Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” season 14 episode 1 season premiere: “What Do You Want?”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 14 episode 1 season premiere, the wait is finally over and we get to catch up with the Winchester brothers.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  A lot happened last season, but to quickly catch you up, Michael is currently residing in Dean’s body, Jack has lost his powers, Lucifer is dead, and Bobby is alive.  Well it’s not our Bobby, it’s a Bobby from another dimension, but you get the idea.  In last night’s season premiere, “Stranger in a Strange Land,” we learn that Michael is travelling all over the world to find out what holy men want.  Meanwhile, Jack is trying to adjust to life without his powers, Sam and Castiel are trying everything to track down Dean, and Lucifer’s vessel, Nick, is still alive.  My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 14 episode 1 season premiere are:

5

“The other one.  The better one.”

In the beginning of the episode, we catch up with Dean, or rather Michael, who is still sporting his Newsboy cap with style.  We learn that Dean/Michael has been travelling all over the world and has been speaking to holy men, asking them what they want.  Dean/Michael interrupts a man who is praying to Allah and asks him what he wants, but quickly breaks down the facade and shows him what a hypocrite he has been.  Dean/Michael explains that, “you’re lost and not worth saving.”  Michael is looking for a better world, but what extreme measures will he take to create it?

4

“I don’t understand how Lucifer could die and I could live.”

I’m not really sure either Nick, but I am excited to still have Mark Pellegrino on the show.  Seriously he’s the best.  Sam explains that he is not too sure either, but tries to see if Nick has held on to any important information that could help him track down his brother.  While Nick doesn’t seem too useful just yet, you have to wonder if Lucifer will somehow come back from the dead and raise hell.  I mean it’s not the first time he has done this.

3

“It ain’t how hard you hit, it’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”

Good advice parallel world Bobby.  Jack hilariously asks him if that was Ghandi and it’s great to see that Jack hasn’t lost his unintentional humor along with his grace.  Jack has been trying to adjust to life without his powers, but it is a lot for him.  Jack desperately wants to help his friends and family and Bobby is a good mentor for him.  Bobby has been trying to train him on fighting, but Jack still has a lot to learn.  I’m confident that he will find his place sooner or later, especially since we know his heart is in the right place.

2

“There will be no new king of hell.  Not today.  Not ever.”

Sam is not messing around, as his number one priority is to find his brother.  Castiel consorts with a demon, trying literally everything to find his good friend.  The demon even jokes to Castiel, “I thought you two were joined at the everything.”  The demon holds Castiel hostage and gives Sam a call, who arrives with plenty of backup.  The demon explains that “hell is in a bit of a pickle” and he wants to make a deal with Sam.  Demons do love their fair share of deals.  Well they aren’t really fair about it, but they definitely know how to stick to a contract for sure.  The demon tells Sam that he wants the “Crowley deal” and Sam had me cheering out loud when he says, “But you’re no Crowley.”  No this demon is definitely nowhere near the level of our old frenemy, Crowley.  The threat is eliminated and Sam tells the other demons that there will be no new king of hell and that anyone who thinks otherwise will need to go through him directly.  While I appreciate Sam’s words, it got me thinking about a new potential king of hell.  We know that the demons are not going to just sit by because a Winchester told them to.  So many other characters have come back from the dead.  Is it possible that we may see Crowley again?  Fingers crossed!

1

“You got me.  You have all of us.  You have your family and we are going to find Dean and beat Michael…because that’s what we do.”

I have to admit that I have missed the Supernatural  pep talks quite a lot.  Jack is feeling defeated after he merely just got punched in the face and Castiel hilariously points out that pretty much everyone got punched in the face.  Jack is feeling useless and doesn’t know how to help.  Castiel reminds him that his grace will restore itself eventually, but that he has him in the meantime and his entire family, which is a touching moment.  Castiel, Sam, and Dean have been like fathers to Jack and they have all been influencing him and helping him discover who he is along the way.  I’m looking forward to seeing Jack’s character develop even further and I have a feeling that he will make a difference in the world without his grace.  At the end of the episode, Sam receives a call from Sister Jo and she tells him that they have a problem, revealing that she received a visit from Dean/Michael earlier.  Dean/Michael visits with a vampire and recognizes that this creature knows exactly what it wants.  Is Michael about to form an alliance with vampires?  We’ll have to stay tuned, but I’m not sure that Michael has the best intentions for his “better world.”

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Supernatural in the comments section below.  Happy viewing!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” season 13 episode 14: “Whatever it Takes”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 13 episode 14 last night, I am left pondering the quote:  “war does not determine who is right—only who is left.”  It seems that Castiel is more than ready for war, but are the Winchester brothers prepared to make the sacrifices needed to bring about the greater good?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Good Intentions,” Jack and Mary run into an old friend who helps save the day and Castiel explores his own purpose for returning to earth.  Meanwhile, Sam and Dean try to make a decision based on their moral compasses, while Donatello goes completely mad from the raw energy of the demon tablet.  My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 13 episode 14 are:

5

“Dude if bacon’s what kills me…then I win.”

Sam and Dean are not about to give up on getting Jack and Mary back safely while defeating Lucifer in the process.  Sounds like a tall order for sure, but it looks like the prophet, Donatello may be able to help decipher the demon tablet.  Unfortunately, Donatello goes completely mad in the process, hearing voices as he is overwhelmed by the text.  It’s up to Sam and Dean to help pick up the pieces, but not before Dean enjoys his favorite breakfast food.

4

“They are equally pretty.”

When Dean tags along with Castiel to summon the ancient warriors they need the hearts of, it seems like an easy enough task.  However, Dean is not convinced that Castiel got all the words in the summoning spell correct when no one initially appears to fight them to the death.  Castiel comically reminds Dean that “I don’t get words wrong,” as the two warriors appear to fight Dean and Castiel.  While Dean is distracted by their “loincloths,” Castiel tries to get him to take this seriously.  After all, they are using weapons forged from God…or touched by God that is.  The two warriors begin arguing in their native language over which one to kill first and have an interesting dilemma on their hands.  One of them suggests killing the pretty one first, but they come to the conclusion that Dean and Castiel are “equally pretty.”  While this distraction gets the two warriors killed off seamlessly by Dean, they do not have hearts, which doesn’t get Castiel and Dean any closer to finding an ingredient to open up the gate.

3

Bobby is back!

Well Bobby from another world is back…but still fans are always excited to see the return of one of our favorite hunters.  When Jack and Mary are fleeing from the angels, Bobby pops up with perfect timing to lead them to safety.  He reveals that he knew his own version of Mary Campbell and that she saved his life on more than one occasion.  Mary realizes that this other Mary never made the deal with the demon that helped protect her sons, leaving her alone and heart-broken.  It doesn’t seem like either choice was the right one, but a world without Sam and Dean Winchester is not a world we want to live in.  Bobby becomes paranoid when he discovers that Jack is half-angel, looking out for the best interest of the people he is protecting, but Mary tries to get him to see reason, understanding that Jack is the key to returning to her world safely.  While it’s unlikely Bobby will return to Sam and Dean’s world, it’s good to know that a familiar face is looking out for their family.

2

Jack’s powers are advancing.

In the beginning of the episode, the angel, Zachariah is playing mind games with Jack, desperately trying to trick him onto their side.  Jack proves to be stronger than they anticipated, however; as fear is unable to break him.  When Zachariah tries to show him the flaw in humanity and how they are responsible for the destruction of the earth, Jack sees through this despite only being alive for 6 months.  He recognizes that none of this is real and tells Mary that he will protect her no matter what.  Even though Mary is willing to sacrifice her life for the cause, Jack proves to be more powerful than anyone thought possible.  When Mary is attacked, Jack channels his powers and is able to destroy an angel.  It seems like he is the key to stopping Michael’s army and getting Mary home safely, but will he be able to stop his father, Lucifer?  Time will tell.

1

“Whatever it Takes.”

Castiel contemplates his purpose and why he returned to earth and realizes it is to stop the pending war that is coming.  Castiel understands that he needs to do what’s necessary in times of war and tries to explain this to Sam and Dean who do not want him to put Donatello out of his misery.  Castiel taps into his mind to get the spell he needs, leaving Donatello brain-dead to the disbelief of the Winchester brothers.  He explains that he is doing what a soldier would in a time of war and tells them that “some people just can’t be saved.”  While Castiel is taking extreme measures, his methods do lead to us finding out the 4 ingredients needed to stop Lucifer and to bring Jack and Mary back to their world.  The four ingredients are:  “Grace of an archangel, a fruit from the tree of life, the Seal of Solomon, and blood from a most holy man.”  While we know that Gabriel is the archangel, how will they obtain the other three ingredients?  What other sacrifices will need to be made for the greater good?  While Castiel is clearly on board to do whatever it takes to win, will Sam and Dean be able to overcome their own doubts to do what’s necessary?

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Supernatural  below.  Happy viewing and happy belated 40th birthday to Jensen Ackles!  We love you Dean Winchester! 🙂

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

“Supernatural” Lucky season 13: How has the longest running show on the CW lasted?

Can a television series air for 13 seasons and still bring in viewers without becoming stale?  The CW’s Supernatural series is currently on lucky or perhaps unlucky season 13 and it begs the question, how has this show lasted so long?  A few thoughts come to mind as I myself am a long-time fan of the show.  For starters, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are believable as brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester and have an undeniable bond.  Viewers connect and empathize with them as you find yourself on the edge of your couch clutching your popcorn, wondering if one of these challenges along the way will ultimately separate the brothers forever.  That being said, they have survived hell, purgatory, and whatever else has been thrown their way while still keeping a sense of humor through it all.  Is the brotherly bond enough to keep the Supernatural series from becoming tiresome, however?

 

For me, it also comes down to the clever way that the writers integrate episodes that some critics may refer to as fluff.  Episodes like season 4’s “Yellow Fever,” where the opening scene reveals Dean running for his life from an adorable Yorkie or season 9’s “Thinman,” which has a creepy vibe brewing until you find out that it involves fan favorites, the Ghostfacers, are brilliant.  Throughout the serious plot twists or the enemies that come their way, whether it involves angels or demons, this can sometimes wear on you as a viewer.  Incorporating episodes where Sam and Dean are just merely going out on hunter adventures keeps it exciting and fresh, while giving true fans that sense of nostalgia that hooked them onto the show in the first place.  It’s the reason why shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Charmed which were also favorites of mine, did not have as long as a run as Supernatural.  These shows eventually ran their course, while Supernatural keeps going strong.   It follows the main plot for the season while strategically sprinkling in fun and lighter episodes that remind you why you keep coming back for more.

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl