I watched this episode last night and I am still smiling. There was a warmth about this episode that we havenâ€™t seen from â€˜Supernaturalâ€™ in a long time. When is the last time we saw Sam and Dean as happy as they looked in the end of this episode? I can safely say that this is an episode I will be happy to again and again.
I know there are some fans who donâ€™t like Charlie very much but I love her and was so glad to have her back for this episode. I love her cool confidence and the way she embraces her inner nerd. It is no surprise that her â€œkingdomâ€ worshipped the ground she walked on. What I really like about Charlie is that she doesnâ€™t need Sam and Dean to save her, she is more than capable of handling things on her own.
â€œHey Jerry, Iâ€™m the one who saves damsels in distress around here.â€
This is a refreshing concept in my mind. Sure, she doesnâ€™t know much about the supernatural but she can improvise where others might just scream and wait to be saved. All that to say, I hope we get to see Charlie again someday.
I was very excited about the premise of â€˜LARP and the Real Girlâ€™ because I knew that Dean would secretly love Larping. And I was right. It certainly didnâ€™t take him long to agree to suit up and play the role of handmaiden to the queen. That made me laugh out loud by the way. Sometimes I wonder what Deanâ€™s life would look like if he wasnâ€™t a hunter. He clearly likes to be part of a team. We already know from â€˜Hollywood Babylonâ€™ that he missed his calling as a producerâ€™s assistant. Would he have done that for a living while filling his evenings and weekends with a healthy dose of larping? Who knows, but itâ€™s funny to think about.
The premise of this episode did not disappoint. I was as intrigued by the case as I was by Deanâ€™s newfound passion. How gross/awesome was that opening scene? Kudos to the special effects team for that really graphic death scene. I was suspecting a spirit as I often do because, well, itâ€™s â€˜Supernaturalâ€™. What I was not suspecting was a fairy. (Or is it faery? The distinction confuses me.) Iâ€™m glad that this episode came after â€˜Clap Your Hands if You Believeâ€™ because faery folk are not a concept Iâ€™m overly comfortable with. I just donâ€™t know that much about them and as Iâ€™ve mentioned before, it takes me a little time to warm up to new creatures/beings/lore. Before â€œClap Your Handsâ€ I thought Fairies were tinkerbells and thatâ€™s it. But now I know that they can be full grown women and that they donâ€™t have to have wings. In â€˜Clap Your Handsâ€™ we met a faery that was actually pretty evil but the faery in â€˜LARPâ€™ was different. She wasnâ€™t evil and didnâ€™t want to do anyone harm. The evil in this episode wasnâ€™t actually supernatural at all. Just a sad, miserable man who seemed to have completely lost touch with reality.
There was some great development between Sam and Dean this week. Iâ€™m sure there are a lot of happy fans out there today! Both brothers suffered a loss last week, even Charlie thought that Dean had broken up with someone too. They both needed to relax and have a little fun. I was pleasantly surprised that Dean recognized this need on his own. Heâ€™s one to sulk and bury himself in work which is, oddly enough, exactly what Sam was preparing himself to do. But Dean was there to really acknowledge Samâ€™s loss while still recognizing a need to have a little fun. Sam and Dean were both so mature and supportive of each other, it really warmed my heart. Watching the two of them run into â€œbattleâ€ together was the cherry on top. They could not have looked more happy. Iâ€™m glad that Sam finally realized that a little fun would do them both good.
I could go on talking about how fun this episode was but no one wants to read that. Iâ€™d rather hear what you all thought. Did you love it or did you love it?
As usual there were some great lines and moments I want to mention.
Dean: â€œI know what you gave up wasnâ€™t easy. Maybe we ought to take a night off.â€
Dean, is that you?
â€œYouâ€™ve been Garthedâ€ I miss that little guy!
Sheriff: â€œThese kids today with their texting and murder.â€
â€œI prefer the term interactive literaturist.â€
Dean offering battle plan suggestions to Charlie was adorable.
Dean: â€œThe point, which is usually yours, is that she should get somewhere safe and get back to a normal life.â€
Dean really opened up to Charlie about his fight with Sam. It was nice to see him opening up to someone besides Sam. He hasnâ€™t really had anyone to talk to since Bobby died.
Dean: â€œThis life, you canâ€™t afford attachments. You got to let them go.â€
Charlie: â€œAre we still talking about Sam or did you break up with someone too.â€
I loved when Dean told Charlie that sheâ€™s a real life hero. There was something very sweet about that moment.
Dean: â€œYou find Sam, weâ€™ll find the shadow dorks.â€
Charlie: â€œWow, real magic. That is really cool if not mostly terrifying.â€
Charlie: â€œI am just an IT girl standing in front of a monster asking it not to kill her.â€
Five words: Dean in a sword fight.
Charlie: â€œHey Jerry, iâ€™m the one who saves damsels in distress around here.â€
Charlie: â€œSmell ya later bitches.â€
Dean: â€œI get it. No amount of fun is gonna help you get over what you gave up.â€
Sam: â€œYouâ€™re right, having fun wonâ€™t help me. Itâ€™ll help both of us. Shall we?â€
Dean giving the speech from Braveheart was so funny. Especially when the guy with the frisbee interrupts.
Larping Winchester freeze frame.
Whoâ€™s excited to meet grandpa Winchester?