In the last episode for two weeks, the Winchesters battle fairies and investigate a UFO sighting, and while Dean’s quest to “Fight the Fairies!” looks hilarious, there’s plenty of non-fairy humor to go around. As a lot of the series’ episodes are, this one will be based on real, dark fairy lore.
It all starts with the boys investigating a UFO sighting. When Dean is abducted from a crop circle, he quickly discovers he isn’t dealing with aliens but rather with fairies, and only Dean can see the one attacking him. As Sam searches for his brother, he stumbles upon a world occupied by elves, gnomes and a leprechaun.
Ben Edlund and Erick Kripke talked about this episode at Comic Con this year. According to Edlund the episode is “rich with absurdity.” He added, “Fairy lore is binary. It’s got the good guys who live in your house and then it’s got the bad ones. It deals with things like kelpings and cobalts and goblins and the dark. They will take your child and drag them away. That’s the fairies we’re going to use. It’s rich with darkness. Fairies did this thing for a lot of folklore of being the bogeyman and the monsters.” So, no Tinkerbellâ€¦at least not a nice one.
Kripke concurred, “It’s absurd and nuts, very Edlundian and not what you expect. It’s really violent in a way that we think people will write us letters. It’s a very politically incorrect point of view on fairies, leprechauns and goblins. I’m thrilled because it’s so bananasâ€¦. We felt it was time for Ben to get away from the mythology episodes and write a very Ben episode.”
The photos show Dean tackling a little guy while a young girl and her parents look on in horror. I’m guessing this is when Dean gets hauled away by the cops, which is never a good thing for a Winchester, though this time I think Dean is going to a funny farm instead of jail.
In the trailer we see a very disbelieving Dean realizing that with all the other monsters they fight; now there are fairies. It ends with Dean shouting at a totally befuddled Sam from the back of a police car, “FIGHT THOSE FAIRIES! FIGHT THE FAIRIES!!!” Poor Sam, no feelings, no instinct and now no brother. How this all plays out should be a lot of fun.
In the clip, while a very freaked out Dean rants about the existence of aliens, he is shocked when Sam hits on their waitress. Dean then tries to give Sam a lesson in having a soul which leads to a ‘hypothetical’ scenario from Sam who insistence that if a brother is ‘lost’ and the other brother is ‘searching’ for him and runs out of leads, its okay to for the ‘searching’ brother to have sex with a hippie chick. Dean insist the ‘searching’ brother should be so stressed out about the ‘lost’ brother he shouldn’t be interested in sex; he should just sit in the dark and feel the loss. Sam of course has to challenge that and the outcome is both amusing and sad.
The official synopsis: FAIRIES! While Sam and Dean are investigating a UFO sighting, Dean is abducted from a crop circle. However, when he awakens, he discovers he isn’t dealing with aliens, but fairies! Unfortunately, only Dean can see the fairy that keeps attacking him which makes tracing and stopping them difficult. Written by CW Publicity
The episode was directed by John Showalter who also directed “Two and a Half Men” and “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” (one of my favorites). The writer, Ben Edlund, also wrote “The Third Man”, “The Devil You Know”, “Abandon All Hope” and “The End”.
The supporting cast (IMDB) includes (in credits order): Devon Weigel (Sparrow Jennings), Joe Allard, Sienna Bohn, Alisha Newton, and Jameson Trenholm.
These are the photos episode.
Maureen Ryan released an article this evening that contains an exclusive video of this week’s episode. As Dean and Sam are investigating a UFO, executive producer Sera Gamble felt is was appropriate to pay a special tribute to one of its biggest influences, “The X-Files.”
“It would be hard to find someone working on the show who isn’t an ‘X-Files’ fan,” Gamble continued. “It was especially fun to put together the homage because ‘Supernatural’ does owe a real creative debt of gratitude to the show; I think the whole current generation of genre shows does.”
While promos and clips can be misleading, I really find the aliens and fairies quite funny even with Edlund’s impending dark folklore. With Dean’s complete exasperation at the fairies and, Sam’s total bewilderment as Dean is put in the back of a police car, this episode has a lot of potential for good comedy.
So as Mulder and Scully would say, “THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE…somewhere,” and the boys get to find it this Friday. Hehehe!!! Can’t wait!
Here are the preview clip and trailer videos for the episode.
And Canada’s Space channel Promo and Sneak Peak are below. Dean is SO funny! Love the crop circle!
Happy viewing everyone! Come back and tells us what you think!