WE PLAYED A SUPERNATURAL DRINKING GAME…and here’s what happened

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As we’re approaching the chaotic and expensive end of the year (jingle bells, jingle bells🔔), Me and Nick (my lesser half) were trying to come up with cheap or free things to do on a Saturday night and we figured ‘Hey, we have so much alcohol lying around here – why not do a fun drinking game WHILST clearing the house of all the cluttering booze?”

So, basically, that’s what we did.

                   THE RULES:

We decided to each come up with three reasons for the other person to drink A.K.A take a shot. Plus, the bonus was that if we saw any of the characters drinking alcohol we both had to drink.

I assumed that Nick would find picking my reasons quite difficult because he had only watched a measly 2 and a half episodes of Supernatural whereas I am a self-proclaimed expert. However, with a bit of research, Nick chose three reasons that were actually really good and (spoilers) it was a very close competition.

It actually took me longer than Nick to think up my reasons because I kept changing my mind; I wanted to pick ones that were really funny but were also realistically likely to crop up. For example, I had my heart set on making Nick drink “Every time Dean says he’s fine,” but, as you’ll realise by the episodes we chose to watch, this was practically unattainable. This contest was serious and I was determined I could not lose at anything Supernatural themed.

                   THE CONTESTANTS:

Nick got his choices in first so…

             IN THE BLUE CORNER:

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STRENGTHS: Supernatural trivia
WEAKNESSES: Lager & Vodka
MY REASONS TO DRINK AS CHOSEN BY NICK:
🥃 – Every time Sam or Dean get thrown across the room (Nick thinks it’s hilarious that the boys haven’t suffered brain damage yet)
🥃 – Every time Sam and Dean have a conversation in the Impala (it doesn’t have to be a boy melodrama scene)
🥃 – Every time there is an outside shot of a motel (this happened way more times than I would have guessed)

             AND IN THE RED CORNER:

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NICK 💩 :
STRENGHTS:
Playing on his phone instead of concentrating on whatever he’s watching
WEAKNESSES: Many
NICK’S REASONS TO DRINK AS CHOSEN BY ME:
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 – Every time Dean says “Sammy” (I had high hopes for this but it unfortunately let me down)
🥃 – 
Every time Dean says “Son of a Bitch” (I thought having “Every time somebody swears” was a bit too harsh so this one was the next best thing)
🥃 –
Every time Castiel doesn’t understand a reference (this one was hit or miss but it brought it home for me during the final round 👍)

                   THE BOOZE:

The stuff we were taking shots of was a mixture of Tropical Sourz and WKD (because we’re getting a bit older now and I can not longer neck back Sourz like it’s nothing ok that sh*t has got flavourz). 

We then ended up running out of both of those things so we starting shotting the half empty bottle of gross wine we had in the fridge for 3+ months, plus whatever else we could find.

was being sensible and drank plenty of water (stay safe kids 🥛 ) so I didn’t get too hammered, but by the time we got to the final round Nick was drunk enough to feel the need to make a super strong sex on the beach with the leftover vodka that we had in the cupboard and, well, I started sipping that rather than shotting it because dude I ain’t losing my kidneys yet.


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                   THE EPISODES:

So, like, it might be obvious from our reasons to drink that we chose to watch three of the weirdest and silliest episode of Supernatural. If we knew we were going to watch more serious pivotal episodes of the show we might of chosen reasons like “Every time the boys sacrifice themselves for each other” or “Every time the boys go to Hell”, but nahhhhh, we wanted a laugh. It was a Saturday.

Remember also – if any character is seen consuming alcohol, both Me and Nick have to drink but these were not scored. We agreed that the winner would be whoever scored/shotted the least overall, (so there wasn’t necessarily a winner for each round).

OK, here we go…

ROUND 1: S05E08 “Changing Channels” – we’re starting off strong

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Yes, we went there. This season 5 episode we found was just as dramatic and meaningful as it was funny, with the return of The Trickster who imprisons Sam and Dean in multiple television shows. With such a weird and unique episode, you’d think we wouldn’t be seeing too many shots being necked but oh boy.

Like all of the episodes we watched, the game gets going in the very first scene which is flipping fantastic“Changing Channels” opens with a shot of a bloody motel. 🥃 1x drink for me. I’m off to a great start.

