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Supernatural Episode: "Season 7, Time for a Wedding!"

Season 7, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: A Winchester wedding is planned. Meanwhile, Sam gets involved in a confrontation with someone from his past, and Dean reluctantly teams up with another hunter when he finds himself in a situation that he cannot explain.
Original Air Date: Nov 11, 2011
Guest Cast DJ Qualls: Garth
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Season 7, Episode 8
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Length: 42:20
Aired: 11/11/2011
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Supernatural Episode Recap: "Season 7, Time for a Wedding" Season 7, Episode 8

Supernatural has featured a plethora of monumental events in its storied past: an apocalypse; the death of (many) major characters, including the two leads; and a couple of tours of duty in hell. Never thought they'd let either Sam or Dean get married. But it happened. And why not? After all, it's "Season 7, Time for a Wedding!"

After enduring the loss of Cas, as well as the controversial Amy death saga that tore the brothers apart, I knew it was time for one of Supernatural's famous -- or infamous -- funny episodes. When spoilers leaked that one of the brothers Winchester would be tying the knot, I figured this would be the comedy refresher we really needed. Much of it was based on the return of Becky the Supernatural super-fan who dated Chuck the Prophet for a bit; wrote erotic fan fiction based on the Supernatural series of books; and she also exhibited a monster crush on Sam.

Becky's a character I don't mind in small doses. But this time around, she got major play. And it all hinged on the fact she basically slipped Sam a love roofie, a potion that had him acting like she was the love of his life. They got married in Las Vegas and then quickly went back to her home in Delaware where they were to start their new life together. We knew she had to have rigged this situation somehow. And she did. The new Crossroads Demon set her up to sell her soul for her dream: a life with Sam Winchester.

Poor drugged-up Sam. As far as he was concerned, he was with a girl he loved who loved him back. They could investigate the supernatural together. He even appreciated the obsessive nature of her feelings after he opened up her journal and saw the "Sam Loves Becky" shrine. When she ran out of the evil elixir, she hit him over the head with a pan and trussed him up in bed like he was James Caan in Misery.

Problem is, while it's easy to identify with Becky and her self-esteem issues, the way she went about trying to fix her life was just too much, especially after she'd go into crazy eyes and manic mode when Sam showed signs of coming out from under the spell of the potion. And come on, I know Sam is acting well adjusted and has figured out a way to exist with his constant hellucinations, but can we please give him a story where he's not being manipulated? How about an actual love interest? Just saying.

But since this is Supernatural, there are always plenty of moments to enjoy:

-Dean's reaction to the whole Becky/Sam marriage.

-When the drug wore off, first thing Sam thought of was to call Dean.

-The introduction of DJ Qualls into the action. He played Garth, a hunter Bobby referred to Dean when he needed a partner to investigate the case of the week. I liked his observations and his love of Marmaduke cartoons and his frankness with Dean. He didn't let Dean dictate everything, either. I think it was a good lesson for the Winchester hunter. The hug at the end was adorable. I hope we see Qualls in this universe again.

-Becky did explain why she took a liking to Sam. It's because he went through that character arc when he thought he was a freak. She knows she's a loser; she related to that. It's still tough to sympathize with her, however.

-Was that Sam cursing through his gag? 'Cause if it was, I loved it. A novel way of getting around the censors. No bleeping needed.

-I thought the guy who played the latest Crossroads Demon was good. Too bad he didn't last.

-Crowley! Crowley! I even saw Mark Sheppard's name in the credits at the beginning and it didn't register we were about to get a Crowley sighting. He brought up the Leviathans. Remember them, Sam and Dean? It turns out the reason why demons haven't really been barking up the Winchesters tree lately is because Crowley's keeping them away so the hunters can concentrate on defeating the Leviathans. I think it would have helped if he gave them more intel on the nasty creatures before bidding goodbye, but that would be too easy, I guess.

-Sorry, Becky. My favorite Supernatural tweeter of all time is the Social Media Misha we got in Season 6's "The French Mistake." ROTFLMAO

-The way the beautiful cake exploded and gave way to the show's title page was awesome. A little bit of the wedding song played as well.

Questions

-Last week, we found out Sam was gone for 10 days. This week, he was on his own for four days. Do the brothers not have any sense of urgency with this whole Leviathan business? When will they?

-What is going on with Dean? There's something he's not talking about. It was evident when he was in the strip club talking to the grad school student/waitress/stripper whatever she was. There's something he's holding back. It's not all the Amy business. What doesn't he want to face? After Sam (under the influence) said he doesn't need Dean anymore, Dean got a look on his face. Is that it? He's just trying to figure out a way to exist in a world where no one needs him? Or is it something more? At the end of the episode, Sam told his brother he should be glad because he doesn't have to watch Sam's back all the time anymore. He can actually have time to take care of himself from now on. Again, that look on his face was not a good sign. Something's there. I just don't know what's going on with him yet.

-The love roofie Becky slipped Sam didn't mess around with his hellucinations at all? I feel like it should have. The potion affected his brain, which is scrambled enough already. It wasn't like he couldn't remember his life. He could.

-Do you believe Sam has a handle on his Satan-vision? Do you want him to have a handle on it? Or do you want to actually see him dealing with it in a more active manner? Inquiring minds want to know.

-Since when do Sam and Dean have a sacred annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas? Just wondering.

Random Thoughts

-Kudos to Dean for not telling Sam "I told you so." Sam left Dean to go camping on his own and look what happened.

-Shallow TV Alert: Dean's reporter outfit included jacket and tie and the addition of a sweater. So hot. Even though it wasn't my favorite part of the episode, Sam was all adorable as he had to break it to Dean he was getting married.

-I love any time the show reminds us how Supernatural isn't popular. It never gets old.

-Congrats to Misha Collins. This week, TVGuide.com announced he has signed on to do a few episodes of the CW's Ringer. I watch Ringer and love it. So, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing Misha on a whole new show.

-I like that Dean has "Sammy" typed into his cell phone instead of "Sam."

-I miss the Impala. Can we have it back, please?

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Supernatural has featured a plethora of monumental events in its storied past: an apocalypse; the death of (many) major characters, including the two leads; and a couple of tours of duty in hell. Never thought they'd let either Sam or Dean get married. But it happened. And why not? After all, it's "Season 7, Time for a Wedding!"

After enduring the loss of Cas, as well as the controversial Amy death saga that tore the brothers apart, I knew it was time for one of Supernatural's famous -- or infamous -- funny episodes. When spoilers leaked that one of the brothers Winchester would be tying the knot, I figured this would be the comedy refresher we really needed. Much of it was based on the return of... read more

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