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Madwelshboy
October 23rd, 2009, 12:40 PM
it’s a supernatural convention! — super fan becky (guest star emily perkins) uses chuck’s (guest star chuck benedict) phone to trick sam (jared padalecki) and dean (jensen ackles) into attending a supernatural fan convention, complete with fans dressed up as sam and dean. One of the activities is a live action role playing game, but things quickly turn sour after a real ghost appears on the scene. Jim conway directed the episode with teleplay by eric kripke and story by nancy weiner (509).

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the fifth man
November 12th, 2009, 06:36 PM
Great episode, again! This show continues to amaze me.:) What did you guys think?

Also, did you see the preview for the mid-season finale? Next week's episode is going to be huge.

yessika
November 12th, 2009, 06:41 PM
Great episode, funny and still important to the story.
I missed the promo for next week *goes off to watch it*

the fifth man
November 12th, 2009, 07:00 PM
Great episode, funny and still important to the story.
I missed the promo for next week *goes off to watch it*

This show continually amazes me with how well they pull that off.:)

kennythewraith
November 12th, 2009, 08:29 PM
ok so im a little mad right now...i didnt get to see the epsiode cuz aparently both the cw and cbs needed to air the niner game tonight however insated of airing supernatural at 9....they showed vamp diaries....im angry....very angry....

Salamas
November 12th, 2009, 08:57 PM
I have to say that was an awesome episode. Funny, yet moved the plot along, especially with Becky's revelation about the Colt.

Jeffer
November 13th, 2009, 01:32 AM
i agree great ep i loved how the guys tryed to imitate the way Sam and Dean talk. also loved that German guy "Sam and Dean always seem to have there weapons knocked out of there hands should they not put them on some sort of bungee" rofl i hope next week we see them with utility belts.

also loved Chucks last comment its not jumping the shark if you never come down

iheartshep
November 13th, 2009, 05:46 AM
Another good episode.

I had almost forgotten about the Colt with all the other stuff going on. Glad TPTB are better with continuity than I am. *smacks self in head*

Hard to believe that it's coming up on Episode 10 already. Since this is the first season I'm watching on a weekly basis (didn't have the CW here until a few months ago)....what happens? Do they go on a few weeks' break, do they rerun the first 10, is the show not on at all?

IHS

iolanda
November 13th, 2009, 07:33 AM
i agree great ep i loved how the guys tryed to imitate the way Sam and Dean talk. also loved that German guy "Sam and Dean always seem to have there weapons knocked out of there hands should they not put them on some sort of bungee" rofl i hope next week we see them with utility belts.

also loved Chucks last comment its not jumping the shark if you never come down

OMG that was supposed to be German? I recognized that he was having some kind of accent but I couldn't quite figure out which one it was. I am not really sure that the actor is German, though. But now I know what Becky meant with "Fritz" *g*

About the ep: It was a little bit too much mocking about conventions at first, including "Sam and Dean just standing there and looking around in disbelief" but then it was great!

I liked how Sam and Dean mirrored the actions of the LARPers, especially the thing with the EMF, and how the fake ones grew into their roles, ending in telling Dean a story. That was great!

Poor Sammy now has to live without Becky, I hope he will survive this loss *cough*. Also: "We have guns and we we will find you." Hilarious!

So now we know that the lead to the gun has always been there, maybe the boys really should read the books to get a hint or two (as well the scripts Chuck hasn't published yet).

One thing that bothered me: why aren't they working closer with Chuck? Obvious answer: because the series would be boring when there is some guy around who is able to tell the future, but hey, he is a prophet. Use him!

Crichiel
November 13th, 2009, 01:02 PM
Love Supernatural's humour, love Supernatural's humour, love Supernatural's humour.....that said....I feel like we are running out of episodes (especially since there is still no word on whether or not this is the last season). As much as I enjoy these filler episodes (because 'filler' on Supernatural is better than 99% of other shows' non-filler episodes), I am ready to get back to the season's story arc. Unlike a lot of you, I don't feel like this episode DID do much to move the story along with the exception of the last minute revelation about the Colt.

But as I said, this is Supernatural humour we are talking about here, meaning it WAS fantastic. So I thought this week I would just do a rundown of the funny, highlighting why every other tv producer needs to start watching this show to understand what funny is:

-The Impalas. That should be every one they have. From what I understand, they have three complete Impalas and one that has been cut apart to get cameras into (I am assuming that was the one in the background). I thought that was great seeing them all lined up like that.

