Lost Limey Watches Supernatural #32 – “Hunted”

A quick note by way of introduction may be required here. For quite some time now, certain members of the Richmond WriMos have been trying to persuade me to watch the CW show Supernatural. I  have relented and am now embarking on watching Supernatural via the wonders of Netflix. This series of posts will simply be my first impressions, almost stream of consciousness style, presented in the form of the time elapsed in the episode and my thoughts expressed as bullet points. It’s effectively live tweeting the episodes except I don’t have to stick to 140 characters or fewer. So without further ado here’s my take on:

Season 2 Episode 10 – “Hunted”

  • 01:14 – We open with one of Ol’ Yellow Eyes’s children talking to a shrink. I assume he’s the Inevitable Teaser Death.
  • 01:30 Apparently, he electrocutes everything he touches. Kind of like an AC/DC King Midas.
  • 02:32 – This is a guy who has electric abilities who wants someone to get out of his dreams. I think he might be a stealth reference to Billy Ocean.
  • 03:38. Called it! Inevitable Teaser Death was by the prosaic approach of being stabbed. Stabber was Gordon, the slightly more blood-crazed Hunter from before.
  • 4:40 – Daddy Winchester proving his totally not screwed up father of the year status by mentioning that Dean might have to kill Sam if Dean can’t save Sam.
  • 08:34 – This is another slow burn episode. I like that it’s splitting the brothers up in a fairly organic fashion. It reminds me a little of when Sam went off on his own last season. That episode marked the point the show grew up to me. Interesting to see how this parallels it.
  • 08:45 – Oh, a double trip wire. Very sneaky.
  • 09:09 – It looks like this mysterious woman also has the glorious technicolor Sam-O-Vision power. Another of Ol’ Yellow Eyes’ proteges?
  • 10:00 – Jo moved out of the Road House after getting a taste for hunting from the Winchester boys. Seems like this episode has a lot of callbacks…
  • 12:03 – Only 4 people fit the Sam-style profile for psychic abilities? Seems low. The four Ash names are Sam himself, Max Miller, Andy Gallagher and Scott Carey (aka Inevitable Teaser Death) .
  • 12:53 – I can’t see Ellen not calling Dean off of her own volition despite sam’s request.
  • 13:47 – Sadly, there’s no Crispy Cat Corpse in Scott’s room.
  • 14:29 – There is however a closet full o’ crazy. Lots of cut-outs of pairs of yellow eyes. Just in case the Ol’ Yellow Eyes connection to Sam and his fellow gifted freaks wasn’t obvious. I assume this was a sop to Suprnatural’s comatose viewership. It’s a big demographic.
  • 15:02 – Girl with Sam-o-Vision confronts Sam. It’s time for a hair off!
  • 15:22 – Vision Girl is named Ava Wilson.
  • 16:04 – She’s taking her death dream vision power a lot less well than Sam did.
  • 16:43 – Sam tells Ava to calm down. She’s not insane, she’s just one of us. Is that even an improvement?
  • 17:23 – Ellen proving my 12:53 prediction entirely accurate.
  • 19:01 – Ava visiting the shrink from the teaser. She seems more freaked out by his bedside manner than her death visions. Priorities, girlfriend.
  • 19:49 – Ava: “I just helped you steal some dead guy’s confidential psych files. I’M AWESOME!” I like her. She’s probably dead or irreparably mentally damaged by the end of the episode.
  • 20:00 – Recap of Scott’s electro-Divinyls power.
  • 20:38 – Dean reading Sam’s rendezvous with Ava as a booty call is so, so Dean.
  • 21:20 – Suddenly, gunshots!
  • 21:31 – And introducing, from behind a grassy knoll in Dallas, the shooter. Mr Gordon Walker!
  • 21:39 – Who promptly gets a Dean beatdown.
  • 22:40 Sam passing off his munitions knowledge as due to TJ Hooker of all things is a weird detail. I mean, why that show?
  • 23:04 – Dean lost the fight and has been kidnapped. Gordon’s using him as bait for a Sam trap.
  • 23:42 – Only he brothers would have “Funkytown” as a codeword. How chic.
  • 23:57 – “A little extreme” is kind of where Gordon lives, Dean.
  • 25:12 – Sam’s good at letting them down easy.
  • 26:29 – Dean called Gordon “moronic,” time to cue up some Jilted John.
  • 27:15 – Mr. Tinkles is a terrible cat name.
  • 28:25 – Gordon’s a great combination of rock stupidity and semi-sociopathic deviousness.
  • 30:55 – And Gordon targets the Winchester weakness – Daddy Issues out the wazoo.
  • 32:34 – An earth shattering kaboom! Wasn’t expecting it that swiftly. Pretty sure Sam ain’t dead though.
  • 32:53 – Boom II: The Secret of the Ooze
  • 33:32 -Sam managed to avoid both booms, though they do seem to have an adverse effect on his hair. He celebrates by sticking a gun to the back of Gordon’s head, as one does.
  • 34:01 – They fight & fight & fight & fight! The Gor-don & Sammy show!
  • 34:57 – “It’s Sam.” Look at him getting all high & mighty about name alterations.
  • 36:24 – Gordon having a little police problem. I assume Sam had Ava call them.
  • 37:08 – Nope, he did it himself.
  • 37:38 – Dean has a point, who did tell Gordon?
  • 38:18 – Sam did call Ava as he promised. I’m pretty sure his brother wouldn’t have.
  • 39:06 – “Screw the job, I’m sick of it.” Is Dean possessed? That’s out of character for him. Though suggesting Amsterdam isn’t.
  •  39:55 – “Bitch.” “Jerk.” It’s the pilot all over again.
  • 40:51 – Ava’s fiance has been eviscerated and she’s MIA. I’m guessing Ol’ Yellow Eyes is the guilty party…

I think i just watched the Supernatural equivalent of a bottle episode. There was a lot of talking and set up, but very, very sparse action. Even with that said this was intriguing. Mostly because of what the talking was about. The hints at whatever Ol’ Yellow Eyes’ plans are for his chosen children, beyond “soldiers in a war.”

I also liked the continuity and callbacks. It helps build up the sense of an internal, consistent mythology for the show which helps. I get a sense of the Supernatural world and how it differs from the world I occupy. It was a good episode, even if my overwhelming takeaway from it is “low key.”


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