|Cutting off heads just in time, like they do.|
Basically, this dude Ennis goes to take his girl out so he can propose to her, and inadvertently gets caught up in this monster pre-war in Chicago. The girl gets killed, and he sees some weird crap, like funky faces in the mirror. How they ended up in basically a monster restaurant, we can't be sure. You'd think they'd be more exclusive with their clientele. But anyway! Ennis ends up meeting Sam and Dean after they catch wind of the case, and even though they lie to him about the monster sitch at first, eventually they have to come clean when Ennis nearly gets killed by a vampire. Whoops.
So, in short, there are five monster families that reside in Chicago. They each have their own territory. At the top of the episode, one of the shapeshifter sons gets murdered by some mysterious dude. They assume it must be Julian of the werewolf clan because there is such bad blood between them. Julian didn't do it, but he would rather they think he did so he can start a war.
|Let's have a melodramatic walk through the woods, shall we?|
Turns out, the guy who killed David's brother is just a guy whose child was killed, and is looking for revenge. They get the better of him, but Ennis is still pissed that his girl got killed for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and shoots the dude. Sam and Dean try to warn him off the hunter life (well, more Sam than Dean if we're being honest), but he seems pretty intent on doing it, especially after his supposedly dead father calls him up and tells him not to get involved. Dun dun dun!
David and Violet, meanwhile, share another "how could you!" moment that actually leads to smoochy times. Because, it turns out, Violet only didn't run away with David because his now dead brother showed up to warn her off because they have to keep their bloodlines pure and blah blah. Why she doesn't just tell him that, who knows. Instead she just kisses him and then runs off.
And Sam and Dean drive off into the night after Castiel makes a well-timed phone call saying he's found Metatron or something.
- Why don't these shapeshifters take more time to switch like the others, leaving a pile of goop behind? I'm pretty sure all shifters have been born a shifter, so it's not the difference between being turned and being a natural shifter. Hmm.
- The most egregious exposition came near the end of the episode when Sam asks Ennis if he lives alone, and Ennis straight up says, "Yeah. Sister lives across town. Mom I haven't seen in a while. Dad's dead... killed in the line of duty a few years ago." I actually don't remember what he said exactly about the mom, but it was something like that. I mean, would you really just say all that straight up? Sheesh.
- I mean, it's an interesting concept. But it seemed super dramatic, and without a lot of humor. I know they were trying to get a lot of information across in a short amount of time, but man it felt clunky.
- Let's be honest, there was hardly any Sam and Dean actually in this episode, and a whole lot of new people to try to get us to care about. And I'm not sure I really care about any of them. Then again, I'm getting a bit burnt out on the show in general, so it could just be I'm super critical. What do you think?
Dean: Looks better with a little off the top, don't you think?
David: We shift our shape. It's kind of all there in the name.
Dean: What is this, Godfather with fangs?
Ennis: He's a frickin' Transformer!
Dean: All right, you're with me, Romeo.
David: Sounds good, Buffy.