Airdate: May 6, 2015
Directed by Robert Singer
Written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner
|Sam is getting desperate. Rowena has been unable to decode the Book of the Damned and find a cure for Dean, so Sam convinces Charlie to help Rowena break the code. He also convinces Castiel to monitor them, because Dean is growing suspicious of Sam's frequent absences from the bunker. Meanwhile, the Styne family continues searching for Charlie and the Book, which leads to a shocking discovery about who the Stynes really are, and disastrous consequences for Charlie.|
- Sam to Rowena - "So now we need to...break a code to...break a code?"
Rowena to Sam - "Quick, aren't you?"
- Rowena to Sam (about Castiel) - "Does he know that the first rule is (pretends to whisper) 'Don't tell your brother what we're doing!'?
- Crowley to one of his demons - "Find this person immediately. I don't care what it takes. Fail on pain of infinite pain."
- Charlie to Sam - "Hey, it is you in a beat up, prehistoric sub-compact."
- Dean to Sam - "Charlie has the damned Book of the Damned?!"
- What did Olivette tell Crowley? Who did he send his demon to search for?
- Will Rowena keep her end of the bargain, or will she find a way to betray Sam?
- Will Sam keep his word and kill Crowley?
- Assuming Sam's plan works and Rowena can find a spell in the Book of the Damned to remove the Mark of Cain from Dean, what will be the consequences of using the Book?
- Why didn't the Winchesters secure Eldon more thoroughly?
- Is Charlie gone for good this time? Will Castiel try to bring her back?
- The Book of the Damned is protected by a powerful enchantment. It can't be destroyed
- The Stynes are really the Frankensteins. They changed their name so the family could remain hidden after Mary Shelley (a family acquaintance) wrote her book about them
- The Stynes don't "need" the Book of the Damned in order to perform evil acts, but the Book makes them stronger and facilitates their activities. They haven't had the Book for 80 years, but still managed to support Hitler, orchestrate the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 and initiate the Arab Spring. During the years when the family had the book, they profited from the Black Death and started the Hundred Years War
- Castiel likes pork rinds
- Crowley seems to be getting some of his evil mojo back
- Rowena has a pretty good read on Charlie, predicting Charlie's difficult, tragic childhood, lonely life, and her devotion to the Winchesters, who have become the family she never had
- Rowena says that the universe requires balance between good and evil, and that one can not exist without the other
- Eileen's murder takes place in Omaha, Nebraska
- The Styne mansion is in Shreveport, Louisiana
- Agnes, who wrote the Book of the Damned, was an insane hermit nun who was burned at the stake by the religious authorities
- Charlie uses an Apple Surface laptop computer
- Charlie checked into the Blackbird Motel under the alias Carrie Asimov
- When Charlie is using her computer, we see that her screen name is "Charlie Bradbury, Queen of Moons". We learned of this fake identity in season 8 "LARP and the Real Girl"
- This is the second time Charlie died trying to help the Winchesters. The first time was in season 9 "Slumber Party". Gadreel resurrected her that time
- Dean jokes that the Stynes probably helped disco music get started. Like many die-hard classic rock fans, Dean doesn't consider disco to be good music
- Charlie tells Sam that instead of meeting at a park, she could have come to the "Death Star" referring to the Men of Letters bunker. The Death Star is from the Star Wars movie franchise (1977 - present), and was a planet-sized space craft capable of destroying an entire planet with a blast from its weapon
- According to the Urban Dictionary, a "Chatty Patty" is someone who enjoys gossiping -- especially when the gossip is negative
- Author Mary Shelley wrote the gothic horror novelFrankenstein; or The Modern Prometheusin 1818. According to the Stynes, Mary was a family acquaintance who stumbled upon the Frankenstein's family secret, forcing them to change their name to Styne and go underground to remain anonymous
- Eldon Styne says his family members are "Spartans", referring to an elite group of highly-trained soldiers from a warrior culture that existed in Greece around 400 BC
- The Hundred Years' War was between France and England over which monarch would rule France. The war lasted approximately 116 years (1337 --1453)
- Arab Spring was a series of political protests and uprisings starting in 2010 that affected several prominent nations in northern Africa and the Middle East
- Dean jokes about the Stynes representing "Alpha male central"; an alpha male is the dominant male in a group. Presumably, a group containing multiple alpha males would be in conflict because only one alpha male can be in control at a time
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|spnfanforever||Let's all talk about "Dark Dynasty" here!(page: 1 2 3 4)||63||May 23 2015, 10:07 AM EDT byWandlimb|
Thread started: May 6 2015, 5:00 AM EDT Watch
So, the Styne family reappears tonight, and Charlie and Rowena have to work together to decipher the Book of the Damned - that can't end well for anyone! 🙂
On a more serious note, what will Dean do when he finally finds out the truth about Sam, Cas, Charlie and Rowena working together? What will he think of Sam saving the Book and letting Rowena have it and the Codex?
- Here's your chance to sound off with your hopes and fears for "Dark Dynasty" and your thoughts about this episode after it airs...
Let us know what you think... And then tell us what you loved and if not, what didn't you like so much after the episode airs.