Supernatural

Season 8 Episode 11

LARP and the Real Girl

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 23, 2013 on The CW
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  • DEAN IN CHAINMAIL FTW

    Supernatural "LARP and the Real Girl" Review: All Hail the Nerd Queen

    It was nice to get the acknowledgement that Supernatural's writers didn’t conveniently forget everything that happened in the past few weeks just because this was supposed to be a funny episode. And it WAS a funny episode!

  • Episode Summary

    Sam and Dean look into the deaths of two people involved in Live Action Role Playing (LARP), playing a game named Moondoor. They discover that Charlie Bradbury is involved in the game and soon learn that someone has summoned a fairy to kill his or her enemies.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Agree with Karone4824 Completely

      7.0
      I didn't like all the lesbian stuff and I did fast forward repeatedly, but I really enjoyed Dean in this episode. And I always enjoy Sam.
    • fun but fast forward

      7.0
      LOL I love Dean loving LARPing!:)

      uggh stupid lesbian crap ruining the episode! fast forwarded repeatedly

    • Humorous episode and Charlie's return

      8.5
      I just finally caught this episode last night and really enjoyed it. It was great seeing Charlie back again and the setting was fun too. I've been to a couple of medieval fairs and this reminded me of them. The way the story played out with the entrapped fairy causing all the havoc under the control of Gerry was fun and made some sense too. But some of the best if brief scenes were Dean's reactions to Charlie's liaisons with the other women! Only Dean could do those and make them so funny and just right.moreless
    • It's ok to laugh every once in a while

      8.0
      It's nice to see these kind of "filler" episodes. It didn't give anything new to the series but at least they mentioned the bigger events going on. It doesn't all have to be so serious and dark. This episode was fun and it was nice to see the guys goofing around a bit.



      The story wasn't all that good but when is it ever when it's a filler? Anyway, laughed like crazy, enjoyed the "vacation", now let's go back to the main story.moreless
    • Whew, Proof, that the new season isn't all bad.

      9.0
      This episode was actually pretty good. Which was a good surprise. Sam and Dead WERE the Sam and Dean that i know and love. Although I am pretty confused about Charlie. I thought she was the one who Dated Chuck, kidnapped Sam, and was in the original Larping episode. Was she always the same person in the Leviathan episodes. Somehow I dont remember this being the case.
    Hank Harris

    Hank Harris

    Gerry/Boltar the Furious

    Guest Star

    Tiffany DuPont

    Tiffany DuPont

    Glinda

    Guest Star

    Don Thompson

    Don Thompson

    Sheriff Jake Miller

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (11)

      • Sam: How'd you know where we are? Look, it's bad enough that you're tracking us, but it's even worse when you say we've been "garthed."

      • Sam: So, anything... missing from the body?
        Sheriff Miller: You mean aside from the arms and legs?

      • Sheriff Miller: These kids today with their texting and murder.

      • Lance: I told them when they brought me in, those texts weren't from me.
        Sam: Your phone and Ed's phone say otherwise.
        Lance: No, I mean they were from me, they weren't from me me.
        Dean: Did you really think that sentence was gonna clear things up?

      • Sam: "Welcome to Moondoor, Michigan's largest LARPing game."
        Dean: And I thought we needed to get out more.

      • Sam: But the medical examiner said his body showed clear signs that he was killed by belladonna.
        Dean and Charlie: The porn star?
        Sam: The poison.
        Dean and Charlie: Oh.

      • Dean: You always been into LARPing?
        Charlie: Nah. For role-play, I prefer a table top. D&D, Gamma World, Car Wars. That's why Cthulhu invented multi-sided dice, right?

      • Dean: I'm noticing a lot of these maidens checking you out.
        Charlie: What? I can't shut this down. It's good to be queen.

      • Charlie: Dudes. If the tent is rockin', don't come a-knockin'.

      • Gerry: Would a loser track down a real book of spells and compel a fairy to do his bidding?
        Sam: Depends. How'd you get it?
        Gerry: eBay.

      • Narrator: This episode is dedicated to the men, women, elves, demigods, magi, druids, and chamber pot servants who gave their lives fighting and winning for the Queen of Moons in the Battle of Kingdoms. Go bravely into the next world, fallen soldiers.

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (8)

      • Title:
        Referencing the 2008 movie Lars and the Real Girl, in which a man has a relationship with a realistic silicone sex-doll as though it is a real, living woman.

      • Sam: Special Agent Taggart. This is my partner, Special Agent Rosewood.
        Referencing the movie Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and its sequels. In the movie, the two Beverly Hills cops that Alex Foley befriends are John Taggart (John Ashton) and William Rosewood (Judge Reinhold).

      • Sam: Do you believe Dungeons & Dragons?
        Referencing the best known of the tabletop role-playing games, first published in 1974 by TSR. The game lets players simulate fantasy archetypes like wizards, warriors, thieves, and clerics, using a variety of different-sided dice to resolve combat, spell-casting, and skill use. The game has gone through at least four iterations since its publication, spawned an industry of "RPGs," and been used as the source for several movies.

      • Warrior: I love you.
        Charlie: I know.


        Referencing the 1980 movie Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back. Leia says the same first line to Han as he prepares to undergo carbonite freezing. Han responds with the same words as Charlie.

      • Dean: This could be "Fifty Shades of Greyfox" for all we know.
        Referencing the 2011 erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James, the first in a trilogy of books. It features explicit scenes involving bondage and sadism, thus Dean's comment's when he sees the whip.

      • Charlie: Have fun storming the castle.
        Referencing the same line from the 1987 movie The Princess Bride. Billy Crystal's character Miracle Max calls it to Inigo Montoya and Fezzik as they go off to storm the castle of Prince Humperdink and prevent his marriage to Princess Buttercp.

      • Charlie: It's good to be queen.
        Referencing the 1981 comedy History of the World, Part 1. Louix XVI (Mel Brooks), says "It's good to be the king" three times, addressing the audience directly each time. Variations of it later appears in Brooks' productions Spaceballs, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and the Broadway version of The Producers.

      • Dean: And dying in your beds many days from now, would you be willing to trade all the days, from this day to that, for one chance...
        Referencing the 1995 movie Braveheart, chronicling the life of William Wallace and the Scot's fight for independence against the English starting in 1280. Dean quotes Wallace's primary speech to his troops on the eve of battle.

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