Supernatural: Naked Sam -- and Werewolves!
Omig0dz Sammy was nekkid and h0t!!1!! And then he… and then they… and and and…. Squeeeee!
Right. Sorry. It had to be said.
We’ve always loved werewolf stories --- there’s just something so delightfully shivery about the thought of a kind, rational person being turned into an unthinking monster by forces beyond his or her control. We loved how they brought out the feeling of helplessness and fear a werewolf implies, and liked the secondary evidence of the beast – the lines gouged out of the walls, the broken glass and blood, and, of course, the heart-free corpses. But was anyone else somewhat disappointed in the makeup and effects for the werewolves themselves? Seriously, they looked like people in need of manicures and cosmetic dentistry, not slavering wolf-beasts. Oh well.
We also loved how light-hearted this episode was at first. Detectives Landis and Dante – hee! (For the uninitiated, they were behind “The Howling” and “An American Werewolf in London.” If you haven’t seen them, get thee to thy Netflix queue.) Then there was Dean’s excitement at going after a real iconic beastie – one that they already knew how to kill. And Sam getting wrapped up in “All My Children?" Bliss. And oh, oh! the rock-paper-scissors match to see who would stay with the hot girl rather than track down the monster? And Dean pulling scissors a second time, even after Sam called him on always pulling scissors? We’re still laughing.
And then…. things turned. (Much like werewolves themselves, we guess.) It went from a sort of breezy little story (with gore) to a grand maelstrom of angst. Oh, poor Sam as he realized this cute girl he liked was actually the monster. And it just got worse – the guys did everything they could to save her, and it wasn’t enough. That last, horrible, heartbreaking scene, where Madison begs Sam to “save” her by stopping the monster once and for all… when she asks Sam to be the one to pull the trigger… when Dean tries to spare him from that duty… and when Sam finally, weeping, takes the gun to kill this woman he liked, maybe one day could have loved… we’re getting teary again just thinking about it. All three of the actors totally blew us away in that scene.
And we can’t help but think this will – or should – have ramifications down the road. What do you think will be the outcome? Finally, Sam got a feel for what he’s been doing to Dean, asking him to pull the trigger to stop him from going bad. Will this make him stop asking? Or will he give up hope now that Madison equated “saving” with killing? Will Dean ever admit defeat with Sam, like he did with Madison?
Finally, we’re also more than a little worried about Sam’s psyche when it comes to sex. Let’s see, one girlfriend gets toasted on the ceiling, then the next woman he does the bouncy bouncy with (and ooooooh, the hotness) turns monster and has to be killed? We’re thinking it will be a while before Sam gets physical with anyone else again. We’d offer to help cure him of his potential neuroses in this regard, but to be honest, we’re a bit afraid we’d end up zombified or absorbed by the Blob or set upon by malevolent demonic weasels.
So: What did you think? Did you like their take on the werewolf myth? Did guest star Emmanuelle Vaugier impress the hell out of you? What were your favorite lines? What are the potential ramifications of Sam pulling the trigger on Madison? Or are you still too busy drooling over naked Sam to process anything else? Share your thoughts in the comments!