Supernatural 8.05 Review: The Ties That Bind

It’s not often that we get a guest-star centric episode on Supernatural. It’s a pity that it took until the middle of season 3 for us to finally get some insight into Bobby’s history (Bobby....*sob*). And it took a while for us to get a Castiel-centric episode as well. This year, the writers are remaking the rules because this was only Benny’s second episode and we’ve already gotten his backstory. That’s a good thing. It’s refreshing, sometimes, to realize that the characters who exist in the Supernatural universe don’t only revolve around Sam and Dean. Obviously the Winchesters are their focal point, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have their own personalities and stories to tell. One of the amazing things this show has always done was expand the series beyond the brothers. Sure, I want this to be the Sam and Dean show, but I’ve always appreciated the memorable recurring characters who have woven in and out of the Winchesters’ lives. Now, if only we could keep them from dying horrible deaths.....


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