Don’t worry though because a few minutes later Dean, still in that famous first sitcom scene, swears his first “Son of a Bitch” which means 🥃 1x drink for Nick whilst I’m still downing mine. Dean actually goes on to curse his favourite saying 3 more times in “Changing Channels”. Yes!

In terms of the “drinking when they drink” rule, this was way more common than we realised. Like, I knew the boys drunk their fair share of beer, but it felt like it cropped up in moments it didn’t need to be in which was annoyingAs you can see from the picture above, Sam and Dean hold beers together in the bloody opening titles so by this point, 2 minutes 10 seconds into the first episode, me and Nick started to get anxious. After Dean said “Sammy” once, it got to the point where Nick said that he was getting scared every time Dean opened his mouth (which happens a lot).

Throughout the evening we decided that any disputes between what counts as, for example, “talking in the car” or being “thrown across” the room, we came to an agreement that, when in doubt, we would just drink anyway. So…that scene where Dean gets shot in the Grey’s Anatomy-esque hospital drama they get stuck in first, Sam asks for a pen knife and some whiskey to patch Dean up. After me and Nick argued slightly we finally just assumed that Dean drank the whiskey for the pain. So we drank our own “whiskey” 🥃. (Okay, so maybe we’re alcoholics just waiting for a reason.)

This was the point where we ran out of Sourz and WKD – yes it was that quick. On to the old wine.

What’s really, really annoying about this episode was that a portion of the famous sitcom scene gets repeated meaning that we both got to drink 🥃 again for the motel shot and the marvelous “Son of a Bitch” from Dean.

The Trickster shows up again and me and Nick both experienced a near-miss. Castiel gets thrown across the room BUT it’s okay because my rules of drinking every time characters get thrown across the room only apply to Sam and Dean so phew. Nick also had a nice moment when Sam said “Son of a Bitch” for the first time. Typical. Doesn’t count because Dean didn’t say it.

Then Dean gets half-picked up and pushed against the door by Gabriel and, I argued but, Nick said that that counted as being thrown across the room so 🥃 1x drink for me. It kind of went downhill from there really because there were two more, separate scenes, of a motel exterior (🥃 2x) AND Sam and Dean talk in the Impala. Well, Dean talks to the Impala…who is Sam.

Little side note – There was originally only going to be two rounds but Nick said he wanted to watch the, quote, “one where Dean turns into the car”. I corrected him and said “you mean the one where Sam gets turned into the car” and he was all “yeah, yeah, yeah”. It wasn’t until later that I realised that the reason Nick wanted to watch “Changing Channels” so badly was so he could be certain that Sam and Dean would have a conversation in the Impala…because of that one scene where Sam is the Impala.

I did argue this as well! Sam is the car so really they are having a conversation inside of Sam, not inside of the car but, whatever, Nick had his heart set on it so 🥃 1x drink for me.

We laughed for a long while because, as Dean starts to realise that Sam has been turned into the Impala, there’s one shot where the outside of the motel is shown in the background…

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I mean come on. We thankfully felt like I didn’t have to drink double for that because that would be just a little too unfair, but I did drink 🥃 again shortly after this scene because Nick argued, after a montage of Dean driving the Impala/Sam, he said that there were two separate scenes of Sam and Dean talking in the car/Sam.

SO, AT THE END OF THE FIRST ROUND THE DRINK SCORES ARE:

EVIE: 7  🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃
NICK: 5 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃

(So, yes, I was losing.)

ROUND 2: S06E15 “The French Mistake” – hell, yes!

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Again, an episode where the boys get trapped in a weird and wonderful universe where their lives are a TV show, the shot scores were significantly less than the previous round’s but there actually turned out to be one instant for all 6 of our reasons (plus, three times the boys are seen drinking).

The first of the shots starts similarly to the last episode, in the very first scene! Dean is seen drinking in Bobby’s house so 🥃 great. Also occurring in the opening scene, which I saw coming and was emotionally prepared for, Sam and Dean get thrown through the window into an alternate universe.🥃 1x drink for me.

I also weaseled my way into making Nick take a shot for when Sam and Dean find the actor who plays Castiel, and Dean compares the alternate reality to “Bizarro Earth”. The actor looks confused. I used that as an opportunity to play my “Every time Castiel doesn’t understand a reference” card which might be wrong but I don’t care – it evened the score for me.

