In this very special episode of Supernatural, Sam and Dean become the supporting characters in a "found footage" story of werewolves loose on a college campus. Yes, just in time for the release of Paranormal Activity 4. I'm sure it's JUST A COINCIDENCE!
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Forget the werewolves, there's a much more dangerous monster on the loose, and it's got green eyes. Yup, I'm talking about envy. Aspiring filmmaker Brian is totally and completely bonkers jealous of his best friend, Michael. Michael's got looks, charm and a pretty girlfriend named Kate. On top of that, he was recently bitten by a werewolf, giving him super strength.
|"Bang bang! Take that dead body! Yeah, that's right." |
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Now that Brian has the power, he's only missing one thing - the girl. Standing in his way is his oldest and bestest friend, whom he quickly dispatches. (Ah, the things one crazy person will do for lust.) Brian even gives Kate a little nibble so she can become a werewolf and they can run away as two lycans in love. Kate is freaked at first, but quickly embraces her wolfy powers. But she doesn't use them to bond with Brian, she uses them to rip him to shreds.
This entire sad story is set against the backdrop of a classroom study of "Lord of the Flies." (Must be remedial English course - didn't most people study that in junior high or high school?) Brian identifies with the character Piggy, because he thinks he's a smart kid who is picked on too much. He sees himself as a supporting character in the life of Michael, his own personal "Ralph."
|Ziggy! Piggy! Ziggy! Piggy!|
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If anyone is Piggy, it's Kate, because that girl is CHUNKY! Obviously, I am kidding. Actress Brit Sheridan is so skinny that Lifetime has already bought the rights to the story of her eating disorder. Kate acts as the Piggy character because she is Michael's right-hand "man." Also, like Piggy, she can't see what Brian/Jack is really after - her.
Unlike Piggy, she's survives the story and becomes a savage herself. Not so savage that she can't take a few hours to edit together a nice little movie that explains to Sam and Dean why she is running away and doesn't need to be hunted. Yup, Sam and Dean have been investigating the werewolf murders on campus, and they find all the answers in her tidy little video.
|(Left to right) Michael, Sam, Brian, Fatty and Dean|
These "special" episodes reinforce how much this show could benefit from a format change. Okay, maybe it doesn't need a full format change any more than those police procedurals do, but even the procedurals frequently shake up the status quo. The formula for Supernatural is to have Dean and Sam hunt monsters. Fine. But the status quo remains the same - two guys in a car traveling alone, still bickering and keeping secrets. Dean wants to stick with the family business; Sam wants to quit. It's eight years later, and Dean and Sam are right back where they started in season one.
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Maybe things will change when Dean's Purgatory cell mate shows up next week. Will the addition of vampire Benny spice up this season? We'll find out on Halloween! In the meantime, let us know your thoughts on this season so far. Are you digging the old school vibe or is the format getting a little stale?