Supernatural Season 13

  • Mallena's Musings: Supernatural 13.06 "Tombstone"

    For this article, I decided to stir things up a bit.  I’m in a weird mood, so I’m doing some very strange and random musings at the end of my Supernatural review.  You’re welcome.

  • Threads: Supernatural 13.06 "Tombstone"

    The Morning After

    Supernatural episode 13.6, “Tombstone”, was a fun monster-of-the-week episode, meant to mirror the lightened mood in the bunker now that Cas is back. Dean particularly was all smiles, his inner fanboy squeeng over old west gunslingers and mementos. Is there an Old West theme park? Sam needs to take Dean there for their next vacation!

  • Let's Speculate: Supernatural 13.06 “Tombstone”

    Let's Speculate: Supernatural 13.06 “Tombstone”

    Written by Wednesday 

    Nina Lopez-Corrado directed this episode written by Davy Perez
    Original airdate 11/16/2017.

  • Supernatural Season 13 Return Date Announced

    The  CW just published the schedule for Midseason premieres.
     
    Supernatural will return Thursday January 18.
     
    Here's the entire schedule
  • Threads: Supernatural 13.05 "Advanced Thanatology"

    Four Days Later

    I can’t believe that Supernatural season 13 just keeps getting better! “Advanced Thanatology” was another superb episode, extending the run to five in a row! Steve Yockey may have produced the best episode yet this year – quite an accomplishment considering my high opinion of the prior episodes. Billie returned as Death, and in a stunning, emotional scene, Castiel returned to his family. There were no distractions of an alternate universe (which I love but still takes time away from the bros), the stupidity of Heaven or Hell (or the associated cheesy depictions therein), no Princes of Hell or ridiculously fake drama, and no spinoffs to set up. Just Sam and Dean on a hunt, having deep conversations around the Impala.  Action, emotion and heart stopping (no pun intended?) surprises. It’s like Supernatural found its center again.

    The impact of this episode came primarily from two powerful scenes – the return of Billie and her ensuing conversation with Dean, and the return of Castiel. The first encounter was prolonged, full of significant dialog, insights and foreshadowing. The second was just a few seconds long and not a single word was spoken yet it left us breathless.  I considerd solely discussing these scenes since there is so much to explore about each of them, but that would be doing a disservice to the story. The underlying hunt, with its messages of fear, death and grief, masterfully wove together threads of meaning as well. To understand this episode, we need to look at the story’s entire tapestry.

  • Thoughts on Supernatural 13.05 “Advanced Thanatology”

    This was an episode of "Supernatural" where all the elements came together and delivered. Interesting, if classic, plot-of-the-week, brothers on the road, emotion and angst and a major plot advancement/reveal for the grand scheme of the "Supernatural" world. Yes, this is the type of episode where the simple all clicks together and works.

  • Mallena's Musings: Supernatural 13.05 "Advanced Thanatology"

    The ghost is scary, Sam’s pleasing, two familiar characters have reappeared, the guest stars are memorable, and Dean’s still gloomy in the fifth episode of Supernatural.

  • Let's Speculate: Supernatural 13.05, "Advanced Thanatology"

    Tonight’s episode is all about Death!  Fun times.  Even Death and Death’s death is the “Then” segment.  Since we can’t keep Death waiting, let’s get right to the recap.  
     
    Colorado.  Two teenagers approach a house in the woods with a camcorder.  There’s a sign for an  abandoned mental health facility.  It looks like Stanley Park to me.  This looks like the ideal setup for a teen death!  They check out the place and I notice this is the same place they filmed “The Real Ghostbusters” so you know something is going to go wrong.  They find creepy masks and decided to take one, but the ghost with the drill doesn’t like that.  He manages to drill to death one of the kids and the other escapes for his life.  Roll credits!
  • Alice's Review: Supernatural 13.04 - "The Big Empty" aka, Oh the Feels!

    Oh damn show, you got me this time.  My usual tough exterior crumpled like a Kleenex after that beautiful act of catharsis.  You know, that really should have been the name of this episode.  There was quite a bit of emotional release in the end on both sides of the screen.  
     
    This week’s episode, “The Big Empty” ended up being a pleasant reminder that great and long neglected narratives can be done in a simple Monster of the Week story.  It addressed many of the shortcomings I exposed in my review of last week’s episode,  “Patience.”  For the record, I’ve been avoiding a lot of spoilers this season, so I’ve been going into these episodes with little to no expectations.  My only criteria is it should be a good story.  After “Patience” I was seething mad, after this episode I’m fanning away the tears from my face and marveling how much better I am inside after all the feels.  
  • Mallena's Musings: Supernatural 13.04 "The Big Empty"

    When this episode begins – Dean is still pretty frosty, but because Sam asks so nicely, Dean’s going to give Jack a chance.  Intriguing things are happening on Supernatural and this season’s going somewhere interesting, I’m (almost) sure.

  • Threads: Supernatural 13.04 "The Big Empty"

    The Morning After

    Another great episode!
    That’s four in a row!
    Just 19 more to go!
    I’m loving this show!

