In “The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo,” the Winchesters had their first major run-in with Dick Roman since Dick shot Bobby. It was a great episode, filled with a cornucopia of geek-gasms and hints at the Supernatural Season 7 finale.
From the moment Felicia Day appeared as Charlie, geeks the world over (including myself) squealed with delight at her well-decorated desk. Charlie sat in front of her dual monitors, looking much like Day’s character in her web series, The Guild. The desk was filled with all-manner of bobbleheads including one Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series.
There were a few great references and jokes that I have to mention:
When Dick gave Charlie Frank’s hard drive to hack, Charlie went back to her desk and told her workmate, Harry, “The eye of Sauron is on me.” The Lord of the Rings reference was great, but it was even funnier to hear Harry’s reply. “Well if you need anything, I’ll be back in the shire.” Charlie then made a silent prayer for guidance to Hermione, before referencing Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
While Lord of the Rings, and especially Harry Potter, are wide-known geek references, the writers went one step further in “Operation Hack the Frank Drive.” While sifting through the data and breaking down layers of Frank security, the computer spoke to Charlie. Even before the last line appeared on the screen, I jumped with glee. It was time for “Global Thermonuclear war.” Tossing in the War Games reference was well played. I was hoping for a game of tic-tac-toe, but Frank decided to leave that part out of his taunting security measures.
” alt=”supernatural” />Later on, Dean called Charlie Veronica Mars, a favorite TV show (primarily seasons 1 and 2). We even got to hear Sam coach Charlie through a Hermione-inspired pep talk.
Although the episode was heavy on humor, there were several key story moments. The brothers now have in their possession a clay artifact that may or may not be something that can be used as a weapon against the leviathans. Also, we learned that Bobby is shifting more towards being a mean-spirited poltergeist. While attacking Roman, Bobby “accidentally” hurt Charlie. It appears that he’s becoming a vengeful spirit and can’t maintain control in the presence of the person that murdered him.
So what could this mean for the finale. If Bobby can’t be magically brought back to life, then the boys may have to take down the Leviathans and a vengeful Bobby. To be plain, it would “suck” to see Sam and Dean fight Bobby. But, right now, it looks as though that is where the story is going. Although Dean hasn’t admitted it yet, he seems to be pro-Bobby – as in let Bobby live on as a spirit. On the other hand, it appears that Sam is ready to burn the flask and let Bobby move on to the next life.
Day did an excellent job in this episode and hopefully we’ll see her return come Supernatural Season 8 as the next Winchester sidekick.