• 12 Years of Big Boss Battles: Supernatural Villainy for the Ages

    12 Years of Big Boss Battles: SupernaturalVillainy for the Ages

    “I'm glad, honestly. I'm not saying we bury the thing, I'm saying we just save it for when we really need it. Crowley, Metatron -- the big boss fights.” – Sam, 9.22 Stairway to Heaven

    After twelve seasons of Supernatural- including one heck of an intense ending to our most recent finale, Supernaturalhas had it’s fair share of villains and monsters. Afterall, it is a show about fighting the creatures that go bump in the nights. That said, just how many of those creatures have resulted in, as Sam says, the “big boss” battle?

  • Redemption, Second Chances & Changing Attitudes

    In honour of season 11 and all the attitude adjustments it wrought, today we’re counting down some of the top ten “redemption” hits in Supernaturalhistory.
  • A Tribute to the Badass Men of Supernatural - Part 2

    After I made "A Tribute to the Kick-Ass Women of Supernatural" and part 2 , I wanted to write a similar article about men. I value both in Supernatural because the show has some of the most remarkable guest actors and actresses, so the loss of both are deeply felt. To create my list for the men, I decided to use the same criteria I had in my first article. I chose the male characters that had a great impact on me and were also Badass on their own accord. I began my male tribute by first looking at the "Family" and "Angels" in Supernatural (because we all know one particular angel is "family" to the boys!). Part 1 also include fan videos of Sam and Dean, because as we all know, they are the most kick ass of them all!  If you haven't read that article yet, take a moment to go back to Part 1 of The Badass Men of Supernatural!  

  • Memorable Moments: Supernatural 11.20 - "Don't Call Me Shurley"

    Editor's Note: Each week Karen visually recapped what she felt were the best and most memorable moments of the new Supernatural episode. The list varied from week to week, depending on what transpired in the episode. Towards the end of the season, we skipped a few episodes, though, usually for scheduling reasons. "Don't Call Me Shurley" was one of the episodes we had to skip, so we've never had the chance to share this visual review with you. As some consider it Robbie Thompson's finest work, it is appropriate that we present this to you now, during The WFB's Robbie Thompson Week! Enjoy!

    Karen's Note: This was one of those episodes where I found it extremely difficult to keep my most memorable moments down to a reasonable minimum. From start to finish, this episode was not only the best of everything, it was also so intertwined.
  • Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections "Don't Call Me Shurley"

    Even if time has gone by, I have still mixed feelings about writing this article. "Don't Call Me Shurley" was a magnificent episode. If you ask me, it was the finale on which this season should have ended. After that we found out that Thompson was leaving Supernatural, which hit me pretty hard. He was on a roll in season 11, writing the best episodes he has ever written.

  • Threads: Supernatural Season 11 Summary and Retrospective

    As Supernatural fans already know, Supernatural is a complex drama, built over years upon a foundation of mythology and recurring themes. Its dialog is intricate, often layered with thematic threads, double meanings and foreshadowing.  The “Threads” review series closely examines these subtlties, to both more thoroughly appreciate the detail of the plots and to attempt to predict the direction the story may be going. Now that the brother's 11th year of hunting is over and we know the outcome of this season's many plot lines, we can assess how well each climax was supported or foreshadowed, and our skill at unlocking season 11's mysteries.

    The following are the season 11 threads we have been tracking. In each case, I recapped how and where the theme appeared in the season. I then compared our specualtions and the evolution of our theories to the eventual outcome of that plotline, and assessed the logic and continuity of the writers’, and the characters’, actions. Join me for a retrospective look at the themes, the Threads, of Supernatural’s season 11.
  • Memorable Moments: Supernatural 11.21 - "All In The Family"

    Welcome to "Memorable Moments". Each week I will visually recap what I felt were the best and most memorable moments from that episode. The list may vary from week to week, depending on what has transpired in that particular episode.

