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White Collar – Season 1 – Episode 3 – Book of Hours

Neal Caffrey, Matt Bomer, Maria, White Collar

 

 

 

 

 

White Collar – Season 1 – Episode 3 – Book of Hours

Important Moments:

Agent Jones and Cruz are watching a bookmaker named Borelli from the van, when he walks over to the van and asks the FBI to help them recover a bible. Borelli says the bible is from medieval Naples.

Mozzie tells Neal that the bible is famous for its healing powers.

Neal has the idea to look for a true believer. They go to the church and find out that a homeless man, Steve, with a sick dog had stayed in the church. When they ask him about the bible, he openly admits to taking it. He needed it for his dog, Lucy, who is sick. It turns out that Borelli’s nephew hired Steve to take the bible.

When Borelli’s nephew turns up dead, the detective on the case, Ruiz, doesn’t want Neal involved so they get taken off the case. Peter tells Neal pointedly that he can’t do anything. Neal then says he’s a bit chilly and asks to borrow Peter’s FBI jacket.

Mozzie and Neal turn up a woman named Maria Fiametta, who is an art historian.

Peter suggests that Neal convince Maria that he’s pliable and might be willing to steal the bible. Elizabeth suggests just asking her out. <!–more–>

Neal does and everything goes according to plan, sort of. She joins with him to steal the bible, but she knows they’ve bugged her, and she double crosses Neal. He’s holding the bible in front of him so that if she shoots him she has to shoot the bible. She does anyway. The bible stops the bullet and Neal’s fine.

Peter asks for the bible back. Neal says he already gave it to “some FBI guy.” He gave it to Mozzie to bring to Steve to use to help Lucy. When Borelli shows up, he offers to take Lucy to his vet.

Kate Saga:

Neal is just staring at the wine bottle. It’s a little pathetic, which Mozzie tells him.

Notable Guest Stars:

Kirk Acevedo from Fringe and 12 Monkeys guest stars as Detective Ruiz.

Best Quotes:

“He thinks I’m swabbing toilets. I figure we’ve got about 10 minutes until he gets curious.” – Mozzie
“Why, is that the standard toilet swabbing time?” – Neal

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Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 5 – Chuck Versus the Sizzling Shrimp

Chuck Bartowski, Zachary Levi, Sarah Walker, Yvonne Strahovski, Morgan Grimes, Joshua Gomez

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck Rewatch Recap Season 1 Episode 4 – Chuck Versus the Sizzling Shrimp

Best Moments:

 Chuck sits in the car during the stakeout of Mai Ling, playing with his fortune cookies and listening to music.  “Stakeouts are kinda fun.”  Simultaneously, Sarah and Casey are involved in a shootout inside.

Chuck “helps” the Chinese man in the wheelchair, only to see him put another Chinese man tied up into the trunk.  Mai Ling comes out and says that the tied up man was her brother.  His flash was all misinterpreted, and he screwed it all up. Sad face.

When Casey calls Chuck on his Mother’s Day dinner with Ellie, Chuck tells her that Casey can’t figure out which deer to mount.

Morgan is about to quit when Lester says a big spender is asking for him.  He finds Ellie checking out, and she credits Morgan with the sale, solving his problem so he doesn’t lose the sales contest and get fired. <!–more–>

Important Moments:

This episode features the first stakeout with the whole team – Chuck, Sarah and Casey.

A recurrence of Chuck being told to “stay in the car.”

Chuck and Ellie have a yearly tradition of having a Mother’s Day dinner of just the two of them.

Ellie starts to question Chuck’s behavior, and he can’t tell her he’s a spy, putting a strain on their relationship.  It’s heartbreaking to listen to Ellie say positive things and be encouraging and understanding as Chuck feels terrible about missing their Mother’s Day, yet has to keep lying to her.

Chuck explains to Sarah that “Mother’s Day” is the anniversary of the day their mother left them, and it marks the day they learned how to take care of themselves and rely on each other.

Coolest Action Sequences/Chuck Accidentally Saves the Day:

The shootout intercut with Chuck “staying in the car.”

Casey, Mai Ling and Sarah take out the guards while trying to rescue Mai Ling’s brother, and Chuck makes accompanying karate chop type noises.

Chuck sets off fireworks as a distraction to get in and save the gang.  There is a great fight scene in the kitchen, with Chuck and Mai Ling’s brother both hiding, making identical grimaces as people get hit.

