Thanks to this week's "previously," we now remember why Sam and Dean are so "screwed" in the non-supernatural sense. The boys purposely get thrown in jail in order to solve the latest monster of the week - some sort of vigilante nurse that got her head bashed in by some prisoners knee-deep in the middle of a prison riot back in the day. Now she's getting rid of people who break the law after workers accidentally release her from the old cell block. Obviously, she's in the right place.
The Winchester brothers are doing a favor for an old Marine pal of their father's. Apparently he saved BDW's life and Dean seems to think that he owes it to his dad to work off this debt. While Sam's very, very, very reluctant to be in jail, Dean takes to prison life with much of the verve he treats everything else. Of course, the boys didn't forsee Agent Henrikson riding on in and making things very complicated for them. I was wondering if this whole fugitive angle was going to get wrapped up in this episode, but it didn't. Now Sam and Dean are talking about going deeper undercover so that begs the question: Is this a plot point that's going to follow them into Season 3? If it didn't happen in "Folsom Prison Blues," I don't see it happening anytime soon. What do you guys think about that? Sammy's quickly amassing a bigger and badder rap sheet. Henrikson tagged him with the possible murder charge in Milwaukee (along with Dean) and now they both can add breaking out of prison. Tell me that the prison break-in and then prison break-out didn't have you thinking about a couple other brothers that know a lot about the inside of jails....
I don't know about you, but I really enjoyed the continuation of Sam's looks. You know, the ones that he gives when he doesn't understand Dean's logic or Dean does something embarrassing or his prison roommate makes googly eyes at him. When Dean's not quickly acclimating to the life, trips to solitary confinement and all, he's committed to finding the supernatural spirit not only because he feels he owes his dad's friend, but also because he just doesn't feel that the jailbirds deserve to die. He also managed to remain as hilarious and sarcastic as ever. Sammy's definitely the worrier of the two - at least outwardly. Part of me is wondering if the show has been purposely setting up how different Sam and Dean (in "Folsom" and "Hollywood Babylon") are from each other just in time for next week's episode - which I would love to talk about, but I'm just going to have to wait until next week.
You could so tell that the lady lawyer thought Sam and Dean were innocent. Glad she helped them out at the end. Sam and Dean have often had to rely on the kindness of almost-strangers - most of them women. It was nice hearing that the detective in Baltimore as well as that witness in Milwaukee defended them. The lawyer tricking Henriksen et al was really sweet. Liked the fact that she listened to Dean and gave him the research.
The whole creepy, vigilante-nurse angle reminded me a lot of "Bloody Mary" in look, movement and the motives behind their killing sprees. I totally didn't catch that mean old prison guard being dad's friend Deacon. I love being surprised like that. The actor who played Deacon has been around for a while, I remember when he was
Hayden Christensen's dad on a show about troubled kids called
Higher Ground. But guess what? He also guest-starred on a Season 2 episode of
Dark Angel (Jensen's old show). And the lady who played Nurse Glockner happened to play the Beast in Jensen's movie
Devour. I also love that villainous character that's appeared on pretty much every show at one time or another:
Jeff Kober played Randall - I know him best from his appearances on
Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- Loved Sammy giving us a taste of his legal knowledge.
- Loved Dean trying to protect his little bro - willing to get into a fight for him.
- How funny was Sammy smelling his food and totally not eating it? Same with Dean taking his chicken.
- Dean's blue-steeled mug shot was funny.
- I do so love Dean interrogation scenes. His smug smirks and rampant sarcasm rock!
- Sammy gets a massive bunkmate. More massive than him. Believe it or not.
- Of course, Dean cleaned up playing poker. Of course, Dean apologized to Tiny. He's really not that insensitive. OK, he's insensitive, but not
- Loved the use of Alice in Chains' "Rooster."
- There was a line that seemed like it was borrowed from "Bloody Mary." (I think it was BM, I'm not sure): When Randall blackmailed Dean for more cigarettes in exchange for information about Nurse Glockner, Dean had a problem with giving away the stash that he had earned. Kind of like when Sam forced him to bribe that guy at the morgue: "Give it to him." "I earned this!" "Dean!"
- Did you catch the commercial for the
Supernatural Origins comic book (complete with Jensen's voice-over)? It's coming out on May 2, Sammy's birthday.
- Speaking of Sam's b-day, here's some homework: What are some of your favorite Sam moments and episodes?
- "I call this one my blue steel."
- "Who looks better, me or Nick Nolte?"
- "You think you're funny." "I think I'm adorable."
- "Screwed to hell is a major understatement." "Well, where there's life there's hope, huh?"
- "Don't worry, Sam. I promise I won't trade you for smokes."
- "Dean this is without a doubt the dumbest, craziest thing we've ever done. And that's in a long storied career of dumb and crazy."
- "Why you inside, kid?" "'Cause I've got an idiot for a brother." "That'll do it."
- "You don't even smoke." "You kidding me? This is the currency of the realm!"
- "Really pretty sure."
- "I've got a plan." "That's the Sammy I know. Come on man, you're like Clint Eastwood from
Escape from Alcatraz."
- "The problem is... is even if we do find it, how are we going to burn it? We don't have any accelerant." "It's a good thing I'm like James Garner from the
Great Escape. Hey fellas! Who's ready to deal?"
- "Does it bother you how easily you fit in here? No, not really."
- "Poor Tiny, man. Poor giant Tiny."
- "I am frickin' velvety smooth."
- "We got to go deep this time." "Deep, Dean? We should go to Yemen."
Thanks to this weeks previously we now remember why Sam and Dean are so screwed in the non-supernatural sense The boys purposely get thrown in jail in order to solve the latest monster of the week some sort of vigilante nurse that got her head bashed in by some prisoners knee-deep in the middle of a prison riot back in the day Now shes getting rid of people who break the law after workers accidentally release her from the old cell block Obviously shes in the right placeThe Winchester brothers are doing a favor for an old Marine pal of their fathers Apparently he saved BDWs life and Dean seems to think that he owes it to his dad to work off this debt While Sams very very very reluctant to be in jail Dean takes to prison life with much of the verve he treats everything else Of course the boys didnt forsee Agent Henrikson riding on in and making things very complicated for them I was wondering if this whole fugitive angle was going to get wrapped up in t