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SAM PUTS A TRACKER ON BENNY — Sam asks a hunter named Martin (guest star Jon Gries) to keep an eye on Benny (guest star Ty Olsson) without telling Dean. However, when Martin tells Sam there was a vampire kill and he thinks Benny is responsible, Dean defends his friend. When Martin decides to take things into his own hands, things get messy and Dean is forced to make a very hard decision. Nick Copus directed the episode written by Daniel Loflin.
Damn it, Benny!
Supernatural (8:9) Since we will not have another episode of Supernatural until January 2013, we are left with this awesome cliffhanger episode. The events in Citizen Fang got pretty heavy–Benny (Ty Olsson) decided to return home to Louisiana while an old vampire acquaintance is killing humans, causing Benny to be blamed for it. Sam (Jared Padalecki) instantly believes Benny is the reason behind the murders–and Dean ain’t hearing none of that! So Dean (Jensen Ackles)) and relies on Martin (Jon Gries), a hunter that previously spent time in a psych ward, to hunt down Benny. This revealed how far the Winchesters has come to trust someone other than each other to hunt down someone. Meanwhile, Amelia (Liane Balaban) makes a surprise appearance in the present to meet Sam.
It was great to see Benny again this season, and to think he was a great grandfather! It’s sad, but expected that Sam would distrust him based on his species, and no doubt this will put an even greater strain on the relationship between him and Dean. Dean, on the other hand, was so willing to trust Benny without investigating the situation first. After years of both of them witnessing the deaths of all those they love, their sudden outreach to trust others is understandable, but could it be the end of either one? This won’t be the last time we see Benny.
Now that Amelia is no longer just appearing in flashbacks, how will she interact with Dean? Will she find out about the “family business”? Because she followed him to the bar, Amelia could possibly still have feelings for Sam. It’ll be interesting to find out more about her and how she could play a role in the “big” picture.
Supernatural returns January 16th with ‘Torn and Frayed!’
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