June 15, 2011

Supernatural 2:14-16

Directed by J. Miller Tobin. Original Airdate: February 8. 2007.

Watched and Reviewed on June 6, 2011.

Synopsis: The lost week. Sam disappears, loses seven days and wakes up covered with blood. The brothers investigate - and every clue leads them to believe that Sam's dark side may have finally emerged.

It's a supernatural showdown pitting brother vs. brother in this episode. I can't really say too much about the circumstances since it will ruin a twist in the episode, but it's interesting to see one of the characters "go dark" for the duration of an entire episode. Overall, really solid and a great episode to shake things up a little. Not one I have a whole lot to say about, however.

Score: 7.5

Directed by Bradford May. Original Airdate: February 15, 2007.

Watched and Reviewed on June 6, 2011.

Synopsis: Something supernatural is offing do-badders at a university. Dean and Sam check into it, mysteriously start bickering like an old married couple, and call Bobby for help.

In carrying on with a tradition that was started in the first season, TALL TALES is a very odd and comedic off-episode in which the brothers attempt to track down a mischievous demon on a college campus. This is sort of a continuation of last season's HELL HOUSE, which ended up being my favorite episode, but unfortunately it's not the case with this one. While this episode was indeed entertaining and genuinely hilarious at times, it just didn't hit the spot for me in the same way that HELL HOUSE did. Perhaps even more odd than the episode itself is its placement following one of the more serious episodes of the season.

Score: 7

Directed by Charles Beeson. Original Airdate: March 15, 2007.

Watched and Reviewed on June 8, 2011.

Synopsis: "The highway's only haunted once a year and we got 'til sunup to wrap this thing up!" Sam, Dean and a near-victim race the earth's rotation to vanquish a ghost who kills on the anniversary of his death.

This is easily the most random episode of the second season so far; you could literally watch this at any given point during the season and it wouldn't seem out of context. In this episode, the brothers team up with a stranded woman who just got in a car-wreck as they track down a ghost who haunts the desolate nearby roads with harmful intentions. It's a pretty cheesy episode in spots and not very exciting in general. The structure of this one is also really weird because there's no build-up to the hunt and it pretty much gets down to business right away without much exposition, initially. However, during the last two segments of the episode, an explanation is made in regards to the lack of exposition, which has been a typical part of the show's structure thus far. Am I making any sense to the readers who haven't seen the show yet? Probably not. The fucking point is: it may seem like a meh episode, but stick with it - it'll be worth it in the end.

Score: 6.5

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