Supernatural Season 10

  • Threads: What Did Supernatural Season 10 Tell Us About Season 11?

    Every week of hiatus, I hosted a live tweet of Supernatural’s season 10 episodes (i.e. #WFBRewatch). With the insight afforded by knowing the outcome of the Mark of Cain plotline, I watched each show specifically looking for stories and dialogue that foreshadowed what was to come at the end of the season. How far back did the writers know that “The Darkness” was going to be the main myth arc of Season 11? Were there clues throughout season 10 that the Mark of Cain was a key, and what it would unlock? Were there hints as to the exact nature of the Darkness, or how it might be defeated? What I found surprised me!

    [This article is completely spoiler free. All of the theories proposed are speculation, based on episodes that have aired. The comments are likely to contain several spoilers, however, so be warned. Everything is welcome there!]
  • A Deeper Look at Supernatural Season Ten Dean Winchester, Part Two

    In Part One of my Deeper Look at Dean Winchester, Dean is barely clinging on to control of the Mark of Cain.  In part two, the wheels fall off the wagon. Eventually. 
  • Supernatural Season 10 Comes to Netflix Streaming

    Netflix announced that season 10 of Supernatural will start streaming on Oct 7, 2015.
  • RearView Review: Supernatural 10.22 "The Prisoner"

    THEME 

    Monster or human?Evil or good? Angel or human?
    As characters struggle with their identities, the
    audience sees a lot of grey areas.
    We end up rooting for the evil as much as
    the good. But, who are the real monsters?
    Who is right? Who is guilty? Who is to
    blame?
    There is a monster in everyone.

  • Alice's Review: Supernatural 10.22, aka Why I Still Don't Like "The Prisoner"

    Back when “The Prisoner” aired for the first time in May, I was pretty livid.  I couldn’t believe that an hour of my time, right in the crucial part of the season, was wasted by such garbage.  After writing a scathing review, consensus among the WFB editorial team was that it wouldn’t be published.  After all, we gotta watch that negativity in this politically correct age of “Supernatural” fandom! Oh, I’m kidding, it was just too harsh, even for me.  I needed some time for objectivity.  

    I re-watched the episode shortly after that, just before the season finale (which I loved), and I still didn’t like it.  Then I recently re-watched the episode via my new Supernatural Season Ten Blu-Ray set.  Now that I’ve had some time to absorb what was presented and watch again with a different POV, not a damn thing has changed.   I still don’t like it.  
  • A Deeper Look at Supernatural Season Ten Dean Winchester, Part One

    Dean’s journey is Season Ten was indeed a rich one, but in a way it bothered me.  Sure, it’s a compelling story of fighting the evil within and Jensen knocked it out of the park, but for someone damned with such a dangerous curse, his path ended up being rather predictable.  The plot certainly wasn’t rocket science.  He’s a demon, then he’s cured, then he fights that monster within all season and then some tragic death sends him off the rails for the big showdown with brother Sammy.  It all seems textbook.  In this deeper look though, I hope to find some nuances that take this basic story and give Dean a few extra layers beyond the basic plot.  They’re there, but just like Sam’s plight, there are times you have to look hard.  

    Dean’s mission was to simply keep on hunting and try to do good until he went bad.  It took until episode 19 for him to openly question that plan.  How successful and/or interesting was it to watch Dean fight that inner monster?  Just like with the inconsistency of the episodes, sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t.  
  • RearView Review: Supernatural 10.19 "The Werther Project"

    THEME 

    Many struggle with thoughts of suicide born out of a well of depression/ guilt/ despair. 
    We give 
    in when we convince ourselves that the world would be better off without us.
    When one of us commits suicide, the survivors are devastated and endangered.
    Another's suicide can infect loved ones, families, and communities, 
    like a 
    plague creating the Werther Effect.* 
    There is a solution to this 
    darkness: "We're stronger together than apart." 
    Reach out 
    and "Always Keep Fighting!"**

  • Rearview Review: Supernatural 10.18 "Book of the Damned"

    THEME 

    We must be ruthless to attain our desires.

  • A Deeper Look at Supernatural Season Ten Sam Winchester, Part Two


    In part one of my "Deeper Look at Season Ten Sam Winchester", Sam was pretty driven to save Dean, but for the most part Sam was thrown into the background.  It was right around episode 17 where stuff got real.  Let's go through episodes 18-23.    

  • RearView Review: Supernatural 10.17 "Inside Man"

    Lying is always a gamble. Who can you trust?
    Who believes who when the deception and lies fly fast and furious?
    Pull a thread and watch it unravel in Wednesday's RearView Review.

  • Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections 10.15, 10.16, 10.17

    Since The WFB Rewatch schedule has had to skip two episodes to compress season 10's reruns before the season 11 premiere, this week I feature fan videos for three episodes at once: "Inside Man', "The Things They Carried" & "Paint It Black"!

  • Supernatural: The Complete Tenth Season, DVD Review

    "After Dean Winchester lost his battle with power-mad angel scribe Metatron last season, he was resurrected by the power of the First Blade and transformed into a demon, cursed with the Mark of Cain. The road to recovering wayward Dean takes brother Sam down sinister paths himself, with consequences that will shake the boys to their core. The Winchesters’ angelic comrade-in-arms Castiel must pick up the pieces in the aftermath of Metatron’s campaign to overtake Heaven. With his divine “grace” failing and rogue angels still loose, Cass faces the ticking clock of his own mortality while all-new and ages-old threats again push our heroes to their human and otherworldly limits.  At the same time, the King of Hell, Crowley, must deal with dissension within his own twisted family. Supernatural: The Complete Tenth Season will unleash your inner demon and hold you spellbound."

    I would say that sums it up pretty well, don't you think?  That's the official Warner Brothers Home Entertainment description for Supernatural Season Ten, which is due to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, September 8th.  Season Ten offered challenges for all the main characters and in the end, it was out of the frying pan and into the fire.  You know, business as usual for a set of brothers named Winchester.  The question though remains -  is the season worth it enough to get this year's DVD set?  While that could be debatable for some based on not always consistent twenty-three episodes of the season, the extras certainly make this a very worthwhile set for your collection. 
  • A Deeper Look at Supernatural Season Ten Sam Winchester, Part One

    In the past few seasons when the time has come to write my “Deeper Look” analysis for Sam, the first thing that comes to mind is how poorly his overall lack of characterization has been.  After all, Sam is one of those enigmas who internalizes so much that what he's thinking and feeling isn't drawn out by a majority of the writing team due to, hell, I really don't know why.  It's work.  I don’t have that to say about season 10 though.  I’m not saying Sam's overall development was ideal, especially in the first 16 episodes of the season, but he did some things that really draw attention to his mindset and fractured psyche.  Sam was pushed in a very dark direction and the results were both fascinating and rather disturbing.  In the end I'm very worried about what direction he's headed and where he goes from here, but he’s not beyond redemption either.   
  • Visual Review: Supernatural 10.17 "Inside Man"

    One of Supernatural'shallmarks is it's unique look. It is lucky to have some of the best directors, set designers and lighting artists in the business. The cinematography of “Inside Man” is particularly outstanding, though, so much so that it is worth spending some time focusing on its brilliance. 
  • RearView Review: Supernatural 10.15 "The Things They Carried"

     THEME

    A Slasher/Sci-fi/ horror is used as a metaphor for soldiers returning home, carrying the horror of war,
    and trying to cope while inadvertently harming those they love.
    This episode encapsulates the weight of what our soldiers "hump."

  • RearView Review: Supernatural 10.14 "The Executioner's Song"


    THEME
    If you murder a murderer who wants to be murdered are you a murderer?
    If you don't mind crawling like a cockroach, you might consider a re-watch of this
    much anticipated showdown between Dean, Cain and the Mark.
    Time for Wednesday's RearView Review. "Let's do it!" scuttle, scuttle....

  • Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections "Halt And Catch Fire"


    “The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.”
     ― Thomas S. Monson

  • The WFB Supernatural Season Ten Editor's Choice Awards, Part Two


    You didn't think I'd stop the awards with just one set, did you? I have several more categories left before I'm done picking apart the season gone by.  So enjoy, The WFB Editor Choice Awards, Part 2!

  • RearView Review: Supernatural 10.13 "Halt And Catch Fire"

    THEME 

    CHANGE FORCES CHOICES 

    A SPOOF about "Ghost in the Machine" and all horror films. Advancements 
    in technology cause corresponding FEARS that it will change us and cause us to LOSE something. 
    We fear the dependence and blind trust we invest in technology.
    It's human nature to fear change and the new.

  • Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections "About A Boy"



    "The youth is no longer a youth, but a man, when the first of his dreams is dead." William Herbert Carruth, Ghosts of Dreams

    Even if the quote for this week is serious, the fan video for the week isn't! The article for this week was easy because I've had this idea in my mind for a long time.