Supernatural S12E18 Review: The Memory Remains

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Dean Moloch Supernatural The Memory RemainsEpisode 18 of Supernatural, “The Memory Remains,” presents monsters both human and divine. It was helmed by long-time Supernatural director Phil Sgricca and written by John Bring who previously co-wrote “Beyond the Mat.” Some elements in “The Memory Remains” were terrific, including the cinematography, a layered Monster of the Week story, and some well-written dialogue. The integration of the British Men of Letters narrative into the episode, though perhaps necessary to the overall season story arc, didn’t work as well. “The Memory Remains” had some interesting elements, yet lacked the cohesion needed to make it a standout episode of Supernatural. Continue reading

Supernatural S12E17 Review: The British Invasion

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Dagon Supernatural The British Invasion“The British Invasion” brings together a lot of pieces on the Supernatural board, moving forward the story of the British Men of Letters in conjunction with that of Satan’s unborn child. Written by Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner, and directed by John Showalter, “The British Invasion” reveals what we already suspected—that the British Men of Letters are a tyrannical organization that kills indiscriminately. Sam and Dean have yet to learn about the true nature of this organization, but when they do all hell will break loose on Supernatural. Continue reading

Supernatural S12E14 Review: The Raid

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mary-sam-dean-winchester-supernatural-the-raidIn “The Raid,” Supernatural picks up where “Family Feud” left off. Sam and Dean are still absorbing the news that their mom is working with the British Men of Letters. The conflict between Mary and her sons is brought to screen beautifully by writer Robert Berens and director John MacCarthy. The strain among the Winchester clan underlies the tension between the British Men of Letters and the American hunters. If you think vampires are scary, wait until you get a load of Dean Winchester hurt by his mother’s betrayal. Continue reading

Supernatural S12E09 Review: First Blood

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sam-dean-in-van-supernatural-first-bloodIn “First Blood,” Sam and Dean have been taken by the Secret Service for trying to assassinate the president. Castiel and Mary have no idea how to find them. The black ops imprisonment doesn’t feel like Supernatural, but perhaps that’s the point. Still, we’ll take monster hunts over secret American military installations any day of the week. Despite the incongruence, “First Blood” manages to include a few lines destined to become Supernatural classics, as well as emotional Winchester family moments. “

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Supernatural S12E01 Recap: Keep Calm and Carry On

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sam-blowtorch-supernatural-keep-calm-and-carry-onMadness! Madness, we say. Supernatural is on season 12 and going strong with the season premiere “Keep Calm and Carry On.” Who would have thought a couple of hunters with serious family issues would make it this far? Well, we all did, didn’t we? We say that because it’s only the most dedicated who consume recaps like candy to get more of that Supernatural fix once those 44 minutes are over. We’ll be sure to check out some others ourselves once we hit publish. Continue reading