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16 October 2008 @ 10:00 pm
Supernatural #4.05 Monster Movie (episode review)  
Okay, tonight's episode...  again my thoughts might not be too coherent... and I'm probably forgetting a thing or two... but here are my thoughts after the first viewing.  Apologies in advance for any excessive snark and fangirl squeeeing.  I'm feeling especially punchy tonight. ;)

Holy cow.  The whole shot-in-black-and-white thing, the beginning and end credits and even the background music being like that from the old horror movies...  soooo cheesy and schlocky ... and I loved it!!  Especially when that creepy music kept playing when we first see the boys driving and Dean turns the radio off, saying the music sucks around here. Hee!

BOYS IN SUITS!! Squeeee :D


Gary Chalk was the police chief guy! Gary Chalk, who played Col. Chekhov in Stargate SG-1! Squeeee :D  It was pretty cool to hear him talk sans the Russian accent (yes, I admit I haven't seen him in anything else apart from SG-1... yes, I am that sad.. *g*).

What was Lucy's obsession with blotting her lipstick on the napkins?  ... I will come back to this later...

Ah, Jamie.  I read at the supernatural.tv board that Kripke had her named after a fan.  A teenaged (I think) girl who was very ill but the show picked up her spirits.  There was a link to her LJ where she had posted the letter Kripke had sent her, telling her that a character would be named after her and the episode number.  Kripke rawks.


Dean marvels at how he came back from Hell unscathed. No wounds, no scars, nothing.  Could he perhaps be a virgin as well? What was the word he used... "re-hymenated"?  *snerk*

Jared mentioned in that CW Source interview that the humor would be quite dry in this ep.  Boy, he wasn't kidding.  But everyone was on their game. :)  Loved Sam's reactions to Dean's musings.

The guy they talked to in the beginning who thought he saw Dracula... for the life of me I can't remember the character's name.  But boy, what a huge beer stein that was, wasn't it.  Heh, poor dope.

Couple making out in a car at some remote location.  A wolf howls in the background.  Girl is fearful.  Guy insists he must wholly satisfy his lustful urges.  Why do I get the feeling this isn't going to end well?

Cut to disgruntled security guy at a museum with a mysterious package.  It's a sarcophagus.  Guy has no idea how it got there.  Is the sarc lid starting to open there in the background? Why do I get the feeling this isn't going to end well?

Dean wants to get lucky with Jamie.  Jamie doesn't appear to be biting.  But we all know she's playing hard to get.  No girl can resist the  New-and-Improved Dean Machine. *g*

Uh oh, Dean isn't standing Jamie up, is he? ;)  He'd better get over there soon.  Look who just flew in... heh.  Okay, was I the only one who cracked up when Dracula arrived on the scene with that "Good Evening" line?  I'm sorry, I couldn't help it. LOL. 

Dean to the rescue! Looks like Drac almost had him there.  But he gets the upper hand... and Drac's ear as well.  And the guy gets away on a MOPED?!!!  Hilarious!!

Intermission sign with some lovely music in the background.  What a perfect time for it. :)

Hmm, interesting that Jamie's friend at the bar or biergarten or whatever it was is named Lucy.  Dracula told Jamie she was the incarnation of his Mina.  In Dracula, Lucy was the name of Dracula's first victim (if I'm remembering the story correctly), as in Lucy Westenra.  

Dean talks with Jamie. Interesting how he told her about his ordeal and said it was a "very" near-death experience... that he's changed and he believes he's on a mission from God.  Ooh, yeah. Heavy stuff.  Jamie asks if he's like some kind of monk and would that mean he's celibate or something to that effect.  Dean: "I hope not." Heh...

So cool to see another shapeshifter.  I did think there was something up with her when she just appeared in the bar as Dean was snogging Jamie. 


Ohhhhh, I get it.  So Lucy leaving the lipstick smudges on the napkin was a plot device.  Aha.  Sam figured it out.

I had to laugh when he was snooping around and heard the organ music.  Then sees the silhouette and you think it's the phantom of the opera, when it's the guy they talked to in the beginning! And he hits a button and starts playing some cheesy Casio music!! LOL!  Sam thinks he's the shapeshifter and grabs the guy's ear.  I love his look of almost horror when he says "It's supposed to come off!" (the ear) The guy of course replies "No it's not!"

Drac is about to fry Lederhosen!Dean, whom he mistakes for Jonathan Harker.  But Dean is, quite literally, saved by the bell.  Ha! Drac ordered pizza.  Loved the snarky delivery guy.  Drac asks nervously if it has garlic on it.  Pizza guy asks if he ordered garlic on the pizza.  Drac practically flinches at the word and says he did not.  Pizza guy: "then it doesn't have garlic." 

