Supernatural

Season 6 Episode 19

Mommy Dearest

7
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 29, 2011 on The CW
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Episode Summary

The brothers track Eve to Oregon and discover that she's converted an entire town into a new breed of monsters... and has taken the form of Mary Winchester to torment Sam and Dean.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Great Season Beginning Episode!

    10
    What a great beginning to this season. The actors and writers are still going strong! Cass now says that he is God and the brothers must try to find a way to stop him from the destruction that he is doing. I can't wait until next week!
  • Mother's Day

    8.5
    Mommy Dearest-The brothers track Eve to Oregon and discover that she's converted an entire town into a new breed of monsters... and has taken the form of Mary Winchester to torment Sam and Dean. A solid episode full of twists yet the only downside is Eve gets a rather abrupt demise. Considering the writers have built her up to this point as the main threat of Season 6, it's kinda anticlimatic to see Eve go so soon. Sure we've had Crowley, Rapheal and Bethlazar as other threats but there were pretty much leftovers from Season 5. Despite all this commotion about the Civil War in Heaven and Purgatory, Eve's been was the most intriguing development out of this season and the fact that she won't even make it too the finale is a shame. But like I said, the episode is full of some great twists, especially the opening teaser when Eve wrecks havoc in the bar in Oregon.



    The other twists I never saw coming was the sheriff and deputys turning out to be "jefferson starships" (as Dean hilriously calls them prior to this scene), Castiel beheading one of the starships to get the info on Eve's location (even without his powers, Cas proves he's still a badass), Eve impersonating Sam and Dean's mother (Samantha Smith was actually better as Eve than Julia Maxwell) and for a second you believe the brothers as well as Cas and Bobby won't be getting out, but then the reveal of Dean drinking the ashes after Eve bites him was classic! The ;ast 5 minutes are so make for a great cliffhnager after learning not only that Crowley is still alive, the boys go after the two little boys they saved, which one of them turned out to be Eve's mewest monster hybrid. But it seems Crowley's demons might have gotten to them first. Not only that, but it appears Crowley and Castiel are wroking together!? Wow! Overall, a strong episode leading into to the last 3 episodes of the series.moreless
  • Mommy Dearest

    9.8
    Supernatural really knocked it out of the park this week. It went all out by having an intriguing story, tying up some story arcs, and opening up some new ones for the final payoff which will be the season finale. What I really didn't like about this season is the lack of direction.



    With season 5, we had the five-year-plan, the end of the word, Apocalypse, the end... right? But this year, it's all been quite random with soulless Sam and Eve, I really didn't know what to think. But this episode did give us a sense of direction. We know that Crowley is alive and Castiel had something to do with it.



    Tonight, it looked like Supernatural was going back to it's roots on what made the show good. It definitely succeeded. Now I'm pumped for the final 3 episodes of the season. Hopefully we get a huge payoff. By the way things are going, it sure seems like it!moreless
  • Sam and Dean, alongside Bobby and Castiel, make their final stand against the mother of all monsters, Eve - however things take an unexpected turn when they final come face to face.moreless

    9.0
    This episode centers around Sam and Dean's first and final meeting with Eve, the mother of all monsters, and their efforts to take her down. It was nice to see them team up with Bobby and Castiel as they travelled to a town which is overrun by mysterious monster hybrids which Eve has created. The humour in this episode is great and extremely reminiscent of earlier seasons, the Jefferson Starships name well definitely stick in my mind. However, I did adore more than anything, the scenes between the two sets of brothers in this episode - the Winchesters quietly seeing themselves in the young brothers was incredibly touching and very enjoyable.



    The actors were once again spot on with their portrayals of their characters however, one of the most powerful and inspired performances was Samantha Smith as Eve impersonating Mary Winchester. Her performance as Eve was disturbingly good and she carried herself very well, giving an appropriate creepy feel that the final confrontation. Although I am a little disappointed to see the Mother of All monsters taken out so quickly but using her as a red herring to divert attention from the real "big bads" of the story was a clever move by the writers.



    Of all the characters in this episode, it has to be said that Castiel's appearance was the most interesting. Throughout season 6 his actions have been incredibly suspicious and it has been repeatedly hinted that he's working on something terrible, the biggest red light of which being shown at the end of this episode - Castiel did not kill Crowley but is in fact working alongside him.



