First, is it me or have we seen the guy who played Reverend Jim before? He looks like the guy who played Uncle Harley (I think that was his name) in S1's Scarecrow. He was also in a couple of Stargate SG-1 episodes (and a New Outer Limits) but I digress. And as soon as I heard Reverend Jim it immediately made me think of Christopher Lloyd in Taxi. I'm weird like that with tv references, lol
Garth as a werewolf. Hmm. So why did he leave again? Involved in a case and then got bitten and involved with these werewolves? The premise reminded me vaguely of the vampires in Bloodlust, although with a twist in that there *were* some bad ones among them. And the whole thing with Garth gong on about having a wife and family, etc. is this the whole theme of people getting out of the hunting life and wanting a more normal (whatever that is) life?
Wow, Dean's gettin' scruffy there, eh? And is it me or is Sam's hair starting to look a lot better (it nearly killed me in the scene where he was tied up & the werewolf mom was bitching everyone out... *swoon*)? Looks like my SamHair theory is indeed falling into place. :D Gadreel is gone, and thus the evil influence on Sam's hair, lol
Awkward meeting of Sam and Dean in Garth's hospital room. But it turns out Dean was the guy from the police blotter or whatever it was? Ugh, don't like how Dean was lying about no evidence caught of Garth's escape. But I guess it goes with his whole attitude about how he doesn't want them to hunt together that carried over from last episode.
i did like how they were both involved in this case, even if they weren't doing everything together. Even near the end when Sam went to find Garth and his wife while Dean checked out the church, they kind of intercut the scenes of them investigating in similar ways. And I did like that Reverend Jim turned out to not be a bad guy. It did bug me how Garth seemed so trusting of all of them, even if he'd been around them a while. He was partly right, but so was Dean...all was not well there. Even if Garth thought he was leaving the hunting life in a way, it's still a good idea to watch your back and not totally trust everyone. It's a sad reality but there it is.
The end scene...it was sad how Sam said their attitudes are just different now. I was glad that Dean told him how messed up he felt (and yeah I know people don't like him feeling sorry for himself but he did come clean in a way with Sam, and Sam let him know that he has trouble trusting him). And Sam's line about we can work together but to be brothers...and "those are my terms." So, they both get into the Impala and drive away. This definitely isn't over, though I hope they won't drag it out too much.
Won't spoil for next week but the promo looks good...think I will be doing some swooning... *grin*