Warning!!!!!!!! If you haven't seen tonight's episode, read no further! There will be spoilers due to discussions of tonight's episode and the preview for the next episode, so read no further unless you've watched it!!! Seriously!
Miracle of miracles, my baby is still quiet, the hubby is taking care of her, so I actually have a chance to do some speculating! Whooooooooo! Maternity leave is over...for this week. We'll see about the next 18 years or so. So letâ€™s speculate, shall we?
My Wishful Thinking Theory of the Week
Bobby almost dies next episode due to his wound/heart attack, but Cass saves his life because he's not really dead. Totally happening. Definitely happening. 99.999% not happening, but, hey, a girl can dream, can't she? More likely: Crowley saves Bobby because he seriously dislikes Leviathan and wants to help get rid of them, and chances of that happening without Bobby are slim. But wow, Ben Edlund has it out for Bobby this season, doesn't he? First he burns his house down and then he tries to kill him off. Not cool, Mr. Edlund! Not cool. Bobby better not die is all I have to say. If he dies, I will be super pissed and upset. And it will pretty much kill Dean. He's already on the edge as it is, and losing Cass and Bobby in a few months just might break him.
The Leviathan Master Plan
What is up with these monsters? I'm exceedingly curious about them now. I want to know what their master plan is. They have unlimited resources, seem to be working toward the destruction of the planet, and yet they have internal rules, a hierarchy, there are consequences for their actions. But the lower-level Leviathan can be taken out by a common household cleaner. Nothing can take down Dick, though. At least nothing the Winchesters have come across. So far they're the ultimate sleeper cell. Their desire to stay off the radar is the most chilling part because they're smart enough to want to avoid detection so they can continue their work unimpeded. Did they ever say why they wanted complete compliance from the Turducken eaters? I can't remember. Sleep deprivation! If they did and I missed it, disregard what I'm going to say here, but I think it was so they could eat people without those people putting up a fight. It's much easier to snack on someone who just doesn't care what's happening to them. Speaking of people who don't care what happen to them...
The Dean Situation
Fatalist is not a good flavor of Dean. I can't say I really blame him and totally understand where his current attitude is coming from, but I just hate seeing him this way. And while I'm glad that Bobby tried to reach him and talk some sense into him, I'm saddened that somewhere along the line the people who care about Dean somehow decided that when he's really depressed and hurting, yelling at him or beating him up is the way to go.
And the baby is hungry and crying, so that's my cue to toss out some random odds and ends before it's feeding time again. My little Leviathan is hungry!
Odds and Ends
The family bonding moment between Bobby and the boys about how Bobby taught them to track was excellent. We don't get to see or hear about many happy childhood memories for Sam and Dean, and it was clear that they cherished that time with Bobby.
I have a good friend who grew up in New Jersey, and the Jersey Devil is a huge urban legend there. Huge! The National Hockey League team The New Jersey Devils is named after the legend.
Anyone beside me want to hang out with stoned Dean? He was all kinds of awesome.
There were so many amazing moments of Edlund diallogue tonight, but since I'm in love with all things Muppets and Sesame Street, I have to go with the Big Bird and Snuffleupagus references. Ranger Rick was a close second, though. I used to love that magazine when I was a kid.
Most badass moment of the episode goes to Bobby for his blind shot into the trees to take down that Turducken zombie. Zomducken?
It might be because I have the potty mind of a teenage boy, but I laughed at all the Dick jokes tonight. Seriously, "Dick is coming" and "The rise of Dick"? Excellent misuse of a character's name to get some juvenile humor past the censors.
All right, I really should be going now. What did we all think of the episode? I enjoyed it very much, I have to say. Ben Edlund delivers again, and very well directed by the always fantastic Guy Norman Bee. Now we just have to wait two weeks to find out what happens to Bobby. Too long! Too long!