Supernatural: Plush
November 18, 2015 11:36 PM - Season 11, Episode 7 - Subscribe

The incredibly awesome Sheriff Hanscum asks the Winchester boys to help out with a case involving a bunny mask-wearing murderer.
posted by brundlefly (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
If he was a pedophile I think he would have had less terrifying costumes.

"Worst entertainer ever, traumitised the children, the adults and the family dog."
"I had to mop up the urine of fifteen frightened third graders. Do not reccomend"
"I should have paid a stripper, at least then I'd know he would eventually take the costume off, and would have been more appropriate for children!"
"I'm a demon and I've seen some depraved things, but this one takes the cake!"
posted by FallowKing at 2:26 AM on November 19, 2015 [2 favorites]


I didn't get the impression he was a pedophile really. Just awkward and creepy. And DAMN, that was cold of his sister to send a couple of goons to "scare" him. That's some seriously f-ed up thinking. "I think my brother may be molesting my son, but I'm not sure. So I'll send some goons to dangle him off a bridge!"

Admittedly I've never been in her shoes and maybe somebody will show up and give very good reasons for why we shouldn't judge her. But CHRIST, lady! Ask your brother if he's a molester, before you send the goons! And if you already think he is guilty, call the cops! The goon squad should not even be on the list of options, there!

A surprisingly self-contained MOW, with very little relating to the arc this season. Not complaining though. I am digging the flashback feel, this season.

I was glad to see Sheriff Hanscum again, and if they kill her off they'll have some 'splainin' to do.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 3:32 AM on November 19, 2015


I did think the rationale of the sister was a little weak but at the same time, her own quandry of her brother who she had always defended and the safety of her son, played into SPN's constant anvils of family and frequently having to choose between members of the family. I think it's the mark of the series that these themes play heavily into every single episode in one way or another. People don't necessarily make good or even reasonable choices when they are afraid.

All that said, yay for the return of Sheriff Donna and the brief touch on Sam's visions at the end was worth the price of admission.
posted by allandsome at 5:27 AM on November 19, 2015


I was super happy to see Sheriff Donna, for sure, except I felt the light tone of a Donna episode didn't square with the darkness of the central storyline.
posted by brundlefly at 10:44 AM on November 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


Not a terrible episode, but so many things didn't really mesh. I feel child molestation should be off limits for Supernatural. And placing it in a season where a lot of fans were picking on the weird vibe between Dean and child-Darkness was probably not well thought out.

Did I miss an explanation for why his costumes were so damned creepy? Because I don't know why anyone would possibly hire him outside of Halloween. I was waiting for some comment about his ghost spirit transforming changing their appearance once donned.

Sheriff Donna is a good character, but her plot was forced and half baked. Oh? A cop who likes her and has the same name as her terrible ex? Something, something, rawr I can do anything a man can!
posted by 2ht at 10:54 AM on November 19, 2015 [3 favorites]


- I love that Minnesoooota accent.
- Poor Doug 2
- Sam having to overcome his fear and subdue the clown made me giddy.
- The occasional monster-of-the-week episodes like this one works well, I think, as it gives you a respite from the looming apocalypse of the season and reminds you of the little things that make the brother and the show so enjoyable.
- I <3 Donna with all my <3's
posted by numaner at 1:26 PM on November 19, 2015 [3 favorites]


Still wanting a Supernatural spinoff featuring Sheriffs Mills and Hanscum, with Mrs. Tran handling the business and intel stuff. This episode just made it that much clearer that it'd rock.

- Sam having to overcome his fear and subdue the clown made me giddy.

Watching him steel himself to do that was so great.
posted by mordax at 3:29 PM on November 19, 2015 [5 favorites]


I loved the elevator scene!

Still wanting a Supernatural spinoff featuring Sheriffs Mills and Hanscum, with Mrs. Tran handling the business and intel stuff.

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!
posted by brundlefly at 5:18 PM on November 19, 2015 [3 favorites]


And placing it in a season where a lot of fans were picking on the weird vibe between Dean and child-Darkness was probably not well thought out.

Oh, yeah. Good point. I hadn't thought of that.
posted by brundlefly at 5:18 PM on November 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


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