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Supernatural Review: Sam Got Married?!?

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Ring those church bells because Sam Winchester got hitched! And then he pulled a Kim Kardashian right afterward.

Supernatural poked fun at television series' apt desires to throw in a wedding with the perfectly titled, "Season 7, Time for a Wedding!" The idea of any form of nuptials on this show seems rather far-fetched, especially with the circumstances the brothers constantly find themselves in. Let's face it, there is way too much danger and monster bloodshed to allow for any form of cutesy, doves flying, returning characters for the special occasion, finally-it-happened type of wedding. Sorry, Becky. Sorry fans that wish they could tie the knot with Sam Winchester.

Dean's shocked and confused facial expressions were both humorous and exactly what I was thinking. Shouldn't she have asked for his permission or something? It was too soon, too fast, and with a girl who was a super fan practically borderlining on crazy. She did give him love potion after all.

It felt rather weird for the brothers to split up again, especially after they made up last episode and agreed to continue on together. Instead, love-struck Sam spent a majority of his time with Becky while Dean teamed up with quirky hunter, Garth.

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All I have to say on that matter is there was way too much Becky and not nearly enough Garth.

While Becky may have been a returning character from the brother's past, she simply got on my nerves. For the most part I just wished she would stop talking and stop appearing on screen. She worked as a fun character before because she didn't overtake scenes and was mostly in the background, good for a few laughs and jabs at the world of Supernatural fandom.

Sure, in the end she saved the day and refused to give in to her deepest desires, but - ugh! - that girl became too annoying.

On the other hand, DJ Qualls inserted genius life into his scrawny, geeky hunter. Known to play similar roles that are entertaining and endearing, Qualls showed that not every hunter has to be hardened and angry. You don't need to be gruff and buff to be good at stopping the things that go bump in the night. And I say good because he hasn't managed to get himself killed. He must be doing something right.

Garth was such a memorable character because he was an unusual individual. He was so laid back and off the wall that it felt fresh and fun. Teaming up with Dean, laughing at Marmaduke, and rushing excitedly into the house with his gun drawn had me wanting more. Plus, he wasn't simply a sidekick. He managed to miss a majority of the fight with the crossroads demon because he was knocked out, but he did come up with a plan in working with Dean and he even discovered the link to all the deaths.

I hope Qualls is able to come back for another episode and show some more of his unique skills, style, and attitude to the Winchester brothers. He fits in perfectly with the team.

It's interesting that the crossroads demons were re-introduced. It's been a long time since Sam and Dean have had to deal with them and their soul stealing deals. Is there a larger reason than to bring in Crowley?

Of course, Crowley is a fantastic bad guy and Mark Sheppard continues to live it up as the character. Was it just me or did he seem more evil and menacing than before? Was it the beard? I have to say, it's certainly a good look for the King of Hell. Plus, talk about a guy committed to his job and people's perceptions of his "work." I have a feeling that crossroads demon didn't get just a time out.

And while I know it was quick line thrown in, I'm glad that the lack and relative absence of demons was finally explained. It was all because Crowley told them to steer clear of Sam and Dan. I've always wondered what happened and if they were gone for good. I'm glad they aren't because nothing says creepy like flicking your eyes to black and red.

The brother bonding and reflection sessions continued as well, as Dean finally admitted that he and Sam don't always have to be together. Yet, it also sparked Sam's comment about allowing Dean to now focus on himself. That final face Dean made looked as if he wasn't sure if he could even follow that advice. After all, the guy has spent practically his entire life protecting his brother. Who is he if he's not doing the caring?

It's great that Supernatural is managing to revive the monster hunting that first made the show. I'm glad the brothers are growing for themselves and their own relationship. Unfortunately, I have no idea where the story is headed and this worries me a little. I hope that the rest of the season can make the Leviathan actually scary and actually a threat, while at the same time construing episodes together in a tighter story fashion that feels more complete and as a whole.

Don't get me wrong, Supernatural remains entertaining, but I'm still waiting for that larger kick that punches the show up a notch and escalates the danger, tension, and goals. I'm ready for "Season 7, Time for Something Big to Happen!"

What did you think of the episode? What do you think of the season so far? Sound off below!

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This one definitely goes down as a Nate eposide. Really powerful stuff coming from him, which was strong enough to outweigh a whole bunch of other shenanigans from the cast.(Also, you left Alex's Popsicle-hand incident off of the list!)

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Actually garth was mentioned in weekend at bobbys as one of the hunters that call bobby for help, he was really funny then too ☆

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I liked that Dean is growing a bit in these episodes. It's not all about him being all about Sam. It's opening the door for Dean to grow. If he walks through it we might see a stronger more self aware Dean... The Question being ... would we really want Dean to live his world outside of his brother's chaos?

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انت تحكى قصص اما انا احكى واقع شخص قام بأطلاق النار على اخر ولم يصب بأى سؤ المسلمين يقولون سبحان الله والمسيحين يقولون مشيئة الرب واليهود يقولون شىء اخر والواقعه صحيحه مادا تقول انت

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I'm loving the fact that they're going back to fighting individual monsters; going old school. I have the feeling that the laviathan storyline is going to get interesting soon. But for now I'm glad they're giving us these great eps.
Becky was definitely nerve wrecking but I saw it as an excuse to bring in Garth. Loving his character and I'm hoping the writers will bring him back.
All in all, a great episode. I can't wait for next weeks episode.

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I always enjoy the way the characters play off each. I find the story lines very entertaining. My problem this season is the writers seem to have lost their focus and gone safe. We know how well our main characters play against each other and the writers are letting them do their thing....mainly because they do it so well. I believe it is time the show started making u uncomfortable again, as it use to and make us sorry when the hour is up for the week. I enjoy a good time with the boys, but its time to rock and roll.....

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I liked it. Becky is definitely annoying and I too became uncomfortable from certain scenes. I do though think it was funny and admit that I do feel bad for her. I'd love to know exactly what happened to Chuck though.
Quails was quite good as well. I have to admit, I am find the leviathans storyine to be the least interesting. I'm perfectly content to them basically going old school and just hunting different monsters every week without a huge storyline in the background. I do love their comedic episodes though. They pull it together so well.
I also enjoyed seeing Crowley. It's always a pleasure to do business with him.

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I agree - too much Becky and not enough Garth (DJ QUalls who is fantastic). Becky is funny in small doses but too much screen time and she came across rather pathetic. I know she was supposed to, but it started to feel more uncomfortable than funny. Crowley appearances are always welcome though! I don't mind a return to a monster of week story line, but I, too, am waiting for a something big to happen. The leviathans started out somewhat scary when Cas was acting all freaky and murderous, but now I don't know enough about them or their goals to really care about them. They should have left Cas as the head Leviathan. He played scary so well and how hard would it have been for Sam and Dean (particularly him) to fight Cas?

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The chick was horrible. And random. And lame. Qualls was great. I loved the character, and the idea. It could have used one moment where the guy performed well in the field, but oh well. I doubt Qualls will come back to Vancouver. He got beat up by a Vancouver cop for no reason in a bar. I'm sure he hates our town now. All in all, it was a gag episode. Didn't move the main story along, and didn't really add anything to the mythology....This Levi thing is a complete bust.