In the Supernatural Season 8 premiere, called “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” Dean comes back from Purgatory to find that nothing is as he left it, not even his brother.
Okay so this isn’t the first time that the boys have been separated by time and an alternate dimension, but I’d say that this is probably the most different they both have been when reuniting after said separation.
Let’s start with Dean. In my Supernatural Chat article this week I talked about the changes we were likely to see in him and while we did see some of that, we also saw something I did not expect. I know that Dean was down there for a long time. I know that he had to learn how to survive. What I didn’t know is that he would grow to basically like it. But when he told Sam that Purgatory was “pure,” I could see that’s how he felt. And in a way, it makes sense. Dean after all comes from a long line of hunters, so being a warrior is in his blood. Sending a man like that to Purgatory could bring out that basic animal instinct in him. As much as Dean got used to that life though, I was happy to see that overall he’s adjusted fairly well to being back on earth again. I was afraid he’d be speaking in nothing but grunts and eating his food off the ground.
As for Sam, well, let’s just say I’m confused. You know, I hadn’t thought much about the spoilers that came out saying that Sam had given up the search for Dean. My fellow writer Kelly also did a Supernatural Chat article all about that part of the story, but not being a huge Samgirl, I didn’t really feel one way or another about it. I guess I figured that surely they would give us some HUGE reason that Sam stopped searching for his brother and gave up hunting. But all I can say after this episode is that they’ve still got some serious explaining to do. So far the story doesn’t add up and I truly can’t see why Sam did what he did. We just have Dean once again pissed off at his younger brother and though I understand why Dean’s angry, I’m still not getting what motivated Sam’s actions. I just hope that they come up with a better explanation soon.
Overall though, this premiere was very exciting and I can’t wait to see how the story continues. I am of course sorry that there was no Cas in this one, but since I know he’ll be showing up soon, I can overlook that for now.
My favorite bits..
Starting off with Styx’s “Man in The Wilderness” while Dean was wandering alone. Nice.
Dean and Sam doing the normal slicing, dicing and holy water ritual they always do whenever they’ve been apart.
“I don’t know whether to give you a hug or take a shower.” – Oh man, the fangirls are gonna have a ball with that line.
“I guess standing too close to exploding Dick sends your ass straight to Purgatory.”
Sam pointing out that what they did was the thing that got every single member of his family killed. When he said it like that, him giving up hunting made a little more sense..but only a little.
“Of course we always ignored that, because of our deep, abiding love for each other.” – OH MY GOD, Dean actually said the word ‘love’!!
“He was our responsibility, and you couldn’t answer the damn phone?”
Seriously, how many times is it now that Sam has given Dean the Impala back? LOL.
“I knew I smelled dog.”
“And I knew you’d throw a bitch fit.” – Ha!
Dean admitting that being in Purgatory felt pure.
Dean telling Benny that he wasn’t going to agree until they found Cas. Yes!
“It’s for me, seriously?” – Aw, that was sort of sweet.
“Dude, it’s a burger.”
“It’s a treasure.”
The look on Dean’s face as Sam explained exactly how he tracked down Kevin. Yeah, pretty sure I had the same look on my face as well.
“Cliff Notes? I went to Purgatory, Sam hit a dog.” – Most concise description of the year ever.
There’s a Hell Gate in Wisconsin? Cross that state off my possible vacation list.
Kevin tricking Crowley by reading a passage about how to destroy demons. Nice.
“Closing the gates of hell forever? Yeah, that could be important.” – The grin after he said that was classic Dean.
“So, free will, that’s only for you?” – What the hell? I feel like I don’t know Sam anymore.
“Where’s your angel?”
“Ask your mother.”
Kevin having to watch as Crowley snapped Channing’s neck. Awful, just awful.
Wait. How does Benny know that Dean told Sam that Purgatory was “pure”? Hm..interesting. I’m suspecting some sort of a connection between them.
What did you think of this episode of Supernatural? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!
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