Robin's Rambles, Slumber Party, Episode 4 Season 9

*The beginnings of the Batcave! This dump, junction of good and evil! Excitement & adventure! Frank's kid, Dorothy is a hunter!? With the wicked witch!?

*They give Crowley a crayon to write with, lol! He wants a room with a view or a walk. 

*Kevin taking a break with kiddie porn, Sam with Game of Thrones. Dean lied and said Cas wanted to leave the bunker. Sam suggests there might be some way to hotwire the table to see where angels have fallen. They find a giant computer in the basement. Dean opens it, but breaks open a bottle containing. . .?

*The two scientists are surprised Dorothy captured the wicked witch all by herself--and cut out her tongue and bound her, too. Dorothy needs them to find a way to kill her. 

*Charlie joins them at the bunker. She was fired anyway, and has been hunting, a vamp and a ghost. But it wasn't magical. She's entranced by the ancient computer. Can it track angels? She thinks so. They aren't happy she's been hunting alone. She brings up the Supernatural books.  She gets the books from Amazon; BeckyWinchester179 is uploading new ones. 

*They watch Game of Thrones. Charlie complains about Sam's un comfy bed. Sam hasn't made the bunker home like Sam has. . .awkward. Charlie tells Sam she was raised on Tolkien--where's her quest in hunting? Dead ends, says Sam. 

*The witch, searching for something, possesses and kills Jenkins. 

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*Dean and Sam find Dorothy encased behind some heavy canvas-like material; Dean slices into it and pulls her out. Charlie excitedly reveals to the brothers that Dorothy was the first case investigated in this bunker. "Pace yourself, Toto," warns Dean. Dorothy is surprised to learn Charlie is a Woman of Letters, not a secretary. She reveals that she placed herself and the witch together for 75 years because no way could be found to kill her.

*The witch finds her way to Crowley, who gives her the crayon and paper to write what she needs, so daddy can help.

*Dorothy explains that she is protected from the witch, but the brothers aren't, so they have to find her before she finds whatever she's looking for. Sam and Dean leave Dorothy with the smartest person in the room while they go off together. Charlie is sad to hear the wizard was an ass and the books the ravings of a sad old man, her father, L. Frank Baum. Haggerty did find a way to fight the wicked witch--poppy bullets.

*Sam and Dean go to Crowley, who calls them the Scarecrow and the Tinman, and their new houseguest "so misunderstood?" He will tell--when he gets to stretch his legs. They unchain his neck. Dean shoots him. Rude, says Crowley. She wrote KEY on the paper, Crowley sent her on a merry chase to the kitchen. 

*Dean is annoyed to find the mess of a kitchen; he just cleaned in here. They four reconnect in the kitchen. Charlie gives one poppy bullet to each hunter. Dorothy explains the key the witch wants is to Oz--if she finds it, she'll destroy all the good in Oz. She shows them what the key looks like; Dean has that key in his room. He wants Charlie to wait safely in the dungeon, but she refuses.

*Sam confesses to Dorothy that Dean calls this place home, but he hasn't had much luck with homes. She feels the same, give her open road any day. The witch attacks, Dorothy shoots her. She dematerializes into the air vent. They split up to cover more ground.

*Charlie teases Dean about how he keeps his porn well-organized, but not other things. The witch appears, grabs the key and punches Dean. She throws a green lightning bolt at Charlie. Dean shoots her. She goes into the air vent. Dean checks Charlie, who is dead. He places her gently on the bed, his face showing misery. No! Hearing Sam coming, he calls Zeke, who warns him that every time he uses his power, it means he will have to stay in his brother longer than he wants--longer than they both want. "I can help with the powerful witch--or save your friend." "Save her," pleads Dean. Zeke does so, sending Sam falling to the floor. "Merry Christmas!" shouts Charlie on awakening. "I told you to stay in the dungeon," says Dean. "I bet you say that to all the girls," says Charlie, totally confused. "What the hell just happened?" Sam asks. Dean tells them Charlie jumped in front of him when the witch was about to put a whammy on him, then she got the drop on Sam. "Why aren't we dead?" Sam wonders. "I hit her with a poppy bullet", says Dean, "She got the key." Dorothy enters and says the witch is wounded, still in the air vents. Charlie tells Sam to take her gun, which still has one of the bullets. Dorothy and Charlie will catch up. "Can we be best friends now?" Charlie asks Dorothy.

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*Heading down the hall, Sam asks Dean who Zeke is. He heard him say that name before he got zapped--who's that? "You're still a little punchy," lies Dean, keep moving. 

