I hope you’re still with me on my Supernatural review marathon. We already made it to season 10, so let’s get right down to it.
The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):
The 10th season of this supernatural series begins with Dean (Jensen Ackles) enjoying life as a demon with Crowley (Mark A. Sheppard). However, Dean grows more aggressive when the Mark of Cain is not fed. Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki), oblivious to his brother’s state, is desperately searching for him and, upon learning his fate, attempts to return him to human form. Additionally, the brothers continue hunting supernatural beings and face the goddess Calliope when she brutally forces a school to perform a musical about the brothers’ lives. Also, they become murder suspects while investigating a shape shifter and take on an old foe who resurfaces. Elsewhere, Castiel (Misha Collins) is on the verge of death, but does not want to be saved by evil means. This leaves Hannah (Erica Carroll) in a quandary as she tries to help him.
I’m really glad to see that the show got its groove back. Season 8 was a bit of a letdown for me and I actually had to take a break from watching after that one. Well, season 9 was much better but now I’m always a little wary when starting a new season.
#10 holds an approval rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and I’m glad I can agree with that. I didn’t love everything, but it certainly is a good season!
What are we dealing with? The Mark of Cain for one thing. This is a fascinating subject and it develops most interestingly in the course of the season. To be honest, it’s nice to have a season that is not focused on defeating some dark overlord, so this was a great change.
We also get to see a lot of Crowley which always delights me. He’s one of my favorite characters and I love his sense of humor.
We get a cast addition in the form of Rowena, a witch. Although I found her to be rather annoying at times, I like the concept of witches, so I’m curious how that will be incorporated in future seasons.
One of my favorite cast additions this season was Claire. You might remember her as a frightened little girl from past seasons, she’s the daughter of Jimmy Novak (Castiel’s vessel). Now she’s a teenager and definitely a hand full.
This season’s contender for funniest episode of all time really is one of my favorites so far: the episode is called Fan Fiction and it’s basically about Supernatural as musical. It’s a school project that Sam and Dean happen to stumble right into. I love the whole concept. The songs are pretty cool and it’s always great when a show somewhat reflects on itself (and its fans).
As usual, this season also ends with a cliffhanger and I’m really curious how this will turn out in season 11. Right now I’m just happy that the show is back on track and has me excited once more.
Season 10 is rather captivating and features many great moments. We get some great new cast additions and some visits from old friends. This season’s vibe is a little different and that’s just what the show needed.
Did you watch the season? Let me know in the comments what you think!