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The Magnificent Seven
The idea seemed great on paper. It was supposed to be like the old western, which was gunslingers defending Mexican peasants against ruthless local bandits. Seven gunslingers in all. A character driven action film. Alright! The only problem is, when did any of that happen it this episode? The only character driven was Dean to some wild out of character moments. Sam actually walking in on Dean during...you know what and being squicked by it? He did know what Dean was doing in there, right?
When your episode is titled after a classic badass western, it might not be best to kick off the long anticipated and scary demon war with not so scary and mostly annoying demons then introduce equally annoying hunters that make you wish that both sides just wiped each other out and called it a draw. An improvement would have been a Yul Brynner look-alike showing up and killing everyone, but hey, there was Ruby. When Ruby actually turns out to be the highlight of the episode, something went seriously wrong.
Heaven and Hell
I take this from Cracked.com's hilarious summary of Supernatural season four, but itâ€™s so dead on accurate.
â€œ(Season four) actually gets pretty good, until Eric Kripke stumbles in drunk and presents an episode in which demons and angels fist-fight, and Dean fucks one of them to twinkly music.â€
They didnâ€™t even bring up grace in a bottle. I donâ€™t want to either. Kripke started it though, so here goes. â€œKnock knock. Whoâ€™s there? Grace. Grace who? Grace living in a tree in Kentucky until the big bad black angel put me into a tiny bottle and wore me around his neck until another angel broke the vial and sucked me up.â€ It does sound like a bad joke, doesnâ€™t it? Oh, it was, just like when that same big black angel thought he was being funny by taunting Dean for helping himself to some â€œangel food cake.â€ Yes, that was the sound of me joining Kripke at that bar.
As if we werenâ€™t bothered enough, there was always a naked Ruby being strapped to a table and tortured. Why oh why couldnâ€™t that have been Sam? Or how about the fact that we couldnâ€™t enjoy Deanâ€™s nakedness because he was banging the angel to twinkly music in the dark back seat of the Impala? By the time the angels and demons did start fist fighting, we had been all absurded out and had nothing left.