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Quick Reaction: 12x05 The One You've Been Waiting For

Slightly different format today! My usual SPN friends are off watching a play, so I'm not drinking wine at their place like usual. BUT, I'm also house-sitting, which means that I have access to a TV! So, I'm going to take my notes live while I watch, so you can see the process! Fun!

The process will show you why I'll inevitably remember things slightly wrong and the quotes won't be exact. ;)

Okay, so the way it's going to look - just as an experiment, is that I'm going to leave my notes bolded, and write the episode up around them when I can. Now, of course, they'll be SLIGHTLY different, because usually I hand-write notes. But for the most part that just means that I was able to write more complete sentences than usual... whereas usually my notes are just nouns and verbs.

Also, I'll be timelining - only, it's my other computer that has my timeline document, so in a very rare event, I'm going to be writing up my timeline entry at the bottom of the post too. So that tomorrow when I'm back on my other computer, I can copy it into the document. So, you'll get to see that process as well (sort of).

Let's do this thing... entry lyric is Leonard Cohen, because that's who I've been listening to before the show, for sad reasons.


THEN - Mary! AARON! The Thule!

NOW

Columbus Ohio

We begin the episode with a lady going into an antique store. She's buying a 1931 pocket watch.  The Antique dealer trys to haggle, because apparently she's been too transparent with how bad she wants the thing. Oh man, now he spontaneously combusts - oh man, so does she! I was sure she was Thule at first, but then I realized she was just a neo-nazi, because she talked about "the community" in a way that totally means "white supremists" Ugh. So gross. I'm glad she is dead.

To Sam and Dean!

Day 1

Sam comes in with food and asks Dean if he wants scrambled or fried. Is this Breakfast? Does Sam go shopping before breakfast? He has also bought, and offers, Pie! It's hard to say when this meal takes place, because Sam would totally offer Dean pie for breakfast if he thought Dean needed cheering up.

Sam tries to talk to Dean about Dean's mother issues. But Dean insists that he's fine. Dean has found a case. The case of the spontaneously combusting people in Columbus Ohio.

Sam accuses Dean of...Sublimation? I don't know what that is... but I guess it's what Dean does! I didn't know that had a name, but Dean totally just owns up to it. So it must mean ignoring your problems in favour of distraction? Or, uh, work? I'mma look it up - "divert or modify (an instinctual impulse) into a culturally higher or socially more acceptable activity." - Interesting! So, it's more about... like, instead of crying, getting angry, or instead of saying "you're making me uncomfortable" giving a false laugh and then making an excuse to leave the room.

TO OHIO!
Day 2? Most likely not. - 13 hours! Totally Day 2.

The crime scene is no longer active, so they break into a place in broad daylight.

They go to check it out - and while Sam does his thing with the computer, Dean walks up the stairs and starts accidentally breaking stuff. Dean and boat. Ha! This was a great bit of physical comedy by Jensen. I don't even know how you drop something that many times when you have thumbs - but I don't care. I laughed. I also love how he drops it too more times after Sam reminds him that they shouldn't be touching potentially cursed things.

Dean then finds a secret door! While Sam finds the info on the 1931 pocket watch, Dean opens the door to find a secret nazi room! And man, that's so terrifying. They've walked into spider-filled basements that are less scary than that room.

Sam finally comes to see what Dean found and knows pretty quicly that it's the Thule they're dealing with. Dean says he hates nazis. I hate Nazi's too Dean.

Second vistim time! We are introduced to a kissing couple. The couple is a Tindr date consisting of an awkward girl and a beardy dude. Awkward girl goes to the bathroom to try to talk herself into being less awkward. Meanwhile, beardy dude is burned by the Thule?! WHY?!

