Supernatural: ‘The French Mistake’ Spoilers Discussion

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 26th, 2011 at 3:14 pm,

supernatural french mistake 8 Supernatural: The French Mistake Spoilers Discussion

Once again, Supernatural fan favorite Ben Edlund delivers an episode so wonderful, so entertaining and so hilarious that I officially declare “The French Mistake” the best episode ever of Supernatural!

Whether you’re laughing at the inside jokes, staring intently trying to find every single nod and wink to the fans or wondering exactly where the line between fiction and reality exists, “The French Mistake” will keep any fan of Supernatural entertained throughout.

With appearances from J2’s real bodyguard Cliff, showrunner Sera Gamble and many other fan favorites, this episode clearly defines Supernatural as a series that goes above and beyond what is required for a television show.

While this series could simply sit back, relax and present viewers with a weekly dose of monster hunting, Supernatural understands their fanbase more than any other series on the air. Not only that, but they’re one of the few series to take on their boisterous fandom wholeheartedly.

If this were any other television series, the inclusion of the two stars real-life bodyguard would go unnoticed – not with Supernatural fans. Cliff has not only become a fan favorite in his own right, but you’ll often see fans ask to take his photo, as well as J2’s.

Even though this episode barely touches on this season’s storyline, it’s too entertaining to not love everything about it. From the always Tweeting Misha, to poking fun at Robert Singer’s “dick move” of naming a character after himself… this episode has it all! In fact, I’m sure many fans will find themselves watching it more than once to make sure they didn’t miss anything.

Well, guess what? You did!

“The French Mistake” Episode Description:

Raphael (guest star Lanette Ware) launches an attack on Castiel (Misha Collins) and his allies, sending a particularly frightening angelic hitman (guest star Carlos Sanz) after Balthazar (guest star Sebastian Roche), Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles). In an effort to protect the brothers, Balthazar sends them to an alternate universe where they are the stars of a TV show called “Supernatural” and they are actors named “Jensen Ackles” and “Jared Padalecki.” The brothers are confused when Castiel appears to be a tweet-happy actor named Misha Collins and Sam is married to Ruby (Genevieve Cortese). Charles Beeson directed the episode written by Ben Edlund.

If you’re posting comments here, assume that anyone in the conversation has seen the episode – if you haven’t seen the episode, I would recommend you don’t read these comments here until you have. You’ve been warned.

Discuss away!

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  1. Loved it just pure gold

  2. The fact that Dean understood that no one would want to watch a show about their lives made me laugh so hard. And the first Tweet Mesha, he really did tweet it. Meta within a Meta With in a Meta?

  3. OMG they killed Misha!!! after seeing that scene, I went to twitter where Misha was trending.

    • #Misha, #MetaMadness AND #Kripke were ALL trending tonight!

      • WTF is trending ? Seriously

        • I hereby declare ‘TRENDING’ to be the stupidist new word I have never heard of before.

  4. really you all liked it? i dont know it just didnt do anything for me honestly im kinda disappointed in the whole of season six and thats sayin somethin cause i am a HUGE supernatural fan but this season im starting to not even want to watch it anymore and this episode was definantly not the funnest episode of supernatural ever

  5. really you all liked it? i dont know it just didnt do anything for me honestly im kinda disappointed in the whole of season six and thats sayin somethin cause i am a HUGE supernatural fan but this season im starting to not even want to watch it anymore and this episode was definantly not the funnest episode of supernatural ever

    • In the words of the late great Warren Oates…Lighten up, Francis

  6. “Ola mishamigos! J2 got me good. Really starting to feel like one of the guys.”

    i cant just quote this ENTIRE episode

    PS. RIP Eric Kripke & Misha Collins

    • *CAN

  7. I think the perpetual tweeting was the best part of this episode- though I loved Eric’s last stand. =3

  8. “Since when are you guys talking?” OMG lol

  9. I don’t remember what life was like before Supernatural. I don’t want to know what it would be like after it.

  10. Great episode loved it.

    I think some people will just hate this season no matter how good it is simply because Kripke isn’t the show runner anymore. I mean seriously there are a few heavily praised episodes this season at least two of them are being called some of the best episodes period and there are still some people still saying that it was awful. Seriously what was so different about this episode as opposed to the other episodes in this style from previous seasons? Answer. Nothing. You’re hating on season 6 to hate on season 6 and you probably hated it before the season started.

    • Or, you know, people could dislike this season based on overall story arc and creative direction.

  11. Best episode? Not by a very, very, very long shot.
    It was very funny, and very knowing, but there are about 20 episodes that were better than this one.

    • Drsam that’s not saying much. Since day one Supernatural has been fairly consistent from episode to episode at being great. It’s had over 100 episodes at this point and even being number 31 on a list of best episodes is still great considering there have been more than 40 great episodes.

