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Supernatural Watch: Season 9, Episode 6 - Heaven Can't Wait
After two weeks of filler episodes, Supernatural got back to business with its juicy fallen angel storyline by showing Castiel working at a gas station. While that’s not a direction I envisioned Castiel’s human arc going this season, there was a lot to like about “Heaven Can’t Wait.” There were also some frustrating elements, which we’ll get to in a bit. Let’s start with the best part of this week’s episode: Castiel is back!
Supernatural Watch: Season 9, Episode 5 - Dog Dean Afternoon
This week’s episode of Supernatural started with a “Then” montage of some of the funniest episodes in series history. The choice was deliberate, as “Dog Dean Afternoon” had the premise of an all-time classic: Dean drifts with a dog (to borrow a term from Pacific Rim) in order to solve a crime. Unbeknownst to Dean, becoming Doctor Dolittle also means taking on the characteristics of a dog. That means playing fetch, scratching behind the ears, barking at the mailman, and even sniffing butts!
Supernatural Watch: Season 9, Episode 4 - Slumber Party
The Wizard of Oz puns were flowing on this week’s episode of Supernatural as Dorothy and the Wicked Witch were unleashed in the Men of Letters bunker. Charlie, queen of Moondor (we see you Surface tablet background!), joined Sam and Dean in the insanity and ended up stealing the episode in typical Charlie fashion. “Slumber Party” had my head spinning with the number of references and callbacks it crammed into 42 minutes.
Supernatural Watch: Season 9, Episode 3 - I'm No Angel
The ninth season of Supernatural returned to the show’s roots in “I’m No Angel.” With Castiel on the run, Sam and Dean set off on a cross-country road trip to rescue their friend before the angels (or reapers) found him. I was reminded of the early seasons when the brothers lived on the open road and traveled from one city to another saving people and hunting things – the family business. The show sure has changed since those words were uttered.
Supernatural Watch: Season 9, Episode 2 - Devil May Care
The second episode of any given season has one primary job: don’t murder the premiere’s momentum. Keep things moving. Elevate our curiosity about what’s going to happen this season. “Devil May Care” accomplished that goal in a way that was both exciting and mundane. The setup of the episode was routine – fighting demons, killing demons, returning to the bunker with fried chicken – but everything that surrounded it has me hopeful for the best season of Supernatural yet.
The CW 2013 Fall TV Revised Premiere Schedule Shifts The Originals, Reign And Supernatural
The CW has made a few shifts in its Fall 2013 premiere schedule, one of which affects The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals. It looks like the network has opted to shift the spinoff's premiere date to temporarily pair it with The Vampire Diaries, which will likely give The Originals the benefit of a TVD lead-in and some added support before it moves over to Tuesday nights for its regularly scheduled night.
Community, Breaking Bad, Under The Dome, Doctor Who And More Set For Comic-Con Sunday Line-Up
Excluding preview night, Sunday may very well be the easiest day at Comic-Con, for those who are willing to stick around for the remaining panels. While there are fewer events scheduled that day, there's still plenty to see and do. Sunday's become a big day for TV panels, most of which typically set up shop in Hall H.
Supernatural, Arrow, Revolution And Other WB TV Shows Set For Comic Con, Preview Night Screenings Announced
Warner Bros. Television Group has had a pretty sizable presence at Comic Con in San Diego in recent years, and this year is no exception. The studio announced the 17 series that will be present at SDCC this year, including the new dramas that will be screened during preview night. Those SDCC attendees there for Preview Night (Wed. July 17) and looking for an escape from the crowds, excitement and loot being offered on the convention center floor can head upstairs to Ballroom 20...
The CW 2013-2014 Schedule Moves Supernatural To Tuesday, Saves Sci-Fi For Midseason
Last among the major networks to unveil their 2013-2014 schedule is The CW. The network has moved a few things around in the new season, in an effort to make room for new series, which include The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, action-adventure drama The Tomorrow People and the new historical drama about Mary, Queen of Scots, Reign.
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 23 - Sacrifice
Season 8 of Supernatural began with a straightforward mission for the Winchesters: close the gates of Hell forever. In the 22 episodes leading up to “Sacrifice” we’ve seen Sam undertake two risky trials that have pushed him close to the verge of death. At the very least, killing a hellhound and rescuing an innocent soul from Hell have made Sam completely miserable heading into the third trial, which as we learned two episodes ago, is curing a demon.
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 22 - Clip Show
The chess pieces continued to be moved around the board in “Clip Show” but this week’s effort felt sloppier than last week’s “The Great Escapist.” The three majored storylines failed to coalesce and as we head into the finale I’m worried about how everything will come together. The revelation that the gates of Heaven could be sealed if an angel completed three trials should have come weeks ago. This storyline will feel incredibly rushed if they try to wrap it up in “Sacrifice.”
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 20 - The Great Escapist
“The Great Escapist” set the table for May 15’s finale by moving the important chess pieces to where they needed to be before the final trial gets underway. Kevin is back with Sam and Dean along with Castiel, who likely has a new ally in angel-scribe turned hermit Metatron. Crowley has the angel tablet and some nice facial burns following Kevin’s rescue by Metatron. Naomi will be out for Castiel’s head after his escape.
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 20 - Pac-Man Fever
How cute is Charlie Bradbury? “Pac-Man Fever” saw the beloved IT nerd with a flair for LARPing return to help the Winchesters with a case involving mutated djinn and liquefied insides. After seeing Charlie this season in “LARP and the Real Girl” I didn’t think we’d see her again until Season 9. Given the lack of females on Supernatural I was thrilled to see her this week and I’m glad the writers chose to tackle what makes Charlie tick rather than just exploring another facet of her quirkiness.
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 19 - Taxi Driver
After taking its foot off the gas with last week’s “Freaks and Geeks” Supernatural was running full throttle again this week, delivering the best episode of this stellar eighth season with “Taxi Driver.” This episode seemed like a culmination of every major storyline from this season. The tablets and the trials, Naomi and Castiel battling against Crowley and his hordes. We even got return appearances from Benny, Bobby (balls!) and the reaper who escorted Bobby off this mortal coil.
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 18 - Freaks and Geeks
Supernatural has a habit of falling off the week after a big episode and that trend continued with “Freaks and Geeks.” That’s not to say this episode was a bad hour of television. The return of Krissy Chambers and the story of her new family felt like something the show hadn’t tried before. There’s just a notable difference in intensity, emotion and execution when Supernatural does standalone episodes.