Season 8 Episode 11

LARP and the Real Girl

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 23, 2013 on The CW

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  • Rewriting continuity alienates your fanbase STOP IT!

    Just like the title says stop re-writing continuity to fit your storytelling needs! First it was the Angel screaming leads to natural disasters nonesense from last weeks yawner, now it's fairies. They're 5 foot 5 lesbians who would rather spread love and rainbows through the cosmos than be some witches puppet. That's not what fairies are in the Supernatural universe! The Fairies of Supernatural were invisible winged creatures the size of horseflies that punish first born men that act like jerks towards people. Now if they're able to suddenly transform themselves into full size humanoids then at least have a scene of exposition to explain this. Without it you are throwing loads of continuity out the window.

    That wasn't the only thing I loathed about this episode far from it. No "LARPing" was a silly episode that exists only because Felicia Day is a guest star, except instead of putting her into the world of Supernatural, the writers decided to put Sam and Dean into the world of "The Guild". For those who dont know of this series, "The Guild" is a webseries developed by Miss Day herself and the main themes that she uses are online gaming and larping. I'm not against Larping in fact we've had a couple of good episodes dealing with the subject mainly "The Real Ghostbusters". What sets that epsiode apart from this one is terror! "The Real Ghostbusters" is a magnificent season 5 episode with Sam and Dean trapped in a hotel with legions of fans that happen to read books based off of their lives, although they believe them to be fiction. A convention was set up and Sam and Dean the guests of honor so to speak. This episode not only had scenes of dread and horror and Sam and Dean had to protect a bunch a geeks from being massacred by real life ghosts but this episode brilliantly illustrates just how crazy fandom can get and especially how uncomfortable some actors can be while attending such a show to promote their current project. Also by incorporating fanboys as the ones to save the day really plays off the imaginations and fantasies all fans have while role playing as their favorite characters that they could make a difference or at least escape their menial existances for awhile. This made for a really remarkable fun scary episode.

    This episode had none of that while it tries to be clever and witty LARPing deteriorates into self parody. It's sad because this episode had real promise going into it, the episode starts out scary with two gruesome deaths that showcase some actual gore besides the usual blood spatter on the wall effect no we see torn limbs and a man puking up blood all over a police precinct. What we get from then on is a fluff piece a comedy that forgets what this show is a freaking horror show! IF this show's best ideas involve lesbian make-out sessions, and a black shrouded figure with deer skull for your creep and entertainment factor then I'm afraid it's time to end this show once and for all. Without horror you've missed the entire point of what this show is and I'm afraid so has the producers. I understand this show is nothing without it's comedy and family drama but for the past 2 years that seems to be all this show has been focusing on. This is writers fatigue at the worst possible time.

    This is the 8th year we have tablets that could bring about the end of demons, and demons have a tablet or soon will about killing angels this shold have roller coaster ride tension all over it. The stakes have never been higher to complete this mission everyting from the past 8 years is riding on the boys finally casting those hellions back into the pit from whence they came, but we dont see that at all this year instead it's brotherly quarels that make absolute no sense and the same gags over and over. How many times must Dean be caught with porn on his laptop? Yeah we get it he's perverted ENOUGH!