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'Supernatural' recap: Thank you for being a friend

This is a recap, so if you haven’t seen tonight’s episode of Supernatural, you best be on your way! (But do come back after you’ve watched!)

On Supernatural, goodbye rarely means goodbye forever. And in keeping with that idea, tonight’s episode saw one major return that brought a huge smile to face…

'How I Met Your Mother' recap: 45 Days

The end game is in motion.

I mean, you could say it’s BEEN in motion for 8 seasons, but now we have a countdown that is arguably even more daunting than the Slap Bet Countdown: The Mother Countdown.

Let me explain. READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural' recap: Tales from the Crypt

As longtime Supernatural fans know by now, when an episode’s cold open doesn’t involve a case-of-the-week, you know stuff’s about to go down.

So when this week’s episode opened with Castiel brutally beating and killing Dean in some sort of simulated reality created by Naomi, I went cold — and got very excited about the hour to come.

Did I expected Dean to get killed, like Naomi wanted? No. But I was curious to see how close Cas would get. The answer: Pretty damn close. But before I get to that, a lot of other things happened…


'How I Met Your Mother' recap: The Fortress of Barnitude

There were two homes that stole the spotlight in tonight’s episode of How I Met Your Mother: The Fortress of Barnitude and Woodworthy Manor.

The former took the spotlight after Robin brought up the fact that she was uncomfortable living in what she later referred to as Barney’s “disease-riddled bangpad,” which I’m sure will also one day be the name of a Bachelor Pad spin-off. Instead, she said she wanted a clean start. “So we have to find an apartment where I haven’t banged someone; how do you feel about Cleveland?” he joked before agreeing. READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' recap: Plus None

This week’s episode might have been about Ted’s break up with crazy Jeanette, but for much of the episode, all I could think about was how much I didn’t like Barney.

You see, this week’s episode, “Weekend at Barney’s,” revealed that Barney’s grand Playbook-burning moment from a few episodes back was all a lie. Well, at least partly a lie. I’ll explain…

The episode started with a much-celebrated break-up between Ted and Jeanette. (She broke it off because things were going too fast, she said.) After they broke up, Ted briefly considered trying to win her back, but Barney intervened and convinced him that Ted needed a new romantic start. So Barney used Playbook No. 2 to help Ted find a new date for his and Robin’s wedding. Yes, Playbook No. 2. It turns out that when Barney burned his Playbook a few episodes back — you know, the gesture that made Robin finally realize that Barney was someone she could marry — he was burning one of two copies. Ugh. Robin did find out, though, but I’ll get to that. READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural' recap: The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Last week’s episode of Supernatural was always going to be a hard act to follow. I mean, it’s not easy to beat an hour filled with major brotherly love and hellhounds. So I was not surprised that this week’s episode, which was about a witch with a scrambled noggin, felt a little less exciting than the last few episodes.

That said, it wasn’t without its great moments.

One such moment came right at the top of the episode, right after the Stooge conversation (see below). Sam and Dean had arrived at a motel after a long drive, and we got the sense that Dean still wasn’t quite ok with Sam taking on the trials on his own. It was just a small moment, but I liked that we tackled this right off the top of the episode, because it set a tone for the rest of their interactions in the episode… READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural' recap: 'Believe in me, too'

After a season that started off pretty rocky for the Winchester brothers, tonight’s episode of Supernatural proved that they’re more bonded together than ever — and reaffirmed everything I love about these two crazy dudes.

As has been the trend with Supernatural lately, this episode saw yet another big mythology development: After weeks of headaches, nosebleeds, sleepless nights, and a diet of “ground-up hooves and pig anuses” (hot dogs), Kevin finally finished decoding the tablet. So Dean and Sam interrupted their homemade dinner (courtesy of Chef Dean!) to rush over and learn the details he’d uncovered.

Unfortunately for Sam and Dean, the instructions were a little complicated. But what else would you expect? We’re closing the gates of Hell, people, not cooking a Hot Pocket. Their new goal, as Kevin explained, was to pass a series of dangerous tests and earn the ability to close the gates. The catch? He’d only decoded one of three tests so far — and this couldn’t be a team effort. One person must complete all the tasks, he said. READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural' recap: Everybody loves Golems

Guys, I want a golem!!!

In fact, I think Sam and Dean should get in the market for one. Because the (approx.) 7-foot clay man proved to be quite the asset last night when the Winchester brothers found themselves going up against some Nazi necromancers in a really fantastic episode written by Ben Edlund, called “Everybody Hates Hitler.”

They were certainly not monsters we’ve seen before on the show, so in a rare event, the brothers (and the audience) found themselves on a fact-finding mission. What kills these things? (A shot to the head and immediate torching.) How strong were they? (Not stronger than a Golem.) And what did these necromancers want?

The latter question in particular was a captivating part of the episode. Sam had actually stumbled upon the case thanks to the Men of Letter’s treasure of info, which brought the story of a spontaneously combusting Rabbi to Sam’s attention. That Rabbi, it turned out, had a book filled with the secrets of something called the Thule Society — who were essentially a bunch of necromancers who helped start the Nazi Party. Jerks. The necromancers who chased the Rabbi wanted this book back. READ FULL STORY

'RuPaul's Drag Race' react: Monica Beverly Hillz talks to EW about her shocking runway revelation

You never know what kind of craziness is going to go down on RuPaul’s Drag Race — especially once the show heads to its rather unpredictable runway. In the past we’ve seen queens be disqualified (Willam) and admit that they were HIV-positive (Ongina), and last night included another runway shocker, one that deserves a SPOILER ALERT in case you haven’t seen it: Contestant Monica Beverly Hillz admitted that she is a transgender woman.

“It’s true what you’re saying — there is a lot going through my head,” she said through tears to the judges, after they critiqued her rather harshly and said that she seemed “sad” and “disconnected” and not like herself. “I feel I’m not here. I’ve just been holding a secret in and trying so hard. I’m not just a drag queen — I’m a transgendered woman.”


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