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Supernatural -- "Dark Dynasty" -- Image SN1023B_0005 -- Pictured (L-R): Ruth Connell as Rowena, Felicia Day as Charlie and Misha Collins as Castiel -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- �© 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Supernatural 10×21 “Dark Dynasty” Recap

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This last weeks episode welcomed back 2 beloved characters: Cas & Charlie Bradbury

Supernatural -- "Dark Dynasty" -- Image SN1023B_0107 -- Pictured (L-R): Felicia Day as Charlie and Misha Collins as Castiel -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Supernatural — “Dark Dynasty” — Image SN1023B_0107 — Pictured (L-R): Felicia Day as Charlie and Misha Collins as Castiel — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

And introduced us to an entire family of creepy monsters who were probably properly human at one time.

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The Styne Family – formerly known as the Frankenstein Family, that was until Mary Shelly visited their castle and wrote a book about what she saw – CRAZY RIGHT? Wrong this is Supernatural anything is possible!

We met Eldon Styne while he was stealing the eyes of a perfectly nice young woman right before he jumped out a 3rd story window, but don’t worry he was perfectly fine… because all fake doctors have this ability, right? (WHY DIDN’T HE DIE WHEN HE JUMPED?) UGH

The Styne’s are well aware that the Winchesters have possession of the Book of the Damned and they are damned determined to get it back. Eldon is sent out to find the Winchesters, with the help of one of his brothers, which he isn’t too happy about…. yeah well tough cookies my friend. Maybe you should have just stolen the girls eyes and not tried to get frisky with her…. just saying.

Anyways, the episode continues on with Sam once again lying to Dean about what he is really up to (because that ALWAYS ends well, RIGHT?). Sam is trying desperately, with Rowena’s help, to decipher the Book of the Damned in order to find a cure for the Mark of Cain and get Dean back to his normal “Non-Cursed” self.

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However, as “All-Powerful” as Rowena claims to be, she just isn’t hacking it, so Sam calls in a little “Heavenly Tech Support.” Charlie is going to put her nerd skills and amazing brain to work to speed everything up.

Cas’ job… To babysit. At least he brings snacks right?

But that’s not all that’s happening…..

Dean and Sam are supposed to be working the Styne case, but Sam keeps sneaking off, taking phone calls from “telemarketers” and lying. WHEN WILL SAM LEARN THAT DEAN ISN’T STUPID?? HE WILL FIGURE IT OUT!

While Sam is off doing his lying to Dean thing, Dean heads out to pick up a pizza where he OF COURSE runs into Eldon and company in an alley. Clearly these Styne’s have no idea who they are dealing with. HE’S GOT THE FREAKING MARK OF CAIN a couple of guys ain’t going to be enough trust me! Well you can guess how that fight ended…

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Yeah that would be our friend shackled in the bunker. Where he gets the Dean Winchester Hospitality Treatment of How Long Can I Torture You Until You Spill Your Secrets. It’s his specialty.

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This little chat between Dean and Eldon is how he discovers that the Book of the Damned can’t be destroyed. Well 2 episodes ago Dean clearly saw Sam burn a book, but if the Book of the Damned can’t be destroyed… BINGO! SOMEONE GIVE THE MAN A PIE!

Couple this revelation with the phone call Dean intercepted on Sam’s phone from Cas, who is a TERRIBLE LIAR BTW, and a little Truth or Lie Q&A with Sam after he hung up…. Basically, SAM IS LYING ABOUT SOMETHING IMPORTANT!

Meanwhile, back at the secret book deciphering hide out, Cas is having some problems… Basically….. Rowena and Charlie keep arguing. Charlie wants alone time and Rowena is being…. well herself. Rowena pretty much tells Charlie that helping the Winchester’s will be her end, but to Charlie it doesn’t matter. “Family doesn’t end with blood.”

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Cas tries to fix things the only way he can think of, he moves Rowena into a room away from Charlie. My guess…He likes Charlie more AND WHO WOULDN’T (Just saying). BUT, moving a chained Rowena means that Cas left Charlie alone. And here is where things get well… TERRIBLE AWFUL UNBEARABLE HEARTBREAKING

eldon arm Cas leaves Rowena and discovers that Charlie is gone which is a HUGE problem since the Styne’s have been looking for her since they discovered she had the Book of the Damned 2 episodes ago. AND TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE.. This is Supernatural OF COURSE THINGS GET WORSE. The Winchester’s seem to be missing a prisoner… THE GUY CHEWED OFF HIS FREAKING ARM CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS FOR A MINUTE I MEAN COME ON….HIS ARM!!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL? THAT’S JUST INSANE.

