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Slumber Party
9x4
Production information
Season : 9
Episode : 4
Original airdate : 29 October, 2013
Directed by : Robert Singer
Written by : Robbie Thompson
Chronology
Preceded by : I'm No Angel
Followed by : Dog Dean Afternoon
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Slumber Party is the fourth episode of Season 9 of Supernatural.

SummaryEdit

"Sam and Dean discover that the table in the Men of Letters house (the one that lit up like a Christmas Tree when the angels fell), has an ancient computer attached to it. They figure if they can get the computer on, they can track the angels. Who better to call for help than the best IT girl there is, Charlie? While moving the massive computer, they dislodge a hidden bottle that unleashes a magical green-webbed wall. Sam and Dean break through it and discover the one and only Dorothy from Oz. She had trapped herself and the Wicked Witch in the web years ago to stop the Witch from finding the key that would open the gate that connected their world with Oz. With the wall broken, a massive and magical fight ensues that threatens to destroy the Men of Letters house."[1]

Full synopsisEdit

In 1935, two Men of Letters, James Haggerty and the rookie Peter Jenkins, are assigned to the newly-completed Men of Letters' bunker. Jenkins is hopeful to see some adventure at the bunker, but Haggerty believes "there's nothing worse than adventure." Haggerty and Jenkins find themselves extremely bored at the bunker as an uneventful six months pass, until finally, a hunter named Dorothy arrives at the bunker for help killing the Wicked Witch. Dorothy has captured the Wicked Witch herself, but nothing she's tried will kill the Witch, so she's come to the Men of Letters as a last resort. However, while they are looking through the bunker's knowledge collection for any clues, the Wicked Witch manages to break free, and possesses Jenkins' mind. The possessed Jenkins attacks Haggerty, forcing the latter to kill him in self-defence, while the Witch pursues Dorothy to the bunker's storage room. But when Haggerty follows the Witch to the storeroom, both Dorothy and the Witch have completely vanished in a flash of light, with no trace of what happened to them or where they went.

In the present day, Sam is pressing Crowley to give him the names of more demons, while Dean has sent Kevin off to a warded motel in Branson, Missouri to get a break from the stress of translating the angel Word of God. Sam is also trying to locate the power source of the bunker's war room's electronic map, because he believes that since the map went off and indicated supernatural blips all over the globe when the Fall occurred, the map can be reprogrammed to locate the fallen angels scattered across the Earth. Sam finds that the map's power source is an old 1950s-era computer located in the storage room (the same one where Dorothy and the Wicked Witch disappeared 79 years ago), but he and Dean can't find what's powering the machine, so they call Charlie Bradbury in for help.

Upon arriving and seeing the bunker's computer, Charlie sets her computer to begin decoding the Men of Letters' ancient machine, while she and the Winchesters wait and watch Game of Thrones. Dean and Sam are upset to learn that Charlie has taken up two hunting cases for experimentation as a hobby since they last saw her, and Charlie reveals that she's been disappointed to find the world of hunting to be less magical and adventurous than she'd wanted. While the group watch Game of Thrones, Dean notes how Sam has yet to consider the bunker to be their home - Dean has grown attached to and comfortable with the bunker and now considers it to be the closest he and Sam will ever have to a real home, but Sam refuses to see the bunker in the same light, because of how, unlike Dean, he doesn't remember their old house from before their mother's death and thus has never known a home. Meanwhile back in the storage room, a mysterious old bottle on one of the shelves, which was tipped over while Dean was breaking the computer's cover off, spills a greenish-grey liquid onto the floor, which forms a rapidly-spreading giant web of green material on the wall.

When the trio return to the storage room, they discover the web that has spread onto the wall from the spilled bottle, and when they cut the web's material open, Dorothy tumbles out, exactly the same as she was when she disappeared 79 years ago. Once Dorothy wakes up and acclimates to her current situation and to having skipped 79 years of time and progress, she confirms that she is indeed the character Dorothy from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz books, earning her Charlie's amazement. Dorothy explains her disappearance - when the Wicked Witch followed her into the storage room, Dorothy activated a binding spell to bind their souls and seal both of them away in the bottle forever, until now. Dorothy also warns that if she's been freed then so has the Witch, and that she will be looking for an unknown object within the bunker. Sam and Dean head off to search the bunker for the Wicked Witch, while Charlie fan-girls over Dorothy. Dorothy reveals that L. Frank Baum was a Man of Letters and her father, and that he got most of the mythology wrong with his Oz books (according to Dorothy, it was mostly more bloody than the books made it sound). Charlie discovers from Haggerty's research that the Wicked Witch can be non-fatally harmed by poppy extract, and that Haggerty obtained some extract and stored it in the bunker.

