we go, following on from last years Season 12 Wishlist,
this is a post of all the things I would like to get out of Season 13 of
Supernatural! With less that 1 week to go before the season premier. I don’t think I
did too badly with the things I wanted from Season 12, here’s hoping Season 13
will be everything we are all hoping it will be.
1. My ‘Dean
coming out’ episode idea. SO badly. I will continue to desperately pray to the
fandom gods for this idea to somehow make it into the show. We need Dean out of
the closet in season 13. I want this more than ANYTHING else.
shedding of Dean’s ‘performance mask’ for Sam. This idea comes backed with
thousands of words of meta on the topic and is a big one. Because of what we
got in 12x22. I would like the continuation of this in the show (also seemingly
something we may get following the symbolism of THIS from the promo.) I just
want Sam to finally see it too. Maybe get a confession of some kind from Dean
continuation of Pining!Dean that we had heavily in season 11. Moments like Dean’s
confession in 10x16, Sam’s speech in 11x04, Basically everything in 11x11…Follow
your heart Dean… Yeah, I want more of this.
completing his transformation arc. This is important as we need to be able to
see clearly where Cas’s story is going. Following his death I want to see the
metaphorical phoenix rising from the ashes (and igniting the flames of
Luuurrrvve) lol. What WOULD be cool is actually getting a MOTW story with an
actual Phoenix since we know they exist and the symbolism would be beautiful.
But basically I want the return of BAMF Cas being able to hold his own against
the bad guys and beating his depression and PTSD once and for all.
facing himself in the Empty and admitting some home truths. Like how he is in
love with Dean and wants to be human? Anything that finally starts answering
the questions that Cas has had thrown his way since season 8. Cas’s whole story
built around this idea of “what are you Castiel, an Angel or a Man?” and “Crack
in his Chassis” and everything else that leads to the inevitable decision to shed
the chains of heaven and freely let go of his grace for a human life that the
show has been building on for ACTUAL YEARS.
explanation for what happened to Cas at the end of 12x19 that makes sense. I
really hope that we do find out what Jack did to Cas, because he definitely did
something, and all the symbolism and narrative mirrors point to Jack taking
control (however briefly) but we certainly didn’t get any answers before season
Winchester building relationships outside of Dean. I need this for Sam so
badly. I want to see him become his own man, to continue to do what he did in
12x22 – stepping out of his brother’s shadow and leading the hunters to
victory. Sam is a natural leader, he just hasn’t realised it all these years. I
want Sam to find a true purpose in life and pursue that. Whether that be by
continuing to form relationships with other hunters or by taking Jack on as an
apprentice and devoting his time to shaping Jack into the polar opposite of
Lucifer – which would be truly poetic given Sam’s history.
Winchester killing Lucifer once and for all – again a big one for me. I am done
with Lucifer and want him dead. I think that the only person who truly should
get the pleasure of killing Lucifer is Sam. With the help of Cas and Jack. I
want Lucifer dead by season end.
return – her death made NO SENSE and was extremely poorly executed. She is sadly
another Charlie but this time she deserves redemption from that shitty excuse
for an episode. For Sam’s sake as well, I desperately want her back.
total annihilation of the toxic co-dependency – Already basically covered
above, but it’s important enough to need its own point. I think we now need an
episode that specifically shows how it is destroyed. We need to see the
brothers NOT doing stupid shit like selling their souls for each other or
taking a bunch of pills just to speak to a reaper to try to bargain for your
brothers life, or just generally making terrible choices with horrible
consequences to save your brothers life. We NEED an episode where the opposite
Mary Winchester to get a strong and interesting storyline, to realise how her
deal was actually a best case scenario given the circumstances of the AU world,
and to come to terms with her new life outside of heaven. I do hope that now
she has fulfilled her purpose for Dean, they will give her a chance to work on
her relationship with Sam, and being stuck in the AU world should relieve some
of that guilt, so that when she does return she will be in a better place.
fun Winchester family moments – it would be nice to get even a few small moments
of Winchester family bonding – brother pranks – talks with mum – More “teachable
moments” with Cas – just the occasional canon fluff scene since WE ALL WANT IT.
