October 27th, 2006

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2.05 Simon Said – Watch A Great Episode of Supernatural!

Ben Edlund, veteran of The Tick and the Whedonverse, delivered a smashing script for his Supernatural debut, directed with energy by Tim Iacofano (24, Smallville, and much more), that restored some of the balance and more of the humor reminiscent of the first season, while driving the Winchester family plot line relentlessly on. Cued in by another of Sam’s migraine visions, Sam and Dean found two more of the grown-up children like Sam, with mixed results. Along the way, Sam made disturbing guesses about what the Demon’s plans might be, and shared the truth about himself with Ellen. Responding to Sam’s need, Dean pulled far enough out of his cold grief slough of despond to resume his customary role of protective big brother, even though he was forced to reveal to Sam the fear he would never willingly have admitted: that Sam might be right in thinking that he’s a part of something terrible. Most disturbing on the personal level, the tale left the brothers looking at each other with unvoiced new concerns about how they now appeared in each other’s eyes. And the final twist of the plot leaves us all wondering how many more “children like Sam” are out there, and whether there’s any reliable way to track them all down. On that note, I agreed with Ellen:  “Better break out the whiskey.” And Soundgarden’s “Fell on Black Days” playing in the background was chillingly appropriate.  (“Whatsoever I've feared has come to life / Whatsoever I've fought off became my life / … Cause I fell on black days / … How would I know that this could be my fate?”)


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