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Episode poll 14.01: Stranger in a Strange Land


Your thoughts on 14.01, 'Stranger in a Strange Land?'

LOVED IT
6(12.0%)
Loved some, liked some
10(20.0%)
Loved some, disliked some
16(32.0%)
Loved some, hated some
5(10.0%)
Liked it
5(10.0%)
Liked some, hated some
4(8.0%)
It was okay
3(6.0%)
Didn't really care for it
1(2.0%)
Hated it so much, if someone asked me what do you want, I'd say 'for this episode to not exist'
0(0.0%)

Things I loved about this episode

Beard of Despair
39(3.9%)
Michael!Dean's new duds, including the hat
14(1.4%)
Michael!Dean's new duds, except for the hat
9(0.9%)
Jensen speaking Arabic
23(2.3%)
Michael!Dean providing sound advice about broom closets and chicks named Darlene
10(1.0%)
Leader Sam
37(3.7%)
That one guy calling Sam 'Chief'
29(2.9%)
'Can you hack into the traffic cams?' 'Um, no.'
30(3.0%)
Mary trying to take care of Sam
14(1.4%)
And being rejected
16(1.6%)
'Yeah, you keep saying that'
21(2.1%)
Jack and Bobby bonding
20(2.0%)
'Was that Gandhi?'
17(1.7%)
Even demons know Cas and Dean are joined at the 'you know... everything.'
10(1.0%)
Return of Anael/Sister Jo
6(0.6%)
Angel!Vision when Anael recognizes Michael
10(1.0%)
Michael being very aware that Dean loves Sam and that's why he agreed to be his vessel
32(3.2%)
Sam telling Jack he has faith in him
34(3.4%)
Nick is alive
7(0.7%)
'Nick' is alive
3(0.3%)
And Sam is taking care of him even though he's clearly VERY FUCKED UP over it
31(3.1%)
Sam recognizing that Jack needs to go with them to rescue Cas
30(3.0%)
Demon Kip
12(1.2%)
Especially the fact that he was such a huge Sam!girl
20(2.0%)
'Stop saying that, please'
14(1.4%)
Smart!Sam giving Mary the demon killing knife
24(2.4%)
Cas admitting that he's an embarrassment
17(1.7%)
Even Sam, who had no love for Crowley, recognizes that Kip is no Crowley
32(3.2%)
Cool fight with slow-motion effects
6(0.6%)
Sam's hair in his face
23(2.3%)
Sam shouting enough!
39(3.9%)
And informing the demons that there will be no new King of Hell and anybody who wants the job can come through him
38(3.8%)
'That's what I thought'
29(2.9%)
Sam in the bunker at the end, with that dark shirt and the sleeves rolled up and the beer held against his head wound and the HAIR and the BEARD and the FACE
32(3.2%)
Cas kindly asking if he's okay
13(1.3%)
'If it meant finding Dean, I'd work with... I'd do anything'
26(2.6%)
Bobby and Mary making googly eyes at each other
12(1.2%)
Jack's despair over his lack of power
15(1.5%)
They actually answered the question of whether Jack's grace will regenerate
19(1.9%)
Michael!Dean and the vampire
7(0.7%)
No angel drama
16(1.6%)
There was demon drama, but at least it involved the Winchesters
14(1.4%)
All the pretty
23(2.3%)
Sam actually telling people how he feels instead of pretending to be fine
30(3.0%)
It was very Sam-centric
33(3.3%)
Have I mentioned the beard? Because I really liked the beard.
28(2.8%)
SAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!
33(3.3%)
Comments!
0(0.0%)

Things I did not love about this episode

That hat
22(10.2%)
Castiel can't detect demons?
42(19.4%)
Or use angelic powers to fight them?
40(18.5%)
Return of Anael/Sister Jo
15(6.9%)
Angel!Vision when Anael recognizes Michael
13(6.0%)
Getting spoiled for the Nick reveal
19(8.8%)
Jack's haircut
8(3.7%)
Stupid boring long fight scene
15(6.9%)
I missed Dean
18(8.3%)
I missed Rowena
17(7.9%)
It was very Sam-centric and that made me unhappy
0(0.0%)
AC/DC
1(0.5%)
That was just you, and you know it
5(2.3%)
Comments!
1(0.5%)

