The Boys Are Back in Town

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EPISODE FIFTEEN:

Back and forth between faith and doubt, questions and answers, partnerships and betrayals; the fifteenth episode has a long tradition of teetertottering between which brother is most confident in the momentum of our heroes, be it their personal relationships, their trials and tribulations or the grand scheme of the universe, such as it is. Over the course of fifteen years, the pendulum of doubt has swung far and wide, every which way.

 

"The holy man, though he be distressed, does not eat food mixed with wickedness. The lion, though hungry, will not eat what is unclean”. Sakya Pandita

No, you are not seeing things. It is not the finale article, but still I have chosen “Carry On Wayward Son” as the focus of this article. It is not a coincidence if you read this quote from Father Lucca: “It's not about luck, son. It's about effort. All the time, I hear people saying the world's not perfect. And they're right. It's not. But do you use that as an excuse? Do you use it to excuse your own sins? Your failings and your laziness? Do you use it to give a bad man power, because the world's not perfect? Or do you work? Do you try and improve things in whatever way you can? Guys, the world will never be perfect, but if good men do good things, it can be better. Every day can get better. I-I'm sorry. I know I talk too much. I just... I just wanna go home.”  Now, isn’t that a cheer to “Carry On” for the boys?

The Boys Are Back in Town

(Probably Time To Flee)

EPISODE FOURTEEN:

Brother to brother in the beginning and later, with the expanding Supernatural universe, episode fourteen continues to remind us what the Winchester world is all about: family.

 

"We shall act with good intentions, but at times we will be wrong. When we are, let us admit it and try to right the situation.” Joe Paterno

In the last article I talked a little about good intentions and how they are pretty common for the Winchesters. Those are my selected words for this article. Team Free Will’s newest member Jack also has fallen into the same pattern. Most of the time he has had bad luck with his good intentions and they have ended badly, even killing people he did not mean to kill. Jack is like a child so every failure he experiences hits him harder, even resulting in self harm. He just wants to do good or the things he has learned are good. When it doesn’t work out, he gets more and more frustrated. The quote I picked out fits very well with this theme and also what you should do if things go sideways: “…let us admit it and try to right the situation.” The first fan video of the week focuses on Sam and Jack and on a few of Jack’s mistakes. The second video focuses on Team Free Will 2.0.

The Boys Are Back in Town

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EPISODE THIRTEEN:

Lucky (or unlucky as it has been) thirteen has been the vehicle for many emotional story reveals over the seasons of yesteryear. In days of brotherly conflict, this was the episode where it was hashed out – though usually not resolved – and in more recent years, conflicts were laid on the table and called out. Not an action packed episode for the main plot – thirteen usually means a key element for the big story in another form.

 

"Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.” Adam Smith

Bargains and deals – sounds very much like our Winchesters doesn’t it? In Supernatural, deals usually have bad consequences and Sam and Dean should not make them lightly. If you look at the history of the brothers, how many deals have they made? Their mother made a deal to get John back because she didn’t want to lose him. Sam made a silent deal with a faith healer that cost other person her life (but of course Sam didn’t know about the deal). John wanted to save Dean so he bargained with Azazel and the deal cost John his life. Dean felt that being alive after that was wrong, you know the natural order and all that jazz, so when Sam died, Dean bargained to get him back. That led to him having only one year to live which ended in him dying through the paws and claws of hell hounds.

 

"Nobody is a villain in their own story. We're all the heroes of our own stories.” George R. R. Martin

 

The Boys Are Back in Town

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EPISODE TWELVE:

Supernatural's episode twelve each season brings a blend of everything: family drama to secret meetings to new friends. Over the years, this episode has fit what the plot demands but rarely disappoints and almost always delivers some exceptional dramatic action.

The Boys Are Back in Town

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EPISODE ELEVEN:

You know what? Episode eleven is pretty depressing. Not all of them – but most of them – end on a sad realization, a secret, dejected introspection or unfortunate declaration from our main characters.