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Hello! Today will be a special Quick Reaction, because I'll be reacting as I watch - I'm going out tonight, so don't have time to watch, then type - I must do both at once! (at least if I don't want to be up until 2am)

Oh yeah, we left things pretty desolate. And Michael's spear is broken.

Are we going to pick up where we left off - a bar in a lightening storm? Is this wear Dean is trapped? Bartender Dean? Wait, do we know this woman? She looks like Pam - also, she has nice arms, my goodness. It is PAMELA BARNES! But there's also this new lady... trying to buy Dean's bar. "Never had anything this nice." Weird fantasy, but it works. Pam is hot, geez. Also, who is the drunk guy?

Dean just likes to flirt, that's cute. Dean's dream is to own a bar, apparently. Also, to have trouble? Oh, drunk guy was a vampire - and Dean and Pam get to kick ass. It's a nice fantasy. Also, kind of overthetop cheesy.

In reality, now... poor heroes. YUP! Michael has been spying through Dean, I knew it!

MOLOTOVed again!

And cuffed! But Michael is still in control - and Monsters still turning everyone. "But Garth is in the trunk" "It's a big trunk"

Jessica! But it's Violet actually working the shift right now. Reapers can't intervene. But then she does... but she DIDN'T?!

Confusing - also, my friends came home during all that and I missed some dialogue - but I loved the return to not everyone seeing the reapers. Also, Garth is still in the trunk of the Impala in Missouri or wherever they were.

Sam's plan is to get in touch with Dean somehow, like Dean did when Sam was possessed by Gadreel. And now Michael has called the monsters to the Bunker - but hey, I consider that a win since they're no longer turning people.

Commercials... also, for my notes later, this is still day 1, which is the same night as the previous episode - which was, I believe, Christmas eve. 

Weird equipment that Toni used... was her name Toni? S12 was so long ago.

Dean's dream has Sam working with Cas - cute. "More shots!" Hahaha! I love this, he's ADORABLE! Oh, it's a repeating dream...

And he's beginning to notice...

Jack is keeping an eye on Michael "a little insulting" - Jack is confident in Sam and Dean... Michael puts them down. Jack isn't buying it - "you don't know anything about Dean" - and now he's lying to Jack and saying that Dean didn't care about Jack, because he's a burden. It's LIES, JACKIE! Cas tries to set Jack straight, but does it work? We don't know.

Hunters have a blockade on the road with incoming. 

Now Michael is going to try to pick apart Castiel. "You're confusing loyalty and compassion with weakness" - NOICE.

Michael wants to burn the world down because God didn't come back in his world. Geez, angels are petty. Ah, he sees his world as a failed draft that the writer has moved on from. Interesting world view. And Cas can't refute it. Michael wants to find God and kill him, apparently. So much for God's right-hand-man... which was the story I was told as a kid.

The hunters were just duped by a shapeshifter, I'm sure of it. They're now probably taking it back to the Bunker, which they couldn't otherwise have access to.

Jack wants to burn more of his soul to help. Sam won't let him. It's a slippery slope, Jack!

They connect Dean up. Jack's in charge of making sure no one kills them. Michael is still the boss of the situation - and it's the classic dreamwalker threat. 

Sam and Cas are in blackness. But Cas can listen to Dean's worst memories. Sam puts it together - Trauma keeps Dean alert... so they try the good memories... Sam finds the memory that has never happened. Now they just have to convince Dean he's dreaming.

Still the same night on commercial break 2.

I should think of something witty to say on the commercial breaks - this is probably boring. Oh, commercial break over - I bought movie tickets instead of thinking of something witty.

Bar! IPA from Austen - HA! NICE! "You're just a complex manifestation of Dean's memories designed to distract him" - I always like to see the other characters in their heads as different fasits of their personalities. The loop is extreme and Dean can't sense it. Sam finally triggers Dean on the fact that Pamela is blind... and dead.... oh my god, they were YOUNG! BABIES! I love them.

Poor Dean. Their code word! Sam says the code word and Dean REALLY KNOWS.

That was nicely done. I'd forgotten about that code word that I don't know how to spell... does dreamwidtch spellcheck know? Nope.

You all know what the word is though, so I don't have to embarrass myself. 20 minutes left of the episode though - and now we've got some Dean and Michael in the same scene stuff. I wonder how this is going to shake out in the 10-15 minutes remaining of actual show time.

Michael is trying to undermine his relationships for some reason? Ah, he's stalling... by egging them on in a verbal battle. Ah, so the monster can get in...  and they have! 

Oh, apparently Michael doesn't have powers as a mental projection? But he's a good fighter... geeez...

Oh yeah, and they're the new monsters that are immune to the bullets....I was rght about Tiger though. Also, these Hunters suck... but Jack still had a smite in him! Good job smiter! I hope he is okay.

Can they lock a mental projection in a closet in Dean's brain? Why couldn't they kick him out again? I missed that part...I'm backing it up.. "you'd be nothing but blood and bone?" I guess he's saying he'd destroy them.

Maggie gives a report on the monsters - apparently no longer under control. And spills the beans about Jack using his powers... apparently burning off more of his soul. Cas takes him to task, but he's just worried about Jack's soul...  Jack promises that it won't happen again, but I think he's full of it. 

Dean meanwhile has closet in his brain that has a REALLY angry angel in it. I mean, way to go mental fortitude for blocking an archangel from taking him over. 

Billie! She isn't too confidence in Dean's ability to keep Michael locked away. Blllie is mad about Dean not heeding her previous warnings. And apparently his fate's changed and is now set... and it's the only "only one scenario will save you" situation - and Dean's being granted the ability to read it. But he does not like it, judging by his reaction. Helps to have Death in your corner though. 

INTERESTING! Also, I'm surprised they trusted that Dean had the situation under control that fast - I'd have been like "okay, so, we leave you cuffed for at least 24 hours, and we take rotating shifts."

Anyway, interesting episode, all one night, so that makes my timelining easy. 

Let me know what you thought in comments! Sorry this isn't as witty as my usual half remembered blatherings. 


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