Hit: Krissy: Take II
As it has so often before – Supernatural can do kids well. Krissy was never stupid or annoying, she was taken advantage of maybe, but she quickly realizes and rectifies. Plus, how can’t you enjoy a kid who can match Dean in the wit?
Old friend of John’s or not, Martin was just unlikeable. Clearly he operated under the black and white hunter code that others like Gordon have used and wasn’t interested in souls, innocence or otherwise – just the human status of his kill. The problem with Martin was I found nothing empathetic, redeemable or otherwise likeable in the character whatsoever. Even villains have something, some spark, that makes them good bad guys – Martin was just irritating in the end.
Abaddon was just fun – hard to kill, enjoyed her evil-doer ways and didn’t hide her endgame as she went about the slaughtering. Lots of fun and it made the ultimate slaying that much better.
Miss: Taxi Cab to Hell
Sorry – this just didn’t work for me. It’s a little thing, but it was a little….huh?
Does this really need explanation? Charlie comes back, Dean is a “handmaiden” – there is the epic battle scene in the end. It’s just a great episode.
Miss: Revealing the Hound
**nitpick alert** This isn’t exactly a miss, so much as a preference. Personally, I think the hellhounds would have been better kept unseen – they were more terrifying when left to the imaginations eye. Not to say the incarnation they were given wasn’t frightening, but it wasn’t what I imagined either.
Hit: Bye, Bye, Benny
Ok, ok, don’t skewer me yet! I am not glad Benny is dead – rather, the way it was done. No fuss, no dramatic muss. It was on his own terms. In fact, having Benny struggling being back in the world and ultimately opt not to leave purgatory a second time to save Bobby and Sam? Thanks Benny.
Miss: Samandriel’s Death
Again, more a preference than anything else: I enjoyed Alfie.
Hit: Cas Mind Control
This was done well in so many ways: the opening watching Cas kill the multiple Dean’s to the end when he broke Naomi’s hold and came back to himself. The flashing between Naomi ordering Castiel to kill and Cas fighting Dean in the cave – it was intense, dramatic and emotional.