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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.
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 17 - Goodbye Stranger
From the opening scene of Castiel slaying Dean in a simulation that had happened hundreds of times, to the nerve-racking scene in Lucifer’s crypt, this was one of the best episodes in Supernatural history, and that’s saying something given the heights to which this show has soared. I’ve never seen a better written episode of this show (give writer Robbie Thompson a raise!) and having the unholy trinity of Castiel, Meg and Crowley back in our lives is simply wonderful.
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 16 - Remember The Titans
We meet a guy, in this case the titan Prometheus living his life as Shane the mountain man, and he does something supernatural like walking away after getting hit by a car, freezing and having his guts eaten by a bird. The cries of “Zombie!” in the local newspaper arouse Sam and Dean’s suspicions (how did Sam get a physical newspaper from a small town in Montana?) and they show up to investigate.
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 15 - Man's Best Friend With Benefits
“Man’s Best Friend with Benefits” might have been about a witch being tricked into believing he was committing murders but the underlying current of the hour was Dean’s worry that Sam would be doing the trials, not him. The conversations we saw between the brothers started and ended with talk of Sam doing the trials, and the theme of brotherly reconciliation that was started last week also continued as Dean told Sam that he trusts him completely.
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 14 - Trial and Error
“Trial and Error” felt like classic Supernatural didn’t it? We got a little bit of everything that makes this show so special – a rich, ever-expanding mythology, a juicy mystery complete with some memorable guest stars, some cool special effects, and most importantly of all, some of the best brother moments we’ve ever seen. I was floored by Dean’s newfound clarity and determination because he finally said what he’s been on his mind all along.
Arrow, Supernatural And The Vampire Diaries Get Early Renewals From The CW
If you're a fan of Arrow, The Vampire Diaries and/or Supernatural, there's good news. The CW has spared you the anxiety of waiting for word on whether or not these series will return with new seasons after the current ones wrap up. The network has given early pickups for all three shows, which are confirmed to have a place on the Fall 2013 line-up.
Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries And Other Shows Featured In CW's 2012 Highlight Video
Between returning shows like The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Arrow, added to new series The Carrie Diaries and Cult, The CW viewers have plenty to look forward to. But before the network moves forward, it's taking one last look back at the highlights of 2012 with a promotional video. Check it out ahead!
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 9 - Citizen Fang
The Benny drama came to a head this week in “Citizen Fang” as Martin teamed up with Sam and Dean to track the vampire after a dead body turned up in Louisiana. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Martin, who last appeared in Season 5’s “Sam, Interrupted.” The show wasted no time reminding us that Martin is still a bit unhinged following his time in the mental hospital, and that flaw proved to be his undoing by episode’s end.
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 8 - Hunteri Heroici
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Supernatural’s unique sense of humor but that changed this week, as “Hunteri Heroici” got daffy with a case of cartoon murders. Some of the show’s best episodes are its comedic ones and this episode was no exception. “Hunteri Heroici” was solidly entertaining from start to finish, buoyed by the chemistry between Castiel, Dean and Sam, which has been honed to perfection at this point in the series.
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 7 - A Little Slice Of Kevin
Has there been a more badass shot on Supernatural recently than Castiel giving Crowley a peek at his true angelic form? Eyes glowing blue, shadow wings spread, clutching that angel blade – warrior Castiel was back in a big way in “A Little Slice of Kevin.” Throw in the return of Crowley, Kevin and Ms. Tran, along with the additions of Delta the witch and Naomi the angel, and this was the best episode of Supernatural I can remember in quite some time. Everything seemed to click.
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 6 - Southern Comfort
After the stellar “Blood Brothers” last week, “Southern Comfort” looked primed to kill the season’s momentum with another monster-of-the-week episode. Then came a saving grace dressed in a cowboy hat and a leather jacket complete with arm fringe – Garth! Our favorite flyweight returned for another memorable outing and completely salvaged an episode about an avenging ghost called a spectre that was making people take revenge on those who’d slighted them.
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 5 - Blood Brothers
Season 8 of Supernatural got back on track this week with an episode that further developed the relationship between Dean and Benny while also filling in the gaps of Sam’s year spent with Amelia. Benny’s been absent since the second episode, but his quest to kill his maker took center stage in “Blood Brothers” and Dean quickly became involved once Benny got severely injured. Dean was forced to walk a tightrope in this episode.
Supernatural Watch: Season 8, Episode 4 - Bitten
This was our second non-mythology episode of the eighth season, after last week’s lousy effort about organ donation and Mayan gods. This week we had “Bitten” and our third found footage style episode after the two Ghostfacers episodes. We watched the episode play out as a video that was left behind on a laptop in a house full of two dead bodies. The Winchesters took a back seat in this one as we learned how friends Michael, Brian and Kate all became werewolves.