SISTERS – I mean hells yes! I don’t really have much on the wishlist for them
other than I hope they kickass and are undeniably awesome and PICKED UP FOR A
SPINOFF BY THE NETWORK.
and Claire to have a conversation about Cas’s death – PLEASE SHOW! Give me
Claire grieving over Cas! PLEASE!
actually getting the truth out of Dean about his feelings for Cas. I would give
anything for this conversation to be an actual thing.
probably goes without saying but MAN PAIN OVER CAS – I mean, I reckon we are
gonna get a good helping of this. Maybe not immediate tears but its gonna be pretty
damn angsty – if the promo’s are anything to go by. I basically want it to be
UNDENIABLE in canon that CAS is the reason that Dean is so broken up and that
BOTH brothers are seriously struggling with his death. It has to be OBVIOUS how
important Cas was to them and how his death has affected them.
return of the mixtape. BRING BACK THE MIXTAPE
– Duh. Do I wish for canon destiel? Every. Single. Year. This one will be no
different. Of course I want it. I want a love confession (that isn’t
ambiguous). I want a kiss. I want a scene where it fades to black only to show
them lying in Dean’s bed the next morning doing the whole pillow talk thing. Give
me ALL THE DESTIEL.
back Rowena. She didn’t deserve that ending. It was worse than Eileen’s. They
better bring her back.
back Death and Billy – I kinda still think it would be cool if Cas sees them
both in the empty and brings them back with him – even if it doesn’t fit
thematically with his story.
dressed in anything other than the suit and trenchcoat (what can I say…Misha is
a fine specimen of a man and does not deserve to be hidden under ill fitting
clothing – I really hope the D&G suit is from the show!)
on generic MOTW hunting episodes – ever since Hunteri Heroici I NEED THIS.
24. Witch!Sam - Every year I hope they pick up this story idea and every year they let me down. Let season 13 be that year!
Bunny episode – For Lizbob and Mittens :P
That’s it so far. Feel free to add on your own wishlist ideas that
I may not have covered! Bring on the season 13 premier! Woop!
Like a friggin’ ghost,
Castiel appears out of nowhere at the end of the table.
“What’s a ‘DILF’?”
Dean raises his head
from his book at the same time as Sam. They meet each other’s eyes across the
table and promptly enter into a silent battle of wills.
Sam raises his eyebrows.
Dean shakes his head subtly. Sam frowns and narrows his eyes. Dean frowns back and flicks his eyes pointedly
to Castiel. Sam purses his lips. Dean flicks his eyes to Castiel again. And then Sam wins the argument by
cheating, deliberately looking back down at his book on extinct South
American languages and doing his best impression of someone who hadn’t even
heard the question. He makes an exaggerated show of
turning his page and peering closely at the text, even making stupid little noises of interest like the book is the most fascinating thing he’s ever read, and Dean’s frown deepens into a scowl.
“Did you hear my
question?” Castiel asks.
Dean sighs, makes a
mental note to throw in a red shirt with Sam’s next laundry load of whites, and
shuts his own book.
“Where did you hear it,
“At the mall,” Castiel
answers immediately. “There was a group of adolescents and I heard one of them say the word to her friend.”
“Okay, Cas. Number one? Stop
spying on teenagers at the mall, it’s fucking creepy.”
“But I learn so much
from them,” Castiel protests.
“And B, ’DILF’ isn’t a word, it’s an acronym. It means…
well, it means ‘Dad I’d Like to Fuck,” he says bluntly, deciding to
just spit it out, because god knows that using subtlety on Cas doesn’t always have the
best track record. “They were saying they thought some older guy there was hot.
Usually you don’t hear ‘DILF’ that often though. ‘MILF’ – or Mom I’d Like to
Fuck – is a lot more common. It’s pretty popular in some circles, there’s
an entire porn niche dedicated to ‘MILF’s. Hell, I’ve even heard of ‘GILF’s before.”
“He doesn’t need an entire lesson on your disturbing porn-watching habits,” Sam mutters from the side of his mouth, without looking up
from his book.
“Hey, he asked,” Dean
snaps back. “I’m just being thorough – since someone here is zero help.”
“I see,” Castiel says,
ignoring their bickering. He looks thoughtful, like he’s pondering something. “…so I’m considered a ‘DILF’?”
“Christ, they were
talking about you? Of course they
were,” Dean mutters, rubbing a hand over his face. He sighs and straightens up
a little. “Not really, Cas, you gotta be a dad to be a ‘Dad I’d Like to Fuck’,
and your…whatever it is…with Claire doesn’t really count, you’re not
technically her dad.” He mulls it over for a second, then shrugs. “I guess you’re just an ‘Angel I’d Like to Fuck’.”
Castiel looks surprised and pleased. “Thank
you, Dean. I find you extremely attractive as well.”
