Once More, From the Top!
Welcome back, fellow supers! How was your summer? Do any traveling? To the wine country, you say? That's nice. We'll have to get together and watch your slideshow. No, really, I insist. Just let me finish up this recap of Supernatural first.
ONE YEAR LATER!
|"Yes, I know it's a little odd that I still look this good after|
a year with no access to a razor, a toothbrush or a
Fantastic Sam's." Photo credit: The CW
Dean, the Monster-Killing Machine
The season begins, as these seasons often do, with Dean coming back from another dimension. He just spent a year in Purgatory, fighting, stabbing and killing all manner of horrible beasts with a weird new weapon. Yes, it sounds miserable, but it looks like Sir Deano actually got into it. The survival instinct took over and born-and-bred warrior Dean found something pure about tapping into his primal nature.
Plus, there was this one guy.
No, not Castiel, but another dude named Benny. From the look of his teeth, I'd guess he was a vampire. Benny saved Dean from another vamp, and then struck a deal to help get Dean both of them out of Purgatory. Much like a prison romance, their temporary partnership may have become something more. Dean's back, but he's keeping Benny a secret from Sam, and Benny is calling to check up on Dean, despite an agreement to go their separate ways.
|"Feast your eyes upon my high-waisted pants! You know|
You can't look away. I bought them from that little
"Vampires from Another Era" shop on Main. Photo credit: The CW
Sam, Dog Owner and Homebody
Sam, like any reasonable person who has been through what he has been through, decided to quit hunting and devote his time to taking care of his dog, his lady and his hair.
Sam finds a lover, a reenactment.
Sam: Please save this dog I ran over while distractedly jamming to some Air Supply!
Vet assistant: Calm down, you giant freak.
Lady Vet: <saves dog>
Sam: Whaaaaaaat? Butbutbut...
Lady Vet: <is horrible>
Sam: Fine, I'll keep the dog. Plus, I'm in love!
Sam's new lackadaisical attitude towards saving the world rubs the militant Dean the wrong way, especially when he finds out Sam has been ignoring distress calls from…
Kevin Tran in Advanced Placement
|Vegas odds of Kevin ever riding in the front seat - 0:100|
Photo credit: The CW
Crowley attempts to force Kevin’s surrender by threatening the ex-girlfriend’s life, but Kevin still remembers that time she dumped him when he started hearing messages from above, so he splits. Unfortunately, this means Crowley murders the girl right in front of Kevin’s eyes, traumatizing him forever. Now, like it or not, Kevin is in for the long haul as a prophet/hunter. His loss of innocence bums Sam out, but Dean helps Kevin cope with a very non-comforting drill sergeant routine.
And that’s where we are! The Winchesters are back together, hunting demons and various baddies. They’ve both got attitudes very similar to the ones they had in season one (Dean is gung ho and mad that Sam keeps managing to find a life outside the family iz), but this time they’ve got sidekick Kevin Tran along for the ride! It’s got more promise (and more classic rock) than the last two season premiers. Here’s hoping it doesn’t get bogged down in the same tired formulas that we’ve been struggling with for the last few years.
|"We need to talk about why no one is talking about my|
movie, 'We Need to Talk About Kevin.'"
Photo credit: BBC Films
(In response to his ex-girlfriend asking what’s going on) “There is a demon inside you and you’re going to your safety school.” – Kevin Tran