Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Supernatural 10x02 "Reichenbach"

In last week's premiere, we got a sneak peek at the new Dean. It wasn't quite clear just how much of a demon he was, but this week the show delved even more into the new dark and twisted soul that inhabits the elder Winchester, with interesting results. But let's back up a bit.

In case you forgot, Sam was picked up by some mystery man with a mysterious past with Dean. That man turns out to be a dude named Cole. Apparently back in 2003, Dean killed his father. Of course, the kid didn't know that his dad was probably either a monster or possessed or something, so he's been training to come take down Dean ever since. Sam tries to convince him that there's more to the world, you know, monsters, but the guy is not having it, instead focused on torturing Sam to get info on where Dean is. So, Sam steals his rather conspicuously dropped pair of keys with a handy dandy knife on it and hightails it out of there to keep looking for his brother.

Recap/review of Supernatural 10x03 'Reichenbach' by freshfromthe.com
Some shiners for poor Sammy.
Dean, meanwhile, is still hanging around in the Dakotas - is he feeling somewhat sentimental or something? Like, because he's kinda near Bobby's old place? In any case, Crowley wants him to sate the Mark some more. Supposedly how this works is, yes, Dean is a demon, but if he doesn't keep sating the Mark by killing with the blade, then he'll get more erratic and crazy demony. O-kay. So, Crowley sets him up to kill this cheating wife. Her husband made a deal to sell his soul if they would kill her. But, Dean gets sidetracked when he goes to do the deed, instead satisfying all the women of the world by killing a man who started going on about how it was okay for him to cheat, but not his wife, because it's, you know, biological for men to do that.

Crowley is less than happy about this development, to be sure. He wants Dean to do his bidding, more or less, be one of his demon buddies. But Dean is all not so much. He wants to do whatever he feels like. Crowley has had enough of the surly behavior and points out that Dean is teetering on the edge between being a demon and being human. Dean says sayonara to that scene, leaving Crowley to pine over good times past.

Now you may be wondering, what's going on with the angels? Oh, you weren't? Yeah, me neither, really. Cas is still feeling sick, he ends up running the car off the road and blah blah. Basically this amounts to Hannah going up to talk to Metatron to find out if there is any of Cas' grace left. Metatron claims there is, and wants to make a deal, but Cas shows up in time to stop her. However, it does seem like the grace is out there somewhere. Now Cas just has to find it.

Recap/review of Supernatural 10x02 'Reichenbach' by freshfromthe.com
Still handsome even as a demon.
Back in the Earthly realm, Sam has managed to track down Dean. He wants to take him back to the bunker and work the demon cure on him, but Dean is not into that. However, Sam's plan to saunter over and put some devil's trap cuffs on Dean is stopped when Cole shows up, throwing a smoke bomb in the joint. Cole confronts Dean, who does not remember in the slightest who he is, and they "fight." Or, really, Cole tries to fight and Dean kind of swats him around. But, instead of killing him in the end, he lets him go (after showing him his demon eyes), which gives Sam enough time to throw some holy water on Dean and get him in the cuffs to take him back to the bunker.

Sam meets up with Crowley to give him the First Blade so Dean can't use it anymore. Crowley makes like this is good news for Sam, and that he's over Dean, but I'm not so sure. Didn't he say that Dean will go even crazier demon if he doesn't use that thing? Is that his secret plan? Hmm. Because next week does not look so promising for Sam, that's for sure.

Random Thoughts:

- Did they change the coloring back to more of a darkened feel and not quite so colorized? Back to basics!

- Cool transition from Dean punching someone to Sam being punched in the face.

- That past scene with "younger" Dean - ha. I mean I guess it looked pretty convincing, since he was supposed to be a couple years younger than when the show started.

- When Cas finally gets his own grace back, will that be the end of angel politics? Please?

- That picture of Crowley and Dean together was hilarious. I laughed out loud at that one.

- Why doesn't Hannah just do the wooshy transport thing with Cas? Can he not handle being teleported or something?

- Please let's be done with the Metatron storyline. The last thing I want to see is him getting free.

- Sam talked about how they can cure a demon with the blood magic stuff. Does that work when the person isn't possessed? It seems like it would be different, but who knows. How long do we think the Demon Dean thing is going to keep going? Are you liking the storyline so far? It certainly adds a new layer to the show that hasn't been there in a while. I also enjoy his new hair.

- Demon Dean, however, does not care about his beloved Impala. Regular Dean inside must be pretty pissed.


Sam: It's holy water.
Cole: Holy cow.

Sam: I guess the Mark... it messed him up somehow, I don't know.
Castiel: That is a vast understatement.

Crowley: So how you been feelin'? On edge, pent up, unfulfilled?
Dean: You sound like a Viagra commercial, you know that, right?

Lester: Yeah, I know what an alibi is. I watch Franklin and Bash.

Crowley: Hello, Bullwinkle. You miss me?
Sam: So much.

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  1. Very nice review.

    The angels don't have their wings anymore, though, remember? They all got burned away in the fall. That's why she doesn't teleport the two of them around. :P

    1. Oh duh, I totally forgot about that! Shows how much I care about the angel storylines, haha.

  2. I was just rewatching this episode and one thing jumped out at me. In ten+ years, this is the first Cole is catching wind of Dean. Shouldn't he think Dean is dead, after St Louis, agent Hendricks, and the leviathans? I mean especially after the leviathans, wasn't Dick really explicit those two needed to remain considered dead for the leviathan PR campaign? Just something that has been bugging me.