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SUPERNATURAL Recap: My Heart Will Go On

April 16, 2011 by  

It’s been a long six weeks, but the Winchesters are back for the final leg of the sixth (and hopefully not last) season. Ten seconds into the episode I was on edge due to the obvious foreshadowing with the shots of a garage door being propped up, a circular saw, sharp implements and general telltale items that would no doubt unify to form some kind of disgusting death trap. Oh, look at that – decapitated by the door. Nice!

I honestly don’t know what freaked me out more in the first few minutes: the image of Dean driving a Mustang, the sight of Ellen unpacking leeks like it was nothing, or the news that in whatever bizarro land this is, Bobby and Ellen are married! Also, it appears that the Cuban Missile Crisis never happened, because professional presidential birthplace investigator Donald Trump has a casino in Havana!

It’s revealed that we are watching what is essentially the most delayed instance of Final Destin-ization ever. In bizarro land, the Titanic safely reached port after narrowly missing an iceberg at sea, thanks to the good eye of First Mate I.P. Freely. Generations later, the passenger’s descendants are being picked off by Fate to make up for the deaths that didn’t happen in 1912. It would have been easier to do this when there were still only 300 passengers rather than wait until they had multiplied to 50,000 descendants, but I get it: Fate likes a challenge.

Fate, by the way, is a young, preppy, high-strung, over-achieving type – basically an amalgam of Tracy Flick and Rachel Berry. She’s all up in Cas’s face about the real reason behind having Balthazar go back in time to save the ship (Balthazar would be Mr. Freely, of course). It’s not jus that Balthazar hates Billy Zane with the passion of a thousand fiery suns as he would have us believe; Cas wanted the passengers to live so that they’d multiply over time, creating thousands more souls that would be of use to him in the celestial war. Now, I get the concept, but wouldn’t it make more sense to stop something much more horrible (not to mention save MANY more people) and prevent, say…Hitler from ruling Germany? To be fair, Celine Dion is much better fodder for comedy than the Holocaust, so it was probably a good creative choice.

It was both really sweet and completely heartbreaking to see Bobby and Ellen together and in love – given the chance, they really could have been the Coach and Tami Taylor to Sam and Dean’s Matt and Riggins (if you don’t get that reference, you have five seasons of Friday Night Lights DVDs to watch). Bobby is so perpetually alone and at the service of others, seeing him with a partner made me realize how much he really needs one. Too bad there are no non-evil women on this show for him to hang out with.

In the end, Fate gives Cas a choice – either go back and re-sink the ship, or Sam and Dean will be priority number one for Fate and her sisters, who won’t stop until they’re dead. We all know how Cas feels about the brothers (and we know Dean’s not going to keep driving a ‘stang for the rest of the series), so down the ship goes, and the world is set back on course (goodbye again, Ellen – it was really nice that you didn’t have such a traumatic exit this time).

There wasn’t much ‘big picture’ information in this episode about the war in Heaven or the Mother, but I’m sure we’ll get into that next week since there aren’t too many episodes left in the season. I’m guessing the two plots will converge somehow, bringing Cas and the boys together, or at least I hope so – there has been entirely too little Cas this season.

While there wasn’t a lot of mythology last night, there WERE a lot of great lines. These were my favorites:

• Accidents don’t just happen accidentally. You know what I mean.
• “Why did you un-sink the ship?” “Because I hated the movie.” “What movie?” “Exactly.”
• Dude…dude. Rule One: No Kutcher references.
• Sorry, you have me confused with the other angel. You know, the one in the dirty trench coat who’s in love with you?
• “Too soon?” “Yeah Dean, I’m pretty sure six seconds is too soon.”
• “Your kind of librarian, or my kind of librarian?” “Well she was wearing clothes, if that’s what you mean.”
• You need new friends, Cas.
• Why are you having my dreams, dude?

What did you think of “My Heart Will Go On”? Which was your favorite death? I think I have to go with the bus – it was nice and bloody. Have you been missing Cas as much as I have? Are you dying to see exactly what the hell is going on up in Heaven? How is the Mother going to fit into all of this? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so hit the comments!

Warning – Mild spoilers for next week ahead:

Below is the two and half minute preview clip of next week’s western-themed time travel episode that they showed at Paley Fest – it’s shot by an audience member, so be warned: there is much hysterical squee-ing. Below that, you’ll find the regular tv promo from The CW. Looks fun! The cowboy hats are giving me a major Justified vibe, and I’m good with that.

Paley Clip:

TV Promo:

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3 Responses to “SUPERNATURAL Recap: My Heart Will Go On”

  1. Patty on April 16th, 2011 11:47 pm

    This was a fun episode but I am confused as to why the switched it with next weeks episode. Maybe it will make more sense next week? I wanted the western! Plus IMDB has two characters listed in “My Heart Will Go On” that were not in the episode and that confused me even more.

    I need to rewatch. I was distracted by how great both brothers looked and it’s been too long since they have been on my TV. It might be the first time I thought Sam’s hair looked like a normal person’s.

    • Sorry, you have me confused with the other angel. You know, the one in the dirty trench coat who’s in love with you?


  2. John on April 17th, 2011 10:39 am

    It was an interesting episode, but seemed more of placeholder than an advancement of the story and there are too few episodes to spend on something that ends up never happening.

    I did like Fate and her standing up for herself and her role against Cas.

    Also 1,517 people died on the Titanic, not 300.

  3. Mary on April 20th, 2011 7:52 pm

    I have never NOT liked an episode of Supernatural, and I love most of them since I stumbled on a double header on TNT in the middle of season five. (That includes marathon DVD watching of seasons 1-4 to catch up.) i think this episode added to Cas’s backstory as well as reemphasizing the brothers’ bond with each other and Bobby. Seeing ‘what if’ with Ellen also brought back fond and painful memories of what went on before. The humor, both physical and verbal, is always enjoyable. What we have seen of Cas this season has shown him to be care-worn and not as open as in the past. His blatant lying to Sam and Dean is worrisome, as well as the indications that some of his compromises in his fighting of the angel civil war may be less than honorable. I have considered a Cas and Crowley partnership a possibility, and I am not convinced Crowley is truly gone. (Though that may be wishful thinking as I adore Mark Sheppard in anything he does.)