Dean struggles with his newfound addiction to the First Blade, while Sam uncovers some more history about his grandfather and the Men of Letters in a compelling episode.
The Winchesters try to get Crowley sober and go in pursuit of the First Blade in an entertaining episode with a strong adversary.
The Winchesters run into old acquaintances while investigating a potentially new creature in an enjoyable standalone episode
Castiel and Bartholomew have a meeting while the Winchesters get a request from an old friend in an enjoyable return from hiatus for the show.
The Winchesters discover a new enemy as Sam’s outlook on the current situation is touched on.
With the group split, this week’s episode sees Crowley and Dean become unexpected allies in the fight against Abaddon, as Castiel and Sam both try to adjust to the events of the past few weeks.
The first episode back from the hiatus sees Dean and Castiel form an uncomfortable alliance to wrestle control of Sam back from Gadreel, as Metatron’s plans steadily move forward.
The Winchesters see their first collateral damage from the Angel war, as Castiel takes drastic measures in his return.
Supernatural, Season 9, Episode 8: “Rock and a Hard Place” reunites the Winchesters with Sheriff Mills
Sheriff Jody Mills makes her first appearance this week since her near-deadly blind date with Crowley, learning more about otherworldly creatures while proving herself every bit as capable and resourceful as the Winchesters.
Despite spending nine seasons with the Winchester brothers, there are still several aspects of their lives that remain a mystery for audiences, aspects that even Sam and Dean have kept hidden from each other. Despite their best efforts, however, these parts of their lives have often come bubbling up to the surface, due to the sheer nature of the work they do.
One of the most intriguing aspects of Metatron’s spell to cast the angels out of heaven was the loss of Castiel’s grace in the process. While the angel had, at that point, already spent a lot of time around humans, it was nonetheless bound to be a big adjustment for him to be human. This week once again picks up on the thread of Castiel trying to survive on his own, in a gripping episode that manages to reveal another layer to the angels while once again revisiting the power struggle between Crowley and Abaddon.
One thing that Supernatural has made clear throughout its run is that, no matter what larger threat looms over the Winchesters, be it Lilith or the Apocalypse, lesser monsters continue to be a problem that doesn’t go away. Occasionally, the Winchesters thus have to drop their larger fight to take on an old-fashioned monster, and this week is no different, as the brothers take a break from angels and demons to take on a one-off villain in an exciting episode that mixes in liberal doses of humour to the proceedings.
Supernatural, Season 9, Episode 4: “Slumber Party” Written by Robbie Thompson Directed by Robert Singer Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (ET) on The CW The unexpected appearance of Henry Winchester last season came with two things; the introduction of Abaddon, and the first mention of the Men of Letters, a secret society for those studying supernatural …
Supernatural, Season 9, Episode 3: “I’m No Angel” Written by Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Directed by Kevin Hooks Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (ET) on The CW Among the falling of angels that ended Season 8, the incident of Castiel losing his grace and becoming human seemed like a minor point. Regardless of its perceived …
While last week’s Supernatural season premiere focused on the aftermath of Angels falling to Earth following Metatron’s plans, last season’s finale also left the leadership of Hell in question, as Crowley ended up captured by the Winchesters just as Abaddon announced her presence, following the use of her own severed hand to dig a bullet out of her skull and free herself.
Over the course of eight seasons, Supernatural has evolved from being a monster-of-the-week show about two brothers travelling across America to fight otherworldly creatures to a large scale story about Heaven, Hell, the powers that control each, and the humans who valiantly stand in the way of their goals.
Supernatural, Ep 8.20: “Pac-Man Fever” adds depth to a recurring character while providing some strong emotional beats
Supernatural, Season 8, Episode 20: “Pac-Man Fever” Written by Robbie Thompson Directed by Robert Singer Airs Wednesdays at 9pm (ET) on CW One of the highlights of Supernatural’s seventh season was the introduction of tech genius Charlie Bradbury who inadvertently discovers the existence of Leviathan and helps the Winchesters at a crucial juncture in their …
Supernatural, Ep 8.19: “Taxi Driver” sees the Winchesters lose a valuable ally while gaining a questionable new one
For most of Supernatural’s run, the Winchester brothers have found themselves on the reactionary end of things, racing to stop threats and avenge loved ones with the entities they’re fighting, from Azazel to the Leviathan, staying one step ahead most of the time. Closing the gates to Hell, however, marks a rare instance where the brothers are proactive, as they have been able to go about their actions with Crowley and Naomi, the main antagonistic forces, trying to catch up to them, rather than the other way around.
Supernatural, Ep 8.18: “Freaks and Geeks” puts the Winchesters face to face with a new generation of hunters
Supernatural, Season 8, Episode 18: “Freaks and Geeks” Written by Adam Glass Directed by John F. Showalter Airs Wednesdays at 9pm (ET) on CW Despite the fact that the hunting life is the only one Sam and Dean have ever known—and, if Zachariah’s assertion in Season 4’s “It’s a Terrible Life” is to be believed, …
Supernatural, Ep 8.17: “Goodbye Stranger” brings the main arcs of the season back into focus with a gripping episode
Supernatural, Season 8, Episode 17: “Goodbye Stranger” Written by Robbie Thompson Directed by Thomas J. Wright Airs Wednesdays at 9pm (ET) on CW Since Kevin managed to finally decipher his half of the demon tablet, along with several other factors, the existence of an angel tablet, as revealed by Samandriel to Crowley, has remained a …
Supernatural, Season 8, Episode 16: “Remember The Titans” Written by Daniel Loflin Directed by Steve Boyum Airs Wednesdays at 9pm (ET) on CW One foe that the Winchesters have found themselves tussling with time and time again are pagan Gods. With numerous mythologies spanning several cultures, the unique thing about pagan Gods is that the …
Supernatural, Ep 8.15: “Man’s Best Friend with Benefits” attempts further world-building, but gets marred by frustrating character behaviour
Supernatural, Season 8, Episode 15: “Man’s Best Friend with Benefits” Written by Brand Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Directed by John F. Showalter Airs Wednesdays at 9pm (ET) on CW The otherworldly universe of Supernatural is comprised of numerous elements, as the show has illustrated throughout its run. While angels and demons have been the biggest …
Supernatural, Ep 8.14: “Trail and Error” formally puts Sam and Dean on the path towards closing the gates of Hell
Supernatural, Season 8, Episode 14: “Trial and Error” Written by Andrew Dabb Directed by Kevin Parks Airs Wednesdays at 9pm (ET) on CW While the Winchesters have been discovering new threats and new potential allies over the last few weeks following the unexpected reunion with their paternal grandfather, the old threats continue to loom large …