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Episode poll 14.18: “Absence”


Your thoughts on 14.18, 'Absence?'

LOVED IT
0(0.0%)
Loved some, liked some
3(17.6%)
Loved some, disliked some
6(35.3%)
Loved some, hated some
2(11.8%)
Liked it
2(11.8%)
Liked some, hated some
1(5.9%)
It was okay
2(11.8%)
Didn't really care for it
1(5.9%)
Hated it so much, I'd rather be blasted into nothingness by nephilim fire than ever have to watch it again
0(0.0%)

Things I loved about this episode

Dean expressing appreciation for Jack
7(1.8%)
Sam calls for Rowena for help
13(3.4%)
And Dean knows he's going to call Rowena for help
13(3.4%)
Hallucifer
4(1.0%)
Sam's initial reluctance to blame Jack
10(2.6%)
Anxiety, waiting for Sam or Dean to find Mary's body
10(2.6%)
Sam finding Nick's body
7(1.8%)
Cas's speech about Jack's absence of good, and not wanting to lose his family
8(2.1%)
Rowena and Sam's phone call
13(3.4%)
Angry, bossy, furniture-tossing Dean
13(3.4%)
Sad, flinchy Sam
13(3.4%)
Sam asking Dean 'what do we do' because in times like this, he stops being Chief and follows Dean's lead
11(2.8%)
'What do we always do when we lose one of our own?'
7(1.8%)
Rowena's flat
9(2.3%)
Rowena anxiously stalling Jack
10(2.6%)
Sam kicking the door in
9(2.3%)
Flashback Mary being all sweet and supportive while teaching Jack how to kill people with knives
6(1.6%)
Flashback Sam and his Beard of Despair
11(2.8%)
Flashback Mary telling Sam how brave, kind and heroic he is
9(2.3%)
Sam blaming himself for accepting Jack
6(1.6%)
Sam admitting that bringing Jack back from the dead might have been a bad idea, and definitely wasn't Jack's decision
11(2.8%)
Dean admitting he also knew something might be wrong with Jack and didn't act on it, rather than letting Sam and Cas take all the blame
13(3.4%)
Rowena telling Jack 'Because you want the same thing the boys want; that I want'
13(3.4%)
Duma asking Cas why he would want to bring Mary back
6(1.6%)
Rowena's reaction after Jack zaps her back to her flat
12(3.1%)
And her dire warnings about what Jack might bring back
10(2.6%)
Sam and Dean's faces when they catch up to Jack
10(2.6%)
Jack sadly telling them 'it didn't work' before zapping out
11(2.8%)
Dean cradling Mary's not-corpse
8(2.1%)
Sam putting his hand on Dean's shoulder
12(3.1%)
Jack telling himself (via Hallucifer) that his three dads will never trust him again, so he can never trust them
3(0.8%)
Sam looking through his old photos
6(1.6%)
Cas telling the Winchesters about Mary's Heaven
2(0.5%)
Sam almost breaking down when he says Mary's not-corpse was 'incapable of holding life'
7(1.8%)
Sam asking Dean 'what do we do?' again, and Dean saying 'what we always do,' but this time he means a pyre
10(2.6%)
Mary's funeral
6(1.6%)
Cas wanting to comfort Dean, and Sam holding him back
11(2.8%)
Mary's montage
2(0.5%)
Mary's initials carved into the table
1(0.3%)
Confirmation that Mary is, in fact, GONE
7(1.8%)
The angst
6(1.6%)
The pretty
7(1.8%)
The lovely directing
8(2.1%)
No demon drama
7(1.8%)
The only angel drama was related to the Winchesters
7(1.8%)
Comments!
1(0.3%)

