Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 10.03: Soul Survivor


By Paula R. Stiles


[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]


Tagline: Sam puts Dean through an extremely brutal form of shock therapy to make him human again. It has unforeseen consequences.


Recap: Recap of the first two episodes of the season, including a brief callback to the demon cure scene in “Clip Show.” Which is interesting because Sam? Well, he doesn’t do that ritual quite right. Could be it’s significant. Could be this writing team forgot important canon again.

Cut to …

Paula R. StilesColumn: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 10.03: Soul Survivor

Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 8.10: Torn and Frayed

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: Castiel returns with a serious Head Naomi problem and tries to mend the fences between the brothers. Now, why do I have the feeling that’s not going to work this time?

Recap: Cool 1:20 recap of the season so far (somewhat marred by Samelia but Purgatory-heavy to compensate) to Bob Seger’s “Katmandu.” It might be fair to call this the high point of the episode.

Cut to Samandriel (AKA Alfie, …

Paula R. StilesColumn: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 8.10: Torn and Frayed

Review: In the House of the Wicked

By Paula R. Stiles

[Minor spoilers ahead]

Sniegoski, Thomas. In the House of the Wicked: A Remy Chandler Novel. ROC (August 7, 2012). Paperback. USD $15.00. ISBN-10: 0451464567; ISBN-13: 978-0451464569.

The Remy Chandler series is about a seraph named “Remiel” who deserted Heaven after Lucifer and his rebel angels were thrown out. Remy now lives on earth and works quietly (or tries to) as a private eye in Boston. Life’s been tough these past few years, though, since his …

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Recap and Review: Supernatural 7.21: Reading Is Fundamental

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: When Kevin, a bookish young man, is struck by lightning, he wakes up as a Prophet – and the pawn in a rivalry between the brothers and a garrison of angels.

Recap: A minute-and-twenty-seconds recap of 7.17 and the last-minute “twist” part of last week, involving Castiel’s return and healing of Sam, and the mysterious brick/sandstone slab that the brothers stole from Dick.

Cut to now, first in Neighbor, MI, …

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Recap and Review: Supernatural 7.17: The Born-Again Identity

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Tagline: Sam has a major nervous breakdown and ends up in a mental hospital. Dean has a major nervous breakdown trying to get him out. Which leads to the return of a familiar face. Two, actually.

Recap: We start with 40 interminable seconds of Sam Hellpain recap. Please let this be the last Sam Hellpain recap, ever. Please.

Cut to Sam running down some railroad tracks in the middle of the night, for God …

Paula R. StilesRecap and Review: Supernatural 7.17: The Born-Again Identity

Supernatural Fridays: Castiel: In Search of God

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

So, in the midst of all the drama about my being the Antichrist last week, there was much demand for an article about Castiel. After grumbling about having no time to do it, I figured, Oh, what the hell. Off we go.

When the Man Comes Around

If fans had to pick the most badass moment in the show, Castiel’s explosive entrance in “Lazarus Rising” would be way up there. From the …

Paula R. StilesSupernatural Fridays: Castiel: In Search of God

Recap and Review: Supernatural 6.22: The Man Who Knew Too Much

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Tagline: Castiel moves to open Purgatory, distracting Dean by smashing the wall inside Sam’s head.

Recap: Recap to “Carry On Wayward Son” of the previous season. If you blink, you’ll miss the fairies. Remember them? But you won’t miss Death, who gets a surprising amount of recap, considering he only guested in one episode and has been scarcely mentioned again.

Cut to Sam running down a street, fleeing from a police car. He kicks …

Paula R. StilesRecap and Review: Supernatural 6.22: The Man Who Knew Too Much