Warning!!!!  If you haven't seen the latest episode of "Supernatural," do not read this!  There is going to be plot-based speculation about Sam's actions and possible motivations behind them.  You've been officially warned!

I’m going to love doing this recap.  It’s a feel good episode!  I haven’t done one of these in so long.  There are lots of shout outs to prior episodes, so let’s see if I get them all.  Plus it's the directorial debut of Jensen Ackles, so I'll be throwing in a few directors critiques here and there.  I normally do that anyway, but this time its more special. 
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Avid 'Supernatural' fans are certain to remember the names Ed Zeddmore and Harry Spangler, the very reckless amateur ghost hunters wonderfully depicted by A.J. Buckley and Travis Wester.  They are a very different demon-hunting dynamic duo than the brave and savvy Winchester brothers, and founders of the ill-advised paranormal investigation team, the Ghostfacers.  Besides appearing in SPN episodes, AJ and Travis also launch their very own Webseries, Ghostfacers, on Cwtv.com April 15 of this year, to coincide with the SPN series' landmark 100th episode.  They wrote and direct all 10 of the webisodes, which was extremely apropos since the original "Supernatural" episodes were largely improvised. 
We're trying something new this week.  Sablegreen has been running spoiler recaps on the Spoilers Page for the upcoming episode, so we figured it would be great if we moved them to the discussion article and opened it up for both spoiler speculation and episode discussion.  It's something we're going to do every Thursday.  Up first, this week's Vampire spoof, "Live Free and Twi-Hard" (Episode 6.05). 
 

In this episode the boys fight vampires who actually come out during the day.   In case you’re not already aware, Dean is going to turn into a vampire and become a big threat to everyone, including Ben and Lisa.  Jensen said in his Q&A at the Chicago con that this was a hilarious episode (sans ‘glitter’), however, some of the previews have been more on the serious side….but a healthy balance of comedy and drama is always welcome. It’s certainly not something the show hasn’t pulled off before, and very successfully I might add. (For me, I’m hoping it’s heavier on the comic side…. still basking in the warmth of ‘Weekend at Bobby’s’. :-))
 
Sam and Dean encounter a band of blood-suckers modeling themselves on Edward Cullen and co. The fun comes to an abrupt end when Dean is attacked and transformed into a vampire. The episode will take shots at a lot of popular vampire groups, including those who sparkle, and in an interview with Executive Producer Sera Gamble talked about spoofing these vampires.  
 
“I don’t think there’s currently a [Vampire Diaries] mention in the episode.” She continues, “But part of the thing is finding a balance between, say, [showing] a poster from the actual show and having Sam and Dean really speak their minds. We don’t want to offend.”
 
Besides, Gamble insists that mockery is the sincerest form of flattery. “I think The Vampire Diaries is a really good show,” she insists. “And I’ve seen all the Twilight movies. I’m certainly not coming at this from a place of feeling superior to them. I have great respect.”
 
The official synopsis: After a group of young girls go missing; Sam and Dean realize that a group of vampires have taken up residence in the small town. After a fight with two of the blood-suckers, Dean is bitten and turns into a vampire... Samuel (guest star Mitch Pileggi) tells Dean he can change him back but he’ll have to get the blood of the vampire who turned him. Dean infiltrates the nest and runs into the Alpha. 
 
Directed by Jan Eliasburg, it was written by Brett Matthews. A little trivia about Brent Matthews: he co-wrote the comic miniseries "Those Left Behind", which bridged the gap between the TV series, Firefly, and its feature film follow up, Serenity… some of the greatest SYFY adventures ever. 
 
The supporting cast (IMDB) includes (in credits order):
 
 
Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles
>Dean WinchesterCindy Sampson Lisa Braeden Mitch Pileggi Samuel Campbell Elise Gatien Kirsten Gregory Fawcett Kristen's FatherChad Cole Driver Julia Rhodes Vampire Girl

For photo stills of the episode, click here.   Preview clips can be found on WFB here.

Canada’s Space channel has released another trailer and preview clip, which features many new scenes as well as lead-in scenes from the other clips already posted.  For those clips,

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So, looks like we have another AWESOME episode on the horizon. Question is how much ‘awesome’ can they pack in 42 mins? Lots I hope!!!
 
Happy viewing everyone!  Make sure to come back here after the episode has aired and tell us what you think! 

 


I'm here to set the record straight about why I dislike the Charger so much and open the floor for a nice, friendly debate about the pros and cons of the car.


For a few years now I have followed your life, and every time I encountered a glimpse of how you live, how you love, why you pain… it moved me to the core and made me love you. No, don’t be embarrassed. You don’t seem to notice right away that ladies might be drawn to you, which is not the worst thing, actually. 
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Re-live some fond memories of your pleasant Weekend At Bobby's.  You idgit.

Sure, ratings for “Supernatural” became irrelevant somewhere around the middle part of season four, but some dorks like me adore tracking them anyway. It kills a good afternoon at work. Relevant or not though, ratings are tracked, press releases are still done when they’re good, and even though they’re nothing more than a PR tool anymore, ratings bring attention to a show. Especially ones on a cut rate network. 

Monday, Monday, it must be clip time...  Okay, bad parody.  Yes, new episode on Friday, new clips on Monday.  This one is going to be interesting.  They're taking on the Twilight culture.  Here's a sample!  As usual, videos courtesty of The CW.