Best Lines:

“I have a lot more to offer this team other than the intersect, for instance, what are we doing for tunes tonight?  I could make a stakeout mix.” – Chuck

“The idea behind a stakeout is to remain inconspicuous.” – Casey

“Uh, hello, that’s why I used an alias.” – Chuck

“Glocks and a crotch rocket, my kind of gal.” – Casey

“What are we, car pooling now?” – Chuck

“By the way, nice mustard stain.” – Mai Ling, during her call to threaten Chuck

“Oh God, please let me keep my fingers.” – Chuck, trying to light fireworks as a distraction

“Good.  You’re my only Hispanic on the sales team.  You quit, the affirmative action goons will be all over my ass.” – Big Mike

“Ok…” – Morgan, with a very confused look on his face due to not being Hispanic

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Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 4 – Chuck Versus the Wookie

Chuck, Sarah Walker, Yvonne Strahovski, Carina

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck Rewatch Recap Season 1 Episode 4 – Chuck Versus the Wookie

Best Moments:

 Chuck, John Casey, Adam Baldwin

 

 

 

 

Sarah finds Casey tied up in Karina’s hotel room.  Before she unties him, she grabs her phone and takes a picture of Casey tied to the bed.

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Important Moments:

Chuck Bartowski, Zachary Levi, Sarah Walker, Yvonne Strahovski

 

 

 

 

 

The gang is all playing a game with questions about who knows who and how well, and Sarah learns that Bryce Larkin was Chuck’s most hated person ever.  Sarah then lies to Chuck about her relationship with Bryce.

Karina attacks Sarah in her hotel room, dressed as a sort of ninja, just as Sarah did with Chuck in the pilot episode.

Morgan and Karina meet for the first time.

During their double date, Chuck accidentally reveals that he knew Karina was in Argentina, something he would usually need extremely high clearance to know.  Karina then calls Chuck to her hotel room under false pretenses, where Karina reveals that Bryce was Sarah’s boyfriend.  Chuck confronts Sarah about it the next day, and realizes it was true.

Chuck, Sarah Walker, Yvonne Strahovski

 

 

 

 

 

Karina tells Chuck that Sarah wants him, whether she realizes it or not.  Then Chuck shows up at Sarah’s hotel room, where he says the only true thing he knows about her is that she doesn’t like olives.  Sarah then tells him (while he is out of earshot) that her middle name is Lisa.

 Coolest Action Sequences/Chuck Accidentally Saves the Day:

Karina “improvises” and steals the diamond ahead of schedule.

Karina and Sarah fight the drug dealer and his gang while Chuck hides under the table.  He then gets out of the room and saves the day by (accidentally) FedExing the diamond to the CIA.

Notable Guest Star:

Iqbal Theba, also known as Principal Figgins on Glee, plays a drug lord that the team is stealing a diamond from.

Best Lines:

“I’m sure whatever you’re discussing is a matter of national security, but the ketchup vat isn’t going to refill itself.” –Sarah’s boss at the Weinerlicious

“Just like little league.” – Chuck, just before he slides under the security glass

“We shed identities like most people shed clothes.” – Karina

“In your case, that’s quite often.” – Chuck

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White Collar – Season 1 – Episode 2 – Threads

Neal Caffrey, Matt Bomer, Tara, White Collar

 

 

 

 

White Collar – Season 1 – Episode 2 – Threads

Important Moments:

Peter is complaining about how difficult it is to get a cab as Neal gives their cab to some models. Neal points out it’s fashion week, so Peter may as well embrace it. Peter then gets a cab and more models show up. Neal holds out a $100 bill and a cab stops for them.

When they get to the FBI office, Neal finds out they are going after a criminal known as the Ghost. After talking to a witness, Tara, Neal comes up with a plan to throw a party to draw the Ghost out. They get party supplies from the police raid warehouse.

Mozzie gives Neal a venue to use.

At the party, Neal meets a guy named Dmitri, and when Tara hears him speaking Hebrew, she thinks he might be involved. They catch him but Tara confirms that they caught the wrong guy. <!–more–>

The Kate Saga:

Neal tells Mozzie that the man with the ring didn’t find what he was looking for in San Diego. It turns out that Neal told different people that his stash was hidden in different cities. He told Kate it was in San Diego. Neal defends her, saying that it’s not her fault, the man is forcing her. He thinks she may have warned him when she visited him in prison. He wants to figure out how to get the security tape from Peter. Mozzie suggests he try asking.