    The storyline of the episode has swiftly pushed Supernatural into the final hurdle with a number of questions about Castiel's intentions, his quest for souls and his part in Heaven's civil war, which has led him to work alongside Crowley. With Eve out of the way and the coalition of these two major players, this episode has led the way to a very interesting final three episodes for season 6.moreless
  • as a standalone episode its a 10. as a part of the season arc? a weak 2

    9.0
    I like the episode as a standalone. it was pretty suspensful and had its funny moments as well as typical dilemas that come whenever the Winchester boys are involved. though i have to say given how much fuss was made about Eve they did get rid of her pretty easily. almost too easily. personally I would have liked to follow that story way more then the Battle for Souls 2011 that Season 6 is serving us. I mean, I liked Crowley in Season 5. he was fun and the actor is great. but his role in this season is just ... or better siad this whole season arc is just bad bad bad. and dont let me even start on what they are doing to Castiel. after the really intense Season 5 this one is mostly just a bitter disspointment. and this episode is the prime example. the show obviously still has it, because as I said, the episode was very well done on all parts but the idea with the souls is so very weak and badly executed. I both cannot wait for it to be over and done with and am dreading the endmoreless
Roman Podhora

Roman Podhora

Sheriff

Guest Star

Julia Maxwell

Julia Maxwell

Eve

Guest Star

Nathan Witte

Nathan Witte

Ed Bright

Guest Star

Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith

Mary Winchester

Recurring Role

Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver

Bobby Singer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Eve serves the two specials, the onion rings on Dean's plate are facing toward the camera, to Dean's right. When the camera cuts back, the plate has rotated 180 degrees and the onion rings are on the side of the plate to Dean's left. After Eve says "The natural order," a new camera shot shows the plate has rotated to its original position again.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Bobby: I'm thinkin' maybe it's time you made a call.
      Dean: Why's it always got to be me that makes the call, huh? it's not like Cass lives in my ass. The dude's busy. (Castiel appears right behind him) Cass, get out of my ass!
      Castiel: I was never in your... have you made any progress in locating Eve?

    • Dean: It's been a long time. You remember us?
      Lenore: I remember. Your hunter friend almost killed me.
      Sam: Well, if it makes you feel any better, uh, he turned into a vampire, and I chopped his head off.
      Dean: Yeah, with razor wire. Wicked.
      Lenore: Well, that's something.

    • Castiel: I'll search the town. Give me a minute. (stares off into space)
      Dean: Cass, we can still see you.
      Castiel: Yeah, I'm still here.
      Dean: Okay, well, you don't have to wait on us. (Castiel tries again) Well, now it just looks like you're pooping.

    • Castiel: I'm powerless.
      Dean: You're joking.
      Castiel: Something in this town is, uh... it's affecting me. I assume it's Eve.
      Dean: So, wait. Mom's making you limp?
      Castiel: Figuratively, yes.
      Dean: How?
      Castiel: I don't know, but she is.
      Dean: Oh, well, that's great, 'cause without your power, you're basically a baby in a trench coat. (Castiel stares away)
      Sam: I think you hurt his feelings.

    • Dean: Excuse me, hi. Uh, i-is Dr. Silver in today? My friend is very sick.
      Castiel: I have a, uh... painful burning sensation.

    • Castiel: I'm fairly unpracticed with firearms.
      Dean: You know who whines? Babies.

    • Dean: The question is why? What does she want with a... what do you call these?
      Bobby: Well, congrats, you discovered it, you get to name it.
      Dean: "Jefferson Starships." Huh? Because they're horrible, and hard to kill.
      Sam: It looks like the entire bar has been turned into these...
      Dean: Jefferson Starships.
      Sam: Fine. But why are all... the Starships dead?

    • Bobby: They won't take long.
      Castiel: You don't know that. They may find more wayward orphans along the way.
      Bobby: Oh, don't get cute.
      Castiel: Right. Pardon me for highlighting their crippling and dangerous empathetic response with "sarcasm." It's a bad idea letting them go.
      Bobby: Come on. You don't let Sam and Dean do squat. They do what they gotta, you know that.

    • Eve: Relax. I'm not here to fight.
      Dean: No. Just to rally every freak on the planet. Bring in Khan worms and--and half-assed Spidermen. And dragons. Really, sister? Dragons?
      Eve: So I dusted off some of the old classics. I needed help.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Title:
      Referencing the 1978 expose of Hollywood star Joan Crawford titled Mommie Dearest. The tell-all is written by Joan's daughter Christine, who claims that her mother is a dominating parent who engages in child abuse. It was adapted into a movie in 1981, with the more dramatic moments overacted to the point where the movie was often hailed as a camp classic.

    • Dean: Well, I was expecting more Zomebieland, less Pleasantville.
      Referencing first the 2009 movie, a post-apocalyptic zombie movie where two men and two women fight to survive in a world where a mutated strain of mad cow disease has transformed the vast majority of humans into insane berserkers with a thirst for human flesh. The second movie, in 1998, features two teenage siblings pulled into a fantasy world based on a 1958 sitcom, a world that is unceasingly cheerful, perfect, and removed from modern-day concerns.

    • Bobby: You think Vampira was lying?
      Referencing the stage name of Maila Nurmi, who created Vampira in the 1950s and went on to become a major celebrity hit, hosting her own Los Angeles horror shows, The Vampira Show.

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