Thoughts on "Hammer of the Gods"
Going into this episode, I thought it'd be light-hearted and funny. I didn't read the descriptions but I did see the preview clip. Little did I know that Lucifer and the Trickster would be returning and thus overshadowing the humour with drama and emotion. At first, when Changing Channels was in the Then segment, the idea that the episode would be amusing was reinforced - until Mark Pelligrino's name flashed across the screen in the opening credits. Lucifer is not a funny guy.
The opening teaser was a fabulous throw-back to the old MOTW episodes of Supernatural - dilapidated location, innocent dude with a flashlight, creepy man in suit, blood slashed against the walls. The "elys" which was visible alluded to the gods/goddesses storyline that would arise and I was delighted when it was Elysian Fields (as I predicted to my mother and then we argued over pronunciation of the word) and then I was surprised that Sam didn't catch on - him being a walking encyclopaedia of weird after all. The Elysian Fields, of course, being heavily present in various mythologies as the resting place of the souls of warriors or a number of variations there in. Undoubtedly I'm reading too much into the name, but it does seem fitting that Sam and Dean are in Elysian Fields at one point or another- them being warriors of light and virtue.
I didn't mind the pagan gods and in fact, I wondered many, many episodes ago about creatures such as these and their reaction to the apocalypse. I agree that the gods seemed easily destroyed, but I wonder if power isn't directly proportionate to their following? Considering that the other two types of pagan gods we've encountered in Supernatural have been killed by Sam and Dean "mere mortal" Winchester, and given that at the time they were killed their biggest complaints were the lack of worship they'd received over the last centuries, this seems plausible. Also, perhaps their surrender of the planet to the Christian God (in Supernatural mythology anyways) rendered them lesser beings. Or maybe angels just kick ass, period. Hard to say.
“Are You There God, It's Me, Dean Winchester”
--Robin's Rambles by Robin Vogel
 
A hunter named Olivia lies sleeping on her sofa. Her TV, tuned to the Three Stooges, goes haywire, and she quickly realizes she has a ghost problem via her EMF meter and her own frosty breath. Despite quickly laying down a salt line, grabbing a gun and apologizing to the male ghost who gazes malevolently at her, a female ghost appears, reaches inside her body and brutally kills her. Bobby was calling her on the phone, but she was too busy trying to defend herself to answer.
 
Bobby's house - Sam and Dean are arguing about Castiel, Dean insisting, "I was NOT groped by an angel. Wouldn't a hunter have seen one?" "You just did," points out Sam. Dean prefers a theory with a little less fairy dust on it--he won't believe they're dealing with an angel of the Lord just because Castiel says he is one. Bobby calls the two "chuckle-heads" over to see something. He has books of lore that state ONLY an angel can lift a soul from the "hot box." Sam,thrilled, suggest "Maybe you were saved by one of the good guys!" "Then there's a God?" concludes Dean. "Vegas money's on yes," answers Bobby. Dean doesn't take this as proof that there's a God who "gives a crap about me, personally?--I don't buy it." Sure, he's saved people, dissed chicks, stolen, but he's just a regular guy. Apparently, says Sam, a regular guy God cares about. This creeps Dean out; he doesn't like being singled out at birthday parties, much less this. God wants you to strap on your party hat, says Sam. Bobby hands Dean a giant stack of books about angels to peruse. Dean orders Sam, "get me some pie!"
Okay, here we go with the Ghostfacers webisode 2 recap.  I'm just going to jump right into this; no introduction necessary!  This episode was shorter than the first, clocking in at a brief 2 minutes and 45 seconds.  This webisode opens with a shot of the new team set to a snippet of the Ghostfacers theme song, then cuts to...


I just got a new clip from Thursday's upcoming episode, "The Devil You Know."  It's got some really good Sammy angst and a crushing reveal for him.  So be warned if you're avoiding spoilers!
This is for my friend Jenniffer, who has been oh so patient in letting me get this done.  A lot has been going on in the last month.  Jenniffer is my longest and one of my best online friends.  She's the only one that followed me from another fandom and I'm so thrilled to have introduced her to this show.  She's a major Castiel fan, so hopefully this gives the angel the credit he deserves.

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So, if you were a being with impressive powers over inferior beings, those powers might as well be used to their coolest advantage, right?   If one thing’s a given about our blue-eyed angel, his stealth like appearances creating a fascinating mystique to his character, one that has plenty of us either pumping our fists or just plain drooling. He’s the obedient angel that had no idea what he was in for when he was assigned to rescue from Hell a human by the name of Dean Winchester.

In this homage to this angel in a trench coat, I’m recalling all those wonderful entrances that make him so loved. 

Lazarus Rising

Yes, we’ve brought this one up countless times. Many fans have brought up the fact (including to Misha himself) that this is the greatest introduction to a new character ever. How could it not be? Dean and Bobby brazenly decide to summon whatever being it is they’re up against. The wind blows, rafters jiggle, and the doors bust wide open. Enter the stoic man in a suit and trench coat, that’s so powerful the lightbulbs bust as he walks by. He isn’t stopped by gunshots, and Ruby’s demon killing knife has no effect either. So what is he?

