Archive for January, 2012

My involvement in the scavenger hunt comes directly from my love of the tv series “Supernatural.”  Misha Collins portrayed an angel, Castiel, on the series and during a down time for him, he organized GISHWHES, attempting to break the Guinness world record for scavenger hunts. The record was 500 teams with each team turning in five items each. GISHWHES had 600 teams of 10 people also turning in at least 5 items each.

GISHWHES stands for “greatest international scavenger hunt the world has ever seen.” This is a write-up from my local paper about my participation but also about my community’s participation.

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TLet me start with SWEET MERCIFUL AWESOME!  “Time After Time”  gave fans what we needed: good ol fashioned hunting, time travel and more hunters which included Eliot Ness, Sheriff Jodie Mills and Ezra Moore,  a Bobby replicant! Robbie Thompson wrote this episode with Phil Sgriccia directing and they delivered! Time After Time begins with a Sam and Dean conversation entailing “What’s the plan exactly?” answered with “Don’t die.”  Initially, Dean and Sam follow a fedora wearing suspect who bright lights Dean back into the ’40s. Dean is then arrested and interrogated by none other than The Eliot Ness(Nicholas Lea) who is also a hunter. So Time after Time begins.

Earlier, Sheriff Jodie Mills(Kim Rhodes) calls about a crime that has grabbed her attention. The guys agree it’s their kind of case and head out.  Procuring a dilapidated house to hole up in, they begin investigating.  RPS(rock, paper, scissors) determine Sam’s sleeping spot which factors big in the hunt.  The Winchesters check out the self medicating witness who confirms that the case is indeed supernatural and also passes along an important clue, a fedora.

Dean impresses Sam with his newly acquired hacking skills(thanks Frank) and finds video footage from the crime scenes showing a fedora wearing man.  They locate an old picture and a witness who identifies the man, Ethan Snyder(Jason Dohring, Chronos, god of time). The boys find Snyder and follow him only to discover him absorbing someone. Dean gives chase, tackles the man and they both disappear in a blinding red explosion. When the two land, the soul sucker runs off with Dean right behind him only not in the same decade but the ’40s.  Dean meets Eliot Ness and fanboys big time. Eliot Ness, the hero in The Untouchables, which Dean’s watched a hundred times. In an awesome turn of events, Ness is a hunter chasing the same monster. I confess to jigging and yelling when Dean realizes that Ness is a hunter! Eliot gets Ezra Moore(Linda Darlow), a tailor/hunter to fit Dean in some old timey duds. Ezra has the library, the experience and hunter smarts. She is a Bobby replica. When Dean is nicely clothed in era appropriate clothes, he and Ness pursue leads to the time god’s identity.  

 Back in the present, Jodie calls and Sam fills her in about Dean’s disappearance. She immediately offers to help so Sam sends her to pick up Bobby’s boxes for research. Finding info on Chronos, the two realize they need the exact date and time to retrieve Dean.  Sam also finds the spell with which to recover Dean.

During the stake out, Ness tells Dean that when vampires were rampantly killing people, he became a hunter to bypass the red tape. Dean quietly tells Ness that he doesn’t know why he does anything anymore. More tough love from another hunter, Ness throws back, “Everybody loses everybody. At the end of the day, at least you make a difference.” I love this! The same advice that Frank gave Dean. After getting Snyder’s location, Dean and Ness discovers how he makes money but also why Chronos is still there, a lady friend.  Dean drops Ness off to watch Snyder and drives back to Ezra for info on how to kill the god of time. Ezra has the stake which kills Chronos. For luck Ezra also lays a big ol kiss on Dean. Shocked and leaving, Dean notices some letters. He realizes this is how he can communicate with Sam, by a note. Finding their present day squat being inhabited, Dean enters the house as a termite controller. Finding Sam’s sleeping spot on the floor, Dean carves “Sam” into the molding directly across the room and hides the note which includes the date.

Meanwhile, Chronos discovers Ness and fights with him. Ness escapes, later grabbing Chronos’ girlfriend, Lila. Presently, Sam is exhausted and Jodie tells him to get some sleep. He does and when flopping around on the hard floor, sees his name scratched in the molding and finds Dean’s message to him from the past. Sam and Jodie find and speak with an elderly Lila, who gives them the story of Ethan fighting with two men but choking one of them to death at exactly 11:34. With the date and time in hand, Jodie and Sam rush to start the summoning spell to get Dean and Chronos back to present day.

