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Supernatural Episode: "The Girl With the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo"

Season 7, Episode 20
Episode Synopsis: Dick obtains a hard drive with info about the Winchesters and hires a talented hacker to break the firewall within a tight deadline, while Sam and Dean try to get to the hacker before she succeeds.
Original Air Date: Apr 27, 2012
Guest Cast James Patrick Stuart: Dick Roman Felicia Day: Charlie Jim Beaver: Bobby
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Season 7, Episode 20
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Length: 41:48
Aired: 4/27/2012
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Supernatural Episode Recap: "The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo" Season 7, Episode 20

Sam and Dean have to rely on a super genius computer hacker to get a jump on Leviathan leader, Dick Roman. Plus, Bobby deals with the ins and outs of being a ghost and trying to put a lid on his more vengeful urges. That's going to be hard considering he ends up in enemy territory.

Well, still no Impala (boo!), but at least we've finally reached the point of the season when the myth arc takes front and center. There have been little Leviathan bits doled out here and there all season long, but it's all been kind of a tease. In "The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo," their plan was pieced together. Yes, they want to eradicate the human population. How they're going to do it is build centers where, basically, they're going to turn people into dinner. That is, after they cure all human diseases; fatten them up (with things like turducken sandwiches); and make them complacent. These "slaughterhouses" are what Bobby had a look at while he was in Dick Roman's office back in "How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters."

Thankfully, the Winchesters are forced to enlist the talents of a quirky cool hacker named Charlie Bradbury, who works for Dick Roman. The head Leviathan has also turned to his employee for help on digging into Frank Devereaux's hard drive that contains intel he's been amassing on Roman. The drive also features intel on the Winchesters. Most significantly (as far as I'm concerned), there's info on where the brothers are storing the Impala that hasn't been seen in forever. But, I'm not bitter. Of course I'm not.

Anyway, there's much to love about the appearance of Felicia Day. She always adds a bit of a sparkle to any project. Things go from good to monster pretty quickly for her character. Once Charlie breaks into Frank's hard drive, she learns all about the big bad. And then when she tries to track down her boss Pete, she witnesses his death by Leviathan. The guy got munched on and that's her initiation into the world of the weird.

After Charlie witnesses her boss' death, she immediately goes home and starts packing to get the hell out of Dodge. I like that she does that. However, she's not about to go anywhere since Sam and Dean catch up to her and fill in some of the blanks of what's going on. Since there's no way they can infiltrate Richard Roman Enterprises (because everyone knows their faces), it's up to the hacker to use her skills to help gain the advantage.

Favorite Things about "The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo"

-I like Charlie's strength of character. I love it when she volunteered to be the one to go into her office and break into Dick's email and wipe Frank's hard drive. She really steps up.

-Via bluetooth, Dean tells Charlie how to flirt with the security guard to get past him and into Dick's office. We find out she's a lesbian, so this flirting with guys thing is clearly not her forte. It's hilarious (for us and Sam) to watch Dean feed her lines designed to flirt. Charlie kind of messes it up with her socially awkward ways, but she does a good enough job that she gets past this obstacle. It's one of my favorite scenes.

-Lots of geek references -- namely, Star Wars, Soylent Green, Lord of the Rings, Veronica Mars, Comic-Con and Harry Potter, among others. There was even a War Games reference in there as well as an Indiana Jones mention.

-Sam carried Charlie to safety. Lucky Charlie!

One of my favorite exchanges (even though I know nothing about Harry Potter):

Sam: "Who's your favorite Harry Potter character?"

Charlie: "Uh, Hermione."

Sam: "Hermione. Well, uh, all right, did Hermione run when Sirius Black was in trouble or when Voldemort attacked Hogwarts?"

Dean: "Seriously?"

Sam: "Shut it."

Charlie: "No. Of course not."

Sam: "What did she do?"

Charlie: "She kicked ass. She actually saves Harry in practically every book. And then ends up with the wrong--"

Sam: "Stay on track. OK, she kicked ass, right? So what are you going to do?"

Charlie: "I'm gonna kick it in the ass."

Sam: "Good girl."

Dean: "Oh, you go, Dumbledork."

Dean calls Sam "Dumbledork," but he knows enough about Harry Potter to twist "Dumbledore" into a bit of a brotherly insult. In my book, that makes both of them adorkable.

The Bobby Issue

Bobby engineers a way for him to get into the belly of the beast, so to speak. Magically, his flask ends up with Charlie. So he's in Richard Roman Enterprises. And not only does he find a way to help get the hacker out of some potential trouble, he's instrumental in slowing down Roman and his Leviathan henchman so Sam, Dean and Charlie can make their getaway. But, Bobby is definitely showing some vengeful tendencies. He has to talk himself down from simply going after Dick in order to keep his focus on saving Charlie. It's cool that Bobby's ghost skills are getting better and better, but at some point Sam and Dean are going to have to find a way to get their own cute butts out of trouble. Borax only slows the monsters down. Beheading is a bit difficult. Wonder if they'll figure out a way that's quicker, easier and more permanent.

What are Sam and Dean going to do with Bobby? As expected, he's unable to properly control the more aggressive side of him. He struggles to keep it in check, but how long is he going to be able to do that? I really don't want to witness Bobby go full on vengeful.

Random Thoughts

-Only Charlie's sunny presence could explain Katrina & the Waves' "Walking on Sunshine" being part of the episode's soundtrack. Oh it's a classic, all right, but It's so not even remotely close to classic rock. Charlie also dropped dance-pop star Robyn's name. So, yeah, her music tastes do not jive with Dean's at all.

-Felicia Day's the creator of the popular web series, The Guild; she's recently starred on Syfy's Eureka; she was one of the potential slayers in the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and she was Penny in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

-I guess Frank's no more. He had a way of getting in touch with the boys if his hard drive was tampered with. But that didn't mean anything good. Receiving Frank's email meant the computer expert/paranoid conspiracy theorist was dead or, in his words, "worse." Kevin McNally's name was in the credits, so I was expecting to see him. We really just heard his voice.

-It felt a little bit like I was watching an episode of TNT's Leverage. On that show, every time they pull a con on a con, they quickly flashback and let us know exactly how they did it. That happened a couple of times in this episode.

-We got another one of those fake commercials the show likes to drop on us every once in a while. This time around, it's for a company called Sucrocorp ("Eat well. Live well."). (Warning: Spoiler for Season Finale) Sucrocorp is the company that Sam and Dean are set to storm in the Season 7 finale called "Survival of the Fittest." This is according to the official synopsis, anyway. Sounds like it could be one of Dick Roman's slaughterhouses, huh?

-I really do like the job James Patrick Stuart's doing as Dick Roman. I liked his scenes with Felicia Day.

-What in the world did Sam and Dean retrieve from the airport? What was so special about that block of red clay?

-John MacCarthy directed this episode. This is significant since he's Supernatural's 1st Assistant Director. Love that he got the chance to helm "The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo." He did a really good job.

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Sam and Dean have to rely on a super genius computer hacker to get a jump on Leviathan leader, Dick Roman. Plus, Bobby deals with the ins and outs of being a ghost and trying to put a lid on his more vengeful urges. That's going to be hard considering he ends up in enemy territory.

Well, still no Impala (boo!), but at least we've finally reached the point of the season when the myth arc takes front and center. There have been little Leviathan bits doled out here and there... read more

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