It’s a good thing this 31 Days of Reviews is coming to an end because my time is starting to run thin. It’s hard work watching movies every day if that’s not my only priority.
For this review, I’ll be talking about the first 3 episodes of Supernatural season 9.
The finale of season 8 left long-time fans of Supernatural in stunned silence. After watching one of the Winchesters die for what seemed like the millionth time in the series, we saw something different happen. A man who had spent his entire life fighting demons became a demon.
As the premiere of season 9 approached, fans were excited to see where this would take the Winchesters, Castiel, and even Crowley (who has definitely grown into something spectacular as the series progressed). During episode one, we get to see the budding bromance between Dean and Crowley, one that shocked and hurt fans with its “Jerk. Bitch” commentary, but was endearing all the same.
Like fans would expect, Sam is searching high and low for Dean. It is what we have come to expect from the Winchesters over almost a decade. Dean is interestingly flying off the handle, uncontrollable on many occasions, but still seems to retain his Dean-like qualities.
As we move into episodes 2 and 3, we are introduced to some of the story lines that will inevitably continue on through season 9. There is a character who is out for revenge on Dean for a crime committed long ago. Metatron is still alive, albeit locked in a heavenly prison, and he is definitely back to his old threats. The rift between Crowley and Castiel continues to grow, and the angels and demons are still fighting amongst each other. At the end of episode 3, we are even introduced to a new villain who appears to have an M.O similar to that of Yellow Eyes from early seasons.
Since this is technically 31 days of horror reviews, I will point out that the hide-and-seek game between Sam and Dean in episode 3 is pretty terrifying. I hadn’t been that scared in an episode of Supernatural in years. Jensen Ackles definitely delivered in his role as an evil character.
I will say that I am slightly disappointed in the resolution of the demon issue. I don’t entirely believe that everything has been resolved as of yet, but the show is definitely implying that it might very well be resolved: at least for the most part. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it was definitely fixed far too easily. I wouldn’t be surprised if the demon problem rears its head again sometime soon.
Supernatural airs on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM CST on The CW.