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Recap of Supernatural
Season 10, Episode 21:

Dark Dynasty

Dean and Sam investigate a bizarre murder and realize the killer bears the same tattoo as those from the Styne family. Eldon Styne attacks Dean and a brutal fight ensues. Meanwhile, Castiel acts as referee when Charlie and Rowena are forced to work together on the Book of the Damned. Crowley discovers his mother is missing and knows she’s up to something so he turns to an old enemy for help.

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Written by: Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner

Directed by: Robert Singer

Body Count:

For this episode: 5 humans and 1 demon.

For the series so far = At least 1113 humans (of which 9 were witches), 1112 angels, 180 demons, 68 vampires, 51 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 22 gods, 19 zombies, 12 werewolves, 10 hellhounds, 7 shapeshifters, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 djinn, 5 reapers, 4 dogs, 4 ghouls, 4 Leviathan, 3 Khan Worms, 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 2 rugarus, 2 Thule, 2 vetalas, 1 cat, 1 crocotta, 1 deer, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 familiar, 1 lamia, the Mother of All, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 pishtaco, 1 Purgatory creature, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 shojo, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 Titan, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, 1 wicked witch, and 1 wraith.

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  • Attempted Rape: Eldon tries to rape a woman in the teaser but she calls for help so he just proceeds to cut out her eyes.
  • Gaydar: Rowena figures out that Charlie is "sexually progressive".
  • Hero Killer: Eldon Styne kills Charlie after they have an offscreen fight.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Even though Dean begs her to give Eldon the laptop, Charlie decides to uploads her notes and smash the laptop before facing the villain.
  • Idiot Ball:
    • Sam and Dean chain up Eldon Styne by just one wrist.
    • For no reason, Charlie decides to leave a safe place for a random motel without warning Castiel.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Rowena warns Charlie that her steadfast loyalty to the Winchesters will be her undoing. Indeed, this is exactly what happens at the end.
  • Killed Offscreen: Eldon kills Charlie offscreen. The brothers find her corpse in the bathtub.
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  • Not So Different: Rowena tells Charlie that they're both ahead of their times. Charlie disagrees.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: Charlie is killed off for the sole purpose of driving Sam and Dean apart and making Dean angry enough to slaughter the Styne family. Even worse, the events leading up to her death are one Idiot Ball after another.

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