It’s….confusing. Once again you captured everything I liked and disliked about this episode (and even this season so far). The episode started out slow, and at the first break I was feeling a bit meh about it. BTW, I NEVER thought Dean wanted Mary to just cater to them. She doesn’t write down to the viewer, letting us be confused about what’s going on just like Sam and Dean are and rarely hitting us over the head with those painful anvils. ), shoots the djinn in the knee and pisses him off. And we’re left with hmmmm that groundskeeper seems shady. Sam cares about them, you should too!” is doing the character a grave disservice. That knowledge is locked somewhere in Dean’s mind. I’m not sure I’m all that comfortable with this new dynamic either, but Dean seems more at ease than either me or Sam. In return, Michael enhanced Neil’s djinn … Sasha: There’s a strange man sharpening a… machete? Directed by Philip Sgriccia. Two down and a bunch to go! That breaks my heart to say, because I would LOVE to have OG Bobby back and I love Jim Beaver more than I can say – but this is NOT our Bobby. It’s just awkward. My main problem with the show started at the beginning when we find out Sam sent Maggie on a hunt by herself. And when we do, we’ll kill him. This is a great scene, playing out slowly as I mentioned. We follow Sam down the hall and up into the attic. With his new mind set and willingness to be emotionally available to his brother, I believe he’ll overcome any obstacle placed before him, with even greater strength than before. Sam has so far spent most of his screen time this season acting as a sounding board to develop *other* characters, and it’s incredibly frustrating, even for me as someone who prefers Dean. At least Dean is getting to talk with one-off characters that we can be sure aren’t going to turn into a long-term time-suck away from the epic love story of the Winchesters. Dean Winchester is an alpha male and can’t take a back seat for too long. I totally agree with you, one of the things I have always loved about this show is that what’s on the surface is never all there is. I don’t get why they keep centering around her, cause I just don’t care. I-I really, really do, but you're having some kind of psychotic breakdown, so, I...just –" Sam said. We didn’t see her react when he staggered back into being himself, and we haven’t seen her ask Sam how he’s doing either. I do not like them in the bunker. Worried protective Dean is my favorite flavor, have I mentioned? But Sam? Mary coming back had the potential to be such an emotional and powerful story line, but it has never entirely gelled for me. It plays out organically and realistically, and it gives us a beautiful glimpse into Dean’s headspace by paralleling him with Sasha. The Djinn saw something bad in Dean’s head, something Dean didn’t know, judging from the surprise on his face, what ever it was, its seems pretty sure Dean knows more now and we will see it unravel, maybe Dean a little with it too, but Dean is resilient, he’ll figure it out. Ackles and Padalecki are such nuanced actors that we can see Sam and Dean’s ambivalence as they watch their mother leave again too. She remembers an entirely different life with John and the young Dean and Sam so to adjust and understand the life they had to grow up in is going to take a bit of time to grasp if ever. In my living room. So kudos to Meredith Glynn for another solid episode that felt like Supernatural. It never gets old. I have been one of few that kind of get why Mary is the way she is and even if it is painful at times, you got it. Meanwhile, Maggie is strung up in the attic, and oh, that looks familiar…. The brothers are always a good team when they’re together, always knowing what the other one needs to hear in order to keep going. Mentoring his little brother silently but effectively. This surprised me because I usually enjoy Meredith Glynn’s writing quite a bit. As Mary and Bobby climb the stairs, Sam follows them with his eyes, trying to smile, then nervously glances at Dean as though to reassure himself that his brother is still here with him. Bobby mysteriously disappears, Dean discovers a dead body and then gets attacked by the ghoul, so yes, bad thing. (Brilliant dialogue here, the progression of those three pronouns perfectly encapsulating Dean’s struggle not to take responsibility for what Michael did!). They’re ostensibly going up to Donna’s cabin (you know, the one with the garden gnomes…) so he can recuperate. I do really like that Show has made me both wonder about that and care about it – it’s awesome to be invested in a story arc fourteen seasons in! Then someone realizes Bobby has once again disappeared and Mary