As always, excuse the nitpicks – this is harder than it looks. Also, on review I owe a Hit since Part One was a bit off kilter and off by one hit.
Here we go….
Hit: Lucifer’s seduction of Sam
Lucifer has a simple, matter of fact way about him that despite the complete, utter evil he exudes – has some charm about it.
Miss: Pestilence’s …. Aesthetic
Matt Frewer is brilliant no doubt, but as far as signs of the apocalypse go – this was my least favourite and the most disgusting.
Hit: Heavenly Memories
Dean wuvs Hugs – and now we know why pie is so important. If you didn’t at least sniffle when he comforted Mary in this moment, your hearts is stone cold.
Miss: Death of Ellen and Jo
Really – was it necessary to take both of them? Alright, this might be a nitpick and it was a poignant death, I grant you. But still….
Hit: “Angels are watching over you.”
The Song Remains the Same was excellent – John and Mary meeting their future children, fighting angels, learning about the apocalypse and then being mind-wiped about everything only to have the famous line from the early series come back in a now totally new and twisted way is unquestionably a hit.
Miss: Bound Bobby
This comes down to timing, more than anything else and I suppose warrants a nitpick alert. The plot device of Bobby in a wheelchair could have been much better used somewhere else and it seemed odd to use it here, to keep him largely out of the final battle. Particularly when the method of returning Bobby's mobility was so... meh ultimately. Not to undermine what he did, but was it that big a shock? Or the deciet that came later? No.
Hit: The Impala Saves the Day
Baby got to play a key role in stopping the apocalypse – only on Supernatural.
Poorly used powerful character never spoken of or referenced again by good guys or bad guys. Let’s play find-the-purpose with Jesse Turner.
Hit: Death Rings In
Death is an amazing character, but in this case having him agree to give his ring to Sam and Dean (over pizza!) because Lucifer is akin to a spoilt child and pissing Death off was a great way to solve a big problem of killing Death. Not to mention his kick-ass entrance.
Miss: Beware the Zombies
*nitpick alert* Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid was luke-warm use of zombies in a hot season – it could have been better placed and much better used somewhere else in the overall plot (but this is minor)
Hit: " 'Allo Boys."
Crowley makes his fabulous entry to the Supernatural world, bringing caustic wit and effervescent charm that will eventually land him a recurrent role and the throne of Hell. Welcome addition if ever there was.
So there you have it - the rest of the season five Hits & Misses. What do we think? Season five is pretty tricky to pick apart, given it was for the most part, tightly written, beautifully acted and overall a wonderful delivery of a great storyline. Sound off below on your hits (and misses) for the season!