Only three episodes left in the season and the writers have only just introduced some interesting, new, heavy hitters to the game: The Stein Family, although, we had already been introduced to the idea of a Grand Coven with the introduction of Rowena.
Tonight, I’m very excited because we get the whole gang. Charlie, Rowena, Castiel, and Crowley and what will be the most fun is seeing all these characters, who’ve mostly never met before, interacting with each other.
C’mon writers! I expect to see a lot of juicy stuff, tonight. If we’re good then the next two episodes will go in all our top ten lists, for this season.
A pretty young woman, another redhead, volunteers for a research study of eyesight and gets her throat cut and eyes stolen, instead. Her killer jumps out of a third story window and survives.
Sam berates Rowena for not living up to their bargain. She’s having no luck and says she needs another book to decode her book.
The eye-knapper, who I’m going to call The Stein from this point forward, is being chastised by his family for leaving a witness. His excuse is that his brother died and he can’t seem to control himself. He gets demoted and given the task of hunting the Winchesters, who murdered his brother. One of the other brothers is tasked with finding Charlie, who is still magically cloaked, I’m guessing.
Sam is as bad a liar as Dean ,who suspects Sam is up to something, just not what. Dean has been investigating The Steins and tells Sam their next case is the woman whose eyes were taken.
Charlie calls the Bunker, The Death Star. That’s hilarious to me.
Sam meets with her, so she can work with Rowena to decode their books. Charlie expresses exactly my feeling when it comes to the brothers lying to each other. Again! This is exactly the kind of shit that got the demons released from Hell and landed Sam in Hell himself. Sam’s whole idea that Dean has given up and Sam must protect him at any cost. He’s doing all the same things he did before but with a witch instead of a demon, I guess.
They keep making bad deals to keep each other alive and someone else pays the price. Now, Sam is in the same position Dean was in, during season nine, with Gadreel.
I wonder what fresh Hell will be unleashed at the end of this season because of the crap he’s pulling now.
Rowena’s and Charlie’s first meeting is not going well. When Castiel walks in, we have a grand trifecta of awesome. He does not want to be there, either. Rowena is hilarious and they all yell at Sam for lying to Dean and going behind his back. But since he manages to talk everyone into going along with him, they are, now, all complicit in his lying.
Demons interrupt Crowley’s torture session to bring him the news that his Mum is missing. Now the search for Rowena begins.
Sam and Dean, in their best suits, investigate the killing and watch videos. They notice the Stein tattoo.Cas calls while they’re detectiving and Sam lies to Dean about that too. One of the Steins shows up the very moment they leave and kills the man who rented the office.
Castiel cracks jokes about blood sugar and brings pork rinds. Good job Cas! Rowena explains, to cure one curse, another has to be inflicted. Rowena, in an attempt to manipulate Charlie, gives her a good reading. She tells Charlie that her devotion to the Winchesters will get her killed. Sadly, she’s probably right.
So, they may find a cure for Dean, but something worse might happen, in place of The MoC.
Sam and Dean discuss the case. Dean still thinks the book has been destroyed, while Sam deflects the conversation. They’re being followed by The Stein. Every time Sam lies I just wince. The writers are really laying it on thick and sooner or later that shit is going to come to a head. But this is Leming -Ross and Co. I do not expect subtle from them.
Cas calls Sam again, while Rowena and Charlie bicker in the background. Dean picks up the phone this time, but Cas is a far worse liar than Sam. OMG, is he awful! Dean is circling closer and closer. He questions Sam about the call. Sam deflects again and sends Dean out for pizza.
Crowley is talking to the Olivet -Rat, to find some dirt on Rowena. Olivet is snitching like a…well…you know.
Dean gets ambushed by The Steins and drops his pizza. He kills one of them and abducts the other and imprisons him. The Stein knows about the MoC. He claims their family is a global empire, that influences world affairs. Could destroying The Steins be the brother’s next goal?
Charlie tells Castiel that Rowena is driving her crazy and she needs to go be alone.
Cas calls again, in the middle of the interrogation. While Sam is out of the room, The Stein tells Dean about harvesting human body parts to enhance their own and says they use to be the “Franks” and had to change their name because someone wrote a book about them.
You know who I mean.
Cas’ dilemma is that he can’t leave Rowena and Charlie can’t be alone either and nothing is getting done because the gingers are too busy fighting.
Dean parlays with his hostage, who informs him that the BoD cannot be destroyed. Dean now knows Sam is lying but before he can ask him about it, the Stein rips his own arm off and is now dying somewhere in the Bunker. Luckily for Sam, the Book of the Damned is not in it.
Cas solution is to take Rowena into another room. She tells Cas that Crowley is her son. I wonder what Cas will do with that information.
The Stein, who is on Charlie’s trail, calls his brother, who has escaped The Batcave. He says he’s found Charlie’s motel, at the same moment, Charlie has run out on Cas. I can pretty much see where this is going. The only question is will the brothers or Cas save her first.
Dean has called Sam on his BS and is, rightfully, mad as Hell about his lies. Cas calls with the news that Charlie is missing. She’s at the motel and The Steins are coming. She’s trapped in the bathroom and calls Sam as they find her. She decides to upload her notes from The Book. To where? The Winchesters scream at her to give The Steins whatever they ask for, no matter what it is. She decides to fight instead. Sam and Dean speed to the motel, but are too late.
Her devotion to the Winchesters, will be her downfall.
Castiel is the worse babysitter. Ever.
I know some of the fandom didn’t like Charlie but I don’t care. To me, Charlie is a perfect illustration of not being able to please everyone. And I liked her immensely. When Becky was on the show, White women hated her, because they felt she was a mockery of the fandom. As a WoC, I was not insulted by Becky, but then the mockery, if that’s what it was, wasn’t aimed at me and I have different criteria for what constitutes a bad, female character. Charlie wasn’t anywhere close to problematic for me as a character. And I don’t get outraged, about Mary Sue characters, in the same way others do. Either I have very low standards or whatever social issue, was pinged, in the minds of the people who hated her, passed right over my head.
That said, I’m really going to miss the Hell out of her, but I’m not surprised either. I kind of expected this to happen again.
Everyone. And I mean everyone, who gets close to the Winchesters, dies.
Just like Crowley warned Kevin.
And of course, this is Supernatural. Charlie has died before. She might die again.
Or, Hell, maybe she’s not dead, at all.
Hope to see her again soon.