TV Review: Supernatural Episode 1.21

Thursday, April 27, 2006

From WB: Sam (Jared Padalecki) has a vision of a family being attacked in the same manner as the attack on his mom, so he, Dean (Jensen Ackles) and John (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) head off to Salvation, Iowa, to save this family and finally kill the demon using the Colt gun. However, Meg (guest star Nicki Aycox) calls and lets the family know she is going to start killing their friends unless they return the gun. John meets Meg to deliver a fake gun, while the boys are left to deal with the demon.

My Rating: 4 out of 4

The Winchester's have now joined together in order to find and destroy the demon that killed their wife and mother. This week's episode titled Salvation begins with the return of Meg as she makes her way into a church seeing salvation from a priest. However, it is clear that it isn't salvation she is seeking when she shows who she is to the priest. It doesn't take long for him to figure it out, and he tries to save himself by running. However, he can't run from Meg. she demands to know where the Winchester's are, but she knows he won't tell her. So instead she slits his throat.

The father finally fills the brothers in about the demon. He shows them all he has. As it turns out the demon had been mostly dormant since their mother's death, but it had started killing again in the past year. The father also tells them there are signs as to when the demon makes a appearance. Those signs are popping up in a town called Salvation, Iowa. The three head there together, and the father tells Dean and Sam to find out what child is having a sixth month birthday. As they arrive in town, their father finds out about the death of the priest.

While at the hospital trying to track down the baby and family the demon will hit next, Sam has one of his visions. In his vision, there is a train, so he uses that to try and find the family. He is able to find the woman named Monica and her daughter. As it turns out, that day is the baby's six month birthday. Sam sees her death in a vision, and he tells his father and Dean. Their father is upset that Dean and Sam didn't call him when Sam began to have visions, but Dean tells his father that calling him and getting him to respond to call are next to impossible.

Meg calls the Winchester's, and she wants to talk to their father. At first, Sam tries to hide that their father is with them, but Meg is persistent. She gets him on the phone, and she is with another friend of his. She knows he has the gun he found on last week's episode. When at first he says he doesn't have the gun, she kills another friend of his, and threatens the rest. Unless he gives up the gun, more people will die. He says he will give her the gun, but when he hangs up he tells his sons he plans to give her a fake, while they use the real gun to kill the demon that night.

Dean is able to find the copy of the gun, and he gives it to their father with the promise that if things don't go as planned that their father leaves. He asks them to do the same before asking them once again finish the battle that he started. John makes it to Lincoln at the meeting point in time to meet Meg, while Sam and Dean stake out the family's house. The two brother's talk while their father meets Meg. She isn't alone, and with her friend they soon find out the gun is a fake. Once he is found out, the two demons try to go after him as he tries to escape. He stops them with holy water.

Back in Salvation, the brother's feel the demon before it arrives, when things begin to happen. Sam and Dean proceed to break into the house in hopes of stopping the demon. The man of the house tries to stop them as burglars, but Dean is able to stop him as Sam rushes upstairs. He is able to stop the demon from killing Monica, and Dean grabs the baby just before the crib is set fire. They all escape the house. Their father doesn't have the same luck. The male demon with Meg captures him.

Back at their motel room, Sam and Dean talk about what happened at the house with the demon. Sam was willing to risk himself to destroy it. The two have words, but they push forward toward a common goal, trying to contact their father. Meg answers the phone when they call, and she tells them they are never going to see their father again. Thus concludes the first part of this two part season finale.

This series just keeps getting better and better, but there is some concern on whether or not it will be around next season when the WB merges with UPN to form The CW. Early on, Supernatural was mentioned as being included, but it hasn't been recently. It is one of those on the fence series. I hope that the new network picks up this show because it is definitely one of my favorites and a must watch each week.


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