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Supernatural Recap: ‘ScoobyNatural’

Supernatural -- "ScoobyNatural" -- Image Number: SN1316c_0007.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Sam, Dean, Scooby and Shaggy -- Photo: The CW -- © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Supernatural — “ScoobyNatural” — Image Number: SN1316c_0011.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Sam, Dean and Castiel — Photo: The CW — © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Turns out to be Castiel, who explains he arrived at the bunker after obtaining fruit from the tree of life, possibly married to a Djinn queen, and gets pulled into the tv too. They all head off to investigate when they hear someone screaming and see blood splatter. A huge phantom appears and attacks but Fred scares it off by diving at it. They look through the door the phantom came out of and come upon a very gruesome murder which Fred describes as “Not good.”, in the understatement of the year. The Scooby Gang just keep it moving, prompting Sam to wonder if they always have walk away from dead bodies so silly-nilly. Sam and Dean realize the episode seems to be haunted and they can all die for real and they need to keep the Scooby Gang safe.

Fred suggests they split up and Dean goes with Fred and Daphne, Velma & Sam go one way, while Castiel goes with Shaggy & Scooby. Velma mocks Sam for wanting to be cautious, while totally copping a feel of his shoulders and I am her. Meanwhile, Daphne has not given in to any of  Dean’s advances and I am definitely NOT her.

After her third comment about Sam and his linebacker shoulders, Sam is like, “Why do you keep talking about my shoulders?”. She blushes. Velma’s obsessed with Sam’s broad shoulders and I am dying. She also refuses to believe in ghosts even though toys and shit are being hurled right in her face. She insists they’re on fishing lines even as she and Sam run from the phantom. Shaggy, Scooby, and Cas also run into the phantom and take off. Next, Fred, Daphne, and Dean find a trap door that drops them into the basement where the phantom chases them.

The groups all end up hauling ass through the halls, in and out of doors, (where we get a brief glimpse of Scrappy Doo!) and end up in a large library. This time, when Fred dives at the phantom, he’s tossed across the room and knocked out. Daphne and Velma are also tossed and held against the wall. Meanwhile, Shaggy gets hurled out the window. Sam & Dean use iron candlesticks to get rid of the ghost and Fred looks dumbfounded when he realizes his nose is bleeding. Realizing Shaggy is outside clinging to a pole, onto a pole, they look over just in time for his to start to fall. Scooby and Cas dive out after him, and although Cas slows their fall, Shaggy still crashes below. Everyone rushes downstairs to check on Shaggy where they realize his arm is broken, and he is freaking out. He’s jumped out of planes in museums and never had a scratch on him.

Forced to tell them the truth, Sam and Dean break the news to the Scooby Gang that ghosts are real. Finally believing them, the gang hilariously devolves into an existential crisis and have a full blown nervous breakdown. Fred feels like their lives have lost all meaning, wasting their time stopping evil real estate developers when there are real monsters out there. Daphne is freaked out, realizing that means there’s a heaven and hell, and is she going to hell?!  Velma feels like a blind fool, and Shaggy and Scooby, well, they’re just plain pissed. They’ve been saying all along there were ghosts and the gang never believed them. Now they think they’re doomed.

Sam & Dean give them a rousing pep talk, using examples from episodes they’ve seen to remind them they can do this. Dean is triumphant when he realizes Sam loved Scooby Doo as a kid too. They convince the gang to keep fighting, and we get a cool scene of the Scooby Gang arming themselves with weapons from Baby’s trunk.

Fred makes an elaborate trap that ends up trapping Cas, Shaggy, and Scooby instead. Ready for it to fail, Dean and Daphne have a plan B instead which ends up with the phantom trapped in a salt circle in the basement with the brothers and Cas.

There, they realize the phantom is really a little boy being controlled by that creepy neighbor and used to scare people off the block so he can buy their property for cheap. The brothers go to tell the Scooby Gang they’ve trapped the ghost, but when they see how completely unhinged they are, they realize they can’t leave them like this. The brothers promise to free the boy l, but they need his help first.

The phantom disguises himself as the original villain from the episode, and Sam & Dean admit to the Scooby Gang they were wrong. They say Velma was right; it was all fishing lines, corn syrup, and projectors, and ghosts aren’t real. Secure in their mission in life again, the Scooby Gang wishes the brothers and Cas luck, and head off to celebrate solving another mystery. But not before Velma dips Sam for a smacking kiss, and leaves with a triumphant, “Those shoulders! Jinkies!”

Who would have suspected it would be Velma with an unquenchable thirst? Dean said it best. “I should have known Velma would be good to go. It’s always the quiet ones.” I have laughed more tonight that I have in a long time.

Back in the real world, Dean proclaims this the coolest thing to ever happen to him, before sadly destroying his tv. Finding the pocketknife the neighbor used to control the kid, they burn it, freeing his spirit. Next, they head to the pawnshop,  Dean rocking a sexy ascot, where the owner is on the verge of selling his shop to the neighbor. They expose him, and having hacked his financial records, reported him to the cops where he’s arrested, Capone style. Just as he’s been shoved into the back of a police car, the neighbor exclaims, “And I would’ve gotten away with it if it wasn’t for those meddling kids!” Dean let’s out a dramatic gasp of delight and hits us with a Scooby Doo howl. I am laughing SO hard as Sam and Cas judge him for it.

This fun episode hit all the main points in a Scooby episode: Shaggy & Scooby stuffing their faces, the gang splitting up to solve the mystery, a hilarious chase through the halls and in and out of doors, Fred’s elaborate plans failing in spectacular fashion, and a creepy real estate mogul being behind it all. With the added scare factor of Supernatural, this is the best episode ever! I loved this episode so much and I will definitely be watching this again. I hope you all enjoyed it just as much!

Jen Petrovich
Jen Petrovich is an unabashed fangirl of all things angsty, romantic, and ass-kickery on television. Her taste varies wildly from campy soaps to heart-wrenching dramas, hilarious comedies to kick ass superhero shows, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Sarcastic and known to sob hysterically while TV, Jen’s favorite thing to do is watch her shows and then tweet the hell out of them.

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