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Thoughts on Supernatural 12.17: The British Invasion

This was a mixed bag of emotions and events leaving "The British Invasion" to rank somewhere in the middle as an episode. While there were some interesting new pieces of information and scenes about characters including the BMoL, and some fine humour from Lucifer, a collection of, well, near-ridiculousness (unintended, presumably) were a bit too much in this viewer's opinion. So, let’s take a look.

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Threads: Supernatural 12.17 "The British Invasion"

The Morning After

In the WFB writing team’s “Impressions of Supernatural Season 12” discussion a few weeks ago, I categorized the show this year as “mysterious and surprising”. True to form, episode 12.17 “British Invasion” was full of surprises. Some of the unexpected events and revelations were surprises to the characters, while others shocked the viewers.

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Alice's Review: Supernatural 12.17 - "The British Invasion" aka Haven't We Learned From the Stynes?

What the hell?  What in the world was that?  How did anyone think that tone deaf hour would pass as…
 
(Deep breaths…High road, High road…)
 
Okay, let’s try again.  How do I put this mildly?  “The British Invasion” was bitterly disappointing.   I, like most fans, have various reactions after watching a “Supernatural” episode.  Back in the earlier seasons, I couldn’t wait to watch the episodes again.  That rarely happens anymore.  This season has ranged from “not bad” to “meh” to “WTF WHERE THEY THINKING????”  After “The British Invasion,” my reaction was the latter coupled with, “Why do I even bother???”  
 
But let’s focus on the positive first, shall we?  Welcome back Shoshannah Stern.  It’s nice to see Sam and Dean reach out to their hunter network and Eileen…well…isn’t she like the only one still alive?  Doesn’t matter, because she’s awesome.  Aww, she and Sammy have a little crush going.  Isn’t Sammy cute when he gets to play shy school boy?  And Dean gets to be sick about it.  Big brothers for the win!  Eileen was the catalyst of the story, not because she was smart and awesome and helped them find Kelly Kline, but because she accidentally shot the British Men of Letters tool with the colt.  Now the BMOL want her dead.  Really?  I was thinking the only reason she’s marked for death is because they’re setting her up to be a Sam love interest.  Can you see that, those two getting romantic and then she dies tragically in Sam’s arms?  Then Sam in his grief goes after the BMOL.  Actually, that’s about the only outcome I see.  Sam isn’t allowed to have happiness and everyone is supposed to die according to the writers “code”.  They’ll promote it as one of those spectacular, “shocking” deaths that we didn't see coming and means something.  Man, that just took the wind right out of the sails of this story line, didn’t it?  

Let's Speculate: Supernatural 12.17 "The British Invasion"

This week’s episode, “The British Invasion,” written by Ross-Leming and Buckner begins with a cold open set in London at the Kendricks Academy where two young boys are meeting with a schoolmaster. She requires them to fight to the death in order to get into the Men of Letters. We see the victor is Michael, whom we know as Mick, who wakes up from his memory in the bunker.

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Memorable Moments: Supernatural 12.09 "First Blood"

Welcome back to the "Memorable Moments" series! Once again, I put together a list of what I felt were the best and most memorable moments from a Supernatural episode. This edition features 12.09 "First Blood". The list varies from episode to episode depending on what has transpired.  I hope you enjoy my visual review! When you're finished, share what your picks would be!

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Alice's Review: Supernatural 12.16, "Ladies Drink Free" aka Where's My Pool Scene?

 
So, a funny thing happen on the way to watching my DVR recording of “Supernatural” on Thursday.  Everyone was pixelated, choppy, and talking in really strange voices.  I swear it was possessed.  Granted that actually improved the character of Claire for me, but that’s not the point (I’m kidding!). Bottom line, I couldn’t watch until it was available on CWTV.com the next day, and given my weekend plans I couldn’t watch until Sunday.  
 
What did I think?  Maybe it was my mood after a good weekend, but I didn’t think it was half bad.  Even the hubby, who pretty much thinks all of it is crap these days, thought it was one of the better installments.  No, “Ladies Drink Free” wasn’t a series classic, but as filler goes, it was watchable.