Post your thoughts on tonight’s vampire/Sheriff Mills episode. Click HERE for my full recap or keep reading for my quick thoughts.
This was another stand-alone episode with a monster-of-the-week. Those are fine, I suppose, but I really prefer the serialized episodes that focus on Metatron’s plot or the war between Crowley and Abaddon. These episodes often feel like filler.
Of course, they’re also metaphoric filler to represent the characters. In this case, it seems obvious that Alex (or Annie or Alexis or Ann) is Sam, the girl who has spent eight years being loyal to her vampire family, helping them, but now she wants to run away. But Dean refuses to believe it, because he and the vampires believe that family is forever.
Obviously it’s not because Alex stabs her vampire mom. I see this as potential foreshadowing, because it seems like Sam is going to have to make a serious choice about his brother very soon. Dean is starting to lose it, taking a disturbing amount of pleasure in killing the vampire (no doubt a side effect from the Mark of Cain).
Will Sam have to choose whether to save his brother (something he’s said repeatedly he wouldn’t do) or let him go the same way Alex did when Sheriff Mills decapitated the vampire mother?
Speaking of Sheriff Mills, it’s always nice to see her again. She got a lot of emotional scenes this week, trying to fill the hole in her heart from her dead family. And perhaps she’s done it with a new surrogate daughter. Maybe that’s the other side of Sam’s dilemma. Sheriff Mills is proof that you actually DO need family, or at least something to give you a reason to keep going. If Sam loses Dean, he’ll be as lost as Sheriff Mills was.