Supernatural Review: The Chitters
Director: Eduardo Sanchez
Writer: Nancy Won
Staring: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Lee Rumohr, Hugo Ateo, Kandyse McClure, April Telek
Synopsys: Sam and Dean are visiting a small town in Colorado where people are mysteriously disappearing every 27 years. While they are investigating, the boys encounter a pair of hunters seeking revenge on the monster causing the disapperances.
Finally back from the short hiatus and we have a monster of the week type episode. For all of you long time fans this episode had a Wendigo feel to it, more of a scary movie vibe if you will. The opening of the show is two boys, Matty and Jessy, heading out to go fishing when suddenly Matty is taken by some weird naked monster. This looks like a job for those Winchester boys and thankfully it didn’t take a lot of convincing.
It’s been a while since we have seen the boys come up against a monster they know nothing about. Luckily for Sam and Dean, they run into two other hunters that seem to know what they are dealing with, one of them has some experience with these monsters. Jessy, who is now grown up, is out for revenge for his brother. It’s refreshing to see Sam and Dean split up and work with other hunters, it’s not a balance we don’t get to see much of in the show. Sam and Jessy go to ask the former sheriff questions while Dean and Cesar look for where ever these monsters are hiding out in the woods.
The two sets of guys going of in separate directions was a creative way to tell the story faster. Rather than having to do all the research and then go hunt, we are able to see the hunting done by Dean and Cesar while Same and Jessy get answers for what had happened in the past. Both sets of guys have their on struggles to overcome, but I really enjoyed the separation. It was a little storybook in the end how it perfectly came together for everyone to end up meeting and then going back into finish the job, but its smile worthy.
I really like the idea that Sam and Dean considering to bring in a hunter or two to help with the Darkness. Fresh eyes and extra muscle probably would be good for this big battle coming up, but it shows how much Dean has grown as a person in this show when he tells them they don’t need help. Its nice to see Sam and Dean agree that when two hunters make it to the finish line you don’t mess with it.
Final thoughts: Kudos to Eduardo Sanchez on his Supernatural directorial debut on the show. This episode had a horror movie vibe to it that hasn’t been so apparent on the show for a while. Wither a lot of fans noticed it or not, I’m sure it was appreciated. After all, that is something that got a lot of fans into it the show to beginning with. I don't know who came up with Dean calling the monsters "Junkless" but that was priceless. There is also some supporting cast that I really enjoyed in this episode. Lee Rumohr and Hugo Ateo did a wonderful job portraying a gay couple with out it looking over the top or cheesy, which sadly happens a lot on TV and in movies, it could have really taken away from the episode, the subtlety spoke volumes. I believe a big part of that is the writing from Nancy Won, thank you. Also, April Telek played the other character that I loved in this episode. Etta Day making a pass at Sam and Dean reacting to it was hilarious. I don’t know what it is, but I love it when one of the boys is put in an awkward situation like this and the other is just sitting there watching and letting it happen. There are only 4 episode left in this season so buckle up everyone its gonna get bumpy. YAY!
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