*Dorothy reveals to Charlie that she died and came back. Dorothy died in Oz, too. She met up with three freedom fighters who the witch turned into a scarecrow, lion and a tin man. "The witch killed me." "That never made it into the books," says Charlie. "Sometimes real life is darker than fiction," says Dorothy.

*Dean asks Sam why he hasn't yet moved in. "I never had what you had with Mom and Dad," Sam reminds him, "and anytime I've tried to make a home, it hasn't ended well." "THIS is as close to a home as we're gonna get--and it's ours," says Dean. 

*"The books were revisionist history," says Dorothy, "my father's way of trying to undo what had happened to me, but I knew the truth." Charlie thinks the books contain clues to help her, preferably something with a pointy end. "You ARE a genius," exults Dorothy, and hustles Charlie to the garage.

*Unfortunately, the witch finds Sam and Dean, presses her fingers to their foreheads, makes their eyes glow green, and puts one thought into their heads: "FIND THE GIRLS AND KILL THEM BOTH!"

*The garage, loaded with many cars and Dorothy's old motorcycle, contains an iron mask and ruby slippers. Hearing "There you are," Charlie thinks it's Dean's Batman voice--until she sees green light flash in both brothers' eyes. Sam and Dean advance, threatening to kill them. Charlie tries to get past the possession to the brothers still inside. Dean smashes Charlie into a glass wall. Sam says they are going to bring Oz here. The witch has carried a cauldron with various spell-casting items upstairs, where she mixes and adds in her own blood. While Dorothy and Charlie try to fight off Sam and Dean the witch unlocks and opens the door to Oz, revealing a cloudy, roiling pink sky.

*Dean, his voice horrible, assures Charlie she'll join Dorothy right after she watches her die. "Sorry about the 'nards, Dean," says Charlie, kicking him in the crotch, sending him to his knees, grabbing his injured package. Dorothy hits the distracted Sam in the face with a metal rod, tosses one of the ruby slippers to Charlie and says, "Go, I'll buy you some time!" To the bothers she says, "All right, let's see what you pencil-necks are made of!" 

*The witch is busy working to bring Oz into the bunker, and it's getting closer. Flying monkeys are drawing nearer and nearer!

*Relieved of her weapon, Dorothy puts up her dukes, ready to fight the "old fashioned way." Sam says, "My body cannot harm you, Dorothy," but he does get behind her and hold her tightly. "But theirs' can," says Dean, drawing his knife and moving in to kill her. Charlie has stabbed the witch in the head with the sharp heel of the ruby slipper, killing her. The green light fades from the witch's eyes and from Sam's and Dean's. "Now, heel! shouts Charlie exultantly. She closes the door to Oz in time to stop a disaster from happening, and when she opens the door again, nothing. She looks through the pockets of the witch's robes and finds the key. "Ding dong, bitches," she says to Sam and Dean.

*Sam locks Crowley back in restraints and returns his crayon and paper. "Bollocks!" Crowley complains shut in darkness alone once more.

*Baby sits in the bunker's garage, resplendent. Sam gives Dorothy a book he's sure belongs to her--The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. They agree that it's weird having a series of books written about them. "End of the day, it's our story," says Sam. Charlie thanks Dean for bringing her back from the dead and wants to know if she needs to eat brains now. (LMAOPIMP!) Dean asks her to keep her resurrection under wraps. She agrees--but he'll have to explain later. "Not bad for a bunch of librarians," praises Dorothy. Dean promises to watch her bike, but he wants to take it out for a spin once in a while. Deal. Charlie is going to Oz, danger be damned. She tells them to take care of themselves. The last time Sam and Dean see Charlie, she's walking the Yellow Brick Road beside Dorothy as "For Those About To Rock, We Salute You!" screams in the background.

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*The doors close. When reopened, nothing. "Think she'll be back?" Dean asks. Of course, Sam replies, "There's no place like home."

1.  Do you think Sam has changed his mind about considering the bunker more his home now? If so, what about this episode convinced him? Did you feel sorry for Sam to hear that he hasn't yet made a home in the bunker--or anywhere--and why? (From Alice - I did love finally seeing Sam's room though!)

2.  It was so much fun to have Charlie back! I just hope this isn't their way of writing her out permanently. What do you think?

3.  What did you think of the first two Men of Letters? One of them died pretty quickly. Literary or not, this was a dangerous gig.