Meanwhile, Sam and Dean go to Crowley in the bunker's dungeon, and find that the Wicked Witch has already been there. Crowley gets the Winchesters to free him from the dungeon's bindings in exchange for what the Witch wanted, and he reveals that she was apparently in search of some 'key.' Charlie and Dorothy then catch up with the Winchesters, to give them four "poppy bullets" Charlie has managed to engineer from the poppy extract for use against the Witch. When Dorothy hears from Sam and Dean that the object the Wicked Witch wants is a key, Dorothy recognizes at once what it is - it's a magical key to Oz, which has the ability to turn any door it's used to unlock into a portal to Oz (which is real and is part of the fairy realm); if the Wicked Witch finds the key, Dorothy suspects she'll use it to return to Oz and destroy everything among the good side of Oz. When Dorothy shows the Winchesters a sketch of the key from in her hunter's journal, Dean recognizes the key at once - he found it among the bunker's inventory shortly after he and Sam moved in, and reveals that the key is now in his room. Dean and Charlie immediately head off to Dean's room to get the key, while Sam and Dorothy search for the Witch and hold her off.

Sam and Dorothy find the Wicked Witch in the bunker's war room and fend her off with a poppy bullet, but she turns into a gaseous form and seeps into the bunker's ventilation system, from where she can get to anywhere in the entire bunker. The Witch arrives in Dean's room just as he and Charlie find the key, and attacks. The Witch flees again when Dean fires a poppy bullet at her, but not before she manages to both grab the key and kill Charlie with a magic bolt intended for Dean. As Sam arrives, a distraught Dean calls out to Ezekiel, who immediately awakens. Dean asks Zeke to resurrect Charlie. Zeke warns that he can't keep using his powers for Dean's benefit like this, since it weakens him and thus extends the time he'll need to be in Sam, and tells Dean that he can alternatively help him with the Wicked Witch. Dean asks Zeke to save Charlie instead. Ezekiel complies, and revives Charlie, before giving control back to Sam. Dean covers up Sam's lack of memory of what just happened, then sets about finding the Witch before she uses the key. Sam and Dean go ahead with Charlie's gun and one of the last poppy bullets, while Dorothy helps a dazed Charlie recuperate. When Charlie only remembers reliving a childhood Christmas with her family, Dorothy informs Charlie that she didn't pass out and was dead; Dorothy knows herself since she was previously killed in Oz by the Wicked Witch, before the Good Witch of the North resurrected her and protected her against the Witch's killing magic. Dorothy also reveals that she got separated from her father when he unwittingly left her behind in Oz after she'd stowed away on an expedition to there as a child, and was then raised by three freedom-fighters who became the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion.

Meanwhile, as Sam and Dean search the bunker, they're suddenly ambushed by the Wicked Witch. In the scuffle, the Witch manages to possess both their minds, and sends them off to find and kill both Charlie and Dorothy. Back at Dorothy and Charlie, the former explains that L. Frank Baum wrote the Oz books as a revisionist history of sorts after losing Dorothy in Oz, and Charlie recognizes that Baum seems to have dropped hints and clues in the books for Dorothy. When Charlie wonders if there's something else mentioned in the book that can kill the Witch, Dorothy realizes exactly what it is, and heads to the bunker's garage to get it. Dorothy finds her motorcycle in the garage, having been kept on lockdown and in perfect condition since she disappeared, and retrieves the ruby slippers from her bag on the car - she reveals that the slippers are imbued with magic from Oz like the poppy extract, and so they can kill the Wicked Witch by stabbing her with the slippers' heels. However, the possessed Sam and Dean then arrive and attack Charlie and Dorothy. Elsewhere, the Wicked Witch begins a spell using the key to Oz, before using the key to open a door to her dark castle in Oz. It's revealed that the Witch's plans aren't to destroy the good forces in Oz, but instead to bring her evil armies to Earth and conquer the world.

Charlie manages to get away when she kicks Dean in the groin, and while Dorothy stays behind to hold Sam and Dean off, Charlie heads off with the ruby slippers to find and kill the Witch before it's too late. The possessed Winchesters quickly defeat Dorothy, and are about to kill Dorothy, since a loophole in Dorothy's magical protection is that the Wicked Witch can kill her through possessing others; while back at the Witch, swarms of flying monkeys emerge from her castle in Oz and fly straight for the door to Earth. Charlie finds the Witch just in time, and kills her by stabbing the heels of each slippers into either side of her head, which in turn frees Sam and Dean from the Witch's control just in time before they can kill Dorothy. Charlie then closes the door to Oz, just in time to prevent the Witch's flying monkeys and dark armies from entering the world.

After the Wicked Witch's death, Sam locks Crowley back up in the dungeon, and Dorothy gets ready to use the key to return to Oz so she can finish the good forces' rebellion there. Dorothy offers Charlie the chance to come into Oz with her so she can have the adventure she wanted, and Charlie eagerly accepts. Before Dorothy uses the key to open the portal to Oz via the bunker garage's doors, Charlie privately tells Dean that she knows he actually brought her back from the dead, and agrees to keep it secret on the condition that he tells her what he did someday. Dorothy and Charlie enter Oz together through the garage doors, and walk off down the yellow brick road towards the Emerald City as the portal closes behind them. Sam is confident Charlie will be back one day, since "there's no place like home."

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TriviaEdit

  • Before Slumber Party aired, an unused alternative title card, parodying the title card of The Wizard of Oz 1939 musical film, was tweeted.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.buddytv.com/supernatural/season-9/slumber-party-4.aspx
Supernatural Season 9
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