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04 March 2011 @ 10:54 pm
SPN #6x16 ...And Then There Were None (episode review)  
I'm kind of headachy right now so I apologize if I'm missing anything or if I make a big deal out of anything minor, but here's my review/recap...


RUFUS!! NOOOOOO :( *sniff*

Alright, stepping back...  The MOTW part of this ep seemed reminiscent of both Croatoan (the whole "it's not in me!!" thing) and After School Special, with the goo coming out of people's ears.

The guy at the gas station who got attacked by "Eve" and then killed his wife was Brent Stait, the guy who played ... oh hell, I can't remember the character's name, but he was the guy in Scarecrow who Dean first ran into, sitting outside the restaurant. The guy who saw through Dean's alias and was the guy serving up the apple pie inside? That was him. For any of the Stargate SG-1 fans reading this, he also played Lt. Ferretti back in season 1 of that show. :D

Back to "Eve".... so she is the "mother of all." Kind of makes sense, with the way she told the guy about how God doesn't care about him, had abandoned them but a mother would never abandon her children.

I love Rufus and Bobby together. I've seen it said in a few places that those two would be great in their own spin-off. Of course that can't be done now the way this episode ends. *sniffle* :(

One of the guys who had gone postal seems to have something in his ear, but it's not ectoplasm. Wow, kinda freaky that neither Bobby nor Rufus know what it is.

Love the interaction between the boys and Rufus, especially at Bobby's expense. Hee!

Oh, here we go. Both Gwen and Grampy are there. Dean is pissed and wants to kill him, but Sam tries to stop him - not that he doesn't want him to kill Grampy at all, but doesn't want him to kill him yet. He thinks Grampy knows something about this. Hmm...

Oh yeah, things are ice cold between him and the boys. He tells Sam he seems different, and Sam says he got his soul back, "no thanks to you I hear."

Grampy gives them info on "Eve" - she's from Purgatory and apparently every creature traces themselves back to her.

Ooh yeah, love Bobby telling Grampy off.

I actually kinda like Gwen here, even though she didn't have much to do. She asks Dean if it's true that Grampy tried to kill him. She actually seems to feel bad about that and tells Dean that he didn't tell her about it, that she didn't know. Dean: "I know." And he shoots her. WTF? Rufus tries to save her but she's dead. Grampy sees this and Bobby says "I'm sorry... if you care." Hell yeah.

Puppy Sam deduces that whatever got into both of those guys had also gotten into Dean. They all decide to search for Dean and Sam gives me even more of a reason to love him when he tells Grampy: "We're going to find him alive, or I'm going to put a bullet in your head."

Dean is found but he pulls a gun on Rufus. He had a huge 12-inch worm thing crawl out of his ear, apparently. They all don't know whether to believe him but he insists 'It's not in me!!" (total flashback to Croatoan here) It could be in anyone now, so Bobby makes them all give up their guns.

Grampy gives his up and decides to go for a bathroom break. Sam is very distrusting of him and he and Dean decide to follow him, while Rufus and Bobby try to get some info on what this creature is.

Huh, what's the story behind Omaha...?

Dean and Sam corner Grampy and Dean asks him how he sleeps at night, after he fed them to Crowley. Grampy won't apologize and he doesn't cry over spilled blood. Wow. Sam is pissed because he still sold them out. Dean says that Grampy is next after they kill that thing, only it's in him (Grampy) now.

Looks like there's a trap set, and Sam shoves Dean out of the way before he gets cut off from the rest of them. But he corners Grampy, who goads him by telling him he'll tell him all about what he did that year. Geez, Grampy, you're really pissing me off. He says that Sam is dying to know, and Sam says he is . (?!) BUT he shoots Grampy!

After seeing what happened the others think it's now in Sammy, but he insists it's still him and it's in Grampy. Okay is it me, or does Sam look incredibly puppy-like here? I mean like an "Oh noes! What did I do?" puppy. :D Anyway he insists it's in Grampy but nothing comes out of his ear, so Rufus and Bobby leave to get a cranial saw (yum - lol).