“I am an angel of the Lord,” he tells Dean matter-of-factly. He has the dark badass angel wings to prove it! It isn’t just the bombshell that angels are walking the earth for the first time in 2,000 years. It’s his ultimate fascination over Dean’s reaction to seeing an angel and his complete lack of faith. Castiel had no idea at that point where his relationship with Dean would take him, for humans end up being the most challenging beings he’s ever faced. He gets the perfect closing too! â€œBecause God commanded it. Because we have work for you.” Hell yeah!


 

 

100! 100 episodes! Now I could get all nostalgic and say I've been there every Thursday (or Tuesday in early season one), but honestly, the first live episode I saw was "Fresh Blood," which was episode 51. I'll tell ya though, it's been an amazing and gut wrenching 49 live episodes for me! Like this one. I'm taking on the impossible challenge of trying to recap it and not lose my emotional stability. Let's see if it works.

First scene and its Zachariah's time in the spotlight. In other words, he's going to be a total dick. This scene BTW has Ben Edlund's influence all over it. So either Jeremy Carver was doing his best Ben Edlund impersonation or the two wrote this scene together. Maybe someday I'll find out. I'm hoping this will be an episode with audio commentary on the DVD. Which is available for presale BTW. Check out the link for it on the site. 

A middle aged man is feeding money into an old-jukebox, 1970's variety. It looks like one where it's playing actual albums as opposed to the retro looking ones playing CDs. The music comes on and thanks to supernaturalwiki.com for letting me know that it's Kay Starr – "The Man Upstairs." The man sits next to Zachariah at a bar, whose downing a whiskey and speculates Zachariah has gotten a pink slip. Zack confirms this, even though his situation is kind of twisted. "It takes one to know one," the man says. You know, they're not pink slips anymore. They're cruel meetings planned by HR on Tuesdays, usually in the afternoon after you've gotten in a full day of unsuspecting work. Then you're handed a folder with severance papers and a "don't let the door hit you," attitude. Pink slips used to be far more humane. Sorry, am I projecting much?

Open Supernatural Couch after Hammer of The Gods
 
Or
Your friendly neighbourhood therapist on the verge of a nervous breakdown – wanna join?
 
 
The last episode Hammer of The Gods was not one of the most heartbreaking ones of our favourite show. I was not a complete basket case as I had been after watching e.g. Abandon All Hope or The End.
 
As I finished watching, about 7.45 am Friday morning, shortly before I had to go to work (everyone who had watched the episode on Thursday night was peacefully asleep, I assume, as it was your dead of night), our site was not yet active in terms of people who wanted to talk about it. So I made the mistake of taking a look at a promo of the follow-up episode Thursday next and ever since I was hardly able to concentrate. It seems like all the loose ends are going to be connected now, and it scares the living hell out of me.
 
Who would have thought – speaking of hell – Lucifer could smite gods like swatting a fly? Just like that? Angel versus pagan gods… How is that possible? Is a Judeo-Christian figure supposed to be more powerful than the other religions, ‘who were here first’ to quote Kali? Good question there, dark goddess, but unfortunately in this episode Lucifer was indeed the more vigorous one. He might just be the embodiment of all the dark forces of every belief.
 
“Hammer of the Gods”
--Robin's Rambles by Robin Vogel
 
Poor cop--I wonder what he was doing there, anyway? Weird goings-on to investigate? Why didn't any of his fellow officers follow up? Why did the tulip come back to life? Why do gods eat people, anyway? That's not nice!
 
The gods fight like children, are full of many ugly human frailties--vanity, foolishness, violence, cannibalism, cruelty, bullying, mine-is-bigger-than-yours, etc. It was really quite unattractive to watch! Gabriel shows up, surprised to see the Winchesters, and worried, since they know who he really is. Indeed, Dean threatens to out him if he doesn't help them free the hotel guests who are locked up as future meals.
Happy episode day!!!  Only four left, and this one is definitely a puzzle.  The preview for "Hammer of The Gods" makes it sound like a quirky tale of the cannibalistic version of the Hotel California.  The one clip we got too also seems to show the lighter side.  However, at the bottom is the description courtesy of The CW.  It doesn't sound so lighthearted.  One of our favorite people is back!!!  No looking if you don't want to be spoiled.  So enjoy with your open minds and come right back here when it's all done to tell us what you think!!

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Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are kidnapped by a group of gods, including Kali (guest star Rekha Sharma), Ganesh (guest star Keith Blackman Dallas) and Bladur (guest star Adam Croasdell) and held hostage in a small hotel. The gods want to use Sam and Dean as bargaining chips to stop the Apocalypse, but Gabriel (guest star Richard Speight, Jr.) shows up and warns them that if Lucifer finds them he will kill them all. Unfortunately, one of the gods turns on the rest and Lucifer appears.


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BTW, I've been hearing some really amazing things about the final three episodes, especially the one next week.  All I was told is that from this point forward, it's going to be a turbulent ride.  Yay us!!!