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Moment of Goodness

A Moment of Heartbreak from Supernatural “Dark Dynasty” 

Photo Credit: Katie Yu/The CW
Photo Credit: Katie Yu/The CW

I wasn’t sure if I was going to write about this because I am so opposed to losing Charlie. I am pretty sure we’ll be seeing Felicia Day on Supernatural again but it won’t be the same. It wasn’t the same when we lost Bobby and he came back as a ghost and then a “heavenly” assistant, amiright?

I guess I get the whys of offing Charlie. It’s a massive consequence to Sam’s lying to his brother in order to save him; and it also serves to send Dean over the edge, off the reservation and into a deep, dark abyss. The stakes are high and it makes things that much more dire for Sam and Cas as they rush to save Dean from the effects of the Mark.

This is really a bit of a reverse from last season, don’t you think? It’s like what happened when Dean made the decision to save his brother. He paid the price. He’s not the only one that paid the price, though. Let’s remember: the angel that Dean made a deal with to possess Sam wasn’t really Ezekiel. It was Gadreel, who was working for Metatron. Dean couldn’t stop Gadreel from killing the prophet, Kevin, which was another heartbreaking loss for the show.

And, yes, there have been a ton of heartbreaking deaths on Supernatural. We’re used to them but none of them have been easy to handle. We’ve endured every single one of them (especially when it’s one of Team Free Will). And we’ll endure this one. But, man, I really liked Charlie’s presence. She was the little sister that Sam and Dean never had. It was cool to see her transition from nerd hacker/LARPer to nerd hunter. She became a badass fighter in her own right but knowledge always remained power with her. She provided emotional support to the boys and they did the same for her.

My favorite scene will always be that one near the end of Season 8’s “Pac-Man Fever.” I periodically rewatch it to this day. Sam, Dean and Charlie say goodbye outside the bunker. Charlie assures Sam that if anyone can make it through the trials, it’s him. Sam calls Charlie a Woman of Letters. And then Dean and Charlie, who have always had a special big bro/lil sis kind of relationship, share this Star Wars moment where Charlie says, “I love you.” And Dean responds with, “I know.” Man, just thinking about that scene makes me tear up in light of what happened this week in “Dark Dynasty.”

At this point, I wish a big CW crossover episode could happen where — after Dean does his revenging and rampaging — he and Sam take Charlie’s body to Nanda Parbat (a fictional city on Arrow) where she takes a dip in the Lazarus Pit and she’s suddenly resurrected. Sam and Dean could even kill two stones and take care of Arrow’s enemy, Ra’s Al Ghul,” while they’re there. That would be cool.

But alas, no crossover is in the cards. And until we see Charlie again next season or some other time in the future, we’re left with the knowledge that she was a kickass recurring female character. I know we can’t hold on to her just because we (or at least I) enjoy having a fierce female presence on the show regularly. But a girl can hope.

Some tweets that made me sad:

Executive Producer Jim Michaels did have this to say on Twitter:

But, you know what, I didn’t tear up at the end of “Dark Dynasty” when I originally watched it because I wasn’t sure how to deal with this death. But writing this article, I’m starting to a little bit. Thankfully, this weekend there’s a Supernatural convention. I’ll have to follow the Asylum14 hashtag to help get me through this difficult time. The fact that Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Timothy Omundson and Sleepy Hollow‘s Orlando Jones are going to be a part of the action? Well that might make my weekend a little less dreary.

On the other hand, I will also have the promo for the next episode, “The Prisoner,” on heavy rotation. No telling what repeated viewings will do to or for my mourning process.

Only two more episodes left in season ten. Supernatural airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on the CW.

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7 Comments

  1. MByerly

    As a writer, I can see a number of ways they could have had the same plot payoff without killing Charlie which makes me angry.

    1. Tina Charles

      I’m going to have to agree with you there.

  2. Teri

    Oh, Charlie. 🙁 I hope we do see her again, but as you said Tina, it just won’t be the same. She has/had the best relationship with Sam and Dean. And she’d just met Cas. I needed them to interact more.

    I am 100% in for an Arrow/Supernatural crossover. Let’s put that Lazarus Pit to good use! Bring back Charlie and Maseo! Although, I’m not sure my tv could handle Jensen, Jared, and Stephen all at one time. 🙂

    1. Tina Charles

      I’m still holding out hope that there’s a catch or something. For some reason I just refuse to believe that she’s gone. I just can’t do it. Call me stupid. I just can’t. lol

      I say let’s see all that hotness at once. I’m all for it. It’ll be epic but I think we’ll be able to handle J2 and Stephen (and Misha even) at the same time. In the same episode. Somebody make it happen, please.

      1. Teri

        No way I’d call you stupid! I hope you’re right!

        How could I forget about Misha?! Let’s see it! And please make sure the bloopers/gag reel from that episode is released. Can you imagine? Team Arrow, Team Free Will, and maybe even a little Team Flash. It would be great!

        1. Tina Charles

          Add in Diggle plus Team Flash. Maybe some iZombie thrown in there for good will (including Bradley James) and maybe some Team Jane the Virgin — I’M IN. A major CW network-wide crossover event. hahaha

          1. Teri

            That would be amazing! haha One whole week could just be a continuous episode!

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