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This is the last preview for a couple of weeks, as we head into a mini hiatus! Boo! 2 weeks isn't too bad…I guess... (Boo).
So where do we find ourselves before we face the remainder of the season?

Sam's doing the trials laid out by God on the tablet part 1 (fans are wondering why no-one's mentioning the other part of the tablet).
Sam's hurting, but he's keeping that under wraps.
Dean's backing Sam…saying the only way they'll make it through is by hanging together. He trusts Sam. It's too important not to.
"If you say you're good, then that's it, I'm with you 100%"
"I'm good"
Sam proceeds to cough up blood…
So it looks like we're in for another filler, most likely. I have a feeling the back end of the season is going to be stacked!

When we get back from the mini hiatus, there'll be 7 episodes left in season 8 to get the story where they need it to go for the cliff-hanger into season 9! Scary! I'm already starting to emotionally fortify myself!
But this week, we have more gods (but tragically, I don't think any zombies). Who knows, maybe the gods will tie in to the tablet arc somehow...or give the lads some clues...or something...
Anyway, check out the synopsis....
GODS VS. ZOMBIES — Sam and Dean are stumped when they investigate a possible zombie case where an amnesiac man (guest star John Reardon) dies and then revives himself once a day. After the guy is attacked by the goddess Artemis (guest star Anna Von Hooft), Sam and Dean realise he's not a zombie but instead a god, more specifically, Prometheus. Steve Boyum directed the episode written by Daniel Loflin.

Here we have Dan Loflin's second going it alone episode, the last one being "Citizen Fang". Before that, he'd written 16 episodes since season 4, with his writing partner, Andrew Dabb.

Steve Boyum directed 7 episodes between season 2 and season 5. The last episode he directed was "Swan Song". Actually, I'll list his episodes because, they're good ones! "Crossroad Blues", "Dream a Little Dream of Me", "In the Beginning", "Death Takes a Holiday", "The End", "The Song Remains the Same" and "Swan Song". That's a damn fine list! More recently he's been an EP and director on Hawaii Five-0, and he's done a couple of episodes of Revolution.

"Remember the Titans" was also the title of a movie staring Denzel Washington.

Ok, before we go any further, let's do some light reading about the gods in question…
Prometheus is a Titan. A trickster figure who, in Greek mythology, is credited with the creation of man from clay and the theft of fire for human use, an act that enabled progress and civilisation. He is known for his intelligence, and as a champion of humanity. His intellectual side was emphasised by the apparent meaning of his name, Forethinker.
To punish Prometheus for his tricks and theft Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, sentenced the Titan to eternal torment for his transgression. The immortal Prometheus was bound to a rock, where each day an eagle, the emblem of Zeus, was sent to feed on his liver, only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day. In some stories, Prometheus is freed at last by the hero Hercules.
Artemis was born as a daughter of Zeus and the mortal Leto. Artemis had a twin brother, Apollo. Apollo was the god of the Sun, whereas Artemis' cult was connected to the Moon. Artemis was born before Apollo and helped her mother give birth to her little brother.
As a child, Artemis had asked from her father Zeus to remain an eternal virgin and therefore became one of the three Virgin Goddesses in Greek mythology. Artemis had absolute sovereignty over nature and was said to bring fertility to all places that worshipped her. Usually accompanied by Nymphs and Oceanids, Artemis loved to hunt with arrows dipped in poison.
Right…Greek mythology class is over.
Promo time!

So apparently Prometheus does die and get's his liver pecked at by an Eagle! Not bound to a rock though. Artemis seems to be able to shove the boys up against a wall - demon style. She's a looks pretty hot in her leather duds. I wonder if the virgin thing will come up.... (Nobody kill any virgins!). And is she after Prometheus because she's Zeus' daughter? Is the older gentleman in the suit supposed to be Zeus? And what is that sigil on the floor that he's standing in/on? Whatever it is, he steps right out of it and zaps the boys and Prometheus. Looks like a cool effect. 