Aw, aint that cute. Drac ordered in for Jamie.  I wonder if he knows what her favorite toppings are.  That would be incredibly romantic.  Heh.

Suddenly Drac loses the Bela Lugosi accent and gets into his sob story.  Poor shapeshifter was shunned by his own family.  Called a monster.  Then he realized he could be a bonafide monster, from those monster flicks he loves so much.  He tells Jamie he is lonely.  She says maybe he is lonely because he killed people.  Nah, it's the other way around, shapeshifter assures her.  Yeah, well, I know we got the soppy music and the sniveling shapeshifter, but I for one did not feel sorry for him.  You could've risen above that, you silly old MOTW! But then I guess you'd no longer be a MOTW, would you?

Drac... er, shapeshifter, calls Sam Van Helsing! Love it.  He tries to show Sam that he is no match for him.  He lunges for Dean, only to get the requisite silver bullets through the heart.  I honestly thought it was Sam who had shot him... I practically wanted it to be Sam.  But it was Jamie.   Although, I guess that was the effect they were going for.  He wanted her to be his lover, and she ends up killing him.  And, boy, the guy ended up being a real drama queen with his final exit, didn't he.  I mean, "silver bullets.... *cough* ... *cough* ... I guess... this ... is how the movie should end...  *slumps into chair* *shuts eyes* *draws final breath*"   Heh...

Dean snogs Jamie again.  Sam looks on with some cute younger brother smirking.  Sam is priceless.  Sammy FTW.   *smishes him*  Dean says this is how he'd want the movie to end, the perfect ending.  Sam begs to differ.  He mentions Dean would end it like Porkys 2.  Mmm-hmm.

A few shallow notes:  As was alluded to earlier, the boys looked HAWT tonight.  The suits, Dean in the lederhosen, Sam's GUH-worthy hair...  *happy sigh*

Darned fine episode.  Next week's looks cool, too.  Thank you for making my night, boys! :)
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
<3: dean suitevermcfearless on October 17th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
Loved your review! The part I can't get out of my head is when Dean honestly thought he was a virgin again. Come on Dean!! I find it really super hard to picture Dean "G-Man" Winchester as a virgin. Once upon a time I guess.... Oh yeah! The boys sure do look good in black and white. And Sammy's hair, with ya on that!
jessm78: Supernatural: Dean in Hollywood Babylonjessm78 on October 17th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) LOL, I know, I couldn't believe it!

Black & White Boys and SammyHair are made of win :D
evahlan: Bradevahlan on October 17th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
wait,...so what was the ending of, what was that Porky 2?
that i didn't get. :-/

Sammy had season1 sammy hair in this one??? *shifts nervously, since alas did not pay much attention to Sammy's looks in this epi* :(((
jessm78: Sam grinningjessm78 on October 20th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
Porkys 2... um, to be honest I haven't seen that movie in a long time so I'm not too sure... *does a search* Here's some info about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porky's_II
Not sure how helpful it is... but the movie from what I remember was a bit raunchy. Sounds like something Dean might be into *g*

Different kind of GUH-worthy on Sammy hair. Not like season 1 (I think those days are long, long gone *sigh*) but it didn't seem as plastered down and pushed away from his face as other eps lately. It was more like it was in AYTGIMDW. :)
(Amanda): lol icon BUABS Dean punches Samsnchick12 on October 17th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
wow thanks I missed the fact that he called Sam van Helsing
very cool
loved the brother moments
I mean Big Pretzel
Deana and Sam eating a pretzel

and Dean being rehymenated
that is so Dean
and Sam is like
GOD can't even do that
and then Dean says it again
so there fore it is true lol in his mind lol
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam in ELAC (jessm78 on October 20th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
No prob :)

lol I had to edit my post twice after I posted it, there were some things I'd forgotten to mention the first time around.

PretzelBoys FTW :D

lol only Dean could say that, couldn't he. :)
(Amanda)snchick12 on October 20th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
say what I have been rehymenated
if so yeah
no one can
Only dean winchester
jessm78: Supernatural: Dean designated smartassjessm78 on October 20th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
Yep, that's exactly what I mean. *g*
(Amanda): Dean some kind of herosnchick12 on October 20th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
nother character can say that on TV
or person
Call Me Psycho Troll!ala_tariel on October 17th, 2008 08:44 am (UTC)
I just saw the first 4 minutes. (internet sucks!) The boys and big pretzels. Now, I want to have that! :))
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam teh awesome (3x14)jessm78 on October 20th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
Aw :( Did you get to see the rest of it?

