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Episode 9. The Spirit of Vegas

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"Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction." ― Erich Fromm

This is the third anime-original episode. Where is luck when you need it? This time the brothers stop by Las Vegas for a little gambling. The story starts with a male narrative which states that their visit won't be fun and relaxing. Nothing new for the boys. Dean notices it first when his good table luck turns bad and he has no idea why. Also he has a strange old guy keeping him company. They find out that an ancient coin that Dean got by accident might be the reason for the curse. Who is that old guy and how does a huge robbery fit into the story?

This episode was perfect. It had good humor and a new monster to fight off. I was actually laughing out loud many times because Dean's reactions were so hilarious. This episode reminded me of 4.06 "Yellow Fever" and 2.14 "Born Under a Bad Sign". I tried to mirror the humor on the quotes down below but if I need to recommend an episode of the animation, this one would be one of them.

Five stars

Main characters:

Sam Winchester
Dean Winchester


Episode9 cast


Sam: I'm gonna do some research. You just stay here, okay?
Dean: Yup-yup-yup. *nodding scared*
Sam: You hear me? Not a step outside.
Dean: Yup-yup-yup. *nodding scared*
*Motel room is on fire.*
Motel owner: You two! You were the ones staying in room 205!
Sam: Not good. Dean! We got to run.
Dean: I can't take this anymore! *Is already running*
Sam: Wait up!

Spirit of Vegas review by Nate Winchester


Barbara Maake
# Barbara Maake 2016-01-12 21:39
I enjoy these articles about the anime series Lilah, and it was interesting seeing the same scenes done live and in the anime version. I have to say, I really prefer the live versions. For one thing, it's disconcerting hearing Dean voiced by someone other than Jensen. But also, something about the dialogue in the anime versions seems kind of exaggerated, or at least less natural. It reminds me of the difference between a movie and a play. But I enjoy these little snippets of the anime. Any version of SPN is good in my book!
# Lilah_Kane 2016-01-13 04:30
Thanks, and I do like adding the comparisons. You can see on them too how detailed some of the scenes in the anime has been and almost fully copied from the live action version. It has been pretty fun to write these too. :)

- Lilah
# YellowEyedSam 2016-01-13 18:12
Thanks for another Anime article!

I remember that Vegas episode well. Definitely one of the best anime original eps it has. I'd love to see it in the live action ha :D
# Lilah_Kane 2016-01-16 13:28
Me too! Poor Dean. I don't know. It felt so much like a live action episode in a way so it was immediately likable. And the story was not straight forward. It had a twist. :)

- Lilah