It's almost premiere time, and that means we're almost done with Carver episodes to review.  This is my last review for this series, and I'm ending with the zombie shoot-'em-up "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid."

  •     I enjoyed this teaser a lot, especially the cheeky nature documentary playing in the background that was really making fun of the trailer guy who got killed.  Amusing!
  •     I'm with Dean on the whole nickname thing, though.  If everyone gave themselves their own nickname, there would be a lot of "Queen Awesomesauce Dinosaur Riders" out there.
  •     JODY MILLS!!!  I love her.  I desperately hope she returns in season 8.

  •     And she sooooooo busts Sam, Dean, and Bobby.  Hilarious!
  •     She's also well within her rights to arrest them for impersonating federal agents, but I get the feeling from Jody that she's more inclined to look at the situation as a whole before reacting.  She uses her common sense instead of just being a hardass like some cops.
  •     How funny is it that a clean, soapy smell sets off Dean's alarm bells?  Which makes his Spidey sense tingle, so he stops at the cemetery and bingo!  He's right.
  •     I like how when Sam and Dean went to check out Clay's house, part was filmed from Clay's POV, and the camera ducks down to avoid being seen by Sam.  Classic horror move right there.
  •     Dean is SOOOOO confused when Sheriff Mills doesn't care that Clay is alive.  Then they're BOTH confused when they get arrested.

  •     "You're a zombie!" "I'm a taxpayer!" Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
  •     "So, what, the sheriff is on the take?" "Yeah. No. What, the zombies are paying her off?"
  •     Sam and Dean are adorably dumbstruck by Karen.

  •     I find it interesting that not only does Death reanimate people, he seems to put them back together bodily, too.  I mean, Clay should be pretty decomposed by now and not nearly so whole.  And Karen was cremated!
  •     I know Karen's a different actress than the one we first saw in Bobby's head, but I like this Karen.  She's sweet but not annoyingly so, and you can see how much she genuinely cares for Bobby.

  •     "Awesome.  Another horseman.  Must be Thursday."
  •     I always find it amusing when they talk about Sioux Falls being this tiny little place or whatever, or when Sam calls it a "podunk town."  153,888 people live there, according to the 2010 census!  That's not "podunk" to me at all!
  •     Jim Beaver just kills me in this episode!
  •     Dean is a very attractive lounger.

  •     I love it when Karen sneaks up on Dean in the junkyard.  Stealthy zombie!  My favorite part is that she jumps when he gasps, since she didn't mean to scare him.
  •     Bobby's pie-filled kitchen=Dean's heaven.
  •     The part with Sam and the gross zombie Ezra is SO DISGUSTING!  And Sam's line "yeah, I'm gonna regret this" is just perfect.

  •     I know Sam and Dean were just trying to look out for Bobby, but they weren't exactly tactful in their approach to the whole "sorry, but Karen's gonna turn and we're gonna have to kill her" thing.
  •     Bobby sure loves to chase Winchesters off his property at gunpoint!  First John, now Sam and Dean.
  •     Just when you thought the old woman zombie would be the most horrible thing in the episode, Carver gives us Jody's son Owen playing with his father's intestines.  Well played, Mr. Carver.  Well played indeed.

  •     Here's why Jody Mills is so awesome: husband's just been eviscerated by her zombie son, but she pulls it together and helps Sam get to the police station and then Bobby's place.  She'll freak out later, but she pushes mom/wife Jody aside and goes into sheriff mode.  Sam does an extremely smart thing, too, by continually calling her sheriff and making her focus on that.  It's subtle but important.
  •     The scene between Bobby and Karen where he has to put her down is the second-worst part of the episode, where worst=saddest.
  •     The zombie fight in the scrapyard is intense!

  •     For one brief moment when Dean and Bobby are fighting zombies in the house and they pan across the row of pies, I thought Dean might throw a pie in a zombie's face.  Anyone else think that?  Man, it's something I would have liked to see, though.
  •     The blood splatter on the camera is amazing!!

  •     "She was the love of my life.  How many times do I got to kill her?"  Saddest line of the episode right there.

  •     I did like the idea that the bad guys were trying to take out the Winchesters' resources and not just the two of them.  Strategically, it makes a lot of sense to do that.


And there we have it!  Zombies, Carver style.  I have to say, I liked that episode more this time around than I ever have before.  Not sure why, but I did.  And with that, my part in our Carver episode reviews is at an end.  Up next, Alice reviews Carver's last effort before this season, "Point of No Return."  Thanks for reading, everyone, and I look forward to seeing you all in season 8!  Not literally since you're not on the show, but in the comments area!  I write a really quick review after each episode called "Let's Speculate," so be sure and check that out.  It's posted a few hours after the episode airs on the East Coast of the U.S.