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Mallena's Supernatural Musings: 10.05 "Fan Fiction"

Supernatural Con First Timer - Vancouver Part 3

Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections "The British Invasion”

Supernatural Bits & Pieces September 17, 2017

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Latest Supernatural News and Spoilers

Sep 21 2017

We have an extended version of the trailer!

Sep 18 2017

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hillary Burton showed off her baby bump at last night's Emmy Awards ceremony

Sep 18 2017

The actor, who once played Gordon Walker, won an Emmy last night for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Dra

Sep 17 2017

We have a copy of the EW preview for Supernatural and BTS pictures of episode 6.

Sep 13 2017

We're getting close. The CW released a short promo.

Sep 12 2017

EW just published a big spoiler for season 13. TVLine Spoilers added!

Sep 12 2017

September 13 is Supernatural Day!

Sep 08 2017

TVLine released it's fall preview and had this to say about Supernatural

Sep 06 2017

With the DVD for season 12 hitting the shelves yesterday, several oulets have posted deleted scenes

Sep 04 2017

Misha Collins made the announcement today.

Sep 01 2017

Stories continue to come out on Jensen Ackles fundraiser to help Texas after the devastation of Hurr

Aug 31 2017

The Supernatural Family's work to aid in disaster rescue and recovery efforts has even been noticed

Aug 30 2017

Buddy TV posted a new deleted scene from last season.

Aug 28 2017

Jensen and Danneel Ackles are spearheading an effort to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Aug 24 2017

We have titles for episodes through 12.

Aug 23 2017

TV Line has some spoilers for this season.

Aug 23 2017

There are a lot of Behing-The-Scenes shots from episodes 3 of Supernatural season 13!

Aug 20 2017

The cast is wishing Misha a Happy Birthday!

Aug 18 2017

Christine Kilmer's latest vlog is up and it's seems rather timely given the latest events.  In

Aug 12 2017

Spoiler TV posted the titles for the first nine episodes and episode 16

Aug 12 2017

Recently, I had to shut down the site because of horrible, negative, disrespectful fighting in our c

Aug 09 2017

We have casting news for season 13.

Jul 24 2017

Nightsky posted her video of the Kansas performance at Comic Con.

Jul 23 2017

We may be getting several of these today.

Jul 23 2017

The cast for Wayward Sisters has been announced.

Jul 23 2017

The 2017 San Diego Comic Con "Supernatural" panel was one for the ages.  A surprise concert, a

Jul 23 2017

Today was a very special panel involving one of our prominent #SPNFAMILY members, Genevieve Padaleck

Jul 22 2017

The photos from Nightsky have been coming in slowly and we are keeping an archive of everything take

Jul 22 2017

The Tick has had a big presence at Comic Con.

Jul 22 2017

EW sat down with Jared, Jensen and Misha at Comic Con.

Jul 21 2017

The Facebook Live chat with Jared, Jensen and Misha is now available.

Jul 21 2017

Catching up with Supernatural Alumni at Comic Con.

Jul 21 2017

Today was the big Timeless panel at San Diego Comic Con.  Our master Eric Kripke was there to t

Jul 20 2017

The cast will appear live tomorrow, July 21, 2017 and will be seen on the Supernatural Facebook page

Jul 20 2017

The first clip from Jared and Jensen's appearance on Conan O'Brien

Jul 20 2017

The WB has released the poster for next season.

Jul 19 2017

The Conan O'Brien show has put out a teaser for tonight's appearance.

Jul 16 2017

Mark Pellegrino is in the running for a Tean Choice Award

Jul 16 2017

We have the first spoilers from this year's TV Guide article covering Comic Con.

Jul 15 2017

Warner Brothers is having a Gift Pack Giveaway.

Jul 14 2017

We have the images on the Comic Con bags for this year's Comic Con.

Jul 12 2017

Conan O'Brien is going to Comic Con and he's going to have Jared and Jensen on his show.

Jul 12 2017

Jensen and others are posting on social media from Vancouver. No Spoilers.

Jul 12 2017

San Diego Comic Con must be just around the corner!  Each year at this time we get some awesome

Jul 08 2017

Rogue Events, the company that hosted the Asylum conventions, is going out of business.

Jun 29 2017

IMDB has posted casting for episode 13.01

Jun 29 2017

It's official, Supernatural is coming to Comic Con this year.

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Season One Hits and Misses: Part Two
 
Here is part two of the Hits and Misses of Season One. Again, these are in no particular order. Enjoy!

Hit: Teaser in the Pilot



As openings go, "Supernatural" has one of the best ones around. We begin with a happy, thriving family. Precocious four year old, charming baby brother and loving mom and dad. Of course, this picture quickly burns away, and we are left with the haunting image of mother Winchester burning on the ceiling and Sam, Dean, and their bereft father watching the house burn from the hood of the Impala. What an introduction - you know this show is going to rock. 

Miss: Why did Dean come to Stanford?



This is more of a missed opportunity, I suppose, than an actual swing and a miss. I've always wondered what motivated Dean to look up Sam and pull him back into the fray. Given everything we know about Dean, I imagine it wouldn't have been his first course of action, to uproot Sammy and drag him back. So, what did he try before that? I'd really like to know.
 
Hit: Brotherly Reunion 



Who doesn't love the moment in the pilot where Dean and Sam reunite? It's shot in beautiful contrasting shadows and light, is mostly silent, and when the boys finally speak, we get an understanding of the dynamics between them immediately. It gives us a great character read in a matter of minutes. Big hit. 

Miss: Nightmare



Now, this episode was not a terrible episode in and of itself. It had an interesting concept, it played again with the idea of people being among the darkest, most evil creatures on this planet and in fact breeding further evil through their actions, rather than supernatural creatures, and it worked hard to make us sympathize with Max and jolted us with Sam's powers. In theory, all these elements should be a hit. But there is just something about this episode that doesn't feel like "Supernatural" to me. I don't care for the way Dean is prepared to shoot this boy (because it doesn't feel in character to me) and in all honesty, the way the lock down of the house happens feels a bit contrived. To be sure, there are large components of this episode that are striking in their own way - Max really is a heartbreaking character, but the pacing and writing of this episode just feel - off and at times disconnect the audience from the story playing out. I'm sure this is not a majority view as far as Misses go, but there you have it.  

Hit: Missouri



I'd be remiss if I neglected to include this wonderful character. She was only in one episode, but Missouri left an impact on the boys and the fans. She was snarky, sympathetic, maternal, and confident. She could give the boys a slap, proverbial or otherwise, when they needed it but also a reassuring smile and arm around their shoulders. For being one cool psychic, Missouri is a hit. 

Miss: Caleb and Pastor Jim



Again, these are missed opportunities that leave me curious. I'd love to know more about the relationship of these characters to the Winchesters. They were obviously close in some way, and I think it's a shame they were killed before we knew more of the Winchester history. As you can see, I'm stuck on this Winchester History thing - but then, who doesn't love a good back story?

Hit: Jess's Death



This entire scene is hard to take because you know, you just know, that as Sam walks in the door and gets a cookie, reading the note Jess has left for him, that this is the last happy moment for the two of them and she isn't even on the screen. And then to have her burn they way we saw his mother do at the start of the episode? That is some powerful imagery and very circular - clearly whatever this thing is, it isn't done with Sam. 

Miss: Shtriga Redux



Don't get me wrong, I love this episode. It gave us some great flashbacks to young Winchesters and dove into the psychology of Dean's relationship and obedience to John. The issue I have with this is minor: I really don't like that it was John who sent the boys after this, particularly if we are meant to assume he means for Dean to "get it right" this time around because he failed before. There is no doubt that Dean carries guilt from the night Sammy was attacked, no doubt that he's thought of that many times in the years since, but I have trouble believing John has held a grudge against Dean for sixteen years, such that he gives him a chance to fix it. Hmm. No, I really dislike this. We know John was hard on Dean and that he shouldered a great deal of responsibility, but somehow, the air of John magnanimously giving Dean a second chance here is just a bit sinister for me. It would have been better for the boys to come across the case themselves- you would still have the emotional turmoil of Dean but without the psychologically abusive overtones that John's present-day involvement teases at. 

Hit: John's Possession



Azazel is one bad ass dude, and like many of the upper-l,evel demons enjoys toying with his prey and manipulating their emotions. We've seen many demons go this route since YED came and went from the "Supernatural" world - but he did it first and he did it best, as far as I'm concerned. Possessing John was a dirty trick and it hit both boys where it hurt. Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays dichotomy between John Winchester and YED to a T, making this scene all the more heartbreaking to watch. Hit all the way. 

Miss: A Dummy's Guide to Devil's Traps



Much like the exorcism ritual in "Phantom Traveller," I struggle with the idea that Sam and Dean have never come across devil's traps before and that they need books from Bobby to learn about this particular trick. Years of hunting but this basic knowledge is only just gleaned? I don't think so. Miss! 

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So there you have it - the Hits and Misses of Season One. Certainly there are things I left out of this list, such as "Hell House" and the introduction of the Ghost Facers, other brilliant one-time characters, some further plot holes, the aforementioned "Bugs" - but some of those are a bit more unanimous and need no listing. Let me know your thoughts!

Stay tuned for season two!