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Supernatural Review: Double Trouble

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One huge question: why are the Leviathan after Sam and Dean?

We know the Leviathan can't be killed... as of yet. The Leviathan know that no one knows how to kill them. So, why are they spending a huge amount of time and energy on hunting down two brothers that couldn't do anything anyway? For a group of evil creatures with a larger plan, it seems rather odd that they would even bother with Sam and Dean when they could be infiltrating and eating their way up the human ladder.

Of course, now, and by pure accident, Sam and Dean figured out how to slow the Leviathan down and cause serious damage. Who knew that borax would be the first key to defeating them? Guess Leviathan persistence backfired and gave the brothers a real chance at stopping them.

Although, I would say that it was fun watching the evil doppelganger versions of Sam and Dean. Their conversation in the diner was rather humorous as the two Leviathan discussed the Winchesters. Dean having a hero complex, a lack of relationships, and thinking he's hilarious, while Sam has full on mental problems illustrated the brothers in a spot on and clever way. I loved Evil Sam's line about having a brother with as many problems as Sam and flatly stating, "I ate him."

Making Like Pulp Fiction

The best moment of the episode had to be Sam and Dean sitting in the car and Dean lip syncing Air Supply. It was simply easy to laugh as Sam awkwardly looked at Dean while Dean tried to mouth the words to "I'm All Out of Love." It's certainly up there in comparison to his "Eye of the Tiger" rendition.

Additionally, I loved the transition to Sam figuring out the direction the Leviathan were taking their murders. The flashback footage of their first hunts was a nostalgic look back that again tied into the present day issues.

Obviously, Jensen Ackles had a chance to shine with his comedic timing, but he was finally able to play something of an evil version. He hasn't had nearly as many opportunities to portray different characters on the show, but his sinister side was in full believable swing. The way his Leviathan self simply revealed that Dean killed Amy was a surprise. I'm so used to the hesitation and cut off of information that his directness was something of a shock. I'm sure Sam was more shocked, of course.

Finally, I love that Bobby's getting his opportunity to have his own love interest. Sheriff Mills brings out a softer side to him that makes them work well together. And wow that kiss! He definitely took things into his own hands, even if part of the reason may have been her unlikely assistance in discovering the borax.

So, up until the FBI agent revealed he was a Leviathan, I had rather enjoyed "Slash Fiction." There was plenty of humor, the brothers working together, cinematic shout outs from Pulp Fiction to Dirty Dancing, and discovering what hurts the Leviathan. Things were moving along at a fun and entertaining pace.

And then the ending took place.

The leader of the Leviathan was finally revealed and he still wants Sam and Dean dead. Why? Still no idea but he didn't seem overly menacing. And does anybody notice how bad guys love to dress in suits?

Crowley returned (yay!) and made an offer to team up with the Leviathan. The leader flat out refused and even threatened to end Crowley and his demon brethren. Surely, it was an attempt to establish the Leviathan prowess for the audience, and the possibility that Crowley teams up with Sam and Dean, but it just felt so boring. Nothing really happened there besides a muffin joke.

Then there was the most obvious lackluster moment with Sam and Dean's breakup. Sure, it was inevitable but it felt so bland and done before. I understand Sam's anger and frustration, but leave? To where? C'mon, Sam, taking this route never goes anywhere good. I just hope their seperation doesn't last long because I want the brothers to be back together with their playfulness and teamwork. That's the Supernatural I love.

Maybe a little Air Supply will bring them back together. Cue the music: I'm all out love, I'm so lost without you...

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so y'all need to stop lying and saying this season is lacking. In my opinion the ppl who ar saying that are the die hard cas lovers who are pissed he's gone for a bit. Get over it. Yes I lied him to but he's always been nothing more then a co star the show isn't about him. Plus the show got WAY to predictable w/ him always round to save the day. This season has been amazing so far. Quit bitching

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Why are they trying to kill supernatural. Why make the show Grimm. Supernatural will never survive now.

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I can understand why the Leviathan's want to get rid of Sam and Dean. Sam and Dean are a very strong threat to them. Sam and Dean have gotten rid of Lucifer, Eve and there is a good chance that they could also get rid of the Leviathans. So the Leviathans want to get rid of Sam and Dean first.

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the funniest part of the entire episode was dean lip singing in the car and sam just looking at him like what are you doing.

