Supernatural Season 10 Premiere Review “Black” – Good Guy Playing Bad

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In the Supernatural Season 10 Premiere, called “Black,” Dean plays a good game, but seems to be hiding just as much pain as before, Sam ends up in more trouble and Castiel does his best to keep the angel world together.

I have been infatuated with this show for many years, but I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for a season premiere. I tried not to let myself get too hyped up because that inevitably leads to disappointment when those expectations aren’t met. Would Demon Dean be as amazing as I thought he would be? Would this end up being one of the highlights of Dean’s arc as I hoped?

The answer is: Yes.

In fact, after watching the premiere a second time, I’d say it blew all of my expectations out of the water. From the previews and snippets of interviews, we heard that Dean would be a party animal and harken back to those times when he was the (almost) happy-go-lucky, promiscuous dude we met in the first couple seasons. I looked forward to Dean being a sexy badass and that Dean was delivered to us, in spades.

But like the Dean from the first couple seasons wasn’t as care-free as he liked to pretend, Demon Dean wasn’t as guilt-free as he liked to pretend either. That was something that I wasn’t expecting from this Dean and I was pleasantly surprised by it. Sure, it was deeply hidden, but Demon Dean still had a conscious under all the boozing, singing and sexing.

Case in point. The moment that Dean discovered that his brother might be coming and that his new best friend was tired of his shenanigans, the first thing Dean did was go on a bender. The drunker and more rowdy he got, the more I knew he was hurting inside. He was still fighting the urges from the Mark, urges that now had to be fed in order to keep him from becoming a full-fledged demon. When he was fully human, the things he did because of the Mark made him feel guilty. It was interesting to see that they had almost the same effect on Demon Dean.

Even in the end, when Dean told Cole that he wasn’t going to trade anything for Sam. Even when he coldly asked if Sam were still alive, almost as if he didn’t care. I didn’t buy any of it. Partially demonized or not, Dean will always look out for his baby brother.

Now that I’ve gone on and on about Dean, I have to mention Crowley and their new bromance. I was intrigued by the idea of them becoming best friends last season, but now that I’ve had a chance to see it fleshed-out, I don’t know how much I like it. I wonder if we’d gotten to see them in the happier moments, when they were doing things I’m trying not to picture to triplets, that it would have been more fun. Also, hearing them do the “bitch, jerk” thing was quite the shock.

As for Cas, I am very worried for him. Like he told Hannah, he doesn’t have a lot of options unless he’s willing to kill another angel and that’s not something he wants to do. I know that a solution will be found, but I wonder how big the price will be.

My favorite bits:

Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker.” Perfect choice to the coming of Demon Dean.

Sam going back to Dean’s room.

That note. I can’t.

Castiel’s bare leg. That is all.

Crowley telling Dean to put his pants on.

Not sure how I feel about the new version of “Bitch, Jerk.” That is Sam and Dean’s thing!

Is it wrong that I keep enjoying all the glimpses of Cas’ body, even though he’s sick? I feel wrong, but I also can’t help myself. Bad fangirl!

Cas so not getting that he needed to close his robe.

Castiel always volunteering to help, no matter what shape he’s in. That is why the fandom loves him completely.

Cas trying to claim that he felt like a million dollars.

The kid at the convenience store, and Sam, referring to Dean as “porn guy.”

Crowley pointing out that Sam’s real problem was that Dean was with him. Ouch.

“He’s not your pet.”
“My pet?? He’s my best friend.”

“The Misadventures of Crowley and Squirrel.” Honestly, that sounds like the best graphic novel ever.

“Dean Winchester completes me.” – Wow, now the show is just writing dialogue straight for slash fic. Haha!

“Who do you think you’re talking to? Does the tin man have a sheet-metal willy? Of course I lied.”

Dean’s reaction to finding out that Sam was on his way.

Dean’s speech to that poor girl.

Cas having no choice but to kill Daniel. That sucked.

Cas pointing out all the great things that sometimes came from chaos.

“But, those are human things.”

The almost calm way Dean asked if Sam was dead. Frightening.

“He knows damn sure that if I am one thing, I am a man of my word.”

What did you think of this episode of Supernatural? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? Sound off in the comments below, I love hearing from you guys!