"DAS MÄDCHEN!" - Ha! Sorry, I just... love TV-German. (He says "The GIRL!" for anyone who doesn't know German. Also, fun German language fact. "Das Madchen" is neuter, rather than feminine, because anything ending in the diminutive "chen" is neuter. Mädchen are the words "die Madel" (the maiden) and '-chen' (diminutive ending indicating something small) put together, and the ending of the word determines the gender. Fun! )

The girl escapes out the window, but she cut herself on the sill. Then we find out that they need her alive. THE PLOT THICKENS!

Sam and Dean call Aaron! Aaron's halfway through killing people in the ledger. He's in Germany, as is implied by the club's name being German. Man, he's kinda like... what were those Isreal special agents called? The ones that killed Nazi's? Damn, anyway, he's cool. Aaron tells us that the Thule are closing ranks and he's been having a harder time tracking them, because they're getting ready for somethng they call Das Blut. Which means "The Blood."

Day 3 (most likely 2) - nope, Day 3.

Sam and Dean investigate the murder of beardy dude. The police have the girl in custody - or do they!!? She's being kidnapped! by the Thule most likely.

Sam and Dean come out of the building just in time to see her suspiciously shouting and struggling as she's driven away. Dean announces that "we've got to follow that car" and then informs us that he's always wanted to say that.

The car goes to a parking garage. Were the driver gets out, we see it's a young guy... and he calls his Father because the getaway car is locked. Turns out, the key was in the rear wheel well and the kid was just supposed to know that somehow. He's not amused. But he's even less amused when he hears a gun click and realizes that the Winchesters have found him.

They disarm him and move him to another location, along with the girl - and they tie him up to interrogate him. The girl, meanwhile, has gotten the not cops speech. But she doesn't believe in Nazi Zombies.Even though Sam corrects her that they're actually Nazi Necromancers.

Thule Kiddo perfers to die than talk, but then quickly changes his tune when it looks like Dean is happy to oblige.

He then starts telling them everything, and I start worrying - Why is he tallking? Is he stalling?

Flashback!

We see Hitler and his men in the underground bunker, with Hitler about to kill himself as Berlin falls. Which is, of course, what he actually did.

Hitler killed himself outside, I thought? Maybe I'm misremembering. Ah, apparently...that bit of historical accuracy doesn't matter, because he's a pocket watch.

The kid explains that the pocket watch is like a horcrux. It holds his soul until such a time as they can resurrect him. And Aww... Dean didn't read or watch Harry Potter, because he has no idea what horcrux is. Dean YOU ARE MISSING OUT!

We find out that kiddo was born in Buffalo in '94 - So, does this mean he's NOT a Thule? Is he a reluctant would-be Thule?

The kiddo finishes his story, and... and there you have it. Girl is related to Hitler. She is appalled and in denial, but they do exist - people related to Hitler or other famous nazis. They're a fascinating group of people. I just watched a documentary about some of them the other year, though now I can't remember what it was called. Anyway, I've also read books... it's what you do when you study history. It's really fascinating the psychological legwork they have to do to reconcil who they are with where they came from - and what having that legacy means for them. Naturally, SPN isn't going to get into any of that and I don't expect them to, and I shouldn't be talking about it so much - except that it's an area of interet for me - what happens after a war like that.

Anyway, the girl deny it, but kiddo informs her that she's adopted. Then he tells her that the Thule have been keeping tabs since birth, and he knows all these facts about her - including the fact that her way of dealing with adversity is to run away. She takes offense at that and... runs away.

Sam goes and talks to the girl - Does she have a name? Elly? Ellie?

The girl has texted her mother to ask about the whole adoption thing, and her mother has texted back saying "call me" which pretty much confirms it. Aww, secret adopted status. Worst way to find out? Possibly?

She's freaking out about being related to Hitler. But your genetics don't make you who you are personality-wise, it's okay Ellie. Thats all nurture. Also, you're like, great great niece at this point AT LEAST, even if you did believe in some sort of weird transfer-of-traits-through-blood (which would be a pretty eugenics/nazi thing to believe) you're like SO WATERED DOWN BY NOW.

