Supernatural

Season 7 Episode 16

Out With the Old

8
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 16, 2012 on The CW
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A ballerina is killed by a pair of cursed dancing shoes, and Dean starts to fall victim to the same curse. However, that's the least of the brothers' concerns when they discover that the store where the shoes were sold has been bought out by Leviathans.

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  • Out with the old, in with the new

    9.0
    Good start off I though and pretty gruesome kinda of funny in some ways lol. This episode had a lot of gruesome scenes and in some parts the writer did a pretty good job of putting us off what is obvisously could happen but didn't instead they do a full 360 and leaving you saying I didn't see that coming which is why I love supernatural. You never know what their going to do and they show their superior writing skills by showing you smoke an mirrors. Sam and Dean help out a town that have mysterious deaths and ofcourse Dick has something to do with it and we learn that its happening everywhere much bigger than in that town. The ending leaves a mystery a cliff hanger what happen to Rick?moreless
  • Out With The Old

    9.5
    Out With The Old was an awesome and perfectly entertaining episode of Supernatural because it had a classic story intertwined with the Leviathan agenda while Lucifer still taunted Sam. I enjoyed watching this episode because the horrific death scenes by cursed objects were done perfectly according to series standards. The plot development for the Leviathan story line was interesting and it was nice to learn a little more. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Out With the Old

    7.5
    Back from hiatus and a ballerina who dances herself to death, Sam and Dean look into a series of cursed objects unleashed upon the general public by the son of a recently deceased woman who had them in her safe and he sold them. While the premise of the episode is intriguing at first I thought it would be that the other dancers were jealous of the ballerina and one of them cursed her slippers and Sam and Dean had to find out who. But the other approach works even better. As they quickly round up the other objects; a gramophone and a deadly kettle, Sam is having sleeping troubles so he stays awake as long as possible and this doesn't seem to worry Dean so much. We also get a look back at Frank looking into Dick Roman and the Wisconsin property that Bobby's numbers led to. A connection is made to the season arc when a real estate mogul who's been buying up local family owned businesses killed the mother of the cursed object releasing son. The real estate operation is run by a Leviathan and her assistant George who while out getting her coffee sees Sam. They lure Sam and Dean to the antique shop the guy owns and they have a brawl. George decides to help the brothers and has Sam cut off his boss's head and put it in the safe and they refuse to let him eat her. He tells them that Dick is up to curing cancer at the Wisconsin property and it will be a research center and that the corporate real estate buy outs are on a much larger scale than Portland. While the look into the bigger picture was good for a sense of what Sam and Dean can do to defeat Dick Roman by season's end was positive, the total tonal shift of cursed object finding to Leviathan story was way out of the left-field in the worst way. I like Sam's disgruntled-ness at Lucifer and his Stairway to Heaven comment when he tells Dean that Lucifer's singing it to him. "Oh good song." "Not fifty times in a row." Frank's disappearance was unfortunate as I rather like him and Supernatural has a nasty habit of killing off likable secondary characters (like Balthazar from last season and Rufus too long of a list) but I hope he is in fact not deceased. But I like more what is forces Sam and Dean to do, take the training wheels off and fight a Big Bad all on their own with no Bobby or anyone else to back them up and that isolation is what makes this season stick out from the others because they can only rely on each other. Also a note on the cliche Sam falls asleep and then wake up just in time to swerve out of the way of a semi truck has been done to death please get another way to tell us that a character is burning the candle at both ends without delving into TV tropes.moreless
  • A split episode

    8.0
    I didn't realize it, but I realllly love cursed object Supernatural episodes. Makes me miss "Bad Day at Black Rock," plus evil inanimate objects freak me out more than demons/leviathans. The first part of the episode was a scavenger hunt with lots of humor and brutal deaths. The second part was a leviathan down-trodden employee revenge with a bit of weird reveal (*spoiler alert*). Leviathans curing cancer? Eh? Overall each half would have made a decent episode.. I definitely think there was more to fit it an it all felt a bit haphazard, particularly the end. What exactly happened to George? And Frank? Oh well, we probably won't get answers for a while considering the next episode promo.



