Friday, September 23, 2011
Meet The New Boss - Supernatural 7x01 Review (Spoilers)
It was obvious early on that Castiel's new position as “God” would be short lived and I hoped for a scene where he appeared in front of Sam and Dean and asked for their help – and this happened!! Of course, as Dean mentions earlier on in the episode, their luck is bad and they never catch a break and so it appears that Castiel's body being possessed by a Leviathan or two. This makes him the big bad of the season, or at least for the immediate future.
Sam's reality is in question as he is starting to suspect that he may still be in Lucifer's cage. He believes it enough to even vanish before the climax of this week's episode. Shame on you Sam. Couple this with the emergence of a new level of monster, the Leviathans, and we have what appears to be another incredible season.
My slight concern stem from the habit some shows have of making the enemy, odds or task much to powerful or difficult to overcome. Supernatural has done a pretty good job with this with its mythology of Angels and Demons. There are limitations and weaknesses on both sides, balancing the power. Having Dean and Sam going up against these way too powerful beings can seem ridiculous but again, the writers have balanced it well so far.