Thule are creepy - I forget what this - OH! He's like SMELLING HER BLOOD in the car while he tracks her... so GROSS.

Haha, resurrect Hitler vs. Lucifer. Don't believe.
-So, Sam is like "I can relate" and Elly is like "DOUBTFUL! They want to turn me into Hitler!" and Sam is like "Dude, they wanted to turn me into LUCIFER" and then Elly laughs at him and doesn't believe him, which, is hurtful, I think... but I'll cut her a break, because she's clearly having a rough day.

Dean comes in to try to get Elly to cooperate. He knows the Thule are coming for her, and he wants to use her as bait.

Ellie doesn't like this plan, but before they can really hash it out. The Thule decend on the abandoned office building that they're hiding out it.

FIGHT!
- It's a good fight scene.

Sam and Dean don't fair that well against the Thule - and why didn't the Thule try to spontaneously combust them? Because they're the Winchester's, I guess. Or maybe they're spontaneous combuster was busy elsewhere. Sam and Dean haven't really managed to get the upperhand, when the Thule run off, because Ellly hasn't stayed where Sam and Dean told her too. She's run off again. and the gets abducted! Moron. Though, I'll cut her some slack, because I guess she didn't know how that fight was going to go and thoguht she could use a headstart... I may have done the same. There was logic behind it if you didn't take into account there would be more Thule waiting outside.

Sam and Dean changed into civilian clothes. Did they just do that at the side of the road? I think they did that last episode too. Oh boys.

Sam can't get in touch with Elly over the phone, because she's abducted! Sam!

Then we cut to see the Thule in the car with Elly, Kiddo, and the bossman - who is kiddos dad. Kiddos dad is PISSED. Oh, dude is in TROUBLE. Awww.... Boss-Thule gives a speech, first denigrading "millenials" and then saying that the divided nature of today's society needs a firm hand and is an excellent time for the return of HItler and Ugh, this episode is too apropros.

Sam and Dean are trying to track Elly via traffic cams. They're set up at a local diner.

Back to the Thule. Boss Thule tells Fritz to make sure that his son gets his rest... Kiddo's getting killed probably. Yup. Fritz takes Kiddo to the river and raises the gun, but just then his radio crackles with the Impala notice outside the diner, and he's distracted enough that Kiddo disarms him and shoots him in the head. Good job dude!

Back to Sam and Dean.

I love that shirt of Sam's.

They are still at the diner, when Thule Kiddo! suddenly appears! He's only haphazardly washed the blood off, and he tells them that he'll help them in return for protection until the job is done. The Winchesters are skeptical, but kiddo tells them about how his dad is a douche and he's not on board with the whole love affair with Hitler, but he had wanted his father to be proud of him, which was why he was helping before, but that's changed because "he asked a guy named Fritz to kill me." And Dean conceded that such an event MIGHT change someone's mind about obeying their father.

Returning to the Thule. we learn that Kiddo's name is Kristof. I wasn't that far off with Kiddo. Also, they are listenig to Wagner. Oh man, like, are they TRYING to be sterotypes? The answer, of course, is yes.

Drugged Ellie - ellie is drugged on a gurney and no longer capable of fighting back it seems.

Sam and Dean arrive some meters away, and Sam handcuffs Kristoff to the steering wheel to make him stay put. This is around the time I start figuring that by the end of the episode, Kiddo's probably going to die.

They get their guns out of the back, and Dean picks up the Grenade launcher. Sam tells him no, and Dean is sad. And I love this exchange so much, because Sam's response to Dean's pout is: "We'll get a chance. It's okay." Like. it's such a reassure-a-kid sentence... also, it just by TONE it fills in a bunch of back-canon that this isn't the first time they've discussed having a chance to use the grenade launcher. I know that's 100% Jensen too, wanting to use it... but because Jensen gets to make choices for Dean, it means it's now 100% Dean, and I love it. And I think what I love about it even more is that Jensen's desire to use it and Dean's desire to use it are expressed completely differently in body-language and his face. Anyway, I'll stop going on about this, I just thought it was great.

