Warning! If you haven't seen "Party On, Garth" yet, read no further! There will be a huge spoiler in this article! HUGE, I say!
Okay, if you're still reading, I'll assume you've seen the episode, and you're also really excited about BOBBY!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!
Yeah, I'm super psyched he's back. Well, as long as he doesn't end up a vengeful spirit, I'm super psyched he's back. Huge, gigantic props to the cast, crew, the CW, everyone involved for not letting that leak because it was so worth the surprise. And Bobby being the ghost totally ruined this theory I had, but I'm so okay with it. And for kicks, I'm going to tell you what that theory was because I think it was kind of cool, and because this is my article, I can do it! Yeah! Article dictatorship! Come see the violence inherent in the system! Help, help, I'm being repressed!
The Ghost Bobby Alternative Theory
Okay, so, last week, Jim Michaels Tweeted that the ghost wasn't Bobby, and that got me thinking about who it could be instead, because it seemed clear that SOMEONE was trying to help Dean out. So I thought maybe it was Michael. Yes, THE Michael. My theory went something like this: when Cass went to the cage to get Sam out, he somehow opened a link between Lucifer and his vessel. Since Sam already said yes to Lucifer, Lucifer was able to manifest himself to Sam and torture him. He wasn't able to reclaim Sam as a vessel because it was just a link to Lucifer, not the real deal. In addition, Cass also opened a link between Michael and his vessel, Dean. But since Dean never said yes to Michael, never fulfilled his vessel potential, Michael wasn't able to manifest himself to Dean. He could only circle Dean like a ghost, and he focused his energies on helping Dean however he could in the hopes of getting into his good graces, maybe convincing him to say yes. Dean says yes, Michael takes out the Leviathans. Of course, that's been squashed now, but what do you think?
Welcome Home, Bobby
Seriously, I'm so happy he's back. The show just isn't the same without Bobby. But now the question is, what's next for Bobby? He definitely saw more of Dick Roman's plans than he was able to pass on to Sam and Dean, so hopefully he'll be able to do that. Oh, and judging by the preview for the next new episode (not airing till April 20th, damn it!) the boys will actually be able to see him next episode, so I'm looking forward to hearing why Bobby couldn't respond to any of Sam's summonings. Is he tethered to the flask and can only go so far away from it, hence why he couldn't answer Sam when Dean wasn't around? Here's how I hope their meeting plays out next episode: "You can see me?" *hugs all around* "A talking board? Ya idjit."
So what's next for Bobby? I think he's got a big role to play in stopping the Leviathans, for starters. I mean, he can probably see all sorts of stuff humans can. Dean could just drop off the flask in Dick Roman's office, and presto! Inside information! I also have a feeling that Bobby might be able to help with the Hallucifer situation, too, but I'm not sure how yet. I guess he knows Cass is back if he's been following Dean around, so maybe he's going to help look into things on that front.
Aside from the huge Bobby reveal, that was a solid, fun episode. Let's move on to some highlights, shall we?
Bits and Pieces
I really liked Garth the first time around, so I was happy to see him again. DJ Qualls was great, and really fun. Garth!
Drunk Dean spitting out that liquor was really funny. I laughed. A lot.
Mr. Fizzles, master interrogator.
So, Meg is reporting to Dean, huh? I wonder how accurate those are. And as a former Lucifer supporter, who's to say she's not helping him torture Cass?
Trying to contact Bobby behind Dean's back was actually kind of smart of Sam. He knew Dean wouldn't be objective about the whole thing. Hell, even I wouldn't have been objective about the whole thing. His question to Dean about whether he could even get drunk anymore was rough, though, wasn't it? Valid, but passive-aggressive.
Going to a sushi chef for help with the Japanese translation and sword blessing was really resourceful. Of course, Bobby would have been able to do that! Bobby!
Using "Garth" as a verb was great. "I Garthed her!" Yeah, I bet you did!
Garth, while sweet, is not exactly the best hunter ever. I bet he's still alive because all the ghosts and spirits are like, "Rawr! I'm going to kill you! Except you're kind of adorable. Aw, look at that widdle Garth. What a cutie. I just can't be mad at you. Here, let's be friends." And then Garth casually kills them.
Okay, well, we've got some time to kill before the next episode, unfortunately. But what did you think of this one? What about my crazy Michael theory? Wouldn't that have been something to see? Who else is super happy that Bobby is back?