Season 7 Episode 5

Shut Up, Dr. Phil

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 21, 2011 on The CW

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  • Marital Hell


    Shut Up, Dr. Phil-Sam and Dean deal with a witch who is using her powers to terrorize a small town. They soon discover that she is taking out her anger with her husband, who she discovered was having an affair.

    Honestly, the only reason I was looking forward to this episode was the mini Buffy reunion between Charisma Carpenter and James Masters. Sure, they didn't share much screen time on Buffy and Angel, but they were both beloved characters who transformed a lot of the course of both series and gave great performances throughout. Both of them are equally excellent here playing Don and Maggie, a married couple on the rocks who turn out to be psychotic witches bent on ruining each others' lives and not caring you dies in the process. The best moment without a doubt was the final confrontation between the brothers and the couple as Dean hilariously forgets to cook the chicken feet and both Don and Maggie prepare to kill them only for Sam to suggest helping them with their issues. It only leads to both brothers being thrown around and hexed by Don and Maggie's spells. But alas, as for the rest episode, it was kinda disappointing.

    For one, I'm already tired of Dean hiding the fact he killed Amy, once again, at the end, Dean has a chance to confess and move on, yet he does nothing and blows it off. I just can't stand plots that are dragged out for the sake of creating more drama. After what Dean been through the last 6 years, he should know better. Tell Sam the truth, sure he'll be pissed and hurt, but you guys have more important things to worry about, like the Leviathans, you'll deal with it in your own time, geeze! Speaking of the latest Big Bads this season, the Leviathans are proving to be all talk and not much else. Towards the end, one of them manages to track Sam and Dean down, not to mention almost kills them when Don manages to put a spell on him and stop him. Maybe this shows that there is a magical way to atleast hurt them, but considering these things have been said to be unkillable, powerful and were the first things created by God, for a witch to neutralize one of them so easily.....was kinda disappointing. So far, the Leviathan arc hasn't had much development and is pretty lackluster so far. Overall, "Shut Up, Dr. Phil" has it's entertaining moments with great guest stars, but other glaring plots and arcs just bring a down.