Supernatural – “Two and a Half Men”
All right — two things. First, let’s turn it up to eleven. Sure, it closed the episode out, but I’ve never smiled during a TV show as much as I did as when the Metallicar was called back into service… accompanied by the sublime and pure voice of Ian Gillan and Ritchie Blackmore’s thundering of the most infamous riff known to metal. While I’ve enjoyed the relaunch of the Winchester Brothers’ saga, it felt wrong to have the boys facing evil without the Impala hauling their bickering asses there. When Dean unveiled that badass muscle car I knew that Supernatural was back — I mean really back — and there was going to be hell to pay.
Which leads me to that second thing. What’s up with you, Grandpa? I’ve a feeling you’re up to no good. Samuel Campbell’s got a secret, kids, and that little phone call — you know the one — wasn’t with someone on his friends & family plan. What can we extrapolate thus far? Grandpa Sam’s bagging and tagging critters for some shadowy other. An individual or some sinister cabal? Hard to say, though my money’s on cabal.
The heart of the episode — the deconstruction of Dean Winchester’s metamorphosis into father of the year — was everything you could hope for from the season’s second outing. The groundwork’s been laid. We’ve got an overarching mystery that plays into some monster-of-the-week style action in episodes to come. We’ve got brotherly conflict and, in a sense, a role reversal. It was Sam that always wanted the apple pie life away from hunting. Now he’s ruthless and committed, and Dean is being torn apart from the inside.
I like the direction we’re headed in. TGIF is taking on a whole new meaning.
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