    Overall: decent episode that moves fast, has some good funny moments, but felt a bit haphazard to be really good.moreless
  • so....

    8.0
    I think I was bad girl in my first comment, after all eps returning from a hiatus is not primior nor the 4th season (the best one in my opinion) had their returns from hiatus with a soft spot eps. But even with this median was 6.5 scale. The return of the epic leviatans was bland, despite the clone of "Teresa Cristina" stealing the scene. And the cure for cancer? I think with the same tone of the story virius Crowton, remember? I do not believe Frank is dead, he forges his death several times (pure schizophrenia). And yes Dean and his tastes, he died laughing when he is tempted to use the pair sneakers (the tamnho ahahhaha his foot). As to the right spot sam madness is coming ..... only one thing remained unexplained the mother of the boy who sold the artifacts was what? hunter, witch? pq is one of only two to put fetios to prevent those things saisem.



    Well now expect the return of the double: meg and cas!







    kiss cau!moreless

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  • QUOTES (12)

    • Dean: Dancers. They are toe shoes full of crazy.
      Sam: And you would know this how?
      Dean: I saw Black Swan. Twice. Hot tutu-on-tutu action. Come on, Sam, what's wrong with you?
      Sam: Wow. The depths of your…

    • Dean: All right, what've we got?
      Sam: She bought a tea kettle.
      Dean: A tea kettle?
      Sam: Yeah. Hey, with enough curse mojo, you can turn a pencil into a weapon of mess destruction.
      Dean: Good times.

    • Dean: You know, I wonder how old porn kills you.
      Sam: Pretty sure you don't want to know.

    • Dean: Best you can do is live your life the way that you think would make her proud. Or at least not embarrass the crap out of her.

    • Dean: Frank, hey, I don't mean to double-dip in your crazy sauce. No offense.
      Frank: None taken, Fudge Pop.

    • Dean: Think you can crack it?
      Frank: Can a dog play poker?
      Dean: I don't...
      Frank: The answer is "yes."

    • George: How 'bout you make me a new one?
      Batista: How 'bout you eat me?
      George: Don't tempt me.

    • Dean: Frank, tell me you got something.
      Frank: No, I'm calling with the Lakers-Celtics score.
      Dean: What?
      Frank: Of course I got something.

    • Frank: See, you were trying to access the Geothrive internal site. And the reason why you couldn't is 'cause if you dig down deep, it's all Dick.
      Dean: Yeah, well, that'd be helpful if you didn't say that about everything.

    • Sam: It doesn't matter where I go Dean. Lucifer will not shut up.
      Dean: Even now?
      Sam: He's singing Stairway to Heaven right now.
      Dean: Good song.
      Sam: Not fifty times in a row.

    • Joyce: Sam and Dean. It is such a pleasure to make your acquaintances. Now, just so you can put names to the faces that will be eating you, I'm Joyce, and this is my assistant George.

    • Joyce: Oh, Dean, I am going to enjoy picking you out of my teeth.

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    • Dean: I saw Black Swan.


      Referencing the 2010 psychological thriller starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as rival ballet dancers. The two dancers compete for the role of the White Swan in Swan Lake, and Portman's character grows increasingly obsessed with the role when she is required to perform both parts and unleash the dark side of herself to win the position.

    • Dean: And Bingo was his name-o.


      Referencing the song, Bingo (i.e., Bingo Was His Name-O and There Was a Farmer Who Had a Dog) is a song dating back to at least 1780. Each chorus has the participants spell out the word B-I-N-G-O in the chorus, and they clap on the first and then subsequent letters with each repeat of the chorus.

    • Sam: He's singing Stairway to Heaven right now.


      Referencing the 1971 song by Led Zeppelin. The 8-minute song was ranked #3 by VH1 on its 2000 list of Greatest Rock Songs

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