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Supernatural Dark Dynasty (2005– ) Online
Original Title :
Dark Dynasty
Genre :
TV Episode / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Mystery / Thriller
Year :
2005–
Directror :
Robert Singer
Cast :
Jared Padalecki,Jensen Ackles,Misha Collins
Writer :
Eric Kripke,Eugenie Ross-Leming
Type :
TV Episode
Time :
42min
Rating :
7.5/10
Supernatural Dark Dynasty (2005– ) Online

Dean and Sam investigate a bizarre murder and realize the killer bears the same tattoo as those from the Styne family. Eldon Styne attacks Dean and a brutal fight ensues. Meanwhile, Castiel acts as referee when Charlie and Rowena are forced to work together on the Book of the Damned. Crowley discovers his mother is missing and knows she's up to something so he turns to an old enemy for help. {locallinks-homepage}
Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki Jared Padalecki - Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles Jensen Ackles - Dean Winchester
Misha Collins Misha Collins - Castiel
Mark Sheppard Mark Sheppard - Crowley (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Ruth Connell Ruth Connell - Rowena MacLeod
Markus Flanagan Markus Flanagan - Monroe Styne
David Hoflin David Hoflin - Eldon Styne
Matt Bellefleur Matt Bellefleur - Eli Styne
Felicia Day Felicia Day - Charlie Bradbury
Ryan Dumontel Ryan Dumontel - Minion #1
Lee Shorten Lee Shorten - Minion #2
Mackenzie Murdock Mackenzie Murdock - Demon Victim
Haigan Day Haigan Day - Eileen MacCormack
Robert Egger Robert Egger - Office Manager
Eric Pollins Eric Pollins - Janitor

The title is a play on the A&E show Duck Dynasty (2012).

The brothers first met Charlie in season 7 episode 20: "The Girl With The Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo".

Charlie checks into the motel using the last name Asimov. This is a nod to the famous sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov.

Charlie (Felicia Day) works to solve the codex. Codex is the name of Felicia Day's character in the web series The Guild.

This is the last episode for Charlie as she is killed by the Stynes, However a Charlie from an alternate universe appears in Season 13.

Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque, sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment

Body count: 5

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus. She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley.


User reviews

Llathidan

Llathidan

As this season is wrapping up, it seems like it would be smart and even clever of the writers to begin grabbing the loose ends and weaving it into a reasonable and interesting plot. However, as we near the end it becomes more apparent that this isn't happening. And this episode is an example of that.

Rather than fix problems that have been dragging on since the start of the season, the writers feel that it is more important to dig deeper holes for the brothers to find themselves stuck in.

More enemies arise, more conflicts come to light before any previous plot points are resolved. Whether or not the writers were going for exciting or dramatic or something similar, all I can gather from this is that the writers have no clue what they are doing and are just throwing more and more "twists" into the mix in a desperate attempt to keep the audience on their toes.

This episode is, surprise surprise, all about Sam lying to Dean and working behind his back to save him. Sound familiar? Ah yes, it's the same plot we've been dragging out for a few months now, and is also identical to the plot we had in season nine when their positions were reversed and Dean was lying to Sam in an attempt to save him. After countless attempts of bringing the brothers together, it is apparent that the brothers truly can not be honest with each other and that the writers will take one step forward only to fall four steps back.

This episode was a mess. Definitely a contender for worst Buckner and Leming episode of all time.
MisterQweene

MisterQweene

There were so many plot holes and inconsistencies in this episode it made me sick. The worst part wasn't that the person Jared Padalecki was playing wasn't Sam Winchester but some weird messed-up OOC version of him, the worst part wasn't that they reduced Cas to a bumbling babysitter unable to make his own decisions and left him to take care of a chained up Rowena (who had been left alone previously for a time) while he could have been saving Charlie. No the worst part was the mangling of Charlie herself and everything she's stood for. They left her broken in bath tub. Dead. They didn't show the fight, the struggle, they showed her broken and defeated for no other purpose than to cause man pain. Her death was heartbreaking and pointless. This is the worst episode of Supernatural that has ever been written. They've gotten rid of an openly queer, strong woman on a show that's got misogynistic tendencies at best and they've alienated many fans- including this one. Terrible episode. I advise skipping it entirely.
Westened

