Supernatural: The Animation Episodes 19-22

We are on our way through Supernatural season 13, so to pass the time during this mid-season hiatus, join me for a look at the "other" Supernatural - the Supernatural: Animation series! If you would like to catch up with the earlier articles, you can check them out here: PART 1, PART 2 , Part 3 and Part 4.  This is the final and last part of these articles.

For each animated episode, I will give a short recap of the story then give a few words of what I think about them. Nate shared links for his reviews in the first article so I will add links for these episodes as well after each introduction. Give them a peek! Also YellowEyedSam continues to offer comparison videos between episodes from the show and anime. Thank you Nate and Y.E.S.!

Supernatural’s mid-season finale “The Bad Place” was an intense, action packed, cliff hanger episode. With intricate finesse, it tied together several plot lines that had been developing over the past two months, and established the groundwork for the next few episodes that are the backdoor pilot to Supernatural’s spinoff, “Wayward Sisters”. My "Threads" review on “The Bad Place” uncovered many of its themes and underlying clues, but there were far too many to do the episode justice in just one article. This continuation will pick up where part one left off, with additional detail and a few threads not discussed originally. Since the story was the mid-season finale, we also have an opportunity to assess the full complement of threads for the season thus far. As an added bonus, we can include some of the spectacular location shots that weren’t available for the first article’s publication. So rewatch "The Bad Place" and gear up for Threads Part 2!


"The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.” ― Gary Zukav

"Get a Room!"
By Wednesday
Supernatural’s Season 12 Motel Rooms
This article on SEASON 12 Motels/Hotel/Rented Rooms pays tribute to the Set designers, Property personnel, and Location team. Jerry Wanek, set designers, artists and location pros enhance each episode with their painstaking creative visions and designs. The VFX team adds signage and details to create convincing different locales.

Happy 13th year of the Winchesters and all the weird, chaotic, dramatic - often emotionally overwhelming adventures that we have had together! As we go forward into what undoubtedly promises to be new and as yet unexplored territory with Sam and Dean - alternate worlds and what-if universes - I thought it would be fun to look back at just how far we've come over these 13 years. 

To truly appreciate the long and winding road our brothers and Baby have travelled, I'm excited to introduce you to my new article series, "The Boys are Back in Town"! Each piece in this series will peer into the past at where we were during corresponding episodes of each season of Supernatural , so episode 1 of every season, episode 2 of every season, etc.: what hunt, what state, what discovery the boys made oh so many moons ago. Some things were so shocking once upon a time, weren't they?

Without further ado, let's get started with episode 1 and look at the what, where and who of each season opener over the last 12 (!) years...

Speak of the devil; Jack reunites with the Winchesters in this quite serviceable Supernatural episode.  Lacking in some ways, but great in others…let’s review, shall we?

And that folks, is how we do a mid-season finale Supernatural style! Drama, visual effects, emotional impact and some serious new-level, edge of the cliff moments at the end that left this viewer breathless and excited.