'Supernatural' Recap: Trapped in TV Land (Page 3/5)
'Supernatural' Recap: Trapped in TV Land (Page 3/5)
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Sam has another run-in with Dr. Piccolo, which allows her to deliver another heartfelt speech while sappy chick music plays in the background.  Her speech includes this gem of a line: "You are the finest cerebro-vascular neurosurgeon I have ever met, and I have met plenty."
A random guy asks Dean to perform an experimental face transplant on his wife, and when he refuses, the man shoots Dean in the back.  It's real, so Sam is forced to perform surgery and fix Dean's back.  That leads to some weird smooth jazz music that sounds more like the operating room on Nip/Tuck than Grey's Anatomy.

Having completed his mission of doing his doctorly duty, Sam and Dean pass Dr. Sexy M.D. and move on to the next TV parody, a Japanese game show called Nut Cracker.  Uh oh, that can't be good, nor can the fact that Sam and Dean are shackled to podiums with ominous balls attached to levers while a crazy Japanese man screams at them.

Sam gets the first question: "What was the name of the demon you chose over your own brother?"  That's an easy one, it's Ruby, but since the question is in Japanese, Sam has no idea what's happening, and when his 20 seconds are up, he loses.  So the giant lever is released and, as the show's title would suggest, Sam's nuts are cracked.  Getting hit in the groin is always funny, especially when they replay it in slo-mo several times.

While Sam recovers, the host does an ad with his female co-host, dressed in devil horns, about the nutritional benefits of Shrimp Chips.  Sadly, I would totally eat Shrimp Chips.  Just then, Castiel arrives through the doors of the game show, there to save Sam and Dean.  He tries, but is quickly zapped away.  As the host says, "Mr. Trickster does not like pretty boy angels."  Come on, who doesn't love pretty boy angels?

With Cas gone, it's time for Dean's question, and it's a big one.  "Would your Mother and Father still be alive if your brother were never born?"  That's a surprisingly deep and introspective question, and my guess is that this will play some sort of role in the rest of the season.   Dean freaks out because he doesn't want to get hit in the nuts, and Sam finally figures it out.  In order to survive, they need to play along with the roles the Trickster wants them to play, so he tells Dean to answer the question in Japanese.

Since he doesn't speak it, Dean makes up some fake Japanese, and the subtitles say that his answer is "Yes."  After a long pause, the host reveals that he's right.  The boys celebrate, but I'm not sure they would if they actually knew the question and the answer.

If you watched this episode on DVR, you may have accidentally fast-forwarded past the next part.  It starts out like a normal commercial, with a young girl turning to the camera and saying that she has genital herpes.  Then an old man says it.  Then Sam turns around to the camera, and with a hilariously depressed and mortified expression on his face, he plays his role and says, "I've got genital herpes."  Sam just had the Clap last week, and now he has genital herpes?  Someone on the Supernatural writing staff is definitely playing a joke on Jared Padalecki.

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