Supernatural Season 12

  • TV Fanatic Roundtable: Supernatural 12.20 - "Twigs & Twines & Tasha Banes"

    Apologies, but the total **** storm generated by 12.21 made me forget to put up the link for the TV Fanatic Roundtable 12.20.  
    Overall, we all were pretty close on this one. Myself, Nightsky, and Christine Laskodi and Sean McKenna of TV Fanatic had a lot of the same views.  Overall the vibe was positive about this one, and we all even agreed on one question.  I will brag a little, one of my predictions (see Winchester, Mary) came true this week.  So I'm considering myself a bit of a prophet!  Except, I'm actually pissed I was right.  What a terrible plot twist!  The link to the roundtable is below:
    Here's Sean McKenna's review.  He gave it a 4.5 out of 5.0.  Very impressed!
  • Let's Speculate: Supernatural 12.21 "There's Something About Mary"


    This episode, written by Ross-Leming and Buckner, is titled “There’s Something About Mary.” The episode begins with Eileen running through the woods being chased by a hellhound. The hellhound kills her and we see Ketch use a whistle to call the hound and then he feeds him.

  • Wednesday’s Watching Supernatural 12.20 “Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes”

    That was Scary! Craftily Entwined Resurrections and Reveals.

  • Alice's Review: Supernatural 12.20 - "Twigs and Twine and Tasha Barnes" aka Wonder Twins Power Activate!

    Episode 20 in this show has always been a bit of an odd duck.  It’s meant to be the warmup to the big climax that is coming.  There have been huge classics like last season’s “Don’t Call Me Shurley” or what I call a true masterpiece of the series, season six’s “The Man Who Would Be King.”   Then there’s the quirky fun episodes like “The Girl With the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo,” and “Pac-Man Fever.”  There’s also the fandom dividing episodes like “The Rapture” and “Angel Heart.”  Don’t forget the total disaster too, aka season nine’s “Bloodlines.”  
  • Thoughts on Supernatural 12.20: Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes

    Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes had all the perfect ingredients and knew exactly how to blend them in the perfect storm of an episode. Excitement, emotion, drama, cliffhangers and action, 12.20 delivered a quick-moving storyline and left this audience member surprised to see the forty-two minutes were gone already, exceedingly pleased with how it had played out. So, what were we served and where exactly does that leave us heading for the soon-to-be served finale?
  • Threads: Supernatural 12.20 "Twigs and Twine and Tasha Banes"

    The Morning After

    Well that was a depressing, nobody wins episode! Supernatural’s “Twigs and Twine and Tasha Banes” (“Tasha”) brought back twin hunters Alicia and Max Banes, who I have loved since their introduction in “Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox” (what’s with these LONG episode names??). I eagerly awaited their return, hoping for many years of double date hunting partnerships alongside the Winchesters brothers.

  • Let's Speculate: Supernatural 12.20 "Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes"

    This episode, written by Steven Yockey and directed by Richard Speight Jr., is titled “Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes”

  • Thoughts on Supernatural 12.19: "The Future"

    Whoa! That was quite the unexpected episode in some of the best ways.The Futurewas all about addressing the present, answering some of the dangling question marks, the curious plot threads and the teaser pieces that have been dragging on for several weeks with no satisfaction, in some cases way, way too long. In particular, this was about finally answering one question in particular: where the Hell did Castiel disappear to? Despite a somewhat lackluster response to the latter, the rest was handled with renewed energy, introduced freshness to a stale notion and took things in a brand new direction: finally!

  • Wednesday’s Watching Supernatural’s 12.19 “The Future”

    The Script

    “Winging it” With Angelic Direction.

  • Alice's Review: Supernatural 12.19 - "The Future"

    Huh, that was interesting.  That’s good “interesting.”  I can’t explain how or why, but I thought this was a well done hour.  I’ve been really missing Castiel and I’ve been skeptical about this whole Luci baby drama.  I like this turn.  Is the baby good or evil?  Please let it be good.  That would be something different, wouldn’t it? 

    What I loved the most was Kelly and Castiel.  Just about all the moments that they were on screen.  There was something visually captivating about Kelly’s whole suicide in the bath tub scene, shot by first time for “Supernatural” director (and acting alum) Amanda Tapping.  It was done with style and grace, which was kind of weird considering we’re talking a bloody death in a bathtub.  I really felt for Kelly at that moment and she earned my sympathy for the entire hour. 
  • Threads: Supernatural 12.19 "The Future"

    The Morning After

    Another shocking Supernatural season 12 episode! I honestly thought “The Future” was one of the most exciting and interesting episodes of the season, an opinion which by itself is probably a shock to many members of the Supernatural family! After being whiplashed with surprises that were sometimes so close together I couldn’t process one before being stunned by the next, I was in for one more surprise – seeing diametrically opposed reactions to “The Future” on social media. The most frequent disappointment expressed was that the episode was boring and predictable. How does one show elicit such polar reactions from fans? How can some fans be elated by the ingenuity and heart of the story while others judge it to be the worst of the year? This was a textbook example of viewers looking for different qualities in their entertainment. What did I see in this show, though, and what did the writers (Robert Berens and Meredith Glynn) weave into the script?
  • Let's Speculate: Supernatural 12.19 - "The Future"

    Apologies for the delayed spec tonight.  Bookdal had a prior engagement and her fill in, aka moi, couldn’t watch until 9:30.  But yeah, this Castiel and Kelly centric story changed things up a bit, don’t you think?  Let's get to the recap.