Westened

To put it blunt, the writing has gone downhill in season 10 (Only a few episodes were done great, like the one's with Cain). I sincerely hope Supernatural doesn't end soon, but if this kind of writing continues into the next season I'm afraid this spells the end. The plot this season seems too forced, and the overemphasis on dialogue lulls and dulls my mind and interest. The recent episodes just aren't all that exciting to me. There is too much focus on dialogue (a very rookie mistake from the writers), too little focus on action and the main story. Compare Supernatural's early season's to this one and you'll see that dialogue was less, main story was more; season 10 is the opposite. Unless something mind-blowing happens in the finale, I'd say the whole Mark of Cain saga was done in the worst possible way- lots of wasted potential there and too many anti climactic moments to name.

As for tonight's episode, well it was just silly. The Stein family fights to the death to guard their family secrets, yet one gets captured and basically writes a whole book, plot, and review for Dean about the Stein family free of charge; okay, um, forced suspense a tad. Sure it was a nice twist, just would have preferred if Sam and Dean found that part out on their own, as detectives should, with a tad more effort - you know, by doing research or beating the info out of someone. No going back for Charlie. Sam's a moose. We've been here before.

My advice: -Less of Rowena -The return of evil Crowley and evil hell -Bring back the horror -New interesting characters, please, to refresh this mess -For season 11, consider more than one main plot- Mark of Cain was not enough to drive this season because the season wasn't done right -Introduce a new global catastrophe besides the western apocalypse to take away the focus on the brothers -the story shouldn't just be about Sam and Dean (previous seasons were better because they focused not just on Sam and Dean's fate, but the fate of the whole world. - Bring back the focus on "Saving PEOPLE, hunting things. The family business" - lately it's been too much of "Saving Dean, hunting things".

Other seasons had saving Sam/Dean too, don't get me wrong, but in the context of a larger story about the 'end', which was better.

Supernatural, I love you, but just get it together.
Bolv

Bolv

I think, honestly, that the writers Buckner/Leming should be embarrassed to get paid for that as professional writers.

Seriously, shame on you. How dare you call yourselves professional writers?

This is not random hatred. There is reason behind this rant.

Let's start with basic stupidity and plot holes.

1) They have no idea how to introduce us to character/villain motivation or ability and make logical sense. Example: the Styne at the beginning, who supposedly values secrecy and "not leaving bodies behind" RUNS FROM A FRIKKIN JANITOR. A. Janitor. WHY??!! He not only screws up his secrecy so badly that the Hunters are on his trail, he REVEALS HIS EXTRA ABILITIES FOR NO APPARENT REASON. ON VIDEO. Lazy writing. They had no idea how to introduce the character and his powers without this senseless and illogical display. Amateur hour writing. To further compound the idiocy, the guy goes back and randomly kills another witness. Yeah. That makes sense.

2) The "Hollywood Rant". The guy later, after being captured….oh, about that…also stupid and lazy. This Styne family is aware that Dean has the Mark of Cain, and how dangerous that makes him. Yet, they send ONLY TWO GUYS to capture him. And, predictably, one is killed and the other is caught. Yeah. Really competent there, bad-guys. And for the aforementioned so-called 'professional writers'-some advice-when you are trying to illustrate how 'knowledgable' and 'smart' your villains are, try not to do stupid ignorant things like ignoring lore at the same time. Just a thought. Free advice. Ahem. Back to the "Hollywood Rant". For the initiated, that means a character on screen has to go into a long speech or rant to explain the plot to an audience that the writers are assuming are dumb. It's just that way. The entire process can be done well, or poorly. This one was the latter. He reveals EVERYTHING about his family, plans, the Book, for no reason whatsoever, except to advance the plot. Clunky.

