With the leadership role aboard Destiny seemingly settles, this week’s episode of Stargate Universe [Syfy, Tuesdays, 9/8C] – The Greater Good – finds Colonel Young [Justin Louis] and Dr. Rush [Robert Carlyle] working together to figure out if there’s something of value to be salvaged from a battered vessel they find drifting in space – and winding up stranded! In the episode’s B-arc, Kathleen Munroe returns as Dr. Amanda Perry – in a mind exchange with Lucian Alliance member Ginn [Julie McNiven] – summoned to help find a way to steer Destiny. In both arcs, of course, Murphy’s Law applies [though not necessarily as you might expect].
With Sweeps Weeks going on and every television network looking to gain even more viewing audiences for their shows, The CW Network and Warner Brothers gave select members of the online press a chance to have an advance viewing of this week’s new episode of the hit series, Supernatural to generate some Sweeps Week buzz about it. After taking advantage of that opportunity to see Supernatural S5.13 The Song Remains the Same, all this reviewer can say about it is WOW!!
Ok, there is more to say than just that. Check out this synopsis to see what I mean.
When angel ally Anna (guest star Julie McNiven) escapes her captors in Heaven she contacts Castiel (Misha Collins) in an effort to find Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), but Castiel is suspicious of her motives. He soon learns that the former ally has gone back in time in a “Terminator”-like plan to stop the Apocalypse by killing John (Matt Cohen) & Mary (Amy Gumenick) Winchester before their son’s are ever born, thus ending the possibility of the brothers becoming vessels for Lucifer and Michael. Steve Boyum directed the episode written by Sera Gamble and Nancy Weiner.
Now read my review of Supernatural S5.13 The Song Remains the Same.
Available on DVD and Blu_Ray 9.1.09
At the end of Supernatural season 2 and all of season 3, the gates of hell had been opened and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) had a deal coming due for his soul: the soul he had traded into hell in one year’s time for the return to life of his younger brother, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki). In the exciting season 4 of the hit CW/Warner Brother’s series, the gates of heaven have been opened as well and the Angel Castiel (Misha Collins) lifted Dean out of hell after he had suffered 4 long months of torture at the hands of the demons. But was it too late to keep Sam from going down a dark path with his guide, the demon Ruby (now played by Genevieve Cortese) who seemed like a friend but could easily be a foe. And did hell change Dean Winchester more than Sam wants to admit? All this amid a desperate race to stop the demons from breaking 66 of the seals needed to hold Lucifer imprisoned. Can Sam and Dean Winchester pull back together as a team in time to do this?
Supernatural season 4 came back from its break these past two weeks to hit its audience with two very powerful and revealing new episodes: Death Takes a Holiday and On the Head of a Pin. I just wanted to share my thoughts about this ‘one-two’ combination of punches that, in my opinion, have left our Winchester brothers and us as viewers reeling on the ropes.
One of the first things that has really jumped out at me as a viewer of Supernatural after watching these two recent new episodes is while that this show is suppose to be about Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles): who are two ghost hunting, demon fighting brothers driving around in their ’67 Chevy Impala ‘muscle car’ loaded with weapons, the boys lives and their fates have become tied into some pretty heavy duty estrogen driven influences in the fourth season. In fact these influences began to show themselves in season 4 as early as in the episode ‘In the Beginning’ when we found out that the boy’s mother Mary (played in this episode by Amy Gumenick) was a hunter. It came to light that perhaps in many ways it was Mary’s life as a hunter that affected the destinies and fates of her son’s Dean and Sam more than being raised alone by their father after her death at the hands of the YED.