by Bob Teoh
“Supernatural” returns from its break with a rather odd episode, “Out with the Old.” It is a fairly mediocre episode, but it brings the spotlight back to this season’s primary antagonists, the Leviathans, and foreshadows the monsters’ “final plan.”
The episode started out seemingly ordinary enough, with the Winchester brothers being called in for a series of cursed objects. Having dealt with these items numerous times during their career, the brothers quickly dispatched the objects and prepared the leave.
Soon, however, the brothers begin noticing that most of the houses in the small town have been sold to a sinister woman who, of course, turns out to be a Leviathan. The heroes are ambushed by the Leviathan and nearly lose the battle. Fortunately, they gain an ally in the woman’s disgruntled employee, who helps them defeat her and reveals their master plan–building a research facility to “cure cancer”.
I hope the writers realize how many questions that statement raised and will directly address this in the episodes to come. The declaration seemed extremely out of place, since we all expected the malicious, man-eating monsters to be planning something much more diabolical. Now, all of a sudden, they’re just “here to help?”
Nevertheless, the episode set the show back on the right track and shifted the focus back to the Leviathans, who seemed have been pushed into the background lately. The storyline contained a few delightful twists, and it was fun watching the monsters bickering like humans.
As a fan, however, I will allow this bland episode to pass because I devoted all my attention to the 30 second promo that aired at the end. The small preview shows Sam breaking down from his hallucinations and Dean seeking help from a healer, who turns out to be Castiel, who has been resurrected from the dead.
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