Supernatural – I Just Don’t Know Why I’m Still Bothered.

I always stick with a show till the very end. I’ve never been in this position before.

The writers are are disjointed from one another. They don’t understand the show the same way as Kripke, Robbie Thompson or Adam Glass. They just kill of characters for shock value and then they’re left with nobody to build the story around and it’s given us this shitty twelfth season.

[please note, the following was written before the finale]

On all other seasons we had a good over-arching storyline that brought us through the season, this season we don’t really have one.

The only two things keeping it together:

The boy’s coming to terms with their mammy being back.I really really thought Mary was going to be different, like the charming younger version of her as she’s only supposed to be a few years older than that. Her characteristics just don’t cut it for me. I don’t want her to be all loving to the boy’s because she doesn’t know them, but she doesn’t feel like the Mary that we saw in the past.

The Lucifer baby drama that hasn’t been really that exciting. It’s just waiting for the baby to pop, and I have a very bad feeling that nothing is going to come from it- that they’re going to be transported to this other purgatory-esgue setting for the finale and the start of next season. I’m not all that excited about either. Remember last time they said this it only lasted a fraction of two episodes?

Then there’s the British Men of Letters – they just seem to be all over the place, whether they’re coming or going I just don’t know. There’s no dept to their organisation or to them that it makes it all seem so pathetic.

I don’t know how they’re going to save this, not after the disaster of killing Eileen and the diabolical bad writing of There’s Something about Mary. They’ve done the whole Big Bad too many times and Lucifer is just annoying that I’d bring Dick back than sit through another scene with Lucifer- who was WAY better in earlier seasons.

The finale does have I’m looking forward to in the finale are:

  • Finding out who that guy is with his face covered
    For the Dean and Mary fight.
  • These two things are the only reason I’ll watch the finale.

    The overall excitement of the show is gone.

    It just seems to be chugging along now, not really going anywhere.

    Supernatural 12×06 ‘Celebrating The Life of Asa Fox’


    Rating: ★★★

    This episode was a nice change form the norm, the boy’s weren’t specifically going out of their way to hunt something, but were taking the time to catch up with Jody, which in turn leads them to kind of having a hunt. I wish all episode were like this and not following the same linear episode-line.

    The one thing that is getting on my nerves this season is the whole ‘you’re going to be fine’ speech. I get that hunters say that to victims to make them feel better, but can’t the writers not sit down and figure out how to not repeat the same conversation over-and-over again? I think that’s three episodes now that have had the same conversation.

    The only huge plot hole in this episode is the fact that we have all these hunters- who’ve spent their lives looking over their shoulders- show up to this one house, and the only thing that they have between them is one demon knife that Dean has. No holy water or a pistol shoved down the inside of a boot??

    The fact that there are stories going around about Sam and Dean in the hunting community was a nice addition to the episode, but it didn’t come as a surprise, because hunters all knew about Sam being the ‘demon child’ and then opening hell. So, why would hunters stop hearing stories about them? I wish that we got more information on what stories were being told. Like, do they know about Cas and about Dean being a demon? Because they all knew about how many times Dean had been dead. The conversation didn’t happen the way it should’ve gone. The hunter should’ve pushed for more questions than just ‘death didn’t take’ – like, what about the time that Sam was ringing around looking for leads on his Knight of Hell brother? Nothing came up about it.

    The cannon thing that annoyed me about this episode is the notion that Mary was still hunting even after having Sam and Dean? If she was still hunting then she would’ve had the house warded against demons and supernatural entities, so Azazel would’ve never made it into Sammy’s room and she would’ve never died. If she was still hunting, she would’ve left guns and equipment hidden around the place just for ‘safe keeping’ – the same way Dean continued to do when he tried to live a normal life.

    The possibility that this was the end of the Mary-train was a shock. I wouldn’t put it pass Supernatural to pull a stunt like that, that it was such a relief when she didn’t go. But it also foreshadowing what’s going to happen; Mary isn’t staying around, she’s going to have to die, and by the sounds of it, she’s going to have to take her own life. Sacrificing herself for one of the boys-then everything would be tied up in a nice little bow such as Supernatural always writes it. Absolutely and utterly depressing.

