Supernatural: Hibbing 911
December 4, 2014 10:58 PM - Season 10, Episode 8 - Subscribe

Sheriff Jody Mills is forced to attend a sheriff's retreat and teams up with Sheriff Donna Hanscum when mostly consumed bodies start piling up in town.

Sheriff Hanscum was previously seen in "The Purge" (Season 9, Episode 13).
posted by brundlefly (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I now want a spinoff of Sheriffs Hanscum and Mills, odd couple monster hunters.
posted by brundlefly at 10:59 PM on December 4, 2014 [7 favorites]


I now want a spinoff of Sheriffs Hanscum and Mills, odd couple monster hunters.

I'd totally watch that. (It was delightful to watch two female characters getting to hunt and generally be treated like people on this show.)
posted by mordax at 11:09 PM on December 4, 2014 [4 favorites]


The way that Jody Mills was mentioned in 'Fan Fiction', and then she showed up a few episodes later, makes me wonder if they're finally going to deal with Adam (also mentioned by the same character) in the Pit.
posted by tomboko at 7:36 AM on December 5, 2014 [3 favorites]


I now want a spinoff of Sheriffs Hanscum and Mills, odd couple monster hunters.

Yes, so much this. That terrible backdoor pilot to the failed attempt at a spin-off? That was not a show the world needs. But this? Jodi and Donna as buddy-cop partners in a Fargo-esque black comedy with a Supernatural twist? Oh my god I would watch the hell out of that show forever. That, truly, is the Supernatural spin-off the world needs.
posted by mstokes650 at 10:41 AM on December 5, 2014 [7 favorites]


Its kind of inevitable that hunters and law enforcement would develop some working connections. The fact that it's Jody and Donna and not something like the fbi team from "The Following" cracks me up.
posted by fshgrl at 1:28 PM on December 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


That terrible backdoor pilot to the failed attempt at a spin-off? That was not a show the world needs.

Yeah, what the hell were they thinking? Did they really think Supernatural fans wanted something like that? What a misunderstanding of their audience.

Also, Jodi and Donna's logistical support/Bobby equivalent would have to be Mrs. Tran.
posted by brundlefly at 1:41 PM on December 5, 2014 [11 favorites]


Also, Jodi and Donna's logistical support/Bobby equivalent would have to be Mrs. Tran.

I do not have the ability to favorite this hard enough.
posted by mordax at 1:19 PM on December 6, 2014 [3 favorites]


I need to get this ep!
posted by Mogur at 6:13 PM on December 7, 2014


I've been hearing multiple calls for a spinoff after this episode, and while it's unlikely to happen I'd like to see it. SO much better than the backdoor thing they tried. In addition to being kind of dull, that episode didn't even feel like it was set in the same universe as Supernatural. (Shapeshifters seemed to work in some whole new way, for instance.) The tone was off, and it really, really felt like somebody else's middling CW pilot being folded into the Supernatural 'verse.

But the odd couple lady sheriffs TOTALLY felt like part of the franchise, it had that blue collar, scrappy, hard luck feel I associate with this show. (And I was kind of crushing on both gals, I'll admit it. It was a rare joy to see two attractive but middle-age and real-looking women on TV.)
posted by Ursula Hitler at 7:10 PM on December 7, 2014 [5 favorites]


Definitely agreeing with everything about our two sheriffs. Donna is a character that is almost such an exaggeration it's unavoidable to use her as a comic foil and nothing else, but instead, they offered some depth to her character and made her kick some Vampire butt. The second she smiled at Jodi (I think she did) with Vampire blood splatter on her face, I thought, "Donna ain't so bad!" I think it would be safe to say that there wouldn't be any other shows on like this buddy cop.

I was slightly disappointed we didn't get to see Donna assert herself more concerning her ex-husband. Jodi obviously said what we all wanted to be said, but it would have been nice if Donna had an opportunity to reveal that she had overcome her own barriers to speaking up for herself.

Is it just me or does anyone else feel like there's a certain level of the suspension of disbelief anymore when Sam and Dean get clocked so easily anymore? I feel like Dean, particularly, has a pretty good situational awareness and isn't one to have something sneak up on him and knock him over the head. I think this was scene number 7 or so when the Winchesters are knocked out, wake up tied in a barn, and the villain spouts off too much and gives one of the brothers time to get lose and save the day. Incidentally, it was a lumber mill, I think with the second Jodi episode, where this kind of happened (she was on the table saw or something?).

I'm also happy that Jodi survived it. Given the show's rep, I keep thinking every Jodi episode will be the one they kill her off in.
posted by Atreides at 7:16 AM on December 18, 2014 [2 favorites]


Oh my god, I love this episode so much (yes, still doing late show catchup). Desperately want "Hanscum and Mills" as a spinoff. Donna was delightful and she and Jody (Jodi?) complimented each other so well. Donna's friendliness getting them into see the corpse, Jody standing up for Donna, both of them mutually disgusted at the gun seller.... and now THEY FIGHT VAMPIRES!
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:08 PM on January 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


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