Jensen Ackles once again took to the director’s chair for this episode of Supernatural, called "Heartache." In it the boys hunted down an ancient foe, Jensen’s dad made a guest appearance and things between Sam and Dean felt very familiar.
Normally I’d be mad for getting fooled into thinking we were getting a whole lot more of that scene with Sam and Amelia, but this episode was so darn good, I really didn’t care.
In so many ways I feel like this episode rewound us back to season one, which I’m not saying is a bad thing at all. First up, we’ve got ourselves a Dean who loves hunting and wants his brother with him. Then we’ve got ourselves a Sam who just wants to live a normal life and maybe even go back to school.
But I think, if anything, this current scenario is even better than what we had in the beginning of this series. Now, Sam and Dean have a lot more years under their belt and I think both of their decisions come from a place of maturity. Back in season one, it felt more like Sam wanted a normal life just so he could rebel against his upbringing, and Dean wanted to hunt because he was just a young guy wanting to follow in the footsteps of his old man. Read More...