Thursday, December 13, 2018

Supernatural 14x09 “The Spear”

For some reason I thought last week was supposed to be the mid-season finale, but no, here we are. And of course things head back into archangel territory for said finale. As you might recall, the angels were able to let our erstwhile team know the whereabouts of Michael, so now they just have to get the spear that can kill him and get the job done. Easy peasy lemon squeezey, right?

Misha Collins as Castiel and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester in Supernatural 14x09 "The Spear"Ha! Ha ha! So, first of all, Sam has called upon Garth to go into the lion's den, as it were, so that they can get a spy into Michael's organization. He's been doing well so far, but now he's to the point where they want him to get initiated into the special superpowers club, and he isn't able to fake his way through on that one. Garth is forced to drink the special juice with part of Michael's grace in order to keep up his charade. While he's fine at first, we'll soon find out that Michael can control those who have taken his grace. Dun dun dun. First, though, he is able to tell them that Michael's minions have located Kaia and her spear, and just where they think she is. Helpful.

Meanwhile, I completely forgot there was some egg thing that Ketch was trying to find... somewhere. I guess it can trap Michael or something. It turns out he did find it, but then had to send it through the mail system, and it hasn't arrived yet. So, Sam and Jack head out to get the egg at the mail facility where it's currently residing, and Dean and Cas go off to find Kaia. While Sam and Jack do get the egg, they are soon thwarted by Michael and some minions. Michael destroys the egg and knocks out Sam while the minions take Jack.

In some recycling warehouse, Dean and Cas are able to track down Kaia and her spear. And this time, she's willing to give it to them if they'll get her back to her home world, because at least there she's not constantly being chased by Michael. Dean tells her they'll do it, even though Jack can't open gates anymore, because that's so Dean.

DJ Qualls as Garth and Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester in Supernatural 14x09 "The Spear"Michael gives Jack a big schpiel about how they can see the world together or something, honestly I wasn't even listening, blah blah, and leaves Jack alone long enough that Sam can come save him. They then encounter Garth, who gets all taken over by Michael, but ultimately are able to subdue him and tie him up in the trunk to deal with later. Cas and Dean arrive, and they soon realize this has all been too easy. If Michael had wanted to, he could've sent a million minions after them this whole time, but he hasn't. He's been luring them to him in this tower. Well, might as well walk into the trap, right?

Blah blah, fighting fighting. Dean is able to get the spear pointing at Michael's neck, but of course he doesn't kill him, because duh, it's only mid-season. Those weird flashes that had been showing up for a couple episodes happen again, and bing bang boom, Michael is back inside Dean's body. Yep, he left some kind of door where he could go back in. He claims it was so he could break Dean so he'd be more compliant. I'm not sure what he thinks he did just in that moment that would break him, because he's like oh he's much quieter now. Ummm your grand plan hasn't even happened yet? But ok. I guess maybe because he snaps the spear that he thinks that has broken Dean? Sure.

And basically that's all she wrote. He snaps his finger to black and now we're left to wonder just what his grand plan is.

Random Thoughts:

- I feel like Hitomi Plaza was a nod to Nakatomi Plaza from Die Hard, no?

- Man there be some spoilers readily available around the interwebs about something happening in the 300th episode. I suppose I don't care that I read it, but the fact that you read it in the headline and not by clicking through is pretty annoying.

- At least they acknowledge that everyone dies and comes back to life on this show.

- Happy holidays everyone! Hope you have a great holiday season and see you in the new year for the rest of season 14!


Jack: Sam says this stuff will rot your teeth, but I like it.

Jack: You mean, dying and coming back to life?
Castiel: Yeah, we've all been through it. It's something of a rite of passage around here.

Garth: Balls.

Werewolf: The only thing that can take him down now is the full Ichabod.

Sam: Who taught you how to pick a lock?
Jack: I did. And the internet.

Dean: So, zero amount of surprise.
Sam: Walking right into a trap.
Castiel: Which is set by a full-power archangel.
Dean: Impossible odds. Feels like home.

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