I've been trying to psych myself up for "Everybody Loves a Clown" since last week. I. Hate. Clowns. Maybe this clown phobia started when I saw
Poltergeist back in the day and that toy clown attacked the kid. Or, it may have even been Tim Curry in the Stephen King miniseries
It. Well, everything scared me in that one except for that silly, cartoon ending. So, you have to know that this episode creeped me out big time. The killer clown makes nicey-nice with the kids at the carnival, then later shows up at their house, where it offs their parents. That's scary. It kept on waving to the kids and then holding their hands. Even though there really was no gore, the creep factor was on high. To me, it's often scarier when you don't see the blood and the guts. What I really loved was that Sammy had a bit of a clown phobia, too, and Dean took advantage of that. So cute. So funny.
Are you surprised that I actually talked about the scares before all the angst of the episode? Because, usually, it's the other way around. It was kind of painful to watch some of the interactions between Sam and Dean. They were both dealing with Dad's death (or not dealing, whichever way you choose to see it) in their own way. Rebellious Sam, strangely enough, actually started basing his decisions on what "Dad wanted him to do." He even started having second thoughts about going back to school. Meanwhile, Dean, predictably, tried to stay stoic with massive walls built up and a steady chorus of "I'm OK, Sam" as his mantra. Neither Winchester son was fine, however. Did you hear Dean lie to his bro about John not saying anything before he died? That's going to come back and bite Dean in the butt. And I know John died last week, but I still held out hope that he would be resurrected or something, but they basically cremated his body, guys! I do think that it'll be interesting to see how Sam and Dean handle life without Dad.
Life without Dad started at Bobby's, where Dean spent his time rebuilding the Impala. Seeing him work on his baby was awesome. Sammy had to find something to do, so he ended up accessing Dad's old voicemails in which a woman friend of John's left a message for him four months earlier. This led the boys to a hunters' oasis that John's woman friend and her daughter own; now the two brothers are able to start interacting with people just like them.
Veronica Mars' Alona Tal plays Jo - a tough, young blonde girl who will probably hook up with Dean, eventually. I really loved how in the wake of his dad's death, Dean was sorta off his game. He just didn't feel the need to pull out all the stops to get the girl; he just didn't have it in him. That didn't stop Jo from hitting on Dean, though she's not stupid. Jo and her mom Ellen are recurring characters this season, so I'm definitely interested in where their association with the boys will lead. What exactly was Ellen's relationship with John? And what did you think of Ash, the genius with the mullet? I think he's amusing, can't wait to see him more.
1) Kudos to Jared - he did a great job with showing Dean how guilty he was feeling about picking a fight with Dad just before he died. And Jensen, too. The way he whaled on the Impala, that rocked. Did he shed a single tear while Dean was watching his father's body burn? Such broody, damaged young men, aren't Sam and Dean?
2) Have to talk a little about the recap: The classic-rock fest continued with the recap being set to what I think is Steve Earle's "Time Has Come Today." If someone knows what's up with this song, let me know.
3) Dean was driving a (horror!) minivan and listening to "Do That to Me One More Time." Dean + minivan + classic Captain & Tennille = hilarious.
Favorite lines from "Everybody Loves a Clown":
- "This is humiliating. I feel like a friggin' soccer mom."
- "Oh god, please let that be a rifle."
- "You're not going to hit me again, are you?"
- "You still bust out crying whenever you see Ronald McDonald on the television."
- "At least I'm not afraid of flying." "Planes crash!" "And, apparently, clowns kill!"
- "Did you get her number?"
- "Sir, we don't want to go to school. And we don't want regular. We want this."
- "I can't believe we keep talking about clowns."
- "Did you ever notice Dad had a falling-out with just about everybody?"
- "I hate funhouses."
- "I thought that once the Demon is dead and the fat lady sings, that you were going to take off and head back to Wussy State."
OK, one more piece of business to take care of, and you'll definitely like this: Eric Kripke, the creator of
Supernatural, will be answering TVGuide.com readers' questions. So, if there's anything you've been dying to ask Mr. Kripke, just leave your questions in this blog for "Everybody Loves a Clown." Awesome, right? Here's my question: What did John whisper to Dean before he went off to sacrifice himself?
Ive been trying to psych myself up for Everybody Loves a Clown since last week I Hate Clowns Maybe this clown phobia started when I saw Poltergeist back in the day and that toy clown attacked the kid Or it may have even been Tim Curry in the Stephen King miniseries It Well everything scared me in that one except for that silly cartoon ending So you have to know that this episode creeped me out big time The killer clown makes nicey-nice with the kids at the carnival then later shows up at their house where it offs their parents Thats scary It kept on waving to the kids and then holding their hands Even though there really was no gore the creep factor was on high To me its often scarier when you dont see the blood and the guts What I really loved was that Sammy had a bit of a clown phobia too and Dean took advantage of that So cute So funnyAre you surprised that I actually talked about the scares before all the angst of the episode Because usually i