Things that broke my freaking heart

Sam, alone in the Impala, not wanting to listen to Dean's music
35(14.1%)
Kip the demon actually did have info on Dean, because Michael!Dean had obviously asked him The Question, but Sam will never know
14(5.6%)
Sam telling Jack he has faith in him
23(9.3%)
Sam's obvious fear around Nick, and the way he pushes through it and does what he has to do
38(15.3%)
Sam recognizing that Jack needs to go with them to rescue Cas
22(8.9%)
Sam and Mary's conversation in the Impala
23(9.3%)
'If it meant finding Dean, I'd work with... I'd do anything'
27(10.9%)
Jack's despair over his lack of power
17(6.9%)
EVERYTHING SAM DID
29(11.7%)
No Dean
20(8.1%)
Comments
0(0.0%)

So, about the Nick situation...

It is what it says on the tin; Lucifer is dead, Nick is alive
7(3.1%)
But Nick wasn't even Nick, he was reconstructed by Crowley, so how is he Nick?
22(9.7%)
Crowley put Nick's soul and/or memories back into the reconstruction, so this guy is basically Nick
3(1.3%)
Nick survived because an archangel blade is fatal to the archangel, even if the wound is non-fatal to the human vessel
6(2.6%)
Nick survived because when Crowley made him strong enough to hold Lucifer, he also made him unkillable
5(2.2%)
Nick survived because that's how we know Dean will survive when Sam stabs Michael!Dean with the archangel blade
18(7.9%)
There is no canon reason for Nick to be alive but I'm sure they'll explain it later in a way that makes perfect sense and fits in with the show's history
3(1.3%)
Oh hi, you must be new here
14(6.2%)
If it really is Nick, it means Lucifer deliberately protected him instead of letting him go insane, which seems uncharacteristic of him
8(3.5%)
Ha ha ha continuity
21(9.3%)
It's Lucifer pretending to be Nick
7(3.1%)
But wouldn't Cas have recognized Lucifer?
6(2.6%)
Ha ha ha continuity
18(7.9%)
It's Nick, but he has some of Lucifer's grace still lurking about, which will gradually grow and Lucifer will be reconstituted
7(3.1%)
Which is okay if it means Sam gets to be the one to kill him
12(5.3%)
I don't know and I don't care, I just really love that this is happening
3(1.3%)
I don't know and I don't care, I just really hate that this is happening
13(5.7%)
I am very conflicted
14(6.2%)
I hope he's really Nick
14(6.2%)
I hope he's really Lucifer
1(0.4%)
I hope they forget about this and we never see him again
12(5.3%)
I don't care how stupid it is, just having Sam interact with Nick (or 'Nick') is worth it
12(5.3%)
Comments!
1(0.4%)

Why is Sam the one taking care of Nick?

He won't make anyone else do it
33(70.2%)
Everyone else refused to do it
13(27.7%)
Nick requested him specifically
0(0.0%)
Which could only mean that 'Nick' is actually Lucifer
0(0.0%)
Comments!
1(2.1%)

What do we think about Mary in this episode?

Awesome and supportive
2(1.8%)
Annoying Pollyanna
7(6.4%)
Somewhere in between
13(11.9%)
Obviously cares about Sam, and is trying so hard, even if she's hitting all the wrong notes
27(24.8%)
I think Sam would have accepted her relentless hope it was coming from Dean
11(10.1%)
Well, duh, because that would have meant Dean was there
9(8.3%)
She asked Maggie if she knew how to use a knife? Seriously?
8(7.3%)
I love her and Bobby together
10(9.2%)
No, she needs to leave Bobby alone
8(7.3%)
Don't know, don't care; we got any grenades?
13(11.9%)
Comments!
1(0.9%)

What about Sam declaring there will be no new King of Hell?

