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Episode 12. Darkness Calling

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

This fourth anime-original episode shows us John Winchester on a hunting case. He follows demonic signs and talks to Bobby about the case. Lily Baker is a girl that has the same story as Sam. Her mother died in a fire. She killed her best friend accidentally which draws John in. Lily can kill things with only her touch and her father ran away when she was young because of what happened. John meets the father and together they protect Lily from demons and the yellow-eyed-demon...but in a Supernatural way. YED is not easily defeated and things turn from bad to worse.

It would have been a dream come  true to follow John on his own like this in one episode or another. It is a shame that we never did in the original show. He was totally badass in this episode.  Also we do see YED in a not so familiar vessel in this episode and the confrontation with him and John was chilling and creepy. Lily looked very different but just as good as she did in the original episode. John used the holy water trick against demons that he used in 1.21 "Salvation". Demons do look really creepy in the animation.

four stars

Main characters:

John Winchester

Bobby Singer
Gray Baker
Lily Baker

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John: If ever there was a time to reward my faith. Let it be now.
Gray: No... This is crazy. This can't be happening. I've gotta get out of here.
John: Don't panic. The second you loose your cool is the second you loose your life. Stay calm and you might live.
Gray: Wait, so those people really are demons?
John: That's right. They possess a human's body and then control them.
Gray: That's the craziest thing I've ever heard.
Something Borrowed, Lily Baker


Darkness Calling review by Nate Winchester

Writer's choice for best episode from 7-12

9. The Spirit of Vegas

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It was a battle of two but this episode took the lead this time. I hope you liked part 3 and see you in part 4!


Here is the first part of the series Supernatural: The Animation, Closer Look PART 1
Here is the second part of the series Supernatural: The Animation, Closer Look PART 2

Carry on to PART 4 > [coming soon]


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