So this is the last episode we’re going to get before Supernatural goes on hiatus for a few more weeks. Was it any good? Hit the jump to find out.
It’s here! The midseason review of Supernatural! As midseason reviews go it was not as super awesome mega exciting as I prefer my midseason finales to be, but it was a good episode overall. It explores Dean’s relationship with Benny more and further delves into Sam’s relationship with Amelia.
So let’s take a quick look at “Citizen Fang” and then I’ll discuss how season eight has progressed, and what I hope will happen in the future.
This week’s episode is another that’s pretty light on the Sam and Dean interactions and development, but we do learn more about Benny and Amelia.
So what’s the verdict? Are Benny and Amelia good characters, or are they boring characters doomed to be killed or written off the show?
Despite the fact that this post is probably pretty short I am having a terrible time writing it. Why? Because I’m having an internal conflict between Professional Geek Girl and Fangirl Geek Girl. Basically this is what happens every time I try to talk about this week’s episode:
Fangirl Geek Girl: OH MY GAWD YOU GUYS THAT WAS SUCH A GOOD EPISODE!!! IT WAS THE BEST EPISODE EVER!!
Professional Geek Girl: You have to be professional, analyze the episode, talk about the good and bad elements of the episode.
Fangirl Geek Girl: IT WAS ALL GOOD! DIDN’T YOU WATCH IT!
So, here is an attempt to take the Fangirl aspect of my personality and combine it with the Professional aspect of my personality, and write a coherent review….
So without further ado let’s talk about “Bitten.”
Wow, just wow, I was so impressed with yesterday’s episode that I thought Ben Edlund wrote it. Edlund is my favorite Supernatural writer and usually if after I watch an episode I say, “That was amazing,” and then check who the writer is, it’s him, but this time it surprisingly wasn’t.
It was actually written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin, who are usually hit or miss for me lately. They have written awesome episodes like, “Yellow Fever,” “Dark Side of the Moon,” and “Plucky Pennywhistle’s Magical Menagerie.” But then they wrote two of my least favorite episodes of season seven, namely, “The Girl Next Door,” which killed yet another interesting female character for the hell of it, and “Season Seven, Time for a Wedding,” which forever ruined Becky for me. Surprisingly, the thing I hate about those episodes–their portrayal of female characters–is what I loved about this one.
The boys are back in town and ready to hunt some monsters and save the day. Well, they might be. Dean’s got a new monster pal, Sam’s got a dog, and Cas is trapped in Purgatory. Hmmm… the way things are shaping up you might actually want to go to Kevin Tran to solve your monster problems.
Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s talk Supernatural!
As those of you who have read my past Supernatural reviews know, I wasn’t overly found of season seven. Certain episodes were good, but the overall plot and lackluster villain was just uninteresting. Despite that, after hearing more about the season eight plot from SDCC interviews I was actually pretty excited about season eight.
So what do I think about the premiere? Well, I’ll tell you.