Supernatural: Season 5, Episode 11

Sam, Interrupted (21 Jan. 2010)

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When a former hunter calls Sam and Dean for help from inside a mental institution, the brothers get themselves admitted as patients to check out his claims of supernatural phenomena. When ... See full summary »

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When a former hunter calls Sam and Dean for help from inside a mental institution, the brothers get themselves admitted as patients to check out his claims of supernatural phenomena. When their incarceration pushes them both to the breaking point their personal issues send them over the edge. Written by Anonymous

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Sam's alias at the hospital is Alex. Alex is the name of the protagonist in the futuristic book "A Clockwork Orange", in which is Alex is sent to an asylum due to his violence and anger issues. See more »

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[Sam is high on medication]
Dean Winchester: Hey.
Sam Winchester: [In a slurry voice] No. No... I'm not okay. I... I... I am *awesome*.
Dean Winchester: They give you something?
Sam Winchester: Oh... Oh, yeah. They gave me... *everything*! It's... It's... spectacu... ulack...
[Sam giggles]
Dean Winchester: [Shaking his head] You always were a happy drunk!
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22 January 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

So this episode of Supernatural involves the boys helping out an old friend in an insane asylum (taking a break from the hunting down Lucifer/finding God story line), where, after starting their hunt, they start questioning their own sanity and are forced to confront other deep seated issues.

I was disappointed with this episode. After the long break, I was hoping for a good way to jump back into the season. I found the story line to be ill conceived, and not well thought out. It was all over the place. The script was barely believable at best. There were a few weak attempts at humour, and even fewer and much weaker attempts at soul searching moments, in an episode which had great potential for the latter. Come on, an asylum chock full of psychiatrists? Even though I have a tendency to squirm during the "mushy" stuff, I was hoping for some proper insight into the fascinating characters of the Winchesters.

A last frustration: they never develop the story line of the mysterious "friend of Dad's who needs help and we owe him". Really? It's an "I wonder: what exactly *did* happen in Albuquerque?" kind of moment? I found that quite contrived.

However, this is just a bump in the fantastic road I'm sure Supernatural will lead us down soon enough.


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