goes off to find him. My guess is that it’s the things Michael’s done but being a Sam & Dean fangirl I want it to be Dean’s intense fear of losing Sam or something else Sam related. Before Dean could react, the djinn had reappeared right behind Cas, and swung an arm up to slam a glowing palm across the angel's forehead. Mary has more to say about Bobby, but like all the other AU hunters, I find myself not caring very much about this version of Bobby either. It seems that back in the AU they seemed to know “some” elements of hunting, but it felt more ‘military’ over there (shoot first, ask questions later). Instead it left me scratching my head and wondering where the hell we’re going from here and what the hell the Djinn saw in Dean’s mind. I completely agree. It could be an interesting thing to explore – how does it feel to have someone who was SO important to you, who was like a father to you, whose death was incredibly painful, back suddenly? ~ Blessings! I loved Dean praising and being protective of Sam. I loved that moment so much, loved that throughout this episode the brothers were entirely tuned into each other and trying to give each other what they need. Dean enters the room, clearly having figured out the real cause behind the unexplained creatures. Ewww). Angry Dean makes me happy. That’s the highest praise I can give. I know there are fans who don’t like that Dean is suddenly not the leader and that he was on the sidelines this episode, and let me say that I don’t want it to stay like this either, but I can enjoy a little while of role reversal as long as it gives me insight into Dean’s head space and gives him an important role to play. What if what’s playing out was more or less set up by the nefarious two? He has life. Supreme Panther Djinn Supernatural Powers And 24 Similar Items. That he’s still trying everyday to deal with the Mom he has versus the Mom he wants? The season consists of 20 episodes and aired on Thursdays at 8:00 pm (ET). He stabs it with his machete and it dissolves into a cloud of dust that gets all over him. Still Dean found it in his incredibly large and forgiving heart, to wish her happiness. The episode didn’t leave me jumping up and down raving about my Show or even feeling happy. ... Then, obviously, the djinn tries to attack Dean and that's when we see that, for some odd reason, Dean is immune to the djinn's powers and that's when Dean attacks him and kills him. His car doors then self lock. So kudos to Meredith Glynn for another solid episode that felt like Supernatural. Dean doesn’t hesitate to defend Sam again, saying that he’s doing his best – better than his best! (Brilliant dialogue here, the progression of those three pronouns perfectly encapsulating Dean’s struggle to not take responsibility for what Michael did!). And Sam, Great job! Sure enough, she’s attacked and taken down by something that looks like a ghoul. Copyright trolls need not bother us. It left me wanting desperately to know what’s going on with Dean and what’s in his head (some part of Michael? Dean respects that, but Sasha then opens up to him, as people often do with Dean. He teases Sam to break the awkwardness, telling him that he did a great job with the whole camp counselor vibe and offering to get him a whistle. He kills the djinn, and then empties seven bullets into him too, in a moment chillingly reminiscent of demon or Mark of Cain Dean. Dean knows how much Sam needs to hear that gratitude and celebrate a rare rescue. Unlike some of the comments, I guess I have a different take or level of acceptance of all the AU folks being in the bunker. It’s not, however, adorable that Sam isn’t getting enough sleep. Nobody thanks Sam and Dean, and in fact they stand on the sidelines in their own home, looking left out, which hurts my heart. Dean compliments Sam on his innovation of having the hunters wear body cams, and he’s the one again encouraging Sam as they head out to look for Maggie, saying that they’ll find her and bring her home. I still want to punch Bobby in the face for what he said to you and you’re already trying to help him. Dean seems to be choosing life. We didn’t see her react when he staggered back into being himself, and we haven’t seen her ask Sam how he’s doing either. They feed on human blood and can poison their victims with a touch. Also, I am thinking if Maggie was never in the story again I would never ask where she went. Some memory that’s so horrific even a djinn can’t stand seeing it?). Exhaust smoke begins filling the garage. It’s almost like Show is saying, love him because I said so, because he looks the same and acts sort of the same. She could still be alive. Having to focus on these random folks