Okay, that was my favorite of all the Claire episodes. In the beginning I think this arc was a bit shaky, to be honest. But I think it ended strong and that’s thanks to the chemistry between the actors as well as the strength of the writing, courtesy of Robbie Thompson. By the way, I am really enjoying his episodes this season. I feel like he’s been the most consistent writer in season ten. And he pulled off the show’s 200th episode like a boss.
â€” Misha Collins (@mishacollins) April 30, 2015
Misha, Jared and Jensen each got to share some really good scenes with guest star Kathryn Newton. I especially enjoyed the connection Dean and Claire ended up having considering he killed the guy she looked up to back in “The Things We Left Behind.”
Yes, the Claire storyline turned out to be heartfelt and surprisingly poignant. And now there might be a new hunter the boys can run into from time to time. Claire has lost both her parents and that seems to be a prerequisite for people who go into this line of business.
Episode: “Angel Heart”
Writer: Robbie Thompson
I haven’t done one of these in a while. But I really enjoyed the dialogue in “Angel Heart.”
Dean: Cas, we’re always glad to help but Claire and I aren’t exactly on the best of terms. I mean, should I even be here?
Cas: I need help from both of you. You were both troubled teens. You speak her language.
Sam: Alright. How is she?
Cas: I haven’t gone in yet. I was waiting for backup.
Dean: B-backup? Mm…Three men and a lady. Let’s do this.
Claire: What are you doing here? And why the hell did you bring him?
Cas: Why was Amelia looking for him?
Claire: She went looking for miracles. She went looking for you.
Dean: Come on, give me something to punch already. I’m kidding. I’m fine. I’m just…I’m fine.
Cas: We just found her in a hospital. You telling me that she’d be better off on her own?
Dean: I’m saying she might be stronger on her own.
Claire: You always get along with your mom?
Sam: Never got the chance to find out. My mom died when I was a baby.
Claire: I’m sorry I didn’tâ€¦
Sam: Oh no, it’s okay. I got to know her a little later in life. And, yeah, I suppose we got along…okay.
Sam: In this line of work, death isn’t always goodbye.
Sam: Claire, ‘I’ll be home soon. We’ll be home soon.’ Doesn’t sound like somebody who wanted to abandon you.
Sam (hacking credit card info): There you go.
Claire: Seriously? It’s that easy?
Sam: Yes. I can also show you how to set up fake credit cards. It’ll make life on the road a lot easier. Claire: You guys are credit card scammers, too?
Sam: Yeah, hunting monsters doesn’t exactly pay the bills.
Claire: Then why do you do it?
Sam: To help people. Make a difference.
Claire: That’s it?
Sam: That’s not enough?
Cas: Are you all right?
Claire: Yeah, I will be if nobody ever asks me that again.
Cas: Claire, uh, happy birthday.
Claire: Uhâ€¦ Cas: I got it at the Hot Topical.
Claire: Right, uh, thanks I guess.
Sam: Hey, Cas? What happened at the bar?
Cas: Dean snapped. He’s getting worse.
Sheriff Coltrane: And your little friend?
Dean: Oh uh, yeah, it’s bring your daughter to work day at the Bureau.
Claire (after seeing a dead body): Best birthday ever.
Dean: Claire, you’re not going.
Cas: You’re not either, Dean.
Cas: Back at the bar, with Ronnie?
Dean: Oh come on, Cas. He wasn’t gonna talk. I just…helped him talk.
Sam: Dean, Cas is right. We need to keep the Mark in check. And we don’t know what’s out there. Maybe you should…maybe you should stay here.
Dean: So you want to bench me, again? All right, fine. I’ll stay and babysit. But if anything happens, anything at allâ€¦
Cas: Yeah, we’ll call you. No fighting.
Dean: Yeah, tell her that.
Cas: Both of you!
Dean: All right, you know what? If we stay cooped up in this motel room all night long, I’m gonna lose my mind.
Claire: Spoiler alert — you already have.
Sam: Going it alone, that’s no way to live. You being there for her even if she thinks she doesn’t want you to be there for her, that’s good for both of you.