3) Castiel. All-powerful angel. Can instantly transport (or fly, depending on the head-canon) anywhere and hear cries for help. He does…well…he's ignored. He brings snack in this episode. Lazy. Careless. Poorly written. I mean, I'm not just pointing fingers at what's wrong, here's some tips….GIVE CASTIEL SOMETHING TO DO THAT MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED HIM FROM HELPING …ummm…ANYONE IN THIS EPISODE! Demons? They were hunting for Rowena….maybe one of the minions stumbled onto her and he had to fight off a few of them? Just a suggestion. It's called LEVELS OF STORYTELLING.

4) Failing to recognize your audience, and abusing their trust. Charlie was a popular character. There was a TON of subtext built up around her, and you not only ignored all of it, but you KILELD HER OFF SCREEN AND DUMPED HER IN THE TOILET. OK, it was the bathtub, but the reference is not lost on us. An author writes first for themselves, and then the audience, sure. But if you are ONLY writing for yourself, and ignoring your audience, you are lazy and incompetent as a 'professional writer'. That's what happened. They ignored the audience to such a degree it was a direct slap in the face. She doesn't get a heroic fight. She doesn't get final words. She is dumped unceremoniously in a bathroom. You are writing a horror/drama, not daedalist prose (you just googled that, didn't you?) The sub-text here (that's the unwritten message that you are sending to your audience, 'professional writers', JIK) is that Charlie was unimportant, and only her shocking death was important to advance the plot. Uh.uh. Never ever. You ignored people and slapped them in the face.

And you are probably wondering now why there is so much hatred and backlash.

Simple. People don't like getting abused.

Please. Go find another 'profession'. And stop writing giant piles of Brontosaurus $§%!T.

Damn. *censor*
Whiteseeker

Whiteseeker

Honestly, I'm kinda fed up with this already. The whole Charlie dying thing was 100% completely and utterly unnecessary. It would have been so unbelievably easy for her to have called Castiel and ask for help, and he would have shown up in a heart beat. Because he's an angel. Angels can hear prayers (including informal ones such as longing, etc). They can fly.

Some serious continuity errors happening here.

Also, I agree whole-heartedly with the other reviewers, with Sam being this weird other guy that was so not Sam. He obviously would have gone back to her and stayed.

Before this episode aired, I was a little bit wary of having Charlie in an episode that wasn't written by Robbie Thompson. I wasn't sure if I could trust any other writers with her, as Robbie was the one who created her in the first place. Guess my gut feeling was right.

I've searched my brain for ages, but the only reason why Charlie died that I can think of is to just cause more "man pain" for Sam, Dean, and Cas, which is still completely unnecessary. This is nearing the end of the season, they haven't wrapped up a single thing, and yet they're bringing more in. Not the best move. If they plan on leaving it all to the finale, it's gonna be tacky, with bits and pieces sticking out at random places. I'm kinda scared that the MoC issue won't even be solved in the finale, but I hope to god it is. The story line is actually starting to get really boring, we need something new next season that doesn't involve pushing Castiel's and Sam's problems to the background.

And I'm seriously disappointed with them continuing their usual habits of killing off every single female supporting character. Charlie was the only one who added diversity to the show. She was the only supporting female, the only explicitly canon lgbtqa+ person on the entire show. Getting real tired of having to watch a show that purely revolves around hetero white guys with their manly man problems. Pretty sure I'm not the only one.

Anyway, I'm probably drowning out everyone with my complaining, but hey, it's justified.
Reddefender

Reddefender

Did anyone notice that there is a major error in this episode? When Sam and Dean have the Stein brother chained up, it's by his left arm, therefore his left arm being the one he rips off, however, when he's outside Charlie's motel, he puts his right arm out to hold his brother back, and that arm is shown as the bloody stump instead! Or am I just seeing things due to sleep deprivation?

Also, there was really no need to kill off Charlie! She was a great addition to the team and should've had a bigger part! Is there any chance she'll be coming back? Like Bobby does every so often!

Utterly disappointed by this episode in an otherwise fantastic show!
ME

ME

First of all I want to let you know that Charlie is(was) a character who's impossible to hate. When you see she's going to be an episode, you get really excited and start hoping for some light and funny moments as well as some bad-assary. But it seemed that this whole episode was written with the sole purpose to kill Charlie. They just tried to make a story according to that.