as if they’re important for no other reason than they’re using Sam as a plot device to say, “See? Although Bobby seemed to have a thing for the late AU Mary and is possibly a bit confused still. And yet not back, because this looks like Bobby and talks like Bobby and is surly like Bobby, but this is NOT Bobby. The problem is, that doesn’t make me feel for her emotionally. A shady seeming groundskeeper appears with a dangerous looking pitchfork, and the boys have to come up with an explanation on the spot. He stabs it with his machete, and it dissolves into a cloud of dust that gets all over him. She both loves them and is a stranger. He tells Mary that if Bobby is closed off, there’s probably a reason, and maybe she should talk to him. He is portrayed by starring cast member Jensen Ackles. I enjoy their episodes so much! I see them as refugees, and most likely largely untrained ones. Check out all our books on Supernatural, including, Family Don’t End With Blood, written by the, actors themselves, at the links on the home page. I don’t like my show being crowded and it’s been too crowded with side characters this season and once we get back to the main story arch it’s going to be jam-packed with – A, B, C and possibly D storylines. * Particularly when there is no way to explain away how they’re managing to feed and clothe all these extra people unless they’re selling off some of the vintage automobiles in the bunker’s garage. The djinn attacks Dean, assuring him (and us) that he won’t hurt Michael’s favorite monkey suit, and reads his mind. I want the bunker emptier and the cast of characters less like a nameless horde, but I like that this season is spooling out hints about what Michael is really up to and how that is tied up with Dean little by little, and that I legitimately don’t know where that story is going. That’s not the reaction Show was going for most likely, but I honestly cannot manufacture much feeling about the AU hunters. They also talk openly about the elephant always in the room – Michael. Sasha: There’s a strange man sharpening a… machete? It took me a little while to realize that the pace was slower than I’ve grown used to – but once again, that turned out to be a good thing. The episode didn’t leave me jumping up and down raving about my Show or even feeling happy. The brothers consider that maybe this is a manifestation, ala Fred Jones in the nursing home. I cringed at the use of the word “home” because the bunker is NOT their home, all the AU hunters. She tells the Winchesters about it, and they’re even more confused. He débuts in the first episode of the first season. He’s all awkward when Dean walks in, which is telling – Sam is clearly not comfortable being the leader when Dean is around. Dean: (smiling the most proud big brother smile ever) Well, she learned from the best. Oh my. Dean: There was this one time. The pace was slower, so you could savor moments like Dean and Sam exploring a dark and scary crypt or Sam fearlessly going up to the attic or Dean quietly bonding with Sasha. I never liked the AU “hunters” (using that term very lightly) setting up camp in the bunker. He’s not the only trap set for hunters – for Dean’s family. With that being said, I, too, am a little tired of all the new characters now interspersed in the story. As for Mary….. she is the most frustrating part of the show for me. There’s a bit of an apology from AU!Bobby to Sam, after Mary has patched him up and followed Sam’s advice to get Bobby to open up to her a bit. I also agree that Sam and Dean never wanted to be babied, they just wanted to be loved. The homeowner’s daughter Sasha joins the party and I immediately like her. I just feel…numb. It takes Sam a minute to realize that Dean means him, then he looks down almost shyly and a trace of a smile crosses his face. Anyway, Sam and Mary find a pile of discarded IDs and realize they’re from a hunter, who’s nowhere to be seen. I also saw a lot of adult fears in this episode — trying to let go the things you believe you can blame your parents for because of your troubled adult-life. Supernatural, “Nightmare Logic ... And I liked an angry Fuck You Dean when dealing with the djinn. Sam and Dean bring Maggie back to the bunker (I refuse to say “home”) and the other AU hunters welcome her with hugs and smiles. Instead of ten different plot lines zigzagging through the episode, Glynn and director Darren Grant took their time, following each scene and letting the anticipation or suspense or fear or whatever emotion build before bringing it to a climax. I want to, I do – but I don’t. Sasha: I’m just gonna go make that sandwich…. Dean has the nightmare that Michael didn’t hold up to his end of the