Supernatural Season 10

  • Review Redo- Retrospective Thoughts on Supernatural 10.13: Halt and Catch Fire

    We’re a couple weeks into hiatus now after the masterpiece of The Executioner’s Song and while there are hundreds of nuances available for analysis and examination in that episode, the pre-cursor Halt and Catch Fireoffersa much calmer and arguably more classically formulated episode inspiring its own thoughts on later viewings as well.
  • Visual Review: Supernatural 10.14 "The Executioner's Song" - Part 2

    There is no doubt that Supernatural’s mid-season finale, “The Executioner’s Song” was a masterpiece. The script, acting, music, sets and direction all combined to create a stunning example of television artistry. The visual and cinematography choices that presented the characters’ conflict were masterfully woven into the story, yet they immeasurably added to the story’s impact.
  • Visual Review: Supernatural 10.14 "The Executioner's Song" - Part 1

    There is no doubt that Supernatural’s mid-season finale, “The Executioner’s Song” was a masterpiece. The script, acting, music, sets and direction all combined to create a stunning example of television artistry. The visual and cinematography choices that presented the characters’ conflict were masterfully woven into the story, yet they immeasurably added to the story’s impact.
  • Performing the Story: Supernatural 10.14 "The Executioner's Song"

    Each week, we're granted great performances on Supernatural---but sometimes they transcend into extraordinary. “The Executioner's Song” is filled with exceptional performances that bring the story to exquisite life, touching us deeply. Let's look at the magnificent acting done in this episode.
  • Far Away Eyes' Deeper Look: "Supernatural" 10.14 "The Executioner's Song"

    How does “The Executioner's Song” explore the language of disease---and what does it tell us about the season ten story?
  • Thoughts on Supernatural 10.14: "The Executioner’s Song"

    From the title alone, there was no doubt this was going to be a powerful episode. Throw in an appearance by Cain and everything is fully primed for one of those emotionally overwhelming game-changers that will be talked about for months to come. For the most part, this did the job – with just few, teeny, tiny nitpicks….well, let’s see.
  • Dear Jensen - The Triumph of Supernatural's "The Executioner's Song"

    Dear Jensen,

    On behalf of the Supernatural family, I want to thank you for the tremendous gift you gave us in “The Executioner’s Song”. The emotional depth you put into your performance left us breathless.
  • Performing the Story: Supernatural 10.13 "Halt and Catch Fire"

    The actors' performances are one aspect that makes Supernatural so moving. Let's look at how they moved us this week. 
  • Far Away Eyes' Deeper Look: Supernatural 10.13 "Halt and Catch Fire"

    While investigating an unusual haunting, the Winchesters learn another important lesson in regards to dealing with the Mark of Cain: that of reclaiming their lives.
  • Performing the Story: Supernatural 10.12 "About A Boy"

    The fantasy story that was at the core of Supernatural's "About A Boy" only worked because the actors who brought it to life made it believable. Let's look at the nuances in each of their performances.
  • Far Away Eyes' Deeper Look: Supernatural 10.12 "About A Boy"

    Throughout its ten year history, Supernatural has taken many chances. It's done everything from slow dancing aliens to thrusting its main characters into a television world to faeries. It's played with form giving us a faux reality episode to a musical-ish interpretation of the show's history. Supernatural has given us bizarre monsters and bizarre scenarios---such as children's drawings coming to life to kill people or suicidal talking Teddy Bears. At each turn, these episodes and story-lines have been risky moves. It's what has allowed the show to endure so well for this long.
  • Thoughts on Supernatural 10.12: "About A Boy"

    If there is one thing Supernaturalcan do, and do very well, it’s high apprehension. After ten years of watching the Winchester boys, more often than not I’m on bated breath sometime before the end (usually by the opening credits if we’re being honest). The other thing the show does well, honed after over two hundred episodes, is comedy. And if About a Boy was anything, it was a good blend of these things.
  • Performing the Story: Supernatural's "There's No Place Like Home"

    Each week we're given great performances that tell the story. Let's take a moment to look at the performances in “There's No Place Like Home.”
  • Far Away Eyes' Deeper Look: "Supernatural" 10.11 "There's No Place Like Home"

