We’re trying something new this week. Sablegreen has been running spoiler recaps on the Spoilers Page for the upcoming episode, so we figured it would be great if we moved them to the discussion article and opened it up for both spoiler speculation and episode discussion. It’s something we’re going to do every Thursday. Up first, this week’s Vampire spoof, “Live Free and Twi-Hard” (Episode 6.05).
In this episode the boys fight vampires who actually come out during the day. In case you’re not already aware, Dean is going to turn into a vampire and become a big threat to everyone, including Ben and Lisa. Jensen said in his Q&A at the Chicago con that this was a hilarious episode (sans ‘glitter’), however, some of the previews have been more on the serious sideâ€¦.but a healthy balance of comedy and drama is always welcome. It’s certainly not something the show hasn’t pulled off before, and very successfully I might add. (For me, I’m hoping it’s heavier on the comic side. still basking in the warmth of “Weekend at Bobby’s.”” :-))
Sam and Dean encounter a band of blood-suckers modeling themselves on Edward Cullen and co. The fun comes to an abrupt end when Dean is attacked and transformed into a vampire. The episode will take shots at a lot of popular vampire groups, including those who sparkle, and in an interview with Executive Producer Sera Gamble talked about spoofing these vampires.
“I don’t think there’s currently a [Vampire Diaries] mention in the episode.” She continues, “But part of the thing is finding a balance between, say, [showing] a poster from the actual show and having Sam and Dean really speak their minds. We don’t want to offend.”
Besides, Gamble insists that mockery is the sincerest form of flattery. “I think The Vampire Diaries is a really good show,” she insists. “And I’ve seen all the Twilight movies. I’m certainly not coming at this from a place of feeling superior to them. I have great respect.”
The official synopsis: After a group of young girls go missing; Sam and Dean realize that a group of vampires have taken up residence in the small town. After a fight with two of the blood-suckers, Dean is bitten and turns into a vampire… Samuel (guest star Mitch Pileggi) tells Dean he can change him back but he’ll have to get the blood of the vampire who turned him. Dean infiltrates the nest and runs into the Alpha.
Directed by Jan Eliasburg, it was written by Brett Matthews. A little trivia about Brent Matthews: he co-wrote the comic miniseries “Those Left Behind”, which bridged the gap between the TV series, Firefly, and its feature film follow up, Serenity, some of the greatest SYFY adventures ever.
The supporting cast (IMDB) includes (in credits order):
Jared Padalecki – Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles – Dean Winchester
Cindy Sampson – Lisa Braeden
Mitch Pileggi – Samuel Campbell
Elise Gatien – Kirsten Gregory Fawcett
Kristen’s Father Chad – Cole Driver
Julia Rhodes – Vampire Girl
For photo stills of the episode, click here. Preview clips can be found on WFB here.
Canada’s Space channel has released another trailer and preview clip, which features many new scenes as well as lead-in scenes from the other clips already posted. For those clips, click here, and here.
So, looks like we have another AWESOME episode on the horizon. Question is how much ‘awesome’ can they pack in 42 mins? Lots I hope!!!
Happy viewing everyone! Make sure to come back here after the episode has aired and tell us what you think!