3. Mannequin 3: The Reckoning
Yes, I’m even placing this one worst than season one “bad” favorite “Route 666.” Why? For one, crap like this in season six is unforgivable. Maybe because I always hold total resentment for an episode that takes a breathtaking cliffhanger from the episode prior and conveniently sweeps it under the rug within the first minute (I’m talking to you “The Girl Next Door”).
Killer mannequins. Oh, oh, I’m hiding under the bed in total fear. Did we not learn anything from “Playthings?” Honest, it wasn’t really just that. The scenes were long and drawn out, they moved at the pace of a snail, they were boring and followed a script writing 101 formula. The tools in the factory deserved to die, and oh yeah, Sam and Dean were working a case apart in routine fashion even though Sam’s wall in his head had the strength at this point of tissue paper.
I honestly didn’t mind the scenes with Dean, Lisa and Ben. Those were a well done to me. My big beef with that was the timing. It was slamming in closure for Dean in the middle of a throwaway episode just because they didn’t know when else they could do it. It really didn’t flow or fit with any of the circumstances they were facing. It just felt off.
The episode in the end was a total bummer. The entire case ended up being pointless. Why did Isabel have to die? Especially in the way she did, by total freak coincidence. Dean’s sad that Ben and Lisa are gone, both are sad because they came out of the whole thing without a win, and I’m ready to slit my wrists from this massive disappointment after the stunning (and still one of my personal favorites) episode before it. Then brilliant “The French Mistake” came next, further accenting the all over the map plotting that plagued season six. I’m pretending this one never existed.
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