A little brotherly talk...  Dean tells Sam he did the right thing, and he just assumes that Sam is indeed Sam. Sam says that what he remembers about Grampy isn't good but he can't help but think what Mom would say. Dean thinks she would say "Just because you're blood doesn't mean you're family. You gotta earn that."

Again, love the banter between Rufus and Bobby. Bobby mentions Omaha again and says it was his fault, that he's sorry and that "you lost her because of me." Rufus' wife, I'm guessing? Rufus says this won't change a thing, and that he'll never forgive Bobby. Aw. :(

OMG!! Grampy wakes up as they're cutting into his skull! And he goes berserk! So Puppy Sam was right - it WAS in him. Bobby throws him against a live wire and as he's electrocuted a huge worm thing finally comes out of his ear. Ugh, that thing is gross.

Now they're worried it could have gone into any one of them. Sam has them check and see if they have goo in them but they come up empty. They make the wire live again to check and see if it's inside any of them. Dean goes first, then Sam, and Rufus doesn't want to because he has a pacemaker.

Okay, I'm probably the only fan out of... well... all of fandom... who feels this way, but I honestly could have done without the political comment. They seem to be doing that a lot lately and it takes me out of the plot for just a little while. I guess everyone else enjoyed it though so I should just not complain. All I ask is that you do not mock or flame me, I can't help feeling this way. I watch this show to escape the crap of the real world. That's all I really want to say about this. Again, please don't flame me or anything. I tend to take things (esp. politics) a little too personally.

Okay I'll shut up now. Sorry about that. *blushes*

Anyway Bobby is next, and Rufus seems to notice something's up with him and says he's not Bobby...

OMG BOBBY!! WTF he stabbed Rufus!! ASJDSKJGKDFJDKSK.......................

The boys try to hold Bobby off and next thing we see him tied up...

Dean: "Hey there, you little herpe!"
Sam: "Why do you keep talkin' about herpes?"
Dean: "Shut up! [Sam gives him a look] Shut up!"


Okay, Bobby's voice is really creepy. Sounds like the voice of the thing in the Saw movies. Says that he's "new around here", that Eve cooked him up. She is the "mother of all of us, and of all of you." Apparently she's planning to have more creatures on earth than humans.

Dean electrocutes him and Sam starts to worry that he can't take anymore. They tape Bobby's mouth shut. Dean: "No way out now, Sluggo!" Heh. He electrocutes Bobby some more and the worm thing finally comes out of his ear.

RUUUUFUS. :( *sniffle* They're in a Jewish cemetery and Bobby says that Rufus pretty much did everything kosher.

Awwwww, Bobby. :( He tells the boys about the history the two of them had, that Rufus cleaned everything up for Bobby after he killed his wife. He brings up Omaha and how what happened was his fault and that Rufus will never forgive him. Dean says that he should have, and says that in the end they're family. He tells Sam and Bobby that when his guts get ripped out, they're all good. Sam seems to accept it.

Bobby bids farewell to Rufus by pouring some of the Johnny Walker Blue over his grave. Awwwwwww. :(

So, um, I guess that's about it.... This episode is very aptly titled, I have to say. Gwen and Grampy dead, as well as Rufus. So I guess it's just the boys and Bobby now? I kinda had a feeling that either Gwen or Grampy would die when I first heard they were both in the ep... and then when I heard the title I started thinking maybe they would both buy it. I knew Rufus would die 'cause... well... I saw the pics of them filming the final scene at the graveyard, with Bobby pouring the Johnny Walker Blue on the grave, so...

I'm glad that they wrapped up the whole thing with the Campbells, actually. I wasn't sure what else they could do with them, except maybe be a source of info for any other creatures out there or on "mother", purgatory etc. But Grampy was back to pissing me off, especially the way he was goading Sam about telling him what he did during that year away from Dean. Even though I hate that they had to kill off Rufus, and that one little bit kinda ticked me off, I still enjoyed the episode. I especially loved the boys being protective of each other, especially Sam telling Grampy that he'd put a bullet in his head if they didn't find Dean alive. And on the shallow side, the boys continue to look hot... I love the flicky bits of hair Sam has :)

Now we have to suffer through the hiatus. *sigh* But that promo... won't spoil but wow, makes the hiatus even harder to get through, lol. But I'm sure we'll all be fine. :)

Now I better run... my headache is eating my brain away and I need to get up early to do more wedding stuff....
Current Mood: tiredtired
Paigekate_mct on March 5th, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
I enjoyed this! I was totally geeking out on all the X-Files stuff. The 'Eve' thing is creepy because Eve was the second woman God created, Lilith was Adam's first wife and then left and consorted with demons (supposedly), but Eve became the first mother, literally the mother of all humankind after she and Adam were cast out of the Garden of Eden.