Things that made me sad

Sam's still wearing that orange plaid shirt
5(3.6%)
Sam wondering if Lucifer is the culprit, and maybe Jack thought he was helping the snake, because he's trying to hard to exonerate Jack
11(7.9%)
Dean warning Cas 'you're dead to me' if Jack did anything to Mary
4(2.9%)
And not being able to say the word 'dead' when talking about Mary
5(3.6%)
Sam blaming himself for accepting Jack
11(7.9%)
Sam admitting that bringing Jack back from the dead might have been a bad idea, and definitely wasn't Jack's decision
10(7.2%)
Jack sadly telling them 'it didn't work' before zapping out
8(5.8%)
Dean cradling Mary's not-corpse
11(7.9%)
Sam putting his hand on Dean's shoulder
10(7.2%)
Jack telling himself (via Hallucifer) that his three dads will never trust him again, so he can never trust them
8(5.8%)
Sam looking through his old photos
7(5.0%)
Cas telling the Winchesters about Mary's Heaven
4(2.9%)
Sam almost breaking down when he says Mary's not-corpse was 'incapable of holding life'
9(6.5%)
Sam asking Dean 'what do we do?' again, and Dean saying 'what we always do,' but this time he means a pyre
8(5.8%)
Mary really is dead
4(2.9%)
Cas wanting to comfort Dean, and Sam holding him back
3(2.2%)
Mary's funeral
5(3.6%)
Mary's initials carved into the table
5(3.6%)
Realizing Sam and Dean have lost both their parents this season, and are probably going to lose their son too
11(7.9%)
Comments!
0(0.0%)

Things that were stupid or nonsensical or disappointing or out of character or just plain bad

Sam puts his bag down right next to Mary's phone and keys and doesn't notice them
9(7.9%)
Neither brother seemed concerned about Sam's recent near-death experience
8(7.0%)
Neither brother called Mary *or* Jack on their minimum 4.5 hour trip back to the bunker
9(7.9%)
When Dean first hears about the snake he decides it's no big deal, but then he's furious that Cas didn't recognize it as a big deal and report it to him
6(5.3%)
First Sam thinks Lucifer might be behind it all, and Dean is sure he's not, but shortly after, Dean thinks Lucifer might be behind it all, and Sam is sure he's not
5(4.4%)
KA as the abbreviation for Kansas
8(7.0%)
Cas telling Mary that finally Sam and Dean 'don't have to be so alone' now that she's here
7(6.1%)
Sam and Dean can tell just by looking at Nick's body that Jack wasn't merciful, and they're disturbed, even though Dean tortures people for less and Sam told Nick that he could burn
11(9.6%)
Flashback Mary giving Sam parenting advice, because he only has 1.5 years of experience and she had FOUR WHOLE YEARS
9(7.9%)
Sam gives Dean credit for 'knowing' Jack was dangerous at the beginning, when actually Jack wasn't dangerous until he lost his soul (or part of it)
9(7.9%)
Sam says that after the other hunters were killed, he 'dumped Jack on Cas and left,' but we didn't see him do that, and he even tried to take Jack with him on one hunt but Dean vetoed it
6(5.3%)
Jack didn't accidentally summon something horrible that could be the new Big Bad
6(5.3%)
Mary's weirdly stiff not-corpse
3(2.6%)
Mary got a montage? No one gets a montage! Why did MARY get a montage?
6(5.3%)
Why did Sam burn a picture of Mary?
3(2.6%)
Mary gets her initials added to the library table, but John doesn't
9(7.9%)
Comments!
0(0.0%)

Saddest absence in this episode

Mary
2(7.4%)
Jack's soul
3(11.1%)
Jack's 'good'
8(29.6%)
Nick
0(0.0%)
Lucifer
0(0.0%)
Sam's Beard of Despair
6(22.2%)
Common sense
6(22.2%)
Empathy
1(3.7%)
Comments!
1(3.7%)

