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'Supernatural' recap: Knocking on heaven's door

Supernatural-Moon

Supernatural

Season 5, Ep. 16 | Aired Apr 01

Supernatural-MoonImage Credit: Jack Rowand/The CWMy mind has been blown like little Sammy’s fireworks. That’s an episode. Now, I realize I was all with the bitchery last week, and I admire the fact that many of you came to the show’s defense in pointing out that last week’s episode was intended to air before the one that took us into the hiatus. But they aired the way they did, and it really didn’t work for me. I was worried. Luckily, that’s in the past, and this week Supernatural and I are officially no longer in a lover’s quarrel. The boys were back… for real this time.

They returned only to go away again, of course. And by go away, I mean they died. Yup, dead as Dean’s libido (which good ole Pamela helped resurrect a little bit in this episode… rar!). They bite the dust after two angry hunters let their own bitchery get the best of them and shoot Sam and Dean with shotguns. Starting apocalypses apparently doesn’t make you popular, and now, Sam will never be the Spring Fling King. Lies. I would still vote for him. Sorry, I’m veering.

So two hunters kill Sam and Dean, sending them into a spiral of memories, which were actually their little personal pan pieces of heaven. Dean’s happy place included things like shooting fireworks with Sammy circa 1996 and consuming crust-less PB&Js prepared by his mom. Sam’s heavens included a Thanksgiving with someone else’s family, his two-week turn as a runaway (complete with a stray dog named Bones), and the night he left for Stanford. Insulted that Sam’s nirvana consisted of all things not family, Dean got angry with his brother. Pouting and brooding ensued.

But it wasn’t just an episode of new-to-us Winchester memories. We saw the return of our favorite genius bumpkin Ash and the aforementioned Pamela, now sporting a new pair of heaven eyes (hers were burned out by Castiel, remember? Of course you do.). The boys spend much of the episode hiding from Zachariah and trying to find Joshua, who apparently is God’s bff, or so claimed Cas via Pleasantville-style through-the-TV communication. Cas was right, but he was wrong in thinking the Big Guy would help them battle evil. In the end, the boys discovered via Joshua that God was walking Earth and wanted them to “back off.” “He knows everything that you want to tell him… He just doesn’t think it’s his problem,” Joshua told them. Distraught, the gang regrouped. Cas did his poof thing, and Dean threw away his God-finding amulet. I really hope Sammy took that out of the trash in case they need it later. Of course, they can always hop on eBay and buy another from China for about $16, plus shipping.

I love these pathetic, flannel-wearing maggots (Oh, Zachariah has a way with words). So here’s a bonus for you. My top five Dean/Sam deaths.

1. Dean’s Hellhound mauling in ”No Rest for the Wicked” (3.16)
2. Sam getting stabbed in ”All Hell Breaks Loose, Part One” (2.21)
3. Dean’s taco death in ”Mystery Spot” (3.11)
4. Sam getting struck by lightning in ”Wishful Thinking” (4.08)
5. Dean getting pancaked by a piano in ”Mystery Spot” (because I can’t choose just one from this episode)

I wuv your comments like Dean wuvs hugs, so dish, PopWatchers! What did you think of last night’s episode? And what are some of your favorite Dean/Sam deaths?

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