deal after killing Lucifer. I’m not sure I’m all that comfortable with this new dynamic either, but Dean. I’m pretty sure my husband thought I was crazy. It would be hard for the boys (I would hate that) but I wouldn’t miss him like the “real” Bobby. Almost had tears in my eyes, and trust me – that takes a lot, I don’t tear up easily over fiction in general. I want my bad ass Cass back. I’m late to the party as I just found the emotional fortitude to watch the last two episodes. The things I’m frustrated about are peripheral story arc problems, not writer problems. I’m so over Mary. There was a lot of that in this episode, and I appreciate every moment. I cringed at the use of the word “home” because the bunker is NOT their home, all the AU hunters. It makes sense that, even if it’s in an awkward way or with very few words, that they would try to take care of each other (and not just by stitching up wounds). The Show needs to get all of the AU folks out of the bunker. Roku looks like they got a steal purchases Quibi's content for under $100 million dollars. (Personal note: I have always thought the show was more of a underlying story than the actual surface monsters. Obviously a lot of baggage there. This episode was smart and full of twists and turns and dead ends, which is just how I like my Show. If you feel an image was used without consent, please use our Contact Us section to let us know. He senses when Sam needs to hear that he’s doing a good job, especially when someone who is NOT a father figure to them but feels like it keeps telling him that he isn’t. It’s worth another note that YES, it feels so satisfying when the writers remember their own canon and reference it. I imagine that’s hard for the boys to wrap their minds around, too. I liked this episode far more than I was expecting to, which isn’t saying much since my expectations for this season are quite low, but the focus on the Mary-Bobby (is it Mobby or Bary? But this Bobby hasn’t earned my love, or even my caring about him. Our leading heroes, who we’ve fallen in love with over the course of 13 years, are now being used as narrative tools to develop boring side characters in ways that feel forced and land flat because we have absolutely no reason this late in the game to start caring about people from an alternate universe who can’t even be bothered to acknowledge their hosts with a “thank you” when they bring home a young girl who shouldn’t have been hunting on her own in the first place and surely wouldn’t have returned without them. Contemporary lore depicts them as genie… It makes sense that, even if it’s in an awkward way or with very few words, that they would try to take care of each other (and not just by stitching up wounds). I couldn’t possibly care less about Not-Bobby, because he’s *not Bobby,* or his blossoming relationship with Mary, since I don’t care about Mary either and am waiting at this point with baited breath for her to die so she can go back to Heaven and be with the two boys she actually loves. In fact, this episode also wonderfully complements the last episode, in which Sam gets to show his protective side and his knowledge of his brother by taking care of Dean – and getting him out on the road on a hunt he can win. Dean tells him. Dean dismisses Sasha and pulls a gun on Neil. We end with the brothers, because Meredith knows how much this means to me and that this is how Supernatural should always end. Dean “raised’ Sam so even through they are brothers, Dean is has also been the parental figure. Instead, it left me scratching my head and wondering where the hell we’re going from here and what the hell the Djinn saw in Dean’s mind. Great review and wonderfully stated. Mentoring his little brother silently but effectively. I am a Sam girl all the way, no matter what. I have never been engaged with any of them and care the least bit about them especially Maggie. Mary, sadly is not the Parent our boys deserve; every episode, I hope, every episode, she disappoints. Another possibility on the table! It pains me to say that I also don’t feel the way I think Show wants me to feel about AU!Bobby. This week’s Supernatural episode didn’t leave me jumping up and down and squeeing to the rooftops – but that’s not actually a complaint. He’s a character we’re invested in (whether you like him or not. “You…” he mumbles, as Dean looks equally shocked. Seeing Jenny return in the finale of Supernatural (let the tears begin) was a shock to fans. This episode was smart and full of twists and turns and dead ends, which is just how I like my Show. Funny thing is, I worshipped him when I was a kid. And then in the ending, when AU Bobby calls Sam over to apologize – The look