Page 1 of 6Everybody brace yourself - here comes one of those episodes that even in retrospect, no matter how many times you see it, read about it or talk about it - it takes a deep breath and some mental preparedness before you dive in. Even this recap, written in the emotional wreckage that was the aftermath of 4x16, had to be divvied into two pieces. So if you’re ready, here they are again for this week’s Hiatus Hunting feature:
Hiatus Hunting: Season Four, Episode Sixteen: On The Head of A Pin
Recap by Alice [Originally Published March 25 & 26, 2009]
Man, why does this show keep doing this to me? Thursday at 10:00 comes around anymore and I’m a jittery mess, going back to the TiVo for a rewatch. This one earned a third re-watch, then one the next day and I think I’m up to number ten now. I lost count around seven.
This episode is even more action packed than the last one, and that was huge. As a matter of fact, with the exception of “Mystery Spot” and “A Very Supernatural Christmas,” no episode is more crammed with details in the entire series. As a result, I even have to break this recap into two parts. It’s that long. Things are intense from the opening teaser, so let’s get started.