Supernatural 11×04 ‘Baby’

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Rating:★★★★★

This was the episode that I was looking forward to the most, then come a few hours before seeing it I wen ‘awe, shit, it’s going to be a filler episode’ and my hopes were dashed.

I loved that we saw what happens in the car, Supernatural misses all the funny moments that could happen between getting from point A to point B. I absolutely loved it for that!

But, it could have been better.

The whole scene where the valet took the car…WHAT? WHY? Who even does that? It was so convulated, needless and gave nothing whatsoever to the episode. Then neither of them says a word to the girl as they’re getting back into the Impala, even though the two watched her drive off without warning…neither knowing where she went to or got up to in it. It could have been so much better.

Sam was adorable…we saw him giggling and joking with his older brother that we don’t see him do as he’s too wrapped up in whatever crap is going down. I loved that we saw him having to hold back the giggles and just be brothers again.

Along their journey in the car, the brother’s have a little heart-to-heart that turns into Sam asking Dean “do you see yourself with another hunter?” – I mean, the only other hunter that two of them know well and would be the logical person in that conversation would have been Castiel…I really like that fact that this season is playing with the Destiel tropes and bringing it into nearly all the episodes so far. I just don’t think they’re going to make it into anything, but we’ll see.

John Winchester comes back into play, and I know [myself included] a lot of people would be annoyed that old John Winchester didn’t show up, I would have loved him to pop into the car and talk to Sam. The only reason Sam questioned the motives of seeing his dad was down to the fact that John was their age, and not the dad he remembers, and the only reasonable [and obvious] explanation for young John Winchester was Jeffrey Dean Morgan couldn’t do it. [I would have died if Jeffrey did show up]

The one episode i was looking forward to the most, and it didn’t disappoint, felt like the old Supernatural…really did love it.

Supernatural 11×01 ‘Out of the Darkness, Into The Fire’

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Rating ★★★★

This season just didn’t have the same hype as previous seasons.

The episode picks up straight after the end of Season 10, which is really great, because you get a reminder of what happens from the opening and don’t have to think about how much time as passed [not like last season, when 6 weeks went by] and you felt like you were missing out when the missing time crept up in conversations.

Castiel’s storyline just didn’t make sense on-screen. It could have been better executed. I just don’t get why the ‘normal’ hunting family would start shooting a defenceless guy that they find in a shed, he didn’t do them any harm, just shoved the kid out of the way. It would have made sense if he attacked one of them, comes to his senses and then they shoot to defend themselves…now, that would have made sense.

Also, the Mark of Cain suddenly being on a baby makes zero sense right now, hopefully it’s cleared up in the next few episodes.

The Darkness and Dean aren’t connected because of the Mark anymore, because Dean doesn’t have it. Yea, he unleashed her, but there’s no connection. This too would make more sense if he still had the Mark, but he doesn’t.

But I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new monsters the Darkness is creating. They’re like a cross between a zombie and the Croatoan virus from all the way back in season 2 [it that made the townspeople kill one another]. I love the new twist of them dying after a few hours with it, that gives the guys a very short space of time to try and save them…and now, especially, it’s going to get super interested on how they find a cure….and quick!

Some conversations that happened between the boys was just so repetitive from previous seasons that I was thinking to myself ‘Not this again’. Like Sam complaining to Dean about killing human beings. How long have we been hearing this argument now? Since the beginning? Yep.

I’m not as excited as previous years yet, but I am really interested in seeing where this season goes and what happens. Also, what will happen between The Darkness and Dean??

Season 11 could get really dark and really interesting now, with this new connection between Dean and the new Big Bad.

Supernatural 10.16 ‘Paint It Black’

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Rating: 

This week’s episode had everything to say it was a filler and nothing much to look forward to. But I was pleasantly surprised! I actually ended up really enjoying it.

The best part of it was Dean in the confession booth with the priest:

“There’s things…people, feelings. That I want to experience differently than I have before. Or maybe even for the first time.” 

How is the fandom not supposed to take that as Dean talking about Cas, and talking about his feelings. Even the Father sees it as him talking about his feelings. Dean is not romantically linked to anyone else, and what happened to Ben and Lisa? I’m sure he loved her the way Dean means, she wasn’t just another fling. So it only points to Cas at this point. If the writer’s didn’t want to go down the Destiel route, they could have written this scene in a different way, the phrasing here is too well constructed. They knew what they were doing. At this stage- it’s Destiel- whether it’s supposed to be or not. The writer’s have been in this game FAR too long to not know how it’s going to come across to the viewers.  Personally, I wouldn’t care if Destiel even happened. But, I wish the writer’s would just make a clear-cut decision on whether it’s happening or not- they’ve had a billion and one chances to do so already.

His talk could also mean Sam- for Dean to stop seeing him as his responsibility.  But I don’t think Sam was the main focus for the speech, because they’re relationship has changed so much over the last year and Dean already sees Sam differently than before- after everything the two have been through, he has to.

It’s probably just me, but this episode felt disjointed from the rest of the series. I’m not saying that in a  bad way- it’s like a breath of fresh air.

When Dean is getting choked and a knife slowing getting closer to his abdomen. For a few heart wrenching seconds I thought he was going to be killed, and twisted gleeful hope came over me- that we were going to get back Demon Dean. If it had happened- it wasn’t something I was expecting.  We have the photos from the following episodes, showing that Dean is normal, but just a few seconds I thought we we’re going to get him. [but we are getting black eyes next week!]

Post Production and the FX theme have really pulled out all the stops in the last two episodes, they just seem to be on another level from the beginning of the series.

The character of Rowena has become one of my favourites in the show, but she’s nearing the end and I’ll be sad to see her go. Have a strong feeling it’s going to be next week she takes her bow, but we’ll see.

I just wish Sam gout more airtime, he just seems to be in the background an awful lot lately and all the focus is on Dean. Dean is my favourite, but it’s about the two of them and wish they’d stop making it look like Sam is just tagging along for the ride.