Warning!!! If you haven't watched tonight's episode or seen the preview for next week's episode, read no further! There will be discussion of plot and other such things you may not want to read. You have been warned! (Here there be dragons.)
Well, that episode happened. I was all excited for "Supernatural's" return, and I wanted to like the episode, but I just didn't. It felt kind of manic to me, like it couldn't decide what it wanted to be; a MOTW or furthering the Leviathan plot, and the two did not mix well. Right now I feel like I'm in this blase long-term relationship with the show where we've gotten into a comfortable routine and things are fine, and I'm not sure if I should break up with it or just stick around, and things just kind of keep moving along. But then every once in a while something will happen that will make me remember why I fell in love with it in the first place and I'll stay in the hopes that we will reconnect and our relationship will be great once again. But enough about that. Now let's move on to discuss...
Not cool, "Supernatural." Not cool. I want to be pissed off that Bobby's dead, but I just can't muster the energy right now to be incensed. The show is not going to be the same without him. And yes, people come back from the dead all the time on this show, but still. Sam and Dean have no one in their lives right now that they can count on besides each other, really. It just isn't necessary to isolate them so much. I just...I want Bobby back, damn it! He was the one who was always supposed to be there! Damn it! But I think maybe he's a ghost right now. During the episode, executive producer Jim Michaels was Tweeting (follow him at @TheJimMichaels) and when Dean's beer disappeared, he said, "Who drank that beer??" Now, that could just be him teasing us, but it certainly made me stop and think that maybe Bobby didn't go with the Reaper. Maybe he did stay around and is watching out for Sam and Dean from beyond the grave. They didn't show what happened to his body, whether buried or burned on a hunter's pyre, so it's possible he's still around.
What Are the Leviathan Up To?
This is not a rhetorical question. I kind of missed that part of the episode because I was nursing my baby while watching, and she chose that time to be a little fussy britches, so I didn't hear what was happening. They bought a field or something? In Wisconsin? Maybe the reason Aaron Rodgers had such a fabulous season with the Packers is because he's a Leviathan.
Against my better judgment, I liked Frank. He was fun. He called Dean "sweetie pop" and got him in a costume. So of course he's going to pop up a couple more times before getting killed off. I don't even want to form an attachment at this point because I don't really think he'll live through the season. Still, I hope he shows up again and lives to tell the tale.
Bits and Pieces
I want the Impala back, but I do enjoy the fact that Dean can't seem to drive any car younger than he is.
I think the hook man from "The Real Ghostbusters" was right. Sam and Dean need to bet bungees for their weapons. Literally get a grip, you two!
The callback to Dean's time hunting while Sam was in college was a nice touch. As much as Dean doesn't really want to admit that it happened, it did, and it was nice to see him use that time period to help someone instead of making himself or Sam feel guilty about it.
I didn't care for the three-week time jump again. At least this time there was some reaction shown, but I didn't like the convention when they did it the first time after Cass' death and I didn't like it again tonight.
Just once I'd like for Sam and Dean to meet a hunter who got into the life not because someone they loved was torn apart but because another hunter saved their life from a creature and once they decided to hunt themselves because once they knew what was out there they couldn't just let other people get killed.
I'm sure this makes me horribly shallow, but Dean in a fedora next week? Yes, please!
That's all I've got for this week. Thoughts? How did you all like the episode?