Dean manages to squeeze in a “Sammy” and a “Son of a Bitch” in the episode. Hehe 🥃 2x drink for Nick, and then Sam and Dean chat as they attempt to drive off with a prop of the Impala. I did say it wasn’t the real Impala, but Nick drank for fake Castiel to look confused, so I thought I’d let that one go. 🥃 1x drink for me.

Then we both enjoyed some communal drinking when Sam and Dean are shown drinking beer in Jared Padalecki’s house and then Sam is shown drinking more beer in the halls of his house. Later on the boys try and get home and jump through the window again – We agreed this didn’t count as being “thrown” because they jumped of their own volition. However, they do eventually get pulled back through the glass and into their world so 🥃 1x drink for me. I actually had to shot again shortly after that when we realised that the boys had been pulled back to their world through a motel window. I had kept putting it off throughout the episode every time the interior of a motel was shown so it was about time I took a hit.

So, as I already mentioned that each reason to drink cropped up only once in this episode, the second round ended with a tie – with 3 points each.

SO, AFTER THE SECOND ROUND THE TOTAL SCORES WERE:

EVIE: 10  🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃
NICK: 8   🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃

ROUND 3 – THE FINALE: S08E08 “Hunteri Heroici” – what’s up, doc?

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It was all to play for in the final round and I refused to lose against someone who doesn’t even know who Crowley is.

I also had a secret weapon – This episode was rife with Castiel misunderstanding references and IT WOULD BE NICK’S DOWNFALL MUAHAHAHA! 👿

Sam and Dean continued to drink therefore so did we. The boys have beers in the second scene of “Hunteri Heroici”. We then also had trouble with the multiple (and frankly pointless) flashback scenes of Sam and his time with his romantic interest, Amelia. We weren’t interested in the flashbacks but Sam has dinner with Amelia and her dad in one of them and there is wine on the table. We discussed, for probably way too long, whether that meant we should drink. We decided not to because they never touched the wine but we ended up wasting out breaths because in the next flashback the glasses are empty so we thought, screw it, what are we doing with our lives. 🥃🥃 *glug, glug*

During the fight scene near the end of the episode, Dean gets pushed across the room so 🥃 1x drink for me, but that’s okay because Castiel WON IT FOR ME IN THE END!

Dean: That’s straight-up Bugs Bunny.
Castiel: So, we’re looking for some sort of insect-rabbit hybrid.
How do we kill it?

I’ve always loved this episode because it’s rare to see Castiel working so closely with the boys on a case and it’s really funny. Not only that…IT WON ME THE COMPETITION YAY! Castiel misunderstands a total of 4 references in “Hunteri Heroici” which means…

THE FINAL SCORES ARE:

EVIE: 11  🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃
NICK: 12  🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃 🥃

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Now, I know the contest wasn’t necessarily accurate but who cares, it got rid of three bottles of stuff from out fridge and it was a hell of a lot of fun.

It is the taking part that counts BUT I’M STILL THE QUEEN OF SPN YASSS WOOOO 🎉🎉🎉


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I’m so glad Lucifer is dead! (+ a little hello from me)

It’s no secret that the villains of Supernatural have gotten worse in recent years, and Lucifer’s character was no exception.

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Starting out as a ruthless and terrifying entity who stuck fear into Sam’s soul in Season 5, Lucifer returned in Season 11 as a moody teenager having to face his daddy issues and interact with God. Then we had Season 12 where he struggled to find a body strong enough to keep himself alive, eventually being easily imprisoned by Crowley, and Season 13 where it seemed his only goal was to have a relationship with his son.

Thankfully, the finale of Season 13 ended our suffering as Lucifer was finally killed off. (Although, with Supernatural, nothing is ever really dead.)

With the premiere of Season 14 just around the corner (it airs on Thursday night) I’m really excited to see the new villain, archangel Michael from “Apocalypse World”, take over our screens and I really hope the writers don’t kill him off too soon like they have done with most of the “terrifying” big bads.

As Michael will be possessing Dean, anything could happen. This angel isn’t the same Michael we have seen in previous seasons. Previews for Season 14 suggest this new Michael is going to take over as the king of Hell, but what’s his plan after that? Bring his angel army from “Apocalypse World” to the Winchester’s Earth and rule over humans too?