Taking the stake back to Chronos’ house, Dean finds Chronos and Ness at a standoff with Lila in between. Lila glances at Dean, giving up his surprise attack. Chronos chokes Dean almost to unconsciousness when Sam summons them back to the future. Right before they’re bought back, Ness yells at Dean “Untouchable” and throws the stake to him. Chronos chokes Dean and Sam picks up the stake, driving it through Chronos’ heart. When dying, Chronos imparts the Winchesters’ future which he has seen. “It’s covered in thick, black ooze. It’s everywhere,” then Chronos dies. A Leviathan prophecy to tide us over until February!

Jim Michaels tweeted that both of the Supernatural composers worked together on this show for the first time ever and that the next ep’s budget was gone due to the musicians, actors and just the entire show! But it showed. I loved this episode. I’m including a fan sign about RPS so check it out. Also a vid from Bob Singer, Supernatural executive producer, on Jensen being a clothes horse.

Please share your thoughts! I adored this episode, let me know if you feel the same or not! Til February 6th, stay supernatural and please follow me on twitter for tons of Supernaturally realated info! @trackerem

rock, paper, scissors: end of the discussion:

Bob Singer: Whenever we do an episode in the past Jensen takes way more interest in his wardrobe than he should!

Clif Kosterman is Jensen and Jared’s bodyguard hence his twitter handle! He tweeted after the Red Carpet announcement thanking fans for Supernatural winning both People’s Choice Award for favorite network drama and favorite network sci-fi show! These are his tweets!

Congrats fandom for the win! We voted!!

@bodyguard4JandJClif Kosterman     awesome we win but can you f ing believe no invite

*they gave the award for new drama but not drama on air

*we all thank you guys soooo much , cause of you we rock

*sorry I can’t answer guys I’m getting a few too many tweets right now

*we are very unhappy here

*disappointed actually

*J and J are right here and say a huge thx to y’all

*keep up the slamming

*so when we win best actor best drama and best syfy next year maybe they’ll invite the guys

*because of no invite

*instead you get a 10 minute CVS commercial

*I gotta fly before I really vent ciao guys and thanks a billion from us over here at SPN, u guys are the “bomb”

 Jensen & Jared acceptance speech from Supernatural set:



Well Supernatural fans, we did it!! Supernatural won Favorite TV Network Drama and fav Sci-Fi show! The boys weren’t there but accepted from work! Jim Michaels posted his pics of the awards in boxes! Pat yourselves on your backs! 2010 Supernatural won sci-fi so this is huge!! Congrats fans!
Tweeted from @TheJimMichaels, executive producer of Supernatural
Hmm I wonder what’s in these boxes on my desk …?
Maybe I should open them up?  Yes? Thanks do much for voting for our show!
One last pic! Happy cast, crew and Staff! Many thanks! 
Better quality video of Jensen & Jared accepting awards #SPN #SPNPCAWinners
 Pic from a fan favorite guest director for Supernatural.
guynormanbeeGuy Norman Bee


Hellatus is over and it ended with a spunky fourteen year old huntress, a supernaturally emptied bottle of beer and some heart wrenching advice. Adam Glass wrote Adventures in Babysitting with Jeanott Szwarc directing. Thank you Adam for letting the boys grieve. Not in a healthy way of course but in the Winchester way, in silence and with drinking. So I begin with the drinking, the silence and a beer.

Adventures in Babysitting starts in quiet grieving. The Winchester’s mourn the loss of their adopted daddy, Bobby(Jim Beaver). Did the boys give him a hunter’s pyre, cremate him or maybe they’re keeping his body mechanically alive? The possibilities for Bobby’s return are diverse and plentiful.

When discussing plans, Dean opens up a full bottle of beer, talks to Sam, lifts the bottle to his mouth but the bottle is empty. Sam blows this off as Dean’s drinking too much and not remembering but it tickles Dean’s radar.  Did ghostly Bobby down the beer? Is he floating around, still watching out for his boys? Or is Castiel trying to communicate with the Winchesters? Maybe it’s Crowley, who I’m certain wouldn’t touch the brand of beer these guys drink. 

Sam wants to call Bobby’s “people” to inform them of his death. Dean’s petulant, he’s not gonna call anybody. Bobby’s cell rings and again, petulant Dean’s not answering it. Sam responds to the young voice asking for Bobby but when Sam says he’s not available, the caller hangs up. Sam’s not letting this go, recognizing a kid on the other end who might need help.  Dean in his quest for revenge, has contacted crazy Frank Devereaux(Keven MacNally) to dig up info on Dick Roman but has yet to hear back. So Dean heads off to find Frank while Sam investigates the kid. The boys working separately but in a good way.

