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Amber Benson and other news

October 12, 2006 on Amber Benson's role on Supernatural's Bloodlust (episode #2.03). Spoilers alert!

The CW is satisfied from Smallville and Supernatural performance on Thursdays, according to Houston Chronicle. "When you look at how competitive Thursday has become, we've definitely established a foothold," said Paul Hewitt, vice president of corporate communications. "Smallville and Supernatural make for a good pairing, especially for our audience. We've staked a claim and viewers are finding us."

 Inside Bay Area complains about limited viewing alternatives on the network, "which really sucks bottom water for those of us hooked on 'Veronica Mars' and 'Supernatural.'."… Read More

In My Time of Dying Review

October 5, 2006

By John Keegan

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Sam (Jared Padalecki) goes to extreme lengths to speak to the disembodied Dean (Jensen Ackles)

To be honest, I’m still trying to wrap my head around this episode. I was hoping for something that would focus on the relationships within the Winchester family, and this episode had that and a lot more. Each character faced a critical decision, and while the conflicts were hardly swept under the rug, there was a sense of resolution. Kripke may have stepped back from his promise to avoid long-term mythology, as evidenced by the continued presence of the demon, but that’s a very minor quibble, since I like long-term arcs anyway!

I’ve often said that the strength of this series is the relationship between Sam and Dean, and that really shines through in this episode. For all intent purposes, Dean was unable to communicate with Sam for the majority of the episode, yet the emotional connections were plainly evident. Sam found himself unwilling to let go, despite all the past history. I really liked how the Impala became a metaphor for Dean himself; it was obvious, but played to near-perfection.… Read More

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