It takes Dean about 1.6 seconds to process what just happened.
second – that’s not what I –“
But Castiel, the flighty bastard,
is already striding out of the library just as quickly and efficiently as
he’d appeared, apparently satisfied now that his question was answered. The bottom of his trenchcoat disappears around the corner.
“ – meant,” Dean
finishes lamely. He grits his teeth in annoyance and tears his eyes away from the empty
doorway - straight into Sam’s smug face and knowing smile.
“Smooth, Dean. Real
“….you know that’s not what
I meant!” he tries again.
“Uh huh. Whatever you
say.” Sam looks back at his book and turns the page again, still wearing a stupid smirk on his face.
Dean glares down at the table. “Wasn’t
what I fucking meant,” he mutters under his breath. Although he’s not sure if he’s still trying to convince Sam, or himself.
…and how the hell is he
supposed to pronounce ‘AILF’ anyways?
Ever heard of American Ninja Warrior? It airs on NBC. Imagine Steve going on a celebrity edition of that show and running the course. Maybe with a few of the others (Sam, Nat, Bucky?) running it as well?
Steve had agreed because
it was a celebrity charity edition of the show and he wasn’t about to turn down
an opportunity to help someone in need.
He hadn’t realized that
Rhodey was going to be his competition.
He hadn’t realized how excited
he was for it, either.
Sam and Natasha would be
competing against one another, and Bucky and Clint had decided that it was only
fair they take one another on while
dodging projectiles from one another.
Because heaven forbid there be a situation in which they aren’t trying
to one-up the other’s aim.
Steve finished the course
in record time (he was a little smug,
supersoldier serum notwithstanding).
Steve knew a lot about
Rhodey. That he was patient and kind and
had rock-solid boundaries and was fearless.
He had no idea that Rhodey was a
complete and utter badass when it came to American Ninja Warrior. He tied
Steve’s time. Without a serum. And he was
definitely older than Steve was. Kind
of. Depending upon how you calculated.
Point being Rhodey schooled him. Steve refused to accept that they’d
tied. He’d had the serum and Rhodey just
had his complete and utter incredible self.
He declared Rhodey the winner and wouldn’t hear otherwise.
Steve didn’t even know
until they were filming the award segment that Sam had beat Natasha and that
Bucky and Clint stalled out for three minutes throwing darts at one another
before scrambling ass-over-tea-kettle for the end of the course and they were still waiting to determine who’d won
based on a photo finish.
So, it’s official: Supernatural continues to be outstanding. I liked this episode a lot, and I like how they keep doing this - acknowledging there is a past in this show while developing new storylines and confirming stuff we’ve been saying for years. Because subtext - turns out it matters. Who knew.
Since I haven’t seen a lot of people talk about this, first things first: the BMoL’s (and Mary’s, and Sam’s) plan to eradicate and destroy all monsters - jolly good, but what does it mean for Cas? For Crowley? For Garth? Apparently they’re not working on a nuclear explosion spell or anything, and instead they’re going after specific groups of monsters one by one. And the thing is, they’ve got no reason to stop and ascertain who are the good guys and who are the bad guys, right? If they find Garth, Garth is dead.
(Is Sam okay with this? Mr Head Choice?)
And what about demons? I doubt you can kill every demon in existence, so the solution, surely, is shutting the Gates of Hell? And we know how Crowley feels about that, at least. As for the angels, again - seems unpractical and unfeasible to eliminate them, not to mention the cosmic consequences there would likely be if it could be done, so, again, is the idea to confine them all in Heaven? Mh.
As for the rest of it, here we go.
Jesus Christ, what a mess. I know we talk a lot about how these characters have evolved so much they are almost verbatim the opposite of who they were twelve years ago (and how this was done so skillfully we barely even noticed), but with Mary back in the equation, you really see it. The alliances have now shifted. Where once we had John (emotional and barely hanging on and yet terrifyingly in control) clashing with his younger son who wanted a way out and a better life, and Dean was in the middle, trying to keep both of them happy, now we’ve got Mary pursuing a colder, more rational obsession, Dean who’s so done with all of it, and Sam acting as a mediator. Uh.
Now, it’s true we don’t know exactly what happened when Sam and Dean were teens (#season12wishlist). It’s likely Dean took John’s side out of some demented desire to be recognized and loved, and also so that Sam wouldn’t get hurt, but he believed enough in hunting that his brother getting out - that was a major falling out between them.