I mean why else would the writers make Sam and Dean chain the Styne guy with one hand only? They've never done that before. Why would Charlie who is so smart, leave without telling anyone even though she knows she might get in danger and hey Cas did move Rowena elsewhere to give her the quiet she was asking for so it was stupid really. OUT OF CHARACTER! Also why can't Cas trace her? She doesn't have anti- angel sigil etched in her ribs.. And when she told the brothers about her location, they could have told cas and he could have zapped there and saved her. Don't tell me, he's weak and stuff. Also when she died, they didn't even try calling Cas to bring her back. Cas getting back his grace is basically useless, you mean?

Another thing, Charlie has always been such a strong character, you know? If she had to die, if it was that important to the writers, she could have died in such a better way. They should have shown how their fight went down. How she gave him a tough fight bcs let's not forget that she has hunted monsters on her own before this and was in Oz with everything crazy so this was soooo unfair to her!

Charlie was the last family member they had next to each other and Cas. She was like their sister and now the writers have just showed that no one will survive this show other than the boys and Cas (actually not sure about Cas either). She was the light in this otherwise dark life they are living. PLEASE JUST BRING BACK CHARLIE!
Manris

Manris

This episode is a prime example of how supernatural has slowly began to run downhill. It was like they picked a new, random group of writers to write this episode. Everyone, especially Sam and Charlie, were out of character. Charlie was an intelligent character, there's now way she would've taken off to a motel without telling anyone when she knew that the stynes were after her. And don't even get me started on the way they killed her. They took a character with a complex back-story and strong connection to the boys and dumped her body in a bathtub. No fight scene, no final words, nothing. It made her seem weak and meaningless, which she wasn't. Her death was completely pointless and just an excuse for more man pain. Even when Jeremy carter was asked why he killed off Charlie, he couldn't give an answer besides "it's where the story took us." Really? The story took you to kill off the only diversity on the show by a villain that would too be killed off two episodes later? Hopefully season 11 will turn things around and make up for seasons 9 and 10
Siratius

Siratius

What a large pile of steaming ....

I am going to paraphrase another fan by saying that my anger comes from liking the characters in general and Charlie in particular and then seeing them treated so poorly. The entire episode was handled badly by the writers, creating caricatures of Sam, Dean, Cas and Charlie herself. Their demonstrated ability to handle situations much worse than this was ignored in lieu of creating an ending that just made no sense. They were idiots and I didn't watch 10 years of of this show to see this kind of out of character, insultingly dumb behavior.

This was the last Supernatural I will watch. You get nothing more from me. They couldn't even Jump the Shark... It was more like watching them trip on their own toenails and die.

Please Stop - Buckner & Ross-Leming
Eigonn

Eigonn

Even if the point of this episode was to show there are consequences (like Charlie getting killed) for making decisions the character (Sam) knows is wrong, this was a terrible way to do it. Everyone has had to work with people they don't like or who have terrible distracting mannerisms; adults deal with it until the project is over. Why Charlie would leave knowing there are people looking for her, that she barely escaped the first time, after Rowena was relocated away from her is beyond me. If her death was just so Dean and/or Sam could feel even more guilt, then it was completely pointless. It also seemed ridiculous that Cas felt fine to leave them alone to get snacks, but couldn't leave one of them alone so Rowena would stop annoying Charlie. And why would he need to call Sam for help? He was a leader of a garrison, and millennia old; he should know how to deal with inter-personal conflicts by now, even if they do involve humans and not angels. My final criticism may have to do with Jared's acting choices, but Sam is telegraphing guilt a 5 year old could read. I don't know why Dean had to be told the book wasn't burned, he's really not stupid. He knows his brother, and he should be able to tell Sam was lying about something. It shouldn't be a big leap to question if the book burned or not, or to press Sam a little harder on obviously lying. He shouldn't have needed the Stynes to figure that out. I don't usually pay attention to who writes what episode, but without fail, the ones I've hated the most were written by Lemming and Buckner.
Steamy Ibis

