Supernatural: The Foundry
Season 12, Episode 3 Tweetcap


Jared Padalecki, Samantha Smith, and Jensen Ackles | Image copyright The CW

I'm still mourning them as I knew them. My baby Sam. My little boy Dean. Just feels like yesterday we were together in Heaven. And now I'm here, and John is gone, and they're gone. And every moment I spend with you reminds me of every moment I lost with them.
—Mary to Sam and Dean

Project Intro: Well, things have not gone to plan. I gave myself a project for the 2016-2017 TV season. I was going to tweet every episode of my five favorite dramas and then gather those tweets into post form, sprinkling in more commentary here and there. The only one I managed to finish was The Walking Dead S7E8, which took weeks, as is the usual for me when I get hung up on one amazing episode. So, the whole summer passed me by and I had nothing to show for it. But I'm not giving up on this project. I'm just turning it in past due, and making sure I don't have a two-season pile up by next May. Good luck to me.

Best read along with a rewatch of the episode.

It's obviously a haunted house. It was never going to be a real baby. People have to take horror movies more seriously.

"Castiel, after you left Heaven, when did it start to feel you fit, like you belonged here?"
"Well, I'm still not sure I do."

And, Castiel, sweet baby bunny, you belong here, too. It's sad he still feels this way. He's been through so much with the Winchester boys, and he's been accepted by them. They're his home.

I see I didn't elaborate on that. I meant the Snow White from Once Upon a Time. I don't normally comment on hair style, but please say no to the pixie cut if you can't pull it off.

"Okay, what have you found on Her Majesty's Secret Suckbags?"
—Dean to Sam

Why did I not tweet that quote?! Good thing I was checking the episode for music or I wouldn't have heard this for a long time.😂😂😂

Mother and Son bonding moment. What better way to get to know someone than through your favorite food? Sharing your feelings while stuffing your mouths.

"I'm gonna keep it short if I'm gonna go out on a hunt, you know? Why give the bad guys the advantage of long, pullable hair, right?"
—Mary to Sam
"Wow. Been trying to tell Sam that for years."

And that's exactly why Lee cut Clementine's hair in The Walking Dead game from Telltale.

Mark Sheppard and Misha Collins | Images copyright The CW

I never imagined how good this could be. An angel and a demon having to work together makes for some priceless moments.

Misha Collins and Mark Sheppard | Image copyright The CW

Uh, did someone go off on their own in the pilot? I haven't rewatched in a very long time. I'm sure I just meant that there are a lot of monsters and you should never be alone.

Not even the Darkness. She was just very lonely and angry about being abandoned and imprisoned for millennia.

"She's adjusting."
"No. She's struggling. I mean, she's trying to bury herself in hunting to avoid dealing."

Dean tries to deny it, to avoid the conversation, to pretend that everything's alright. All these feelings about Mary being alive and home are big enough. To add on top of that that she doesn't know what to do with herself, how to process not being dead anymore and having missed so much, is overwhelming for her and her boys. I love how Sam and Dean deal with things differently. Dean keeps things very close to his chest, everything pent up behind anger and sad eyes, while Sam wears his heart on his sleeve. I adore Sam, but I identify more with Dean.

Just know that my response to that would not be, "Him who?" but rather a cloud of dust where I used to be, and me already in Baby half a mile away.

She wasn't, but it was touch and go there for a bit. Then I realized that it was too soon and the writers were most likely saving that inevitability for the end of the season.

Seriously. Leave him alone. He had a soul bomb in his chest last season and a witch that tried to rip his heart out. Enough. Listen all you evil, all you lonely and deserted, the departed, and the broken-hearted...oops, lapsed into song there.

Samantha Smith, Jensen Ackles, and Jared Padalecki | Images copyright The CW

"I have to go. I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry. I just need a little time."
—Mary to Sam and Dean

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles | Images copyright The CW

But I can't be mad at her. Mary was happy, as far as she knew she was with her family, and now these two grown men stand before her and her husband is dead. She loves them and wants to know them, but she doesn't feel right. She needs solitude to figure things out, to accept this impossible second chance and decide where she fits in this new life.

Sadly, this is just another thing to hurt Sam and Dean, making them feel abandoned by the mother who's been dead for 33 years, who didn't get to see them grow or cheer them on at Little League or throw them birthday parties or take care of them when they were sick. They've been missing a mother who just loved them and guided them and was there for them, to tell them that everything would be all right. They had their father, but he was obsessed with hunting and was never the same after Mary died. It's hard now for Mary to not yearn for and mourn the normal life they were never able to have. Quite the downer of an ending for this episode.

Jensen Ackles | Image copyright The CW



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