But, well - the situation is hardly the same now. Sam isn’t a brainwashed, terrified teenager. He’s an adult, and, okay, there are rational reasons for the choices he’s making. At the same time, though, what’s going on is too close to whatever madness went down in their childhood for me to look with any sympathy upon any of it. Because at this point, Mary honestly scares me, and so does Sam. Him huddling with Mick at the end, saying those things about Dean - that was legit creepy, and more on this later.
Just as an aside, I was very happy to see Mr Ketch doubling back to seduce Dean, because I’ve been saying this would happen for weeks and weeks. And if you write it down, just like that, what went down between them sounds very ambiguous: Ketch showed up with a bottle of scotch, they had a drink together, and then went to a hotel - a fancy place with a pool and a spa.
The whole thing was coded like a courtship, because that’s exactly what it was (to the point they had to establish Ketch’s sexuality as a preventive #no homo); what made it uncomfortable is the fact Ketch didn’t really want to be there, and Dean - again, the woman in this scenario, as he so often is - was not the right fit for him.
Who: Scottish actor killing it in a kilt in Starz’s Outlander, based on Diana Gabaldon’s can’t-put-down best-selling series.
What he’s wearing down there: “Under the kilt? I’m a true Scotsman. You don’t even have to ask. It can be very breezy!”
Set-side to stateside: “Catriona [Balfe] and I hang out a lot. She’s fantastic. She’s great fun to work with and has a brilliant sense of humor. It’s nice for me to be working back in Scotland and it’s a new place for her, so she’s been discovering it. And yesterday, we were both in L.A. and went out for sushi. We talked about it when we were on the Scottish moors, for the show, we were like, Oh my god, let’s go and do sushi when we’re in L.A., so we’ve been hitting up all the top sushi spots here. But I miss those moors! We were talking about it yesterday, how we can’t wait to go back and get out there again, it’s so much fun, everybody gets on.”
Great romances: “The classic, Romeo and Juliet for me is the iconic story of young love. I’ve been in that production on stage a few times as Romeo and also playing Paris. I love stories about the end of relationships too, like the film Amour, which was really, really beautiful. Blue Valentine was a really sad movie but I loved the moments when they’re discovering each other for the first time. Hopefully Outlander can become one of the greats.”
On his texting habits: “I’m a notorious late-night texter. I seem to use a lot of lip, heart, and tongue emoji. But I think the call is always better— especially now with everyone only texting, a call can be quite exciting. I might be wrong though. Maybe people don’t want me to call them!”
What he thinks about your drink order: “If she orders a scotch, that’s really impressive. That’s going to get her adate. But if I’m on a beach, even I’ll go for something with coconut water or an umbrella.”
Foreign relations: “British women can be slightly more reserved, Scottish are a little more crazy and fun, and American are more forthright, which I really enjoy. I haven’t met enough American women. I think we need to rectify that.”
His kind of girl: “Outdoorsy, likes sushi, good humor, maybe likes a drink. Those are pretty damn good. And probably being able to put up with me should be on that list.”
Dating advice to his younger self: “I think we try too hard—or I certainly do and I think it’s about relaxing and enjoying yourself. It’s something you only get with age, isn’t it? When you’re younger you’re just caught up in the moment. It’s been fun to grow. The last few years, I feel like I’ve grown up a bit and my relationships have changed as well.”
Pre-date prep: “I absolutely have lifted weights before a date. I think they call that the disco pump, don’t they? I’ve spent hours in a gym before a date. But it’s never a good thing. By the time you’re on the date you’re tired and just want to go to bed or eat something. But nothing wrong with a few press-ups before a date to get the heart pumping.”
Dating Claire (his character Jamie’s love interest): “She’d be a good date. Ultimately, it’s all about personality, isn’t it? But yeah, Claire would be fantastic date, she’d have some good stories to tell as well.”
His go-to first date: “For the moment, in Scotland, a date– maybe not the first date– would definitely be climbing a mountain or something. I’m not sure every girl would particularly like to be dragged up a mountain, but it’s a good test, isn’t it? Anything involving wine is good. The theater or the cinema is never a good idea on a first date because you don’t get to chat. You spend all the time watching something you’re just like, Ah, I want to talk to this person! You want to get an idea of who they are. Sushi is good. Again, not everyone likes it, but that’s a good way to weed them out.”
Swoon: “I always try to be romantic or surprise people. I try to keep the other person guessing with gifts, lots of gifts or turning up. But I always get worried that if I turn up at their work with some flowers or whatever that it will go terribly wrong, but so far, it’s gone well. I like to challenge myself and find new ways of letting the other person know I’m excited.”