on Sam’s face when AU Bobby calls, and as he walks over. In the Arabian tradition, djinn are creatures made of smokeless fire, which were created after angels and before humans. Problem solved. Dean tells Sam that Maggie wants to get out there and hunt again, and Sam is surprised. That’s adorable. According to the Qu'ran, the djinn were created by Allah from a smokeless fire. At least I’m remembering your name. You can learn more here: https://movietvtechgeeks.com/movie-tv-tech-geeks-privacy-policy/ethical-conduct/ He almost takes a back seat to Sam, allowing him to exercise his leadership muscles, but he’s right there, paying close attention. We end the djinn saga with Dean unhooking Sasha’s dad and Sasha contemplating some forgiveness (which I can only hope is forthcoming from the dad as well, otherwise, ouch). Glynn respects and remembers canon, which I greatly appreciate. It’s subtle but powerful, and much appreciated – I’m talking to you, Davy Perez and Meredith Glynn! While I know Dean is trying to support his brother, there will definitely come a time when he will need to pick up the reins again. Outside of Mint Condition I have tuned out nearly all of Sam’s scenes thus far when he’s not with Dean, and I *hate* feeling that way about one of the two characters that I love (slightly less than I love his older brother, but I still love him) simply because they insist on pairing him with all the extra characters that they just won’t kill off already. She has literally lived another life. Because she can’t be in every episode, they have to find a way to write her off for a bit which just made her an unlikable character in the beginning. The thing is, intellectually I feel for Mary too. They haven’t fought together; he didn’t watch them grow up. This surprised me because I usually enjoy Meredith Glynn’s writing quite a bit. We've teamed up with Saje Flow to give our readers a 30-day life changing experience that could lead to you winning 3 months of life coaching. Personally I have a fondness for the standalone episodes and this was a good one, like the last one was too. One such monster, he encountered and enhanced was Neil who he ordered to set himself up as a trap for hunterscoming to investigate Neil's kills. “You…” he mumbles, as Dean looks equally shocked. We have a small group of characters who we really care about and I don’t have it in me to add a whole lot more to that list, especially if it tends to push out the ones I DO care about. Here they are, in this place that is an AU “to them,” and they have at their disposal all of the Men of Letters library and history–along with everything that add to Sam and Dean’s reputation. I happen to like him). It’s too disconnected from Sam and Dean and their story at this point). Sam could tell her stories about college and Jessica. The only time we heard about a vampire was when NurseDjinn used one to scare off the daughter. Here I am with the last rant of the week - Supernatural. Does Sam love his new normal life? You only sleep 3 hours a night. When Dean asks him why, Neil says Dean told him to. He says he’s been trying to get past what “I…we…HE did” and that he was starting to feel like himself again. She tells him that Bobby’s wrong, that what she’s seen is that Sam is doing what he’s “born to do.” She also tells him far too much about her relationship with Bobby, lamenting that he’s “not open like your dad.”. And that makes me sad. That’s the highest praise I can give. (That patch-up scene was well done on the part of both of the actors, but alas, I just don’t care enough about their relationship for it to have much impact. I have spent far too much of this season already yelling at my screen, “WHY DO I CARE?” and we’re only six episodes in. As for Sam’s new role as leader….. well, he’s definitely a different kind of leader than Dean. No wonder Mary doesn’t seem like their mom most of the time – not only is she too young, her experience has just been so different from theirs. Here is what to expect in 2021 to keep relevant. I loved that moment so much, loved that throughout this episode the brothers were entirely tuned into each other and trying to give each other what they need. That’s what I love most about the story. I love having Jim Beaver and Felicia Day on my show, but they are not the characters I loved. The more it seems like my show, the more I care , Great review Lynn, as always. TV Review of SUPERNATURAL Season 14 episode "Nightmare Logic" starring Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Samantha Smith ... Neil is a djinn. Be happy.” There are hugs and pats on the back, and the family theme plays, but it rings sort of hollow for me here. The show will always be about Sam and Dean, first and foremost. