Dean Winchester

  • Threads: Supernatural 12.10 "Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets"

    They say “Still waters run deep”.  That adage certainly applies to Supernatural’s “Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets”. Such an understated title for Lily’s life being completed destroyed by an obsessed, evil supernatural being and her future being completely dictated by her obsession with revenge!  

    I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. As with its title, on the surface the story seemed straight-forward and simplistic but once I started analyzing its underlying messages, I found layer upon layer of character development, symbolism and foreshadowing. This turned out to be the longest Threads analysis of the season thus far, so settle in and enjoy!

  • Thoughts on Supernatural 12.10: "Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets"

    Point for point, this episode had a bit going for it in the back half: characters, actors, history. On the other hand, some interactions were lacking overall. Bringing the boys back together after so long separated to an intriguing piece of Castiel’s history that also foreshadows the future in vague ways. Yet that made for an interesting episode nevertheless.

  • 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.

  • It's a Supernatural Life - Part 3

    Are you ready for part three of the Christmas story? If you missed the opening chapters of this year's Christmas in the bunker with the Winchesters, you'll want to go back to read Part 1 and Part 2 before continuing. After this we have still two parts to go.

  • 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?

  • Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections "Rock Never Dies"

     

    "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." — Christopher Reeve

  • 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!

  • Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections "Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox"

    "It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."— Buddha

    At the moment, Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox is actually my favorite episode of this season. It felt like old times in many parts, close to the feeling that Robbie Thompson’s scripts gave me.

  • Memorable Moments: Supernatural 12.06 "Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox"

    Welcome back to the Memorable Moments series!  Once again I put together a list of what I felt were the best and most memorable moments from Supernatural season 12. This week's focus is 12.06, "Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox". The list varies from episode to episode depending on what has transpired.  I hope you enjoy it and share what your picks would be.  

  • 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!

  • Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections 12.05 "The One You've Been Waiting For"

    "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." — Nelson Mandela

    Have you ever thought that Supernatural could be a series that predicts the future? What ever it is, this episode hit too close to home for some.

  • It's a Supernatural Life - Part 1

    Year 2016 was not an easy one to live through. After my accident, the year seemed to turn into a horrible monster in a horror movie that had randomly decided to kill my childhood heroes and heroines.

    Also the world itself seemed to go bonkers. It all started in January and continued the whole year. Even the holidays were grim with news. We lost young and old and I can say that nothing has made me sadder in a while than when we lost Carrie Fisher. I grew up as a Star Wars fan and she and Princess Leia meant a lot to me.

    Because of all that happened during the holidays, I got an idea for a story. I wanted people to feel better. I wanted people to have hope and I wished I could lift their spirits. It dawned on me when I watched the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" on Christmas day - Maybe I should write a fan story that follows the same idea?

  • 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

  • Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections "Mamma Mia"

     

    "Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home."— Matsuo Basho

  • Thoughts on Supernatural 12.07: "Rock Never Dies"

    Episode seven was a dark, depressing and flashy look at the gritty underbelly of Hollywood life in the best way as onlySupernaturalcould achieve. Some great venues reinforced a strong atmosphere all around and delivered a deep, gritty episode for us to enjoy.