Peter and Neal go undercover, with Peter posing as Neal’s bodyguard while Neal poses as a buyer.

While outside Dmitri’s hotel, they get a report about an argument on the 50th floor. Jones realizes Dmitri is on the 50th floor and they go, but they’re too late. Dmitri is dead. He was left on the floor with a dress sticking out of his mouth.

Peter says they deal with a lot of knock offs and that some of the designers are making very small security strips, built right into the dresses. Basically, it could be like a small hard drive.

Neal gets a call from Ghovat, wanting to pay him $5 million dollars for the dress, which he thinks Neal bought for his fiancé.

Meanwhile, Tara has been kidnapped while being escorted home by her police detail. Ghovat calls Neal and reveals that he knows the FBI really has the dress. He wants Peter to deliver it in Central Park.

Ghovat gives Peter only one minute to get the dress to the fountain in Central Park, with the dress. When he gets there, Ghovat lets Tara go, but tells Burke that Tara’s belt is an explosive device. The device is activated by his phone. Neal comes up with the idea of continuously calling him to jam his phone so he can’t use it to activate the bomb.

When Neal gets there, Ghovat pulls a gun on him, and then Agent Cruz takes him down from behind.

Character Introduction:

Neal Caffrey, Matt Bomer, White Collar, Lauren Cruz

 

 

 

 

 

Neal meets Agent Lauren Cruz, and they don’t get off to the best start.

Best Quotes:

“For the record, you are much scarier than that other guy. Much.” – Neal

“That’s pretty damn charming.” – Neal

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Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 3 – Chuck Versus the Tango

Chuck Bartowski, Zachary Levi, Captain Awesome, Ryan McPartlin

 

 

 

 

Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 3 – Chuck Versus the Tango

Best Moments:

Awesome teaches Chuck to tango. The woman’s part.

Casey’s snort laugh when Chuck realizes Casey was messing with him about the tango.

Sarah’s red dress at the art auction.

“Slow Show” by the National over the end scene where Sarah tells Chuck that what he does is worthwhile.

Casey peering through his blinds at Chuck and Morgan.
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Important Moments:

Casey and Sarah discuss what Chuck can do in the field at the auction regarding the identification of La Ciudad, while Morgan and Ellie discuss what Chuck is capable of achieving in life. General Beckman decides that Chuck should go into the field, as they won’t know what he’s capable of until he tries, while Awesome chimes in to the other conversation, offering to take Chuck white water rafting. Chuck gets up and leaves the room.

Sarah goes over Chuck’s cover identity with Chuck and tells him she’ll never leave his side and touches his hand.

Sarah gives Chuck a watch with GPA tracking.

Casey compliments Chuck on his work the night before. It is, of course, followed up by a sarcastic insult, because Casey never flat out compliments people, but we see he really is starting to love Chuck.

Coolest Action Sequences/Chuck Accidentally Saves the Day:

Chuck knocks himself over in his chair as Sarah and Casey engage in a shootout and La Ciudad goes over the railing, landing on the balcony of Chuck’s old Stanford schoolmate, frantically talking to his wife about the SEC. “They know about the Caymans!”

Casey knocks out one of the bad guys in a freezer and saves Chuck by hitting the other bad guy in the head with a flying microwave.

Sarah and La Ciudad fight on the roof of the Weinerlicious, ending with Sarah handcuffing La Ciudad to a pipe.

Chuck Bartowski, Zachary Levi, La Ciudad

 

 

 

 

Best Lines:

“Why are these people sleeping?” – Chuck

“Charles Carmicheal? Simple, dignified. Graduated with honors from Stanford. Runs a hugely successful software company, semi-retired and is considering entering America’s Cup.” – Chuck

“Me, nervous. Come on, never.” – Chuck
“Your hand is a little moist.” – Sarah
It does that when I’m freakin’ out.” – Chuck

“Did a semester abroad in Buenos Aires. Spent many a night tangoing my way into senoritas pantalones.” – Awesome

“Toughen up. You’ll be fine, assuming you know how to tango.” – Casey
“I did some preparation, okay? I wouldn’t call myself an expert, but I –“ – Chuck
“Why would he need to know how to tango? Is that code?” – Sarah

“I’m off by 8, hammered by 8:05.” – Jeff

“Right. Apparently, I learned the girl’s part of this dance. Would you mind leading?” – Chuck

“Now that’s what I call moving some merchandise, yeah?” – Casey

“Man, that dude is creepy.” – Morgan, on Casey

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Supernatural – Season 1 – Episode 3 – Dead In the Water

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Supernatural – Season 1 – Episode 3 – Dead In the Water

Dean comes upon a story about people who have disappeared in a lake and the families have buried empty coffins for closure because the bodies were never found.  They think it could be a case so they head to Wisconsin.

