Four and a Half Torches (Out of Five)
Warning: This review contains spoilers for the “Free to Be You and Me” episode of Supernatural.
They did it again!
Oh, man, I’m getting my hopes up again (which got knocked down by last week’s sub-par episode). So far, every time Supernatural goes back to the season’s “main” storyline, they kill. Is the whole season really going to be this fantastic?
Here’s what I thought (or feared) was going to happen: Sam and Dean, estranged in the last episode, would go their separate ways … only to quickly learn how much they “need” each other.
That may still happen — oh, hell, it will happen. That’s what we all want, right?
But it’s apparently going to get much more interesting before that happens.
On one hand, Dean, with help from the angel Castiel, goes off to find “God,” kidnapping someone who would know: the angel Raphael.
Incidentally, was the sequence where Dean tries to get Castiel laid hilarious or what? We all knew that Misha Collins, who plays Castiel, was a good actor — has anyone ever been quite so insouciantly “angelic” before? But we now know that he’s a pretty damn funny comedic actor too.
As for what Raphael eventually tells them, it’s not a shock, but it’s still pretty disturbing: God really is dead. But is it true?
As for the “Sam” storyline, while Dean is battling an angel, Sam is taking on demons — or at least demon-hunters. (And can I just say? Bless the show for not taking the “obvious” route and making the girl at the bar who’s interested in Sam turn out to be an otherworldly creature of some sort! Been there, done that!)
Anyway, while Dean doesn’t find God, Sam does eventually find Lucifer — or at least Lucifer finds him. Incidentally, was that not a great twist where Sam’s dead girlfriend turns out to be Lucifer — why in the world did I not see that coming?
And speaking of not seeing something coming, how did I not see that while Dean is Michael’s vessel, Sam is Lucifer’s? It’s another great twist– and the perfect continuation of last season’s storyline: Dean’s “lightness” verses Sam’s “darkness.” (Assuming angels are “good” and Lucifer is “evil,” which we definitely can’t given this show!)
Bravo, Supernatural, on a great season so far.
Now don’t screw it up!
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