Sam meets fourteen year old Krissy(Madison McLaughlin) whose hunter daddy hasn’t checked in for five days. Sam promises to locate him, leaving Dean’s number for Krissy to call if he doesn’t return quickly. Dean finds Frank who discovers that Bobby’s numbers were coordinates for a plot of land owned by the Roman organization. Frank also tells Dean, “It’s only been four days” when Dean gripes about his slow response. Dean tells him it’s been four weeks. Numero dos strange incident.

Frank also gives Dean advice delivered as a hunter’s “moral of the story.”  Dean rants about being tired of hunting and Frank stops him cold with “Just quit!” Like all hunters to date, Frank didn’t choose his profession, it chose him after a monster wiped out his family. Frank tells Dean, “You smile til the end of the week then you start all over again the next week. You’re a professional.” Earlier, Dean asked Frank, “what do we do?”, like he’d normally ask Bobby. This reminded me of a Bobby and Dean scene. Dean wants or maybe even needs guidance from an experienced hunter and Frank stepped right into those boots. Don’t believe that we’ve seen the last of conspiracy crazed but not so crazy Frank.

Dean and Frank discover that the land is under camera surveillance which they access. While Frank scans the tapes, he sees a trench coat move across the field. I hope that it’s Castiel but it isn’t. Just as a tease from the writers. Surveying the land tapes, Dean falls into a coma like sleep, for a mere thirty-six hours during which he misses Sam’s calls. Sam checks in numerous times to inform Dean that he may be hunting a vetala. When Dean checks his phone and finds out that Sam hasn’t checked in with Krissy, he’s scared. He goes straight into big brother overdrive.

Dean meeting Krissy is like meeting a girlie fourteen year old Dean. He tells her what to do, Krissy just digs her heels in. She’s smart and not letting Dean out of her sight because as she says, “My Dad left and your brother didn’t come back. If I’m staying, you’re not going!” Smart girl. Krissy’s memorized her dad’s recent hunting location and on the drive there, Dean encourages her to go to college, just like Sam.  When the two reach their destination, Dean handcuffs Krissy to the car so that she can’t follow him. She, like Dean for Bobby, wants revenge but Dean won’t willingly involve a kid. Dean goes into the warehouse, discovers Sam and Lee(Ian Tracey) tied up and bleeding with the vetala(Meaghan Ory from “Dark Angel” and “Once Upon a Time”).  Dean attacks and we suddenly hear Krissy yelling at her dad as she rushes in to help. The vetala grabs her, threatening to kill her if Dean doesn’t stand down.

Laying down his knife, Dean responds with “don’t hurt her, she’s just a child.”  Dean freezes but Krissy turns around, and slashes the vetala. Dean’s response is another indication of his slow meltdown. Krissy cuts Sam loose and he kills the other vetala.

Checking on Lee in the hospital, Sam and Dean impart some wisdom before leaving, especially concerning Krissy. Lee doesn’t want to quit hunting but as Dean says the only way hunters leave is that they normally die first. As the boys are leaving, Krissy yells out to Dean, calling him asshat for leaving without saying bye. She’s now a retired hunter and that maybe college was a possibility. A good day for these hunters.

Driving down the road, ” Dear Mr. Fantasy” by Traffic rocking the air, the boys talk the hunt over. Sam confesses to not being ok but just wants to keep working. Dean agrees. Sam lays against the window to sleep which is a reminder of the boys’ older days of hunting. Dean finds comfort here: Sam sleeping and Dean driving down the road music blaring. The best scene of this episode is Dean attempting to smile, trying not to fall apart remembering Bobby and for Sam, always for Sam, faking it.

Please let me know your thoughts and opinions and I certainly welcome all conspiracy theories!

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CW promo for Time after time!  The Winchesters go back to the ’40s, into the untouchable era!

Hey Supernatural vampiric fans!! I know that you’re ready for blood(Supernatural) because I am! We’ve had peeps spotting the boys everywhere, some informative tweets, and gossip info but I am sooooo ready to get back to the hunt!

This Friday, January 6, we’ll see “Adventures in Babysitting” an episode that looks great! We’ve also been left with a couple of questions…. namely “is Bobby dead?” and “what will happen with Castiel/Misha?”.

In regards to Bobby(Jim Beaver), I believe that he is gone for the season. His IMBD info shows him working thru 2011, not 2012. Jim also has some work on the series Justified. Sorry…. I also KNOW in my heart that he will be back. As for Castiel, take this poll and let me know what you think! Til Friday…. stay supernatural!