SUPERNATURAL “Defending Your Life” Review

Supernatural (CW) Defending Your Life

SUPERNATURAL “Defending Your Life” Season 7 Episode 4 – Well Sam always wanted to be a lawyer and tonight he got his chance. Except in true Winchester style this trial is anything but normal. Osiris has rolled into Michigan and decides to put guilty people on trial. He calls on Jo, Sam and even Dean himself as witnesses to testify why Dean should be found guilty for all the things he’s done.

The trouble is that there’s one witness that Dean doesn’t want called to the stand – Amy. Then Dean finds out that it’s up to him to decide if he’s guilty, and it all goes downhill from there. He holds on to his dirty little secret and just like that, he’s found guilty and Jo is sent to kill him.

Luckily Sam and Bobby save the day by coming up with a way to temporarily knock Osiris out of the picture. And while the plan works and Dean didn’t die, I wonder if any of this did him any good at all. Even with Sam trying to prove his innocence, all Dean did was wallow deeper into his guilt. Not that I expected it to happen this soon, but I saw Dean’s time on the stand as a way to come clean with Sam about Amy. Part of his guilt has to be the lying to Sam about it.

Meanwhile we got a very interesting little bit of info from Sam. Seems he’s not feeling guilty these days at all. And not in a Soulless Sam kinda way either, just in the way of a man who’s literally been to Hell and back and feels like he’s paid for his sins.

Who knew that the guy who sees people who aren’t there could turn out to be the sanest of the bunch at the moment?

My favorite bits..

Knowing that the boys were doomed the moment that Dean said this case would be “cut and dry.”

Dean’s “you’re welcome” after Sam thanked him for letting Amy go. Ouch.

Is it just me or is Sam’s hair suddenly looking really long? Maybe it’s the suit? Weird.

Dean making a comment about the guy drinking and driving..before taking a swig of his beer.

I know it’s wrong, but I have to admit I cracked up when the guy turned around to see the dog sitting calmly behind him.

“People change.”
“Tell it to Ghost Dog.”


Um Dean, I hate to break this to you but you do eat apples. Apple pie totally counts.

“We kinda specialize in crazy.” – Ha! Yeah that’s one way to put it.

“When those ghosts come to kick my ass, they’ve got a compelling case.” – Oh dear, I fear that line is going to come back and bite Dean in the ass.

Sam asking Dean if he was going to work or drink. Which brings up a good question. When are they going to address the fact that Dean is essentially an alcoholic? Not that I blame him, but still.

Bobby figuring out before Sam did that they had to get Dean the heck out of that town, but quick.

Dean giving himself a pep talk before going out with the bartender.

Well, looks like Sam’s finally gonna put some of that law education to good use…or at least the education he got watching The Good Wife. LOL.

Sam getting Jo to admit that she hunted because of her dad, not to “impress some ass she just met.”

Wow, all these old clips are really killing me. Dean has held a lot of bleeding people in his arms.

Dean has to believe he’s innocent? Oh crap.

“When your heart’s heavy, let me tell you, real punishment’s a mercy.”

Okay Sam, maybe using the word “blows” while in a courtroom isn’t such a great plan.

OMG, I can’t believe it but for a second there after Dean said that Osiris was going to get him one way or another, my mind immediately thought “they need to call Cass.” – I guess I’m still not used to him being gone yet. *sad face*

“Apparently Jewish people blow through them once a year.” – I am not going near that line with a ten foot pole.

Sam pointing out to Dean that he was a hunter and therefore would know how to “deal with” Jo. Ouch.

Aw man, I was kinda hoping we could get to hear Sam’s explanation to the rabbi. I guess it worked though, cuz he’s got the horn.

Dean admitting that he hadn’t wanted to do the job alone. That made my heart ache.

“He was right about one thing.”
“What, your massive crush on me?”
“Shut up.” – OMG that whole exchange was so sweet I think I may just die.

Dean saying that he was 98% crap. Yep, there goes another broken piece of my heart. I think it fell on the floor.

Jo lighting the gas on the stove. Brilliant and awful all at the same time.

Dean leaning into Jo’s hand when she touched his face. I seriously don’t know how much more of this I can take.

Dean still flat out lying to Sam about who the final witness was going to be. Oh boy.

Thinking that Sam actually had a good point. He did go to Hell, shouldn’t that be enough atonement for anyone?

What did you think of this episode of Supernatural? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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