Steamy Ibis

This episode was an insult to the fans and worse, it was an insult to the actors. All the actors. Everyone's character was dumbed down, everyone's character was out of character. It was a particular insult to Felicia Day and her character, Charlie. Charlie behaved stupidly, which is not like her at all, suddenly seemed unable to fight, was killed off screen and her body thrown in a bathtub. It was a slap in the face to all involved and TPTB don't even have a good answer for why they did it. The writing has been suffering lately, but the writing on this one was dismal. This ep in the midst of a mediocre season with a tired plot is a low point for this show. The eternal optimist in me is still hoping they'll redeem themselves in season 11.
Modigas

Modigas

This episode has a lot of hate- unjustified, I think. Yes, they killed Charlie, and it was devastating, but I agree with Misha on this one- the show can't have sacred cows, because we watch in the knowledge that characters we love are at stake, and it can't avoid killing characters just to be PC. As for the execution of the death scene, people seem to be offended that Charlie wasn't shown fighting. Guys, it's called suspense. If you seriously don't think she fought for her life, clearly it's you who has no understanding of the character.

Cinematography-wise, the final scenes were stunning, so I'm not complaining. (Also, the Blackbird Motel is now one of my favourite sets.) It was sordid, and intentionally so. Would people prefer that her death hadn't been disturbing and ugly, and that it had been glamorised instead? Because that would have been horrible.

As for the rest of the episode, I loved the triple-zoom onto the severed arm. So silly and so disgusting. Dean's behaviour was brilliantly written and played; he was incredibly predatory in the scene where he accused Sam of keeping the book.

This was not a nice episode. This is not a nice show. I'm not sure what anyone else expected.
Nejind

Nejind

Let's cut to the chase: This episode destroyed one of the most beloved characters in the series in order to "raise the stakes" for the Winchesters and add to their "man pain". It was such a gross decision, that I can now understand why Misha Collins made a comment about a future episode being truly disgusting. I'm not one to listen to PR, whether it be actors or promotion, so I didn't put too much stock into what that could mean. But as soon as this episode was over, and the pit at the bottom of my stomach kept growing, I knew he had been referring to this episode. What a waste of a character.

What a disgusting,misogynistic, hateful thing to do Charlie and to the fans. The problem I see is that this show doesn't have enough creative power in the writer's room to come up with a better way to add tension than "Kill the next person in line that we've set up as a friend or family member of the Winchesters." That's it. It's all you know how to do in order to create buzz. You're too afraid to create buzz with positive story lines such as the canonization of Dean and Castiel's relationship. Either you're sitting on that for the very last season, which is a disservice to their relationship, or you're never going to go through with it out of fear or embarrassment or something else that I'd rather not dwell on. The point is that season 8 had some of the highest ratings because of all the "Dean and Cas buzz". You could have capitalized on that in season 9 and season 10 for a boost. Instead, you fridge this queer relationship, kept the characters apart all season, and in order to get fans talking, you butchered their favorite character!

Wow, well congrats on discarding and murdering yet another female character for Dean and Sam. Are these characters even heroes anymore? I keep seeing fans asking that question, and these are loyal, long-standing fans, and we just don't know. Many people have come to loathe the Winchesters because their bond is so toxic and immature and boring, and all it does is kill characters who are more interesting than they could ever be because you all don't know what to do with them anymore. They are these sad, pathetic middle age white dudes who cling onto each other the way a five month old clings onto his mother's chest. And unless you romanticize that codependency, the average fan is just fed p with it and bored out of their mind.

A lot of fans have remained with this show, hit after hit, but this time the show has gone to far. If I was them, the first thing on my agenda for season 11 would be to bring back Charlie. Unless you want the fans to think bringing back the dead is only afforded to the three white dudes who have been killed hundreds of times yet are still hear stinking up episodes with unoriginal and unimaginative stories?

