Could this be Supernatural’s last season?
Supernatural (8:3) Spoilers! More of Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean’s (Jensen Ackles) straining relationship came out into the forefront of last night’s episode as the brothers involved themselves in a case of an immortal Mayan sports superstar who’s donated organs caused a few people to go crazy. Woah. That’s a bit much to take in. Well, other than tracking down Kevin (Osric Chau) and the tablet, the guys needed something else to do. “Heartache” was a little throw back to earlier detour episodes and a convenient trip down memory lane.
Imagine a woman falling in love with a guy who cannot age, and as she continues to age, she notices that her love look the same year after year. Now that’s heartbreaking. To quiet this suspicion, the both of them will have to create multiple personas and constantly pretend to die to keep up the sense of normalcy in these instances. However, over time because of her rapid aging, she may have to pose as his mother. This is what Eleanor Holmes (Patty McCormack) had to go through for decades in her relationship to her sports obsessive superstar lover who just so happened to be over thousands of years old, and her lover required blood sacrifices to retain his immortality. I don’t know about you ladies, but I would think that this scenario would have worn out its welcome. That bit about organs, and ancient prayers–creepy.
Jensen Ackles did a great job directing this episode. A satisfying story overall and although I wanted the Kevin arc to continue right through to this episode, this was nothing more than a filler. Supernatural has a history of inter missive episodes. The only real highlight of tonight’s episode was Sam’s indifference to being on the road again. It is increasingly evident he’d rather live life as a normal human without killing demons or banishing other strange creatures. Dean, on the other hand find immense satisfaction in the hunt and more so it seems since returning from Purgatory. Sam is a goodhearted character, and his desires are that he wishes to take a different path in life.
No Castiel (Misha Collins) this episode. Truly disappointing.
This could be further hinting that this season being the last for Supernatural, and the ending may come down to the brothers realizing they are two different people and need to respect each other’s paths.
Here’s a peek at next weeks episode ‘Bitten‘ CWs Supernatural, Wednesdays 9/8c
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- Reviewed by: AIDY
- Published on: 10/18/2012
- Last modified: 10/18/2012
Sam and Dean investigate a string of unusual murders where the victims were all recipients of organs from the same donor. The killer is captured, but things become even more complicated when the brothers find their killer in a trance mumbling an ancient prayer. Jensen Ackles directed the episode written by Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming.