Early Review: SUPERNATURAL “Mystery Spot” (S03E11)

SUPERNATURAL - Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester in “Mystery Spot”

As I mentioned previously, I was given the opportunity to take an early look at this Thursday’s new episode of SUPERNATURAL, “Mystery Spot,” and let me tell you it’s good. And I’m not just saying that because I like every episode of Supernatural (which I usually do), but “Mystery Spot” was one of those episodes you remember. It has one of my favorite things about the show: humor and mystery.

If you are a fan of “Groundhog Day,” then you will love “Mystery Spot.” Just imagine: Groundhog Day Supernatural style.

Sam wakes up everyday, and everyday is Tuesday, the same Tuesday. Now, the Supernatural twist is that instead of trying to get the girl (like in “Groundhog Day”), Sam needs to prevent Dean from getting killed over, and over, and over,… and over again.

From the opening scene with Asia’s “Heat of the Moment” song playing on the clock radio to the return of an old favorite of mine, who was in my favorite Supernatural episode (have you been paying attention?), this episode is definitely a fun one.

Now if you are waiting for some breakthrough in the “saving Dean” department, you will be disappointed because 1) the episode is sort of a “side episode” where they don’t really talk about it 2) it’s a Sam-focused episode.

However, although Sam is the focus of the story, Dean always has my favorite lines. I mean, in the first 2 minutes of the episode, he already cracks me up. I can’t explain it though, you have to see the master in action.

Finally, I think that even if you do not follow the show regularly, this episode can be watched without much previous knowledge about what happened previously, and whatever you do need to know, they show it in the “previously on” section. So if you have nothing to watch on Thursday night (which pretty much mean you are not a Lost fan or don’t have a DVR and thus can only watch one program – what is wrong with you?) then give Supernatural a shot, it’s a fun way to spend an hour.

You can check out two preview clips from Supernatural‘s episode “Mystery Spot” here.