Reviewed: by Tyler Olson
***The review below contains minor spoilers.***
This week, Supernatural took us back down to Vampire Lane, only this time it was filled with child labour, lies, and secret alliances, all in the name of building better hunters.
'Freaks and Geeks' had to be the most predictable episode of Supernatural yet, and there were some real bad ones. Honestly, after everything that they have been through, how did Sam and Dean not smell the crap on Victor? Sure, Dean even headed off to learn the truth on his own, but they suspected the man in the van, not their old hunting 'buddy'. They were even surprised when the truth was revealed, even after their research.
I really hoped that I was going to be wrong about the ending and that everyone was going to go their separate ways, but that would have made too much sense. Seriously, even though they aren't hunting, or told Dean that they weren't going to hunt, they are still sticking together. Did anyone even question how they are going to live on their own? Sure one will be 18 soon, but how about food, the bills, taxes, legal guardianship... Questions are going to be asked, and it won't be very cheery when it happens.
Thankfully, not everything left a bitter aftertaste, and some parts were even pretty sweet.
I thought all the actors, especially the younger ones, did a fantastic job. Sure, I know that even the youngest actors are teenagers, but we have seen so many horrific experiences caused by awful acting from unexperienced teens that it is a welcome change when they actually pull off the roles well.
It was also great to see Dean heading off to do the research this week. Normally Sam is left with the paperwork, so it was refreshing to see them reverse the roles.
The new belief that not all monsters are evil returned too, and it was even passed down to the new generation. This is one of the best changes this series has had, since almost everything was evil at the beginning, regardless of their actions. The Winchesters now have so many friends that are outside of the hunter's circle that I doubt that even their younger selves probably would recognize them.
While there were some good points in 'Freaks and Geeks', it didn't make it very fun to watch. It was okay, I guess, but definitely not an episode I would recommend anyone to watch compared to the most of the others this series has to offer.