Reviewed: by Tyler Olson
***The review below contains minor spoilers.***
It's been a while since we've had a good Supernatural ghost story, especially when it involves friendly ghosts.
Wow, Kevin really must be cursed. His life was amazing before the angels got involved, but since then it's all been a downward spiral, and now he can't even rest in peace. The writers must really have hated this character to drag him through all this. At least he will have a little closure, right? They aren't going to make him go all evil, forcing the boys to tear him apart in the future, will they?
I still can't believe it took them this long to find out what happened to his mom, though. Why didn't they just ask Crowley about her earlier? I guess that would have been significantly less suspenseful. Although, with the very weak action we got from it, it wouldn't have made much of a difference. Why wasn't there a more powerful foe in charge? Also, why weren't they prepared for a demon? Crowley was responsible for what happened to her after all.
Castiel's time with his old friends was much more interesting, though. No, not really. Honestly, this just felt like a recap telling new viewers why they are going after Metatron, why the angels are being jerks, and that Castiel kicks some serious ass. At least they will have some new powerful friends after this, unless they are just spies who will stab them in the back with an angel spear when the opportunity arrives.
I think it's pretty obvious that I think Captives could have been better, but it was still a decent episode. There was nothing that really angered me, or that I thought was a huge mistake, but nothing to squeal with joy over, too. There was also a significant lack of action this week, which is very rare for Supernatural. It definitely wasn't a must-watch episode by any means.