Whatever happens, I’m sure Jensen’s performance will be stunning which is probably what all of us are mostly excited about.

Personally, I would like a villain who is a mixture of yellow-eyed Azazel’s maliciousness and distorted mindset, Lilith’s creepiness, Abaddon’s fun sexiness, and Amara’s confidence and empowerment.

I’ve got a feeling that the new Michael won’t have all of these traits but I’m intrigued by what is to come from the character.


 

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Supernatural Season 12 Would You Rather

1. Would you rather be tortured by Lady Bevell or Ketch?
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2. Would you rather be burned alive by Lucifer, be malled to death by a hellhound or be trapped in a parallel apocalyptic world?
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3. Would you rather go hunting with Mary or Claire?
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4. Would you rather fight Lucifer possessing Vince Vicente or Lucifer possessing the president?
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5. Would you rather be pregnant with Lucifer’s baby or be captured and programmed by the British men of letters?
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6. Would you rather have telepathic powers and be imprisoned by your own family or be part of the banes family (and have magic) but have to watch your mum and sister die?
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7. Would you rather be kept in the high security prison on site 94, trapped in Hell with Lucifer or trapped in the locked bunker running out of air?
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8. Would you rather fight with the Colt, a grenade launcher, or angel killing bullets?
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9. Would you rather be bewitched with a memory-loss spell or be bitten by a werewolf?
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10. Would you rather live with Crowley in Hell, Jody Mills (with Alex and Claire), Castiel and a pregnant Kelly Kline, Mick and Ketch in the British men of letters, or with Sam and Dean in the bunker?
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11. Would you rather save/bring back Mick, Eileen, Rowena, Lady Bevell, Ketch, Crowley, Castiel, Kelly, Lucifer or Mary?
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S12E5 “American Nightmare” Photo Edit #2

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♪ I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy Down in my heart Where?
Down in my heart to stay And if the Devil doesn't like it
He can sit on a tack Ouch Sit on a tack Ouch And I'm so happy
So very happy ♪
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S12E5 “American Nightmare” Photo Edit #1

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– – – G o d has a plan for us a l l – – –

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S12E04 “American Nightmare” Review

So, there I was, an article ready to fill in my draft box entitled “Supernatural has done it again” criticising Supernatural Season 12 and then, out of no where, this episode pops up. “American Nightmare” was an emotional, dramatic horror movie with a side of Winchester family issues, and pretty much had everything I could want.

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Season 12 Episode 4 “American Nightmare”                       Air Date: Nov 3rd 2016

As I have already mentioned, Season 12 has not been great in my opinion and the title in my draft box is referencing the fact that the Supernatural writers tend to create these big cliff-hanging finale moments; the Angels falling in Season 8, Demon Dean in Season 9, The Darkness in Season 10, and then completely ruin or gloss over the idea once the new season starts. Mary Winchester was one of these in their long list. The premiere of Season 12 was probably one of the worst I have ever seen. The British Men of Letters as an antagonist is boring and mild, and Mary is detached and unconnected to the audience as a mother.

However, despite the first three episodes of the season being barely watchable, I am willing to forgive and forget due to what the show gave us this week.

It has been a long while since Supernatural actually scared me, and I think it’s difficult for a show that has been going for so long to keep things shocking, gory and fresh. The opening sequence, set in a church, is eerie and uncomfortable to watch as a woman gets whipped and killed by an unknown force. Most viewers are long-term fans so understand that this woman is possessed, whether by a demon, ghost or other being, and so we do feel sorry for her despite not knowing her name or her motivations. I believe this is due to a combination of directing and sound. One shot circles the woman twice as she screams and the music ascends, making her and the audience vulnerable to what is going on.

Sam and Dean enter, in their priests outfits which I didn’t even know they still had. Fans noted how the boys continuously change their disguises during this episode, going from religious priests, to FBI agents, to child protective services, to their usual hunting attire, which kept things interesting.