In many ways Charlie was better than the show. What it has become anyway. She was a breath of fresh air, a ray of sunshine, a flower in the dessert. You had been using her sporadically and it had worked to make fans feel that kind of love even in the bleakest of seasons, but now that's gone. You've made this series so unbearable and unwatched. I'm not sure what the purpose of that was. Maybe you just really want season 11 to be the last season or to get axed because of poor ratings.

I really can't recommend this episode. It was horrendously written, bad pacing, bad acting, a storyline that made no sense and was just boring. A death of a beloved character for no reason that was predicated upon every character acting like an idiot so this one character could be preyed upon. The death wasn't even shown on camera. All we got was an over the top bloody moment in a bathtub, a character discarded like garbage.

What a waste.

This episode does not deserve 1 out of 10.

This episode deserves a 0 and it deserves to be eliminated from DVD sales because this 1 episode will have me make this the first season that I don't purchase on DVD. I don't need trash sitting on my shelves at home.
Cordanara

Cordanara

As sad as the ending to this episode was, it was no where near as bad as all the hardcore SPN fans are complaining about.

Charlie was one of my favorite characters and her death is the only reason this episode is trashed so badly. Don't get me wrong, this episode was nothing to write home about, but it's very unjustly been torn to shreds.

The story was on par with everything else season 10 has had to offer. I wish I hadn't looked at the user reviews before seeing the episode (You can blame "Bloodlines", "Bitten" & "Paint it Black" for me even needing to check, as to save myself slogging through 40 something minutes of trash again), but trust me, this wasn't a bad episode.

The only major negative is that her death felt very rushed. It did feel like her character warranted something better. Something bigger. More of a fight. But honestly, ignore all the 1/10 reviews saying "Worst. Episode. Ever.", because it simply wasn't. The story with the Steins was fine, not great, but very reasonable.

Very sad to see Charlie go, but if this show has taught me anything "In this line of work, death isn't always goodbye"

8/10
Beydar

Beydar

I like charlie. She's probably the only interesting female cast from the entire season ( at least until rowena came on season 10 ). And also the story is pretty forced , there's a lot of plot holes like , why did charlie leave to the motel in the first place , how come dean can't notice that sam is hiding something which is pretty freakin clear , and about the styne family at the very end of the season. that was really low , and the way the writer "killed" charlie off screen. Really ? Charlie was pretty fudging interesting and important character , she deserve a proper dramatic , intense and heroic death scene.

and for some people that said castiel could hear charlie and zap or "fly" immediately to charlie , he can't. because of the all the angels ( except lucifer ) lost their wings due to the spell that metatron did ( season 8 finale ) , so the all the angels lost the ability to zap. Although ,Metatron took his grace but but castiel didn't got cast out from heaven. So i guess he should still have wings :-/ , i'm not sure tho. I kinda hope charlie back to the series somehow.
Netlandinhabitant

Netlandinhabitant

I am not sure what everybody is complaining about. I thought this episode was one of the better episodes this season so far, one I could finally watch with interest again. Finally, a darker and more bloody episode with some interesting bad guys, great opening scene and Dean finally a bit more back in control, ready to go back into bad guy torture mode.

Compare that to many of the soft and weak episodes so far in season 10 with B characters getting the main part, creatieve singing and dancing school girl episodes, whining teenage girls in their puberty episodes and Sam and Dean constantly getting their asses kicked by some weak monster or getting saved miracously by weak characters. This episode finally had the feel again of the earlier seasons where they would go out, in control, ready to kick ass. Sam had finally stopped crying over Dean and Dean finally seemed like the cool guy in control again. This was a major improvement to the overall feel of season so far in my opinion.

I do agree that the ending was a bit of a shock and unnecessary. However, I already lost my interest in Charlie some time ago. I think she was great and funny in her first introduction episode, I believe it was in S7, but I've lost interest in her afterwards. I wouldn't be surprised If she is brought back to life by Cas or Crowly in the next episode anyway.

Still the worst season so far, but it might finally become a little more interesting again near the end of this season. I'll surely be watching the last two episodes with higher expectations than before.
Kajishakar

Kajishakar

Undoubtedly the worst episode this season, if not the entire series. Yet another supporting character Fridged for the sake of Sam and Deans toxic bro bond codependency. This time, Charlie. A fan favorite, ray of sunshine and breath of fresh air in an otherwise very depressing show for the last 2/3 seasons.

