Deep, I know. I mean, I wouldn’t want to keep attacking Dean Winchester’s little brother when that gets you a Dean Winchester who looks this angry, Bobby, just sayin. And that makes me sad. They haven’t fought together; he didn’t watch them grow up. The episode didn’t leave me jumping up and down raving about my Show or even feeling happy. That little movement of his hands? I tend to really appreciate the way Glynn characterizes Dean, and this episode is no exception. Mary has more to say about Bobby, but like all the other AU hunters, I find myself not caring very much about this version of Bobby either. With Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Samantha Smith, Adrianne Palicki. “You…” he mumbles, as Dean looks equally shocked. I also agree that Sam and Dean are not just brothers – Dean also played that parental role. One such monster, he encountered and enhanced was Neil who he ordered to set himself up as a trap for hunterscoming to investigate Neil's kills. That’s been consistent for the past few episodes, and I really hope it stays that way. It’s just awkward. The Djinn thinks Dean is Michael (a reasonable assumption!) Dean (Mr. But particularly that little moment, when Bobby calls, and Sam just looks so dejected and scared – he even glances at Dean before he goes. romance and Maggie-sue being out of her depth left me sighing in frustration. I just have gotten used to a faster pace on this Show, so it took until the halfway point for me to realize I was actually appreciating the Show taking its time for a change. Supernatural S13 E16 Scoobynatural Recap Tv Tropes. Dean’s fear of dying alone during a hunt forgotten. I see them as refugees, and most likely largely untrained ones. I don’t like my show being crowded and it’s been too crowded with side characters this season and once we get back to the main story arch it’s going to be jam-packed with – A, B, C and possibly D storylines. There’s a part of me that would be perfectly okay with things going back to the way they were early on, before the bunker was taken over by people I can’t connect with. ~ Blessings! Oh, and Dean has also figured out it’s a djinn. I also love that they give us the little bro moments that we have all come to love and expect, after all, that is what that show is about and why we watch year after year. She remembers an entirely different life with John and the young Dean and Sam so to adjust and understand the life they had to grow up in is going to take a bit of time to grasp if ever. The brothers are always a good team when they’re together, always knowing what the other one needs to hear in order to keep going. And when we do, we’ll kill him. I love feeling like oooh I can’t wait for next week’s episode, maybe we’ll find out a little more! Glynn respects and remembers canon, which I greatly appreciate. The look of resignation on his face when she was leaving again was painful. Everyone is clueless about horror movie tropes in this episode. After reading your review, I have to say you pointed out things that only emphasis what I believe is happening in the show. Sorry, Maggie. Dean knows how much Sam needs to hear that gratitude and celebrate a rare rescue. Dean, undeterred by the fact that he doesn’t have the lambs-blood-dipped knife to kill a djinn (thank you Meredith for the canon continuity! I did a rewatch (like you have to do after the big reveal in the Sixth Sense) and yes, Glynn and actor Chris Patrick-Simpson were actually able to make it work by having the Djinn determined to play along. Breaks my heart that I don’t like Bobby, but…he is not Bobby. She always seems to be taking care of everyone else around her first, leaving her own sons to pick up their own pieces. They also talk openly about the elephant always in the room – Michael. I also love when the writers do their homework and web in the canon from past episodes. Funny thing is, I worshipped him when I was a kid. Thanks, Lynn, for sharing your impressions of the “Nightmare Logic” episode. It seems the writers are satisfying the legion of fans who enjoy having ‘the old Sam and Dean back together and hunting.’, Looking forward to exploring the rest of this season of this really great show. When Mary hugs Sam, Dean nervously scrubs his hand over his face as he watches. The things I’m frustrated about are peripheral story arc problems, not writer problems. And she even KNEW it was painful with her emphasis on coming back if called, but she did it anyway. . Shifter? Angry Dean makes me happy. Ouch! so happy to see that it was consistent throughout. BuzzFeed includes FDEWB in their list of books that will change your life! I love Jim Beaver. Instead of ten different plot lines zigzagging through the episode, Glynn and director Darren Grant took their time, following each scene and letting the anticipation or suspense or fear