SO HOT
35(21.1%)
I don't know why the demons would be so afraid of him that they'd respect that demand
3(1.8%)
Didn't he just put a big target on his back, since anyone who wants to be king just has to kill Sam?
7(4.2%)
Doesn't this make Sam the de facto King of Hell himself?
32(19.3%)
PLEASE?????
22(13.3%)
This is kind of ridiculous
8(4.8%)
This is amazing
20(12.0%)
This is a convenient way to sweep aside any demon drama for the rest of the season (c/o fanspired)
18(10.8%)
This will be forgotten by the writers after this episode
20(12.0%)
This is the show jumping the shark. Again.
1(0.6%)
This is something I need to discuss in the comments.
0(0.0%)

Do you like Kipling?

I loved him and hoped he'd be the new King of Hell
4(7.4%)
Just another boring demon
13(24.1%)
I appreciated his love for Sam
22(40.7%)
I don't know, you naughty boy; I've never kippled
10(18.5%)
I cannot believe you went there
4(7.4%)
I need to discuss him in the comments
1(1.9%)

How do we feel about Jensen as Michael!Dean?

Jensen's doing an amazing job
11(13.1%)
He's good
13(15.5%)
Kinda meh
10(11.9%)
Awful
2(2.4%)
He was much better as Demon!Dean
14(16.7%)
He's not bad, but he suffers in comparison to Jared as Not!Sam
16(19.0%)
He's pretty good, but that might only be because I'm comparing him to Misha as Not!Cas
5(6.0%)
I don't care how good or bad he is, I just want my Dean back
12(14.3%)
Comments!
1(1.2%)

What's going to happen with Jack?

He'll look for inappropriate ways to get his power back
20(19.6%)
He'll become better as a fighter to compensate for losing his power
7(6.9%)
He'll become closer to Bobby
8(7.8%)
He'll distance himself from Sam
8(7.8%)
He'll distance himself from Cas
7(6.9%)
NONE OF THESE BAD THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN, WHY WOULD YOU EVEN SUGGEST THEM???
15(14.7%)
He's upset right now but he'll get over it
18(17.6%)
And everything will be perfectly FINE, DAMMIT
18(17.6%)
Comments!
1(1.0%)

Other questions I hope we get answers to someday

Are we really going to ignore everything that happened between Mary and Ketch in s12?
32(15.3%)
Why do angels call Anael 'Jo' instead of her actual angel name?
26(12.4%)
And why is she so interested in money and material things?
17(8.1%)
If Nick is alive, does that mean Gabriel's vessel is alive?
15(7.2%)
No, because it wasn't a human, it was constructed by Loki
9(4.3%)
Was Jack and Maggie getting caught part of the plan?
13(6.2%)
Why do demons fight like humans now?
25(12.0%)
Why did Sam think Maggie could hack a traffic cam?
11(5.3%)
Is Ketch welcome at BMoL headquarters in London, or did he have to sneak in to look for that magic egg thingamajig?
25(12.0%)
What are Charlie and Rowena up to?
24(11.5%)
And why has no one ficced it for me?
12(5.7%)
You missed mine so I'll put it in the comments
0(0.0%)

How do you feel about the season as of today?

Off to a great start!
11(17.2%)
Cautiously optimistic
19(29.7%)
This wasn't an amazing episode, but they had to put all the story arcs in place, so it's as expected
14(21.9%)
I've got a really bad feeling about this
2(3.1%)
I'm too old for this shit
5(7.8%)
It's way too early to tell
9(14.1%)
I'm only hate-watching at this point anyway
0(0.0%)
I don't even watch the show; I just love ticking boxes
0(0.0%)
Don't know, don't care; we got any grenades?
4(6.2%)
Comments!
0(0.0%)


Remember, no spoilers in the comments, please!
Tags: 14.01 stranger in a strange land, episode poll, just for fun, poll, sam's beard, season 14, supernatural
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