Now we have a one-armed, psycho on the loose and CAS LOST CHARLIE! Want to guess where he is headed??? ALSO ring ring Sammy, better pick up the phone. Cas has some bad news and Dean’s well he’s standing right next to you waiting for you to admit you’ve been lying AGAIN!

Cas tells Sam he lost Charlie. Sam gets scared. Dean gets angry. And now….. we have an even bigger problem. Eldon’s brother found Charlie.

Meanwhile, Charlie makes a break through just as her phone rings and Eldon starts banging on her Motel room door with HIS FREAKING BLOODY STUMP ARM (ew).

Dean and Sam tell Charlie to give him whatever he wants, it just isn’t worth it. But Charlie… She already said it. She loves Dean and she will do anything she can to save him. She uploads all her files and smashes her tablet on the bathroom sink just before Eldon breaks the door down.

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And Charlie being the badass that she has ALWAYS been pulls out a knife. THERE IS NO WAY THAT SHE IS GOING DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT. THIS IS CHARLIE BRADBURY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT… SHE WENT TO OZ AND HER IDOL IS HERMIONE GRANGER. SHE’S GOT THIS…..

We see the moment on the right and guess what happens…..

CUT TO A FREAKING COMMERCIAL BREAK!!!!!!! I can’t even describe how much I was screaming at the TV. Longest commercial break in the history of commercial breaks.

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And we come back, but not to the Charlie but to Sam and Dean in the Impala racing to save Charlie. Dean is so angry that Sam once again put someone they both love in danger and didn’t tell him. To Dean it doesn’t matter. She is like his sister and Sam could very well have gotten her killed.

Sam and Dean make it to the Motel and…..

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I cannot describe the amount of tears that I cried seeing this. I did not expect for Charlie to be dead when they got to the motel. SERIOUSLY HER! WHYYYYYYYY?? Charlie Bradbury was an amazing character. Felicia Day is an amazing actress. She brought life to her character and to the show.

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I don’t think I’ve been this upset and effected by the loss of a character on this show in a very long time. It was show shocking and heartbreaking. It still is. Charlie’s death was a devastating loss not only to Dean, but to the entire SPN Family as a whole. She will be missed.

NOW…. I have a little problem with Charlie’s death.

WHY DIDN’T WE GET TO SEE HER FIGHT? ALSO HER DEATH SCENE WAS LIKE 30 FREAKING SECONDS FOLLOWING A COMMERCIAL BREAK! ARE YOU KIDDING??????

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 UGH…. I’m really angry about this. Also, WHERE THE HELL WAS CASTIEL? HE COULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING! ANYTHING!

 *breathe* So, where do we go from here?

Charlie will get a hunter’s burial like she deserves. She was family and she deserves a proper goodbye.

Next, I think Dean will blame Sam. In Dean’s eyes Sam dragged her into this and she was killed. Dean and Charlie had a special bond, so losing her will have a profound effect on him. Dean will go after the Styne’s and he will RIP THEM APART if it’s the last thing he does.

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Basically, Dean will go FULL MARK OF CAIN. He may not go full Demon!Dean again,  but he sure as hell will get revenge.

 I just hope we don’t lose Dean completely along the way.

Lastly…. I think we need to bring it in for a #SPNFamily hug. A hug that reminds us of happier times.

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Until next time. Always Keep Fighting.

Katie has a Master’s in Psychology from the University of Hartford and is a former Cast Member of the Disneyland Resort. She was introduced to the world of movies by her father at a very young age and has been a fan ever since. She has a deep love for Jane Austen novel adaptations, Period Dramas, and YouTube vlog-style novel adaptations. She also geeks out over Harry Potter, DC, Marvel, Disney, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, In the Flesh, Star Wars, Star Trek, LOTR, Jurassic Park and Foreign Films. Lastly, Katie loves the theatre, music, novels, Disneyland, college football, baseball, and cycling.