Supernatural “The Prisoner” Review (Season 10 Episode 22)

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In this episode of Supernatural, called “The Prisoner,” Dean goes out for blood to get revenge for the loss of another family member.

If I didn’t know for a fact that next week was the season finale, I would swear that tonight’s episode was. So much happened and all of it with endless amounts of intensity that I felt the need to take a deep breath when it was all over.

As predicted, Dean was royally pissed at Sam for getting Charlie involved with the Book of the Damned and the Stynes. But luckily he decided to take the brunt of his anger out on the creepy family behind her death, rather that his baby brother.

The Stynes were already pretty high on my scumbag list, but they went up a few more notches when we saw them force poor, innocent Cyrus into butchering a bully. Then they made the mistake of actually capturing Dean and I can’t say that I was even remotely sorry when he Mark’ed out on those bastards and took them out.

That is until he got to Cyrus.

I knew Dean was beyond angry. I knew that the Mark was juicing him up like nobody’s business. Yet I still thought that there was something inside, some bit of the real Dean, that would stop him from killing someone who wasn’t actually a monster.

As if that didn’t tear me up inside enough, Castiel had to show up and put things into a perspective I’d never thought of before. When Cas said that Dean could fight the Mark for years, maybe even centuries, I knew what his next words would be. Of course that would leave Cas alone to watch his best friend, his brother if you will, become a monster. I always thought Sam had more reason than anyone to save Dean, but I was wrong. Cas is fighting harder than anyone to keep Dean from becoming the Mark’s next victim.

I freely admit that I’ve had a bit of a crush on this badass Dean. Heck, I even loved Demon Dean. Even when he’s been bad – and, boy, has he ever – I’ve still sort of like it in that “ooh, look at the bad boy” kind of way. But if watching him kill Cyrus didn’t put an end to those juvenile feelings, watching him beat the living daylights out of Castiel certainly did.

That scene was so reminiscent of the final scene in the Season 5 finale, “Swan Song.” Sam’s body taken over by Lucifer and beating Dean senseless as Dean refused to leave and refused to give up that his brother was somewhere still inside. Castiel did the same thing, refusing to back down as Dean beat him and knowing that his friend was under there.

I don’t know what’s going to happen in next week’s finale, but I do know that I can’t wait to find out. Between Dean going so far over the edge that he would willingly beat up and nearly kill his best friend, to Crowley going all red-eyed on Sam, I’m sure it’s going to be a roller coaster of emotions.

My favorite bits:

You know. I think I could go without seeing the boys build another funeral pyre for a very, very, very long time.

Dean telling Sam that it should be Sam on the pyre. That hurt my heart.

“Is that you talking or the Mark?” – At this point, aren’t they one in the same? Also, wouldn’t Dean have said the exact same thing, Mark or no Mark?

“Well, I’m a lot like people.” – You tell her, Cas!

Castiel: “I’d be happy to kill her, she just called me a fish.”

Finding out that Sam had the Impala LoJacked “just in case.” Considering their lives, that’s a pretty genius idea actually.

Sam telling Cas to go keep Dean safe.

Okay, ‘fess up. Who’s really surprised by what Rowena just did? No one? Yeah, me neither.

“You can call me Ash.” – Awwwwww!

Hold up. The boys have NINJA STARS?? When do we get to see them use those? Or did they already and I forgot?

Sam actually managing to trick Crowley.

“Will you just die already?” – It may have been wrong, but that line cracked me up. First laugh of this ep for me.

Okay, whoa, WTF just happened to Crowley????

Crowley referring to Rowena as a “ginger whore.”

Don’t know what it says about me, but I’m not even remotely sorry that Dean did what he just did.

Cyrus finding the Winchester family photo.

Finding it hilarious that the idiots were STILL mouthing off to Dean, even when they saw that he’d gotten away from the rest of their family and was obviously covered in their blood. Morons. How did they survive this long?

Dean: “You can leave now, Cas.”
Castiel: “No, I can’t, because I’m your friend.”

Castiel pointing out that he was the one who was going to have to watch Dean turn into a monster. Wow. Just. wow.

The music. The blood, and everything else reminding me of the Season 5 finale.

What did you think of this episode of Supernatural? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? Sound off in the comments below, I love hearing from you guys!

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