By Kaylynn Kasandra
It’s quite hard to ignore that this episode was used to set the foundation for the spin off from the series. I’m not sure how much you may have heard of it, but I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t watch. I wasn’t too sold on the idea of Jodie and her group of ladies getting their own spin off. But, they sold me after this episode and I can see why they played it this way. I could complain once more about how this episode was lacking a cameo from my favorite, Cas. But, I am sure nobody wants to hear that yet again. But, honestly, I never thought I would say I would complain over not seeing Sam and Dean throughout the majority of the episode.
Like I mentioned previously, my suspicion is that they did that to set up the spin off. That being said, it isn’t any less irritating. I am used to the episodes derailing from the season’s big storyline to go back to cases. So, that part really doesn’t bother me. The more I think about it, the more annoyed I am. I just don’t think it’s right for a show to take such a departure with its usual starring characters. It almost felt as though I was watching this new spin off instead of Supernatural. So much so that for the first 10 minutes I really thought for a second I was confused and that was the case.
Again, don’t get me wrong, I’m for the spin-off. I’m just not for this marketing incognito. I think the spin-off could stand well enough alone that they really didn’t need to make the winter premiere all about them. Donna is a hilarious character, so seeing her back is nice. I am still not 100% sold on Patience yet if I am honest. Let’s hope that changes. I like Jodi, so it’s always nice to see her come back. Claire is like a female Dean with a hint of Sam, so she’s cool in my book. But Alex, eh, we will see. If that’s the ensemble planned, they’ll be great.
I did let myself be tricked into thinking that Kaia may actually be an asset to this all female team. Unfortunately, as we all saw, that didn’t quite happen. The mystery inter-dimensional elfish looking sword lady killed her. But she is her? This is going to make for a very interesting plot twist that I absolutely can’t wait to see unfold. And something I feel will be the start to the spin-off as well. Which makes it seem its forcing us all into watching.
I honestly wish I had way more to say about this episode. I was so excited for it. It seemed to have to so much potential for awesomeness. I was hoping to at least see a dinosaur and got king kong and a dreamwalkers doppelganger instead. Here’s hoping next week feels more like the Supernatural we all know. I’m all for cameos and crossovers, but not when it feels it’s the stars of the show doing them.
Written by Kaylynn Kasandra. Awkward hippie who enjoys helping people, creating things, reading, sci-fi, fantasy, and Thor. Find more from her at http://www.youtube.com/c/tiedyesmurf