Supernatural Review: Red Meat
Director: Nina Lopez-Corrado
Writer: Robert Berens, Andrew Dabb
Staring: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Lisa Berry, Suki Kaiser, Toby Levins, Eileen Pedde, Erin Way
Synopsis: Sam and Dean battle a pair of werewolves who have captured two victims. Just as the brothers are about to win, one of the werewolves shoots Sam. Dean gets his brother and the victims out of the house but learns a pack of werewolves are hot on their tail, hoping to kill them all.
Review: Well this show kicked off with a bang… no literally a bang. It’s been awhile since we felt like one of the Winchesters might bite the bullet, and what better way to remind everyone than with one of them getting shot. With werewolves hot on their trail they need to get everyone to help as soon as possible. With the belief that Sam has passed, Dean is forced to leave Sam behind and get the victims to safety.
Dean does what Dean always does and finds a way to kill him self just enough so he can talk to Billie the reaper. I know I shouldn’t like her, but I do. She really does want to be the one to reap the Winchesters when the time comes. This episode was a perfect reminder for everyone of what is at risk for the boys. No mater what Dean asks, there would be no deals or trades if one of the dies, she proved her point “The answer will always be no.” With the big fight against the Darkness, this was the perfect time to remind everyone Billie is waiting.
As it turns out, Sam is not dead (thank goodness) and some how he manages overpowers two werewolves to get to the hospital to save the day. Poor Sam, he must be in so much pain and he still has to get his big brother out of trouble. Luckily Sam gets some much needed revenge on Corbin for almost killing him back in the woods.
Final thoughts: This didn’t feel like a typical Supernatural episode, but that is okay because the choices made for this episode were spot on. I don't think I have ever taken the time to acknowledge just how amazing the editing team is for Supernatural, so this is me taking a moment to say they are amazing. The "Then" montages at the beginning of the episodes always do such a great job to set up the episodes. Plus the music for this episode was much more subtle than normal, which fit this episode so perfectly. The final scene between Dean and Michelle in the hospital was amazing! Erin Way did a fantastic job.
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