Saturday, April 16, 2011

Supernatural 6x17 "My Heart Will Go On"

Okay. First of all, the reason this recap is so late is for two reasons. One: my power went out last night. For the second night in a row. Which means my DVR did not record the show. Two: I had to take my car in this morning, and it took literally six hours, even though they told me two. SIX. And my phone died. And I finished my book. I was really on the verge of losing it.

But now that I've got all of that crappiness off my chest, let's get back to Supernatural.

This week saw the boys facing off against none other than Fate itself. Or rather, one of the fates. You know, the sisters who weave destiny and decide when you're going to die? Yep. Those fates. But how is fate mucking with the boys? Well. It's actually not her fault! Who do we get to blame? That old angel Balthasar. Or so we think.

Recap/review of Supernatural 6x17 "My Heart Will Go On" by freshfromthe.comWhen the boys find out that a bunch of relatives have all been killed in mysterious ways (like being beheaded by their own garage door - which, by the way, I was surprised we got to actually see that happen and not have a cutaway!), we as an audience start to notice some subtle changes. First of all, the boys aren't driving their classic Impala - they're driving a Mustang with their original Kansas license plate! But the biggest change by far is the fact that Ellen and Jo are alive, and Ellen just so happens to be married to one Mr. Bobby Singer.

Of course, nobody in this world actually notices any of these changes, because to them it's normal. Not until they figure out what the connection is between a bunch of people dying (Jo is investigating her own set of deaths on the west coast) that they start to figure out what's going on. It turns out that Balthasar went back in time and stopped the Titanic from sinking, thereby creating an entirely new timeline, with 50,000 extra people in it. And Fate? She is not so happy with these changes, and has been killing all of those who were never supposed to have been born. Apparently she does not have time travel capabilities.

Though the easiest solution would be to have the Titanic sink, when the boys find out that that would mean Ellen and Jo would both be dead, they decide they should figure out something else instead. They try to go and talk to Fate, but she tries to kill them. Luckily, Castiel angelically teleports them out of an explosion just in time. He tells them that the only way to stop her is to kill her. She has a sort of vendetta against them because of how they stopped the apocalypse, changing what was supposed to happen.

So, the boys decide to tempt fate, as it were, until she tries to kill them again. When she does, Castiel stops time to talk with her. And here we find out the truth behind the Titanic's save. Cas was the one who ordered Balthazar to do it, so he would have 50,000 extra souls on the planet. Because the souls somehow tip things more in his favor in his war or something. I'm not exactly sure what the souls do to be honest. But in any event, she basically told him that if he killed her (which was the plan, Balthazar was sneaking up behind her the whole time), then her sisters would go after Sam and Dean out of vengeance. Cas decides to put things back the way they were.

Though no one else will remember how different the world was, Sam and Dean both do, because Castiel wanted them to. Because they represent the choice for free will or something, which he still believes is something worth fighting for. He doesn't tell them the truth about him being the one to order the Titanic's saving, though, rather pinning it on Balthazar's whims instead. It seems as though this is just one small taste of what Castiel has been dealing with in the Heavenly war.

Random Thoughts:

- I really loved Sam/Jared's reaction when the annoying lawyer dude got hit by the bus. His face was priceless.

- Speaking of, Dean's smirk when he saw the sign on the back of the bus was pretty hilarious too.

- Poor Bobby. At least he won't remember. I assume. It was nice to see Ellen again, albeit briefly. I do like that she was sort of okay with the idea that they would be dead, rather than fighting against it.

- Would it really only be 50,000 new people? I guess that's a lot, but it seems like it could be even more.

- Next week! Looks to be epic, I think we can all agree.


"Now you wanna stand there and therapize, or you wanna get me some coffee? Make it Irish." - Bobby

"I mean accidents don't just happen accidentally. ... You know what I mean." - Dean

"You totally butterfly effected history!" - Sam
"Dude, dude. Rule one: no Kutcher references." - Dean

"Sorry, you have me confused with the other angel. You know, the one in the dirty trench coat who's in love with you?" - Balthasar

"Too soon?" - Dean
"Yeah, Dean, I'm pretty sure six seconds is too soon." - Sam

"What did she look like?" - Dean
"Kind of like... a librarian." - Sam
"Your kind of librarian, or my kind of librarian?" - Dean
"Well she was wearing clothes, if that's what you mean." - Sam

"Who you gotta kill to get killed around here?" - Dean

"Why are you having my dreams, dude?" - Dean

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  1. You finished your book-- a book you were reading or writing?

    I liked this week's ep. It was just so darn good to have them back, and I've always been interested in the Titanic. Seems like it would be more than 50,000 to me too... since more than just folks on the boat were affected-- Jo and Ellen for instance.

    And since time travel is one of my very favorite sci-fi conventions, I think I'll be happy with next week too.

  2. A book I was reading. I am planning on writing a book, though! It's just in the planning stages right now.

    I'm really looking forward to next week's episode. I saw a couple clips of it at the Paley Festival, and I don't think we'll be disappointed!