Supernatural: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki on Metatron’s less-than-angelic …

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Supernatural Sneak Peek: Sam and Dean Debate Getting Help From Castiel.

The boys are back at the Bunker. So far, Sam and Dean have been unsuccessful in their mission of finding out anything about the Darkness, other than that she’s now in the form of a young girl who eats souls, ages really quickly, and clearly has a connection to Dean.Most shows are lucky to get renewed for a second season, but “Supernatural” is currently in the midst of Season 11… And a year ago today, “Supernatural” reached a huge milestone in the TV world.Supernatural delivers another strong episode with “Thin Lizzie.” Written by Nancy Won and directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green, the episode, which on the surface is a Monster of the Week installment, entertains core questions of Supernatural’s universe: What makes a monster?It’s both a good and a bad thing when the best thing in an episode is a scene between two characters we’ve never seen before and may never see again.

And thanks to the fact that the Darkness is scaring monsters everywhere, the brothers aren’t exactly going to have a lot of downtime to get their research done (not that it’s been much help so far). “Nobody can tell them anything about [the Darkness] because it predates lore. Last season on Supernatural, it turned Dean into a demon, and now, its removal has hand-delivered the biggest evil the show has ever seen. (No offense, Lucifer.) But the real question isn’t what the Darkness can do. And even though their biggest ally may be Castiel, is everyone’s favorite angel ready to head back into the field and fight alongside the Winchesters? This is the case in ’s Season 11’s “The Bad Seed.” An anonymous angel and a likewise random demon start to face off at a bar and wind up having a drink together.

So what they’ll do in the interim is they will continue to do what they can and do what they know and that’s to drive down the road hunting things,” Jensen Ackles tells EW. “Monsters are actually uniting. The episode — “Fan Fiction” — showed what happened when the main duo (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) sees a musical… All about themselves.

They make a reference to the Ghostfacers being unable to capture the inn’s “rage vibe,” which gives me hope that Zeddmore and Spangler have reunited since their heartbreaking split (9×16). Of course, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles, who directed this episode) have their hands full with the cursed, convulsing Castiel (Misha Collins).

This couple, however, gets more than they paid for; the creepy music, flickering lights, and creaking doors are trumped by a robed figure in black, who kills both with an ax. Ended up spending the rest of her days in Fall River, hounded and persecuted by the townspeople.” He says the Inn was locked up for the night, there was no sign of forced entry, and none of the guests heard or saw an intruder.

However, Metatron is pretty happy with his new life as a freelance videographer for the local news and isn’t inclined to help the Winchesters (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) or Castiel. This is partly because Crowley is greatly occupied with the little girl Amara (Gracyn Shinyei), who is a version of the Darkness (Emily Swallow), the great enemy of God who locked her away before the creation of Earth. My favorite episode is still “After School Special,” because Dean’s wearing short shorts (duh), but “Fan Fiction” is definitely in my top five, but not simply because it was a fun episode. It was obvious the cast and crew made this particular episode as a thank you/love letter to the fans of the show, those who have watched since September 13, 2005, and those, like me, who jumped on the bandwagon later in the game. Sam’s learned that eating rabid possum meat can lead to aggressive outbursts, but he’s most excited about a double murder at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum.

He launches into a detailed explanation of Borden and her crimes, which I realize is exposition for the audience, but it seems odd considering there’s no way Dean doesn’t know this story. It’s not a state secret people write fan fiction shipping together every character under the sun, with the ultimate favorite being “Destiel.” For whatever reason, that topic is seen as taboo by some fans, despite its integral part in the fandom. Dean’s skeptical that the murders have anything to do with the supernatural and pins Sam’s interests on his “freaky fetish for serial killers.” Sam argues that they have no info on Amara so should check it out. He’s not coming out anytime soon.” So far, season eleven has done a great job maintaining continuity with Castiel and offering, when needed, mentions and rationales for his absence(s). While it’s not entirely clear how long the Winchesters and Castiel have been in the bunker, assuming Dean made the repairs, there’s been enough time to get Baby in tip-top shape.

Dean even tells Marie (Katie Sarife), “You keep writing, Shakespeare…I have my version and you have yours.” Fans keep this show alive and the producers realize that that’s not something to take lightly. When Crowley thinks about it, he realizes there wouldn’t be much satisfaction if everyone was already as bad as they could be – his joy comes from corrupting souls. After the mother chastises her son, Dean commiserates, “Working with family can be tough.” The clerk agrees, noting it’s been “twenty years.” Despite Dean’s empathy, the clerk won’t answer questions unless they rent a room.

Sam pokes around the gift shop while manager Mason tries unsuccessfully to convince a guest not to cancel their reservation. “It’s absolutely not a crime scene anymore. I wish there was a way to go back and rewatch episodes without already knowing what was going to happen, to relive the journey for the first time again.