      • Hmmm, thats probably true. It was a good episode.

  12. Super funny episode. I laughed throughout the whole thing. Misha Tweeting was priceless. I can easily add this to my Supernatural favorites list.

  13. It’s hard for me to believe a Supernatural fan would not like this episode, but to each their own; I loved it!

    “Uh, Dean, you were in a soap opera”
    “No way!”


    • It’s hard for me to believe a SUPERNATURAL fan would LIKE this episode.

      • seconded

  14. Kahless, I have been watching this show from day one, it’s never lost my interest at all, sure there have been bad episodes here and there, but I am a true loyal fan to the core. :) this episode was AWESOME.

  15. Great episode. Great show…

  16. This was the best and funniest episode of the season! of the entire show? no way, but still a very good episode :) possibly one of the funniest though. cant remember last episode i laughed out loud so much!

  17. Man, this episode was hilarious. I particularly loved the Misha stuff. I loved how they highlighted the complete lack of magic/supernatural in our universe. In some ways it’s great, but in some ways it’s very lame.

    • Not to be nitpicking(i am though…) but can we be sure that they visitted our side of paralell universe, since theire would be infinent paralell universes this could look like ours but not actually be ours.
      And who says that theire are no magic/supernatural in this reality, i dont believe their is, but then again i have not seen everything or done everything, nor have i been everywhere, i am just saying 😉

      Regards to the episode, it was a highlight of the sixth season, so far… …i still would have liked it to end at the end of fifth season, as stated before, with sam offering himself to sage his brother and world… …thats just me though.

      • Season 5 did end really well. That was the end of Kripke’s 5-season arc and it could have easily ended right there. I was skeptical of a season 6 without Kripke as showrunner, but I’m quite impressed with the season so far.

        I’m not really sure how it works in Supernatural. But I don’t think logic or science is going to apply very well to the episode. It’s just meant to be an excuse for them to satire the show and its fans, and I’m fine with that.

        I’m not against the supernatural having a basis in fact. But I’m reluctant to use the word magic or supernatural in the real world. I think of them as words humans use to describe things beyond their current level of understanding, or things that are impossible to explain scientifically. I like magic and the supernatural in fiction. But if I ever encountered anything in the real world like what Sam and Dean encounter on the show, I certainly wouldn’t call it magic.

        • @CrowMagnumMan,

          I actually took the time to read your post thinking that it would mske some kind of a point….. silly me.

          • Maybe you missed the point because the response wasn’t intended for you, but for Jf.

      • @jf,

        How old are you? you write and spell like me when I’m drunk.

        • Yeah, sorry about the grammar.
          So you become a norwegian when you drink… …that is, if nothing Else, weird.

  18. A bit lame, funny in parts, but still a bit lame.


    I look forward to watching this show evry week, but feel that season 6 has been a bit of a let down.

  19. Did anyone catch the flash of Alexis Bledell at the beginning. That was a random flash from Jared’s past.

  20. I laughed at the remark about being in a show no one watches (I do!). And then killing off Misha and the crew. WOW! Such fun.

    LOL @ the comparison of Jared’s and Jensen’s life in the “real” world.

  21. Definitely going down as one of my favorite episodes of the series.
    This was a wonderful and clever episode but then again I never expect anything less from the mind of Ben Edlund. While there continues to be a lack of focus in Season Six (and some really awful episodes, just watch the one before this) Supernatural is remains such a quality show that it will dig up gems like these to remind the audience of its unique brand of genius.

    I made my family watch it and they hate the show but loved this episode! Misha was the best! he’s sooo funny! and the look on Jared’s face when he’s around Genevieve sooo cute! I loved this episode can’t wait for season 6 to come out on DVD(I know it hasn’t ended yet!) Just So I can watch this episode over and over again! :)

  23. awesome show. a really great twist. great inside jokes and making fun of themselves was terrific. LOVED IT.

  24. Misha was really funny as “the crying attractive man”. How ironic, he’s supposed to be a Judeo-Christian angel but wears a “Namaste” t-shirt underneath his prop clothes.

    “Raphael, raphael.. like the ninja turtle”

  25. I loved this episode! I was laughing so hard because they made Misha look like such a loser…ha ha tweeting all the time and stuff! OMG I was laughing so hard! And Jared or “Dean” freaking out when he found out he was in a soap and when he saw that his baby (meaning his car) was just a prop! This is by far my most favorite episode of the season!!!

  26. Just found out that Clif, their bodyguard, was actually not in that episode. It was an actor playing him. I asked Clif on Twitter if that was really him and he replied: “No, that guy was way too skinny.” LOL I then told him he should sneak into an episode and he informed me that he was in an episode in Season 2 long before he started working as J&J’s bodyguard. Just thought I’d share! :)