or whatever emotion build before bringing it to a climax. Sure enough, she’s attacked and taken down by something that looks like a ghoul. Meanwhile, Maggie is strung up in the attic, and oh, that looks familiar…. I loved Dean praising and being protective of Sam. I want the bunker emptier and the cast of characters less like a nameless horde, but I like that this season is spooling out hints about what Michael is really up to and how that is tied up with Dean little by little, and that I legitimately don’t know where that story is going. (The same advice Sam has clearly given himself when it comes to his brother). It’s a tragic story, and Dean knows tragedy. I get she’s a working Mom and I support that, but Mary is not, and never has been, a real Mom to Dean and Sam, she didn’t even take a break when Dean was a baby, she was out hunting, saving Asa Fox (totally not Asa’s fault!). . But being a mother by caring and wanting to understand and listen to their life story that she missed. Everyone watching: WHAT THE HELL DID HE SEE???? I cringed at the use of the word “home” because the bunker is NOT their home, all the AU hunters. We didn’t see her react when he staggered back into being himself, and we haven’t seen her ask Sam how he’s doing either. It takes Sam a minute to realize that Dean means him, then he looks down almost shyly, and a trace of a smile crosses his face. He hasn’t done any of the things that made me love Bobby Singer. It can’t feel okay, it can’t not be meaningful, but I fear not in the way Show wants it to be. Thanks again for another great review! I have to say it was at this point last season I had a lot of hope for the season and was very dispointed. I don’t know who made that decision, It though me out of the story and I pretty much never got back. It can’t feel okay, it can’t not be meaningful, but I fear not in the way Show wants it to be. She tells the Winchesters about it, and they’re even more confused. That’s not the reaction Show was going for most likely, but I honestly cannot manufacture much feeling about the AU hunters. I’m late to the party as I just found the emotional fortitude to watch the last two episodes. Now Mary really does know that Bobby’s got some issues. She tells him that Bobby’s wrong, that what she’s seen is that Sam is doing what he’s “born to do.”  She also tells him far too much about her relationship with Bobby, lamenting that he’s “not open like your dad.”. Like everyone else, I don’t really care about the AU people. (Brilliant dialogue here, the progression of those three pronouns perfectly encapsulating Dean’s struggle not to take responsibility for what Michael did!). I love having Jim Beaver and Felicia Day on my show, but they are not the characters I loved. This is a great scene, playing out slowly like I mentioned. The problem is both Dean and Sam are much older, experienced, grown-up. Once again, they have to do the same thing to explain Mary’s absence since Samantha isn’t going to be in every episode this season (or the prior ones). The homeowner himself turns out to be comatose, taken care of by bubbly nurse Neil (Chris Patrick-Simpson). Another great review. ), shoots the djinn in the knee and pisses him off. I also really dislike that all of these extra people on the show are being used as an excuse to have the boys in the same episode but not really hunting together. And yet not back, because this looks like Bobby and talks like Bobby and is surly like Bobby, but this is NOT Bobby. * Particularly when there is no way to explain away how they’re managing to feed and clothe all these extra people unless they’re selling off some of the vintage automobiles in the bunker’s garage. Nifty! They explore the Rawlings family’s private cemetery, Sam explaining to Dean what a walker is and Dean indignantly retorting “I know what a walker is, Sam!” Then it’s into the crypt by flashlight where they find marks of someone being dragged across the floor. She could still be alive. I was excited about the potential for the AU being a way to bring back beloved characters who I think it was a mistake to kill off, but I’m not sure it really works. It’s like she’s the only one of the random AU people who has a name, so she keeps getting tossed into the story. I scratch my head. He offers a sincere “I’m sorry.”  