June 16, 2011

Supernatural 2:20-22 (Finale)

Directed by Eric Kripke. Original Airdate: May 3, 2007.

Watched and Reviewed on June 10, 2011.

Synopsis: A devoted girlfriend. A regular job. And a loving ****** in a house that didn't burn down. A run-in with a djinn gives Dean the life he would have had.

In this one, the focus is on Dean as he deals with an evil Djinn. This episode takes an interesting approach, as far as how it incorporates and presents the Djinn, by focusing on the repercussions of what happens when a life-changing wish is granted, but it does so in a manner that's more akin to THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT than something campy like WISHMASTER, or the old-school TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE episode starring Kareem Abdul-Jabar as a mischievous genie (although a guest spot from Kareem as the Djinn in this episode would have been pretty sweet). I wouldn't call this one of the best episodes of the season, but it's far from the worst. The highlight was getting a chance to see the Winchesters in an alternate life of sorts, as well as seeing two characters show up who've been absent from the show since the first episode for obvious reasons.

Score: 7.5

Directed by Robert Singer. Original Airdate: May 10, 2007.

Watched and Reviewed on June 10, 2011.

Synopsis: Late one night, Sam walks into a cafe... and wakes up in a ghost town, abducted with other "special children" by the ******-**** *****. Meanwhile, Dean searches though a 3,000 mile haystack for his brother.

Like the first season, the season-two finale is apparently so epic that it plays out over two episodes. With very little build-up in recent episodes, the show takes a sudden but inevitable turn as it brings back a few characters who appeared earlier in the season, as well as some new characters, and begins to tie up the whole telepathic teen, "chosen one" angle - the seeds of which were planted as early as episode fourteen of the first season. Since this episode is basically just the appetizer for the main course, there's not much to talk about here. It does a great job of building momentum for what will hopefully be a memorable finale. We'll see...

Score: 6

Directed by Kim Manners. Original Airdate: May 17, 2007.

Watched and Reviewed on June 10, 2011.

Synopsis: Driven to the edge of emotional endurance, Dean makes a sacrifice that leads to a cosmic showdown with the ******-**** *****... and to consequences even more far-reaching.

And another season comes to an end. By the time this episode ends, it's pretty fucking clear as to why they named it "All Hell Breaks Loose". While it doesn't make as strong an impact as the first season's finale, this was still a pretty excellent and ambitious episode that actually brought a smile to my face when I watched it. Even though both of the seasons I've watched thus far have had their faults, the people behind SUPERNATURAL sure know how to end the seasons in an exciting and explosive manner while closing one door and opening another. This episode has it ALL, and that's about the extent of what I can say without spoiling anything for anyone who hasn't seen the show. Judging by how everything went down here, the third season looks to be very interesting, but I'm not getting my hopes up since this particular season proved to be pretty disappointing in how it initially followed everything up. Regardless of some of the negative aspects of the show, I've grown attached to the characters and I can safely say that I'm absolutely on board.

Score: 8


  1. Great stuff Aaron, I liked the comedic episodes more than you seem to have in this second season. Overall some of the best and worst of the show are featured second time around. Looking forward to the third!

  2. Thanks! I'm taking a break from the show for about a week to get caught up on some movies, but there will definitely be coverage of the third season at some point. As far as the comedic episodes... yeah, not a fan. Some work for me, but I found most of them to be pretty stupid.

  3. Glad you're digging the show. You've got two more really good seasons ahead. Wait till you see where they take one character, spinning the show into a new direction.