So I really loved the twist at the end - it was very
Sixth Sense meets
Ghost Whisperer (although, I could have done without the big glowy light). But I have to say, this wasn't the most captivating episode of
Supernatural I've ever seen. I kept waiting for it to get a little scarier, a little creepier, but it didn't happen. And the dialogue was crackling at times, then was missing a little somethin'-somethin' at other times. However, I did find much to like about this latest installment:
I'm really hoping
Battlestar Galactica fans did tune in to see Tricia Helfer join the ranks of
Supernatural's damsels in distress. What was good about this episode is that it went back to basics and reinforced the reason why the Winchester boys do what they do. The "previously" first set up the whole family business angle and then set up one of the fundamental differences between Sam and Dean. Dean's beliefs are just more black and white than Sam's. He's jonesin' to kill anything that's not human. Sam's more willing to hope, to see the good, to make damn sure that what they're killing is evil. That particular thread was carried throughout the entire episode. Tricia did a good job of being the spirit that couldn't let go. What was cool, and I think you guys have brought this up on one of the previous blogs, is that in essence, she was a good spirit. She didn't do anything bad in death, she just couldn't get it together to cross over. When did you guys realize she was d-e-a-d? I guessed before they gave it away, but they kept me going for a little while. I also liked the idea that there were two spirits haunting the highway - one enacting revenge every year on the woman who ran him over, and said woman who suffered even more in her death than she did alive.
Dean sure was working the caustic, somewhat antisocial bit he had going for much of Season 1, don't you think? He didn't want to sugarcoat anything, just wanted to do what he was there to do. Meanwhile, Sam seemed to be whisperin' all over the place, like the Mr. Extra Sensitive Ghost Hunter that he is. Dean's right, Sam did go all J-Love Hewitt. Not only did he school Molly in the ways of hunting and the angry spirit, but he also helped her come to terms with her death in order to move on.
I went back and watched the episode over again. The second time around, I could tell that Sam and Dean were trying to clue Molly in and help her realize the predicament she was in the whole time. I really love the show flashbacking to the way everything went down from Sam and Dean's perspective. Up until then, we pretty much saw everything from her point of view.
Again the show comes through music-wise. Repeatedly using The Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" added to the darker atmosphere of the episode. It was a great choice.
Dan Gauthier played Tricia Helfer's husband. Even though he's no longer on the ABC soap
One Life to Live (Boo!), this talented actor recently earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for playing Kevin Buchanan. But he's been around a long time; you may also recognize him from a brief stint on
Beverly Hills, 90210 (he played Steve Sanders' friend that OD'd).
- Poor Impala. It ran over Greeley ghost and lost its power.
- When Greeley started hurting Molly while she was strung up - that was creepy.
- Why do you think Sammy seemed to be affected by the whole Molly situation more than Dean?
- I loved when Sam mentioned John and what he used to tell them when they were kids. More Sammy talking about John, please.
- "All right, Haley Joel, let's hit the road."
- "You're like a walking encyclopedia of weirdness."
- "Oh baby, it's been a long night."
- "It smells like old lady in here."
- "Woops." (Dean shoots Greeley)
- "Hey. Follow the creepy brick road."
- "Thank god." "Call me Dean."
- "Just once I'd like to look around the corner and see a nice house."
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So I really loved the twist at the end it was very Sixth Sense meets Ghost Whisperer although I could have done without the big glowy light But I have to say this wasnt the most captivating episode of Supernatural Ive ever seen I kept waiting for it to get a little scarier a little creepier but it didnt happen And the dialogue was crackling at times then was missing a little somethin-somethin at other times However I did find much to like about this latest installmentIm really hoping Battlestar Galactica fans did tune in to see Tricia Helfer join the ranks of Supernaturals damsels in distress What was good about this episode is that it went back to basics and reinforced the reason why the Winchester boys do what they do The previously first set up the whole family business angle and then set up one of the fundamental differences between Sam and Dean Deans beliefs are just more black and white than Sams Hes jonesin to kill anything thats not huma