Warning! If you haven't seen "The Girl With The Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo," read no further! There will be spoilers from here on in.
Holy fast-paced episode, Batman! That was super fun. Kudos to the writer, Robbie Thompson, and to director John MacCarthy for a brilliant directorial debut. With the pleasantries aside, let's just jump right in, shall we?
The Big Leviathan Plan
So, the plan is to make people into a sustainable, healthy, fat, happy food source for the Leviathans. A lot of you thought that might be the case way back in "Out With The Old" when we found out they were trying to cure cancer. So high five to everyone who had it right! The question now is what to do about it. I bet that company in the fake TV ad, SucroCorp, will play a part yet. I'm thinking it's the distribution company for the turducken goo, like the main corporation all the other food companies are under. Now we just need to find Bradey and kill him before he can spread the virus. Oh, oops, wrong plotline! Seriously, though, Brady can come back so Sam can kill him again because he was the worst. But I kind of don't want them to actually kill Dick Roman because he is fabulous. Yeah, I know he's a horrible monster, but he's just so damn amusing! I think the auditions for that part were just, "who can act the smuggiest? Go!" I love that he recognized there's something inherent in humans that you just can't clone, and it drives him absolutely bonkers. He wants all people to suck, but some of them are just too charming or special or amazing to duplicate, and he begrudgingly admires and likes them.
I'm worried about Bobby! The more he's around Dick Roman, the more he's going to go vengeful. Sam's totally right to be worried about the consequences of Bobby's actions right now. I know Dean wants to believe that Bobby can control himself, and I want to believe, too, but they have to have a contingency plan. If Cass' actions taught them nothing, it's hope for the best, plan for the worst. At least, I HOPE they learned that lesson.
What's In the Clay?
Okay, here's my crazy theory for the week: in that clay is a tablet on how to summon Mithra. Who is Mithra, you might ask? Well, he's a super important figure in the Persian religion Zoroastrianism. He even had his own religion before Zoroastrianism adopted him. And since they specifically stated that the clay was from Iran, which is modern-day Persia, I hope they branch out the mythology and use something from the Ancient Near East. Anyway, as Wikipedia says, Mithra is the divinity of covenant and oath, and is undeceivable, infallible, eternally watchful, and never-resting. He's also the protector of cattle (aka humans in Leviathan terms) and is the guardian of the waters. So I'm thinking they can use the tablet to summon Mithra, make a contract with him, and then he won't rest until he's killed off all the Leviathans.
Bits and Pieces
How flipping awesome was Felicia Day? She was great. I really want her to come back again because her character was just so much fun.
Loved all the geek references in the episode tonight.
Slave Leia riding a 20-sided die? Best tattoo ever. That's so ridiculous.
Charlie needs to get a better replica Sting. I have one, and it's really solid. No way it's breaking! I also have a replica Anduril and Aragorn's elven knife, and let me tell you, the Anduril is one badass sword.
Re: the preview, when Cass says, "I'm sorry, Dean," you just know shit's going down.
Okay, that's all I have for now because I think I need a rewatch to process properly. That was a fast episode! What did you all think?