The Episode Within the Episode
After discussing makeup and the Impala, Sam and Dean find Cas and learn
about the key, but it's really just Misha Collins running lines.
Luckily, the show doesn't descend the M.C. Escher staircase that it
could've. It seems like in this alternate universe, Supernatural
is filming an episode identical to the one we're actually watching,
which raises a big question. In this episode, do Sam and Dean get
transported to a world where they are Jensen and Jared, and in that
world inside a world inside a world, are they also filming an episode
about another world inside the world inside the world inside ... You see
where I'm going with this? Misha Collins
The absolute best part of the episode has to be Misha, who magically transforms from the gravel-voiced Cas to the upbeat and cheerful Misha. His nonstop tweeting and love of awful sweaters is dead-on, and the scene where Virgil hunts him down and slices his throat is both tragic and funny, thanks to Misha's over-the-top crying. The fact that Supernatural actually killed off Misha Collins is so daring and crazy that it's impossible not to love it.Jensen's Trailer
The boys find Jensen's trailer which includes a 300-gallon aquarium, a magazine cover of Jared giving the blue steel and a toy helicopter (which the real Jensen has). They also do research on Jensen Ackles, finding a video clip of his appearance on Days of Our Lives
which is easily the most embarrassing thing ever. But I feel like they missed even more opportunities for jokes about his career.
This brings us to a new feature called John Kubicek's Fan Fic, where I add some dialogue that should've been in the episode. This scene takes place right before Sam discovered the Days of Our Lives
video.Sam: "It says you used to be on another TV show called Dark Angel with ... Hello! Meet your co-star, Jessica Alba."
(Sam turns the laptop to show Dean a sexy photo of Jessica Alba.)
Dean: "Jensen Ackles was on a show with her? I hope to God he tapped that."
This concludes John Kubicek's Fan Fic.Jared's Mansion and Genevieve Padalecki
Sam and Dean decide to crash at Jared's place, being driven through the streets of Vancouver by Clif Kosterman, who is Jared and Jensen's actual driver and bodyguard. Jared's house is a masterpiece of shameless wealth, with a tanning bed (that explains how he was so bronze when he took his shirt off despite filming in Canada) and Andy Warhol-inspired paintings of Jared and his wife, fake Ruby (aka Genevieve Padalecki, nee Cortese).
Watching Sam interact awkwardly with his real-life wife was priceless, as was the fact that Gen was off to a charity dinner for otter adoption, a slight parody of the fact that both Jared and Gen are heavily involved with charity, especially saving dogs.
Sam and Dean also discover that having phenomenal wealth helps in tracking down and buying obscure items to try and recreate the spell Balthazar used to send them to this dimension. While they get the materials (after maxing out several credit cards), the problem is that there is no magic in this world, but that also means there are no demons, monsters or apocalypses.<<PREVIOUS (1) (2) (3) (4) NEXT>>
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