Warning!!!! If you haven't seen the latest episode of "Supernatural" and the preview for next week, do not read this! There is going to be plot-based speculation and discussion! You've been officially warned!
Well, that was a corker! Ben Edlund wins at life, doesn't he? That was a much-needed break from all the intensity we've had for pretty much the entire season. Since this outing was generally lighthearted, there isn't too much to speculate about. Or is there?
Soulless Sam as Comedy Relief
I wasn't too sure how they could make Sam work in a comedic episode since it's been so flipping tragic to watch him being all robotic (not the good kind) and not caring about Dean. But I thought it worked pretty well here. I mean, don't get me wrong. It was still rather disconcerting to see Sam so flippant about the fact that Dean had been abducted, but we all know by now that he couldn't help himself. Still, it kind of hurt, I'm not gonna lie. But having Dean trying to teach Sam how to act was rather amusing. Dean is totally Jiminy Cricket. I just wish Samocchio's nose grew when he lied, too.
Well, the patented last conversation of doom was really true to form this week. Sam's back to lying to Dean and is also having second thoughts about getting his soul back. Oh, Sam. Come on now! Really? If he can't feel anything, supposedly, why does he care either way? He'd rather feel nothing? But isn't preferring to feel nothing still feeling something? My head hurts.
If A Leprechaun Makes You an Offer, Make Sure You See the Pot of Gold First
Maureen Ryan theorized about this in her column last week, and it the leprechaun's offer here seemed to at least hint at the idea that maybe Sam and Dean are going to end up making a deal with monsters of some sort to enlist their help getting Sam's soul back. That could make for a very interesting turn of events. You could have heaven and hell fighting over purgatory and Winchesters and monsters trying to fend both sides off. And then it would be SUPER AWKWARD when everything was over, Sam has his soul back, and it's time to go hunting again. "Oh, hey shapeshifter Bob. Didn't you help me get my soul back?" "I sure did, Sam." "Huh. Thanks for that." "You're welcome." "But I can't let you rob banks and kill people, so..."
So yeah, not too much to talk about after this episode, but that's kind of a good thing right now. We just have two weeks to go nuts thinking about that promo for the next new episode. Hell's prison? Holy crap! That sounds pretty damn cool.