  • TV Fanatic Roundtable: Supernatural 12.18 - "The Memory Remains"

    It's really funny how Nightsky and I seem to be on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to analyzing "Supernatural."  That's not a bad thing, that's what makes us unique and entertaining, but I always find it interesting how the roundtable format really shows those differences.  That's especially true for our roundtable for "The Memory Remains."  She and I were in agreement on a couple of points, but we were on opposite ends for the others.  Sean McKenna and Christine Laskodi of TV Fanatic had their own opinions too, giving some good variety to this particular roundtable.  

    Sean McKenna, like myself, was a real fan of this episode.  Here's his review which praises the fact that we got an actual Sam and Dean MOTW story and it was back to basics, like Sam working on the lore and Dean working on the ladies.  He finds this type of story more intriguing than the crap we have been getting with the British Men of Letters.  Once again, I'm in total agreement!  All in all, he gave this episode a 4.3 out of 5.0.  

  • Top 10 Clues to Supernatural Season 13 and Beyond

    As the Supernatural fandom eagerly awaits (and simultaneously dreads) the final chapters in season 12’s story, we have a one week break to consider what heartbreak might be in store for our heroes this year. A recent Supernatural convention participant reported that Jensen said this finale will be the hardest he and Jared have ever had to film. I don’t know about you, but my heart gets tied up in knots just thinking what that could mean!

  • Supernatural Inspiration: Leave the World Better Than You Found It

    “You know, I was thinking about what Bishop said. About... What do you think out legacy is gonna be? When we're gone, I mean, after all the stuff we've done, you think folks will remember us? You know, like, a hundred years from now?”

    Dean makes this statement at the end of “The  Memory Remains,” and it has profound meaning. We all want to be remembered. We all want to know that over time---after we're no longer here---that we'll have left something behind that people will remember us for. It's human nature. We seek to find that meaning of life and need to build up our legacies. We all want to be the one that says proudly “Kilroy Was Here.” However, no matter how much money we make, no matter how many experiences we have, no matter the prestige we earn, at some point, we will die and there will only be fleeting memories left behind.

    And so, Sam answers his question by stating, “Well, I mean... guys like us, we're not exactly the type of people they write about in history books, you know? But the people we saved, they're our legacy. And they'll remember us and then I guess... we'll eventually fade away, too. That's fine, because we left the world better than we found it, you know.”

  • Wednesday’s Watching Supernatural 12.18 “The Memory Remains”


    Dominant Nostalgia Invaded by Grim Glimmers of the Future.

  • Thoughts on Supernatural 12.18: "The Memory Remains"

    Okay, so initially, I was skeptical. I mean, that goat-headed creature in the promos was a tad low-rent compared to some of the things we’ve seen from the team atSupernatural.And I wondered if now was really the best time for the boys to be engaged in this kind of one-off hunt, given all the exciting plotlines we have dangling in the water. Well, I have never been so happy to be wrong. "The Memory Remains" was fantastic! Fresh, engaging, emotional and fun too- the perfect timing for this piece of the puzzle to be laid.

  • Alice's Review: Supernatural 12.18 - "The Memory Remains" aka "Old School"

    Whew!  What a relief.  I was really starting to think that “Supernatural” had forgotten what it was truly about.  Thank you John Bring and Phil Sgriccia for reminding everyone.
    While I'm not going to go as far as calling "The Memory Remains" a series classic or even a totally brilliant hour, it was a most welcome hour.  The last few weeks have been disconcerting so for this episode to address some of those issues itself makes it extraordinary.  Who knows, I might even watch this again someday.  There are very few episodes in this season where I can say that.  
  • Outtake from Supernatural Episosde 12.18

    The people from Shaving People, Punting things have done it again.
  • TV Fanatic Roundtable: Supernatural 12.17 - "The British Invasion"

    At this week's TV Fanatic Roundtable, the good news is our group, myself, Nightsky and Christine Laskodi and Sean McKenna of TV Fanatic were unified in our thoughts on this episode.  The bad news, we all thought that "The British Invasion" was a real stinker.  You can read all our thoughts on the matter here:
    Here's Sean McKenna's review.  The episode only earned a 2.4 out of 5.0 and I think he was being generous!