‘Supernatural’ 200th Episode Meta-Musical Is Pure Fan Service

The boys crash a high school musical production of “Supernatural,” with teenage girls playing all the parts

"Supernatural" - "Fan Fiction"
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(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not yet seen the 200th episode of The CW’s “Supernatural” entitled “Fan Fiction.”)

In its 10th season on the air, “Supernatural” achieved a milestone, and celebrated it in a very meta way. It wasn’t the first time the CW show has poked fun at its own rabid fan base, winking to the camera along the way. But the 200th episode of the long-running series did mark the first time the Winchester’s story was set to music.

Pure fan service from the first note, “Fan Fiction” explored everything that obsessed fangirls and fanboys — but lets’s face it, mostly fangirls — have grown to love about the show. This included hints at some of the more fringe voices that have played with a romantic subtext between the brothers.

As you could imagine, the whole thing was very uncomfortable for the real Winchesters, who found themselves not only having to protect the musical’s author, but also encourage her wacky vision of their lives, starring an all-female cast, to go on.

Her work had attracted the creature Calliope and they needed the production to lure the creature out so they could destroy it.

As monster episodes of “Supernatural” go, this one wasn’t all that challenging. But it wasn’t about that. It was about thanking the fans for a decade of support and acknowledging their passion and creativity, bizarre though it may be at times.

And those fans came out in droves during the episode, with the hashtag #Supernatural200thEpisode lighting up Twitter and social media throughout the night on Tuesday. Even the cast got in on the action, with Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins live-tweeting right alongside their rabid fans.

We’ve gathered some of the best comments below.








“Supernatural” airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.