No drama on TV does meta comedy better than Supernatural
The fourth episode of season 9, "Slumber Party," should prove that
thanks to the return of Felicia Day's Charlie Bradbury and a plot
involved Oz, Dorothy and the Wicked Witch.
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In this clip, Sam and Dean reunite with Charlie, the lesbian hacker who has helped them out several times. She's become a Hunter, going solo despite knowing how dangerous that can be. But she has plenty of help in the form of the Supernatural
series of books.
Yes, the surreal meta world of Supernatural
returns as Charlie tells the boys that the books are still on the Internet, and there have even been recent additions uploaded BeckyWinchester176. That's clearly a reference to superfan Becky, who married Sam back in season 7 as part of a demonic deal.
It's possible this scene includes an added level of meta commentary when Charlie says "I thought it was fan fic at first, but it was clearly Edlund's work." Since she's describing the latest installments, I assume this is a subtle reference to the change behind-the-scenes following creator Eric Kripke's departure after season 5.
Also, does this mean Carver Edlund (aka Chuck Shurley) is still alive? Since there can only be one prophet at a time, and Kevin is the current one, Cas theorized that Chuck was dead last season. However, if he's still writing new books, maybe he's not dead after all. Either he's using his ex-girlfriend Becky to post his new material, or perhaps she's taken over as the writer. The show did suggest that Becky could find love with Garth, so maybe he's feeding her tales of the Winchesters to write about.
Whatever the case, it's always fun when Supernatural
starts commenting on itself and bringing back the absurdity of having fan fic. And it makes sense that ubernerd Charlie is the one to keep the boys clued in on the latest publishing news.
Are you excited for the wacky Oz episode? Supernatural
airs Tuesday at 9pm on the CW.
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