Okay, how about this...
I'm listening.
We both stab him in his smug angel face.
Like a team.
Yeah, but business team...because that's how you want it Sam, right? *drips with sarcasm*.
*rolls eyes* Whatever Dean, let's just do it.

Okie dokie! Here's the sneak peek clip!

Just call him on his bullshit, Sam because he's so not FINE. CRAAAAAAAAP. And is the Mark itching for action, like, literally? Or maybe it's like Harry Potter's scar and when he gets closer to Abaddon it twinges! That'd be cool. This made me think of ghost sickness itch! Except...I don't think this is going to end in an epic rendition of Eye of the Tiger.

I has so much worry for Dean. He's just.... ACK. I has worry *wibble*


Friday, 4 April 2014

Spoilers Sweeties! Official Description Supernatural 9.19 - "Alex Annie Alexis Ann"

It's getting toooooo close to the end of the season! Too close because it'll be finished for the year and too close because I'm starting to get my usual OMG I'M SCARED OUT OF MY WITS FOR MY BOYS feeling brewing in my tummy. Or maybe that's the curry I had last sure it's fear for the brothers Winchester!

I love Kim Rhodes. I do. Girl crush city. She's awesome and so is her character Sheriff Mills and so help me Supernatural if you kill her I will do what I always do, cry and wail and maybe rant a bit and then keep watching because I can't stay mad at you even when I'm mad at you! (Please don't kill Jody). overwhelming nervousness's the synopsis for episode 19, which will air on April 22. 

“Alex Annie Alexis Ann” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)

SHERIFF MILLS TRIES TO SAVE A YOUNG GIRL FROM A VAMPIRE NEST — Sheriff Mills (guest star Kim Rhodes) calls Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) after she kills a vampire who attacked a prisoner named Annie (guest star Katherine Ramdeen). They discover Annie was kidnapped by a family of vampires who use her as bait to lure in humans they can then feed on. Sheriff Mills tries to rescue Annie from her captors, but finds out the hard way that family always comes first. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Robert Berens (#919).

I've like Robert Beren's episodes, so I has excitement...but I also has nerves from that last line. Vampires are good though. I like vampires. This sounds monster of the weekish...if it is, bet it's the last one of the season. 

LAST ONE OF THE SEASON! I can already hear Carry On Wayward Son starting to play in my mind.... Eeeeeep!


Sunday, 30 March 2014

Women of Letters talk VegasCon! Supernatural Podcast.

As some of you probably know, I was at the Creation, Salute to Supernatural Vegas convention March 13 - 16.

It was a fantastic 4 day event. The first ever 4 day Supernatural convention! Which culminated in a wonderful Saturday where stars of the show, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki were in the house, thoroughly entertaining the crowd of around 2000 fans.

I got together with Jules of Superwiki to relive some of the highlights on our latest Women of Letter podcast.

So please enjoy my rather croaky (it was a full on four days) reminiscence and report on this fantastic event!

Women of Letters #20 VEGASCON, BABY!