Supernatural vs. Women, Part 2 of Whatever Continued: Fangirls, Part II of III

This post is about Becky. (And it includes SPOILERS for just about everything, so y’know, fair warning.)

Becky Rosen, played by Emily Perkins, appears in two episodes in Supernatural Season 5 and one episode in Season 7. She is also referenced, without making a guest appearance, in two more Season 5 episodes.

Appears in:

  • “Sympathy for the Devil,” Season 5, Episode 1. Directed by Robert Singer; Written by Eric Kripke.
  • “The Real Ghostbusters,” Season 5, Episode 9. Directed by Jim Conway; Written by Eric Kripke and Nancy Weiner.
  • “Season Seven, Time for a Wedding!,” Season 7, Episode 8. Directed by Tim Andrew; Written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin.

Is referenced in:

  • “Abandon All Hope . . .,” Season 5, Episode 10. Directed by Philip Sgriccia; Written by Ben Edlund.*
  • “Swan Song,” Season 5, Episode 22. Directed by Steve Boyum; Written by Eric Kripke and Eric Gewitz.

Becky, known by her high school class as “Yucky Becky,” is the ultimate Supernatural fangirl. She writes slash fiction. She goes to conventions. She sends gifts to the series’s creator. Her heart’s desire is to marry Sam and hunt evil things with him. Becky is obsessive. And devoted. Sam and Dean regard her with fear and disdain. And pity. Lots of pity, really.

Single-minded in the pursuit of her fangirl goals, Becky does some morally reprehensible things. Becky is not a good person.

It’s also hard to call her a bad person. Becky is . . . The Fangirl. A species unto herself, who indulges in her baser instincts at the expense of others because that’s what The Fangirl does. Can she help herself? Of course not! Her fandom is a breed of madness.

Becky’s presentation is . . . problematic, at best. Controversial, even, within the show’s actual fan communities.

And I love her.

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