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Comedy is still regular when it is revealed that Sam loved 80’s rock. What’s also great about this episode is how much Sam and Dean have matured and grown in that they are so much faster and wiser, and are quick to filter their options for what is behind the brutal murders. They have battled Lucifer himself, so therefore instantly shoot down suggestions from the majority of the characters they meet in the episode that it might be the devil. They also cross off many ideas from their list including a demon or a rogue angel because of their lifetime of experience and expertise. When Dean believes the events are due to a witch, Sam argues and suggests that it is ghost possession. Even though the boys split up due to this disagreement, Dean humbly admits to his mistake and they accept that they do have different opinions and are open to listening and learning. In one scene where they argue over what is causing the murders, the boys are so fast to counter act each others ideas, it just shows how experienced the hunters are.

The characters are so diverse and interesting in this episode. Even Carl, the pathologist who shows the boys the first victims body and is on screen for approximately 2 minutes, is quirky and fun. Then as the boys are examining the body, Sam tries to have a brotherly moment but Dean is having none of it. Earlier, Dean is seen texting his mum which is sweet, and kind of made me happy that Mary did leave the bunker. As I have already mentioned, Mary seemed so disconnected and distanced from her sons and I didn’t feel emotional when the three of them were on screen together. If anything it was just awkward. The whole premise of the show is Sam and Dean seeking revenge for their mother’s death, and this was kind of just ruined by bringing Mary back. I guess it feels a bit like the writers have written themselves into a corner where they have no where to go from here. I do hope Mary stays in the show but as someone who Sam and Dean actually need. The boys don’t need a mother right now, they are already grown and have faced a lot already. Mary may have been their ultimate desire at one point in the show, for example when Dean wishes and dreams of a normal life where his mum is alive in Season 2, but they have been settled for a while now and, although it’s great that she is back, it’s obvious that she doesn’t fit. I hope she fills a Bobby or Kevin shaped whole and appears regularly as an aid or advise helpline. However, seeing as this is the best episode of the season so far it’s clear that Mary shouldn’t be in every episode.

Beth is next to be introduced to the Winchesters in this episode and, as she is honest and likeable, we are left suspicious about whether she is the culprit behind the killings. Meeting the Peterson family, we do get a strange sense from them as well which is probably mostly to do with their extreme views on God.  Considering that the audience and Sam and Dean know God personally and know that he doesn’t really care how this family lives or prays, it makes the family appear even more deluded. When Gail asks the brothers if they know God, Dean replies with “Oh, yeah. We’re besties” to which Sam gives him a disapproving look. Despite this being a funny inside joke between the Winchesters and the audience, the boys understand that, although they know the truth about Heaven, Lucifer and God, there are people who use religion as hope and a way of coping through life, and they do respect that.

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Dean begins to connect with the Petersons as Abraham reveals why they turned to religion and rejected the modern way of living. It is very eye-opening as Abraham gives this speech and makes viewers self-reflect on their own society:

“Oh, the world out there is all distractions. Consumerism, corporations. And the people, if they’re not shopping or stuffing their face, they’re sitting in front of some screen watching fake people do fake things, while the real world just gets more and more screwed up. Gail and I, we didn’t want that for our kids, so… so here we are, sweatin’ our butts off. The things you do for family.”

The fact that viewers are watching “fake people do fake things” makes Abraham’s words just that little bit more real to the audience as we sit and watch the episode. “While the real world just gets more and more screwed up” I found clearly references today’s political and social upheaval.

The amazing speeches just keep coming as Gail continues to criticise the type of life her family used to lead, including their kids never interacting and being on behavioural medication, herself being on painkillers and her husband spending his time working or drinking. Audiences do get drawn in by their view of modern society and it does put things in perspective for viewers. Then Sam grows angry and argues with Gail over her belief and  view of God. The Winchesters believe the Petersons let their daughter, Magda, die of pneumonia because they believed it was “God’s will”. Sam, having met God personally, argues intensely with Gail about this matter and states that God doesn’t care what kind of life the family lead and accuses Gail herself of killing Magda. Sam acts sophisticated throughout this episode but this scene reveals a bit of his defiant personality when he is faced with something he feels passionate about.

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The acting from all the guest stars in this episode were incredible as we feel for each character in their own way. However, actress Paloma Kwiatkowski was particularly inspiring as it is revealed her character is still alive and kept prisoner in the basement by Gail. She first appears singing “I’ve Got the Joy in My Heart” and this contrast between the song choice and the appearance of the chained up and bloodied Magda, having been whipped, was so uncomfortable to watch.

