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Supernatural Episode: "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things"

Season 2, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: A college student's death in a car crash is not enough to keep her in the grave, as Sam and Dean uncover a gruesome tale of broken hearts and black magic gone awry. Angela: Tamara Mason. Neil: Christopher Jacot. Matt: Jared Keeso.
Original Air Date: Oct 19, 2006
Guest Cast Jared Keeso: Matt Harrison Christopher Jacot: Neil Levine Serge Houde: Dr. Mason Leela Savasta: Lindsey Franco Tamara Feldman: Angela Mason
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Season 2, Episode 4
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Length: 42:04
Aired: 10/19/2006
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October 19, 2006: Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things Season 2, Episode 4

"Dead should stay dead." How many times did Dean say those words or variations of this? I kept wondering why he kept saying that, I mean, aside from the necromancy theme of the episode. I watched the zombie chick kill all the people who had wronged her. I watched Sam and Dean deal with this supernatural element, and every time he said those four words I wondered again. And then it all made sense at the very end. Maybe idiot me should have come to the realization before I had to actually hear it from Dean, but I actually dig the fact that I was none the wiser until the end, because wow. Dean's breakthrough and the revelation that he blames himself for his father's death was just really powerful and well acted. Jensen did such a good job with this particular scene, although that should not shock anyone. Sam had been needling his big brother a little bit (or a lot) in every episode after "In My Time of Dying." He was trying to help Dean reach that point where he could show his grief. His persistence paid off in a nice, quiet scene with the Winchester boys leaning against the Impala and Dean putting into words how two and two added up to him somehow being responsible for his dad's death. Blink and you may have missed the part where Sam broke his hand to explain the cast we'll be seeing on Jared's arm for upcoming episodes. He broke his arm in real life so the show had to find a way to write it in; so when creepy zombie chick chased after his cute bait butt, that's when he fell and got the ouchie. It was pretty much a simple, understated: "I think she broke my hand." I don't know why, but I think I had in my mind something completely over-the-top to explain the injury. I do so love how this show sometimes goes the exact opposite way of what I'm thinking will happen. As far as the zombie girl, I really only creeped out when she broke the neck of that stupid Neil kid - you know the one who actually brought his crush back to "life." They never come back the same way - I learned that from Buffy. Also, for some reason, it was kind of creepy when she was chasing after Sam. He's like this big guy and he's lumbering through the cemetery and zombina is right on his heels, then tackles him to the ground. So many scenes were a little painful to watch: Dean confronting Angela's dad; I think I cringed there a couple of times. Sam not believing there was a case, while Dean made sure a case found them. It was like he needed something to help him avoid standing in one place; 'cause when that happened, it forced him to think about the guilt weighing him down. Plus, Sam buried his dad's dog tags at Mary's grave site. Poor Sammy. Now I'm hoping that even though we've seen Sam shed some tears over Dad (and Mom), we need to see more of what he's going through grief-wise. Looks like we may be getting that next week. Topics to discuss: - Was Sam serious about Dean letting him go to their mom's grave site alone, or was he just trying to trick Dean into going with him? - Dean mentioned that Sam and Dean have an uncle that they've never met. Do you think we're going to get to meet this uncle some time this season? - How hilarious was it that Sam was watching the "Skin" channel when Dean got back to the motel room? I loved that. Favorite lines from "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things": - "I love you, Mom." - "Well, don't get too excited, you might pull something. - "Awkward." - "You got your journal, I got mine." - "It's got unrequited 'Duckie' love written all over it." - "Neil, it's your grief counselors! We've come to hug." show less
Dead should stay dead How many times did Dean say those words or variations of this I kept wondering why he kept saying that I mean aside from the necromancy theme of the episode I watched the zombie chick kill all the people who had wronged her I watched Sam and Dean deal with this supernatural element and every time he said those four words I wondered again And then it all made sense at the very end Maybe idiot me should have come to the realization before I had to actually hear it from Dean but I actually dig the fact that I was none the wiser until the end because wow Deans breakthrough and the revelation that he blames himself for his fathers death was just really powerful and well acted Jensen did such a good job with this particular scene although that should not shock anyone Sam had been needling his big brother a little bit or a lot in every episode after In My Time of Dying He was trying to help Dean reach that point where he could show his grief H read more

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