Supernatural’s season 13 mid-season finale, “The Bad Place”, was nothing less than mind-blowing, on multiple levels. First and foremost, the episode was intense. It wove together several stories, each focusing on a unique, well-written character who faced a crossroad in their life. Each person’s anguish at having to make difficult choices in crisis situations filled the hour with deep emotion – emotion that was transferred very effectively to the audience through fabulous acting and heart-pounding music. Season 13’s character creation has been truly impressive.
This episode titled “The Bad Place” begins with two people making out in an art studio. There’s a knock on the door and Jack is there. Apparently Disaster Artist is a dreamwalker. Come on, he so looks like Disaster Artist James Franco. Anyway, Jack is like yo, you walk in dream, here’s some money and hack the other world for me, okay? Franco is a poor artist so he’s like sure, man. Then there’s like some ritual that includes a really small hot tub. Franco enters the other world and wants back out but Jack hitches a mind ride and then appears to electrocute poor Franco with his devil juice.
Alright, I’m so happy to report that Supernatural has done it again. Whatever those special qualities are that makes our show such a wonderful trip; they’re all here. We have a gem of an episode that’s definitely delightful.
Things aren’t what they appear and trust is a tricky game: such were the lessons in this week’s episode of Supernatural. A reasonably well delivered episode, “The Scorpion and the Frog” had highs and lows and was certainly nothing quite like I expected going in.
That was cute! Supernatural’s “The Scorpion and the Frog” was the comedic repose before the intensity of Jack, Mary and the fate of the world hanging in the balance returns in next week’s mid-season finale. Written by Meredith Glynn, whose last episode “The Big Empty” was unanimously praised by The Winchester Family Business reviewers (and most fans from what I saw) is on a roll with popular, well written stories.
This week’s episode, “The Scorpion and the Frog,” begins in Cambridge, England at a museum where a young woman enters and breaks into a storage room. She rifles around in drawers filled with scrolls until she finds two that she’s looking for. A security guard tries to stop her but she opens her mouth and a demon flies out and goes into the guard. He brings the scrolls to a man and asks how Rock Me Asmodeus will reward them. The demon kills the guard and then calls Dean, saying he has something that Dean would be interested in.
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