4.  I love the idea that Dorothy was a hunter! What do you think about this revisionist history?

5.  What did you think of Crowley's interaction with the witch? "Love your work." LOL! I wonder why they chose to make her mute? Any thoughts?

6.  Who's Zeke? Aw, Dean, your excuses are getting more and more feeble. Sam is not stupid, and he's going to be sooooo mad at you when he finds out!

7.  As a standalone episode, I give this one a grade of 9. I really enjoyed it and the idea that Dorothy was a hunter working with freedom fighters turned into a lion, scarecrow and tin man by the wicked witch. Wizard of Oz has always been a favorite of mine, and this skewed version tickled me.


 

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percysowner
# percysowner 2013-10-31 01:51
1. Do you think Sam has changed his mind about considering the bunker more his home now? If so, what about this episode convinced him? Did you feel sorry for Sam to hear that he hasn't yet made a home in the bunker--or anywhere--and why? (From Alice - I did love finally seeing Sam's room though!) I don't think he changed his mind, I think he was trying to make Dean feel better about Charlie leaving. Sam not making a home in the bunker doesn't make me that sad. Dorothy said the same thing about herself. It's not that Sam has never made a home anywhere. Sam has twice made a home once with Jess and once with Amelia and both situations blew up in his face. It is sad that Dean doesn't hear Sam on the issue. In the Pilot Dean wanted Sam to leave Jess and his home and he spent the first season trying to convince Sam not to go back to school, not to find the type of home and life that Sam wanted. When Dean found out that Sam made a home when he thought Dean had died the year Dean was in Purgatory, Dean resented the home and life Sam made. Now Dean has found a home and he's getting all hurt because Sam doesn't see it that way. Sam tries to explain and Dean pretty well says, it's ours you should be happy, because DEAN is happy. The codependency of Dean and Sam sometimes has Dean expecting Sam to feel the way Dean does and not be able to understand that Sam feels differently.

2. It was so much fun to have Charlie back! I just hope this isn't their way of writing her out permanently. What do you think? Charlie has become a bit of a Charlie Sue for me. She was a fun character, but she always saves the day while Sam and Dean become unable to save anything.

3. What did you think of the first two Men of Letters? One of them died pretty quickly. Literary or not, this was a dangerous gig. Nice look into the past and a good way of showing that even though they weren't hunters, the MOL faced dangers of their own and were a part of the fight against the supernatural.

4. I love the idea that Dorothy was a hunter! What do you think about this revisionist history? I enjoyed it. I'm glad to see a few more female competent hunters who don't die (permanently)

5. What did you think of Crowley's interaction with the witch? "Love your work." LOL! I wonder why they chose to make her mute? Any thoughts? I always love Crowley being snarky. I have no idea why they made the witch mute. I have only read TWoO, not the sequels, so I don't know of any mute witches in the series.

6. Who's Zeke? Aw, Dean, your excuses are getting more and more feeble. Sam is not stupid, and he's going to be sooooo mad at you when he finds out! I hope he's mad, although I'm afraid it will be another The Mentalists where Sam walks off in one episode and then has to tell Dean that he understands and he was probably wrong and unable to see what is right while big, brave Dean did. I would actually find it interesting if instead of Sam realizing Dean is hiding something, he starts to think he is losing his sanity again. After all Cas the angel took Sam's insanity away. Sam could think that with Cas becoming human, whatever Cas did will no longer hold and that is why Sam keeps losing time and Dean is obviously not trusting him with the truth.

7. As a standalone episode, I give this one a grade of 9. I really enjoyed it and the idea that Dorothy was a hunter working with freedom fighters turned into a lion, scarecrow and tin man by the wicked witch. Wizard of Oz has always been a favorite of mine, and this skewed version tickled me. This one didn't do it for me. I liked Dorothy, but Charlie being perfect was a bit much. I had heard that Sam would share things with Dorothy that he couldn't share with anyone else, but then he goes and tells Dean the exact same thing he told Dorothy. Sam's feelings being given short shrift bother me as well. I'm getting tired of Zeke comes out, saves whoever Dean wants saved, collapses and Sam wakes up confused. This was more like a 5-6 for me. Better than MBFWB and ADGTH and Bitten, but still had too many holes.
Karen
# Karen 2013-10-31 09:35
1. Do you think Sam has changed his mind about considering the bunker more his home now? If so, what about this episode convinced him? Did you feel sorry for Sam to hear that he hasn't yet made a home in the bunker--or anywhere--and why? (From Alice - I did love finally seeing Sam's room though!)
I don’t think Sam changed his I believe he realised how important it was to Dean and said it to make him feel better.
I do feel bad for Sam that he has never been able to successfully have a real home. But somehow I don’t think it bothers him as much. I think as long as he has his laptop, books and Dean in his life, he’s content.