Charlie a strong woman, Woman of Letters, certified geek and honorary Winchester. Plus the only openly LGBT character on show.

It is near impossible to understand the rationale behind killing off Charlie. Not to mention the fact that she was left broken and bleeding in a motel bathtub.

Some may argue Sam is responsible for her death. Actually bad Powers-that-be decisions and poor writing are to blame. Do yourself a favor, make this the last time B-L write an episode for SPN.

Needless to say, many fans are in an uproar about Charlie's death. SPN, you are pissing off and losing fans left and right. Weekly ratings are showing a trend towards stabilized mediocrity. Maybe you are okay with that, being in yr tenth season.

I for one will only watch for Cas. To be honest, I don't care what happens with Dean and Sam anymore. Maybe they just deserve each other.
Gaiauaco

Gaiauaco

This episode didn't really seem to have much of a plot to it other than everything that was obvious with the return of Charlie to an episode she didn't need to be in. Charlie has been my favorite introduced character in a long time, if not in the history of the show, excluding Castiel. I am just praying that next week the episode does something to rectify this or at least give her death some meaning to the brothers on a new level, rather than just being another death to keep suspense (Bobby).

Outside of this though, I loved Dean's turn when he finds out about Sam and I like the introduction of the Stine's, especially since they are technically human/zombie (which reminded me of Doc Benton from Season 3). I also like the idea of Crowley being killed. I think he has become a bit too in the way of demons being evil, which they haven't been since Kripke times.

Overall, the episode was decent and had some good moments with Rowena and hopefully more of the Grand Coven. Just hope this death finally changes things in the show.

PS, angels can't fly anymore.
Acrobat

Acrobat

I must agree with so many of the other posters with respect to Charlie's demise.

We like her! We really, really like her! Dead? Ugh, look here writers: you've got yourselves a winner in this character. If you don't want to bring her back and keep sticking her in future episodes, how about a different idea? Bring her back as the star of her own spin off. Yeah, she's that interesting of a character to actually pull it off; so rare. If you really want to get into it, team her up with a few other female minor characters and create a new team. Dean gave Claire Novak that book and sent her off to live with Jodi Mills, right? Bring back Charlie and give her a reason to seek them out. Maybe give Claire and Jodi a reason to seek out Charlie and do something to bring her back themselves. Presto! It's ladies' night! All three characters have unique skill sets that compliment one another well and all are far from being strangers to that which goes bump in the night. Then you guys can make a ton of extra money. You can even swap characters from one show to another from time to time.

Worse has been done.
Ylal

Ylal

Honestly, there are so many possibilities can happen on Charlie and those unforgivable writers can only think of one, which is to let her die in the end. This kind of trick can work really well only if you use it nice and rarely, in this case, Charlie's death is nothing but ridiculous. For me this episode is the worst of the whole show, I know S9E20 Bloodlines has got the lowest score, but at least those terrible plot and acting could still make me laugh at it. This episode is very different from other not- so-good episodes, this episode just makes me full of anger and feeling disgusted after watching it. It is near the end of the season, and there is still nothing much happened. Instead of some progress to the main story, we have The unNecessary Death of Charlie Bradbury(I like that Shia LaBeouf film though).
Charyoll

Charyoll

While I sort of enjoyed the intensity in the episode, the plot was still written poorly, as the general writing continues to suffer. Understanding that the show needed some way of unleashing Dean's dark side, Charlie's death was the wrong way to do it, or at least was written too poorly to execute it in a way that would not push away viewers. A large majority of viewers have grown extremely attached to Charlie Bradbury and the quirkiness and fresh air her character brings to the story; to kill her character adequately would require a well-written and delivered event, and that is not what happened on tonight's episode. One big question has viewers baffled: why would Charlie leave Castiel's protection when she knows, from her own painful experiences being chased and from being attacked while with Sam and Dean, that people are after her (as well as Sam and Dean) and the book of the damned? Charlie is smarter than to risk her life and the information for decoding the book for such a small bit of extra privacy than what Castiel was providing her with when he sealed Rowena away, and viewers are well aware of this. Especially since Charlie was the only openly LGBT frequently recurring character on the show, and she was put to death so poorly, in an episode named "Dark Dynasty" referencing to the show Duck Dynasty, who's stars are known for being anti-LGBT, this episode meant to stir up intensity and spark Dean's darkness, but instead ended up disappointing a large majority of Supernatural's audience.
Thetath

