Supernatural ‘Hunteri Heroici’ – Review

Supernatural -- "Hunteri Heroici" -- Image SN808a_2549 – Pictured (L-R): Jared Padalecki as Sam, Mike Farrell as Fred, Misha Collins as Castiel, and Jensen Ackles as Dean -- Credit: Jack Rowand/The CW -- © 2012 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved

It’s a loony world!

Supernatural (8:8) Last night’s episode of Supernatural had a loony touch, and along with Castiel’s (Misha Collins) dry sense of humor, everything was awesome! The flashbacks of Sam’s (Jared Padalecki) past year spent with Amelia (Liane Balaban) are improving each episode, and it was shown last night that her lover who supposedly died in Afghanistan was still alive. How did that affect their relationship?

Cartoon like deaths has been springing up, ranging from a guy’s heart exploding out of his chest like a lovesick toon to people free falling in mid-air after a brief pause similar to the Wile E. Coyote animations. The Winchesters and their angelic friend trace the unusual occurrences to a nursing home resident with psychokinetic abilities the boys are familiar with from years ago. Meanwhile, Sam continues to reflect on his past with Amelia and recollects meeting her father.

This was a more light-hearted episode of Supernatural, and it was very much appreciated. As usual when the cast and crew apply something from popular culture to the program, they do it flawlessly. Not only was the humor aspect of last night’s show great, but the emotional aspect was touching, especially Castiel revealing to Dean (Jensen Ackles) the reason why he refuses to return to Heaven. It was also nice the group helped their old neighbor (Mike Farrell) move outside of his self-created dream world in which he used cartoons to escape from reality. The talking cat and charming old woman who mistakes Cas for her third husband were two more funny points of last night’s episode.

Although Supernatural is mainly known for its creatures, action, and drama, it’s good to see the series never forgets to create a goofy episode to brighten the atmosphere. Hunteri Heroici was worth the extra week delay between the last episode.

Supernatural, Hunteri Heroici
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3 stars
  • Good


Review Summary:

CARTOONS AREN’T ALWAYS FUNNY - Castiel tells Sam and Dean that he’s decided to become a hunter like them. Sam and Dean aren’t sold on the idea but agree to investigate a case Cas found where a man’s heart literally burst through his chest. The guys discover there has been more than one odd murder in the small town and all of them resemble cartoon deaths. Paul Edwards directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb.

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