Season 7 Episode 19

Of Grave Importance

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 20, 2012 on The CW
out of 10
User Rating
225 votes

By Users Episode Review

  • BOO!

    Supernatural: Ghosting 101

    On Friday, Sam and Dean investigated an old-fashioned haunted house, and an old friend learned how to be a ghost.

  • Episode Summary

    An old hunter acquaintance calls Sam and Dean in to investigate a haunted house, but when she disappears before they arrive, they discover that a powerful ghost inhabits the house.

    Who was the Episode MVP ?

    • Amazing!

      Spoilers contained in this review!

      I really loved this episode! I love that Bobby is finally back, and I know some people don't get it, but I am pretty sure that when Bobby was being killed by Whitman, there was an energy transfer of sorts going on from Bobby to Whitman. What I figure happened is when Sam and Dean kill Whitman by burning his bones, the energy went in reverse, thus giving bobby more ghostly powers without the need to really learn them for as long as maybe some ghosts need to. What I really enjoyed about this episode was gaining a different perspective on ghosts and their nature in the Supernatural universe. I really can't say I look at them the same way anymore, it was very interesting to see things on their side! I get that the boys are having some trouble with this, but man this is the coolest way to bring Bobby back! I really love the potential for this to be a big help for the boys when facing Dick and the Leviathans! Can't wait for more!moreless
    • Haunted Mansion

      In a surprisingly pleasant way this episode gave us a continuation of Bobby after Bobby. The case of a uber-powerful ghost killing other ghosts to make himself stronger is clever writing to be sure but it was Bobby and recently deceased hunter Annie that sold the episode as believable and him learning the up and mostly downs of being a ghost. Sam and Dean finally learned that Bobby was tied to his old flask and the reversal of the fat guy who supposedly killed the real villain's wife in life and is actually trying to warn people was a particularly effective twist. The creepiest part being Bobby's ability to see all these evil lost ghosts hanging around while Sam and Dean can't see any of them looming. The other ghost's unwillingness to help was understandable. Certain parts bothered me but the pacing was one unusual to most Supernatural episodes and having Bobby stay behind because they've "still got work to do" makes sense since he has to see Dick Roman burn before he can pass on. But how will he pass on since he ducked his Reaper, he should've gone with them. At least they finally answered the question of why he's still around beyond just the how. But now that they know we can finally focus on finding a way to kill the Leviathans and get Dick Roman out of the picture and give Bobby some peace finally.moreless
    • a great eps

      making a 2 recap liked very much and I also felt in the 1st season when the ghosts still scared. The Annie reminded me ellen, type achi she too old to make out in cats hahahhaa laughed a lot when fiocu beast because the dean sam hahhhhaa also stayed with her. As for Bobby NVE it was super, but hey the dean could be more sensitive to him will never forget the day that the pro bobby dean said he was not his father. I know Bobby back or have meat or bone, or will have to do, from the dean (who suffered the death of Bobby) whatever emotion thought emails from him But anyway it was a good eps.

      PS: let me touch on the fan: well who could have left the dean out towel hahaahaamoreless
    • Of Grave Importance

      Of Grave Importance was another perfectly entertaining episode of Supernatural and I really enjoyed watching because there was a lot of character and plot development as Bobby played a prominent role in the story line. It was great to see Bobby and finally address his presence. I also liked the story of haunted house and how that story played out. It was awesome to see Bobby again in Ghostly action. I certainly look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
    • Great but.....

      I liked the episode but to be honest, i hoped for more, now there's something I don't get, if in this episode Bobby learns to move things, how in hell he did before to drink beer or toss the sword to Dean if in those episode he didn't knew how to do it ?! I just hope that in upcoming episodes writters find a way to bring Bobby back to life, if not he will end up becoming a mad spirit and all, certanly Cass will have to help... can't wait for next week's episode.moreless
    Jamie Luner

    Jamie Luner

    Annie Hawkins

    Guest Star

    Antonio Cupo

    Antonio Cupo

    Whitman Van Ness

    Guest Star

    Elysia Rotaru

    Elysia Rotaru

    Victoria Dodd

    Guest Star

    Jim Beaver

    Jim Beaver

    Bobby Singer

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The newspaper Sam was reading chronicling the murder of Van Ness' fiancee on the eve of their wedding is dated Friday, January 11, 1901. When Sam and Dean break into the Van Ness mausoleum the marker on Van Ness's crypt says he was born in 1895 and died in 1935. That would have made Van Ness six years old when he was engaged to be married.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Annie: Wow. Dead. Ghost. Me. Three words you never want to use in a sentence.

      • Sam: (about Annie's affair with Bobby) It was a foxhole kind of thing. Very Hemingway.
        Dean: She and I went Hemingway once too. Wait, you too?!
        Sam: We ended up working the same case. She was stressed. I... didn't have a soul.

      • Bobby: All right, now. I can kill werewolves, fix a Pinto, and bake cornbread. I will be damned if I can't get zen.

      • Dean: We combed the crap out of this place.
        Sam: If Annie's in there and we didn't find her, it's 'cause something doesn't want us to.
        Dean: Awesome. Well, let's walk right into that.

      • Annie: Are you okay?
        Bobby: Sure. I mean... I'm dead. I'm a ghost... but, basically, swell.

    • NOTES (1)

      • International Airdates:
        Australia: April 30, 2012 on Eleven
        Norway: May 11, 2012 on FEM
        UK: October 17, 2012 on Sky LIVING
        Finland: June 16, 2014 on Sub

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Dean: Guy moves more dirt than The Drudge Report.
        Referencing the web site run primarily by Matt Drudge, which started as a gossip column and eventually went to publishing news and political links, and breaking occasional stories based on tips to Drudge himself.

      • Bobby: For the record, I hated that Swayze flick.

        Referencing the 1990 film, Ghost, starring starring Patrick Swayze as a ghost who is able to move objects when angry or otherwise feeling strong emotion. Dean has used "Swayze" as a verb to describe ghosts moving objects before, starting in "In My Time of Dying".

      • Dean: Slimer?

        Referencing the mischievous ghost seen in the two Ghostbusters movies (1984 and 1989). The green spirit is a "focused, non-terminal repeating phantasm" and is generally harmless. In The Real Ghostbusters animated series, Slimer becomes the Ghostbusters' mascot and eventually the show was renamed to Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters.