Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Supernatural 8x04 "Bitten"

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Shouldn't we be better at detecting liars by now? No?
I don't know if any of you have seen the movie Chronicle, but this episode felt very sort of Chronicle plus werewolves. I really don't feel like I'm giving much away by saying off the top that there are werewolves. Hello, the episode is called "Bitten." I'm a little on the fence as to whether I actually liked the episode, though. They kind of already did something like this with the Ghostfacers a few seasons back, and while I realize I may be in the minority, I loved that episode. I found it super hilarious. This? Was really serious. People are also going to complain about the lack of Sam and Dean, I'm sure. Oh wah wah. You do realize on other shows there are ensembles of characters and your favorite may be on the sidelines on a regular basis, yeah? Just sayin'.

Anyway! Basically, this semi-dorky kid Brian has this semi-charismatic friend Michael who ends up dating this girl Kate that Brian is not-so-secretly in love with. Brian wants to be a filmmaker of some kind, which apparently means just filming himself and his buds in search of a story. Things are just run of the mill college-y until one night when Michael finds himself running away from this bully type Scott in the woods, and ends up getting bitten by something.

Magically, the bite heals, and Michael now seems to have superpowers. He's all strong and whatnot. Meanwhile, though, this other kid was killed, and Sam and Dean have come to town to investigate whether it's their type of case. You know, clawed and missing a heart and semi-eaten and all that. This worries Michael and Kate because they don't really know what's going on with him, but Brian is just like dude, it's cool, bite me too so I can be a mutant misanthrope rather than just this pining person who likes filming stuff.
Recap/review of Supernatural 8x04 "Bitten" by
Those kids filming us aren't suspicious at all, nope!

Michael's not so into that, especially not after he has a particular night craving for human hearts, and ends up killing Scott, that bully frat douche from earlier. By this point, they've eavesdropped on the Winchesters enough to figure out that Michael is a werewolf who was probably bitten by an alpha that's in town, who was previously just feasting on animal hearts, but went off the wagon, so to speak. Brian ends up figuring out the alpha is actually one of their college professors, because he was able to spot a pin that was rather conspicuously displayed on said professor's chest earlier in the footage of Michael being attacked.

So what does our ole buddy Brian do? He goes to confront el profesor, of course, because he wants the bite too. He gets it, all right, and gets out of there just before Sam and Dean have tracked down the same professor, and kill him, hunter style.

Brian hurries back to tell his friends the "good" news, but of course they're not so into it. Michael and Brian get into fisticuffs, which ends with Brian stabbing his bff in the belly with a silver knife. Definitely the best way to end an argument, for sure. Kate's freakin' out, but Brian is all "let me bite you so we can be together!" Because that will erase the fact you just killed her boyfriend, yeah. Not so much. It will just give her the super strength to kill your very own ass, Brian. Which she does. I'm amazed how fast these transformations apparently take. Like, instantaneous. Bite, heal, SPAZZ!

Kate edits Brian's videos down into a movie for the Winchesters to watch, pleading that they don't come after her, because she's not going to kill anyone, she promises, pinky swears even. I am a little bit weirded out that Dean is okay with letting her go. On the one hand, since he is friends with the vampire Benny, sure, but on the other, he seems to be all crazy gung ho hunter guy, so...?

No random thoughts this week, really, due to the one off nature of the episode. Also my laziness, perhaps. Anything's possible.


Michael: Is it just me, or are you getting a workplace romance vibe from those two?

Dean: Clear eyes, clogged arteries, can't lose.

Kate: I'm pretty sure FBI agents don't say awesome that much.

Dean: Do I really say awesome a lot?

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  1. I really liked this episode of Supernatural, and I have to agree that I loved Ghostfacers! I finally got my coworkers at DISH to start watching this show, but they still have to finish season 7 before they can watch this new one. I am recording every episode of season 8 for them with my Hopper, so that they can watch them all once they get caught up. They weren’t especially happy with Ghostfacers, but I’m getting the feeling they will like this one. I can’t wait for more from the new show-runner at the show, and I think this season has been incredible so far!

  2. I enjoyed this episode even more upon second watching (no commercials)! It was fascinating to see things from the monster's POV, and tragic how three normal college kids had their world trashed. And yeah, we see Sam and Dean every episode; this gave us a different look, even more so than Ghostfacers. Which I loved.