Love: The Bromance Is Strong With This One
Dean has told Sam everything. Sam has told Dean everything. It’s almost weird seeing how truthful they’re being this season. We also got some pretty amazing glimpses of “normal life” during the season’s fourth episode, Baby. They laughed, ate and slept in the Impala giving all us diehard fans the warm fuzzies. The episode went even further to pluck out heartstrings by showing us the little army man Sam stuck in the ash tray as a kid and the boys’ initials carved into the dash … obvious signs of filial love since Dean is quick to fix any other damage on his precious car.
Love: Amara Is A Super Freak
This girl is really scary. She sucks out the souls of demons and humans at will, growing exponentially after each “meal.” She’s also stalking Dean, as evidenced by her popping out of the bushes at the end of episode five, Thin Lizzie. Uncle Crowley has clearly already lost control of his prodigy and I’m actually concerned that she left him and hell in shambles. No matter what, this girl is freaky in a way we haven’t seen before. I cannot wait to see the showdown between her and Dean as the season progresses.
Love: Cas Is Cured
And has, thankfully, returned to his proper role as a background character. In fact, we didn’t even see him in episodes four and five. I was seriously worried that his angelic troubles were going to stretch through the mid-season finale or longer. Luckily, he is ensconced in the Winchester cave learning about Netflix while he recuperates. If only Hannah were there … #netflixandchill
Love: Rowena’s Failed Mega Coven
I am in love with the Scottish vixen, Ruth Connell, who plays Rowena. She has impeccable comedic timing and is just so darn adorable to watch on screen, despite playing the hellacious witch mother of the King of Hell. Her failed attempts to start a “MEGA” coven were fantastic. Keep on keepin’ on, Ro Ro.
Hate: The Monsters Are Weak
This is the downfall of almost all supernatural/comic book story arcs. In the beginning, every challenge is epic. Think … Ironman’s struggle to get out of one tiny cave. But at some point, our heroes almost become too heroic. Think … Ironman easily levitates a chunk of earth while simultaneously killing 10,000 robot drones and blogging about how to make the perfect quiche for a brunch with Pepper.
It’s really up to the writers to keep the monsters fresh and so far our brave Winchesters have solved the crimes a little too easily. There is a nonchalance to their beheadings and death dealing that takes away from the show’s fright factor. Even in episode three, when Cas went bonkers and started chasing people through dark storage buildings, there was little doubt in my mind that he was going to be stopped just in time. I feel bad for the extra, but I kind of think she needed to die … just to up the ante a little bit.
Despite that weakness in the more procedural episodes, I’m still loving this season overall. For the first time in a long time, it feels like Supernatural has a big story arc brewing. Amara’s moves feel like a game of chess and I’m eager to see what the Big Bad has planned. It’s just up to the writers to keep us entertained until she says, “Checkmate.”
Could the Winchester’s be any more lovable? Does anyone else feel a massive sense of impending doom because of all the love their sharing?