It's Thursday, it must be preview time!  So what's happening after last weeks cliff hanger of sorts?  Let's find out. 

First, the synopsis of episode 2.13, titled "One Good Thing".  

NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY – While Geri (Odette Annable) does her best to keep the Walker family’s collective chins up, Walker (Jared Padalecki) and Cassie (Ashley Reyes) look for any clues to help Bonham in his hour of need. Ben Hernandez Bray directed the episode directed by Brett VanderBos & Brandon Willer (#213).  Original airdate 4/7/2022. Every episode of WALKER will be available to stream on The CW App and the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. 

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What happens when you’re pushed too far? This episode explores how being pushed to your limits tests your character. It also reveals the horrible truth that sometimes cheaters do win... but that sometimes good people refuse to lose their moral center, such as …

I have so many questions….do you?

Like last time, I’m going to skip the recap and go right into what I liked, then cover what made me go, ‘Hmmmm….’

The Good Stuff

Cordell Walker on a horse. Definitely a highlight of the episode.

Have a nice mini hiatus everyone?  Your NCAA brackets totally busted?  Guess it's time to go back to new episodes of Walker!

Before I get started with the preview, there's a little good news about Walker that happened over the break.  The CW gave the show an early renewal for season three!  Not shocking considering it's the network's highest rated show, but still good news nonetheless.  Walker will be joining All-American, The Flash, Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Superman and Lois, and Kung Fu.  We offer SPN alum Robert Berens our huge congratulations on the renewal of Kung Fu.  

Okay, back to the preview.  This week's episode is titled "Common Ground".  What's it about?  Here's the synopsis courtesy of The CW:

CORDELL RIDES TO SAVE HIS FAMILY RANCH – Cordell (Jared Padalecki) reaches a breaking point with Denise (guest star Amara Zaragoza) who sets her sights on revenge and the tensions between the Walker and Davidson families finally hit a fever pitch. Charissa Sanjarernsuithikul directed the episode written by Maya Vyas (#212).  Original airdate 3/31/2022. Every episode of WALKER will be available to stream on The CW App and the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. 

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The superhero genre is definitely overcrowded.  With all the Marvel steaming spinoffs and movies, the CW superhero shows, the DC Universe and just about every streaming platform now featuring a superhero drama in some way, both hero and anti-hero, it’s hard to get settled into yet another concept involving people with super human abilities and their every day struggles.  At least that’s what I thought when Doom Patrol premiered back in 2019.  Great writing and production team, an intriguing mix of actors, but another hero show?  How good can it be?

Now that I’ve taken the plunge and binge watched on my HBO Max subscription, it’s insanely good.  So here I am again, 15 years after I found a little show called Supernatural by accident in it’s third season, wondering why haven’t I heard much about this show before now!  It’s a must see. 

I do have a bias though, but that was only enough to get me started watching.  This show is produced by a favorite writer/producer of mine, Jeremy Carver.  Even though it’s created by someone I deeply respect and have gotten to know a little over the years, I still had unfinished business with that other show preventing me from jumping into something new.  Now I just feel dumb that I waited this long. 

Whenever you think of Supernatural, certain moments probably stand out in your mind. These predominant memories are likely a mixture of your favorite character's defining moments, the myth arc's pivotal scenes, and the most emotional climaxes of the series' 15 year story. Search the film reel that runs through your mind, though. I bet some of your favorite scenes also include surprise or momentous entrances of key characters. These are the scenes that hit you in the chest, making you gasp and sit on the edge of your seat so you don't miss a single second of a turning point you sense will change everything. 

Which entrances were most impactful to you when you first watched Supernatural? Jot down your list then I invite you to reminisce with me as I present the character entrances I believe help make Supernatural the epic drama we all know it to be. 

So, I watched “What’s Up Tiger Mommy?” for the first time since it aired in season 8.  Now I know why I didn’t watch this again.  What a freaking mess.  The bad title ended up being the least of the issues.  Remember how the season premiere, ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin” felt very disjointed?  This episode was just plain disorganized and random.  The pacing was dreadful, the story didn’t mesh the cast of scheming characters well and the rudimentary plotting ultimately set back Sam and Dean several seasons, not to mention the show in general. 

You know at the beginning of “Yellow Fever” when we find Dean running away from a tiny dog, and we wonder how the heck we got to this place? What would make Dean flee, terrified of a purse puppy wearing a tiny pink bow?! How could this be happening?? That is how I felt after the final episode of Supernatural aired. I could not believe that online friends were turning on each other and blaming the writers of the show for ruining any positive feelings fans might have once had for Supernatural. How did we, as a devoted fandom, get to that place? Well, after a ton of research in a little-known field of psychology, I have developed a theory on why it happened…and if you have a few minutes, I will try and make this as painless (and jargon free) as possible.

"Boundaries" was well-named, as the characters dealt a lot with personal, professional, and tangible lines. Plenty of action and surprises, and some interesting changes for several characters.

I have a lot of opinions, so this week I’m going to skip the recap to keep the length down, and go straight to reactions. If you need a refresher on what happened, the other reviewers do a great job covering the play-by-play.

Let’s start with the parts I liked, and then get into the things that gave me pause.