A good episode with a lot of exposition and good dialogue! Can't wait for April!
jessm78: Supernatural: Shirtless Sam (6x03)jessm78 on March 5th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
Yeah, it did have an X-Files vibe to it, didn't it? That's kind of what I was thinking as far as the "Eve" thing goes. It's neat how they tie that into the mythology of the show.

I really enjoyed this one and I can't wait for April! It seems so far away but it will go quick :)
(no subject) - kate_mct on March 5th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - jessm78 on March 5th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
i dream of colors that have never been seenetoile444 on March 5th, 2011 04:31 am (UTC)
I think the mother said to call her Eve, I'm not sure that means she is Even, Adam's wife. After all, she talked of there already being a biblical apocalypse, and she kinda scoffed at that, like hers would be better.

I didn't catch that it was the same actor who was in Scarecrow. I like that. I was thinking of Scarecrow and how Meg Masters attacked that guy at the end who gave her a ride. The mother's attack on the truck driver made me think of that.
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam grinning in TKAAjessm78 on March 5th, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
Hmm... that's interesting, now that you mention that. So she probably isn't actually Eve, but the idea is sort of the same (the whole "mother of all" idea).

His voice sounded familiar to me at first, and then I noticed his face and realized it was him. And I just remembered his character's name from Scarecrow - Scotty.
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mcsheploversmcsheplovers on March 5th, 2011 04:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, that was the guy who played Scotty, the restaurant owner from Scarecrow. Dean gave him a hard time about his lack of a smile. Hee! ...and yes, I remember him as Ferretti too--seems like ages ago!

Loved Sam telling Samuel that he better bring in Dean alive or he'll put a bullet in his head. Go Sammy!

Those worms were disgusting! Ugh! Speaking of SG-1, they reminded me of that episode where those worm things crawled inside of Daniel's head---and Janet thought that he was having a mental breakdown and the poor guy was shipped off to a mental institution! Poor Daniel!

I loved how ProtectiveBigBrotherDean! stepped in front of Sammy when Samuel was threatening to tell him about what happened during his time without a soul.

That scene where the wall came down and Sam got separated from everyone was wonderful. Dean can not stand to be apart from Sammy. He goes beserk. It's not the first time this has happened either. Lots of "Sam?!" "Dean?!" "You there Sammy?!" "Dean?! Can you hear me?!" Love it.

Hahahaha, the herpes stuff was funny. I love moments like that, when its just brothers being brothers.

I like that Dean mentioned how family isn't just your blood relatives. This is a big change from how he was in S1 & S2. I'm wondering if this is foreshadowing with his relationship with Ben & Lisa?

I hope your headache goes away soon!

jessm78jessm78 on March 5th, 2011 04:53 am (UTC)
Yup, I just remembered the name now - Scotty! I remember that - "Scotty, anyone ever tell you you have a smile that lights up a room?" LOL

Sammy was so kickass in that scene :D

They were! Oh, I remember that episode... those things were pretty gross and I felt so bad for Daniel. They also reminded me of when Kawalsky had the goa'uld in him after they got back from Chulak. When he had that final showdown with Teal'c at the 'gate and Teal'c held him there, it took off the back of his head I guess and the leftover piece of symbiote fell out the back of his head or his ear, I think.

I always love seeing the boys be so protective of one another. :)

I loved that, too. It reminded me of that scene in Fresh Blood where they go after Gordon, and Sam gets separated from Dean and ends up in the same room as Gordon!

That's a very good point, especially with the way he said it's earned.

