Supernatural Review: "The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo"
It's been awhile, but let's face it Supernatural. You have been one of the biggest disappointments this year in television. You had a promising start to the season then had a good long spree of filler episodes that no one wanted. Sera Gamble, the show runner, said she wanted to go back to the style of season one. Kudos, you succeeded in being the worst season of the show's history. No wonder you stepped down as the show runner to seek other opportunities . Good luck in your endeavors. Although, this episode was a step in the right direction as we finally get a steady stream of story based episodes to finish the season. Oh, not to mention we finally get some more time with the awful big bad of the season, Leviathans. The Leviathans had a lot of potential but were executed horribly. Their end game, while still unclear, just doesn't live up to previous big bads like, oh, Lucifer. The episode benefited from special guest star Felicia Day as her spunk added a nice element along Sam and Dean. Her character was funny, obviously, but she also made the viewer almost instantly care about her well being as she didn't realize she was working for horrible CGI monsters.
The episode kicks off immediately as Bobby appears in front of the boys and tells them what the numbers that he tried so hard to get to the boys meant. He explained that the Leviathans were essentially creating a slaughterhouse, and the scene is embedded above. The gravity of the situation changes when Sam gets an email from Frank explaining that he is either dead or worse. He continues to explain that someone is hacking into his hard drive zeroing in on their location, which of course sends Sam and Dean to find the hacker before the Leviathans find them. They are surprised to see that the hacker is a nerdy girl named Charlie Bradbury (Felicia Day) who was a bit to noisy. As she went through Frank's files, she found a file dedicated to the Leviathans that implicated Dick Roman who just so happens to be her boss. As she first meets Sam and Dean, she had just seen one of her co-workers eaten by a Leviathan promptly freaking her out to the point that she assumed everyone was a Leviathan. Sam and Dean prove themselves by pouring borax on their hands.
The Winchesters and Charlie come up with a plan to infiltrate Roman Industries to get Frank's laptop back, the kicker of it being Charlie has to be the only one going in. She clearly has reservations about it, but reluctantly goes ahead with it. Dean and Sam sit in a truck giving her instructions as to how to safely extract the laptop, but the boys are surprised when they noticed Bobby's flask in Charlie's bag. Which of course means that Bobby is now in danger of giving into his anger possibly forcing him to become the very thing that Sam and Dean hunt. Charlie comes face to face with Dick leading to Bobby struggling to control himself. Charlie was able to delete everything from the laptop keeping Dick off of their trail. The boys also find out that Dick was attempting to pick up an artifact from the airport, that they of course ninja their way into and steal.
While we didn't get all the answers we wanted on the Leviathans, we did see the story advance a bit. It'll be interesting to see what exactly the artifact is that the boys picked up and even more so how Bobby will be considering his run in with Dick. Felicia Day's appearance was a treat and her opening sequence (and episode title) was a blatant reference to "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" had a nice Supernatural kind of funny twist to it. As I stated before, this episode is also the start of what could be bigger and better things for this season as every episode will be story centric. The next few episodes will also include fan favorites Castiel, Lucifer, and even Crowley. The season could be going down a better path, and this episode was a start in the right direction. I don't have high hopes considering how bland this year has been.
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