12 February 2012

Review: Supernatural 7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie

Are we having fun yet? Clowns, Unicorns, Octovamp, Vamptapus, Dractopus, Deabiscuit the Impaler, Land Shark, Ballwasher and Slinky.. And the AWESOME opening title! Oh my!

I love Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie in a crazy sort of a way. A few minutes into the episode I tweeted that I loved this already! For those who know me, know that I love 24. So as you can imagine, I was having the biggest fangirl moment, screaming, jumping up and down, doing crazy dance when I saw the 24-like countdown clock. DEAN FRIGGIN WINCHESTER IS MY JACK FRIGGN BAUER. (Whatever that means…). I have no idea why the creative team would inject the 24 countdown clock but I LOVE it!

I love Sam's clown thing. I love how Dean made fun of Sam's fear of clown and I love how Dean comforted him by saying “Just know that 99.99 percent of all clowns can’t hurt you.” *roll eyes* (Sorry Sammy, but the 00.01 percent of clowns can beat the crap out of you. I love that Dean was unbelievably great with kids! Because he never treat them like kids, I think Dean treated them like equal and talked to them as if he was talking to little Sammy.

I love how Sam was having some serious fear of clowns and he wouldn't go anywhere near any clowns in any shapes or forms. I love Sam'd gone all Mystery Spot-y on interrogated the suspects. Holy Crap! Only Sam could interrogate the 3rd-Rock-from-the-Sun-Joseph-Gordon-Levitt-look-a-like Clif the Lion with a straight face like that! Sam couldn't wait to finish this job and get the hell away from clowns!

It's great to see the brothers working on a case like this. I certainly wasn't expecting this episode to be this funny. I think writers Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin really knocked it out of the park. I know I am not the biggest fan of their scripts, hey I have my reasons! But I think they've found a voice in this episode. The inappropriately funny dialogues, the story, the humor, the pop-culture references, Dabb and Loflin have not done one thing wrong here. They should stick to this type of episodes! Is it just me or do you see Dabb and Loflin can so write a Hangover-like episode for Supernatural? Keep up the good work guys!

This episode was directed by Mike Rohl, who directed some of my favourite episodes of Supernatural (such The Usual Suspects, Folsom Prison Blues, My Bloody Valentine and Appointment in Samarra) and of Smallville (such as Rabid, Arrow and Bizarro). I love his work! According to producer Jim Michaels on Twitter, the basement scene in this episode was shot underneath the stages used by Smallville for 10 years! I even love all the references around this episode! The pipes reminded me of Committed, where Lois was kidnapped and Clark went to save her (arh… what's wrong with this description…) Oh how much do I want Tom Welling or Eric Durance to be a guess star on Supernatural!

Back to the episode! I really really enjoy this episode. And the ending was perfect and the brotherly moment was gold! Seeing Dean laughing at Sam was hilarious! When was the last time we saw Dean laughing like this? Since he took Cas to the brothel?

What I love about season seven is that when Dean is in trouble, Sam is always there, more so than before. I know they are always there for each other no matter what. But I think Sam is really looking out for his big brother now! Dean is going through some tough time emotionally because of the death of close friends Bobby and Cas (*cough cough*). He is probably in a much worst state of mind now than in season three where he had some serious attitude issues in dealing with his demon deal and his own death, and in season four when he was emotionally damaged because of what he did in hell. Having gone through some tough crazy time himself, it's great, it's just great to see Sam looking out for Dean. And I love that about Sam. That's what family is all about, right!?

Next episode is going to be pretty intense. With the return of [SPOILER], it could only mean one thing -- poor Sammy! This guy can't have a break, can't he! Rapo Man is written by my hero Ben Edlund and directed by Thomas J.Wright. Here is the synopsis:

DOUBLE TROUBLE — Four years ago, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) helped a woman named Nora (guest star Nicole Oliver) exorcise a demon that was systematically killing women in a small town. They managed to save the postal worker, Jeffrey (guest star Russell Sams), while vanquishing the demon but now it seems the black-eyed monster has reared his ugly head and returned for a second helping. The brothers visit Jeffrey, who has been locked in a psych ward since the incident, to see if he can remember any of the demon’s plans while he was possessed.

I am going to find time to rewatch Mark Pellegrino on Lost this week.


  1. This was such a great fun ep Tiny!I really loved the tone of it and Dabb and Loflin did a great job. I haven't like their scripts at all this season, but this one was very sharp and did justice to the kind of work they did on A Weekend At Bobby's. I loved Dean laughing and I loved Sam letting him laugh and enjoying the moment too. The whole think was wonderful!
    Lovely review Tiny!!

    -Amy xx

  2. Great review hunny. I am scared for Sammeh...but this episode is on repeat::DDDDru

  3. such a fun eppie Tiny! loved it! and loved how you saw that Sam would be there for Dean. I saw reverse too that Dean showed he would be there for Sam...no matter what crap he is dealing with! so awesome. <3'd the brotherly moments. loved the fun. Just amazing!

  4. Supernatural season seven is just being so simply amazing. Loved your review Tiny.
    OK who is excited that we are dealing with Demons again?

  5. Thanks ladies :) It truly was a wonderful episode. It easily makes it to one of my favs this season!

    -tiny- xoxo


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