News for the TV show Supernatural.
Last week’s episode was quite the shocker for fans, you could say the roof is on fire in the Supernatural fandom and theories are flying around. After Sam smirked his little smirk of evil instead of helping Dean, everybody only wants to know one truth: What is wrong with Sam? ‘The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth’.
How I missed Supernatural’s vampires. Fangs, blood and decapitations. ‘Blood lust’ (season 2) and ‘Fresh blood’ (season 3) were amazing but ‘Live Free or Twihard’ is definitely my new favorite vampire episode. A great ‘Twilight’ spoof, vampire Dean and drama between the Winchester brothers, what can a female Supernatural fan desire more? OK, maybe Castiel, Classic Rock and shirtless Sam but in a perfect world ‘Supernatural’ would be an hour long, have an unlimited budget and be on HBO with even more gore and blood. A little tip for the people of Mystic Falls (The Vampire diaries) if vampires give you trouble, you should call Dean Winchester – the new vampire slayer on TV, just saying. And be careful, if you’re young, beautiful and look like somebody from the ‘Twilight’ movies, they’re vampires out to get you!
After last week’s disappointing angel episode, ‘Weekend at Bobby’s’ was back on track with season six’s theme of a different Supernatural. The episode played with expectations. In previous years, the writers usually chose the more direct and non-subtle approach in storytelling. They would have spoiled Bobby’s plan very early on by not bothering to hide what he was burning when he had his little talk with the female crossroads demon. Fortunately, it’s all about twists and turns this season. I was quite surprised that Bobby would only talk with Crowley’s ghost son since he chose torture to get information previously in the episode. After it was revealed that Crowley was the new boss down stairs, I honestly expected him to be more Mr. Demon Sunshine instead of Mr. I-hate-my-new-job. It’s a nice twist that neither heaven nor hell got their fairy tale happy end after the Winchester pulled the plug on the apocalypse.
Compared to last year’s ‘Fallen Idols’, episode five of season six has an easy job of surpassing it’s predecessor. Over the years, Supernatural has done a lot of monster episodes - vampires, werewolves, tricksters, wendigos, shape shifters, ghosts and demons. In season four and five, demons and angels were dominant to the apocalypse storyline. Since one season six themes is the return of monsters and friend, it’s time for the comeback of another old monster friend.
Over the years, Supernatural had many awesome directors, the most influential being Kim Manners who passed away in season 4. Of course, there were also extraordinary directors like David Nutter, Robert Singer, Phil Sgriccia, Charles Beeson, Steve Boyum and many others. In every season there are also one or two Supernatural newbies who might return the next season to direct again. But the upcoming episode 6.04 is special since it’s the first for director Jensen Ackles. That’s right, you’re gonna see Jensen Ackles twice in the credits this week.
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The official describition of 6.04 ‘Weekend’s at Bobby’s':
After Bobby (Jim Beaver) discovers Crowley (Mark Sheppard) has no intentions of returning Bobby’s soul, the hunter takes matters into his own hands. He calls on Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) for help after he unearths one of Crowley’s deepest secrets. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean learn what Bobby does all day when they are not around. Jensen Ackles directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb & Daniel Loflin.
The last two episodes showed a different side of Supernatural, Sam with the Campbells and Dean with Lisa. They didn’t go into this direction before so I was intrigued by it. The addition of a little mystery about the monsters and grandpa Campbell was interesting as well but ‘The Third Man’ simply wasn’t. In season 6, every episode comes with the baggage of the previous seasons. They have to stay true to their core idea but also do something new, otherwise why bother watching the show and not just re-watch the DVDs? I understand that it gets more and more difficult to tell the story without getting repetitive but that’s why some shows stop at a certain time. I hope this episode is not typical for the rest of the season. I love Supernatural when it dares to be crazy, new or controversial, not when they only do more of the same.