2. It was so much fun to have Charlie back! I just hope this isn't their way of writing her out permanently. What do you think?
I liked seeing Charlie as well and how she’s become the little sister to the brothers. I don’t believe she’s gone permanently, it just giving her a reason for being away for awhile.

3. What did you think of the first two Men of Letters? One of them died pretty quickly. Literary or not, this was a dangerous gig.
I liked the flashbacks of the first MOL and how they filmed it in black and white to give that historical feel. They certainly proved that following the Supernatural is a dangerous business whether you’re a hunter or a researcher.

4. I love the idea that Dorothy was a hunter! What do you think about this revisionist history?
I enjoyed the revisions, it helped tone down the fantasy storyline making it more realistic, well as realistic as you can get in the Supernatural world.

5. What did you think of Crowley's interaction with the witch? "Love your work." LOL! I wonder why they chose to make her mute? Any thoughts?
Crowley was a real treat to watch. When he relayed to the boys what the Witch had said by hissing I nearly fell out of my chair.
I’m not sure why they made the witch a mute, possibly to cut down on the dialog or trying to stay away from her being too much like the movie version.

6. Who's Zeke? Aw, Dean, your excuses are getting more and more feeble. Sam is not stupid, and he's going to be sooooo mad at you when he finds out!
I’m very intrigued with the Zeke/Sam/Dean storyline. I know what Dean is doing is morally and ethically wrong, especially each time he calls on Zeke to help.
I know his lies are going to come back on him and burn him in the ass. But I understand why he’s doing it.
With so many people they have lost, I can see why Dean would do anything to save the few they have left, especially Sam.
I’m still trying to figure out who Zeke really is and whether he can be trusted or not. So far I’m holding on that he is basically good and just wants to heal himself.
I find he’s very direct and honest with Dean and lets him know how things will impact him and Sam.
And I liked last week how he healed Castiel on his own accord, whether he did it for Dean or for his own reasons, it was still act of good faith.
Sam will definitely be angry. I believe he will understand why Dean did it, but it was Dean making the decision for him and lying to him about it is what is going to upset him the most. I also feel Sam’s not going to like the idea that an Angel has been able to listen in on his deepest thoughts and feeling, he’s going to feel violated to some degree.

7. As a standalone episode, I give this one a grade of 9. I really enjoyed it and the idea that Dorothy was a hunter working with freedom fighters turned into a lion, scarecrow and tin man by the wicked witch. Wizard of Oz has always been a favorite of mine, and this skewed version tickled me.
I enjoyed this episode as well. I thought the fantasy route was fun and really done well. I would give it an 8.
Thanks Robin.
sakers
# sakers 2013-10-31 09:58
I think Kevin took a break in a hotel room with some PPV porn not kiddie porn. Thats something totally different. D:
LoveMyCas87
# LoveMyCas87 2013-10-31 12:50
I've been confused about something, when Sam says something about his body not being able to hurt her...What did he mean? Because of Zeke or was it something else I didn't catch?
percysowner
# percysowner 2013-10-31 13:01
@LoveMyCas87 The witch couldn't kill Dorothy. She had possessed/was controlling Sam and Dean. She was speaking through Sam and saying that in her own body she couldn't hurt/kill Dorothy, but Sam's body could. The whole Dorothy coming back from the dead and being unable to be hurt by the witch was a blink and you missed it kind of thing and it wasn't clear what was exactly going on there.
LoveMyCas87
# LoveMyCas87 2013-10-31 13:24
@percyowner oooh gotcha! Thank you for clearing that up for me. I did catch the part that she was protected because of the kiss (didn't understand who they said kissed her though) but I guess I didn't understand they were "possessed" I was thinking more they were under a spell.
debbab
# debbab 2013-11-02 14:19
The witch was mute for 5 reasons that I can think of
1. Who could ever imitate the voice of the original witch in the movie? 2.and speaking thru Sam and Dean was creepier3. Muteness gave Crowley an opportunity to interact with her, he loves her work and 4. it allows Crowley to be the pivotal player with his information re:key which sends Dean to his room to find the key amongst his organized porn material. Do the boys owe him one he can trade for? 6. It demonstrates just how much of a hunter Dorothy is and it crashes the original character as written-so sweet-