    PS: the twins totally need to come back into play in future episodes.

    Supernatural 12×03 ‘The Foundry’


    The Foundry is the first filler episode of the season, but unlike other filler episodes it hits right in the feels.

    Maybe I wasn’t paying attention, but I got confused halfway through this episode and the backstory of the ‘spirit’ wasn’t really developed that we barely got a grasp of who he was and then Mary just threw out her thoughts on him.

    Also, kinda was erliefet when the black goo coming from her eyes was from being possessed and not her body self-desctructing itself- which was my immediate thought when seeing the trailer.

    The ending. Wow. Did not see that coming. At first I was really annoyed, because since we’ve known Dean and Sam they’ve been wanting their mother back…then she walks out.

    I really wished John could’ve come back now instead of her. He would’ve been able to fit into their lives so much easier and natural. He knows them as people and it’s only been…what?…10 years since he’s died?

    I wasn’t expecting the way they ended it. Dean shutting Mary out of a hug and then Sam flinching at the sound of the door. Two episodes of happiness and they’re back to square one.

    In the words of Sam at the start of the episode:

    Now it’s all gone.

    I can see why Mary needs to leave. She’s been in her perfect heaven and now she’s down on earth with no John and two grownup men she doesn’t know. I can see the boy’s continue on hunting and Mary starting her own new life by herself.

    I hope that the boy’s can can stop looking for their mother or father to accept them, to make them proud. That they can finally lay all those thoughts to rest and just be glad that they have one another and Cas.

    I was a bit miffed at Cas stating that ‘he still doesn’t think he belongs’ – I don’t know, he’s been with the Winchesters long enough to feel a part of their family. They’ve told him time-and-time again how much he means to both of them. He knows how much they both care for him.

    The season is really up-in-the-air still on where the whole storyline is heading to. I have a feeling it’s going to be another show down with Lucifer- but how they’re planning that out is a mystery and how Mary links in with it is also confusing.

    Hopefully Sam and Dean have finally grown as people that they’re going to talk about what happened and not either dive into hunting [as stated in this episode] or hit the bottle. Because then I’m just going to be having a bad case of Deja vu.

    Also, Cas needs to bring the two out drinking and force both of them to talk.

    Supernatural 12×02 ‘Mamma Mia’


    Rating: ★★

    I had my standards high for this episode after the premier, but I wasn’t getting my hopes up, Supernatural can epically drop the ball- and they have. There’s some minor good points, but the majority of it was a disaster.

    This episode had more Dean and Cass. The way that they can communicate without words, that after all the crap they’ve been through, they just understand one another and fit like a glove. Essentially there’s no Dean without Cass and vice versa.

    I love that Mary is having happy dreams about John and all the funny things he used to do and her saying that he was a great dad meant a lot. The show isn’t shitting on him like they very well known for. I’m just waiting for one of the boys to slip up and of course Dean has given Mary the journal so….this isn’t going to last, I can feel it.

    What happened to Benny?? Did the kill him?? I’m so confused about what they did to him!! I hope he comes back.

    Then Cass disappears without reason just so Sam and Dean can have a family meal with their mother. What happened? Cass doesn’t exactly have anywhere else to go, his family is Dean and Sam, so he should’ve been there too or even explain where he had to run to.

    Another small detail in this episode is that Mary doesn’t cook. Here’s this 12-season backstory that Dean always wants pie because it reminds him of his time with his mother, naturally the audience took that as Mary making toddler Dean pie. But she doesn’t, she buys the pie and everything else she has given Dean since coming back.

    Sam and Mary talking for the first time was executed badly.

    As a character who thought he lost his brother and craved for a mother’s affection, I just think that Sam should’ve had more confusion and emotions upon seeing the two, and I wish we didn’t miss the whole first-meeting when she came to rescue him. That whole scene was skipped; I think it would’ve been more heart-wrenching if we got that motherly-son first talk when emotions were high at the very moment that they landed eyes on one another.

