Castiel is back! Or so it would seem. This week’s episode of Supernatural was all about a lighter side, with Cas’ return, Jack’s eager dive into the hunt and Dean’s new attitude it was all looking good – at least for a little while. “Tombstone” certainly had a lot of packed into the 42 minutes of screen time this week, but where did it leave us at the end of the day?

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.

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”

Written by Wednesday 

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

What we know about Episode 6 of Season 13 for Supernatural.

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.

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.

 
When I started the Winchester Family Business in October 2008, it had come to be because I suddenly decided to build a website after losing my job.  I built the site on a basic stock blogging template from a low cost hosting provider.  The site was blue and white and had no images, graphics, or any type of layout at all.  It was a simple blog format with me as the only writer sharing my opinions about a show that I had fallen in love with a year earlier and started blogging about at Blogcritics.  The idea of the site of simple, to stretch my love of 'Supernatural" further and to do more than write simple reviews for another site.  I wanted to create a unique fan experience.  Here it is nine years later and I couldn't have possibly imagined back then how much this site would evolve.  Heck, I couldn't possibly have imagined that "Supernatural" would still be on the air!  Odds have certainly been defied in many ways.
 
Today marks yet another new step in the history of the Winchester Family Business.  This is the sixth site redesign I've done since I started the site.  Most of the changes have been done out of need to keep up with the constantly changing web technology.  There are so many issues and complications I face now with site security, spam, and site speed/performance that I never faced when I first started the site.  Our current redesign was necessary because of our outdated web site platform (too slow and clunky) and the need to keep up with the times from a user experience perspective.  With the majority of our views happening on phones and tablets now, we needed something that could run better on multiple devices while giving the same user experience.  This latest design makes that all possible.  
 
So what is new?  Here is a list of the new features incorporated into this design: