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Rewind and Repeat: Dean Lip Syncs Air Supply, Supernatural “Slash Fiction”

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Supernatural did it again. It had another one of those scenes I couldn’t help but instantly rewind and repeat. And then after the episode was done — I went back and re-watched it over and over again. Yes, I’m talking about the now infamous and hilarious Air Supply scene.Dean’s pretty dejected after having to ditch the Impala. You see, Leviathans turned themselves into Sam-and-Dean clones and started a massive murdering crime spree of Pulp Fiction proportions causing the real Winchesters to go off the grid and forgo their rock aliases, their trusty laptop and their beautiful car. “Nobody puts Baby in a corner,” claims Dean.

The new car awesomeness didn’t stop at the Dirty Dancing reference. Oh no. Then Sam suggests turning on some tunes. And when he does, Air Supply’s “All Out of Love” is playing. Dean immediately perks up and tells Sam not to bother turning it because there’s probably nothing else on. When it gets to a good part of the song, Dean starts lip syncing like nobody’s business. Sam’s looking at Dean like he’s a freak. And you know how you get when somebody catches you lip syncing to a cheesy song? You turn your head slightly and hide the fact you can’t stop. That’s exactly what Dean does. He’s feeling “All Out of Love” big time. I don’t blame him. It’s one of those awesomely cheesy guilty pleasure kind of songs you don’t want to admit to loving. But you do.

I think my favorite part came after Sam already catches him once. Dean goes back for more but Sam’s on to him. Then he turns his head slightly and bangs his head to the beat of the song to which Sam’s response is to immediately turn that s–t off. Just hilarious. Jensen rocked the lip syncing. Jared rocked the great reactions to his on-screen brother being such an adorkable idiot.

It was all great fun. It’s probably the most fun this show has had all season. We needed a scene like this when we’ve been hit with nasty Leviathans trying to take down the boys; Cas being dead and gone; and the brotherly conflict still a big issue especially with the secret Dean has been keeping from Sam. Robbie Thompson’s the new writer responsible for “Slash Fiction” and based on this episode, I hope he’ll write more and more as Season 7 continues.

I feel like the Air Supply scene now joins the ranks of other classic Winchester car-and-song combos:

“Hell House”: Dean sticks a spoon in a sleeping Sam’s mouth. He takes a pic of his brother then cranks the radio up and sings along with Blue Oyster Cult’s “Fire of Unknown Origin.” Of course this is before Dean’s bad singing days. Jensen sounded awesome as he sang the refrain.

“Simon Said”: At the Road House, Jo plays REO Speedwagon’s “I Can’t Fight This Feeling” on the jukebox. Apparently, Dean can’t shake the song. When he and Sam are in the Impala, he sings the REO tune loud and well, maybe, not so proud: “And even as I wander, I’m keeping you in sight, you’re a candle in the window on a cold dark winter’s night. And I’m getting closer than I ever thought I’d might.” Sam wants to know if Dean’s kidding.

“No Rest for the Wicked”: Dean’s doomed. He’s seeing hell hounds who are ready to take him to hell. He’s in the car with his brother for what could be their very last road trip. He doesn’t want a chick flick or socially awkward moment with Sam. He wants to be in the moment with his little brother, listening to tunes. He turns on the radio and Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” starts blaring. Sam sounds shocked that Dean would listen to Bon Jovi. “Bon Jovi rocks…on occasion,” Dean lets Sam know. And he starts singing along. What makes this scene even better is he gets his brother to sing along with him. That had never happened before. Unfortunately, things turn to heartbreak when Dean stops and lets his brother take over while Dean has this scared s–tless look on his face. He knows what’s about to go down. And he can do nothing to stop it.

“Yellow Fever”: Dean passes the time waiting for Sam in the Impala air drumming to the instrumental part of Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger.” It’s a very brief moment in “Yellow Fever” which pays off after the end of the episode when we are treated to a full on lip syncing, air drumming, air leg guitar-ing performance by Jensen in character. It was pretty amazing and unexpected and totally something I never thought we’d witness from Jensen. Love the way this show isn’t afraid to have fun.

So what’s your favorite Winchester car-and-song combo?

Supernatural airs Fridays at 9/8c on the CW.

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