The room’s been cleaned and you’re not even on the same floor!” Sam opens the interview, and for once, doesn’t have to hide their interest in the supernatural element of the case. This was especially obvious when the “BM” scene was announced. (No, not the “bowel movement” scene, the “boy melodrama” scene.) Common tropes like that make “SPN” the magical show that it is, but it can also make it easier to parody. Between the doilies, the single bed, and the French lavender toilet water, Dean’s done and declares that he’s leaving because “I got grandma all over me.” Downstairs, Dean wanders from room to room; the clerk and his mother aren’t seen.

Mason says these are great questions … “ones we usually answer for our paying guests.” Sam pulls out a wad of cash just as Mother Mason comes storming into the room like 19th century hello on wheels. Rowena cheerfully tells Dean that Sam made a deal with her to remove the Mark of Cain from Dean’s arm (which is what released the Darkness) in exchange for Sam killing Crowley (which he wasn’t able to accomplish).

So, from the bottom of this fan’s heart, thank you for creating an episode that was 100% for the fans, acknowledging just how powerful and dedicated the #SPNFamily is and accepting all the weird eccentricities that come with it. Sam shares what he found with Dean, who only has more bad news: The lights are wired to timers, and there’s a sound system in the walls. “The whole place is a hoax,” Dean says. Sam protests that they still don’t know how the couple got axed, but Dean’s had enough of the B&B for now: “Why don’t we Sherlock that over a beer and a lobster roll…I gotta get out of this doily coffin.” While the Winchesters are gone, the clerk’s mother wanders through the downstairs, getting ready for bed.

Dean says they came a long way to see some ghosts. “We figure there’s the most unrest there.” They’re just so delightfully straightforward about it. Len (Jared Gertner) is a “total teddybear…obsessed with ghosts but harmless.” The Winchesters suit up and head out to interview Len, but the detective calls while they’re en route – there’s been another ax murder in the next county. Sam says he’ll take the crime scene while Dean talks with Len. (I assume Dean drops him off and then travels back to Len’s?) At the new murder scene, a man has been axed in his driveway.

Len claims that he was trying to get a picture of Lizzie’s ghost, and he shows Dean the camera, the same kind that Victorians used for spirit photography. He’s seen a wispy gray shadow before and wonders if maybe he should go “high def.” Dean learns that Len once lived in the inn’s basement for several weeks without permission. That is very sad for Dean, because Sam isn’t giving up Lizzie’s original room. “What are you, four?” Sam fires up the EMF and it instantly red lines. Again, we see a flashback that shows why Len is desperate: As he was leaving, Amara grabbed him and sucked something out of him. “I don’t know what the girl did to me, but I haven’t been right since. And all the things I used to love… they leave me cold.” Dean asks about Len’s exclamations of “living the bliss” and being a “superfan,” but Len says he’s “just playing the part of what I used to be.

You know, fake it till you make it – or feel it.” Len admits he was at the B&B looking for Amara. “I want her to put me back… I’ve always been odd, quirky. Your new rules.” Sam doesn’t look thrilled with Dean’s attitude, but his brother then asks a really important question that shifts the conversation: Why hasn’t Len killed anybody? Dean says that they’ll have to keep an eye on Len and that Sam gets to give him the news about his soul. “Why do I have to do it?,” Sam asks. “…You speak the language. Sam calls Sydney and uses his “Fed voice” to persuade her to share that Dawn might be at Nate’s, a “special friend.” When Dean pulls up outside of Nate’s, Len’s in the backseat, rambling on about how, since his encounter with Amara, he doesn’t like kitten videos any more or chicken and waffles, among other things.

Dean’s expressions in this scene are priceless, and he mouths at Sam, “Tell him.” Len confesses, “I feel weird…like something’s hatching inside of me – something dark, with wings.” Dean gives Sam a pointed look, and Len realizes that the Winchesters know what’s wrong. Are ghosts a real issue in Fall River? “According to the Chamber of Commerce, absolutely.” Sam offers to conduct the interview with Len and they suit up. Sam’s news is less than encouraging: “Generally, you don’t.” Still, Len acknowledges, “It feels good to finally know.” No one answers when the Winchesters knock at Nate’s door, but through the window, Dean can see signs of a struggle.

She’s ecstatic to have “bagged both of you guys” and says, “You two are an offering to my new friend.” It turns out that Sidney met Amara outside a bar; the babysitter had been dumped and gotten “sloshed.” When Sidney realizes Amara’s alone, she asks about the girl’s parents. She lightened something in me.” Dean points out, “Except now you’re an ax murderer.” Sidney disagrees, “I’m free.” Dean keeps Sidney talking while Sam works free of his wrist restraints. Sidney believes, “When you can do whatever you want, you don’t have to get caught, and then you can really fly.” She killed the couple because the guy had dumped her; the B&B’s owner had cheated her of pay; and Jordie’s parents weren’t ideal.