  • Thoughts on Supernatural 11.21: "All In The Family"

    Thoughts on Supernatural11.21: All In The Family

    Humourous and heart-wrenching moments, dramatic and intriguing; All In the Familywas not without drama or lacking in some of the exposition we’ve been searching for over the season’s run. Season eleven has certainly been a new flavour mix for Supernatural.These past months have been more about subtle ambience, emotional flavours and a true, slow simmer of each major player. AITF was really no different – just adding a few extra pops before, what it seems, will be the big showdown finale.
  • Far Away Eyes' Deeper Look Supernatural 11.21 "All In the Family"

    “Don’t count on God. Okay? Count on us.” “God helps those who help themselves.” These two quotes have been key to Supernatural's season 11, and they play a major role in the episode “All In the Family.” The Winchesters are finally confronted with God under the guise of Chuck---and they have many questions and need many answers. And yet, instead of simply stepping in and fixing everything, God seems far more interested in lounging around the Men of Letter's Bunker. His inaction, on the surface, seems rather out of place and troubling considering the coming annihilation of the universe at his sister's hands. And yet, as we dig into his interactions with Sam and Dean, with the new prophet Donatello, and even with Lucifer, we can see that he has chosen to put his faith in his greatest creation instead. Certainly he'll step in when needed, but he will not merely make it all better. If they are to stop Amara, he'll need the Winchesters to do the heavy lifting. In a way, it's his way of letting his “baby grow up”---and in the long run, humanity just may be better off for it.

    Let's first look at how Chuck behaves in this episode and contrast it with his statements.
  • Wednesday's Watching Supernatural 11.21 “All in the Family”

    “Holy Crap!”
    Rowena and Sam sidelined!
    Metatron and Kevin banished!
    Sensing Nonsense?

  • Threads: Supernatural 11.21 "All in the Family"

    Call me a happy fan.

    I loved “All in the Family”. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire hour. At the half way point, I realized my hand had been over my mouth in the “Oh My Chuck, I can’t breathe!” position for I don’t know how long. I didn’t go to sleep until 2 a.m. because my heart and mind were still in overdrive. Oh, what Supernatural does to me!

    Similar to last week’s “Don’t Call Me Shurley”, this episode was jam packed with action, plot developments and underlying messages. Let’s take a closer look at the themes and the dialog to see if we can catch up on everything that happened!
  • Let's Speculate Supernatural 11.21: "All in the Family"

    This episode, entitled “All in the Family,” was written by Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner. The episode begins where the last episode ends with the glowing amulet and the brothers meeting Chuck in the street.
  • Far Away Eyes' Deeper Look Supernatural 11.20 "Don't Call Me Shurley"

    Every hero is defined by their villain as Metatron reminds God in “Don't Call Me Shurley.” In many regards, it's easy to see that God is the hero of his story. He is the one that created everything. He is the one that set everything in motion. It is his unfettered creation that has spanned worlds, universes, and more. God's the creator of the Dante Construct that Supernatural exists within. It is his power that has shaped the entirety of this world---and yet he did the unthinkable. He walked away from it all. He left. God quit. If he can do something like this, can he still be considered the hero?
  • Wednesday's Watching Supernatural 11.20: "Don't Call Me Shurley"

    The "Angel Nearest the Door" could be you. #Chuck is a Meat Suit for "The Writers' Voice."
  • Threads: Supernatural 11.20 "Don't Call Me Shurley"

    There is so much about “Don’t Call Me Shurley” that I want to discuss. Emotion. Supernatural legacy. Acting. Beloved Characters. Shock. Meta. Storyline. I am overwhelmed. That by itself speaks to the quality and intensity of the script and delivery of this episode. This may turn out to be the longest reflection I have ever written about Supernatural, so settle in.
  • Let's Speculate Supernatural 11.20: "Don't Call Me Shurley"

    This episode written by Robbie Thompson is titled “Don’t Call Me Shurley.” It begins with Metatron eating from a dumpster and he gives his food to a small dog he has with him. He angrily calls out that he’s done with this all and then is transported to a bar where he finds Chuck Shurley. At first he is dismissive of Chuck but then he reveals his true self, God.

  • Thoughts on Supernatural 10.17: "Inside Man"

    Well, even before I saw this episode between the preview and the excited, emotional tweets exploding my phone 24 hours before I was able to watch it, I just knew it was going to be one of those gut-wrenching, heart bursting installments that would take days to recover from. In hindsight, the watered down version of Supernatural that was last week almost makes sense in lieu of "Inside Man" - our emotional drives needed to be fully stocked and loaded to handle this journey, and so did those of our writers.
  • Thoughts on Supernatural 8.21 - "The Great Escapist"

    The Great Escapist was, as the title implies, all about escapes, from Kevin's careful manipulation of Crowley to Metatron's escape from his duties to Castiel's own multitude escape plots. Yet despite want or effort, none of these players could quite break free from the reality of destiny's tight grip- yeah, she's a fickle mistress, ain't she? So, let's talk about this carefully plotted, cleverly designed episode that answered fewer questions even as it left us with far, far bigger ones.