Speaking of which, let's get to the episode...
I must admit, due to a fear of aliens, I never watched the X-files very much. I've seen an episode here and there, but have mostly blocked it from memory. It was also on back in the days before I built up my tolerance for low-level horror. That being said, my brother and sister were huge fans, so I've seen the theme song more than once...I got a kick out of the Supernatural tribute to it....especially because I know there's a fair amount of overlap over the years with former X-files crew working on Supernatural.
So, aliens! ...and Robert Picardo!
And apparently having no soul means that you say exactly what all of us want to say, but are too socially conditioned not to. I like how Dean tells Sam that he's going to be his conscious, and Sam starts calling him Jimminy (sp?)...very fitting for the episode.
Of course it was quite obvious that the watchmaker was behind it all. Watchmakers are always behind it all (religious jokes FTW!).
Dean "abduction" was hilarious. Both because of the frantic way he tried to communicate to Sam about what was going on, and the way Sam was so relaxed and joking about it all - and flirting with the waitress. Poor Dean. I mean, I know Sam doesn't care about him, but if he's such a good hunter, you'd think he'd know what the definition of "good back-up" is...apparently not.
Dean still has the same ringtone he had in S2.
I loved Sam telling the girl that his brother has been abducted but he's "had time to adjust" and then she asks if it's been years, and he's like "no, it was like a half hour ago." Hahaha...ok, I know on some level this is horribly tragic, but soulless Sam is pretty damn hilarious.
Not to mention hot. Apparently it was Sam's soul that was keeping him clothed all those years....I LOVED the scene of Dean walking in with Sam in bed with that girl....and not just because Sam was in bed with a girl...solely for their reactions. So funny.
Now, I'd like to point out that although I'm technically not supposed to be noticing their clothes on these episodes and I'm just supposed to be watching and enjoying...I did notice that while he was abducted, Dean's cozy jacket, which he has own for about two episodes every season since S1, got all torn and cut up. I'm going to have to stay tuned to see if the Winchester Amazing Secret Tailoring Skillz(tm) come into play again and the coat gets repaired.
Dean describing the abduction was also hilarious! Oh man...first the "incandescent grabby douchebags" was hilarious, than him describing shooting and hacking at them all hyper about it...hahaha..."They seemed surprised! I don't think anyone has done that before!" This is a lesson for everyone: Do not try to abduct Dean Winchester, you will have bitten off more than you can chew. I also loved Sam telling him to go take a shower, and Dean saying "yeah, and now I'm going to take a shower!"
The conversation where Sam is trying to understand WHEN it's appropriate to sleep with a hippie chick was funny...but I had a feeling Dean should have been trying to sell the whole "soul" thing a little bit better....we'll return to this, obviously...
Ok, what happened next? I don't even remember. I guess they start looking up aliens while Sam stalks the watchmaker. Oh yeah, and then Tickerbell attacks...and that was also awesome. I loved Dean's "nipples?!" which I actually couldn't hear because my friend was laughing so hard....I didn't blame her...but luckily we were recording while we watched, so we could go back after and confirm that he indeed said "nipples"...and OH MAN...only on Supernatural can they get away with MICROWAVING TINKERBELL! I really love this show.
So, the trick is that only Dean can see these fairies...but Sam believes him. So they go see the fairy lady.
This whole scene was also hilarious......(let's count how many times I use the words "hilarious" and "awesome" in this review?...actually, please don't).
I liked Dean's "forcibly interacting" or however he put it...really good.
ETA: I can't believe I forgot to mention "Did you service Oberon, King of the Fairies?" AH hahahaha....(the funny thing for me is that Oberon was in a play I did once, and he happened to be played by a crossdressing lesbian....so, yeah...I either picture her, or Rupert Everett, who also played Oberon in a movie...the latter is not a bad picture at all...so I can only guess the amount of Dean/Fairy slash fic that's going to come from this...because we all know it's going to happen.)
What next...more stalking of the watchmaker? Dean seeing the elves? I guess that was it.
Then Dean gets stalked himself by that guy in the red hat....and just in case you were wondering why Dean was so freaked out, my friend found me this after the show was over: The dude was a red cap.
So, Dean accidentally tackles a Little Person while yelling about fairies....and gets arrested. Smooth Dean....the question of why he waited around for the cops was never answered, but maybe some people tackled him and made a citizen's arrest. Who knows.
Dean gets thrown in the slammer, where he has to defend his non-homophobic little-person-phobic honour...(ironically, I actually do have a friend who has an irrational fear of little people....actually, come to think of it, doesn't SAM have a fear of little people? Well, I guess it's not specifically said....just implied).
Sam goes after the fairies...I kind of didn't really get why the fairies were all passed out on cream...did the watchmaker drug them or something? I didn't understand why the watchmaker and Sam could just walk up to the safe after the watchmaker made such a big deal about not being allowed before.
Anyway, so they get the spell book....meanwhile, the Red-Cap tracks Dean down. Then the Leprechaun shows up and kills the watchmaker and offers Sam a deal for his soul - Sam shoots him. So, both Winchesters are getting a beatdown from fairies. Only, Sam eventually thinks of trying the salt thing, so he wins the day and saves them both.
Finally, we get a nice conversation-on-the-hood-of-the-impala scene, where our battered heroes drink beer from their favorite green cooler and talk about their feelings...or in Sam's case, lie about their decisions.
Because Robo!Sam who is so knowledgeable on other people's tells, doesn't seem to realize that he has his own...so, when Dean asks him if he wants his soul back, Sam lies poorly. Somehow, it still appears as though Dean believes it. Poor Dean. He really should have sold it better. So far, he's told Sam that having a soul means that instead of having sex, he'd be suffering. Personally, I can't blame Sam for thinking "why the hell would I want that?...Sex is fun!"
The sad thing is, it's not like Dean can really describe all the good things Sam is missing...like, I don't know, loving and caring about people. First off, even people who are good about talking about emotions have difficulty describing love, secondly, Dean is hardly good at talking about positive emotions.
Over all of course, this was another MOTW. But it was a REALLY FUNNY one. It was so entertaining, it felt like it only lasted a half-hour at most! Ben Edlund really knows how to write a great episode.
I'm calling it now, btw: Sam's soul coming back is going to be the season closer, and not sooner...(and I really hope not later)
So, to sum up: HILARIOUS. AWESOME.
Until next time....