"The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection ― Thomas Paine

Round and round we go, where we stop, nobody knows! Sam and Lucifer have played quite the cat and mouse game for many years. You could say Lucifer is Sam's ultimate nemesis. In reflection of this and the videos, that is my topic for today. In a way Sam sees Lucifer as his reflection that he can't escape - always in Sam's mind, and present, like his own reflection on the surface of disturbed water. As a trivia bit of information, I have listed every episode in which Sam has died. It is always "funny" to think we have a show where even the main character has died multiple times. 

The Boys Are Back in Town

(Probably Time To Flee)

EPISODE TWENTY-TWO:

For the first half of the series, episode twenty-two was a finale: it packed a punch, resolved season long plots and opened paths for the next season to pursue. In later years, episode twenty-two was the first installment of a two-part finale, the set up to the pay off on an even grander scale. In either case, it comes with emotional blows, action and revelations that were an entire season in the making.

Sorry I've been away awhile. Time to catch up with the latest Supernatural episodes that aired while I traveling.

To save time, here's all the reviews at once.

Over the 14 seasons of Supernatural,the scope, development and progression of the “monster" has undergone massive transformation. From its original horror movie foundations, Supernatural has grown to tell a deep, impactful story that transcends any monster of the week story arc formula, and so with it have the traditional monsters evolved.

The Boys Are Back in Town

(Probably Time To Flee)

EPISODE TWENTY-ONE:

Loss. Episode twenty-one is typically one of loss, grief and even death. The boys are in a perilous situation, making desperate choices and, classically at the worst moment before the final boss battle, they are struck with a major blow that leaves them shaken.

“I mean, horror is one thing, but to be forced to live bad writing…”

Andrew Dabb is maniacally laughing at us.  No, he’s doing more than that. He’s recklessly speeding away in the Lamborghini after delivering a giant “screw you” to the entire fandom,  finally crashing the car in a spectacular wreck. I guess I should be happy that’s he’s driving it more than 35 mph, but that’s about the only pleasing thought I had after watching him blow apart everything and anything just because he could.

Anyone who has read my reviews over the past few years knows that I have been a harbinger for bad writing in “Supernatural.”  I have been screaming “foul” loudly to the mountaintops, lamenting in agony over what in the world happened to this once great show.  Well, somehow, Andrew Dabb found a way to hand wave it all.  Canon, what canon?  Story, what story?  He delivered a ludicrous enough scenario to freaking justify every single plot, good, bad, embarrassing and just plain campy with one cheat, writers lie.  They can do what they want and don’t have to follow any type of rules.  It’s all the work of a writer who’s basically telling us we should just feel lucky that we’ve gotten to watch this long.   Not feeling the love here. 

“Moriah” as an episode itself wasn’t half bad if you completely ignored the writing.  From a technical standpoint, it was one of the best I’ve seen in a while.  I loved the visual at the end with the swarm of zombies coming after Sam, Dean and Castiel with nothing but the most basic weapons at their disposal, the thundering “God Was Never on Your Side” dominating it all.  Of course I then asked myself, “A swarm of zombies can’t kill Castiel, right?”  I mean, will he go full out zombie when they take a chomp?  It might take him a while to take them out with one angel blade, but he should be able to make it, right?  I decided that I’d enjoy the visual better if I turned off the brain and dismissed such questions.  Suddenly that made it better. 

Yeah, if you totally ignored the fact that there was 14 seasons of canon before it, “Moriah” was great.   One big takeaway did come from it; the cycle is now complete.  Dabb and company have managed to totally deconstruct everything that has ever happened in “Supernatural” and made it irrelevant.  They may call it “re-invention,” I call it bulls***.  Not that it matters.  I’m just a stupid fan.