Jane After Dark: 'Supernatural' - Dean's Deal With the Crossroads Demon
by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 14th 2010 4:50PM
Hey, 'Supernatural' fans. Well, I'm into season three now, after a short break last week to recover from season two. I was sort of bummed out the way it ended and needed some time to get my wits together. I was majorly sad about Dean's deal with the Crossroads demon to save Sam. It was a tough spot, to be sure. He had to save his brother; on the other hand, how will Sam feel when Dean's gone in a year? Clearly, I've got too much invested in these characters.
Still, even with all of that hanging over them, the writers managed to lighten things up in season three ... sort of. Dean just doesn't really give a rat's ass about anything, which is pretty fun. But Sam's onto him. He knows he's terrified, and I have to think that Sam will figure a way out of that deal, even though he's killed the Crossroads demon. I'm not totally immune to their situation, though. I know one or both brothers spend time in Hell eventually.
And Sam is the anti-Christ? At least, that's what Gordon told Bela, and he sure seemed hell-bent on killing Sam. Well, until Gordon got turned into a vampire and ended up expiring. What a way to go.
The stories with children really creep me out, and freaky kids are quite the norm on this show. I'm talking about episodes like 'Bedtime Stories,' where the girl in the coma uses fairy tales to try and get her message across. Or 'A Very Supernatural Christmas,' where people end up getting yanked up the chimney -- in front of their kids (just think of the therapy bills)! Or 'The Kids Are Alright,' where the Changeling locks the kids up and replaces them with other souls. I still refuse to believe that kid wasn't Dean's son. There are just too many similarities there.
And speaking of the Christmas episode, that was quite the grisly scene in the basement of the wreath-making lady, not to mention she and her creepy husband tying up the boys in their Christmas Village home and yanking Sam's fingernail off. Good grief, that was hard to watch.
All of that juxtaposed with the young Winchester boys celebrating a dismal Christmas without their dad, Sam learning the truth about hunting, and Dean receiving the golden amulet from Sam was one of the saddest and sweetest things I've seen in a while.
Overall, I'm still really loving the series. The case-of-the-week stories are interesting, but it's the evolving mythology of Sam (who is he?), Dean, and their dad that keeps me hooked. I find it interesting that Dean refuses to believe in angels. Even if he's never seen any evidence of them, you'd think he might consider the idea that there's something to counter all of the demons in the world. But you never hear talk of Heaven -- only Hell. Their dad must have gone somewhere when the gateway to Hell opened and he got out.
Ok, that's all I got for now. I look forward to your thoughts on 'Supernatural.'