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Angie’s review of ‘Supernatural: Don’t You Forget About Me’

Jody, Dean, and ClaireIn the latest episode of Supernatural, Sam and Dean head to Sioux City, South Dakota to check in on Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and her two young charges, Alex Jones (Katherine Ramdeen) and Claire Novak (Kathryn Newton).  Claire’s convinced there’s something evil stalking the town and calls the brothers in to investigate. Jody and Alex disagree, insisting Claire’s seeing monsters when there are no monsters to be found.

Claire, Sam, and AlexAt first glance, Sam and Dean are inclined to agree with Jody and Alex. But when all three of the women are abducted, the Winchesters race to save the trio and come face-to-face with a vampire victim from Alex’s past who’s returned to seek his revenge.

What an episode! I love it when I see that Kim Rhodes is returning to guest star on the series. I’ve missed her character so much. I’ve been wanting an update on Alex and Claire as well, so this episode was one I was anxious to see. None of the ladies disappointed.

Dinner SceneLet me just throw this out there – can this be an annual tradition for the series?  Maybe have Sam and Dean visit for Thanksgiving?  We need to see more “dinner scenes” like the one in this episode.  Everything worked in that scene. Alex and Claire sniping at each other like real siblings. Jody being overwhelmed but trying to adult and impart wisdom about being responsible.  Sam and Dean awkwardly trying to avoid participating in the conversation. Dean’s repeated response of “What?” Sam’s quiet “Oh, we’re going there.”  I have not laughed that hard in a long time. Such a hilarious slice from everyday, normal life.

I think this may be one of my favorite episodes this season. It definitely makes me feel Jody deserves her own spin off.  Maybe bring Donna into the mix? There’s been a lot of talk about the Wayward Daughters.  I’d love to see something like that happen. I’d watch.

Overall, this was a fantastic outing for series.

Parting thoughts:

  • Claire, the older sibling is devoted to Hunting.  Alex, the younger sibling craves a normal life.
  • Sam tried to talk to Claire, but she needed Dean’s directness.
  • The Elvis.
  • “I didn’t know what cosplay was before that.  Super embarrassing for the whole force.”
  • “So our killer’s flame retardant.  What does that mean?”
  • “I solemnly swear not to hunt like a dumbass.”
  • Sam and Dean really enjoyed that home cooked meal.

All photos courtesy of the CW Network.

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