The third episode of Supernatural’s fifteenth and final season in some ways felt like the first – the first of this season that really felt like my Show. Written by Robert Berens and directed by Supernatural veteran director Charles Beeson, it was a rollercoaster of a story that had me on the edge of my seat (literally) and then all out sobbing (also literally). Sometimes it seems masochistic to say, but this is what I want from my Show – I want to FEEL. And damn, did I ever feel during this episode! All the kudos to Berens, Beeson, set dec wizard Jerry Wanek, Adam Williams and his VFX crew, and the incredible actors who brought this episode to life. And made me cry so much.
After watching it live last night, I picked up my good friend Nightsky from the Winchester Family Business at the airport this morning and we decided to do a rewatch together – and to just blog our reactions real time. So here are our thoughts – and feelings, lots of feelings – about ‘The Rupture.’ Don’t worry, I had the tissues ready.
The Road So Far pops up onscreen. Here we go, folks!
Lynn: Argh I have to sit through some of that ridiculous second episode again. Do not want.
Nightsky: I thought it was a little spoilery that they included that clip that Sam has to be the one who kills Rowena. As if fandom has forgotten that??
Ghost guy from last week appears onscreen.
Then we were off with episode 3. We start off with an interesting new hunter.
Nightsky: I like that they pulled in other hunters, since they’re not the only hunters in the country.
Lynn: And she had some personality too. She was sassy.
Then our heroes (and heroine) set off to try a new spell from Rowena, who has changed into a frankly amazing pink dress. Rowena is oddly optimistic about the chances of success.
Lynn: Oh no Rowena, stop with the optimism, it never ends well on Supernatural!
Nightsky: I appreciated the consistency that they referred back to how they left those people back at the gym with the reference to the anxious townspeople though.
Lynn: Continuity FTW!
Ghosts are flying up out of the huge crack as our heroes walk by.
Nightsky: Where were these ghosts for the past three days? Late to the party? The doors of hell open and it takes you three days to get out?
Lynn: I’m totally confused by these souls/ghosts. Why do some of them have to possess bodies and others just show up looking like they did in life, like Jack the Ripper or the woman in white? I don’t get it.
We had no answer.
Rowena and her pink dress are beautiful in the creepy crypt, though. Just sayin.
They barricade themselves in. Banging starts on the door.
Nightsky: Okay, why are ghosts now banging on the door? They just were strolling through the cemetery like they were on their way to high tea, totally unconcerned.
Lynn: I got nothin’.
Rowena starts her incantation as Sam, Dean, Castiel and Belphagor look on.
Lynn: I wonder if this is the scene where she accidentally said “vulva” and J2M cracked up. (Turns out it was the next scene with all of them and Ruth doing an incantation)
Nightsky: Berens was so proud of that pink dress. At first I thought it was an odd choice for a red head, but in that scene her eyes glow pink and the ghost attacks on the wall glow pink as her spell works and maybe that was a nice tip of the hat that this was a woman doing this.
Lynn: Her eyes were totally violet.
Nightsky: Totally pink.
Yes, we’re still friends. There are too many ghosts for Rowena’s power to hold and she collapses on the floor, gasping.
Rowena: We’re all going to die!
And that was just the beginning of the episode!
Rowena asks for a drink and Sam solicitously offers her water.
Rowena: A REAL drink.
Dean shrugs like, I got nothin’.
Sam looks at Dean like oh come on, I KNOW you have a flask. Dean tries to avoid, but Sam gives him that I’m-your-brother-and-I-know-you look until Dean reluctantly hands it over.