As always, I will give a short introduction to the episodes and then offer a few words of what I think about them. Nate shared links for his anime reviews in the first article so I have added links to them after each episode introduction. Give them a peek! Also YellowEyedSam continues to offer comparison videos between episodes from the show and anime. Thank you Nate and Y.E.S.
The Full Jensen Ackles interview – Supernatural The animation
Episode 7. Temptation of the Demon
“Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we’ll find it.” ― Sam Levenson
This is an anime-original episode. Sam and Dean meet up with their old friend Bobby. As they track down clues to John’s whereabouts, they find out that a buddy from John’s Marine days has been murdered in a strange fashion. You get back story for Mary’s murder and the first sighting of the colt. A woman makes a deal for a loved one that will have drastic consequences for many lives. We also see more flashbacks about Jessica and that fateful evening.
This was the most artistic episode from the group. It had beautiful imagery and I actually liked the new backstory of Meg and her mother. It was very sad. Also, this episode shows clearly how dangerous and destructive is the YED. His influence destroyed an innocent and good woman and I felt for her. We also get a lot of Supernatural lore in this episode which is always great. Demons, deals, Sulfur, salt circles to name a few. Nice small touch was the little zizzle sound and tiny smoke when YED entered the church. Also this story foreshadows 2.01 “In My Time of Dying”.
Yellow Eyed Demon
Dean: Put it down. Nice and slow.
Sam: He said drop the gun. – Slowly take the jacket off.
Dean: Huh? You gotta be kidding me. Bobby?
Bobby: Hey there Sammy. Hiya Dean. Long time no see.
Dean: She definately prayed hard enough. I’m sure her daughter will live a long and healthy life.
Sam: Yeah, I think so too.
Dean: Are you crying you big baby?
Sam: No, shuddup. I wasn’t crying.
Bobby: Boys please, no fighting in front of a church. It’s bad Karma.
Dean: What, you’re a saint now Bobby?
Bobby: I just don’t think your dad would want you to fight in front of a church!
Supernatural live action & anime: Jessica’s death
Temptation of the Demon review by Nate Winchester