-"Oh, uh...Becky, right?" Sam is just so sweet how he handles her over the top obsession with him throughout. What a nice guy! :)

-"See what?" "OMG, I love it when they talk at the same time." This made me laugh out loud because I am so guilty of this. I loved it when Jack and Daniel did it in SG-1, and I adore it when Sam and Dean do this. It's just so cute.

-The Supernatural merchandise. I have always ALWAYS had a sense of humour about how crazy fans are, even though I am one myself. (I have the Supernatural travel mugs! :o). It doesn't bother me at all to see myself and my obsessions made fun of when it is being done by someone else who you know loves the show (all those involved in making the show). Especially when they are just as willing to make fun of themselves, which Supernatural does.

-Panel: Frightened Little Boy, the secret life of Dean Winchester. :D

-The Q&A. I have been to a couple SG-1 conventions now, and this was so on the nose. Especially Fritz with his "Follow up question." It bugs me to no end at the conventions how everyone tries to sneak in more than one question this way.

-Also good: Chuck chugging his water, the look on Sam's and Dean's faces when Chuck is asked where he got the idea (like "Yeah, Chuck. Go ahead and tell them. Where did you get the idea?"). And the bungee cord thing since in the In the Beginning commentary Eric Kripke said Jared and Jensen keep asking him that. ;)

-Yellow-eyed Cooler. I've heard Supernatural conventions have Purple Nurples, if they don't have this drink as well, they should!

-Becky flirting with Sam again when they confront Chuck is a little obnoxious, but I still love how kind Sam is about putting up with her.

-The 'hunt', complete with notes in "Dad's Journal". How perfectly cheesy. And the "You guys are SO going to win!"

-"Yeah this can not get any weirder"...Enter 'Sam' and Dean' using the lowest growli-est voices they can manage, "Dad said, he said I may have to kill you." "Kill me? What the hell does that mean?" "I. Don't. Know." Taking such a monumental conversation of theirs and totally turning it on its ear by showing how ridiculous that dialogue would sound if spoken by 'real' people.

-"The EMF's going nuts." The guy is by himself!! And it's a paper box!! And he is still talking about it like it's real!! Hilarious.

-Too funny how 'Miss Gore' blows off Dean and his tacky pick up line...until she turns and sees him. I think I would accept any bad pick-up line myself coming from someone that genetically blessed! :o:D

-"Number one? Stay in character. If it's just me, I look stupid." Yeah, because THAT'S why you look stupid!

-"Dean." "What? They're freakin' annoying." Dean was ready to pull his gun on them! Hee hee.

-Rufus and Bobby. LOL

-Ok one point away from the funny. I thought it was really interesting to watch Sam and Dean reactions when they watch 'Sam' and 'Dean' have their Asylum argument. I'm glad they put the original scene in the 'Then' part to remind everyone, that was a very serious scene. And you can see it in the look on Sam's and Dean's faces that it STILL affects them. I thought this was Jensen's best scene of this episode: "Why would you want to be these guys? I think the Dean and Sam story sucks. It is not fun, it is not entertaining. It is a river of crap that would send most people howling to the nuthouse." That was years worth of emotion coming out and was well placed because imagine if even 1/10 of this stuff that has happened to them happened to someone for real. Then imagine watching a roomful of people take your pain and play it out for fun. How awful!...Back to the funny.

-"Good luck with the Supernatural books. And screw you very much."

-From Fritz, "How original. Supernatural bringing you more creepy children." I've been starting to feel this way myself. They are starting to go that well a little too much lately with the 'kids are scary'. It's why I was so happy that Jesse WASN'T evil. Made for a nice change.

-Question: Sam asks how they are going to get out to burn the bones because they don't even have their guns. What did Dean do with the one he almost pulled on 'Dean' earlier?

-ALMOST my favourite line of the ep, it was narrowly beaten by one later: "Just give her the puppy-dog thing, ok?" EVERYONE in fanfic talks about Sam giving people the puppy-dog look, but this is the first time that it has been said on the show. LMAO!!

-Continuing the STD theme of the season, "There's really no such thing as a Croatoan virus for...down there. Um, you really should see a doctor." Poor Chuck!

-Dean so sweet and reassuring, "I'm right here, sweetheart. I got your back. Trust me, this is going to work." What's so funny is when he pulls back and shrugs showing he has no clue this is going to work.