Homegirl’s a doctor, not a fighter, and im pretty sure theres something in the Hippocratic oath about “do no harm”, but is it for therapists? see rating. She could possibly psychoanalyze her way around you and maybe manipulae you for her own goals, and she’s been taking yoga classes so she’s probably really flexible. If youre fit, go for it.
Chance of winning: ???
She’d probably get so anxious that she’d time travel and where would that leave you? Alone and with no one to fight. In any case, why would you ever??? Let her rest, she’s been through enough.
Chance of winning: 0%
Listen. She’s a telepath, she knows youre next move before even you do. You can say “oh shes just an art student!!” all you want but consider: she’s a sculptor and can probably take your eye out with a scoring tool. Do not attempt.
Chance of winning: 10%
Dude’s a football player, so he’s pretty darn ripped, and probably fast too. Can literally sense fear, will use that to his advantage. Only attempt of you want a challenge.
Chance of winning: 90%, but at what cost?
This child is an emo wreck and will end up crying on the floor if you hit him, which is not fun for anyone. Also, his boyfriend will 100% beat you up for it, so theres that. And I will also beat you up. Leave this boy alone.
Chance of winning: 0%
listen I know what the rating says, and we all know why its like that but please, p l e a s e fight Damien, everyone will cheer you on. You’ll fail but it will be glorious. Fight Damien.
Chance of winning: 50%
He seems like a pretty normal guy? that rating goes up or down depending on what atypical he’s near, but in a fair one on one throwdown? average joe. Go for it for a fun time, he’ll probably take you out for ice cream and a beer afterwards.
Chance of winning: 99%
PLEase fight him it will be easy and hilarious. The guy is a bureaucrat and needs to file forms in triplicate to get authorization to throw down, so time is on your side. Fight Agent Green.
Sam had no plan B if the Fate die hadn’t worked out.
Sam thinks of it as poor planning on his part that Taryon didn’t talk to Vex ahead of time about thinking of leaving.
Ashley thinks it’s funny that people consider Pike to be the mom friend of the group. She thinks of Pike as “the little weirdo of the group”, but watching back bits and pieces, she can sort of see where people are getting it. Laura points out that the party all winds up tattling on each other to her in the process of getting her caught up.
Everyone is Sam:
Sam was surprised by everyone’s reactions - everyone was super happy and excited during the break, and then things shifted once they got back into character.
Ashley was surprised at how mad Pike was. She found herself trying to be nice but couldn’t, and realized Grog was in the same boat. Laura, on the other hand, thought Vex was gonna be more angry. Vex is also in the mode of “be really pleasant and say all the right things so he doesn’t go away again”.
Vex’s check noticed that his shadow was smaller.
Sam didn’t know this was going to happen when it did; Matt managed the timing, although they’d worked out some possible details beforehand. Jon Heder was legitimately never supposed to say “The Meat Man”, which gave the game away too soon, but it worked out perfectly for his character.
Scanlan disguised himself as a defense mechanism.
If they hadn’t recognized Scanlan, he wouldn’t have come back after delivering that info—that was their one shot.
A theory is floated that this was all a way for Sam to get twice as much fanart as everyone else. “Yes. No, it’s super dickish, I’m sorry.” Sam resolves to stop being the surprise guy in the next campaign.
Everyone tries to get Laura to spill the beans on what Vex was being mysterious about, but she refuses.
Travis refused to come on the show to talk about it this week; he’ll talk about it later, but not yet.
Laura isn’t sure yet whether Vex is gonna pull out the hat again.
Laura is very amused that Vax didn’t catch on to Vex having a secret. Sam: “Do you think he was being deliberately obtuse?” Laura: “No, I think it’s like Larkin.” If he’d pushed, she probably would’ve explained.
Pike mostly punched Lionel because Grog wouldn’t walk away from a fight, and she could tell how hurt he was.
Re: episode 100: “be there on time.”
Talks Machina: Dark Edition (with more lights than before)
Sam wins the roll for hosting and has some trouble adjusting. “What am I looking at? There’s just a teleprompter with a light flashing next to the word ‘Brian’.” “Skipping all of the good questions and just going to the weird ones…” “To Liam… oh, he’s not here.”
Asked why he decided to bring Scanlan down a darker path: “Scanlan started dying and it started messing with his head.”
Vex currently has zero gold.
Everyone reminisces about how they met Taliesin and how nice he is.
Advice to give themselves if they could go back to episode one. Ashley: “I would tell myself to not get a job so I could keep playing the game.”
Sam has two apps on his phone that make t-shirts instantly. The last shirt was made while showing Matt how the app worked.