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Dean: (WTF?) I tend to really appreciate the way Glynn characterizes Dean, and this episode is no exception. With Sam alive, Castiel missing, and Campbell cousins in tow, he tries to pull himself back together. Sam manages to machete the vampire into dust and free Maggie. Of course, Bobby is in trouble – he’s met up with a manifestation of his son Daniel, who was lost in the angel wars and whose death this Bobby feels responsible for. Nobody thanks Sam and Dean, and in fact they stand on the sidelines in their own home, looking left out, which hurts my heart. That little movement of his hands? The problem is both Dean and Sam are much older, experienced, grown-up. It’s one of my favorite songs. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. I *love* this show, but the AU hunters and dopplegangers of characters we loved and lost are exhausting to me. She doesn’t write down to the viewer, letting us be confused about what’s going on just like Sam and Dean are and rarely hitting us over the head with those painful anvils. And she even KNEW it was painful with her emphasis on coming back if called, but she did it anyway. That’s a feeling I often had in the early seasons of Supernatural, so once again, that makes me a happy fangirl. (Not that I don’t have things to critique, of course…). Bobby is once again surly and accuses Sam of letting Maggie hunt alone when she wasn’t ready. Dean: And they’re checking in? Then we’re in the overcrowded bunker, Chief Sam briefing a bunch of AU hunters. Ewww). not unreasonable, but there been several scenes over the least few weeks where Dean’s been made to feel not welcome is his own home, when he fought to save them in their world. So of course Sam Winchester, the brave brave Sam Winchester, heads for the attic. There was one – or rather two – things in this that really got to me. Supernatural 14.05 Nightmare Logic | My Eclectic Writings. Because as a fan I thoroughly detest this whole AU arc which was written just to being back favorite characters. 2020 brought many changes to social media influencer marketing. Dean’s fear of dying alone during a hunt forgotten. It seems the writers are satisfying the legion of fans who enjoy having ‘the old Sam and Dean back together and hunting.’, Looking forward to exploring the rest of this season of this really great show. She does the classic trip-and-fall-over-nothing trope and gives up, hands over her head waiting to die – but the hallway is now empty. The case itself ends up being pretty straightforward, with the episode monster being a djinn, something we haven’t seen in Supernatural in quite some time. Dean tells Sam that Maggie wants to get out there and hunt again, and Sam is surprised. Dean: How? Bobby is once again surly and accuses Sam of letting Maggie hunt alone when she wasn’t ready. As Mary and Bobby climb the stairs, Sam follows them with his eyes, trying to smile, then nervously glances at Dean as though to reassure himself that his brother is still here with him. It’s also weird, though I assume we’re supposed to assume that Mary has had some conversation with Dean over the weeks that have passed, but we’ve never seen it. (The devil is in the details, as they say.) I don’t know who made that decision, It though me out of the story and I pretty much never got back. The Show has been guilty in the past for teeing something up and just leaving it (Example – Cas and the Big Empty. This week’s Supernatural episode didn’t leave me jumping up and down and squeeing to the rooftops – but that’s not actually a complaint. Has anyone decided?) 100 Best Dean Winchester Quotes Page 2 Of 21 Scattered Quotes. I get she’s a working Mom and I support that, but Mary is not, and never has been, a real Mom to Dean and Sam, she didn’t even take a break when Dean was a baby, she was out hunting, saving Asa Fox (totally not Asa’s fault!). That is my best Dean. Not to mention all the sleep he is sacrificing to make this all work. The girls and I were also sitting there watching the djinn scene and we all sat their saying “what did he see?”. Do you think Dean’s “Let it go.” was partly about Mary? Sigh. AJAY Usually, mostly. It’s scary and disturbing just like it was in What Is And What Should Never Be (back when Show had the best titles EVER) but just as Dean’s eyes go white, the djinn looks positively stricken and pulls back, clearly shocked. As for the AU hunters, its understandable they have no connection to Dean, he wasn’t there to shepherd them through the transition, maybe they are scared of him? At this point Sam would NEVER send Maggie alone this is so out of character for him.