Warning: If you have not seen tonight’s episode, “Thinman,” then beware spoilers ahead!
Summary: This episode was quite anvilicious, I must admit. But much was saved by the appearance of my favorite Supernatural guest character/stars – ED AND HARRY!!! The Ghostfacers!!! (And they had their theme song in here too….that was comforting even if the episode was not).
The episode opens on what has to be every teenage and young woman’s nightmare – a selfie gone horribly, horribly wrong.
Sam and Dean update: They are still acting like children.
The return of the Ghostfacers promised a fun-filled episode of semi-crack hilarity, right? Yeah, that wasn’t the case. We find they’ve returned as a couple of supernatural author/hunters who are chasing down the “Thinman”, which was a meme from back in 2009. The pair are in cahoots but we find out that Harry wanted a “normal life” with a girl, etc. You see where this is going, right?
The case is found by Dean who starts to go on his own because he doesn’t want to share his toys with the other child, Sam. When they arrive they quickly learn the Ghostfacers are in town and much of the episode is about trying to figure out if the Thinman is real, which it turns out he’s not. Instead the murders are being performed by Comic-Con rejects who like to read conspiracy theory blogs.
There are some nice moments, such as when Sam and Dean reminisce about their childhood – Sam broke his arm and Dean drove him to the ER on the handlebars of his bike. The angst between Ed and Harry was very pointedly a parallel to Sam and Dean – Ed made up the Thinman to keep Harry with him. Well I wonder who were supposed to link that to? <looks up as anvil falls>
I do have to say that the murdering duo kind of reminded me of the guys from The Real Ghostbusters. They were fans and they did some mean cosplay, but this time gay love did not save the world. And for that? I am really sad.
By the way, Dark Dean is ‘acoming. Dean’s rather cold murder of a human was marked….see what I did there?
Speculations and questions for the week:
Will Ed and Harry return and next time, will we get to see their wedding?
As I stated last week, Sam loves Dean. His scream when the cop was about to kill Dean was not an “all business” scream. Sam needs to be honest with himself but I think his realization will be too late to save us from a Dark Dean arc.
So that stabbing? As I stated before and I will again, Dean’s mark of cain is sending him on the fast track to demonhood or its equivalent.
How are you dealing with the anvils in your yard, readers? I’m thinking of decorating mine with lights and artificial flowers.
Meta question: Do you really think, show, that you are going on for the fans and is there a slight resentment there? I can’t tell if it’s meta praise or Gamble-level meta smackdown.
Just some thoughts on the episode. Please share your feelings, theories, and thoughts below.