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  • Let's Speculate: Supernatural 12.10 "Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets"

    This week’s episode, “Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets,” was written by Steve Yockey and centers on an unknown, until now, angel mission in Castiel’s story. The so far credits review Castiel’s early story on the show and the current nephilim story, which gives us a heads up to the episode’s theme.

  • Wednesday’s Watching Supernatural 250TH: 12.09 “First Blood”

     

    Everyone’s on the Hunt.                 

    Torture, Twists and Traps intensified a tacitly rendered raison d'être. 

  • Supernatural Review: 12.09 "First Blood"

    “I won’t let you sacrifice yourselves. You mean too much to me...to everything.”

    Supernatural came back last night with a bang, and a few bloody deaths. “First Blood,” episode nine of season 12, was everything I’d hoped for. I’m a die-hard fan of Supernatural, so I tend to go a little easy on episodes that might not live up to my through-the-roof expectations, but even I will admit, this season has been up and down for me. “First Blood” reignited my faith in the show, not to say that I had none, it was just slightly lacking.

    So what made this episode so special? Let’s start from the beginning.

  • Threads: Supernatural 12.09 "First Blood"

    The Morning After

    Well that was exciting… and tense... and surprising! On the surface, “First Blood” was an action drama that tested the wills and skills of two opposing camps of warriors. Of course we all knew that somehow Sam and Dean would get out of the secret ops prison. The tension and art of this episode hung in learning whether their capture was part of an elaborate plan or a stupid screw up, whether they would be rescued or escape on their own, how it would all happen, and whether the people involved were who they said they were. Down to the last few seconds of the episode, the tantalizing, teasingly slow revelations to all these mysteries made captivating storytelling.

  • Let's Speculate: Supernatural 12.09 "First Blood"

    This week’s episode was written by Andrew Dabb and directed by Bob Singer. The episode begins with a recap of the previous episodes and then shows us Mary at a diner in Lawrence, Kansas, sipping her coffee. She gets a call from Castiel, and he asks her to meet him at the bunker. The episode shifts to Sam and Dean being taken to prison as a federal agent reviews their list of crimes, dating back to the early seasons of the show.

  • Memorable Moments: Supernatural 12.07 "Rock Never Dies"

    Welcome back to the "Memorable Moments" review series! Once again I have put together a list of what I felt were the best and most memorable moments from a Supernatural episode. The list varies from episode to episode depending on what has transpired. This week's review highlights 12.07 "Rock Never Dies".   I hope you enjoy it and share what your picks would be.  

  • Threads: Supernatural 12.08 "LOTUS" and Mid-Season Recap

    The Supernatural season 12 mid-year hiatus is nearly over! If you’ve loyally stayed with The WFB the past six weeks, we’ve rewatched the first eight episodes of the season and posted new articles every day on each story, including their most "Memorable Moments", "Fan Video Reflections", and even "Rewatch Refreshment Recipes" inspired by each show (you can catch up on anything you missed by visiting the Article Page link in the header).

    Rewatching the entire first half of the season also enabled us to gain a new perspective on what the writers have shown us so far. At this point, before we see the next chapters in the Winchester saga, it might be interesting to analyze our Threads list to determine if we can draw any conclusions about foreshadowing and outcomes, probable direction or priority of myth arcs. Was 12.08 “LOTUS” the mid-season finale we predicted, or hoped for?

  • It's a Supernatural Life - Part 2

    Welcome to the next chapter in my original fan fiction Christmas story! If you missed the beginning of Sam and Dean's surprise holiday hunt, catch up on Part 1 before continuing. As we slowly move toward the heart of the story, we will see and hear about some lovable characters. The speed should fully pick up by chapter 3.

    For this chapter I thought it would be fitting to add a clip from 3.08 "A Very Supernatural Christmas" because it is one of the reasons I decided to write this story.

    Enjoy!

  • Supernatural Season Ten – Hits & Misses: Part Two

    Happy New Year, dear readers! When better to finish our retrospecive on Supernatural's 10th season than the time of year that's filled with reflection on the past and plans for moving forward? What made you happiest about season ten? Here are my picks for it's Hits and Misses!

  • Supernatural Season 10: Hits and Misses

    SupernaturalSeason 10: Hits and Misses

    Of all the seasons of Supernatural– season ten has been one of the most challenging to compile a hits and misses list for. The hits were easy to find – too easy in many ways and could probably be broken down into smaller parts of more detail and span a few more lists in their own right. At the same time, the misses were more of a struggle. So, after some searching and sorting: here is the SupernaturalSeason Ten Hits & Misses: Part One

  • WEDNESDAY’S WATCHING THURSDAY’S SUPERNATURAL 12.08 “Lotus”

    Starts ups and closures. Old and New. Good and Bad. Hot and Cold.

