Supernatural – A classic episode for a classic car

I usually shy away from writing about individual episodes of my favourite shows as if I did I would never get anything else done.  My tellybox recorder is getting chock full of goodies for the Autumn/Winter season – Supernatural, Arrow, Once Upon a Time.

But it’s Supernatural that made me want to put pen to paper this week after watching Season 11, Episode 4 ‘Baby’

First of all, because I am in the middle of writing a whole book about road trips, the idea of an episode all filmed within the Impala caught my interest right away.  I can only imagine how amazing a road trip would be in a classic car like this (and with the Winchesters as road trip buddies!)

Dean with Impala

Dean with his baby, a 1967 Chevy Impala. As much a character in the show as any of the actors

Secondly, as a Supernatural fan I recognise that the Impala is as much a character as any of the flesh and blood people on the show.  So much so that it was on my list to drive one (I sat in one so that’s half a tick…right?) and you wonder why it’s taken so long to film a whole episode from it’s point of view.

But more importantly, the episode reminded me why I love Supernatural in the first place.  The whole premise of the show is about two brothers hunting monsters.  That’s it at it’s very core and this episode showed us the small moments in between the angels, the demons, death and the numerous Apocalypse.  The small talk, the big talk, the food, the sleeping and the singing along to classic rock.

Sam and Dean in the Impala

There have been various meta episodes over the past few series where it felt like you could almost hear the writers rubbing their hands in glee saying ‘the fans are going to love this’.  This episode felt so much more than that, it felt like a love letter from the writers to the show itself.  The show which started as two brothers driving around the country in a classic car.  It’s like they were saying ‘we know there’s been some good stuff and some bad stuff but we promise, we remember where we started’

For the first time in a long time, when the episode finished I turned to Husband and said ‘I want to watch that again’ and if that’s not the sign of a good piece of TV I don’t know what is.

If you haven’t seen the episode yet, I promise you are going to love it. It’s definitely in the Top 10 all time great Supernatural episodes.

Have you seen it yet?  What did you think of it?

L-J x
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