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10 February 2012 @ 10:18 pm
SPN #7x14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie (episode review)  
Don't have a whole lot to say, but still want to say it.....

Hmmmm.... Everybody Loves A Clown, the sequel?

Okay, not exactly, but I love that they revisited Sam's fear of clowns. Maybe that's twisted of me (sorry, Sammy) but I nearly squee'd when I saw the ELAC scenes in the recap.

Interesting that this Plucky Pennywhistle's place is where Sam was always dropped off as a kid. I guess this is what got his fear of clowns started. I don't blame him, the clowns (and not just the ones that were attacking him) were pretty creepy looking. LOL.

The premise of this one kinda vaguely reminded me of Wishful Thinking from S4. Not the same premise but just faintly reminded me of it.

Speaking of Sam's fear of clowns, I love how it was still in full swing, how freaked he looked at that place and even was uncomfortable at the very idea of visiting it. Loved his conversation with Dean over the phone when Dean actually asked him if this was all due to his fear of clowns: "What??? .... No!" Awwww.... *hugs Sam and protects him from the evil Pennywise-esque horrors*

Loved the little nod to Houses of the Holy with the unicorn showing up and shooting rainbows out its butt. Hah!

Also loved the little in-joke type of thing when Dean mentioned Shark Week. Hasn't Jensen mentioned watching that before (at a con, I think)?

As for the shallow end, both boys continue to nearly kill me. Sam's hair looked so gorgeous throughout....well, pretty much all of it. And in some scenes it looked so nicely layered (I know, I'm a freak... just ignore my ramblings, lol).

So the guy behind all of this was that freaky looking "Hi, friend!" type guy where they redeem the prizes. I didn't really expect it to be him, even though he seemed pretty off to begin with. His heart's in the right place, but not a good thing he's doing. As for being upset about his brother dying.... when Dean burns the little clown figure and the drawings, the deceased bro shows up and ends up killing the guy. So I guess his death was the guy's fault after all? Lying to get sympathy I suppose.

Back to Sam's attitude, the way he was questioning the employees almost made me think of Soulless Sam. Again showing how he's just totally throwing himself into these cases so he can avoid whatever torture is going on within him deep down (Lucifer-related most likely).

LOL at the glitter Sam gets covered in when the clowns disappear! And I thought it was cute how Dean apologized to him at the end for scarring him for life by leaving him at that place. Sam says that getting beaten up by the clowns was almost therapeutic. Awww, he gives a present to Dean. And LOL at Dean's present for him! I'd say that bitchface is well-earned ;)

The girl who worked there ("Jean") who they talked to most of the time looked very familiar to me. If anyone's ever watched Stargate Universe, she looked like that one scientist... can't think of the first name, but last name was Park I believe... Jennifer Spence was the actress' name, I think? Was that her? If not it looked a lot like her...

Is it me or did this episode seem a little short? I thought it was fun though. And Dean's interaction with the little boy (whose mom works at the place) was cute... how they both agreed that pizza tasted like "butt."

Next week's ep - without spoiling - looks pretty intense. Can't wait.

Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Paigekate_mct on February 10th, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
It did seem to go by quickly, but I was enjoying it so much that I didn't care. Poor Sammy, he got so busted up. *Huggles*
jessm78: Supernatural: Shirtless Sam (6x03)jessm78 on February 11th, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
lol, yeah I have to admit I was having such a great time with it that time seemed to fly by... couldn't believe it was already over! Poor Sammy though, he really took a beating. *hugs*
Wynefred: Jensen & Jared - LOLwynefred on February 11th, 2012 01:44 am (UTC)
Ditto! There were so many cool scenes, and the ending was probably my favorite in the entire series. Yeah, it was that good. Dean LAUGHED! *swoons*

jessm78jessm78 on February 11th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, I absolutely LOVED seeing Dean laugh! :D I can never get enough of the brotherly moments and banter. *happy sigh*
Melcoltshot_1 on February 11th, 2012 01:54 am (UTC)
I just LOVED it! Rainbows and glitter for the win!!
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: Mar 11 Van Airportjessm78 on February 11th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
Amen!! :)
ckllckll on February 11th, 2012 10:59 am (UTC)
It was amusing and i laughed with Jared's acting :)
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam says jessm78 on February 11th, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
I agree, Jared did an awesome job in this :)
sendintheclowns: close up elacsendintheklowns on February 11th, 2012 01:25 pm (UTC)
I think you know where I stand on clowns!

The ep did seem short to me but it was nice to have a light, humorous one. A good counterpoint for what we suspect is coming in the near future.

I look forward to seeing your puppy picspam on this one :D
jessm78: Supernatural: Puppy Sam (from ELAC)jessm78 on February 11th, 2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
Yeppers! :D

Yeah, I remember right before the very end I looked at the time and was like, "wow, it's over already??" It really was some great fun - guess I just didn't notice the time flying by. That seems to be their MO - having a fun, light-hearted episode before some major angst/heavy stuff. Which I think we're probably due for now.

Thanks! I just capped the ep today from my recording. All's left to do is edit/upload them and get it all formatted. I think this one is going to be a lot of fun! :D

(even included a few pics from the ELAC scenes at the very beginning *wink*)
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on February 11th, 2012 08:23 pm (UTC)
It was such a great episode but poor Sammy!!! XD

Loved seeing the boy's laughing and smiling again and Dean was like his old self again. =3

Also the ending was just so awesome, that scene is now one of my fav bother moments. Just how Sam looked so happy to see Dean laughing again even at his own expense. ^__^

So much better then last weeks ep and the promo for next week, just OMG!!! Can't wait.

Kinda worried that since I know whats coming in the next couple ep's that this will be the last light ep for awhile. ;A;

Edited at 2012-02-12 12:25 am (UTC)
jessm78jessm78 on February 12th, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
I totally agree! Poor Sammy having to face his fear and get beaten up by those clowns!

Me too, that was awesome to see... love the brotherly moments and banter :)

Me too, it reminded me more of the old days :)

Oh I know! I'm looking forward to it but I think it's going to be very intense. I'm so glad that we got this bit of light-heartedness for now.
Yellowbulma: Sleeping Samyellowbulma on February 12th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
Roll on next week thats what I say!!! ^__^
jenni_fromtexas: Sammy & Deanjenni_fromtexas on February 13th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
Very cute episode. I really enjoyed this one. Those clowns freaked me out. The actors playing them had entirely too much fun, lol. And I loved that exchange between Sam and Dean at the end. Hysterical!
4thejourney4thejourney on February 14th, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
lol, I LOVED this episode! :-D So funny, and Sammy, awww *hugs him* and yes, his hair was looking quite nice indeed. :-) And I loved Dean's little-kid side coming out again, always fun to see, and their phone conversation- there were just so many good comedic moments and lines. And also some very touching ones too when you think about it, lovely little brotherly moments and various call-backs to previous eps and such- I'm actually feeling a little nostalgic now. *draws hearts around show*

And I think maybe you're right, that does sound familiar about Jensen mentioning watching shark week once, though I can't recall which con it would have been.