June 11, 2011

Supernatural 2:1-3

Directed by Kim Manners. Original Airdate: September 28, 2006.

Watched and Reviewed on May 30, 2011.

Synopsis: "Dean, you gotta hold on." After the *****, Dean's spirit wanders the hospital corridors as his comatose body hovers at the brink of death... and a Reaper tries to lure him into eternity.

The show gets right down to business and picks up where the first season ended without beating around the bush. However, I found it to be a weak follow-up to the huge season-one finale. This one takes place entirely in a hospital, which was inevitable considering how the last season ended. Throughout the episode, Dean is in a coma and having an out of body experience. As he attempts to make contact with Sam from the other side, he's tracked down by a reaper who wants him to surrender his soul. We get some great acting in this one, as well as a really solid ending. I'm genuinely shocked that they decided to go a certain route here with one of the primary characters, but I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of this person.

Score: 6

Directed by Phil Sgriccia. Original Airdate: October 5, 2006.

Watched and Reviewed on May 30, 2011.

Synopsis: A carnival of terror. A mysterious carnival clown is really an ancient Hindu cannibal called a Rakshasa. His scariest trick: beguiling children so he can slaughter and devour their parents.

So the season opener takes a HUGE turn in the storyline, and now it's followed up by a killer clown episode? Really? And not just a clown, but a phantom clown. Yikes! I'm all for some killer clowns, but the timing here with EVERYBODY LOVES A CLOWN seems really awkward. On top of that, the episode itself, regardless of its placing in the season, is pretty terrible. There are a few effectively humorous moments here and there, and I loved the look and location of the final showdown, but it was an extremely underwhelming episode as a whole. The second season is off to a really disappointing start. I said the same thing about the first season before being won over by the second half, and I hope it's the case again here with numero dos.

Score: 5.5

Directed by Robert Singer. Original Airdate: October 12, 2006.

Watched and Reviewed on May 31, 2011.

Synopsis: Is the only good vampire a dead vampire? Seems like a no-brainer. Then Sam and Dean discover a nest of undead who have foresworn drinking human blood... and need protection from an obsessed vampire hunter.

The brothers cross paths with a fellow hunter who dedicates most of his time to hunting vampires, but it turns out that the lonesome hunter is hiding a dark secret. A huge step up from the previous episode, and while it hasn't happened often up to this point, it's always great to see the brothers interact with other hunters. Also, the way that the guest hunter in this episode was portrayed was quite interesting, and I liked the actor who played him a lot. That's about it.

Score: 6.5

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