Thetath

"Dark Dynesty - supernatural"

*short personal oppinions

I think that this episode is getting to much hate. Stop giving it 1 of 10 just because Charlie died - Yes, it was sad, disapointing and a bit annoying that an one- armed zombie guy killed her offscreen, but that's how it is.

The rest of the episode is decent - a few plot holes, but after all a solid episode where I accually didn't fall asleep compered to most of the episodes in season 10
Cordanius

Cordanius

obviously this has spoilers (dah)

although I'm just going to quote my exact thoughts written by other users in their reviews, because? I fully agree

ShaneTardis: "This episode is, surprise surprise, all about Sam lying to Dean and working behind his back to save him. Sound familiar? Ah yes, it's the same plot we've been dragging out for a few months now, and is also identical to the plot we had in season nine when their positions were reversed and Dean was lying to Sam in an attempt to save him. After countless attempts of bringing the brothers together, it is apparent that the brothers truly can not be honest with each other and that the writers will take one step forward only to fall four steps back"

gawa-35309: "Charlie was the only one who added diversity to the show. She was the only supporting female, the only explicitly canon lgbtqa+ person on the entire show. Getting real tired of having to watch a show that purely revolves around hetero white guys with their manly man problems. Pretty sure I'm not the only one."

Sara Tonin : "here's some tips….GIVE CASTIEL SOMETHING TO DO THAT MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED HIM FROM HELPING …ummm… ANYONE IN THIS EPISODE! Demons? They were hunting for Rowena….maybe one of the minions stumbled onto her and he had to fight off a few of them? Just a suggestion.

It's called LEVELS OF STORYTELLING."

Shelly Meyer: "What a disgusting,misogynistic, hateful thing to do Charlie and to the fans. The problem I see is that this show doesn't have enough creative power in the writer's room to come up with a better way to add tension than "Kill the next person in line that we've set up as a friend or family member of the Winchesters." That's it. It's all you know how to do in order to create buzz. You're too afraid to create buzz with positive story lines such as the canonization of Dean and Castiel's relationship. Either you're sitting on that for the very last season, which is a disservice to their relationship, or you're never going to go through with it out of fear or embarrassment or something else that I'd rather not dwell on. The point is that season 8 had some of the highest ratings because of all the "Dean and Cas buzz". You could have capitalized on that in season 9 and season 10 for a boost. Instead, you fridge this queer relationship, kept the characters apart all season, and in order to get fans talking, you butchered their favorite character!"

cathystead: "Undoubtedly the worst episode this season, if not the entire series. Yet another supporting character Fridged for the sake of Sam and Deans toxic bro bond codependency. This time, Charlie. A fan favorite, ray of sunshine and breath of fresh air in an otherwise very depressing show for the last 2/3 seasons.

Charlie a strong woman, Woman of Letters, certified geek and honorary Winchester. Plusthe only openly LGBT character on show."

cathystead: "I for one will only watch for Cas. To be honest, I don't care what happens with Dean and Sam anymore. Maybe they just deserve each other"
SmEsH

SmEsH

For the past few episodes, i've seen something that at the beginning was normal, but now its getting too ridiculous.

The hell is wrong with so much Product Placement? I mean, i know the TV series always sell products, maybe a drink, a place to eat, some clothes, but this chapter, besides the plot holes and digging they own grave, is was just too much.

I really hope the next episodes or the next season be a really good one, because it feels like all the writers are losing ideas for the plot and repeating the same formula, over, and over, and over, and over again, is juts lame.