Important Moments:

Sam and Dean go to visit the family of the most recent drowning, the Carlton’s, and the drowning victim’s brother tells them that his sister didn’t drown, but was dragged under. She was a varsity swimmer and the brother insists that there is no way she would have drowned.

Looking at old newspaper accounts of the lake drownings, the brothers find that the sheriff’s daughter, Andrea, has a son named Lucas who saw his father drown in the lake, making him the only eye-witness they know of regarding whatever is happening in the lake. They go to talk to Lucas and after Dean talks to him, Lucas gives Dean a drawing.

Will Carlton, the brother of the girl who drowned in the beginning of the episode, dies by drowning in the kitchen sink and the brothers realize that whatever is in the water can go through the pipes, which means it can get to anyone, anywhere.  They also realize most of the recent victims have a connection to Bill Carlton.  As the brothers are leaving the Carlton house, Dean realizes the front of the house matches the drawing that Lucas gave him. <!–more–>

“Losing him, it’s worse than dying” is said by Bill Carlton and then by another woman who had a son, Peter, who also disappeared.  Peter turns out to have been friends with Bill Carlton.

Bill Carlton is talking to the lake, saying he thinks he finally knows what “you want.” Sam and Dean think Peter might be trying to get revenge for something that Bill Carlton did.  They go to his house and find him out on a boat.  They try to get him to come back to shore, but his boat just goes flying into the air and Bill completely disappears.

The brothers leave town under threat of arrest from the sheriff, but Dean decides to turn around to make sure Lucas is okay.  During that time, Andrea decides to take a bath and the lake monster pulls her under. The brothers arrive at the house just in time to pull her out of the bathtub.

Sam and Dean find an old photo of a Boy Scout troop and both Bill Carlton and Sheriff Jake Barr are in the picture.  Lucas then looks outside as if something is there.  He goes out the door and Sam, Dean and Andrea follow him.  He stops at a spot in the grass.  Sam and Dean dig it up, figuring that’s where Peter is buried, but instead they find Peter’s bike.  Sheriff Jake Barr shows up and pulls a gun on them.  After an argument, he confesses that Peter was killed accidentally when they were playing (dangerously!) and pretending to drown Peter and accidentally held him under water for too long.

Lucas goes near the lake and is pulled in.  Sam and Dean jump in but can’t find him.  Jake walks into the lake, asking Peter to take him instead of Lucas.  Jake is then pulled under by the creepy dead boy, and then Dean finds Lucas, who is unconscious, but alive.

Best Moments:

In the last scene, Dean is talking to Lucas and he tells him that if he’s going to be talking again, there’s a very important phrase.  Dean asks Lucas to repeat it back to him and he says, “Zepplin rules!”

Dean’s Family Moments:

Dean and Sam get into it about the search for their father from their very first scene, where Sam is concerned they aren’t doing enough to find their father, and Dean gets mad at him for saying it, bringing up the time Sam had spent at college while Dean had been with their father.

After hearing what Dean said to Lucas about losing his mother as a child, Sam says Dean never told him that and they have a bonding moment.

Great Performance:

Jensen Ackles gives a great performance in the scenes where he talks to the little boy.  He basically has to carry relatively emotional scenes all on his own, and he does a great job with just vocal inflection and facial expressions.

Ghost Story of the Week:

A creature is pulling people underwater in a lake, drowning them.  The bodies are never found.

Super Creepy Moment:

 

 

 

 

Lucas goes to get a toy action figure out of the lake and a hand grabs him and pulls him under.  Jake Barr runs toward the lake with everyone else, and the dead boy, Peter, surfaces to look at Jake, who killed him.  Very creepy!

State of the Week:

Wisconsin

Notable Guest Stars:

Amy Acker, from Angel, Person of Interest, and The Gifted, appears as Andrea.