    Sam: “Mom? For me, just uh, having you here, fills in the biggest blank”

    Sam’s expression when he hugs her is just so heartbreakingly beautiful. He’s doing the one thing he’s been waiting his whole life for – a hug from mom.

    The Prop Department need to sit down and talk; not a single person caught the EndVerse photo?? Why did Dean have all the other photos but then this photo- that isn’t supposed to exist- is handed over to Mary? Why didn’t Dean take that one too? It’s this that has me thinking…maybe it isn’t a slip-up, maybe it’s supposed to be there. But then that doesn’t even make a slick of sense. Anyone else?

    Also, since when does acid damage an angel’s vessel? Specifically Lucifer’s vessel?? It was a cool scene and great special effects, but it doesn’t make sense. Also, Rowena being able to control the original Fallen Angel doesn’t follow canon and I would’ve thought that Lucifer- being Lucifer- would have broken wings. This scene was a mess- cool- but a mess. Somebody just didn’t do their research.

    I felt for Dean as he sat on the kitchen floor looking at old photos. The is a character who idolised image of his mother is slowly being destroyed. Now, this is the part where the notion that maybe it would’ve been better if she had stayed dead come along. Mary is quickly getting kicked off the pedestal that the boys have built for her. Nothing is going to be the same after this season and that’s a very unsettling feeling.

    Can’t wait to see what the British Men of Letters have up their sleeves. Just wish that the team would do their research and stop making huge mistakes in a single episode.

    Supernatural 12×1 ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’


    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.

    Supernatural 11×20 ‘Don’t Call Me Shurley’


    Rating: ★★★★★

    This bloody show.
    If the whole season had been like this one episode, I would have loved it. Everything about this episode was how good Supernatural used to be. It had the old vibe about it, the same feeling I use to get when watching earlier season. I little bubble of anticipation and excitement all rolled into one.

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    Supernatural 11×17 ‘Red Meat’

    Rating: ★★★★★
    I lost all hope in Supernatural, the reason why I haven’t left a review or even spoken about it since the beginning of this season. Even when I heard that it was renewed for a new season, it just didn’t bother me. It got to the point where I wrote up a large post that was going to be posted today after the episode about all the reasons why the show has gone down the drain.
    Red Meat has turned it completely around.
    It wasn’t the traditional Supernatural episode. First it was dark- both ins style and story. Sam’s and Dean’s reaction to events were different and they seemed to finally grow into themselves. It didn’t have the linear storyline, it jumped back-and-forth in time and was so well put together. The special effects were on a whole new level than what we’re use to, and the side-characters were the semi-main characters and it felt like Supernatural just grew up…finally!
    We’re accustomed to watching the two Winchester brothers die, but these deaths were different. Of course, we knew that they were going to come back, but the execution of them was so much more darker that it managed to leave a horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. First Sam, the all-mighty Sam, is killed by being suffocated by a man’s bare hands, and then Dean scoffs a bunch of pills to kill himself.
    One of the things that did strike me, was the fact that Dean physically cannot go on without Sam. He killed himself and was willingly to die, but yet when the woman sees the love of her life being killed in front of her, Dean has the audacity to sit down with her and tell her that ‘it’s going to be hard, but after a while, life will go back to normal’ ….wait?! Didn’t you just kill yourself because your brother died [again!] you hypocrite!
    I’m not getting my hopes up that they’re going to keep this up. If they do, Supernatural will turn back into my favourite tv show, after over ten years, it deserves this level of story-telling, acting and special effects. If it does, it could be a beginning of a brilliant new chapter for the show.


    Supernatural 11.09 ‘O Brother Where Art Thou’




    I still don’t know what to make of Amara. What did she mean that her and Dean are one? Is she going to possess Dean? or are the two of them just going to be caught up in one another that they’ll protect one another at all costs, and that they’re somehow connected that Dean is the only thing keeping Amara on earth?

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    Supernatural 11×04 ‘Baby’


    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.