Supernatural S12E05 Review: The One You’ve Been Waiting For

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sam-nazi-room-supernatural-the-one-youve-been-waiting-forIf the title of the latest episode of Supernatural, “The One You’ve Been Waiting For,” is meant to convey our excitement at having an episode both written and directed by women, then they got it right. During the first five seasons of Supernatural there was only one episode directed by a woman—“Hunted” from Season 2, directed by Rachel Talalay. There have only been three episodes over the past 12 seasons that were both directed and written by women—the aforementioned “Hunted,” the Season 9 episode “#THINMAN,” and now “The One You’ve Been Waiting For.” The lack of female writers and directors is not just an issue for Supernatural; it plagues the industry. And maybe a few other jobs as well. Continue reading

Supernatural S12E05 Recap: The One You’ve Been Waiting For

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suit-dude-dean-sam-supernatural-the-one-youve-been-waiting-for“The One You’ve Been Waiting For” isn’t exactly the Supernatural episode we’ve been waiting for, but it will do. Sam and Dean revisit an old enemy when the Thule Society resurfaces. Naturally, the boys have to save the world again, but they do so in their own quiet way, making the world safe for democracy. Wrong war, but you get the idea.

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Supernatural Season 12 Episode 5 Photos: The One You’ve Been Waiting For

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Supernatural S12E04 Review: American Nightmare

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sam-dean-priests-supernatural-american-nightmareOn Supernatural there are monsters, and then there are monsters. Sure, supernatural creatures may lie in wait for the unsuspecting stranger, but a betrayal by someone meant to be a protector is much more frightening. In “American Nightmare,” Supernatural reminds us that Man is the ultimate monster. Whether it’s an abusive parent or a self-righteous killer, people can be real jerks.

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Supernatural S12E03 Review: The Foundry

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jensen-jared-cemetery-supernatural-the-foundryIn “The Foundry,” the Winchesters are still adjusting to their family reunification. If Supernatural has taught us anything about returning from the dead (and there have been a lot of lessons), it’s that rebirth brings a sense of alienation. Coming back from Hell may be hard, but coming back from Heaven creates a void that’s hard to fill. These complex feelings create a backdrop for what Supernatural does best—a horror-filled ghost story. Continue reading

Supernatural S12E03 Recap: The Foundry

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creepy-doll-supernatural-the-foundryJust when you think smug hipsters only care about posting their Yelp reviews and lamenting the housing market, they surprise you by going into an abandoned building to rescue a crying baby. But on Supernatural, no good deed goes unpunished. No one is safe in “The Foundry,” no matter how cool and clever. All it takes is a ghostly cry and an über-creepy doll. They may be hipsters, but they still don’t deserve such treatment.

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Supernatural S12E02 Recap: Mamma Mia

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the-winchesters-supernatural-keep-calm-and-carry-onAs Season 12 Episode 2 of Supernatural opens, we find Sam in a compromising position, but not in the way you’d expect. “Mamma Mia” gives us drama, action, horror, humor, and a shirtless Sam. What more could we ask for from Supernatural?

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