Then all is revealed as Gail believes her daughter is possessed by the Devil due to her strange powers. She forces Magda to “purge” her body by whipping herself. The imagery and symbols of the story suddenly switch from God and hope to the Devil and evil. The episode continues, demonstrating how people label power and unfamiliar situations as darkness and sin and how far people will go to wash all of that away from their lives, purely because they don’t understand it and are scared of what it can do.

Despite the horrible techniques that the family use on Magda, Abraham shows that they do care about her and are trying to keep her locked away so that she can’t hurt anyone. He explains to his son that Magda is their burden and they must help her. Believing that there is something evil that is using their daughter’s body is not the same for Gail and Abraham as believing that their daughter is doing those things of her own free will, which is why they can’t get their head around the fact that it is her own power.

Meanwhile, Dean heads off to shoot Beth, believing she is a witch and is responsible for the case. After speaking to her for a bit, Dean realises that it is very unlikely that she could have murdered anyone. When Beth asks why Dean came over to talk to her, the scene is cut. I like to think that the two of them continued to flirt or perhaps perform something even more intimate because Beth gives Dean her number at the end of the episode. As I said, all of the characters are interesting and intriguing to the audience, and Dean and Beth’s slight relationship is just another addition to this that I found very cute.

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Sam has matured so much over the years that he is actually beginning to sound like a fully-fledged adult, or father as he talks to Magda. It’s very sweet because he can talk from experience of having powers that he couldn’t control and being scared of himself. Sam’s psychic powers are something that the show hasn’t touched on in years so this conversation was so refreshing. It appears that Sam has forgiven himself for all the demonic powers he developed in the earlier seasons. Becoming Lucifer’s vessel in Season 5 created a lot of self-hatred in Sam and it gives closure to audiences that Sam has put the past behind him as he states “I could move things with my mind…but that didn’t make me the Devil, it just made me who I am”.

Director John F. Showalter continues to amaze as Magda explains how she possessed the victims that were killed. We do feel very connected to Magda as shots are show from the inside of the basement, looking out at the world, wanting to be set free and reaching out to anyone for help. Sam, speaking from experience, tells Magda that she can learn to control her powers and won’t ever have to hurt anyone ever again. This scenes keeps up the heart-warming sweet taste. Later on in the episode, Sam reassures Magda that her power shouldn’t control her, and it’s obvious Sam is drawing from his experiences with his demon blood addiction and visions that he felt controlled him.

Then there’s the supper scene where Gail attempts to legitimise her treatment of her daughter. Sam is having none of it as he answers back with such confidence, knowing for a fact that the family are wrong about Magda. He counteracts Gail so quickly – “Pain purges sin” “No it doesn’t” –  which is probably the first time the family have ever been shut down so fast regarding their beliefs. As the family eat and realise Gail has poisoned their food, I just wanted to scream at Sam to keep trying to convince the room that they have misinterpretation Magda’s powers. I wanted Sam to scream ‘Trust me, I’ve met the Devil and this girl is not him. I’ve met God and and if you guys eat this food you will not be together in Heaven.” All these comments are what Sam and the audience are thinking and it is interesting that, as the show has lasted so long, that we are more knowledgeable than most of the characters the Winchester’s meet, which is what makes Sam and Dean so victorious with their hunts.

The episode does have a sorrowful ending as the majority of the family end up dead. As Gail unfairly poisons her husband and stabs her son, Magda uses her powers to turn the knife onto Gail herself. Sam convinces Magda out of this idea as he understands that, when he killed with his powers, it made him empty and dark. Gail hopefully lives the rest of her life locked away and labelled as deluded, however the ending scene leaves a bitter taste as Mr Ketch shoots Magda as she was travelling to her Aunt’s. I understand why the show killed Magda off so that Mr Ketch could be introduced even more and his actions will definitely provoke the Winchesters later on, but the she did have so much potential and I was probably one in many who wanted her to join Sheriff Jody Mills’ lost girls club.

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Sam gave Magda such a comforting shoulder to rest on and let her travel to her Aunt’s so that she could lead a normal life, after stating that she could call him whenever and he would be there. So he will be distraught if he finds out that Magda was killed because of her psychic abilities by the Men of Letters.