And some advice. Dean: But no blood. Almost had tears in my eyes, and trust me – that takes a lot, I don’t tear up easily over fiction in general. And Sam, Great job! Copyright trolls need not bother us. That’s adorable. At this point, Sam and Dean are stoic about their mother leaving, because that’s pretty much what she does. Neither of them look convinced, and that’s heartbreaking. How does being able to read someone’s mind and then actually dish up their nightmare in real time help them feed? I don’t get why they keep centering around her, cause I just don’t care. Maggie has never seemed like someone who should be a hunter, and we haven’t been given any reason to care about her. It pains me to say that I also don’t feel the way I think Show wants me to feel about AU!Bobby. within about five minutes and kicks them out. Dean could tell her about Lisa and Ben. Directed by Philip Sgriccia. Anyway, Sam and Mary find a pile of discarded IDs and realize they’re from a hunter, who’s nowhere to be seen. They certainly aren’t all running credit card scams (and don’t get me started on how Sam managed to set up a server – those things ain’t cheap if you’re building a good one). Bobby mysteriously disappears, Dean discovers a dead body and then gets attacked by the ghoul, so yes, bad thing. it’s the stuff of legends. More commonly known as a genie, djinn (or jinn) are supernatural creatures in Arab folklore and Islamic teachings which occupy a parallel world to that of mankind. He doesn’t love Sam and Dean – and I don’t love him. It’s those little things that let me know that the actors also realize that Sam and Dean can’t be as okay with this as they’re trying to seem. Dean does that a lot when he is worried or upset. I cringed at the use of the word “home” because the bunker is NOT their home, all the AU hunters. Hello everyone! But Dean still has a few seconds left. We follow Sam down the hall and up into the attic. Dean, meanwhile, has a chat with Sasha. They throw us a bone then pull the string as we go to grab it. Dean: What kinda vampire lets its dinner go AWOL? Other hunters can either take them in or help set them up with places to live. That’s the highest praise I can give. Because as a fan I thoroughly detest this whole AU arc which was written just to being back favorite characters. It pains me to say that I also don’t feel the way I think Show wants me to feel about AU!Bobby. He solves problems. One day, Dean finds scratches of Djinn in several places and he chases the supernatural being. It’s too disconnected from Sam and Dean and their story at this point). Granted, it does always boil down to the fact that in the grand scheme of everything, Sam and Dean really do only have each other. As a parent, as hard as it is to let go because you alway see your childern as 12-year-olds, you have to let them step out and be the person they need to be (in the shadows, being supportive but not being over protective) That is what I see Dean doing with Sam. I’ve only been a fan of this show for a year and a half (and yes, I’m kicking myself for not watching sooner), but in that time I’ve learned to love and obsess over the relationship between Sam and Dean. Sam has so far spent most of his screen time this season acting as a sounding board to develop *other* characters, and it’s incredibly frustrating, even for me as someone who prefers Dean. Sasha: I’m just gonna go make that sandwich…. Do you think Dean’s “Let it go.” was partly about Mary? And I hate it! At this point, Sam and Dean are stoic about their mother leaving, because that’s pretty much what she does. Like humans, they can be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent. A few seconds to right the only wrong he’s ever truly regretted. It never gets old. They haven’t fought together, he didn’t watch them grow up. He accuses Sam of not being “a real leader” which of course goes right to Sam’s vulnerability since he’s worried about that very thing. She does the classic trip-and-fall-over-nothing trope and gives up, hands over her head waiting to die – but the hallway is now empty. A shady seeming groundskeeper appears with a dangerous looking pitchfork and the boys have to come up with an explanation on the spot. The Djinn was a. So many ways that could go, but makes one think that Michael just might be sitting dormant there just setting up the hunters until he has a chance to pull the plug on the Winchesters. That he’s still trying everyday to deal with the Mom he has versus the Mom he wants? ghoul school in process, and in the world of Sam and Dean it is very much a thing. Demon possession? There was a lot of that in this episode, and I appreciate every moment. I mean, I wouldn’t want to keep attacking Dean Winchester’s little brother when that gets you a Dean Winchester who looks this angry, Bobby, just sayin. Rating: T Disclaimer: Supernatural was created by Eric Kripke. No wonder Mary doesn’t seem like their mom most of the time – not only is she too young, her experience has just been so different from theirs. In fact, this episode also wonderfully complements the last episode, in which Sam gets to show his protective side and his knowledge of his brother by taking care of Dean – and getting him out on the road on a hunt he can win. They are not the “two boys he raised and they grew up great, they grew up heroes.” This Bobby doesn’t love them like his own sons. Bobby tells Sam that he realizes this job is no picnic and that he doesn’t know if he himself ever had it in him – but that Sam does. not unreasonable, but there been several scenes over the least few weeks where Dean’s been made to feel not welcome is his own home, when he fought to save them in their world. I did the Sixth Sense thing, too! Neil posed as Patrick's nurse … She tells him that Bobby’s wrong, that what she’s seen is that Sam is doing what he’s “born to do.”  