Originally, the Thursday-at-9 timeslot on the nights of February 23 and March 1 was going to be given to the slot’s usual resident, The Secret Circle, with repeats of the episodes “Fire/Ice” and “Witness.” Now, that plan has changed, with the post-Vampire Diaries spot instead taken by two encore episodes of Supernatural, “The Slice Girls” and “Plucky Pennywhistle’s Magic Menagerie.”
Here are official descriptions for both episodes:
“THE SLICE GIRLS” – DEAN’S ONE NIGHT STAND HAS SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS; “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” SARA CANNING GUEST STARS — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a case where the victims’ hands and feet have been severed and each have been branded with a strange symbol. While Sam does some research at a local university, Dean heads to one of his favorite places to investigate – the town bar. Dean strikes up a conversation with a local named Lydia (guest star Sara Canning, “The Vampire Diaries”), and the two go back to her place. Sam discovers the symbol on the bodies is a sign of Amazon warriors. Jerry Wanek directed the episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner (#713).
“PLUCKY PENNYWHISTLE’S MAGICAL MENAGERIE” – CLOWNS, UNICORNS AND SHARKS, OH MY! — Sam (Jared Padalecki) is forced to confront a childhood fear when a case takes him and Dean (Jensen Ackles) to Kansas to investigate Plucky Pennywhistle’s Magical Menagerie, a local pizza chain that hosts children’s birthday parties. Sam and Dean discover that the victims’ children had recently been to the restaurant and drawn a picture of their worst fear, which then came to life to kill their parent. While Dean confronts the man behind the magic, Sam is left to deal with some very angry clowns. Mike Rohl directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb & Daniel Loflin (#714).
Perhaps this is The CW testing how Supernatural would do back on Thursday nights? Or maybe it’s to see if Supernatural repeats better? Either way, TSC will most likely be back to Thursdays as new episodes resume in March.