Hello old time SPN! I know we all say that when we get a "classic" MoTW episode, but that did have a lot of of classic SPN about it. It was highly enjoyable, with a solid mystery and some great secondary characters.
Great to see Donna again (how awesome is it that some characters appear once and really hit a chord and return? Of course, the fear is they'll one day be killed off, but I'm not even going to think about that). I particularly love the connection she has with Sam and Dean. And it's extra happy making that she brings out the dork in Dean.
The masks were super creepy and I love it when show is creepy! They even managed to revisit poor Sam's fear of clowns (even though it seems so weird that after everything he's been through he's still scared of clowns ;D). I thought it was just a throw-away moment until the woman at the end talks about fear:
"Fear makes you do nothing, or worse, it makes you do something you'll regret".
It was a nice tie into Sam's (almost trivial) fear of clowns to his current very deep fear of the the cage. And the idea that he could do "nothing" (which isn't actually in Sam's vocab) or do something he could regret, is very telling. It's building up to be quite a storyline for Sam this season it seems (yay).
Dean characterisation continues to be curious. This was a much softer Dean (and convinces me that he's not at all soulless), but there's still a little something
there. I actually think it's fear as well. Whereas Sam is being quite forthcoming telling Dean about his fears, Dean has continued to keep it to himself. And as much as I'd love Dean to open up as well, it's very much his character to keep it to himself (though *shakes* him. Sam will understand Dean!!).
I'm glad that Dean's "brushing off" of Sam's fears in "Baby" was addressed in this episode. Now that he knows what Sam is actually seeing he seems more concerned. Though he continues to be pissed at "God" (and I don't blame him). Though it makes us wonder if there might be something else going on there (with his connection to The Darkness). We'll see. Though, it does make me worry about Sam being in God's corner and Dean in Amara's and we are heading another major confrontation. This episode was about sibling conflict - AND we are reminded that Michael and Lucifer as still in cage - which is also about sibling conflict. Let's hope it's more about Sam and Dean rising ABOVE the rivalry.
I wonder where Cas was? Not that I care all that much, but after last week's episode it seemed odd that he wasn't even mentioned - aside from the research he had done. He didn't appear to still be in Sam's room - so maybe another room in the bunker? One has to assume I suppose.
So yeah, solid MoTW ep with theme connections to the myth arc. Some great secondary character and, let's be honest, the boys (men!) where damn hot! (I'm so damn grateful that horrid bob is gone. Sam is looking killer!).
Poll! 5 = awesome! 1 = nope.