Summary: This awesomesauce episode was written by Jenny Klein and features the return of two favorite female characters, Jody Mills and Donna Hanscum from last year’s “The Purge.”
The episode is a classic Monster of the Week. It begins with a death in an alley, as many motws are wont to do, and we cut to the Minnesota/Dakota Sheriff convention. Jody Mills shows up and as always, Kim Rhodes hits it out of the park. Soon we see Sheriff Donna Hanscum and the intrigue begins. As we learn early on, a body was found in the alley, eaten to the bone. Jody contacts the boys, who are back at the bunker researching the Mark. They are hitting dead ends.
Sam asks Jody if she needs them and she says no. Sam resists going when Dean suggests they head out anyway. Then, Dean throws some puppy dog eyes at Sam when he gets off the phone with Jody and they head towards Hibbing, Minnesota. Dean wins.
Back in Hibbing as Jody and Donna form an odd partnership we find out that Jody is still taking care of Alex, the human vampire child, what I’d like to call a huvamp. She’s being a typical teenager. We also meet Doug, Donna’s ex, and he’s a real ass. I mean like a real ass. We see Donna charm the local coroner and Jody become a female version of grumpy Dean. It’s magical, y’all. It really is.
Back at the lodge, the boys show up and they don’t want to let Donna know about supernatural stuff so Jody distracts her while the Winchesters investigate. Jody and Donna wander through the gear show. Doug shows up and is being an ass to Donna again. Jody steps in and defends her; however, Donna tells her to back off. We see flashbacks to Jody’s husband, back in season five! (my god the show has a memory all of a sudden) and we get a nice bonding moment.
The investigation unfolds and Donna comes across the Hibbing Sheriff hovering over a dead body and oops, he’s got vamp teeth. Now we know what’s killing people in town! Jody informs Donna about the supernatural and they investigate the sheriff’s room. They encounter the Winchesters and the four of them go to a farm outside of town. They find the vampire there and then run into what really is a snout to tail hipster nest of vampires, the alpha female being the one that Jody gave money to at the very beginning…to get food. Poor Jody is all about the vampires these days.
After another traumatic brain injury for Sam and a knockout for Dean, they are all bondaged up by the vamps and about to be a late night snack when Donna’s ingenious use of her broken glasses HELPS TO SAVE THE DAY. And this is why I will love this episode forever. Strong female characters who are equal in strength and intelligence to the Winchesters? That’s my kink. Not even gonna lie.
The episode concludes with a heart to heart between the boys about the Mark…which will be returning again soon and Jody agrees to mentor Donna in the ways of monsters and other things that go bump in the night.
That was a fantastic episode….AN A+ for Jenny Klein! Girlpower!!! *fist bump*
What do you think the mark will do now that Dean is worried about it?
Do you think Donna will become like Jody…hunting things, saving people?
Do you think hipster vampires would really exist? I think not…..
How awesome was Jody and Donna together?! We need a spinoff….Come on, CW. Do this for us.
So what are your thoughts, reactions, feelings? Leave them here!