Favorite Jack-and-Sam parallel

Missing soul
5(7.5%)
Hallucifer
5(7.5%)
Trying so hard to do the right thing
10(14.9%)
Unintentionally doing the wrong thing
10(14.9%)
Brought back from the dead without his consent
9(13.4%)
I mean, who can really give consent to be brought back from the dead
8(11.9%)
Seemingly doomed by his connection to Lucifer
9(13.4%)
Odd fashion sense
1(1.5%)
Perfect combination of loveable cinnamon roll who can do no wrong and coldblooded killer who will sacrifice himself or anyone else to protect his family (although, in Jack's case, might also accidentally kill them)
10(14.9%)
Comments!
0(0.0%)

Best 'flashback'

Cas and Mary, after a hunt, with Cas telling Mary the guys are glad she's here
0(0.0%)
Jack and Mary, with Mary showing Jack how to handle a knife
3(13.0%)
Sam and Mary, with Mary acting like she knows jack (ha) about parenting and then telling Sam how awesome he is AND DO NOT FORGET THE BEARD
7(30.4%)
Dean and Mary, with Mary sleeping on his shoulder and him looking ridiculously happy
7(30.4%)
These were all awful
6(26.1%)
Comments!
0(0.0%)

Is Jack truly soulless?

Yes, because his actions clearly indicate it
0(0.0%)
Yes, because Hallucifer said so
0(0.0%)
But Hallucifer is only voicing Jack's fears and guilt, so he only indicates Jack is *afraid* he's soulless
6(19.4%)
No, because if he had no soul, he wouldn't be trying to hard to undo what he did
11(35.5%)
But Hallucifer said that was just force of habit
0(0.0%)
And why should I put any stock in what Hallucifer says?
6(19.4%)
Well, is he sleeping? Did anyone bother to check that?
4(12.9%)
Don't know, don't care; we got any grenades?
4(12.9%)
Comments!
0(0.0%)

When did you accept Mary was really most sincerely dead?

At the end of the previous episode
5(27.8%)
When Nick said 'you killed Mary Winchester'
1(5.6%)
When Rowena said 'Mary Winchester is no longer on this earth'
8(44.4%)
When we saw her not-corpse
2(11.1%)
I still expect a comeback
2(11.1%)
Comments!
0(0.0%)

How do we feel about Mary's death?

Unhappy; she brought something good to the show
3(10.7%)
Unhappy; the show didn't know what to do with her, but that doesn't mean I wanted her to die
6(21.4%)
Neutral
2(7.1%)
Happy; the show didn't know what to do with her and shouldn't have tried
6(21.4%)
Happy; her return took away something inherent to the Winchesters, i.e., her absence
6(21.4%)
Happy; I didn't have a problem with her being on the show, but anything that creates grief and angst for these guys is right up my alley
4(14.3%)
Undecided
0(0.0%)
Comments!
1(3.6%)

Is Mary actually in Heaven with John?

Of course; Cas said so
2(5.6%)
Cas was lying about that to make the brothers feel better and to encourage them to leave her alone
4(11.1%)
Cas thought she was with John because he forgot that only soulmates share a Heaven
3(8.3%)
And apparently Sam and Dean forgot that too
3(8.3%)
They *are* soulmates, so they *do* share a Heaven
6(16.7%)
I mean, his name wasn't even on the door
3(8.3%)
But maybe they have a 'his' door and a 'hers' door that lead to the same Heaven?
5(13.9%)
That's what I choose to believe because it makes me happy
8(22.2%)
Comments!
2(5.6%)

How do we feel about the last two episodes of the season?

I see where this is going and I like it
0(0.0%)
I see where this is going and I do not like it
4(19.0%)
I was excited until I realized there's still a Bucklemming episode left
7(33.3%)
I don't care, I'm only hate-watching at this point
0(0.0%)
I don't know what to expect, and I'm excited
6(28.6%)
I don't know what to expect, and I'm not excited
2(9.5%)
Wait, there are only two episodes left?
2(9.5%)
I need to discuss it in the comments
0(0.0%)


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