Here we have the spin-off premise and lo and behold, a girl dies. Welcome back, Supernatural, last week’s episode lured me into a false sense of gender security.
So this week we meet Ennis, the intrepid and youthful Chicago cop whose girlfriend gets ganked in the first five minutes of the show. Girls dying always set up the drama, you know. Also one of the monster family members gets killed as well – Sal. We find out there are mobster monster families at war in the city of Chicago and that the local PD is on their payroll, or at least some of them are.
The plot revolves around Ennis trying to find out who killed his girlfriend, or fiancée for a few seconds, and he apparently had a dad who was a hunter with silver bullets. We meet the werewolf family and the shifter family – they are the ones butting heads. Sam and Dean show up intermittently to show that we are in the Supernatural universe and help to track down the monster killing the other monsters.
We learn through exposition that the shifter family has a dying dad and a really really beautiful but evil sister-leader. David, who is a mischief at first, is the brother and he returns home after Sal’s death. We find out that Julian Duval, who is the brother leader of the werefamily, has a sister also – Violet. Violet and David were apparently in love and still are. Violet gets snatched by monster killer. Dean and Sam meet David, the shifter, and convince Ennis that sometimes you have to “work with the bad guys to get to the worse guys.”
The guys follow clues to an abandoned warehouse and it turns out that the monster is a human, who has an eerie John Winchester like wall in his basement where he tortures Violet. David gets caught and is hung up next to her while Sam, Dean, and Ennis try to find them. After seeing the human try to kill her beloved, we see Violet wolf out and escape to tear the human apart, but David stops her. Ennis goes in for the kill instead.
The episode ends with a flashback that shows us that Sal told Violet to give David up. They were going to run away together. This sets up the Romeo/Juliet plot of the perhaps series to come. Sam and Dean take Ennis back to his rundown apartment and are ready to stay and help clean up the monster issue (that apparently no other hunter knew about). Dean gets a call from Castiel with a lead on Metatron, so the boys have to leave. Episode ends with a Ennis voiceover swearing that he’ll pick up the fight, and as he stares at the wall of monster news, the phone rings and his father’s voice warns him not to begin hunting.
Not a lot of thoughts this week. It was a set-up for another series if it gets picked up. I’m not particularly thrilled with the change in shifter lore or in the premise but I have a feeling that I’m not the intended audience. I wish Dabb and company luck.
I wonder what the lead on Metatron will lead us to?
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