-Another non-humourous break, it's just too cool not to mention. When Dean comes into the room behind 'Miss Gore', tells her to run, and then does his Hero Stance with the fireplace poker, like "Bring it on!" *swoon*

-Two great nods to tv cheats: 1) "OMG, Supernatural makes digging graves seem so easy." and 2) "How come Dean can always light the stupid thing on the first freakin' try?!"

-NOW my favourite line of the episode, delivered by Sam, "No, not really. We have guns and we'll find you." I'm telling you, Jared has absolutely brought his comedic timing up to Jensen's level the past couple of years.

-The last bits with Chuck writing to Nancy McKeon, Sam and Dean slitting their throat and the gun to the head...and the Jump the Shark comment. That was so freakin' hilarious!! And so true. Each time, they've Jumped the Shark, they just seem to go further and further with it, so they really never have come down! :):):) But to paraphrase Dean, the difference is, "They've always known their freaks." And we accept them, and these 'freaky episodes' because we wouldn't want them any other way!

Last note on next week's trailer:
OH. MY. LORD!!!! I actually was mostly so excited for last night's episode just because I wanted so badly to see the trailer for this next one. And I wasn't disappointed. Dramatic much? Daaang!! And for me (as I Tweeted last night), there is NOTHING hotter than a shot of Dean holding that Colt!

flameling
November 13th, 2009, 01:04 PM
I loved the part with the Colt at the end. I also love how Chuck had no idea about his own book. And how the boys got the entire story wrong and caused more problems. And I now have another favorite quote from the series: "we have guns and we will find you".

Epideme
November 14th, 2009, 07:56 AM
I have to say, even for a filler episode, they do it well. I liked last weeks (S5 E8) too as they put main storyline plots in but on the minor side and gradually make the episodes count in the long run. I loved the multiple Dean's and Sam's this week, mostly bored boring b******s but it took one Dean to convince the other that our Dean has the better life. Touching and a perfect moment showing Dean realising that he does have it all: excitement, a brother who'd die for him and a brother he'd die for. Very awesome. And we're back to the Colt, that's been bugging me!!

Did anyone else notice that our Dean was the only one not wearing his pendant?
Poor Chuck:


And I now have another favorite quote from the series: "we have guns and we will find you".

I loved that, I don't blame them. The books would annoy anyone!

x

LoneStar1836
November 14th, 2009, 08:01 AM
It was a fun little filler episode. I enjoyed it. Bring on next week's ep!

starg8fans
November 14th, 2009, 11:34 AM
I enjoyed the episode, and LOL at the way the portrayed some of the fans and their antics (so Not!Sam and Not!Dean are a couple? LMAO) - but something seemed to be a bit off. I was really looking forward to see the boys face some real ghosts again, and I thought the twist of making it worse by torching the ghost of the headmistress was great, but somehow the way it was done didn't feel right. Dean sending a civilian to draw out the ghosts, and not a word of protest from Sam? Three p!ssed of evil ghost kids with sharp implements, and they can't even put a scratch on either of the two weaponless Winchesters?

Maybe I'm overanalyzing, and the reason may be that I wish they had aired this episode at a different time. To lighten the mood after a particularly dramatic episode maybe. Following directly after Changing Channels was a too much hilariousness in a row for me.

iolanda
November 14th, 2009, 11:43 AM
Maybe I'm overanalyzing, and the reason may be that I wish they had aired this episode at a different time. To lighten the mood after a particularly dramatic episode maybe. Following directly after Changing Channels was a too much hilariousness in a row for me.

Same here and it points out a problem I have with this season so far: there is nothing wrong with the funny episodes themselves, but there are just a tad too many and I'd like to see more progression on the main storyline, more than just a hint here or there.

starg8fans
November 14th, 2009, 12:04 PM
Same here and it points out a problem I have with this season so far: there is nothing wrong with the funny episodes themselves, but there are just a tad too many and I'd like to see more progression on the main storyline, more than just a hint here or there.

Totally agree. I'm very grateful to the writers that their Apocalypse is not only fire and brimstone and battles and casualties, and that they put their own wicked spin on things. But I'd like it to be a little more balanced. As much as I love to see the boys in hilarious situations, I'd like some angst and drama in between as well. Which we will probably get in spades during the second half of the season, so in the end there will be enough balance. It just doesn't seem so at this point.

LizzieAnne
November 15th, 2009, 07:01 AM
Everyone’s already mentioned most of the great things in this ep so I’ll try not to repeat them.

Apart from being really funny, and a good old fashioned ghost hunt, I reckoned this ep moved everything along very nicely. The first time it seem like a bit of a humorous filler ep but interestingly on a re-watch I saw it differently.

For me it was mostly about Dean and showing him coming to terms with his life and the on going repair of his relationship with Sam. I’d hate for their relationship to just go back to where it was without any events happening to change their views and behaviour, especially Dean’s. He seems to have the most issues to overcome. And of course the revelation about The Colt.

Even though right from the start Dean was really agitated by the whole Convention thing, much more than Sam I reckon, and hated that his life was under the microscope, with all his anger and bitterness coming out, but by the end he was seeing his life in a different light. Aren't fans wonderful :D

Seeing him leaning on the Impala at the end and Sam asking him if he was OK and he replied with such a relaxed smile. “I’m think I’m good” …With those few words and that look I think that was the first time this season we’ve seen him look genuinely happy. They then get in the Impala with the sun shining, being happy about having a genuine lead on The Colt and driving off to …probable death and destruction. Loved the contrast.

Sam did his usual stuff and loved his restrained reactions to Becky.

Loved and laughed when Becky looked at Chuck as he came over all heroic as he slayed the ghost boy with the bed warmer. :P Thank god we now don't have to put up with all that fangirling from her anymore. :D

Loved the other final scene with her, especially the violins playing as she said her piece to Sam and he replied. “I’ll just have to find a way to keep living.”

There should be an award for both Jared and Jensen for their facial expressions in that whole ep. Wonderful job.

Also loved the conversation about the weapons being attached to a bungee cord and we later see the poker fly out of Sam’s hand and slide across the floor. I'd only the previous day listened to the Kripke commentary on the season 4 DVD about that as well.


I enjoyed the episode, and LOL at the way the portrayed some of the fans and their antics (so Not!Sam and Not!Dean are a couple? LMAO) - but something seemed to be a bit off. I was really looking forward to see the boys face some real ghosts again, and I thought the twist of making it worse by torching the ghost of the headmistress was great, but somehow the way it was done didn't feel right. Dean sending a civilian to draw out the ghosts, and not a word of protest from Sam?


That bit seemed OK to me...Dean never shirks from making difficult decisions and he was only a few short steps away..



Three p!ssed of evil ghost kids with sharp implements, and they can't even put a scratch on either of the two weaponless Winchesters?


Oh yes..totally agree...that's disappointing..they could have given us a little something. :P but not the scalping :S


I loved the part with the Colt at the end. I also love how Chuck had no idea about his own book. And how the boys got the entire story wrong and caused more problems. And I now have another favorite quote from the series: "we have guns and we will find you".

Loved that....and somehow seemed more final coming from Sam.

Crichiel
November 16th, 2009, 12:25 PM
Loved that....and somehow seemed more final coming from Sam.

I hadn't thought of that, but it's true. We are used to Dean constantly spouting threats, but having it come so calmly, cooly, and matter-of-fact from Sam made it that much funnier. You believe he would really come after Chuck, and so Chuck instantly backs down. :)

the fifth man
November 16th, 2009, 06:20 PM
I hadn't thought of that, but it's true. We are used to Dean constantly spouting threats, but having it come so calmly, cooly, and matter-of-fact from Sam made it that much funnier. You believe he would really come after Chuck, and so Chuck instantly backs down. :)

I laughed hysterically when Sam said that to Chuck. I could not believe I heard him say that. Great line.:D

LizzieAnne
November 17th, 2009, 10:32 AM
-ALMOST my favourite line of the ep, it was narrowly beaten by one later: "Just give her the puppy-dog thing, ok?" EVERYONE in fanfic talks about Sam giving people the puppy-dog look, but this is the first time that it has been said on the show. LMAO!!



I can't contain my geeky self any longer :o :rolleyes:
Dean's said that line about Sam's puppy dog look before... in the cafe in The Scarecrow.



Did anyone else notice that our Dean was the only one not wearing his pendant?

x

Has Cas given it back yet?

Crichiel
November 17th, 2009, 10:42 AM
I can't contain my geeky self any longer :o :rolleyes:
Dean's said that line about Sam's puppy dog look before... in the cafe in The Scarecrow.

Missed that! I'll have to go listen now! ;)

Has Cas given it back yet?


No. When I read Epideme's post, I thought I had missed that, too! So I ran right to the DVR to check. Dean still doesn't have his back yet.