Welcome back to another year of Supernatural “Threads”! Each week, “Threads” examines the words spoken by the characters in our favorite drama to understand deeper meanings and uncover underlying themes in the complex saga of Sam and Dean Winchester. Some “threads” are obvious and some span several years, but others are subtle, hidden in dialog that would otherwise be overlooked. I remain as spoiler free as possible and share with you my first impressions of each episode so we take the journey of discovery together as we unravel Supernatural’s secrets!
The Morning After
First I have to shout as loudly as possible: That was absolutely AWESOME!! Supernatural’s season 13 premiere “Lost and Found” was the best of what Supernatural can be. My heart is still bursting with joy at being reunited with the emotionally vulnerable, breathless storytelling that captured my loyalty many, many years ago. While the title “Lost and Found” obviously refers to the void faced by the story’s characters, I can’t help but believe it also refers to finding the emotional connection that was lost in so many of Supernatural’s episodes in recent seasons. For me, Supernatural found its center again, the emotional depth that embraces and envelops, tying me irrevocably to Sam and Dean Winchester. Superb acting conveyed the raw emotion of grief so fresh and deep the mind cannot yet process what has happened; and the terror of being thrust into a dangerous world, completely alone, without the loving guidance or protection you were promised.