Supernatural: Season 9, Episode 11

First Born (21 Jan. 2014)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror
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Sam and Castiel believe that they found a way to track Gadreel. Dean and Crowley team up to find the first blade, which is in the hands of the biblical Cain.

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The unlikely duo, Crowley and Dean are forced to work together in order to find an item which could help them in the war against Abaddon. During their search they come across the source of the items power ... Cain. Meanwhile Sam and Castiel believe they have found a way to find Gadriel, but at what cost? Written by Craig

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Crowley: This is, by far, the dumbest idea you've ever had.
Dean Winchester: Yeah, well, it's early.
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Where has THIS been all season long?!
21 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's no secret that some fans have been disappointed by several episodes in the first half of season 9. We've had some let-downs and unfortunate character "progression" that ultimately ended up upsetting people. I know that the Supernatural writers are capable of writing great stories and holding my interest, but I haven't really had that happen a whole lot this season...until this episode.

Honestly, where the heck was this story all season? It was fantastic!

To summarize: last week we saw Dean say goodbye to Sam and Castiel and take off on his own, not wanting to be around them because he believed himself to be a curse, and that anyone near him would be killed or hurt. This week, we have Sam and Castiel at the bunker healing Sam, and Dean is (a bit reluctantly) working with Crowley to find a way to kill Abaddon.

I didn't have high hopes for this episode simply because this season hasn't impressed me much so far.

In all honesty though, I loved this episode. There were no weak characters in this. We have Timothy Omundson guest starring as Cain, and wow he does a great job! I truly enjoyed watching him on screen. I was actually expecting him to be a throw-away character, but I think he really brought a lot to the story, and hopefully the writers will use this opportunity to further the plot.

Crowley and Dean working together was amusing and much more than I could have asked for. Dean is clearly still not trusting Crowley (with good reason of course) and their 'teamwork' or lack thereof was a highlight for me. Same goes for Sam and Castiel at the bunker. They shared some good moments; though if I could choose, I would have wanted to see a bit more of them together. Sam and Cas rarely have any bonding moments, and it's unfortunate we couldn't see more of that.

Whoever directed this episode (John Badham) needs to come back. He did an excellent job of directing it to near flawlessness. There was a sequence where Dean is fighting demons, and it was probably one of the best fighting scenes I've had the privilege of watching this season. Very intense and exciting.

Without giving away any spoilers, I'll just say that I am SO glad Dean is getting to play a part in the story now. All season it has been a never-ending loop of Sam possessed and taken over by Gadreel, with Dean just running around spewing lies every which way. Dean is now being given an opportunity to really play a part this season, and the writers would be insane to not go through with it.

All together, outstanding job by the actors and certainly a round of applause to the writers for keeping me interested from start to finish!

9/10


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