- Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki as Dean and Sam Winchester
Supernatural fans rejoice as the show returned after its five week hiatus March 12th. That rejoicing soon turned into groaning as the fandom complained about what transpired between the Winchester Brothers and the direction that the show seems to be heading.
I'm a spoilerphobe. For those who are not familiar with that term, a spoilerphobe is one who does not like to know what is coming up in future episodes. This means I do not read interviews with the cast and crew in which secrets about upcoming episodes are revealed. I feel it's like knowing what your Christmas presents are before opening them on Christmas Day. I also do not watch promotional clips. However, I was tempted when clips for episode 4.15 Death Takes a Holiday circulated the web. Fellow fans kept telling me that I need to watch these clips because they were so good and it made them even more impatient for the new episode. I think I appreciated the episode better by not being spoiled. I was able to watch objectively and to glean a little bit of joy out of it.
Death Takes a Holiday picked up where the show left off before the holiday hiatus episode, Heaven and Hell, with the showdown between angels and demons. Also, Dean is confronted with several truths: Sam is lying and keeping secrets from him, and even though he has been saved from death twice now, Dean still needs to come to terms with there may not be a happily ever after for him and Sam.
- Sam listening to Pamela's revelation in Death Takes a Holiday
The best line in the whole episode was while psychic Pamela Barnes lies dying, she whispers in Sam's ear:
I know what you did to that demon, Sam. I can feel it inside of you. If you think you have good intentions, think again.
Of course, she is referring to Sam going off the reservation by cultivating his demon ability, and a hot and heavy sex life, with Ruby... all behind Dean's back.
This episode is just one in a long line of episodes chronicling the last moments of Sam and Dean's fight against evil. We all know that all good things come to an end, so I just have one thing to stay to the fandom - Supernatural was renewed for a fifth season, so stop all your bellyaching and enjoy what time we have left with the show. Eric Kripke, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki will appreciate fan support a lot more than fan bitching and moaning. Just sit down, shut up and enjoy it!
All new Supernatural, On the Head of a Pin, airs March 19th on The CW at 9 PM.