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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Commentary with a Co-Ed: Supernatural is Super Good

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by Ashley Gouveia

After watching the season four premiere of Supernatural last night, it confirmed two things for me. First, Eric Kripke, the creative mastermind behind this show, is a genius. Two, I love this show! I didn’t think it was possible to love it anymore, but it just keeps on surprising me.

My Winchester boys are back. Even Dean, who definitely doesn’t look like a “Thriller video reject” after escaping from the depths of Hell. He was actually looking good for a guy who’s been dead for four months. How did he make his resurrection? My first guess was that Sam must have done something. From the looks of all the dead trees next to his grave, someone was working some serious mojo.

I laughed out loud at Dean and Bobby’s reunion. Hey, I don’t blame Bobby for wanting to be too careful. In the world they live in, Dean could have been anything, like a shape shifter or some kind of demon. But I wasn’t counting on the face full of holy water. That was awesome, and Dean’s reaction was priceless.

The moment that I was looking forward to the most was, of course, the brothers’ reunion. It was hard to guess what Sam’s reaction was going to be to his newly undead brother. Much like Bobby, he didn’t believe it was really him either. There was shock and then relief, when he realized he had his brother back. Plus, Sam had Dean’s necklace with him. Oh, the brotherly love! So there goes my prediction that Sam pulled a Willow; kudos if you get the reference.

So at this point, I’m thinking that some nasty demon must have dragged Dean out. Especially after Pamela the psychic got her eyes burned out trying to see it. That was extremely creepy and gross. The fact that other demons were incredibly scared of whatever it was made me think twice. What were your thoughts?

It was an interesting twist that Sam knew that Ruby was still alive but in another form. It turned out that she was the girl from the motel. Dean’s not back for a whole day and Sam is already keeping secrets. Not only is he in contact with Ruby, but he has a hold on his psychic mind abilities, enough to get a demon out of a person’s body. I’m not too crazy about this new actress playing Ruby. If Sam hadn’t said her name, I wouldn’t have thought it was her. The way the actress played her, it seemed like Ruby got a personality transplant along with the new skin.

The most shocking reveal of them all came in the last fifteen minutes. The audience learned what exactly pulled Dean out. First off, thank you Eric Kripke for not dragging that out for more than one episode. When Bobby and Dean were preparing to fight the demon head on, it turned out to be not a demon at all; It was Castiel, an angel of the Lord. Whoa!

The last scene with Dean and Castiel was one of my favorites. The music, the dialogue, the performances were all fantastic. Can I just say that Castiel is one good lookin’ angel? So God demanded that Dean be released from the fiery pit. I didn’t see that one coming at all.

This is going to be an interesting season. Sam working with a demon, while Dean is making plans with God. This had to have been my second favorite season premiere after “In My Time of Dying.” I can’t wait to see what happens next with the Winchester brothers.

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