Interesting too...the use of the word Hell in the script and onscreen full frame graphic. Is that just a promo producer not thinking how significant that word is in this show? Especially now? Or is it in fact, significant. Can I tell you though, I hate with a passion that promo line "All Hell breaks Zeus" and I have a feeling, the whole promo is built around the producer coming up with a 'witty' line! Man, that is ham with a side of cheese. Also, once again I feel the need to point out the hideous voiceover. I'm sorry, but that and that Zeus line just make the promo look like a piss-take! Respect your content people! Having said that...on closer in, stepping through the promo shot by shot, this episode does look like it might be neat.

Though I hope the boys don't play sidekicks to some Greek god war....

Ok, preview clip anyone?


Real life Kenny! Dean sure watches a lot of TV. So obviously, the dude has no clue he's a god . And tragically, he's not a zombie...sigh... Funny looks at the end between the boys! People must really think they're weird sometimes...a lot of the time...possibly all the time. Though I guess not as weird as a guy who dies and has his liver pecked out every day. Yikes!

I have no CHCH promo AGAIN! one is uploading them at the moment *frowny face*.

[insertion of Carver preview here - maybe]

So, a lot of fans were disappointed after last week's patchy episode. The writing being decidedly wonky, the subject matter being decidedly questionable. Fingers crossed Mr Loflin does a way better job. I liked "Citizen Fang" a lot - even though it was a bit of a rough one to watch in terms of where the boys were at and all that went down in that episode. It was still well written and nicely paced (as I saw it). So, I have better feelings about this episode...though as I said, I do hope the boys are not the sidekicks to some Greek god war. Gods can really be a pain in the ass in this show! Hopefully not though and hopefully there's more to the story than meets the eye and hopefully, the boys will be back to their, previous to last week, best.

Oooo and I wonder if there's any bunker in this one. I kinda missed the bunker last week! How easily I attach.

So what do you think? Any thoughts around the gods and what their inclusion at this stage might mean? If anything?

Don't forget to check out our spoiler page for more photos from this episode and a couple of recent interviews with the boys.

Ok...hit the comments! And I'll see you soon in reviewland.

Enjoy the episode!



# Bamboo24 2013-02-26 21:26
"Citizen Fang" was a hit with me - a real nail-biter. And unlike others, I have an interest in the greek gods and am excited about the prospect of them showing up on SPN. In fact, I'm surprised we haven't seen them yet.

I have reservedly high hopes about this one. :)
# Bamboo24 2013-02-26 21:29
Can I tell you though, I hate with a passion that promo line "All Hell breaks Zeus" and I have a feeling, the whole promo is built around the producer coming up with a 'witty' line! Man, that is ham with a side of cheese.
Oh, SO agreed. LOL
# st50 2013-02-26 21:37
Thanks for the preview, sweetondean!
Gotta say, I'm nervous about this one for several reasons.

First, because I'm a little leery of episodes dealing with gods - and I adore Greek mythology and want them to get it right.

Second, because I want more than a filler episode, and a race to season end.

And third, because I was NOT impressed with where they took the boys last episode. I was FINALLY feeling good about the season after a few episodes seemed to be working towards reconciliation, and then BAM. Back to same old, same old.

I REALLY want this episode to give me some indication of forward motion on the brothers relationship.
Fingers crossed!
# Leah 2013-02-26 21:47
No zombies :-( I love zombies! OK gods then. Their track record with gods hasn't been much better than witches. I am determined to lower the bar on my expectation meter and roll with whatever comes. If they skip the brother tension this week, that would go a long ways towards me liking this episode. That and a few zombies! :-)
# st50 2013-02-26 21:50
I'm planning to start the evening with Wine... and hope for Tshirts! ;-)
# Leah 2013-02-26 22:21
Hmmm, maybe a little something in the Dr. Pepper....
# Leah 2013-02-26 23:15
Oh and a henley would be lovely. Or any T really.

Sorry, sweetondean, we digress. Thank you for the preview!!
# kaz1 2013-02-27 00:11
Dr. Pepper!!! DR. PEPPER!!! naughty Leah, (and Kelly if memory serves :lol: ). I have one word for you young lady ...
h y p e r g l y c a e m i a.