Ellie is getting a blood transfusion.... or, more likely, she's getting her blood drained and put into Kiddo's father. Ewwww... gross.

GROSS! - I forget what this is referring to - the blood transfusion? The boss Thule's misogyny? The boss Thule's desire to have Hitler inside him? Or maybe it's the way the pocket watch sunk into him in a swastika pattern? Who knows. Whatever happened at this point, I thought it was super gross.

Then, Hitler is kind of... hilarious - because instead of the usual somber take on him, we get kind of a manic bubbly take. Where he's jumping around and being joyful, even while still being a horrible person. I do like this take on Hitler. It's different and therefore refreshing. Also, German! I really do like the German language. My German is so rusty, but they're speaking Hochdeutsch here, and fairly clearly, so I could understand most of it without the subtitles. I don't know how good the accents were, because I'm Canadian, so it's hard for me to tell the difference between people who can speak German, speaking very clearly, and people who usually speak English speaking German very clearly.

Sam and Dean get caught and are brought in to meet Hitler.

And while everyone is distracted by that encounter. Ellie starts the gun fight! By getting out of bed, even though she's been drained of blood, and picking up one of the guns and shooting some dude in the head. This gives Sam and Dean the opportunity to kick some ass. And Dean gets to shoot Hitler in the head, WITH a punchline of "Heil this" hahaah

Sam dutifully points out, "You killed Hitler." And Dean is so happy, it's adorable.

So, good episode, though I thought Aaron would be in this more. And I'm kinda sad he's not.

Day 4 (or 3) - it's Day 4.

Dean keeps repeating "I killed Hitler" - and thinks he should get free drinks now, and t-shirts made. Sam points out that no one is ever going to believe him, but Dean says that Sam knows, and that's good enough for him.

They release Kiddo from the car. He lived! Only Kiddo is now a traitor to the Thule. Dean cuts him loose and advised him to go back to Buffalo, because no one goes to Buffalo.

Sam and Dean drop Ellie back at her place. How did Ellie get her blood back? She lost SO MUCH BLOOD. Did they just.. give her lots of orange juice and cookies? Iron pills?

Sam walks Ellie to the front of the building and Ellie claims it was her third worst day. And then states that she should probaby call her mother to talk about the adoption thing, because you can only run for so long. And man, that's gotta mean something right? Because she's saying this to Sam, and Sam is like "...yes, right." and earlier Sam was talking to Dean about sublimination as though it was DEAN'S problem, but now I'm starting to think that it's Sam. I think it was... last week? That someone was mentioning how Sam was being EXTREMELY REASONABLE. Man, maybe that's what his socially-acceptable expression of emotion is. He's like... becoming more and more reasonable with how upset he is?

Sam goes back to the car, and I think that maybe they're going to have a brother chat - but nope, Dean mentions a pie place out of town, and Sam's like "oh, NOW you want pie." and Dean's all like, "I killed Hitler - I deserve pie!"

And the episode ends there, and I'm unsure if the ending was supposed to make me feel happy, because Dean is thrilled and eating pie again. Or if I'm supposed to be concerned, because all might not be well in the state of Sam?!

However, my notes say that what I was feeling was that it was: Cute.

Promo:[Spoiler (click to open)]Jody! Billie!

Okay, for TImeline purposes.
Unknown 2016 - It's the One You've Been Waiting For, when Sam and Dean investigate a case of spontaneous combustion, only for it to lead them to the Thule, and an opportunity to do something that everyone, at one pont or another, has thought of doing. The boys spend 3 days in this episode, and drive from the Bunker to Columbus, OH.

Alright, I'll copy that over tomorrow, when I'm back on my big computer.



As usual, let me know what you thought in comments!

Tags: quick reaction, season 12
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