Me too! :)
Call Me Psycho Troll!ala_tariel on October 20th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
Now I did see the whole episode! :))
It's hilarious, especially the "rehymenated" part. Hahahahaha, seriously, is there such a word? Oh Dean. Sam's expression, when he heard Dean said that, was priceless.
CaptainLon: BabyBoyJared <3captainlon on October 17th, 2008 09:10 am (UTC)
Welcome to the Dean Winchester show... Another angsty!Dean moment? Getting old... and people call Sam emo??

Limp!Sam AGAIN!! Hohohoohoo lol. Short, but it was there lol. I just miss the brotherly moments and when the show focused on BOTH. I'm getting almost tired of Dean... I would have enjoyed the show more if Dean was everywhere WITH Sam.

The dracula actor was real cool =)

Lol the "The beauty killed the beast" was fun and then he goes on babbling nonsense XD
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: Gilmore Girls promojessm78 on October 20th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
I have noticed there's been a lot of Emo!Dean. I miss my Emo!Sammy! I hope we get some more in upcoming episodes. From what I have been hearing, we may get that. But still, here's hoping.

I did see Limp!Sam, though. *g* Which reminds me, I'm going to try making a Limp!Sam icon or two for you :) I just have to go through my screencaps.

I miss the brotherly moments too. I don't want this whole season to be just Dean riding around with Castiel and Sam off with Ruby. But hopefully we won't get that all the time and we will have the Just Sam and Dean moments. I'm trying to be optimistic :)

He was cool! And funny, lol
minion to the evil plot bunnies: SPN - the boys smiledeviantfantasy on October 17th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
As a fan of classic horror, I loved this episode muchly. Have to admit I felt bad for the shapeshifter, and I kind of wished he didn't have to die. But I guess it was necessary. ;-)
jessm78: Hollywood Babylonjessm78 on October 20th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
Same here. I thought they did an awesome job. Heh, I was being kind of silly regarding the shapeshifter. The poor guy did get a bad break, didn't he? And yeah, it is par for the course in Supernatural. ;)
The girl with the name from BtVS: no place like home lolyukisherry on October 17th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
can't agree more with you! the drama queen drac... hehe. and sammy recognized the lipstick thing as a plot device! our very own van helsing! *g*
jessm78: Supernatural: Dean in Hollywood Babylonjessm78 on October 20th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
That really made me giggle.

Sammy makes a great Van Helsing, doesn't he? Hee :D
lovetheguyslovetheguys on October 17th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
Edlund knocked this one right out of the park! I had so much fun watching, LMAO, imagining Dean thinking himself re-hymenated (re-semenated)? Jamie was a badass heroine, Dracula and Co. both sad, funny and nasty as he tried to win his Mina and destroy "Harker" and "Van Helsing." All that was missing was my big brother sitting beside me like he used to in the scary movie matinees and a big bucket of butter-soggy popcorn! Love, Robin
jessm78: Hollywood Babylonjessm78 on October 20th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Agree on everything you said! This episode was such a fun romp!
Cynthia: Wickedgrin - Samdaniel_shadow on October 17th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
Great review. It has been such a fun episode and certainly agree with your thoughts. Sam and Dean are just totally adorable in this episode.
jessm78: Sam grinningjessm78 on October 20th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
Thanks! It really was a fun episode, very nice to have something light-hearted to enjoy between all the angst we've been seeing lately.
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jessm78: Supernatural: Dean promo (jessm78 on October 20th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
*g* No problem :D

Thanks so much!

Funny you should mention that... I think I've developed a real suit kink lately. Hmm.... Boys?! *looks sternly in their direction*

I know, that really is cool. I bet that fan was so thrilled!

Dean + made-up words = awesome. *g*

Ah, thanks! I watched it again and felt like slapping myself in the head. I'm terrible with names, lol

Yeah, I couldn't figure that out. Then I wondered if it was part of the whole old, black-and-white monster movie thing. Those old movies back then had lots of little plot devices. I wonder if that was a sort of homage to that?

That rocked :D

The shallow put this episode over the top for me.
i'm on a website where people fuck fruit: dean virginitygeckoholic on October 19th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
Aww, so much fun and so much love!! :-D
jessm78: Hollywood Babylonjessm78 on October 20th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)

(and I love your icon... hee!)