Check out one of our many interviews from the big 200th episode party for Supernatural. In the first one, Jared Padalecki answers a tough question: Who would win in a fight, Soulless Sam or Demon Dean? Then TAKE OUR POLL to let us know which of them you think would win.
Things are getting back to normal on Supernatural. In the fourth episode, Sam and a now-human Dean are on the case, investigating some possible werewolf attacks. Though Dean seems to think the president and Internet currency may be to blame.
Post your thoughts on the third episode of season 10, directed by Jensen Ackles. Click HERE for my full recap or keep reading for my quick thoughts.
I hate to say it, but I was kind of bored of this episode. I’ve seen it all before. Dean and Cas got temporarily cured, but the underlying problems are still there, just delayed. It’s the same thing that happened when Death put the Wall in Sam’s mind to allow him to get his soul back. It kept him normal for half a season, but then the Wall came tumbling down and he was a total mess again.
Dean still has the Mark of Cain, which is what turned him into a Demon in the first place, and Castiel’s borrowed Grace will only keep him recharged for a while. Neither of these are permanent solutions, and it feels like the writers’ way of allowing the show to get back to doing normal episodes, and around mid-season we’ll deal with all of this big stuff again.
And while I’ve enjoyed the previous episodes directed by Jensen, this one felt stale. Take the scene in the bunker after Dean escapes. He’s wandering through the bunker looking for Sam and the whole scene just kind of dragged on without much dramatic tension. It felt dull, even as Demon Dean was trying to kill his brother.
In a way, I felt like the demons in Hell, sick and tired of the status quo and desperately wanting a change. Even Crowley is bored of the same old thing.
None of this would be a problem if the show would do a better job at introducing new, larger elements. In the first two episodes we had Cole, who I assume will come back at some point. And now we have this random red-headed lady with bodies on the ceiling in Tulsa. The show just hasn’t done a very good job explaining what these things are or how they fit into the larger mythology of the series. I find that frustrating.
On the positive side, I liked how the Lester storyline and the demon Sam tortured in the premiere all tied together. That was a nifty bit of continuity. And while I would’ve enjoyed seeing them play the Demon Dean storyline out a bit more, there wasn’t really anywhere interesting to go with it since he was so far-gone. So it’s nice to have regular Dean back so the show can find itself again.
But SPN really needs to find something to do with Cas and Crowley. I feel like both of those characters are just treading water, and unless there’s some bigger arc for them, I don’t really see the point.
In the fourth episode of season 10, an old face returns. Kate, the female werewolf from season 8′s “Bitten” (the found footage episode) comes back. Check out These photos from her return in which Dean seems to be back to his normal self.
Sam and Dean are back together, but that hardly solves everything. In the third episode of season 10, Sam brings his demonic brother back to the Men of Letters bunker to try and cure him. But Dean doesn’t want to be cured, and in this clip, he gets really personal with Sam, referencing both their mom and dad.
Post your thoughts on the second episode of season 10. Click HERE for my full recap or keep reading for my quick thoughts.
In the second episode of season 10, Dean and Crowley once again spend a lot of time in a bar. In this clip, Dean orders for his BFF and Crowley tells Dean that he needs to kill. It seems saving Sam isn’t high on Demon Dean’s priority list.
UPDATE: Though the early numbers were good, the final ratings were adjusted down quite a bit, with the season 10 premiere getting 2.48 million. That’s down slightly from last year’s premiere, but still enough to make it one of the seven most-watched episodes in the past five years.
It’s finally here. Post your thoughts on the 10th season premiere. Keep reading for my quick thoughts or click HERE for my full recap
Before season 10 begins, the CW is airing a special hour-long look back at the first nine seasons of SPN Monday at 9pm. Post your thoughts on the special.