This is the last preview for a couple of weeks, as we head into a mini hiatus! Boo! 2 weeks isn't too badâ€¦I guess... (Boo).
So where do we find ourselves before we face the remainder of the season?
Sam's doing the trials laid out by God on the tablet part 1 (fans are wondering why no-one's mentioning the other part of the tablet).
Sam's hurting, but he's keeping that under wraps.
Dean's backing Samâ€¦saying the only way they'll make it through is by hanging together. He trusts Sam. It's too important not to.
"If you say you're good, then that's it, I'm with you 100%"
Sam proceeds to cough up bloodâ€¦
So it looks like we're in for another filler, most likely. I have a feeling the back end of the season is going to be stacked!
When we get back from the mini hiatus, there'll be 7 episodes left in season 8 to get the story where they need it to go for the cliff-hanger into season 9! Scary! I'm already starting to emotionally fortify myself!
But this week, we have more gods (but tragically, I don't think any zombies). Who knows, maybe the gods will tie in to the tablet arc somehow...or give the lads some clues...or something...
Anyway, check out the synopsis....
GODS VS. ZOMBIES â€” Sam and Dean are stumped when they investigate a possible zombie case where an amnesiac man (guest star John Reardon) dies and then revives himself once a day. After the guy is attacked by the goddess Artemis (guest star Anna Von Hooft), Sam and Dean realise he's not a zombie but instead a god, more specifically, Prometheus. Steve Boyum directed the episode written by Daniel Loflin.
Here we have Dan Loflin's second going it alone episode, the last one being "Citizen Fang". Before that, he'd written 16 episodes since season 4, with his writing partner, Andrew Dabb.
Steve Boyum directed 7 episodes between season 2 and season 5. The last episode he directed was "Swan Song". Actually, I'll list his episodes because, they're good ones! "Crossroad Blues", "Dream a Little Dream of Me", "In the Beginning", "Death Takes a Holiday", "The End", "The Song Remains the Same" and "Swan Song". That's a damn fine list! More recently he's been an EP and director on Hawaii Five-0, and he's done a couple of episodes of Revolution.
"Remember the Titans" was also the title of a movie staring Denzel Washington.
Ok, before we go any further, let's do some light reading about the gods in questionâ€¦
Prometheus is a Titan. A trickster figure who, in Greek mythology, is credited with the creation of man from clay and the theft of fire for human use, an act that enabled progress and civilisation. He is known for his intelligence, and as a champion of humanity. His intellectual side was emphasised by the apparent meaning of his name, Forethinker.
To punish Prometheus for his tricks and theft Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, sentenced the Titan to eternal torment for his transgression. The immortal Prometheus was bound to a rock, where each day an eagle, the emblem of Zeus, was sent to feed on his liver, only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day. In some stories, Prometheus is freed at last by the hero Hercules.
Artemis was born as a daughter of Zeus and the mortal Leto. Artemis had a twin brother, Apollo. Apollo was the god of the Sun, whereas Artemis' cult was connected to the Moon. Artemis was born before Apollo and helped her mother give birth to her little brother.
As a child, Artemis had asked from her father Zeus to remain an eternal virgin and therefore became one of the three Virgin Goddesses in Greek mythology. Artemis had absolute sovereignty over nature and was said to bring fertility to all places that worshipped her. Usually accompanied by Nymphs and Oceanids, Artemis loved to hunt with arrows dipped in poison.
Rightâ€¦Greek mythology class is over.
So apparently Prometheus does die and get's his liver pecked at by an Eagle! Not bound to a rock though. Artemis seems to be able to shove the boys up against a wall - demon style. She's a looks pretty hot in her leather duds. I wonder if the virgin thing will come up.... (Nobody kill any virgins!). And is she after Prometheus because she's Zeus' daughter? Is the older gentleman in the suit supposed to be Zeus? And what is that sigil on the floor that he's standing in/on? Whatever it is, he steps right out of it and zaps the boys and Prometheus. Looks like a cool effect.
Interesting too...the use of the word Hell in the script and onscreen full frame graphic. Is that just a promo producer not thinking how significant that word is in this show? Especially now? Or is it in fact, significant. Can I tell you though, I hate with a passion that promo line "All Hell breaks Zeus" and I have a feeling, the whole promo is built around the producer coming up with a 'witty' line! Man, that is ham with a side of cheese. Also, once again I feel the need to point out the hideous voiceover. I'm sorry, but that and that Zeus line just make the promo look like a piss-take! Respect your content people! Having said that...on closer inspection...as in, stepping through the promo shot by shot, this episode does look like it might be neat.
Though I hope the boys don't play sidekicks to some Greek god war....
Ok, preview clip anyone?
Real life Kenny! Dean sure watches a lot of TV. So obviously, the dude has no clue he's a god . And tragically, he's not a zombie...sigh... Funny looks at the end between the boys! People must really think they're weird sometimes...a lot of the time...possibly all the time. Though I guess not as weird as a guy who dies and has his liver pecked out every day. Yikes!
I have no CHCH promo AGAIN! Gosh...no one is uploading them at the moment *frowny face*.
[insertion of Carver preview here - maybe]
So, a lot of fans were disappointed after last week's patchy episode. The writing being decidedly wonky, the subject matter being decidedly questionable. Fingers crossed Mr Loflin does a way better job. I liked "Citizen Fang" a lot - even though it was a bit of a rough one to watch in terms of where the boys were at and all that went down in that episode. It was still well written and nicely paced (as I saw it). So, I have better feelings about this episode...though as I said, I do hope the boys are not the sidekicks to some Greek god war. Gods can really be a pain in the ass in this show! Hopefully not though and hopefully there's more to the story than meets the eye and hopefully, the boys will be back to their, previous to last week, best.
Oooo and I wonder if there's any bunker in this one. I kinda missed the bunker last week! How easily I attach.
So what do you think? Any thoughts around the gods and what their inclusion at this stage might mean? If anything?
Don't forget to check out our spoiler page for more photos from this episode and a couple of recent interviews with the boys.
Ok...hit the comments! And I'll see you soon in reviewland.
Enjoy the episode!