Supernatural: Season 2, Episode 20

What Is and What Should Never Be (3 May 2007)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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Dean gets attacked by a Djinn, a creature capable of warping reality. The next things he knows he's in Lawrence, Kansas, in a stable relationship with a woman named Carmen, his mother is ... See full summary »

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Dean gets attacked by a Djinn, a creature capable of warping reality. The next things he knows he's in Lawrence, Kansas, in a stable relationship with a woman named Carmen, his mother is alive and well, and he and Sam are no longer on speaking terms. When the idea of a peaceful existence begins to settle in, visions of his previous life as a hunter start appearing out of nowhere. Written by Derfel85

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This is the first time the Impala is seen with Ohio license plates instead of Kansas plates. Sam explains this was done due to their fugitive status. See more »

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When Dean starts to mow the lawn of his mother's house, the mower is raised high enough over the grass that it's obvious it has no mower blade. See more »

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College Professor: Son have you been drinking?
Dean Winchester: Everybody keeps asking me that but no.
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9 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At first glance, this episode is wonderful. Funny, achingly sad, and adorable all at once. But look a little deeper and you'll find that What Is and What Should Never Be shows a level of sophistication, acting, series and character continuity, and polish, that will blow you away.

Jensen Ackles knocked this one out of the park. Though he always does an exceptional job, he really took it up a notch this time. Never an off moment in the whole show. I have heard him referred to as a subtle actor before, and I think that comes through in this episode. The facial expressions, the gestures and movements are all spot on. You don't have to wonder how his character is feeling; it's written right there on his face, and in his eyes, for all to see. He's heartbreakingly sincere. Spectacular. Jared Padalecki also did an excellent job in this one.

A definite must see for newcomers and regulars alike.


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