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The Winchester Family Business' "Inspired by Supernatural" article series showcases the amazing talent within the SPNFamily. The painters, sculptors, jewelry makers, quilters, artists and creators of unique craftwork we have interviewed enrich the fandom with their beautiful expressions of love and admiration for Supernatural and its cast. Through these interviews, we hope to spread the joy that is evident in their art, expand your knowledge of the vast diversity of the Supernatural fandom, and promote the work of these independent entrepreneurs. 

Today I am thrilled to share with you the multi-talented Tedra Ashley-W. Part 1 of our interview presented Tedra's amazing leather bound blank books, made with Supernatural themes and sold under the name Fine Blank Books. In part 2, we're highlighting Tedra's beautiful, custom made jewelry. Enjoy hearing her stories and seeing her homages to Supernatural, its producers and its cast!

Big Sky 3.08 "Where There's Smoke There's Fire" opens with Walter sitting alone in a dark, high-ceilinged interview room. He leans over the table, sitting up when Sheriff Beau Arlen and Deputy Jenny Hoyt enter.  They want to know his name because he's not in the system.  "Two of your victims were from Sunny Day Excursions.  You went through their campers like a fox in the henhouse, didn't ya?" says Beau.  He decides to call him Toby which doesn't phase Walter in the least.  Jenny puts down pictures of Luke and Mary:  "Did you kill them?"  Walter just looks back at her calmly, eyebrows raised.  "What about her?"  She holds up a picture of Paige.  They haven't found her body, but there were bloody bandages in his cabin.  Walter leans forward, eyes on the picture.  Though handcuffed, his hands reach forward as if to caress her image.  "Where is Paige?" asks Jenny.  "She's dead.  I killed her," says Walter.

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before.  John Winchester has anger issues…

“Art of Dying” was yet another not bad Monster of the Week episode, but it really didn’t do a lot for character advancement or plot movement.  It felt like filler, designed to stall until the big midseason finale where we finally get to see Samuel Campbell and the showdown with the Akrida.  It also felt out of place compared to “Legend of a Mind.”  I got the impression this one should have followed “Masters of War.”  After all, John wasn’t angry last week and Mary mentions concern about what happened two hunts later?    

What is truth? What is the truth? Walker: Independence's "The Owl and the Arrow" sends the characters in search of the truth while many still conceal their own truths. It is an entertaining dance with life or death consequences. One of the main characters torn between searching for truth and concealing it is … 

This is it, the episode that everything has been leading up to!  Well, at least I hope that is the case.  We finally get to see the elusive Samuel Campbell played by the most amazing Tom Welling!  This episode is also directed by someone near and dear to the SPN Family, Richard Speight Jr.  Given his past work, this is likely to be memorable. 

A Week Later

For five weeks, we have tracked The Winchesters' messages about shedding one’s past, or learning how to live with the trauma carried forward from that past. For the first time, though, 1.06 “Art of Dying”, foreshadowed a future we know awaits both John and Mary. I didn’t hear this thread the first time I watched the episode, but on rewatch, the psychological drives that we know dictate John’s and Mary’s futures unmistakably revealed themselves. This early in the young couple’s relationship, they are already beginning to define their value as individuals by their ability to protect the other person. This insight into their personalities dominated the episode’s story for me, and has reignited my excitement for watching how they became the people we came to know in Supernatural.

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful… in theory. In actuality, it tends to be chaotic and stressful, filled with family and extended family drama. “Just Desserts” exemplifies the hectic holiday where not everyone gets what they deserve. In the role of the harried cook, trying his best while everything falls apart, is …

After several tightly-written, crime-focused episodes, we hit the mid-season finale with "Just Desserts", a messy Thanksgiving family drama.

There was a lot to like in this episode, with a focus on connections between people, gratitude, and mending fences. We got a dose of differing traditions, family bonds, and damaging secrets. We also saw what happens when we try to hold on to traditions (and memories of the past) that no longer serve us or fit who we are now.

Then there was a part of the episode that gave me heartburn. So as usual I’ll skip the recap and get to the things that stood out to me.