Mary finally texts Dean back and I already love the set-up a lot more because Mary is acting more like a mum and actually fits in, rather than moping around the bunker the whole time or trying to fit into Sam and Dean’s hunting lifestyle.

Well, definitely the best episode in a long time! It didn’t touch on the season arc too much but just enough so we want to keep watching. We were kept updated on Castiel, Crowley, Lucifer and Mary, as well as it being a perfect one-off story. As I was watching, it did feel like a horror movie, but shortened and clear of the boring scenes that normally come with a Supernatural episode like the brothers in the bunker or the brothers driving. I still can’t believe the episode was only 40 minutes because the actors, writers and directors managed to make us connect to each guest character and scare the hell out of us with the gore, uncomfortable torturing scenes and spooky music. We have seen enough ghost stories to last a life time and the monster-of-the-week episodes have slowly become worse and worse over the past few years, but I want to say that “American Nightmare” sets the bar for how to nail a good horror story, as well as referencing Sam and Dean’s position and their past. Ultimately, this was all about Magda and her struggle but it obviously had an effect on the boys and definitely on me.

 

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20 of the Best Supernatural Halloween Costume Ideas

Grab your fake blood! It’s that time of year again and Supernatural fans have 12 years of inspiration under their belts. Which demon, angel or monster will you dress up as this Halloween? Today I am counting down my top 20 costume ideas…

20. Ruby

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You can have dark or blonde hair to be this bad-ass demon. 😉
Must have accessory: Your Demon-killing knife

19. A Djinn

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You will hallucinate everyone with your awesome costume this year.
Must have accessory: Black ink and tracing paper

18. Meg

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Don’t forget your Hellhounds!
Must have accessory: Meg’s necklace and a leather jacket

17. A Shōjō

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Only the people drinking this Halloween will be able to perceive this spirit.
Must have accessory: White face paint and a long black wig

16. A Crossroad Demon

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Make sure not to step in any Devil’s Traps
Must have accessory: Red contact lenses (obviously)

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15. Amara

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Good luck trying to explain your family tree to people
Must have accessory: That gorgeous black dress and the Mark of Cain scar

14. Dean in Hell

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FYI: You don’t need to suspend yourself on chains for this look to work
Must have accessory: A lot of fake blood

13. A Vampire

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Forget Twilight, do Supernatural’s take on these un-dead creatures
Must have accessory: The teeth!

12. Possessed by a Khan Worm

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Fact: The Khan Worm has possessed beloved characters Bobby and Cole
Must have accessory: Dried up, sore skin

11. A Siren

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This might be a bit of a challenge so good luck to whoever pulls this off
Must have accessory: A f*ck ton of make-up

10. Lilith

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You are going to look crazy and terrifying
Must have accessory: White, cloudy contacts

9. Woman in White

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If you don’t look as awesome as you aimed for, just say it’s Season 1’s terrible graphics
Must have accessory: That white, rugged dress

8. The Croatoan Virus

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Rock that post-apocalyptic zombie look
Must have accessory: The word Croatoan written somewhere on your body

8. A Wraith

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The uglier you can make your face, the better
Must have accessory: The brain-sucking spike in the wrist

7. Leviathan Cas

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Bsically, buy a classic Castiel trenchcoat and ruin it
Must have accessory: Black goo

6. Lucifer

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A Devil doesn’t need horns
Must have accessory: Scars, scabs & blood

5. The Yellow-Eyed Demon

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The original big bad, A.K.A Azazel
Must have accessory: Yellow contact lenses

4. Eve

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You can be the mother of all monsters this Halloween
Must have accessory: Waitress uniform and black goo

3. Abaddon

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The most awesome Knight of Hell
Must have accessory: Kick-ass red lipstick and a leather jacket

2. The Scarecrow

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The Season 1 episode that freaked everybody out; you will definitely be the scariest one at the party
Must have accessory: The rugged clothes and face mask

1. Mary Winchester

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Mary is basically the reason behind Sam and Dean’s motivations and probably has one of the worst deaths in the show. Being split across the stomach, pinned to the ceiling and then burned alive.
Must have accessory: Blonde hair and fake blood

Of course, Mary Winchester, despite all odds, is actually back this season! So, all the more reason to dress for the occasion this Halloween.

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