‘Supernatural’ (Season 11): This Is A New One On Us


The Winchester Brothers ran up against a new creature in last night’s Supernatural they had neither heard of before nor could find any intel on until they encountered a new set of hunters in a sleepy little town in Colorado.

As Dean clearly stated to the town’s current sheriff, “this is a new one on us” and a new one it sure was! The creature they were hunting – alongside Jessy (whose younger version was featured in the opening scene) and his partner Cesar were tracking the Bisaan, a Cicadas Spirit that appeared in the town every 27 years (it took Jesse’s older brother Matty when they were teens).

The brothers – along with all of the other hunters they have encountered and/or worked with over their many years – have run into not only recognizable monsters but also very obscure or unusual creatures.

Among the usual suspects, of course, were vampires, werewolves, ghosts, shapeshifters and even fairies. But then there were the unusual ones – like the Bisaan from last night’s episode – that caused the hunters a lot of trouble.

Let’s take a look at just some of them:

Buruburu – These are ghosts that are born of a person’s fear after dying in a terrifying manner that was featured in season four.

Djinn – The brothers have encountered these humanoid creatures several times in season two, six, eight and nine.

Nachzehrer – These were a ghoul-vampire type creature that the brothers faced in season 11.

Okami – This was a humanoid monster that had a run-in with the brothers in season six.

Rugaru – Like the Djinn, this the term for a genetic mutation that affects a human, making them experience a murderous, cannibalistic hunger. The brothers have faced down one of these in seasons four, six, eight, nine and ten.

Shojo – This is a sea spirit with a fondness for alcohol that can only be seen when a person is drunk, and was dealt with by the brothers in season seven.

The Jefferson Starships – Dean came up with this unique name for the hybrid monsters that were being created by Eve, the “Big Bad” faced by the brothers during season six.

Zannas – These are creature from Romanian folklore that appear to children as imaginary friends. They appeared in season 11 as humans, mermaids or half-man, half-unicorn hybrids.

Given that the show has been on the air for 11 seasons, the Winchester Brothers have obviously faced down a boatload of creatures and monsters over all that time. Do you have a “favorite” creatures or monster that has appeared on the show? Is there one that scared you more than any other? What about the less than scary ones like the teddy bear that came to life? Or how freaked out have you been by the continued reference to Sam’s fear of clowns? Please share your thoughts in our comments below.

The next new episode of the 11th season of ‘Supernatural’ will air on The CW on Wednesday, May 4 at 9/8c.