Note: This post contains spoilers
It’s nearly been ten years since CW first aired the pilot for Supernatural. I fell in love with the show during the first few scenes, and now, 200 episodes later, I am still truly, madly, deeply in love with it.
When I first found out about the title for this milestone episode – ‘Fanfiction‘- I was a little dubious. I mean, the writers had already taken a huge risk for the 100th episode “The French Mistake,” by bringing down the fourth wall. I wasn’t sure how far they would be able to take it this time, but I have to give it to them; this episode was priceless.
I am still high on the nostalgia brought on by the episode, so this post might seem like a rant. But here is what you need to know about this EPICsode.
The episode begins with Dean working on the impala, and coercing Sam into going out hunting, or atleast investigating a case that involves a missing drama teacher. After finding out that the woman was last seen in auditorium, the brothers make their way to the school and stumble upon a high school musical production of ‘Supernatural’ based on the published work of Carver Edlund. The director and writer of the show, a high school girl named Marie, has turned Chuck’s work into a musical, and has even continued the work where he had left it off in ‘The Swan Song’, turning it into a fanfiction.
Dean and Sam are not only gobsmacked by everything, the costumes, the dialogues, the props and most importantly, the singing. Dean doesn’t approve of singing because,
“There is no singing in supernatural… And even if there was, and that’s a big if, it would be classic rock…’. – Dean Winchester
The musical also focuses on the ‘BM scene’ (Brothers Melodrama NOT Bowel Movement), because you know, subtext, which makes Dean go:
Speaking of subext, it reminded us all of:
There was also some emphasis on ‘Destiel’ because ofcourse, the girls playing Dean and Castiel were actually a couple. Dean’s reaction to that was pretty intense too ;)
Why don’t you take a sub-step back there ladies?” – Dean Winchester
Upon finding out about ‘Destiel’ Sam’s main concern is it’s pronunciation. He even tries out loud words like ‘Samstiel’, ‘Sastiel’ and ‘Casdean,’ making all shippers on tumblr go Whooooo!!
Anyways, it turns out that there is an actual scarecrow that’s abducting people who’re quitting or bad mouthing the production. To investigate the case further, Sam and Dean decide to stay on the set and the hilariousness ensues. They soon figure out the culprit behind these attacks, but in order to defeat the goddess who is responsible for the abductions, they have to first fulfil Marie’s vision of the show.
Dean, who is horrified by Marie’s fanficiton that includes robots, spaceships, ninjas and a sex change for Dean, actually recaps seasons 6 to 9 in a single run-on sentence for her, which she instantly deems as ‘the worst fanfiction I have ever heard…‘
At one point they even try to tell Marie and May, Marie’s assistant, that they are the actual Winchester brothers, but the girls claim that they are too old to be Sam and Dean. Although they do compare them to Bobby and Rufus.
Anyways, the night of the show, Sam and Dean gear up the kids and Marie. Dean’s pep talk goes something like:
Just before the intermission, Sam kills the goddess, Marie kills the scarecrow, and the day is saved. Marie later offers Dean a prop samulet.
The episode ends with a cover of ‘Carry On My Wayward Son’ which brought tears of joy to everyone’s eyes. Including Sam and Dean’s.
Along the characters of Dean, Sam and Castiel, the musical also included the characters of John and Mary Winchester, Bobby, Jodie Mills, Ash, Crowley and some other few. The girls even included the long forgotten Winchester brother Adam, who is still in the cage trapped with Michael and Lucifer.
Watching the show, the brothers realize what they’ve been missing: Being out on the road together.
THE FAMILY BUSINESS
BACK IN SWING.
Dean also accepts the samulet and they go on their merry way.
And then, there was the cameo of all the cameos! OH MY CHUCK!
So, here is the rant review. You have got to watch the episode. It’s epic. All in all, it’s a dream come true for all Supernatural fans.
P.S: A proper review would be posted later. I’m too psyched up to write one right now!
P.P.S: These gifs all belong to their rightful owners. I found them on Tumblr