Thursday, February 1, 2018

Supernatural 13x12 "Various and Sundry Villains"

Here's a question - if fans hadn't been upset about the way Rowena had died (ie off screen and as if she wasn't an important recurring character), would they still have brought her back? I guess I shouldn't question that, because they bring pretty much every dang person back to life on this show, but here we are with yet another resurrection on our hands. And in the form of a character I know a lot of people aren't really big fans of.

Jordon Claire Robbins as Jamie Plum, Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, and Elise Gatien as Jennie Plum in Supernatural 13x12 "Various and Sundry Villains"But I'm getting slightly ahead of myself. As you might have guessed, this episode is all about witches. Besides Rowena, we've got two young sister witches who go around putting men in love spells to get them to do stuff for them before, you know, bludgeoning them to death. And their next target is none other than Dean Winchester. But he's a more specific target, as they task him with bringing them back the black grimoire thingy that I barely remember from a past season. Sam clearly sees that Dean is under some kind of spell, but Dean clocks him a good one before he can stop him taking the book.

In the end, the girls make off with the book even though Sam shows up in time to stop them from killing Dean. And wouldn't you know it, that's when Rowena comes back from the dead as well. Blah blah, she had some kind of resurrection spell, who really cares. She felt the grimoire moving and came to check on it, and now wants to help find it. Only, she really wants it for herself, because she always wants something for herself. While Dean goes off to investigate where the sisters might have gone, Sam and Rowena have a heart-to-heart in the Impala, the patented heart-to-heart vehicle of choice. Basically, they've both seen Lucifer's true face, and it makes them feel helpless. Rowena wants a spell from the grimoire in order to feel less helpless, but Sam is all like it won't help you girl, you'll still feel terrible. Sam Winchester for the winning pep talk!

Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester in Supernatural 13x12 "Various and Sundry Villains"Dean gets the address of where the witch sisters likely are, but before they can go check it out, Rowena makes it so they can't move and goes after it herself. Now, not that you care, but the girls were after the book for a spell to bring their mother back to life. Rowena shows up, and they've managed to sort of bring her back to life, as a zombie. It also turns out that Rowena had a deal with them to bring her the grimoire and she would help them resurrect their mother, because duh.

So the Winchesters manage to break free of the spell, and arrive at the house just as zombie mom is trying to eat Rowena. They tussle with the witch sisters for a bit before Rowena manages to kill zombie mom and turn the sisters into her slaves who then proceed to kill each other pretty brutally. Rowena wants to abscond with the book, but the Winchesters aren't going to allow that. However, since she and Sam had that understanding, he lets her take the page she needed for her spell.

Sam confesses to Dean that he feels aimless and helpless at the moment, but Dean assures him they'll get through it, while Rowena does the spell and gets, like, shiny blue eyes? Oh good.

Meanwhile, we also had a few scenes with Castiel and Lucifer, who I didn't even remember were locked up back in our world, so there's that. Honestly, not much happened other than they broke out because Lucifer managed to get enough power thanks to rage from Castiel telling him he sucks. Cas also stabs him with an angel blade when Luci tries to steal some of his grace. Okay then!

Random Thoughts:

- Looks like we're going to get some more Rowena. What does everyone think about that? I'm sure some people will be quite unhappy.

- I feel like Dean is always the one getting under goofy spells and things. I know it didn't make sense for where Sam is at right now being depressed, but even if he wasn't it seems like it still would've happened to Dean.

- I wonder how long it's going to take before we get an episode explaining what is happening to Mary and Jack all this time.


Dean: You said it yourself, we keep our heads down and do the work.
Sam: You said that.
Dean: I did. And I was right.

Castiel: You're saying you're too weak to overcome even your weakest creation.
Lucifer: Shut up.

Sam: Do you remember Becky in Vegas, the love spell...?
Dean: No.

Lucifer: And that's saying a lot, pal.
Castiel: You always say a lot.

Rowena: Did they get to fifth base?
Dean: There's no such thing as fifth base.
Rowena: Oh you poor, sheltered boy.

Sam: Girls beat us up all the time.
Dean: True.

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