She also tells him far too much about her relationship with Bobby, lamenting that he’s “not open like your dad.”. The first red herring, but not the last – and I love that! They KNOW each other; they care about each other. Sam: So get this. "Cas!" Mary tries to subvert a showdown by pairing Dean off with Bobby, and she goes with Sam. I don’t have to say anything because you said it all, perfectly. Dean again is protective and pissed and jumps to Sam’s defense, but Bobby’s not having it. He’s all awkward when Dean walks in, which is telling – Sam is clearly not comfortable being the leader when Dean is around. Just… OUCH. After 13+ seasons of battling supernatural entities, it sure must be a ‘nightmare’ to explore. Thank god for benzos. We didn’t see her react when he staggered back into being himself, and we haven’t seen her ask Sam how he’s doing either. My emotional route into the show is through Sam and Dean, so it’s their pov on their mother that I feel as well. It’s funny that the whole premise of this episode was that “everyone deals with their worst nightmare” and yet nothing happened to Mary, really, besides her having to spend time with her two sons. It's at this point in the conversation Roundhouse drops a reference to Supernatural, one of The CW's biggest shows, saying, "This is some straight-up Sam and Dean stuff." Dean again is protective and pissed and jumps to Sam’s defense, but Bobby’s not having it. Dean mutters and Sam picks up his phone and starts dialing a number. This is the third season with Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer as showrunners.. Awww Sammy. ALL NAMES, TRADEMARKS AND IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. We enjoy many of the same things. Most of us Sam fans don’t waste time with words, we just know.. Supernatural 14.05 Nightmare Logic, Supernatural ‘Optimism’ – Some Laughs, Some Feels and A Bit of Head Scratching, What The Hell Did He See In Dean’s Head? But I can’t if they don’t show genuine love for the boys. I don’t know if the writer’s intend it this way, or if Jared and Jensen just brilliantly play it so, but they always look like two little lost boys when she leaves. Also, I am thinking if Maggie was never in the story again I would never ask where she went. It’s scary and disturbing just like it was in What Is And What Should Never Be (back when Show had the best titles EVER) but just as Dean’s eyes go white, the djinn looks positively stricken and pulls back, clearly shocked. That’s the highest praise I can give. Here I am with the last rant of the week - Supernatural. Spot on review, Lynn! The girls and I were also sitting there watching the djinn scene and we all sat their saying “what did he see?”. And I want to say Sam’s character has softened even Dean over the years, so there’s that. Good call on how that impacts the current dynamic between them re Sam’s leadership. I’m enjoying seeing that play out and I’m waiting for the (possibly) inevitable moment where he and Dean collide head-on about something big. It’s not, however, adorable that Sam isn’t getting enough sleep. Sam could tell her stories about college and Jessica. We don’t get to find out, because Dean channels all that rage we know he’s holding inside and bashes the djinn’s head in. The beginning scene is Maggie, whose name half of my timeline can’t remember, which says something that isn’t good. Bobby and Dean are having their own conversation. I want my bad ass Cass back. She’s Dean in her avoidance and use of substances, and she’s Dean when she rebuffs his attempts to talk with a “Not really up for a heart to heart.”. The one that Lucifer supposedly welched on? Ackles and Padalecki are such nuanced actors that we can see Sam and Dean’s ambivalence as they watch their mother leave again too. "Look, I wanna help you, all right. Thanks Lynn! It left me wanting desperately to know what’s going on with Dean and what’s in his head (some part of Michael? Sam and Dean bring Maggie back to the bunker (I refuse to say “home”) and the other AU hunters welcome her with hugs and smiles. Dean confronts the Djinn, who it turns out thinks he’s Michael come around to test the Djinn to see if he’s following Michael’s instructions: kill as many hunters as you can. The ignition key turns by itself and the engine starts. Ewww). He says he’s been trying to get past what “I…we…HE did” and that he was starting to feel like himself again. I *love* this show, but the AU hunters and dopplegangers of characters we loved and lost are exhausting to me. He had a beautiful wife, a job, and his mom was alive, but his fantasy was actually a nightmare. If you feel an image was used without consent, please use our Contact Us section to let us know. Leah Cairns did a fabulous job making Sasha a memorable character who seemed very real even in the short amount of time we had to spend with her. Some FAMILY time. The homeowner himself turns out to be comatose, taken care of by bubbly nurse Neil (Chris Patrick-Simpson). Dean stays in this mode when Sam gets upset that Maggie (Katherine Evans) didn’t check in, trying to reassure Sam that she might still be alive. Dean’s Djinn: ‘Supernatural’ Nightmare Logic left us scratching our heads This week’s Supernatural episode didn’t leave me jumping up and down and squeeing to the rooftops – … Sam, you are a better man that most of the rest of us. In the Arabian tradition, djinn are creatures made of smokeless fire, which were created after angels and before humans. He’s not the only trap set for hunters – for Dean’s family. Jim Beaver gets a pretty epic fight scene that ends with Bobby pinned to a tree with a blade. The pace was slower, so you could savor moments like Dean and Sam exploring a dark and scary crypt or Sam fearlessly going up to the attic or Dean quietly bonding with Sasha. He struggles but cannot open them. This time is less onerous, with Mary assuring them that she’s just a half day away and she’s there for them if they need her, and Dean assuring her “Mom, go. Demon possession? Dean Winchester, also known as Squirrel, is a character on The CW's Supernatural. I don’t blame him one bit. I just have gotten used to a faster pace on this Show, so it took until the halfway point for me to realize I was actually appreciating the Show taking its time for a change. He senses when Sam needs to hear that he’s doing a good job, especially when someone who is NOT a father figure to them but feels like it keeps telling him that he isn’t. They could tell her about the hunts they have been on that were funny, not so much scary. And when we do, we’ll kill him. Shifter? Instead it left me scratching my head and wondering where the hell we’re going from here and what the hell the Djinn saw in Dean’s mind. It’s….weird. They KNOW each other; they care about each other. Now Mary really does know that Bobby’s got some issues. Thanks again. At least Dean is getting to talk with one-off characters that we can be sure aren’t going to turn into a long-term time-suck away from the epic love story of the Winchesters. At this point Sam would NEVER send Maggie alone this is so out of character for him. There’s a bit of an apology from AU!Bobby to Sam, after Mary has patched him up and followed Sam’s advice to get Bobby to open up to her a bit. Following the arrival of Michael in the Main Universe, he set out to create an army of monsters enhanced by angel grace. It’s almost like Show is saying, love him because I said so, because he looks the same and acts sort of the same. That breaks my heart to say, because I would LOVE to have OG Bobby back and I love Jim Beaver more than I can say – but this is NOT our Bobby. It’s not, however, adorable that Sam isn’t getting enough sleep. Leah Cairns did a fabulous job making Sasha a memorable character who seemed very real even in the short amount of time we had to spend with her. As you said, what a mess! Maggie has never seemed like someone who should be a hunter, and we haven’t been given any reason to care about her. Dean “raised’ Sam so even through they are brothers, Dean is has also been the parental figure. Then we’re in the overcrowded bunker, Chief Sam briefing a bunch of AU hunters. I loved that moment so much, loved that throughout this episode the brothers were entirely tuned into each other and trying to give each other what they need. I was fine with Maggie when Lucifer killed her last season and Jack brought her back for the big reveal that Satan himself was back from the AU. Sam and Dean feel and act like Sam and Dean. I think so, yes. The garage door starts winding down by itself and he looks at it, confused. Mary was hyper-focused on Dean in those early S12 episodes. She is 100% done with the Winchesters’ B.S. Dean confronts the Djinn, who it turns out thinks he’s Michael come around to test the Djinn to see if he’s following Michael’s instructions: kill as many hunters as you can. I have to inwardly wonder if part of the ‘nightmare logic’ has to do with the same feeling many parents have in giving their children cell phones or other technology to “keep them safe out there in the real world.”