    In “The Hunter Games,” we were shown the truth about powerful forces. We learned that our humanity is a force to be used against the monster within---or in Dean's case the Mark of Cain. In “There's No Place Like Home,” we learn that it's more than the inner battle being fought---it's how and what the end result of that battle will be. At the end, Sam asked Charlie how she was feeling, and she replied, “Good? Bad? I think I'll settle for balanced.” Balanced. While our humanity may be a powerful force that contends with our monster within, it is the balance between the two that will make it possible to succeed---or in Dean's case to overcome a force such as the Mark of Cain.
  • Far Away Eyes' Review: "Supernatural" 10.10 "The Hunter Games"

    In the mid season finale, “The Things We Left Behind,” we learned exactly what Castiel and the Winchesters are truly fighting for: humanity. We saw it in several levels: from Castiel seeking out Claire to Dean's fear of losing even more ground to the Mark. Humanity was valued in oh so many ways. But in “The Hunter Games,” we learn that it is much more than this. It is a powerful force and it stands in opposition to another force that resides within us: that of the monster. We see this theme touched upon throughout the episode---from Crowley to Claire to the Winchesters. Humanity isn't simply meant to be valued---it is a driving force---and it may end up being the most powerful one of all.
  • Far Away Eyes' Review: "Supernatural" 10.9 "The Things We Left Behind""

     

    Before leaving Castiel, Hannah asked a very poignant question: “What of the humans, whose lives we sacrifice in the name of that mission, what of them?” She was discussing the angels and their endless abuses of human kind under the guise of the “mission,” but as we see in “The Things We Left Behind” this is an issue that touches each thread of season ten. What of the humans? What about those the angels have used---or their families left behind? What about their survival? Just what is a human being worth? And how much will we fight to keep our own humanity intact? The mid-season finale explored all of these questions in depth---and set the stage for the remainder of the season to answer them.

     

  • Thoughts on Supernatural 10.09: The Things We Leave Behind

    This episode certainly bookended itself with intensity. The gooey centre was all about family drama, be it demonic or angelic. I liked this episode for a number of reasons. Though it did lack in a few spots, overall as a mid-season finale it hit all the right marks. Since it left me in an emotionally overwhelmed mess by the end with unanswered questions that won't be addressed for several weeks, I’d say the job was done successfully.
  • Far Away Eyes' Review: "Supernatural" 10.8 "Hibbing 911"

    At the end of “Hibbing 911,” Sheriff Hanscum tells Sheriff Mills, “Knowing that these things are out there, makes the world seem -- I don't know, bigger, darker.” In many ways, the world of Supernatural is expanding in season ten. With additions such as Cole and Rowena to Sam calling upon various hunters, the universe seems to be growing in all directions. In this episode, we see Sheriff Donna Hanscum---a character we met in season nine---learn the truth about the world she inhabits. In turn, we see Sam and Dean also gain yet another ally and friend. And yet, the storyline has much more complexity than that. The case that opens Sheriff Hanscum's eyes also reflects so well what is underlying season ten: Dean and the Mark of Cain. Throughout, we see it touched upon in various ways and through various characters. It is through these reflections that we can see the “bigger, darker” world of Supernatural---and how it is truly impacting Sam and Dean themselves.
  • Thoughts on Supernatural 10.08: "Hibbing 911"


    Another win for Season Ten, and a great one at that. "Hibbing 911" was, as so many episodes have been this season, an exceptional mix of fun and drama. Playing heavily in the humour pool this time through, the episode focused largely on Jodi Mills and Donna Hanscum with their burgeoning friendship more forefront and the boys almost secondary – but that was okay! Jodi and Donna were great fun to watch, balancing a decent case with the ever-growing concerns about the Mark of Cain. All in all, this was a highly successful episode.

  • Thoughts on Supernatural 10.07: Girls, Girls, Girls

    Thoughts on Supernatural 10.07: Girls, Girls, Girls

    Where to even begin to talk about this one? So many plot threads, so little time. Some were wrapped up, some were newly woven and left to dangle for another day. Finally, season ten seems to be gearing up towards some heat and drama just in time to leave us at the edge of a cliff until the season begins anew in 2015 and this episode did a good job of laying the ground work – and it was enjoyable to boot.