Well I didn't hate ALL of it.

 When I started this video, I actually intended to be semi-positive, even was prepared to give it a 3 out of 5. But then as I started to talk, the badness of it all started to hit me and the rant just flowed out.

It’s not a good week for me, here in Supernatural-Land.  Not only do I feel pretty meh about this week’s episode, I’ve also lost my notes for it.  So, I’ve decided to do a summary of the season so far for my musings, plus a short review.  I’m planning on finding my sanity later in the week.  I know it’s around here somewhere.

It's that time again for a look at a new "Supernatural" episode and, oh man, a Brad and Eugenie episode?  Nuts.   Here I am on a Sunday, called in as a utility player to do a review while I'm watching the Olympics because the regulars are busy.  After looking at “Devil’s Bargain,"  I’m at a loss.  Again.  Haven't we been here before?   
 
This is the issue.  I’ve grown to think of Brad and Eugenie episodes as “kitchen sink” episodes.  Instead of the writers feeding us bread crumbs every week, slowly unfolding the plot in an engaging and logical manner, we get a lot of nothing most weeks and then suddenly have these thematically out of sort episodes by these same writers that try to resolve months of neglectful plotting in all one sitting.  Instead of something exciting, we end up with a garbled mess that has us scratching our heads in the end, the sounds of “WTF???” ringing in our ears over the fact that very little of what we saw made any sense.  
 
I know though, I’m not a fan of Brad and Eugenie’s work and at this point I never will be.  I’m sure that they don’t exist to make me happy either so it’s a detente.  We agree to disagree.  So, how do I critically review something like this?  Easy, it’ll be a random set of thoughts, just as random as the episode itself. There's really no other way to do this.  
THEN:
 
We see Lucifer caged by Michael in Alt World, his grace being extracted, and then him escaping through the rift.  We're reminded that he called Asmodeus his weakest creation and that Asmodeus has power to shape shift.  We also see Mary in the cage, catch up on Sam and Dean's conversation from last episode, and see Lucifer asking Cas for his grace:  Lucifer wants to be trusted.  Cas just smiles.  
What we know about Supernatural season 13 episode 13.
Well no hate mail yet, guess I'll try another video.

The premise of this Supernatural episode – sister witches, stolen book, love spell, the return of a familiar face, and checking in with misplaced characters – just doesn’t thrill me, all that much, but there are a few good moments to discuss.

Soulful and sad, humorous and heartfelt, “Sundry” was a little bit of everything mixed together for a genuine and forward-moving presentation on PTSD, old friends and lessons learned. Not to mention witches, zombies and Lucifer and Cas’ too. But where did it all leave us, at the mid-season point in the grand scheme of the plot?