Hello, friends. Welcome to the thoughts I have while in the prop room.  

Let’s talk about foil.

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Then:  Flashbacks include Rowena, the huge book of spells, Lucifer killing her, Michael taking Lucifer's grace in Alt World, Cas, Lucifer, and Asmodeus.  We also get a little glimpse of Scooby Doo on the TV.

What we know about Supernatural Season 13 episode 12.

Let's try a little something different...

Now that’s more like the Supernatural that I love.  I received lots of tingles of nostalgia and pleasure (the innocent kind, of course) as I watched this tale. 

“This ends one way for us Dean.  It ends Bloody…It ends bad.”  
Huh, go figure. While I was engrossed with the whole hour of “Breakdown” and happy that I got a watchable episode of “Supernatural” (first in a few months anyway), it’s that closing scene that still rings in my mind.  I just can’t those words get out of my head.  Sure, Sam’s sudden depression seems like it’s out of left field, but this is the Sam we should have gotten years ago.  This is the Sam that’s been lurking in the shadows, dying to come out.  Why?  Just look at everything this guy has been through.  It’s been a wonder why he isn’t depressed.  
I’m taking a different approach to the review this week.  It’s going to be a little review, a lot of Sam Winchester meta analysis.  After all, we have a whole history of Sam and Dean and their “mood swings” but Sam’s latest turn is a little more significant than you think.  it’s been a long time coming and come next week, it might not stick, so I want to savor this moment for as long as I can. 

The Morning After

Let me get this out of way right away – I HATE horror!! “Breakdown” was the creepiest, scariest, most disturbing, gruesome episode that Supernatural has aired since… well, season 12’s “American Nightmare”, which was also written by Davy Perez. That guy really knows how to write horror! When I talked with him as San Diego Comic Con I respectfully told him I would never watch that episode again because it was so distressing. He just grinned and said, “Well then I did my job!”

What made this episode so much more upsetting than the rest of the 250 plus hours of monsters we’ve endured on Supernatural? Monsters are imaginary, this horror was real.