If last week's TV parodies and shocking angel revelations on Supernatural weren't wild enough, the writers have upped the ante on breaking the fourth wall this week. In "The Real Ghostbusters," Thursday at 9pm, Supernatural super fan Becky tricks Sam and Dean into attending a Supernatural fan convention. Let the inside jokes begin.
We got brief glimpses into the world of the Supernatural book series on the show in "The Monster at the End of This Book" and "Sympathy for the Devil," but now Supernatural is diving head first into fandom. What can we expect to see, and more importantly, what do we want to see?
1. Lots of the Fat Dean LARPer
In the promo trailer for this episode, we see two guys live action role playing as Sam and Dean, and the comically overweight Dean puts on his huskiest voice to refer to the promise he made to John to kill Sam back in season 2. I don't know who that Husky Dean is, but based on that one line, I want a lot more of him, because that guy is comedy gold.
2. Tons of Obscure Episodic References
I recently finished my epic NetFlix journey through the first three seasons of Supernatural, so I'm probably as prepared as ever to try and find all the random obscure, episode-specific references sure to be in this episode. But to be honest, I'll probably need your help, because my Supernatural knowledge isn't as encyclopedic as I'd like it to be.
3. Fan Fiction
I'm generally against the fan fiction references Supernatural has done in the past, but at a convention, especially with Becky, it's virtually a requirement. I think seeing Becky moderate a panel on how to write Supernatural slash fan fiction could be hilarious.
In my experience, there are no bigger critics and complainers than the biggest fans. I'm hoping to see these Supernatural fans argue about lame plot twists, bad episodes, and all the other complaints fans might have about Supernatural.
5. Movie Rumors
In the world of Supernatural, I'd imagine these fans of the book series would all be hoping and praying for their favorite characters to move to the big screen. Heck, this episode could single-handedly also start demand from fans of the TV show to end things and move on to a big screen adaptation of Supernatural. See, I bet I have you excited already.