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.
*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.
*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.
*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.