Supernatural Season 12

  • Alice's Review: Supernatural 12.11 - "Regarding Dean" aka The Post-It Note Review

     
    We’ve had several great and introspective reviews this week on this site, digging into the deep layers that this great script offered.  Trust me when I say, layers have been noticeably absent this season in most scripts so I’m clinging onto this gift like glue.  But me digging into those layers would pretty much end up repeating what’s already been said in the last few days.  In the vein of the episode, I’m going to focus more on the superficial stuff.  Call this my “post-it note” review.  You know, random thoughts focusing on the small little touches that made this episode extraordinary.  Why? Because dammit, I’ve been dying for some sort of fun this season and this is the best chance I’ve gotten so far.  Most episodes have just left me cold instead of the giant smile that was on my face Thursday night.  
     
  • Far Away Eyes' Deeper Look Supernatural 12.11 "Regarding Dean"

    One of my fondest memories has to be the Halloween Blizzard of 1991. Any Minnesotan old enough to remember knows what I'm talking about. I was nine---and determined that I would trick or treat despite the knee-high snow and winds. My friends and I crawled over and through drifts---and one of my friends decided they would be a cheerleader that year, no matter what the weather. It was wild, fun, and something that makes me smile to this day. Other fond memories can be triggered just by a scent. Anything that smells like the Minnesota Renaissance Festival takes me to that beloved place in a heartbeat. It makes me think of the shows I've seen, the shops I've visited, and the atmosphere of the Festival all at once. Other memories aren't so good---times I've seen my parents in the hospital or had to say goodbye to a beloved pet. And yet, each experience makes me me. Each experience puts another page into my own history---shaping who I am now and who I will be in the future.

  • Thoughts on Supernatural 12.11: "Regarding Dean"

    Memory loss and new beginnings. Power – good, bad and everything else. Who are the Winchesters? This was all fun, intriguing and just enough emotion without being wholly overwhelming. This week,Supernaturaloffered witches without benefit of the usual guts and gore and instead we were privy to a more psychological dramedy. And for the most part? It worked.

  • Threads: Supernatural 12.11 "Regarding Dean"

    The Morning After

    Emotional masterpiece. Totally wrecked me. Blown away. These were the types of reactions expressed by viewers after seeing Meredith Glynn’s “Remembering Dean”.  It was a very emotional hour for most of the Supernatural family. Fans were left in puddles of empathy after witnessing Dean and Sam’s pain - Dean from losing himself to the ravages of a fading existence, and Sam from losing his brother one memory at a time. The power of the episode was once again due to the unbelievable performances of Jensen and Jared.

  • Let's Speculate: Supernatural 12.11 "Regarding Dean"

    This week’s episode, “Regarding Dean,” was written by Meredith Glynn. The episode’s teaser focuses on the Winchester’s history with witches and it begins with Dean chasing a guy through the forest, an injured guy who is on the phone with someone. The guy tells the person on the phone to go. When Dean catches up to him, the guy is leaning against a tree. A sigil lights up the tree and the guy knocks Dean back.

    Dean wakes up the next morning with a bunny nibbling next to him.

  • TV Fanatic Supernatural Round Table: 12.10 - "Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets"

    This week, your friendly neighborhood "Supernatural" pundits over at TV Fanatic took on some new angel lore and a story of Castiel!  Were we happy?  Pretty much.  Are we excited about the possibilities this raises?  Well, I'm not sure excited is the right word.  More like skeptical, but there were some statements tinged with hope.  Personally I'm clinging onto hope that Sam and Dean become pseudo uncles to Lucifer's offspring just because I'd like to see their maternal side.  Yeah, I was really spitballing, but hey, it makes for great fan fiction, no?  Anyway, you can check out the entire discussion right here:
     
     
    Here's Sean McKenna's review of the episode too.  He was rather pleased with the episode, although he agreed with me that the first half was a crashing bore.  But yes, it took off from there: 
     
  • Wednesday’s Watching Supernatural’s 12.10 “Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets”

     

    A complex Cas-centric concoction containing considered canon and clever continuity. 

     

  • 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.

  • Alice's Review: Supernatural 12.10 - "Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets"

    I’ll admit, I had some low expectations going into this episode.  I was actually happy to see that we would be getting something Castiel centric because we don’t get enough Castiel stories given his role in this show.  There is certainly a lot of untapped potential in his background.  “Lily Sundar Has Some Regrets” was an ideal backstory to bring light to Castiel’s current dilemma, one that I don’t think has been effectively put into perspective until now.  At the same time though, this wasn’t exactly a fast paced installment and some other errors prevented it from being a great hour.  
  • 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?

  • 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

  • Wednesday’s Inspired Recipes: Supernatural 12.05 “The One..."

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    Supernatural 12.05 “The 1 You Have Been Waiting 4”

  • Wednesday’s Inspired Recipes from Supernatural’s 12.04 “American Nightmare”

    Hiatus cheers for Supernatural Connoisseurs! Fuel for your thoughts!