|One of these things is not like the other.|
After the events of last episode, Dean thinks they should relax a little and have some fun, but Sam is all work and no play. It helps that Garth calls them up with a job nearby, otherwise what excuse could he have had? Anyway, some people are being killed in rather old-timey ways, after a mysterious tree appears on their arms. The boys question one of these dudes before he's killed and find out he's part of this LARPing group, Moondoor. And who else happens to be part of this group? None other than our favorite hacker girl, Charlie (returning guest star Felicia Day). The chances?! I mean, really.
Of course, Charlie is less than thrilled to see Sam and Dean show up in her new life, since she had to go completely underground and basically get herself a new identity after she last had them come into her life. Though Dean suggests she get out of dodge while they handle whatever is going on, Charlie decides that since she's the queen of the fictional realm, she can't leave her subjects behind to be killed. Ah, heroism.
|Smoldering stare? Puh-lease. That's easy.|
Sam and Dean hook back up and realize that Charlie's missing, so they enlist a captured shadow orc and the help one of the queen's dudes, Boltar or something. They track down Charlie to this random tent in the woods, where she has been hanging out with the shadow figure. Said shadow figure has turned out to be a fairy who's been imprisoned by someone using a book of dark magic. In order to free her, they must destroy the book. But who could be the person controlling her?
|Suits or chainmail?|
With Boltar taken off to fairyland to pay for his crimes, Charlie decides to stick around rather than assume another new identity. Sam also agrees with Dean that they could both use a little bit of fun, and in the most hilarious part of the night, they go full Braveheart in the final battle for Moondoor. I feel like they must've been laughing a lot during the making of this episode, right?
- Interesting how Dean thought the LARPing thing looked cool instead of lame. He's really just a nerd at heart.
- Horribly coincidental that Charlie happened to be involved with this particular LARPing group, or do we pretend that Garth knew she was involved all along when he told them about it? He does seem to be rather all-knowing.
- Was anyone else as creeped out by the black getup and skull? I may have nightmares about it. Anytime a person just stands there and does not interact is creepster extreme anyway.
Sam: It's bad enough you've been tracking us, but it's even worse when you say "You've been Garthed."
Sheriff: These kids today, with their texting and murder.
Lance: They were from me, but they weren't from me me.
Dean: Did you really think that sentence was going to clear things up?
Sam: Nice outfit.
Dean: You love it.
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