Okay guys, I want to start posting every week things I liked about the episode. Even though I’ve noticed a decline in negativity lately, it is still out there and I’d like to spread a little positivity to balance it out.
I believe this episode just goes to prove that promos are meant to be misleading. I just watched the episode and it was nothing like what I was expecting. Berens was right when he pointed out that the promo from last week was not an exact portrayal of what would occur in the episode.
That being said, I loved the development in this episode. I’m enjoying the fact that we are not focused on a “big bad” this season and are instead exploring individual storylines, and I think this was a great episode for that.
I loved the work Berens did with Hannah’s character in this episode. The struggles she experienced between figuring out what desires were her own or Caroline’s was great for the character, and I appreciate the decision that Hannah made after the confrontation with Caroline’s husband, even though I am going to miss Hannah a lot. This is also a great lead into the Novak storyline that is going to be explored in the midseason finale.
Rowena is also a great new addition to the show. Her character is fun and manipulative, and the fact that she’s Crowley’s mother is going to be a great arc for him later on. [Also I’d like to pridefully point out that I totally called that Rowena was Crowley’s mother back when her character was first announced, and I’m really glad I was right.] I personally enjoyed that she brought down that brothel the demons were running and took out Raul in a really disgusting way, but I digress. Also, Rowena being a witch is a lot more interesting than her being a demon, and this is the first time they are going to dig into witch lore for a whole arc. I think it’s going to be interesting to watch it play out.
And finally, we cannot forget our two brothers and the confrontation with Cole. Again, another great move by Berens. Cole throwing holy water on Dean was great comic relief from an otherwise dark episode, and the follow up with Dean explaining what happened to Cole’s father was great. Also, the fact that Dean was looking at Sam when he talked about how the people he loves brought him out of the fire was brilliant, and you have got to love the brother feelings!
However, Dean’s talk about how he’s going to die at the barrel of a gun was heartbreaking, and I enjoyed that Sam was able to see past Dean’s comment of “I was just telling him what he needed to hear.” It will be an interesting premise to the next few episodes.
Next week we’re looking at Sheriff Jody and Sheriff Donna in an episode Carver described as their version of “The Heat”. I’m so excited because I adore both of these ladies, and I’ve always wanted them to work with one another. Also, if this goes well maybe it will turn into talks for a spinoff? Probably not, but a girl can dream.
Berens is up there on my list of favorite writers, and I’m very pleased with this episode.