Happy 32nd Birthday Billie Paul Piper (22nd September 1982)
I was re watching the episode and this … THIS is important
Dean is back from hell and goes to Bobby’s house … and the way to prove that he is the real Dean Winchester is saying things that only Dean might say, as Bobby’s real name and why he became a hunter … But he adds that phrase “"You’re about the closest thing I have to a father" . And this is so freaking important, because Dean is being completely honest with Bobby, he is showing that he is the real Dean telling Bobby how important he is in his life … “the closest thing I have to a father”
Bobby, you’re a great man and a real father…
fun fact: Pig ‘n a poke isn’t just a breakfast item, it’s a double euphemism that describes the plot of this episode
Pig ‘n a poke is slang for getting a bad deal, which is what Dean got all the Tuesdays he was in Mystery Spot. Back in the olden days people would go to market and buy a suckling pig to raise. The shop owner would put the piglet into a bag, or poke, for them to carry home. But if the customer wasn’t paying attention the shop owner might cheat them by putting a cat in the poke instead. The customer would go home, open the poke to retrieve their pig but a cat would run out of the bag. That’s why let the cat out of the bag is slang for revealing a secret
When Gabriel ate his pancakes with strawberry syrup instead of his usual maple he let the cat out of the bag. And because Sam was being vigilant and noticed this he didn’t get stuck with another pig ‘n a poke Tuesday
the more you know holy fuck
This is one show I’m okay with people analyzing like this because OMG
Supernatural is a great show to analyze because we know that writers like Jeremy Carver and Robbie Thompson like to use subtext to help tell their stories. And Jeremy seems fond of wordplay so his episodes are especially fun to interpret
And the reason she can jump is that she knows the Doctor will catch her. Her absolute trust that he will be there, he will catch her when she falls, is what enables her to prove there’s always a way out.
We’ve seen far too many fictional women made weaker by their relationships. Not River. Not ever. She gains strength from her unconditional love and trust.