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Episode 11. Nightmare

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“Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves.” ― Sammy Davis, Jr.

This is a remake of the 1.14 "Nightmare". Sam's premonitions take the Winchesters to a bar where they try to prevent a man getting killed. They are too late though a familiar shadow follows their tracks. They then visit a house where the man's wife and his son Max live. The son says the family was happy but Sam and Dean think something is off. Next vision shows another person in danger and a new clue gives them insight that Max hated his family and he killed them with psychic powers. Sam tries to convince Max to not kill his mother but Sam is not able to and the story ends up tragically.

I did like this episode almost as much as the original. Max's story was even deeper and the damage done to him even clearer. It made me feel sorry for him and be sad about the outcome. The father was in my eyes a pretty huge monster himself and the step mother his accomplice. Both deserved to go to prison but not to be killed. I guess that was the lesson here. It was also as hard to see Dean get shot and the emotional blast that made Sam break free from his prison. Sam did prevent his brother from getting killed and in Supernatural, isn't that the point?

four stars

Main characters:

Sam Winchester
Dean Winchester

Jim Miller
Max Miller
Mother Miller

Episode11 cast


Dean: Why would you and Max be connected?
Sam: I have no idea. Maybe it's because we are alike.
Dean: And how do you figure that?
Sam: Well, we both lost our mothers when we were really young. That's my best guess anyway.
Dean: No! You are not the same. He is a murderer Sam.
Sam: Don't do it. Max please.
Max: No Sam.
Sam: I promise you I'll help you. You don't have to deal with this by yourself. I know you know deep down that doing this won't change anything that's happened. Max listen. Please, please don't shoot.
Max: You're right Sam. It won't change anything.

Something Borrowed, Max and Mother Miller

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Supernatural live action & anime: Sam's vision of death

Nightmare review by Nate Winchester


Barbara Maake
# Barbara Maake 2016-01-12 21:39
I enjoy these articles about the anime series Lilah, and it was interesting seeing the same scenes done live and in the anime version. I have to say, I really prefer the live versions. For one thing, it's disconcerting hearing Dean voiced by someone other than Jensen. But also, something about the dialogue in the anime versions seems kind of exaggerated, or at least less natural. It reminds me of the difference between a movie and a play. But I enjoy these little snippets of the anime. Any version of SPN is good in my book!
# Lilah_Kane 2016-01-13 04:30
Thanks, and I do like adding the comparisons. You can see on them too how detailed some of the scenes in the anime has been and almost fully copied from the live action version. It has been pretty fun to write these too. :)

- Lilah
# YellowEyedSam 2016-01-13 18:12
Thanks for another Anime article!

I remember that Vegas episode well. Definitely one of the best anime original eps it has. I'd love to see it in the live action ha :D
# Lilah_Kane 2016-01-16 13:28
Me too! Poor Dean. I don't know. It felt so much like a live action episode in a way so it was immediately likable. And the story was not straight forward. It had a twist. :)

- Lilah