Supernatural 12×1 ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’

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Rating: ★★★★★

Mama Winchester is back and it’s amazing!

For a show that has been running for 12 years now, it’s easy to think that a season premier is going to be same as last time, an opener. Nothing too dramatic, but to set the course for the rest of the season. For example, season 11 wasn’t really memorable [we found out what the Darkness was] and season 10 gave us a sassy Demon Dean.

Season 12 though? Probably the best season opener Supernatural has ever had.

There’s a new spring in the old-show’s step now. Something exciting and refreshing that some long-time fans have probably forgotten all about.

This episode was strung together so perfectly that it didn’t follow the usually one episode style. There was no perfect bow to tie it all up but a series of events that linked together with one another and the writer’s weren’t of their own characters and just let them shine.

I’ve noticed, nobody really knows what to do with Cas, he’s the third wheel that get’s shunted with a handful of scenes per episode, but Andrew Dabb understands Cas. The way all writer’s should, and if they continue to use their characters the way a show should, this season should be the best season yet. Cas being written properly for once made this episode.

The acting all round was amazing, but especially from Jared. His scenes were so strung and emotional that they put the episode on a whole new playing field.

Onto another character that was just perfect; Mary Winchester. I was skeptical on how they were going to pull it off, but the writer’s covered everything with the character that I just cannot fault them. Sam Smith’s acting was also spot on. I liked that they left her image of John alone, that she could still have her sweet John and I’m dreading when she is inevitable going to find out what he did as a hunter.

Season 12 has started strong with one of the best openers Supernatural has ever seen and it’s going to be exciting to see where the shows goes from here.

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