This freaky Friday’s a little different. Y’all know that when not writing, I am a television and movie geek. I’ll fall into just about anything if it’s good. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time….
This, however is about something else. Any Supernatural fans out here? I’ve kept an eye on this show since I found out Dean (that is, Jared Padelecki) was leaving Gilmore Girls for this new paranormal series. Unfortunately, Supernatural, at least in the beginning, creeped me out just a little too much (yep, it’s possible to like and be too creeped out by a genre). Couple the fact that Dean is the name of yet the *other* character in the show, and color me a bit annoyed. (I cannot seem to break my crush on Mr. Padelecki. *fangirl titter* The man just gets cuter with each passing year–it must be that
he deigns to keep his hair long. ;) while the
other Dean has that military buzzcut not pretty. ) All this to say I don’t sit down weekly and binge watch the show. But I keep an eye on it. (It’s probably Jolene Dawe and Rosalie Lario‘s faults, somehow! ;)) There’ve been some episodes that I really thought interesting.
This last episode, *Spoiler Alert* Mother’s Little Helper was good–Dean–I mean, Sam hears about these weird murders in a small town and can’t get Dean out of the house to go investigate. No, he’d rather drink (boohiss!), brood (well, he’s got a lot to think about), and comb through books (yea!) for an answer.
So Sam goes on his own and finds a woman who insists she was a nun when the Men of Letters came calling, way back in 1957 and somehow Sam and Dean’s father was knocked out in the process of vanquishing the demon Abaddon when she possessed the Mother Superior.
Now Sam goes investigating and finds the demon nun.
Here’s where my brakes threw on… She throttles Sam, and he throws down his cell phone, after hitting the play button on the music function (I guess. You can tell I have an older phone. ;)) and the benediction goes ringing electronically through the room disabling the demon… and that’s the only way, it seems, he could get this demon to break her hold.
But… umm….I don’t know about you but when I was growing up I was taught gods and demons could hear our thoughts. If that’s so, why couldn’t Sam (or for that matter Father Merrin and Karras in The Exorcist) just think the invocatio or whatever, and sizzle her butt that way*?
Meanwhile, my writer brain says “duh, the viewer has to know what’s happening so has to hear the spell” (and of course, I make my good witch and ghost hunter Caitlin say spells and invocations, too.). There’s also this: You might say how else was Crowley going to bug Dean with
Dean Sam hovering? But, Crowley’s a demon, right? Why can’t he be doing all this without Sam seeing him?)) So, intuitively I know all these are writer tricks, but it still kicked me out of the show and it got me thinking. Nonetheless, it was an intriguing episode. :)
**There’s a fuller rundown of the episode here.