PS if the word looks elongated to you.... yep you said it, too much Dr. Pep :-x

Thanks for the preview and I have one word for you too

W H A T?
splutter, (I think I have just lost my eyesight coz surely my eyes are playing tricks on me!!! :eek: :cry: :o )
This is the last preview for a couple of weeks, as we head into a mini hiatus! Boo! 2 weeks isn't too bad…I guess... (Boo).
What's wrong with these people?? Do they NOT have enough? They want time off? Well let me tell you J2, I NEVER take a break from SPN, on WFB 247264 (xmas day is off limits, family demands you understand), and I don't even get acknowledged, let alone get paid or adored. Anyhoo... rant over!

Sweetondean to help me cope for the next few weeks, can you please please open a thread that deals with all the untidy niggly, pernickety irritating and itchy unanswered little issues that have been left hanging over the years, like;
When is Dean going to 'get pissed' at those hunters that shot them
Where is the amulet, JUST where? (coz I'll go fetch it if you too lazy Carver)
Where are John and Mary
When Cas fixes D&S's injuries why oh why does the blood on their shirts miraculously disappear too? Suspending disbelieve goes poof.
How come hellhound blood becomes visible outside its body?

These are a few of my favourite things!
# kaz1 2013-02-27 00:25
Oh and add; Whatever happened to Sam's lost months
Whatever happened to Sam's POV (at times, not all the time)
Whatever happened to Sam's search and rescue abilities post Dick n Dean's disappearance.
# E 2013-02-27 00:39
What happened to Sam's powers?
# sweetondean 2013-02-27 00:31
I'm pretty sure the Js will still be working their pretty behinds off during those two weeks - I'm sure it's something to do with ratings, hitting sweeps at the right time...yadda...yadda...yadda!

One thing I can definitely do for you in a little over a week is write up my Jensen Q&A report... will that hold ya over? :D
# eilf 2013-02-27 00:36
*sigh* yes ... what are you going to ask him? Or is it a secret?
# sweetondean 2013-02-27 00:40
I do have a question! It'll be about the work. I'm in love with sitting there watching him get all passionate talking about his work. Hell, I'm in love with just sitting there watching him! In fact, you can remove the "just sitting there watching" bit of that sentence too (in case you hadn't guessed). It's an acting one - hopefully it'll come out making some sense!
# eilf 2013-02-27 00:58
Nice, can't wait to hear it :D I love when people ask them about what they do instead of the 'hypothetical/p ick your favorite ________ , and why?' sort of questions.

And *wide eyes* really? In love with ... noooooo never would have guessed :P
# sweetondean 2013-02-27 01:00
I hide it well hey eilf! :D :lol:
# kaz1 2013-02-27 00:37
Hurumph, I guess so Sweetondean. Looking forward to it!
# Sylvie 2013-02-27 08:09
One thing I can definitely do for you in a little over a week is write up my Jensen Q&A report... will that hold ya over?
Yes please! :-) I always look forward to those.
# st50 2013-02-27 08:11

One thing I can definitely do for you in a little over a week is write up my Jensen Q&A report... will that hold ya over? :D
That'll help! :lol:
# Grace232 2013-02-27 00:46
OMG! I just caught the repeat of the episode where those 2 hunters kill Dean, and he told them first he was gonna be pissed. I would LOVE to see that scene. Maybe those 2 have been hiding out ever since Dean came back.
# eilf 2013-02-27 01:00

What's wrong with these people?? Do they NOT have enough? They want time off? Well let me tell you J2, I NEVER take a break from SPN, on WFB 247264 (xmas day is off limits, family demands you understand), and I don't even get acknowledged, let alone get paid or adored. Anyhoo... rant over!
Love this :D

