Friday, March 26, 2010

Review - Supernatural Season 5 Episode 15 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Zombies, children eating parents, lots of headshots, blood everywhere. Yep, Supernatural is back. I know I say the same thing every episode, but it's probably the most important point. Where's the Apocalypse? The message from Death to Bobby that he went through the town and brought Karen back because Bobby was helping the Winchesters was a tie-in, and a weak one at that. In terms of effectiveness, it was a powerful message on a psychological level, but we know Bobby will go and continue helping the Winchesters. It's another instance when the villain refuses to take physical action to kill someone and pays for it later.

The episode had a predictable, inevitable outcome which made the situation even sadder. Everyone, including Bobby, seemed confined to the knowledge that these unnatural reanimations could only end one way. The foreboding presence of these dead people walking around and the uneasy tension in the town was incredible. Jim Beaver delivered in every way possible which

I'd like to see the Apocalypse story pick up, but "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" was a great MOW to tide us over until Lucifer and the angels come back.

Score: 9.2/10
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