So another thing I’ve been observing for quite awhile is the fact that Sam looked the exact same when he was 8 all the way up to when he was like 14 while Dean dramatically changed even from just 16 to 17. I mean, I know it has to do with not being able to get the same actors & stuff; I just thought it was funny.
Plot Holes ::
So one thing that really bothers me about shows in general is when they don’t follow their own plot. I understand that different writers are writing different episodes but it’s not all that hard to look back and the synopsis of the show and keep to basic things. A few shows, like Bones & 7th Heaven have so many that I stopped watching them. Supernatural, as far as I can tell, does a pretty good job following their own plot ((though this might be because I am biased and don’t want to look too hard lol)). The one thing that just jumps out at me when I think of plot holes for this show is when Dean is sent back in time & meets up with his father in the diner. John is talking to the older man who tells him to say hello to his father for him & John says “will do”…but as we all know, John’s father time travelled to Sam & Dean’s era & ended up dying. And all this happened when John was just a kid, so John clearly would not be able to say hello to his father for the older man.
So I’m sure I’m not the only one who has noticed that Supernatural has a tendency to bring back a lot of the same actors & actresses to play different extras on the show. I think it’s kind of fascinating. I’m going to list all the ones I can remember, but I’m sure I will miss a few. Here goes.
Ty Olson — Played Eli in Season 2 before he came back as Benny in the later seasons
Erica Carroll — Had two different roles in the episodes “Faith” & “Something Wicked” before returning as the recurring role of Hannah
Emily Tennant — She was the upset Paris Hilton Fan # 1 in “Fallen Idols” in Season 5 & then returned to play Tasha, Kate’s sister, in “Paper Moon”
Elysia Rotaru — She essentially played two hooker roles, appearing first as Victoria in “Of Grave Importance” in Season 7, returning in Season 10’s “Girls, Girls, Girls” as Shaylene
Laci J. Mailey — First appearance was in “There Will Be Blood” in Season 7 where she portrayed Emily, the girl kidnapped by the Alpha Vampire; she then returned for two episodes in Season 11 as Jenna, the cop the boys met in the premiere.
Ryan Grantham — Playing Todd in Season 4’s “Wishful Thinking”, he then had a very small cameo role in Season 11’s Premiere as the hunting boy that Cas told to run so he wouldn’t hurt him
Nicholas Carella — Playing the janitor in Season 6’s “Mannequin 3: The Reckoning”, he then returned in Season 9’s “#Thinman” as Norwood
Gordon Michael Woolvett — He first appeared as the deputy in Season 7’s “Frontierland” & then returned as Ezra in Season 9’s “King of the Damned”
Like I said, I’m sure I’ve probably missed some, but these were just a few things I’d been thinking about lately, trying to get through the “hell-atus”
Ok, so over the last couple of years I have taken to reading a lot of the comments on Supernatural’s Facebook page after each new episode to see how other people felt about it. Now most people tend to be right along my wavelength but I’ve also seen a bunch of negative, “wow, that episode sucked, running out of ideas, huh writers” kind of comments. And they really piss me off.
Maybe it’s just because I’m a writer and I feel sort of connected to other writers because I know what they go through, but no matter what the reason, there is absolutely no reason for comments like that. If you didn’t like the episode, fine, just say that. Don’t be a child about it. There have been over 200 episodes of Supernatural written so of course a few of them are not going to be up to par with the rest. Even I, a die-hard fan who is not the best at being critical of things I love, am not a fan of a couple of them. But I don’t blame the writers or the actors or the creator of the show or anyone else. Because there’s no reason for blame. No one episode can appeal to every single person out there. Everyone has different likes and dislikes and personal experiences to draw upon that might make them feel a certain way about the episode that is completely different from someone else’s opinion and also has nothing to do with the writing of it.
Take the last episode ((“Just My Imagination”)) for an example. If you had an imaginary friend as a kid, you might be more prone to love the episode than if you didn’t. That’s not the writers’ fault. And if you didn’t like the concept of that episode, or any of the others, that’s not the writers’ fault either. The brothers relationship with each other was the same, their personalities were the same ((Dean with his quick tongue, Sam with his compassion, etc.)); the writing was spot on.
Every time I see one of those types of comments I really just want to be like “ok, then YOU go write an episode and let’s see how well you do.” I mean, everyone involved in Supernatural works incredibly hard to produce this wonderful show and tearing them down and saying things like “this show is slipping” just because you had a bad reaction to an episode is ridiculous.
So in conclusion, if you didn’t like an episode, I can almost guarantee that it’s not the writers’ responsibility. You don’t need to go looking for someone to blame or punish. Just say you didn’t like it. Politely. Be an adult.