  • Thoughts on Supernatural 12.08: "LOTUS"

    The mid-season final of season 12 – where do we begin?  Somehow this episode was equal parts fluff and actionable content, and whileLOTUSwasn’t unsatisfying per se, whether it was mid-finale caliber is the question of week. Let’s consider the pieces.

  • Threads: Supernatural 12.07 "Rock Never Dies"

    The Morning After

    I realized something rather interesting (at least I thought it was interesting) as I was considering my reaction to Supernatural’s seventh episode of season 12, “Rock Never Dies”.  A pattern is emerging in the look and feel of some of the episodes. It’s as if there’s a “thread” in the approach to telling some of the stories this season. Without knowing where the plot is headed, I can’t yet judge if the style foreshadows future developments or simply reflects storytelling preferences of the new head writer, Andrew Dabb and his executive producing partner Robert Singer.

  • Let's Speculate: Supernatural 12.07 "Rock Never Dies"

    This week’s episode was written by Bob Berens and focuses on Lucifer’s return. The show begins “one week ago” with a séance by two young men who are conjuring Lucifer.

  • Threads: Supernatural 12.03 "The Foundry"

    The Morning After

    I’m still reeling from seeing Supernatural’s third episode this season, “The Foundry”. Saturated with mother’s instincts and parental grief, this story was emotionally exhausting. The hunt was about captive children who appealled to a mother to rescue them because she was the only one who sensed their need. Through most of the episode, women of the fandom identified with Mary’s motherly protectiveness of children; men of the fandom saw mothers who will always love their sons, even beyond the grave. The story used the audience's empathy to render us emotionally vulnerable, then suckered punched us with a sudden separation that betrayed the vulnerability we, and the brothers we love, had entrusted to Mary.

  • Let's Speculate: Supernatural 12.03 "The Foundry"

    This week episode was written by Robert Berens and directed by Robert Singer and is titled “The Foundry.” The cold open begins with a hipster couple leaving a swanky restaurant. They are talking when they stop in front of an abandoned house and hear a baby crying. The woman goes into the house while her partner calls 911. She ventures further into the house to find the baby and an old crib with a flickering light above it. She pulls back the cover and a creepy doll is there. Her partner shows up and something runs in front of them. They run to the door but it slams shut. She screams.

  • Threads: Supernatural 12.02 "Mamma Mia"

    A person’s ultimate opinion of an episode depends entirely on what they wanted to get out of it. I wouldn’t term that expectations per se. As much as that person might hope, need or desire to see something, that doesn’t mean necessarily that they expected to see it. For example, I had three things I desperately wanted to see in the wrap up of Supernatural's season 11 cliffhanger tragedies:

    1. Sam freed from his captors
    2. An epic Sam & Dean reunion. I wanted to see the wave of relief and confusion wash over Sam when he saw Dean was alive, followed by an embrace that reflected that flood of emotion
    3. An epic Sam and Mary introduction befitting a twelve year build-up of Mary’s guilt and obvious protectiveness of her sons (ala “Home”), the boys' idealization of their mother and Sam’s emotional void at not having ever known her.

    How did “Mamma Mia” come through for me?

  • Thoughts on Supernatural 12.01: "Keep Calm and Carry On"

    Months of waiting in eager, speculative anticipation and I, for one, was not disappointed. As the rock-accompanied recap of the last 23 episodes of the Winchester saga played out, we were left on that dark night in the woods with a stunned Dean and a confused Mary and it’s like no time has passed since that dramatic cliff-hanger in May. So, how did all the pieces of the premiere fit together and what does it look like for the future of season twelve so far (twelve?!)? Pretty good, I think.

  • Threads: Supernatural 12.01 "Keep Calm and Carry On"

    Outstanding. Captivating. Riveting. Emotional. Smart. Well written and brilliantly portrayed. Welcome back Supernatural! It’s good to be home again! THAT’s the show we know and love!

    “Keep Calm and Carry On” is a wonderful beginning to Supernatural’s remarkable 12th season.  It seamlessly, skillfully weaves together the reality of the present day, i.e. “Now”, with the complex history of individual characters, the Winchester family and the two disparate communities that have fought monsters for centuries (i.e. the show’s “Road So Far”).

  • “Get a Room!” Supernatural’s Season 10 Motel Rooms - Part 1

    Jerry Wanek, set designers, artists and scouts create atmosphere, add character depth, and enhance themes with their painstaking and creative visions and designs.  In attempt to pay tribute to the Set designers and Location team, I offer this series of articles.