It’s Friday night, and that means new Supernatural, whether you’re ready or not!
You’ll have to trust me here, but I’m typing this paragraph before it starts for me. I want to say I have my suspicions where this one will go based on what my cable has as a description. We’ll see if I’m right, because while it’s obvious our intrepid quasi-heroes will survive this early in the season, how they get there is pretty crucial. LOL, that’s probably as non-deep as I’ll get.
I. Am. So. Bored. By. The. Blood. Splatter. Must we keep using it as a means to show bad things have just happened? No, I don’t want to actually see the gore, but the blood is not necessary and is getting ridiculous. No, really. I mean it.
In fact, this whole episode bored me. It didn’t gel, or even feel like a real episode of Supernatural. The plot and dialogue were plug-and-play semi-clip show. It wasn’t a bad episode. It wasn’t a good episode. It was an episode where our white, male hero is absolved by his brother and a sad, dead Jo (Just when you think the whole schlocky Dean/Jo thing is dead, they find a way to bring it back) and so all the bad crap he’s done in his life is okay because, hey, he that life he’s had has been terrible. Nice. Predictable. And I adore Alona Tal and think she’s fabulous, but I never want to see Jo Harvelle again.
Anyway, I knew it would go there. Now, I’m not disappointed Dean didn’t get dead. I’m disappointed they felt they had to rehash this Dean-feels-so-guilty, heavy heart and weariness yet again. Especially when he spent most of the episode being kind of a nozzle.
Mia-the-bartender was a cliche they haven’t used in awhile. Tee hee, so funny, Dean having to psych himself up because he hasn’t had random, casual sex in soooo long. ::eyeroll:: At least she didn’t die, and at least the victims and all their blood splatter in this episode were men. Notice how they weren’t sexualized at all?
Osiris makes no sense. I still can’t make his appearance here or how easy it was to get rid of him (yay for magic Jews!) make any sense to me.
I do love Bobby, but I still feel cheated by the whole “his house and books are destroyed, don’t worry, he has copies” BS from last week. Talk about NOT building a mystery. None of it matters, because Bobby-the-walking-repository is still alive and kicking. (Pardon the hyphen abuse, btw.) (Also pardon the parentheticals.)
Even Sam and Dean’s conversation at the end felt stilted and flat and just weird. Sam is guilt free, but crazy. Sweet. Dean’s guilt-ridden and an alcoholic. Go team!
I had such high hopes. I hate being such a downer! I just want Supernatural to be Supernatural again, not whatever this slick, shallow thing was. Anyone game to show me a different side of this episode?