Episode 4 – Paper Moon
We’re ONE DAY away from the episode – the big 200. Ecstatic joy for that aside, we can’t forget last weeks episode.
Small monster of the week plot, no big myth arcs or overall plot points. No Cas, no Crowley and you know what? That is just fine.
The episode centered around the boys and their recovery, which is so rare. When was the last time we saw them just sit and drink beer? (and I don’t mean ‘I’m gonna drink this till I can’t feel anymore’ drinking, just relaxing – yeah, I’ll let you go think about that) The ‘no hunting’ sign was such a wonderful touch (I may or may not have cried a little bit). Not only that, but the boys actually speak to each other. Dean goes out of his way to talk to Sam, to make sure they’re on the same page. Sam opens up to him so that Dean can understand him and vice versa. The boys are rebuilding themselves together.
If that isn’t everything you want from this show, then you may need to rethink your priorities.
Yes, there was that whole sub-plot with Kate (remember her? from that terrible found footage episode from two years ago? yeahhhhh that one) who’s turned her sister into a werewolf so she won’t be alone anymore. Obviously there are repercussions as her sister doesn’t really care too much about staying on the straight and narrow, despite how far Kate goes to protect her.
The girls are really a litmus test for the boys, especially Dean. 8 years ago we could have predicted both of the boys every move, and now that they’ve been shaken and put back, are they still fundamentally the same? The answer is very much yes. After all of the crap they’ve been through and what they’ve done they are still the same. Season 10 Dean is still very much little Dean from 10 years ago, and the same goes for Sam.
Episodes like this do make me lament that guest stars are rarely on the same level as the boys (aside from the obvious exceptions) however after watching television with the rest of America this year even the best of television isn’t up to par (there really are very few exceptions to this, at least admit to yourself that you’re watching crap).
This was a great episode for our boys, and that’s all that matters right?
Saving People, hunting things, the family business.