. And we see through his eyes when he finds Maggie. Neil tells Dean he wouldn't hurt Michael's favorite "monkey suit", but is curious to know what Dean's nightmares are and tries to use his power on Dean. Michael told Neil to find a quiet place to set up shop and kill as many hunters as possible. I don’t blame him one bit. Dean was living the perfect life when he found himself under the Djinn's spell. Dean: There was this one time. But this Bobby hasn’t earned my love, or even my caring about him. Seeing Jenny return in the finale of Supernatural (let the tears begin) was a shock to fans. It was an interesting little exchange, underscoring the huge disconnect between this Mary Winchester, who only knew John when he was a young man, and the John that Sam and Dean knew. Dean sneers, because you do NOT threaten Dean’s family. I absolutely hate that Sam and Dean, but especially Dean, are being made to feel like their home is some kind of refugee camp, with no end in sight to when these invaders plan to *leave.*. It’s also weird, though I assume we’re supposed to assume that Mary has had some conversation with Dean over the weeks that have passed, but we’ve never seen it. He débuts in the first episode of the first season. Check out all our books on Supernatural, including, Family Don’t End With Blood, written by the, actors themselves, at the links on the home page. With Season 15 of Supernatural bringing the series to an end, we trace the path of the Winchester brothers with one great segment per season from the beloved series’ 327-episode run. It’s like she’s the only one of the random AU people who has a name, so she keeps getting tossed into the story. I am a Sam girl all the way, no matter what. Ackles and Padalecki are such nuanced actors that we can see Sam and Dean’s ambivalence as they watch their mother leave again too. There are nightmare things. So of course Sam Winchester, the brave brave Sam Winchester, heads for the attic. Perhaps he’s had enough time to wrap his head around and embrace Sam’s vision , see it’s a dream they can share for a better world, free of monsters? Female superheroes have come into their own lately and here is a tribute to the best ones out there. Best guess, it’s the combination of Dean’s many deaths and other sundry ‘fun’ experiences. seems more at ease than either me or Sam. He stabs it with his machete and it dissolves into a cloud of dust that gets all over him. The Show has been guilty in the past for teeing something up and just leaving it (Example – Cas and the Big Empty. I spent the whole hour talking out loud to myself, taking in each twist and turn as it came in an attempt to figure out what was going on. I’m so over Mary. The more it seems like my show, the more I care , Great review Lynn, as always. TV Review of SUPERNATURAL Season 14 episode "Nightmare Logic" starring Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Samantha Smith ... Neil is a djinn. I wouldn’t expect AUBobby to feel that way, but his affection should have at least grown for Jack. There are way too many of them, and I don’t like them in the bunker and that all translates into me just not caring very much what happens to them. And we’re left with hmmmm that groundskeeper seems shady. He’s protective, encouraging Sam to sleep and eat and take care of himself, but he’s very gentle about it, without any put-downs. Kudos to Mr. Ackles and Padalecki who can tell us so much without saying a word, and the sheer brilliance of that caliber of acting, where a simple quick glance between brothers almost brings tears to the viewer’s eyes. This episode was smart and full of twists and turns and dead ends, which is just how I like my Show. Although Sasha is initially confused, Dean entices her to leave the room and pulls his gun on Neil. In Supernatural, djinn are humanoid monsters with elaborate tattoos whose hands or eyes can glow blue. It left me as fascinated as I’ve been for fourteen years by the way Sam and Dean care about each other, and frustrated with all the people in the bunker who I don’t care about. I look forward to reading them every week! I just want the Dabb and company to remember that Sam and Dean are the heart of the show. I totally agree with you, one of the things I have always loved about this show is that what’s on the surface is never all there is. He teases Sam to break the awkwardness, telling him that he did a great job with the whole camp counselor vibe and offering to get him a whistle. Sam and Dean investigate a case that leads them to a devout religious family that lives off the grid. They’ve played their final card and Chuck is announcing curtain call. It’s a tragic story, and Dean knows tragedy. Great review and wonderfully stated. I love having Jim Beaver and Felicia Day on my show, but they are not the characters I loved. They could talk about the people they have met along the way.

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