    Season 13 is delivering everything I love about Supernatural.  Feelings, conversations, reactions, apologies, confusion, revelations - all of it is pure and honest. Writer Meredith Glynn did an outstanding job with “The Big Empty”. It was heartfelt and real, with emotion, suspense and excitement, plus it advanced the season’s stories in meaningful and significant ways. I don’t know if it was Castiel’s return, Dean’s breakthrough, Sam again voicing his feelings, or Jack’s warm smiles, but this episode seemed to have a renewed energy that I haven’t sensed in a long time in Supernatural. Jared and Jensen gave excellent performances as usual, but there seemed to be more intensity in their interactions, something unusual.

  • Let's Speculate: Supernatural 13.04 "The Big Empty"

    Episode 13.04 is titled “The Big Empty” and begins with a man entering an apartment and encountering his dead wife, who stabs him in the gut, then leaves.

    In the bunker, Dean is investigating the death. Sam suggests that Jack join them on the hunt. Dean resists but Sam wins the argument. He goes to get Jack, who says no at first, and reveals that he heard the argument last week and feels that Sam is using him. Sam does admit that he wants to rescue Mary but even if that doesn’t work he still cares for Jack.

    We see Castiel in the empty, calling out.

  • WFB Preview for Supernatural Episode 13.04

    Here's what we know about episode 4 of Supernatural season 13!
  • Alice's Review - Supernatural 13.03 "Patience" aka I Could Really Use Some Right Now

    “Your gift, you try to force it down to make yourself happy, you’ll only make yourself miserable.” 
     
    The story sounds familiar doesn’t it?  “Supernatural” going into the thematic vaults to tackle the whole “accepting who you are and the gifts you have been given despite the side effects” storyline.  Will pursuing those gifts make you a freak, turn you evil or harm others in the process?  When your name is Winchester, opinions definitely vary.   They also seem to vary in ways that suit the writers rather than following any real character growth patterns.
     
    Before I go any further, yes, a review from me!  Life has been very hectic for the last several months, so much so I haven’t been watching much TV.  After letting the latest three episodes of “Supernatural” fester on my DVR, I finally sat myself down Sunday night and watched in succession “Lost and Found,” “The Rising Son,” and “Patience.”  After taking it all in, naturally, I have a few things to say.  
     
    I’m not going to spend a lot of time on “Lost and Found” or “The Rising Son.”  I really have nothing to add to what was already said about those episodes on this site.  “Lost and Found” didn’t really bring us anything new thematically, but I was definitely sucked in by Jack’s plight. It was a good evenly paced story that kicked off the season right.  Dean is off the rails and Sam isn’t ready to give up hope, which is called another day at the MOL office.   Naturally I’m siding with the latter because, without hope, this show kind of sucks.  
     
  • Thoughts on Supernatural 13.03: “Patience”

    A return to the more classic horror story-style structure with some familiar faces for a dash of nostalgic flavour,Supernatural was almost an old-school installment this week with a basic storyline, peppered with Jack’s journey and Sam’s role as a mentor. Not to mention Dean’s further descent into grief and depression via anger. A top episode? Maybe not. But certainly had some worthwhile moments. Plus, there’s that ending….

  • Mallena's Musings: Supernatural 13.03 "Patience"

    This episode won’t be in the running for a spot on my personal favorites list of Supernatural stories, but it did have one scene in particular that’s pretty darn awesome.

  • Threads: Supernatural 13.03 "Patience"

    The Morning After

    There is so much to say about Supernatural 13.3 “Patience”! Themes of death, grief, controlling power, family, friends, and teens discovering their talents and exploring how they feel about themselves in the face of conflicting input from the people in their lives, all combined to create a multi-layered, engaging story. The long overdue return of Missouri Moseley and the spectacular surprise return of Castiel added the excitement of loving reunion to the story as well. “Patience” elicited a full spectrum of emotion ranging from enraged fury, stemming from two notable issues with the episode, to emapthetic sympathy, to surprised elation. Overall "Patience" was another great season 13 episode! 

  • Let's Speculate: Supernatural 13.03 "Patience"

    Supernatural's third episode of season 13, “Patience,” opens in a house in Omaha, Nebraska. A young woman, who we later find out is Dede the psychic, is closing shop when a man comes in. She opens back up for him, thinking he needs help. He turns out to be a wraith and he kills her.

  • Threads: Supernatural 13.02 "The Rising Son"

    Four Days Later

    Following on the heels of a fabulous season 13 premiere episode, “The Rising Son” was a tense, suspenseful, thoughtful second chapter in the story of Jack, the misunderstood all-powerful-being child. Once again, Alexander Calvert’s nuanced portrayal of the most powerful creature on earth housed inside a naïve, well-intentioned 3 day, 17 hours and 42 minute old teenager gave the character an emotional depth that was engaging and edgy. Throughout the episode, I held my breath along with Sam and Dean to see if Jack's father’s or mother’s genes would rule his actions at any given moment.

  • Thoughts on Supernatural 13.02: “The Rising Son”

     
    Flair, drama and sense of fashion. Supernaturalhas a new leader in Hell and he promises to add another dash of villainy and colour to an already bubbling season. "The Rising Son" was a study of characters and plot, ebbing onward from the sadness of the premiere to introduce some of the major players of the series and give viewers a sense of the new worlds and new rules that all the Winchesters are grappling with this season. So far, so good. Or at least – intriguing.