I like your questions, I also have a list - currently can't think of any of them though!
# Leah 2013-02-27 07:34
Hey Kaz, you are right about the sugar so I choose the sugar-free variety. After a night of sleep I've decided to go with Baily's instead. Now that brings us back to gluose overload. Oh well a little naughty doesn't hurt now and then :-)
# eilf 2013-02-26 22:47
Maybe something stronger
Strong tea!
# kaz1 2013-02-27 00:20
you know eilf..
tea just doesn't hit the spot. We do need to survive 2 weeks so perhaps a strong beverage that could knock the socks off a russian alcoholic (stereotype unintended :D )... mixed with a Dr Pepper....
# eilf 2013-02-27 00:27
Well I am Irish so ... we win on drinking stereotypes :D What about coffee with whiskey in it and cream? I am pretty sure that drink has to have a name of some sort ...
# sweetondean 2013-02-27 00:32
I dunno! Us Aussie are pretty good drinking steretypes too! Beer anyone? :D
# eilf 2013-02-27 00:34
Australians wouldn't give a XXXX for anything else.

(I hope those ads ACTUALLY came from Australia or you are going to be very confused...)
# sweetondean 2013-02-27 00:36
Indeed! XXXX is a beer from the State of Queensland!
# eilf 2013-02-27 00:41
Yes, but we had an endless (and hilarious) series of ads with the tagline 'Australians wouldn't give a Castlemaine XXXX for anything else' Were they made there?

(for anyone who is interested:

(1986 - my, I am old)
# sweetondean 2013-02-27 00:44
Yes, though I'm pretty sure when they aired here, we didn't bother with the Castlemaine bit (the brewer).
# eilf 2013-02-27 00:51
But sadly I don't like beer so I may have to go with kaz1's offer of Baileys or similar (but clearly not as good :-* ) alternatives.
# kaz1 2013-02-27 00:54
Come come sweetondean
The only reason you have beer swiggin male sterotypes there is coz Auzzie is full of Sefefricans (South Africans if you don't understand the accent :D , ok I think I have wondered off the reservation now)
# kaz1 2013-02-27 00:41
Stop being cute eilf, but yes Irish coffee is gooood. You must try it with a dash of Amarula, very like your Baileys only very different! :o (better in fact... dems fightin words I can tell)
# eilf 2013-02-27 00:46
Oh, definitely! Though I don't feel quite so strongly about it as the Diet Coke / Dr Pepper War of ... erm ... some day last week ... thought we might have to get in peacekeeping troops for that one....

Why can't I be cute? No fair!
# kaz1 2013-02-27 00:59
stop it eilf and sweetondean, I have to get to work
# eilf 2013-02-27 01:07
# E 2013-02-27 04:16
Dr, Pepper = diabetes in a can!
# st50 2013-02-27 08:07
You folks went on and had a drinking party without me....
No fair.
# kaz1 2013-02-27 08:51
The news was tragic!
Demon alcohol was necessary to cope with 2 week hiatus!
But never mind I will toast you over my SPNless computer.
# eilf 2013-02-27 00:21
For Leah: You can find literally anything in Google images (well, YES, you can find THAT too, but you know what I mean ....)

# eilf 2013-02-27 00:24
This is what you get if you type 'Sam Winchester Zombie'
# eilf 2013-02-27 00:30
Heh, was it something I said? The zombie image of Sam seems to have decided to roam free, I think I will leave it that way ...
# Leah 2013-02-27 07:02
I went to bed a little early last night but I KNEW you would weigh in!!! :-) :)
# Leah 2013-02-27 07:05
This comment meant for E.
# E 2013-02-27 11:15
I shudder at just the thought :-x
# Leah 2013-02-27 17:59
E- yes you would indeed shudder, with ecstasy if it passed your lips. ;-) Couldn't resist. I better stop now before I get banned from the site!
# E 2013-02-27 20:54
BLEH! I can't even stand DIET Dr. Pepper.
# kaz1 2013-02-27 08:52
Clearly Dr Pep was lacking in the household Leah. Early night indeed
# Leah 2013-02-27 07:21
eilf thanks for the effort!! But now I have to try and chase that down. Are tou kidding, 'Sam Winchester Zombie' no way I could pass that up :-)
# eilf 2013-02-27 11:33
Leah and Sweetondean:
# Leah 2013-02-27 17:46
eilf!! Two of my favorites things in one photo. Love it. And might I add that Sam makes a very pretty zombie :-) Never thought I'd ever use those last two words in a sentence together.
# st50 2013-02-27 08:04
What an image, eilf.
# eilf 2013-02-27 11:38
Oh it came back!

