Here we go, final round of the Season Six Awards. These categories are a little looser for the most part, but every bit as fun! Let’s see what won some kudos…
Getting Mitch Pileggi to come back as Grandpa Campbell was certainly an inspired idea. But wait, isn’t his character dead? Right, like that’s ever stopped Sam and Dean from coming back. So once that implausibility is out of the way, it’s a case of the badass hunting Grandpa we got to know in “In The Beginning” fighting side by side with his loyal grandsons, right?
Erm…not quite. I suppose if I were in the writer’s room meetings, I definitely wouldn’t have gone with “Make him morally ambiguous, then turn him on his own grandsons because he’s too shallow to not judge them both based on the deplorable actions of soulless Sam.” Then before we get any kind of answers or character redemption, Sam blows him away in one quick shot and that’s the end.
Yeah. Why even bring him back? He didn’t even make a very interesting red herring. We were too confused by his actions to really embrace anything Samuel brought to the table. Which in the end, was nothing.
But that certainly isn’t the fault of the man who has thrilled me with his acting since the days of the X-Files. You deserved better Mitch. You deserved better.