Notable Music Moments:

Movin’ On by Bad Company plays as Sam and Dean drive away.

Best Lines:

“We will find Dad, but until then, we’re gonna kill everything bad between here and there.” – Dean

“It must be hard, with your sense of direction, never being able to find your way to a decent pick up line.” – Andrea

“Oh God, we’re not going to have to hug or anything, are we?” – Dean

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Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 1 – Pilot

Zachary Levi, Chuck Bartowski, Yvonne Strahovski, Sarah Walker, Adam Baldwin, John Casey

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 1 – Pilot 

This is a rewatch of Chuck from the beginning, with the hindsight of having seen it all the way through, which means spoilers may be included at any time, as sometimes that can be part of the fun of a rewatch – you already know what will happen.
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Character Introductions:

We meet Chuck and Morgan as they are climbing out of the first floor window (from a first floor room) to escape Chuck’s birthday party.

Ellie, Chuck’s older sister, catches them and makes Chuck go back to the party.

Awesome, Ellie’s boyfriend, who we find out is called Captain Awesome as a nickname because everything he does is awesome.

Sarah, who we first meet as a customer coming into the Buy More, where Chuck and Morgan work, to get her broken phone fixed.

Casey, who we first see shooting Bryce Larson in a parking lot. This brings us to…

Matt Bomer, Bryce Larkin, Chuck

 

 

 

 

 

Notable Guest Star:

While this probably wouldn’t normally be such a prominent category, and at the time the pilot aired, he wasn’t notable, I’m a huge Matt Bomer fan, and Bryce Larson is a vital character in the Chuck mythology. We first see him in a cool action sequence where we get to see Matt Bomer do some cool physical action sequences that we aren’t likely to see on White Collar. So we see Matt and his blue eyes, get shot by Casey, but not before he has the chance to send an e-mail to Chuck, starting off the series. A few minutes later we learn that Bryce was a CIA agent.

Best Moments:

Chuck stages a ballerina recital for a little girl after her father accidentally didn’t put any tape in the camera, telling her, “Real ballerinas are tall.”

A ninja burglar breaks into Chuck’s home and beats Chuck and Morgan up. We later learn that the burglar is Sarah.

Sarah straps knives to her ankle as one of her first pieces of wardrobe, then later dances with Chuck on their “date” where she takes out all the NSA guys without Chuck even noticing.

Anyway You Want It” by Journey is Chuck’s ringtone for Morgan.

Important Moments:

Chuck opens the e-mail from Bryce Larson and gets the Intersect, knocking him onto the floor until the morning.

Chuck saves the day by infecting the computer the bomb is attached to with the Irene Demova virus.

Sarah defends Chuck from the government right from the very beginning and then later talks to him on the beach to reassure him when he’s freaking out about his whole situation.

Sarah looks at the pictures on her iPhone where we learn that she was involved with Bryce Larkin. We also get to enjoy a nice shirtless picture of Matt Bomer.

Chuck gets told to train the new guy, and he goes out to do that, where the new guy turns out to be Casey. At that moment, Chuck gets flashes of Sarah shooting someone.

Best Lines:

“Can I tell you a secret, but you can’t tell any of the other girls? Real ballerinas are tall.” – Chuck

“I’m not sure I’m able to receive calls, cause I never got one from you.” – Sarah

“Aces, Charles. You’re aces.” – Ellie

“I did it. I defused a real bomb! What if I was wrong?” – Chuck

“Don’t puke on the C-4.” – Casey

“Don’t freak out.” – Sarah

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Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 2 – Chuck Versus the Helicopter

Sarah Walker, Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 2 – Chuck Versus the Helicopter

Best Moments:

Chuck and Casey are running through the parking lot, appearing to be doing something important, and then Casey tackles the bad guy and Chuck has to stop him as it turns out it’s just a shop lifter.

The entire episode, Casey is making Chuck afraid of Sarah, while at the same time, Sarah is making Chuck afraid of Casey.

Casey has a story where Sarah worked with Bryce (Matt Bomer!) and since he was rogue, she might be rogue, too. Casey showing up stopped her from getting the intersect from Chuck, and just as his story is starting to sound plausible, the phone rings, but it’s neither of their phones. “NSA incinerator! Run!” Chuck shouts as they both run out of the car for cover. They stop and nothing happens. Casey is looking at Chuck likes he is an idiot, when all of a sudden…BOOM!

Casey shows up for the meet the girlfriend dinner. Casey and Sarah spend the entire meal giving each other looks of suspicion. Chuck just acts incredibly awkward.
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Important Moments:

It turns out that Dr. Zarnov, the episode’s villain, didn’t die in a car accident, but is actually evil. He kidnaps Sarah and they head to the Buy More for the big showdown of the episode, something all fans know is a regular occurrence, though in this episode it happens to just be Morgan, not Sarah, who has been kidnapped. Moving on…

In trying to save Sarah, Chuck manages to get kidnapped and then accidentally tranquilizes the pilot. A fight ensues and Chuck has to land the helicopter the doctor was trying to make his getaway in.

Chuck wears his dad’s suit to go to Bryce’s funeral.

General Beckman, Chuck, Sarah, and Casey’s government liaison, says the new intersect will be up and running in six months and then Casey would “do what you do best,” which is killing. Uh-oh!

Coolest Action Sequence/Chuck Accidentally Saves the Day:

Sarah and Casey fight in the Weinerlicious, and Sarah uses shishkabob sticks and a mop as a weapon, while Casey uses a plastic fork and a chair.

Best Lines:

“Our most valuable secrets have been sent to an idiot.” – General Beckman
“At least they weren’t sent to his friend.” – reply to General Beckman

“Oh my god! Is she okay?” – Chuck, responding to Casey telling him that Sarah tried to kill him.

“WAIT?” – Chuck, every five seconds after he has the flash about Sarah poisoning people at a dinner.

“I have a strong aversion to needles.” – Chuck
“Do it!” – Casey

“I laced my quiches with microbots.” – Casey
“You’re not kidding, are you?” – Chuck
“I don’t kid about quiche.” – Casey

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Supernatural Rewatch Recap – Season 4 – Episode 20 – The Rapture

Misha Collins, Castiel, Supernatural
Supernatural – Season 4 – Episode 20

The Rapture

Important Moments:

Sam is starting to show signs of addiction to demon blood, and is also demonstrating a reliance on it when he fights, which doesn’t work out so well.

Near the end of the fight with the demons that kidnapped Jimmy’s family, Sam has a knife and a demon, and he drinks a little blood from the neck of the demon to be able to use his powers. However, when he looks up, Dean and Castiel and just looking at him. Talk about looks of disappointment. Also, mixed with a little WTF?

Jimmy is dying, and Castiel will be possessing Claire instead. Castiel tells him to take him back and let Claire go, to which Castiel agrees. As Castiel is leaving, Dean asks him what he was going to tell him, and Castiel says that he learned his lesson, that he serves heaven, not man, and certainly not Dean. Continue reading

Supernatural Rewatch Recap – Season 4 – Episode 6 – Yellow Fever

Jensen Ackles, Dean Winchester, SupernaturalSupernatural – Season 4 – Episode 6

Yellow Fever

Plot Summary:

The episode opens with a funny scene that shows Dean is far from over the psychological trauma of going to Hell.
Jared Padalecki, Sam Winchester, Supernatural
Sam and Dean are in Colorado to investigate the deaths of people that should have been perfectly healthy dropping dead of seemingly natural causes. They ask the coroner to do an autopsy of a man that died of a heart attack. However, when the doctor opens him up, he finds that the man’s heart doesn’t have any blockages and looks healthy.

They talk to the Sheriff about the death of Frank, the man with the heart attack, and find that Frank was frightened of something before he died.
Jensen Ackles, Dean Winchester, Supernatural
As they are discussing the case, Dean shows his first sign of being jittery when he avoids teenagers that are just standing there, doing nothing. Then, when they are interviewing Mark Hutchence, Frank’s neighbor, Dean seems overly freaked out by the animals in the house, and not just the snake and spider, but also the frogs. Dean then freaks out when Sam opens the car door. As they are driving, even Dean realizes he’s acting weird, and then the EMF scanner goes off. Dean is causing it.
Jensen Ackles, Dean Winchester, Jared Padalecki, Sam Winchester, Supernatural
Dean wakes up with the same marks on his arm as the other dead people. Sam talks to Bobby and they figured out that Dean has ghost sickness. They figure out that to stop the ghost sickness, they have to kill the ghost that started it.
Jensen Ackles, Dean Winchester, Jared Padalecki, Sam Winchester, Supernatural
Dean starts having hallucinations and then coughs up a wood chip. The brothers go to an old abandoned lumber mill and find a wedding ring that turns out to belong to Frank, the dead guy from the first scene. Dean then finds a painting of Frank’s dead wife. When he picks it up, it turns on the saws, which freaks Dean out. Then Dean sees a man behind Sam. At the look on Dean’s face, Sam turns around. It is, unsurprisingly, a ghost. It comes after Sam, who shoots it. Dean, meanwhile, has already gone running from the lumber mill to the car, where he is downing bourbon.
Jensen Ackles, Dean Winchester, Supernatural
The brothers go to the Sheriff’s station and get the file for Luther Garlands, the ID Sam found at the lumber mill and presumably the ghost. After they leave, the camera cuts to the sheriff, frantically rubbing at his wrist. He also has ghost sickness.

