Supernatural

Season 7 Episode 11

Adventures in Babysitting

5
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 06, 2012 on The CW
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While Dean goes after Dick Roman, Sam tries to help a girl whose father, a hunter, disappeared while investigating a truck stop.

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  • keep on going

    9.0
    The monsters of the week in this one were okay, just the right thing to get back to "regular work" after Bobby's death, and a break from the Leviathans; plus some family issues for Dean to deal with and relate to getting a glimpse of hope that those two will turn out better.



    The ending was great, and awfully sad Dean trying to keep it up, to keep going and hide the pain and desperation... :-/moreless
  • Good episode

    10
    Did a good job showing the transition from grieving (and still grieving) over Bobby, to getting back to helping others on the side. My favorite part of this episode was the teenage girl, Krissy, because we finally got a glimpse into the next generation of Hunters, and to see the parallels in the different generation of hunters (Dean and Sam, Frank, Krissy's dad and herself), and how different events have shaped them into who they are (or who they could/will grow up to be), makes for a very compelling episode.

    I also liked the funny banter between Krissy and Dean. It was sad to see Dean so worn out when talking to her, yet funny at the same time because of the girl's strong personality and impertinent youth, which served to rankle Dean.

    Ended with a hopeful note for the girl, and a bittersweet note for Dean when he's driving in the car and struggling between crying and smiling.

    Episode had a great plethora of things (plot, character development, humour, emotions, action, twists, etc.)moreless
  • Really good overall, but ...

    8.5
    Most of this episode was pretty great. How they finally let us know that Bobby is gone, was poignant and well-acted and the first scene with the hunter and this week's baddies was well-acted as well. The best moment though? Dean in his technician uniform and hardhat. We all know Jensen is hott ... but wowee! =)'



    For me, the problem was with the annoying extras.



    The old guy and the girl just made me want to grind my teeth. Why do they have to be so over the top? Actually, I like over the top, so I guess the better question is why do these characters have to have such annoying personalities? Also, the scene meant to be the climatic meeting of our heroes and monsters was either so badly acted or so badly edited, that it took away from what otherwise could have been a much better story and episode overall. Oh, and the ending scene where Dean and Sam are in the car? What was it with the lights flashing by them? They were distracting and did not look at all like anything real or that I have driven by. This does not really make for bad TV I guess, it's just that I once expected so much more from every scene in Supernatural.



    Nice try, and much better than recent episodes, but still not quite the SN of Seasons 1-5.moreless
  • The beer! (Spoiler)

    10
    Dean's full bottle of beer suddenly becomes empty. It is drunk...by a ghost. Bobby has chosen to become a ghost! Oh Bobby! Overall, a very moving episode. It is even more moving than when John died. I hate the writers toying with our characters like that. Not only that, the funny moments, the sad moments, the thought-provoking moments and the witty dialogues all blend so well in this episode. It seems that Supernatural has just started to get better! Bravo!! =)moreless
  • Interesting

    7.5
    It's always good to see an episode of supernatural. Sam decides to help a girl find her father that is also a hunter, this is when Dean and Sam split up and Dean is looking for Dick Roman. Pretty cool to watch some vampire haven't seen those as much, but I had thought it to be great writing and the show was good.
Kevin R. McNally

Kevin R. McNally

Frank Deveraux

Guest Star

Madison McLaughlin

Madison McLaughlin

Krissy Chambers

Guest Star

Ian Tracey

Ian Tracey

Lee Chambers

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Dean: Frank, I'm not a Leviathan.
      Frank: Oh, sure. You're not a Leviathan. Dick Roman is not a Leviathan. Gwyneth Paltrow is not a Leviathan.
      Dean: Yeah?
      Frank: Trust me.

    • Coroner: Matthew Havlena. Found in a ditch off the interstate.
      Sam: Cause of death?
      Coroner: Missing five pints of blood kinda helped. Puncture wounds, femoral artery, and carotid.
      Sam: So, what, some kind of animal attack?
      Coroner: Or vampire. (Sam stares) Huh. That usually gets at least a chuckle.

    • Dean: Who is she?
      Frank: Amanda Willer. Surprise, surprise. Works for Richard Roman.
      Dean: What's she doing?
      Frank: Being a naughty, bossy little girl.
      Dean: I'd hate to ask for that in a non-porno version.

    • Dean: I'm not going to quit. That's not even an option. I'm not going to walk out on my brother.
      Frank: Okay then, fine. Do what I did.
      Dean: What, go native? Stock up on c-rations?
      Frank: No, cupcake. What I did when I was 26 and came home to find my wife and two kids gutted on the floor. Decided to be fine till the end of the week. Make yourself smile because you're alive and that's your job. then do it again the next week.
      Dean: So fake it?
      Frank: I call it being professional. Do it right, with a smile, or don't do it.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Title:
      Referencing the 1987 comedy movie of the same name, with features a teenage babysitter on the rebound from a break-up. As she is babysitting three children, her friend asks her to pick her up. En route, the babysitter has a flat and ends up stranded in downtown Chicago at night, having taken the three kids with her.

    • Dean: It's a field, not a Death Star.
      Referencing the mobile space platform first seen in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977). Commanded by Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader for use by the Emperor, it is approximately 140 kilometers in diameter, holds over a million crew and staff, and contains weaponry capable of blowing a planet to bits in a matter of seconds.

    • Frank: Come on down, Tarzan!
      Referencing the famous fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912. Tarzan, actually John Clayton, the Earl of Greystoke, was raised by apes after he was orphaned in the African jungle. The character first appeared in the novel Tarzan of the Apes and then 23 sequels, and has appeared in numerous movies, TV series, spinoffs, and comic books.

    • Frank: Patience, grasshopper.
      Referencing the TV series Kung Fu (1972-75, ABC) in which the Young Caine is often called "Grasshopper" (an affectionate nickname) by the blind Master Po at the Shaolin Temple.

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