Sidney believes that she “saved Jordy, and [she’s] going to take better care of him than they ever did.” Dean asks what she means by “an offering.” Sidney says that Amara can hear her prayers, that she’s close by. He attributes her behavior to shock. “People have freaky aspirationed reactions to loss.” Detective Matson undersold Len’s interest in ghosts. “Gotta live your bliss.” Dean doesn’t think “fan” even begins to cover it. I wasn’t bothering anybody!” Len’s computer chirps and he excuses himself to lead a live chat about the murders. “I’m not Lizzie CNN!” Dean kills time poking around the living room. Sam shares that he lost his mom and that his dad wasn’t around much. “I realize that’s nowhere close to what you’ve lost, but you’re going to survive this. That’s worrisome.” Len says his brain said he should help the brothers, but he “didn’t really feel anything – for you or her.” Len asks, “What kind of person can murder and feel nothing?” Dean’s reactions here are interesting, especially considering his own rather flippant remarks about killing Len the night before.

Now, he says, “Whatever darkness you have inside you, if there is a shred of conscience, then there might be hope.” Len cites Sam’s comments about soul loss being permanent; “I know for sure now. The girl was deeply sympathetic to Lizzie’s situation. “Her parents sucked.” She was certain Lizzie – not her uncle – committed the murders. “You can see it in her eyes.

That way I can’t get out.” Dean appears impressed with the plan: “There’s not too many soulless killers that would give themselves up.” Len says, “I remember what it’s like to do the right thing. Len’s such a wonderfully developed character, and he gives this episode so much heart – which is kind of ironic considering what Amara did to him.

He makes the choice to not play the role of a monster for as long as he can, and I love how many questions this raises about what it means to be “monster.” I’m also very curious to see how the idea of “going through the motions” comes up again in relation to the season’s larger storylines. Dean’s still surprised that Len turned himself in, but Sam says that it “kind of makes sense…people having different reactions to losing their souls. Sam says, “You know, I get this, like, pit in my stomach, every time I think of her.” Dean looks over at him, and on first watch, I truly expected Sam to mention Charlie here. Did you feel like that with Amara?” Dean says no. “It was quiet…till she started hatching killers and rallying monsters to raise armies.” This answer’s interesting – is Dean speaking specifically about his connection with Amara? Dean has had a little more time to process, and is focused on the task at hand. “All these spent shells Amara’s leaving behind.” Dean says Len was home all night, so he’s not responsible for that evening’s murders.

Look, at the rate Amara’s growing, sucking souls and getting stronger – it might not be that hard to find.” He tells Sam to “Come on.” Since lunch is over, the guys get into the Impala and leave. He reminds Dean that they don’t want to kill Len. “We want to save people, remember?” Right. “Your new rules.” Sam’s b-face is like, ‘It’s kind of always been the rule. It’s been days since Amara took his soul. “It took Jenna all of walking downstairs to slit her grandmother’s throat.” Dean decides they’ll stick close until they figure out how to help Len. I’m guessing Len has been talking for a while, because Dean is too annoyed to answer ‘It’s not a too-mah.‘ Instead he glares at Sam and mouths, “TELL HIM.” “I couldn’t shake a guy’s hand before. Dean goes to the back of the house and stands at the top of the basement stairs. “I Don’t Wanna Go Down There But I Gotta,” a book by Steve McGarrett – now with an introduction by Dean Winchester.

Then she smiled and said she found the place on her own. “I like dark places.” Sydney was instantly protective of the girl, wrapping her jacket around Amara’s shoulders. You’re an angel.” The delighted smile slid off Amara’s face, replaced with a scowl. “Do I look like a whiney winged suck up?” “Have you guys ever seen the iced tea commercial where the lady is lying on the inflatable raft and she’s just drifting along a sparkling pool?

When she found out trust fund dirt bag was taking another girl to the Inn – “that’s his closing move” – she didn’t have to sit at home and cry about it. And Mother Mason stiffed her out of two weeks pay, so. “I used to fantasize about killing her, and now I am living the dream.” Sydney only worked at the Inn one summer, but it was enough to know how to get in and out. I saved Jordy!” Dean asks how she’s going to get Amara to the house. “Don’t tell me that girl’s got a cell phone.” Sydney says she’s been praying.

She says Amara is close … Dean bravados that Syd should bring her on out. “We’ve been hunting that bish for weeks.” Sydney butts him in the face with her gun. Len matter of factly says, “You could kill me.” Knowing that might be Len’s answer, and actually hearing it said out loud, are two very different things. Also, the pier location looks a lot like the one used for Dean and Cassie’s goodbye in Season 1’s “Route 666.” Hey, remember when Buckner and Ross Leming only had one opportunity per season to be the worst? Sydney lost her head. “What, are we looking for the Cowardly Lion next?” You know, that’s not the first Wizard of Oz reference Show has made this season.

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