The brothers go to visit Garland’s brother, who is living in an institution. He tells the Winchesters that Frank killed Luther Garlands after his wife, Jessie, went missing. He also tells the brothers that he used to hate Frank, but he doesn’t anymore because he just did it out of fear, which “spreads and spreads.”

Dean realizes that the scratches he has are road rash. Dean is experiencing Luther’s death in slow motion. Dean then proceeds to have an epic freakout.

Jared Padalecki, Sam Winchester, Supernatural
Bobby shows up to help Sam, while Dean is “home sick”. Dean is having hallucinations while Sam and Bobby try to scare the ghost to death, so to speak.
Jensen Ackles, Dean Winchester, Supernatural
The Sheriff shows up at the hotel room, freaking out with hallucinations of his own, and then dies right on the floor in front of Dean. Dean continues freaking out as Lilith shows up and tells him he’s going back to hell.

Jared Padalecki, Sam Winchester, Jim Beaver, Bobby Singer, Supernatural
Meanwhile, Sam and Bobby are enacting Sam’s plan, which is to get the chain around the ghost’s neck and for Bobby to drive as fast as he can, putting the ghost through his own death again, scaring him, and it works.

Story & Character Analysis:
Jensen Ackles, Dean Winchester, Jared Padalecki, Sam Winchester, Supernatural
This episode plays for laughs much more than usual, and that means a little less character development. However, there are still a few issues that arise.

Dean’s fears about Sam are personified in Dean’s hallucination of Sam as Yellow Eyes. This is emphasized at the end of the episode, when Dean is theoretically better and no longer infected by ghost sickness, and yet he briefly sees Sam’s eyes turn yellow.

Additionally, when Dean has a hallucination of Lilith at the end of the episode, she brings up his time in Hell, and it leaves the implication that Dean has a secret he isn’t telling Sam or Bobby.

Funny Moments:

The scary killer dog.

The scary killer dog.


Dean is running from a dog in terror. He passes a homeless man and warns him that the dog will kill him. Then the dog runs into the light and it’s a tiny cute dog with a bow on its head. Dean keeps running anyway, clearly still scared.

Jensen Ackles, Dean Winchester, Supernatural
Dean is basically comedic relief the entire episode. However, Dean’s ridiculous screaming at the cat in the locker is a highlight.

Impersonation of the Week:

Sam and Dean pose as F.B.I. agents.

Pop Culture references:

Aerosmith, Outbreak

State of the Week:

Colorado

Best Lines:

“I don’t like the looks of those teenagers down there. Let’s walk this way.” – Dean

“Wizard of Oz was on TV the other night, and he said that green bitch was totally out to get him.” – Mark Hutchence
“Anything else scare him?” – Sam
“Everything scared him. Al Qaeda, ferrets, artificial sweetener, those Pez dispensers with their dead little eyes. Lots of stuff.” – Mark Hutchence

“Am I haunted? AM I HAUNTED?” – Dean

“It’s ghost sickness.” – Sam
“Ghost sickness. No. [pause] I don’t even know what that is.” – Dean

“What are you doing waiting out here?” – Sam
“Our room’s on the fourth floor. It’s high.” – Dean

“I don’t wanna be a clue.” – Dean

“Oh, I’m not carrying that. It could go off. I’ll man the flashlight.” – Dean
“You do that.” – Sam

“We search out things that want to kill us! Or eat us! You know who does that? Crazy people! We are insane!” – Dean

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Jensen Ackles, Dean Winchester, Supernatural
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I love that you can hear the crew laughing!

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