Thanks, hon! I think it's mostly due to my time of the month... hopefully I'll be fine once I get some sleep. :)
ckllckll on March 5th, 2011 06:31 am (UTC)
I hope you will rest, sweetie.
I can't tell you how i feel about the episode.
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam/Dean hug in Mystery Spjessm78 on March 6th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you, hon. *HUGS* I'm feeling nice and rested now. Yesterday was a very long, exhausting day.

Aw, you didn't like it? I'm sorry :(
(no subject) - ckll on March 6th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
bemkahbemkah on March 5th, 2011 06:55 am (UTC)
I have to say - I'm Australian so any political comment went right over my head. I suppose political comments only really have worth in their country of origin, which either means we international viewers luck out or we miss a reference. I agree - perhaps stick to pop cultural references and leave the politics out of it.
jessm78jessm78 on March 6th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah - I could say the same about political references in shows from other countries, too. For the most part they all go right over my head. I suppose the comment in this episode wasn't much of a big deal, but like you said, I'd rather they left the politics out of it and stuck to other references (like pop culture).
CaptainLon: De-aged? || Sam || SPNcaptainlon on March 5th, 2011 08:10 am (UTC)
I actually liked "The French Mistake" better then this lol. But I didn't hate it, but it lacked squee moments hehe. I did like that Dean stepped in front of Sam when they had cornered Samuel and then Sam being protective over Dean XD

I liked Gwen, but it was good to see Samuel go. Creepy man! Poor Rufus! I don't want all hunters to die damnit!
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam grinning in TKAAjessm78 on March 6th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
lol I do agree that there was a lack of squee moments in this one (I just had tiny squee's whenever I saw Sam's flippy hair, haha). I agree, loved seeing the boys being protective over each other.

I was warming up to Gwen more too, so I was surprised (and a little disappointed) that they killed her off so quickly. Glad Samuel is gone though. Poor boys, all they have left now is Bobby. :(
anastdean: picboys hug (Sammy)6x1anastdean on March 5th, 2011 11:08 am (UTC)
Too many deaths and like I've said in other friends. Too much testosterone and I love that you know me.
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam/Dean hug in Mystery Spjessm78 on March 6th, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
Totally agree with you, hon. *needs bucket of ice water after seeing all that testosterone*
Caroline: SPN - awkward hugdawnintheforest on March 5th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
Woo hoo! Another person who enjoyed the episode like me! Gwen was dispatched a little quickly for me, but I can understand they had to sacrifice somewhere to get the story moving along.
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: OMGYAYjessm78 on March 6th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
Yay!! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who enjoyed it. I figured things would be reversed from next week, with most of those loving that episode disliking this one. I was disappointed to see Gwen killed off so quickly, too. So many deaths in this episode... but I still enjoyed it :)
tracys_dreamtracys_dream on March 5th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
Great review!
I'm glad the Campbells are gone, although I felt sorry for Gwen.
I loved seeing Rufus and I loved everything that came out of his mouth. I'm sad he's gone. :(
And I loved the talk at the end.
jessm78jessm78 on March 6th, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)

Me too, I wasn't a big fan of Gwen early on, but I've started liking her more in her last few appearances.

Really sad to say goodbye to Rufus :(

The talk at the end... I wanted to hug those boys sooo much.
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Kristin: Jared » L.A. Con '08kristypadalecki on March 5th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
Loved your review, Jess, you're always so thorough! :D

I really liked the episode, for the most part. I wish that Rufus hadn't had to die and that Sam was the one that did it. I just hope he doesn't have any bad effects from having been the one to kill him...
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: Friday 13th textlessjessm78 on March 6th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kristin! I'm glad you liked it. :D It was the best I could do with a nagging headache, lol

I wish Rufus hadn't had to die as well, but I thought it was the possessed Bobby who did it (by stabbing him). Sam killed Grampa Campbell and the look on his face afterwards bothered me. I hope he'll be alright and won't agonize over it too much.
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Amy: SPN - Sam - Sad Face :(ames1010 on March 6th, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
Hiatus is hard. Lots.
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam in Mystery Spot (sigh)jessm78 on March 6th, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
*sigh* Yep. But I'll spend it revamping the old Puppy picspams, and continuing my meta on Sam's hair, so hopefully it won't be as bad. :)