Supernatural 7.17 Review: You Broke It, You Bought It...Or, Is This What Redemption Looks Like?

A curious thing has happened to Supernatural.  However you may feel about Sera Gamble as a showrunner and however you may feel about the season-long arcs (which, admittedly, I have had a few problems with lately), the truth is that Ms. Gamble has emerged as one of the strongest writers on the show.  Together with Ben Edlund, Gamble has, this season, delivered (in my humble opinion) three consistently solid episodes.  Episodes that not only do justice to the Winchesters, but also to the other two characters that make up the core of Supernatural: Castiel and Bobby.

This week's episode, "The Born-Again Identity", not only re-introduced Castiel and Misha Collins to the show, but it also reminded me why I love Supernatural.  For all of the frustration that some fans may have on both sides of the Castiel argument, the truth is that he has become an important character on this show.  When used properly - as he was in this episode - he doesn't detract from the core of the Winchesters, he just fits. Read More...


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