Cas: Maybe, in the end.
Sam: In the end.
Dean (makes his putt): It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! Bill Murray? Caddyshack? It’s a classic.
Claire: Never seen it. Not a fan.
Dean: How dare you.
Claire: Are you done?
Dean: Yeah, I’m done…done with your whole generation.
Claire (makes her putt): Did you — did you see that? Did that go in the hole, I wasn’t watching. Did the ball go in the hole?
Dean: Happy Gilmore. Well played.
Claire: Thank you.
Dean: We help people. At least, we try to.
Claire: Like uh Castiel helped my dad.
Dean: Claire, what happened to your dad, I’m sorry, okay? I really am. But uh, there’s something you gotta know. Your dad’s sacrifice was not meaningless. Okay? He gave up his body, his vessel. And because he did that Cas…Cas was able to save the world. The world. Your father’s a hero. He did not die in vain.
Claire: So this is hunting? Homework?
Claire: You got all that from a putter?
Dean (hands Claire a gun): Happy Birthday. Don’t shoot me.
Claire (to Dean and Cas): Thank you. Thank you, both.
Dean: You know, Claire, you already got your revenge. You go down this path — our path — it’s not a long life.
Claire: I don’t know, you seem pretty old.
Claire: Listen, what I did, setting you up, I’m sorryâ€¦
Dean: Forget it, it’s in the past.
Claire: Are you going to be okay?
Dean: Me? I don’t know. But I’ll keep fighting. I’ll keep swinging until I got nothing left.
Claire: Will you keep an eye on him? He’s been through enough.
Dean: So have you. Claire, you do your homework before you do anything stupid, okay? And we’re here if you need us. Anytime.
Cas: Claire, if you need anything ever, I just wanted you to knowâ€¦(Claire hugs Cas)
-That Grigori Angel is very Djinn-like, right? Suck you dry but make you dream about a world where you get a version of what you want.
-The actor that plays the formerly blind sleazebag Ronnie Cartwright should look familiar. Russell PorterÂ first played Dean’s friend, Sid, in the Season 6 premiere, “Exile in Main St.” Â You remember that storyline, right? It was right after Sam martyred himself and Dean kept his promise to live a normal life with Lisa and Ben.
-Last week, the boys were in St. Louis. This week, Tulsa, Oklahoma. I’ve lived in both cities. Maybe next week, Team Free Will can travel to Dayton, New York, Boca Raton or LA? I’ve lived in those places too.
-“I’m saying she might be stronger on her own.” –Â I wonder what Dean was thinking about when he said that line?
-Dean roughed up Sid, but I don’t know if he was completely out of control. I feel like he’s acted worse even before he had the Mark. Don’t know if it seemed like he was off the reservation as far as being out of control.
-Love Sam waiting for Claire when she got back to the hotel. She thinks she’s so smart sometimes. -I also love how Sam and Dean acted as hunter/survival mentors for Claire.
-The Claire/Sam scenes were fantastic. Gotta love when Sam can reiterate the purpose of this entire show: “To help people. Make a difference.”
-I can’t believe the Clapton and Page aliases still work. I think they need to go more obscure. But the officer’s last name was Coltrane, which was cool. Really kept things in the musical family.
-Jensen’s delivery of “done with your whole generation” — is perfection. So hilarious.
-Both Jensen and Kathryn Newton (Claire) are avid golfers so kudos to Robbie Thompson for working mini-golf into the action.
-Poor Sam was knocked out again — season 9 style.
-That was Leisha Hailey playing Amelia Novak this time around. I know her best from her days asÂ Alice on Showtime’s The L Word. Playing the Grigori Angel was Treva Etienne. He’s Dingaan Botha on Falling Skies. According to his IMDB page, he’ll appear in the fifth and finalÂ season of the TNT series.
-Is Claire really going to Jody’s? Because I smell a spinoff of female hunters happening here.
-A Willie Nelson tune on Supernatural? It was a perfect fit. “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” is a beautiful song.
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