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This was one of the funniest episodes ive seen yet. Just because of Deans solo. I still cant stop laughing. I compare my brothers and myself to Dean and Sam. I'm Sam all around. We even just stop talking as they did at the end of this episode. I wonder if the heads they removed will return in the future. The next episode show Dean and Sam as friends again they didn't even have any time apart from each other. This is the best series ever and i even want to buy a 1967 impala now and put a mural on the back that says SuperNatural.

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This was a really good episode. Just like everyone else, I'm glad to see Bobby getting a love interest,and I too miss Castiel and hope they bring him back. Jensen and Jared were actually really good at being evil; so good that they actually scared me a little. It wasn't exactly surprising that one of those FBI agents turned out to be a Leviathan, I actually saw that coming from a mile away. Was thrilled to see Mark Sheppard back as Crowley! Even though we never know who's side he's gonna take next, he's just as humorous to watch as Dean is; and as a "Leverage" and "White Collar" fan, I can honestly say that he plays a good bad guy. All in all, it's good to see the boys and Bobby figuring out the Leviathans. Oh and I am SUPER glad that Sam knows about Dean killing Amy; I'm a Dean girl all the way but he really upset me when he killed her and I wanted Sam to know. Also,on a slightly unrelated topic- Will Meg(the demon) come back? I don't remember her dying last season so I was wondering if we'll be seeing her again.

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I love this episode, got to see the bad side of the boys, and found something that will at least slow down the Leviathan. I wondered what Sam would do when he found out that Dean killed Amy, now I wonder how things will be between them from now on. Good to see Crowley back, but not as in control as he thought, can't wait to see how things turn out, and why are they after the Winchesters? Love how this TV series is not the same thing week after week, always a plot twist somewhere.

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Better than the last 2 or 3 episodes, for sure but still lacking. At least Bobby might have something good in his life BESIDES the boys. I mean, it's not good for them all to ONLY have each other. Though I DID kinda hope that it was Crowley outside the door when Bobby did the little 'fix the beard' thing, lol. And I agree... Castiel would have made a more intimidating Big Boss. I mean, that other guy is bland, unimaginative and cliched! Misha Collins has proven he can do evil, look at episode 7.01! He freaked me out when he went all crazy. Not that I want my Cas being completely evil but darker, oh yeah!!! He just better come back soon or the scripts improve because lately it's felt as if the writers are just rehashing old plots with new guest stars.

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I enjoyed the episode. It was packed with action, sense of humour, Bobby got his moment of romance , there were great scenes like Dean´s lip sync, the clones´ conversation in the bar and that guy to whom Bobby sent the boys was hilarious! Overall: great episode. But I agree with the review about not understanding the interest of Leviathans on the Winchesters. Of course, Sam and Dean are after them, it´s their job to kill the monsters, but I just don´t see why the interest is mutual... I wondered about this since episode one of this season, I think it´s a big hole on the storyline´s logic. It made perfect sense when Angels and Demons were after them, in the previous seasons, but it´s not working with Leviathans. And what the hell do Leviathans want anyway?! They came back to life and their agenda is just to eat humans because they´re hungry?! They seem more intelligent than that... It was good to see Crowley back but it gave us the perception that Leviathans are stronger than Demons and despise them. By the end of the conversation between Crowley and Leviathan leader, I thought "O.K., Crowley might feel threatened and try to team up with the Winchesters". These three work together so often that they might even end up being friends :D !
About Sam, come on! Why be all touchy about Dean killing Amie?! I understand that he gets mad because Dean lied but not about Amie´s death. Sam wanted to kill her in the first place, he knew, deep down inside, that she would kill again, if needed. She was a monster, had to die! Come on Sam, drop the tantrum and figure things out with your brother!
I´m missing Castiel and it pisses me off a little that Sam, Dean and Bobby aren´t doing anything to find out what happened to him and wether he can get back! These four characters are central and the authors must NOT kill off any of them. Bring Cas back!!!
It was a great episode, can´t wait til next week!

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I like this episode, I actually enjoyed it a lot, but that Leviathan Boss, if that is the top of the food chain and THE big bad, how disappointing! He was about as interesting as a speck of dust and about the personality and threat-level of a sponge! I simply didn't get anything from that whole big monologue, I don't know if it's the character or just the actor but it lacked gravitas and screen presence. To be honest, maybe this is selfish and biased, but I really wished that they had given Misha Collins the chance to run with the Leviathan Boss role because I was more terrified in those last seconds of the premiere when he became the Levithan than I ever was at this guy spouting off to Crowley. I've never been more bored in my life.