The Supernatural Première
Well seeing Supernatural reach its ninth season is something I thought would never happen. Cancellation wouldn’t ever be a problem for this show, however I always imagined the writing team and show’s producers would have come to the conclusion of Sam and Dean Journey a lot sooner. Having said that, the show hasn’t jumped the shark yet, but I have felt the storytelling has slowly declined since Eric Kripke original plan of 5 seasons was surpassed.
But with the cliff-hanger of season 8 looming over our heads and all the angels from heaven crashing down to earth, I’m still interested to see what Sam and Dean have in store for them this season. The season opener defiantly shifted the focus to the angels, as all the demons must have taken a vacation, while Crowley was still taking a break from king of Hell in Dean’s Car.
What I liked about this premiere was the starting point. Supernatural usually likes to skip ahead recently between seasons, but season 9 crashed in while the chaos from the decisions in season 8 were still falling.
It also sets off some of the major storylines that will happen throughout the season. After Megatrend betrayal, Cassel has lost his grace, which basically means his just as human as the Winchesters now. But with all the other angels blaming Cassel for their heaven expulsion, he has a wanted target on his head. Crowley and his demon friends didn’t make an appearance so it looks like we will have to wait to see what their opinions are on the new occupant’s topside.
For Sam and Dean they have always needed each other to keep the hunter train moving. But from the opener it seems Dean especially needs Sam more than ever. Taking the tasks have taken a major toll on Sam’s body. Now a Winchester has been close to death before, but for the first time it actually seemed like they had used all the cards that were dealt this time around.
Their relationship is always the key to the series, so the writers and show runners have to try and keep the Winchesters on their toes, with fresh revelations that could disrupt the partnership, but it maybe the season where they might ultimately trust and believe in each other.
I really enjoyed the opener, it’s a very much fend for yourself world nowadays so Sam and Dean must be careful who they choose to trust. Not having an appearance from Crowley or his demoniac friends let the episode down a little, but I’m sure there intentions will be known in due time.
Their only one thing I want more from Supernatural this season and that is MORE GARTH!!.