This one is not suitable for Sweetondean:
# sweetondean 2013-02-27 14:50
Oh it came back!

This one is not suitable for Sweetondean:
Is it weird that I still find him hot? :-*
# eilf 2013-02-27 15:05
Um .... well a little, frankly :D but whatever floats your boat I say...
# tigerlily2 2013-02-26 23:07
I'm concerned that Dean's first thought when the guy says he dies every day and comes back is "like a real-life Kenny?" and not, "Hey, that happened to me a few years ago."

I mean, if Sam and Dean don't even act like they remember what happened in Mystery Spot, it will be weird.
# sweetondean 2013-02-26 23:20
I guess the difference being for Dean, he didn't remember dying and coming back to life every day in Mystery Spot. He knows it happened of course, but whilst in the moment, he didn't remember it.
# percysowner 2013-02-26 23:38
We honestly don't know how much Dean knows about what happened in Broward County. Sam did tell Dean several times what was going on, but Dean forgot with each reset. Dean did know what was happening when Sam found the Trickster, but died the next morning and we don't know what he did or didn't remember from the day before. Sam didn't tell Dean within the story once he got Dean back, he merely hugged him. Sam may have told him, or the whole experience may have been so traumatic that Sam couldn't bear to basically relive the experience by telling Dean what actually happened.

Another mystery in the persona of Sam Winchester.
# Grace232 2013-02-27 00:51
Actually Dean knows. When talking about killing the "Trickster" he said something along the lines of - he did not think twice about killing me a thousand times". I think it was in Changing Channels maybe?
# st50 2013-02-27 08:09
Yes, he knows. But the guys seem to be learning not react to a lot of things that have happened in their past.
# Sharon 2013-02-27 11:44
Yes, he knows. But the guys seem to be learning not react to a lot of things that have happened in their past.
Maybe? but we cant be sure what Dean knows because we dont really know if Sam ever talked about it . They never followed up on the trauma Sam went through in Mystery Spot and when the writers did mention it again in Changing Channels it was Dean getting mad about what was done to him.
# gata113 2013-02-27 11:56
What I think kinda fits into the whole narrative is that according to the Greek mythology, it was Hercules who saved Prometheus by killing the eagle and unchaining him.
In Trial and Error, Kevin compared the three trials for closing the gates of hell to Hercule's trials. Later, Sam and Dean were cleaning the stables at the farm, which parallels Hercules' fifth tiral, whrere he had to clean the Augean stables in a day.
Of course, I don't know if the boys will save Prometheus in the end, but I think the Hercules parallel is kinda nice!
# sweetondean 2013-02-27 14:48
gata113 I love the Hercules parallel. I don't know a lot about Greek mythology, but I read about the stables parallel after "Trial and Error". I think both these things are really cool, and maybe it means somehow this episode is tying in and isn't the filler we're all expecting.
# Grace232 2013-02-27 21:15
I am happy. One commercial break in, and I am already more entertained than I was for all of last week's episode.
# kaz1 2013-02-27 22:35
Fantastic Grace
Mytharc hopefully!
# st50 2013-02-27 22:42
Much improvement over last week. Some issues, especially with the treatment of the mythology, but that was expected. I'm generally happy with it.
# fanotheboyz 2013-02-27 22:44
Well, I am pleasantly surprised! I had lower expectations after last week, but this ep had a lot:
1 brother moments
2 intelligent writing
3 meaty characters
4 Dean was witty and not dumb

Only problem is it didn't advance the story much except for the last scene, which nailed it. As fillers go, it was good. Not sure how they are going to tie up all the plots in a short time when they keep doing fillers, but this one was a pretty close hit for me.
# kaz1 2013-02-28 05:59
Sweetondean. DID you notice his beauuuutiful green eyes in this one DID you!!. I must admit I thought of you when he was driving and the camera picked up how greeeeen his eyes are. Love lurrve luff luuuuve his eyes :lol: