Supernatural is known for a lot of things; an amazing soundtrack, lots of wonderful, brotherly angst, great meta episodes, an absurdly handsome cast, and the list goes on and on. There are, however, a few things that Supernatural has also come to be known for that leave me scratching my head. I love all of these qualities because they are what makes Supernatural the show weâ€™ve come to know and love, but they certainly arenâ€™t logical!
I donâ€™t care how many graves Sam and Dean have dug in their lifetime, there is no way they can dig a perfect, coffin-sized rectangle with those shovels. Even if they did manage to perfect the shape of the hole, how do they always line it up so perfectly with the coffin? Is there some kind of above ground coffin detector Iâ€™m not aware of?
Can we even count the number of head traumas these guys have had? Itâ€™s a miracle they can complete a sentence. Not to mention the number of times Sam has been choked which is a little ridiculous by the way. Theyâ€™ve had broken bones, gunshot wounds, theyâ€™ve been stabbed and beaten beyond recognition and they still look pretty damn good.
Hunterâ€™s dress code
Has anyone else ever noticed that all hunters are dressed the same as they lurk around in dark corners cleaning their gun? If nothing else, donâ€™t they want to try and be inconspicuous? I feel like the monsters they hunt would see them coming from a mile away. â€œJust look for the surly man in plaid. Yeah, the one who looks like he could use a hug.â€
Speaking of remaining inconspicuous…
I love Baby, and I wouldnâ€™t change her for the world but she doesnâ€™t make the best traveling companion when it comes to trailing people. How many times have Dean and Sam followed someone at a close distance with Baby purring like a kitten. Wouldnâ€™t it be easier to fly under the radar in, like a honda or something?
These boys and their aliases. John Bonham and Stewart Copeland, Agent Angus and Agent Young, Wedge Antilles, the list goes on…Donâ€™t get me wrong, because I love it. Especially in the time travel episodes when they really get to have fun with it. But in all these years I can only recall one time that they get caught. In the season one episode â€œScarecrowâ€, Dean gets called out for using the alias John Bonham. But that doesnâ€™t stop him from using it again in season five.
Again, NOT complaining. Not at all. But for two guys who spend the better part of the day in the car or in front of a computer, they are in amazing shape. Sam has always been a bit more sensible with his eating. Weâ€™ve seen him order salads, refuse gas station food and not expect pie with every meal. So he should have a bit of an edge on Dean, right? Nope, theyâ€™re both Greek gods.
Isnâ€™t it crazy to think that Mary Winchester hid the fact that she was a hunter from John? If they had just run away together that would be one thing. But the circumstances in which Mary finally left the life were crazy. How did she explain her fatherâ€™s death to John? He woke up in Maryâ€™s arms, her dead father laying next to her. Thatâ€™s a lot to explain away! I wonder if she slept with a gun or holy water by her bed the way Dean did during his year as a civilian? I would think that would raise a few suspicions!
Maryâ€™s bad memory
Maybe this is just me not understanding how these events played out, but how did Mary forget about her deal with Azazel? He told her he was coming to collect something in 10 years. Mark your damn calendar! Not to mention that Dean told her not to get out of bed. And it wasnâ€™t something he nonchalantly mentioned in passing. It was more like tearful begging. To be fair, I believe that all memories of Dean were wiped from John and Maryâ€™s minds. Which explains why John doesnâ€™t remember that Dean is the reason he bought the Impala. But does that mean that Mary doesnâ€™t remember making a deal with yellow eyes?
I do realize Iâ€™m getting pretty specific with this last one but it bugs me everytime I see it. And since itâ€™s in the pilot I feel justified in mentioning it. At the end of the pilot episode, why does Dean come back for Sam? It just doesnâ€™t make sense and they never explain it. Dean drops Sam off at his apartment and drives away. Sam walks in grabs a cookie, lays on his bed and then feels the blood hit his forehead. So if Iâ€™m going to be anal about this, and I am, thatâ€™s at least a solid minute between Dean driving away and Sam screaming. So thereâ€™s no way Dean heard Sam scream yet he busted through the door as if he knew something was wrong.
So what do you guys think? Are there any recurring themes or tropes in Supernatural that have you confused? Do you have any good explanations for anything I listed above? Somebody please explain that scene in the Pilot to me. Itâ€™s been bothering me for years!