Supernatural: Video Clip from "The Monster at the End of This Book"
Supernatural: Video Clip from "The Monster at the End of This Book"
Last night in “It’s a Terrible Life” Supernatural took a pleasant detour from the chilliness and despair of the previous two episodes. The colorful, offbeat story fans got instead did not have driven the global plotline forward in a way that makes you scream at the TV so loudly your neighbors bang on the wall. But it was a particularly fun chance to see the characters in a unique situation and to riff on Sam and Dean’s relationship.

Next week the detour continues in “The Monster at the End of This Book” when the Winchester brothers discover that a pulp fiction author is chronicling their story in a series of horror novels. In light of recent signs of the apocalypse they’ll no doubt find it disturbing that the series ends in Dean’s damnation.

The CW released a new video today from next week’s episode, a scene from "The Monster at the End of This Book." The new scene plays up the comedy of the episode, as the paperback writer’s fictional characters show up at his doorstep demanding answers. It’s a strange new twist on the classic story Six Characters in Search of an Author, later loosely adapted into a classic episode of Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone.

So how did the author get the stories?  Find out all about this highly self-referential episode next Thursday, April 2 at 9pm on the CW.

-Henry Jenkins, BuddyTV Staff Writer
(Image courtesy of The CW)