SUPERNATURAL - S14, E5 - "NIGHTMARE LOGIC"...
Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:24 AM
Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:45 AM
First, Bobby and Mary. I think that's a good pair. And it's really interesting how he had a son in the alternate world... makes him even more nuanced.
Second, Sam leading the Hunters. That role suits him incredibly well, and I'm glad he is still doing it. He is training them really well, and I thought it was about time Hunters updated some of their tactics... check-ins and bodycams. That bodycam idea is genius... a training tool AND clues when a hunt goes wrong.
And I am glad they are keeping these Hunters around. We have seen a LOT of them killed over the seasons, so many it seemed like they were becoming an endangered species, almost extinct. But I'm glad that is being tackled... I think the first brick that laid the foundation of this was back in season 8's "FREAKS AND GEEKS". I always felt that should have been followed up. We have that now.
The Michael storyline seems to be sort of backburnered for the moment, but I think the writers are doing a slight reverse of their typical strategy... middle of the season is where we tend to get the "filler" episode, while big leaps of the main arc in the beginning and end of a season. Looks like the "filler" ones are being done toward the beginning of this season, so maybe the arc will kick into full gear toward the middle.
Anyway, nice callbacks to previous situations... Fred Jones, the djinn Dean encountered at the end of season 2.
I enjoyed it!
Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:02 PM
Maggie was actually barely in it, spending most of her couple of scenes dangling from her toes. The guest character had more screen time and was of a very familiar and unpleasant type, but she got to receive some advice from Dean on how to deal with a less-than-ideal father, with the implication that there might be a reconciliation.
The Ghoul turned out to be the return of the Djinn from a few seasons ago, now super-sized thanks to Michael's plot to take over the world or reduce the world to chaos or whatever he's trying to do. There was a very interesting moment when the Djinn went into Dean's head to seize his nightmares, but recoiled in pain or terror-- was it because of everything that Dean has been through (e.g. thirty years in Hell) or because of something Michael left behind? Or because Michael is still in there?
But the main development in this episode was with Mary and Bobby. Bobby's nightmare was his dead son from the alternate universe, which he was loathe to share with Mary, and this was keeping them apart. But by the end of the episode their coupledom is official and they are off on sabbatical to a remote cabin (belonging to Sheriff Jodie or Sheriff Donna, I forget which) while Bobby recovers and they work on their relationship. I would have much preferred that Mary become a regular part of the team, like Cass or Jack, but I can live with her showing up only occasionally-- as long as they don't kill her off!
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