I’ve got another review for y’all today. As per the title, yes I will be talking about the new season of Supernatural. Ok, so I’ll probably be a week behind, but that’s only because I can only watch it the day after the series is released – since I live in the UK.
Anyway, so this review is about the newest (well, almost newest) episode, Keep Calm and Carry On (very funny Singer, very funny!), but first, let’s give you a little background to the series.
What is Supernatural about?
The series started out as two brothers, Sam (Jared Padelecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) looking for their father, while they travel all around the United States. Now as you can see, there are 12 seasons, so they obviously find their father, and when they do (and after) the two brothers end up following in their father’s footsteps, hunting down monsters and killing them. Of course all mayhem ensues and very major events take place later in the series, which is why we are now where we are.
Seriously? No Spoilers?
Yes, no spoilers, if you like bad boys kicking a** and taking names, then I highly recommend you all to watch the show!
Fine, What’s the Episode About?
Alright, so this episode, Keep Calm and Carry On, takes place after the last major event in the series, and for some reason Dean bumps into his mother, Mary (Samantha Smith). Now, this is a really important fact, you see not even five minutes into the first episode of the very first series, Mary dies. That’s a well-known fact in the Supernatural fandom, so don’t get confused.
Not only does she come back from the dead, but Sam is now missing. At the very end of the last season, Sam is confronted by the British (not English – as is pointed out in the episode) “branch” of the Men of Letters and is dragged off (literally) to who knows where, and now Dean has to find him.
Alright, so that’s pretty much it, in terms of explaining what’s going on. I think the only way you guys know what’s going on, you’ll have to watch it. So, now back to the review…
In all honesty, I fangirl so hard when it comes to Supernatural, because come on! Look at them!
Anyway, I really enjoyed this episode. I know it’s meant to be a “horror” and a thriller, but after watching 12 season, you learn to get past all that and just laugh at Sam and Dean’s antics, and that’s exactly what I did.
I mean, there was one point in the episode where Mary says hello to Baby (the Impala, just to be clear) and Dean is oblivious to the fact that she’s talking to the car…basically this is what happens:
Mary: Hello sweetheart, did you miss me?
*Stands and awkwardly moves towards the driver’s seat*
You see what I mean?
Back to the Review
Ok, so I have to be unbiased for this, and yes there were a few flaws I noticed. One, was Dean’s brusque way telling his mom to “stay here”, as if he didn’t already know she could take care of herself. She’s not some damsel in distress! She’s your mother and she was a hunter (before she died…the first time)! I think Mary Winchester can take care of herself, thank you very much!
The second qualm I had about the episode was when Mary pointed out the obvious about blood on the floor of the bunker, “That’s blood…” No, is it? I thought it was ketchup. To be honest, the script wasn’t that great when it came to the serious part, at this point. I guess they didn’t have the inspiration for the scene and had to come up with something, just because.
The third problem I had was the heartless b**ch that worked for the blonde woman, who represented the British Men of Letters. She had no character whatsoever. The only thing she was good at was distracting Castiel/Cas (Misha Collins) and Dean from the real problem: looking for Sam, but I guess if it weren’t for her, Mary wouldn’t have got back in the game of killing…although it wasn’t technically a monster.
So yeah, and although there are some other issues (*cough cough* Sam’s hallucinations *cough cough*) I did love the episode nonetheless. I loved the new dynamics between Dean and his mother. I know there’s definitely going to be some tension there, no doubt, but it’s something new, and that’s something I can’t wait to see!
I like the way Sam shows his stubbornness. In all the other seasons of the series, Sam appears to be the empathetic one, and sort of the “weaker” one, but in this episode you can see just how stubborn and mulish as his brother he can be. Thank you Dean for raising little Sammy! He wouldn’t be the perfect nerd for us fangirls!
Finally, I really liked the way Dean threatened the British Men of Letters b**ch. It felt like the old Dean was back. For so long we’ve seen him go through a lot of emotionally trying trials, and even break down to the point where it seems impossible to get back on their feet, but they eventually do, and seeing him go back to the time where all of that didn’t happen, it was actually a breath of fresh air!
All in all, I loved this show, and although I didn’t cry, like Mary did when she was told everything that had happened, I am now crying because I can’t wait for the next episode!
Well that’s it from me for now, I’ll be back next week with another review! This time, I’ll be reviewing a place, instead of a film! I’ve only ever been there twice, and because I promised, I will be giving them my best review!
So what do you think? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll see you all soon!
This is Feather, signing out!