So…Supernatural reached its 200th episode.
The episode starts off with these girls rehearsing some kind of stage version of Supernatural. After the girl in charge flips out, the drama teacher bounces and she’s snatched by something outside.
We’re then assaulted by every single title card the show’s ever had. YAY.
Dean spots a case (missing drama teacher!) that Sam doesn’t think is a case. Dean looks extra orange and Sam’s hair looks extra stupid.
They go and check it out. Sam says that he was a stage kid but Dean points out that he was tech person (whatever they’re called). With hair like that, I think that was best for everyone. Unless it’s a production of Hair.
They walk straight into their own little high school Supernatural-themed musical. I will give Jared and Jensen some credit here, their expressions were on point in the scene. I might have laughed. A little.
Anyway, Dean is not impressed because apparently ‘there’s no singing in Supernatural’ unless Dean is demonic and drunk and then it’s okay. Or unless he’s about to go to hell. Or…I’ll just leave the trivia to the rest of the fans.
There’s some kind of awkward scene where Dean wonders why Stage!Sam-and-Dean are standing so close together. WINCEST REFERENCE!!!! *drinks*
This episode basically has a lot of fandom related bullshit in it that I’m not even going to write out because I’m ashamed that I understand it all. After hearing a whole chunk of that, Dean tries to tell the girl in charge of the play what really happened because…that’s what’s important here. And then he finds out about Destiel.
Sam’s like, ‘Shouldn’t it be called Deastiel?’ and then he flicks his hair Cher Horowitz style…can we just give Sam a helmet from now on? That hair flick made me want to cry. Sam goes through a whole bunch of portmanteaus (including ‘CasDean’) because LOL!SO!FUNNY.
Case wise – there’s no hinky props or paranormal activity (I can do pop culture references too!!!) on the set, so they leave.
Some girl called Maggie is taken by the weird monster outside after quitting the show because it’s ‘not following canon’. When Sam and Dean show up, the girl in charge (I have no idea what her name is and I don’t care) says the police didn’t believe her, but somehow seeing the monster has changed her mind about monsters not being real. I guess that makes sense.
The guys try to tell her (and the tech girl – don’t know her name either) that they’re Sam and Dean but that doesn’t go down well. In the end they somehow decide that the monster sounds like it could be a Tulpa.
But it’s…not a Tulpa. It’s Calliope. There’s a lot of exposition but I’m sort of just…not listening. This thing is basically against anyone trying to close down the show so…as Dean puts it, ‘the show must go on’ – that they’ve made it twenty minutes without using that phrase is commendable. Well. Not really.
The girl in charge – Marie (I know her name now! I still don’t care but it’s less words than ‘girl in charge’) – starts hyperventilating and Sam runs off and leaves Dean to deal with her. He tells her not to back down blah, blah. She agrees because the real Sam and Dean would never back down, especially her sweet, selfless Sam. Dean is not impressed. But he manages to pull it together in time to give the cast some kind of pep talk before the shows starts. The plan is to do the show so the monster can come and try and grab Marie and then they’ll stab it etc etc.
I feel like the only people who would genuinely like this episode are the fans who are comfortable admitting that they are ridiculous human beings because this episode is an albeit awful celebration of ridiculousness. Though, I suppose anything is better than being portrayed as a crazy weirdo (Becky) who’s prone to kidnapping, drugging and attempting to marry and bone Sam Winchester. And people liked her too.
Anyway as the uh, show goes on, Sam and Dean are running around trying to get the monster. Sam kind of stupidly gets grabbed by it because he’s Sam and it’s not Supernatural unless he’s unconscious for at least a minute. He wakes up in the school basement where the previously-thought-to-be-dead drama teacher and Maggie are being held captive by the Calliope who’s using the monster (which is a Scarecrow now? Oh…how did I miss this *snort*) to grab people.
Eventually they kill it somehow and Calliope and the scarecrow erupt into this kind of purple goo. Basically the audience ends up getting slimed. And they all start clapping. If I went to a show and got covered in purple slime, there would be no clapping. Clearly they were on drugs (explains why they were in attendance…).
Marie gives Dean the amulet (or well a version of it) back and says that he shouldn’t have thrown it away….blah, blah, blah (they actually did have the reason behind Jensen not wearing it anymore in the episode, so I was surprised they brought it back up. But I liked the explanation Dean gave for throwing it away ‘It never worked. I don’t need a symbol to remind me how I feel about my brother).
That’s probably the only decent part of this episode.
At the end, there’s some kind of…awful acapella version of Carry On My Wayward Son. I honestly haven’t rolled my eyes this much since I quit Glee halfway through the first season. And then Chuck shows up at the end and says two words because Rob Benedict has nothing better to do. Ugh.
And not a moment too soon. ACTUALLY, I WISH IT HAD ENDED 40 MINUTES AGO but hell, I do this to myself.
I thought it might be slightly less terrible than usual because so many people liked it but no, it was the same standard of shit the show’s had for its last hundred episodes.