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Supernatural University: Calling All Angels

This is the first of two articles exploring angels in the Supernatural universe. In this one, I'll be looking at the role angels have played and how that developed through the history of the series, including how angels relate to monsters and humans, and how I think their role has both meshed with and changed the show's “bible” over time. In the next article, shifting from the general concept of angels to the specific, I'm going to explore in detail the unique role of Castiel and put forward my own theories on his nature and purpose. Welcome to a multidisciplinary Supernatural University session in myth, theology, philosophy, psychology, and the nature of television production!

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6.21 Let It Bleed: I Wish This Changed Anything

Lovecraft opened doors.
Crowley takes Ben and Lisa;
Dean’s Achilles heel.

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Next up: my review of the season finale, in another few days. But I'll say this straight up: I think the finale was only part three of a four-part chapter in the current story. We don't know how that chapter really ends yet, and I won't judge it as complete until I've seen 7.01.

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2011 Supernatural Paley Festival Panel

The DVD of the 2006 Supernatural PaleyFest panel is one of my most cherished possessions, so being able to attend the 2011 panel was a dream come true. And it was every bit as great in reality as it was in the dream.

I've written up the whole experience. This has spoilers, because I'm going to share every little detail I can remember from the advance clip they showed from the Western episode, so prepare to shield your eyes!

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Sorry this took so long for me to post here: it's also up in three separate parts on The Winchester Family Business. There's a lot of other good stuff there, too; you should drop by and explore! There are good writers there … :)



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6.15 The French Mistake: We Matter To That World
Heaven’s civil war
Puts bros in bizarro world
Acting out their lives. 
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The icon on this post is by [ profile] mementis. Thank you!

This entry is also available on The Winchester Family Business.

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6.11 Appointment In Samarra: I Screwed Up The Whole ‘Natural Order’ Thing
Dean makes a wager:
One day as Death for Sam’s soul.
He loses – but wins. 
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I have great hope for the rest of the season, come the new year. Until then, keep rewatching!

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6.01 Exile On Main Street: You Can’t Outrun Your Past
Monsters break patterns.
Finding Sam alive again
Breaks Dean’s “normal” world. 
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5.21 Two Minutes To Midnight: Good Luck Stopping The Whole Zombie Apocalypse. Yeah – Good Luck Killing Death.
Pestilence fails.
Cas turns human, Bobby walks –
Death changes the game. 
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5.13 The Song Remains The Same: We Have To Try
The past is prologue:
Anna hunts John and Mary,
Fought by Team Free Will. 

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I've been dealing with the East Coast Snowmageddon. Hope everyone's staying warm and safe!

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5.07 The Curious Case of Dean Winchester: They’re My Years, I Can Do What I Want

Best years of your life:
Stake them on a game of cards;
Live young or die old.


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I'm sorry this is so late; my home remodeling went seriously weird. I think I have evenything back on track, but it really made me ill-suited to write. I'll do better from now on.


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5.02 Good God, Y’All: I Don’t Trust Me, Either

Castiel seeks God.
War’s sly, murderous deceits
Make Sam see the truth.

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4.21 When The Levee Breaks: How Can You Run From What’s Inside You?

Dean swears to serve God;
Sam confronts his inner selves,
Then walks out the door.

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4.17 It’s A Terrible Life: You Get To Change Things

Corporate haunting
Makes hunters of Sam and Dean
Even in strange lives.

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4.9 I Know What You Did Last Summer: Who Asked You To Save Me?

Anna hears angels.
Protecting her, Sam tells Dean
What he did alone.

Episode Summary

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3.15  Time Is On My Side:  We’re Trying to Do the Same Thing Here


Immortal doctor

Tempts Sam with deal-breaking hope.

Bela meets her fate.


Episode Summary


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3.12 Jus in Bello: If That’s How You Win Wars, Then I Don’t Wanna Win


What price victory?

When demons target the boys,

Allies pay the price. 


Episode Summary




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3.07  Fresh Blood:  One Last Good Thing


Gordon, hunting Sam,

Becomes what he hates the most.

Dean answers Sam’s plea.


Episode Summary


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 3.02 The Kids Are Alright: Here Comes Trouble!

Changeling kids drink moms.

Dean rues not being a dad.

Ruby’s a demon!


Episode Summary


Is it Thursday again yet?

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Why do some people crave spoilers, and others hate them? What drives spoiler junkies and spoiler phobes, and where are you on the continuum? Welcome to a very personal psychological case study of spoiler schizophrenia at Supernatural University. Unlike previous University blogs, I’m not analyzing anyone or anything else this time: I’m under my own microscope. You can join me on the couch if you’d like, or just sit back and observe.


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Supernatural Report from Comic-Con


Well, folks, my sojourn at Comic-Con 2007 is over. First off, I must say, regretfully, that I have no personal close encounters of the Supernatural kind to report. And given that there were many people there with cell phones and tiny digital cameras with video capability recording the panel, you’ve probably already seen things on YouTube, so none of this may be new to you. Oh, well – I’m going to write it anyway. I attended the panel, I had a great time, and I don’t regret having gone for a moment! I don't know whether any of my photos will turn out to be decent at all (I have serious doubts), but if any do, I'll post links.


This entry will be devoted entirely to Supernatural. I’ll do a separate one addressing the more general Comic-Con experience, as well as descriptions of the two Stargate-related panels I attended, and my reaction to the delightfully sweet and funny pilot for Pushing Daisies (although I suppose that saying that much pretty well gives away that my reaction was positive … <grin>).


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Babes fed demon blood

Fight elimination rounds:

Sam dies in Dean’s arms.


I said in an earlier blog that whenever Eric Kripke and company answer one question, they raise many more, and that’s what they did with Part One of the second season Supernatural finale. That, and rip our hearts out.


The Summary


The opening scene montage played very appropriately over Boston’s “Foreplay/Long Time,” with the song itself coming in on the Impala’s radio under the beginning action. Stopping at an isolated tiny diner to pick up dinner, Sam went in while Dean waited in the car. When the music dissolved into static, Dean realized that he no longer saw people through the diner’s windows. Inside, in a disturbingly eerie replay of what the brothers found at Ava’s house at the end of Hunted, the one customer and two staff were dead, throats slit, and Dean found sulfur on the back door, but no Sam.



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