Supernatural Recap - "Clap Your Hands if You Believe"
It's been an ok season of Supernatural to date. After a year of angels & demons and Armageddon story lines, the brothers Winchester have returned to hunting (mostly). Sure, Sam's return from hell had the ticket of body but no soul. (His soul is being held hostage by Crowley, a former crossroads demon who now rules over Hell.)
I've enjoyed the return to the focus on the brothers this season, and the 'monster of the week' formula. I have missed the stories focusing on urban legends and American ghost stories, so it's been really nice to have a little of that back.
Friday's show, titled "Clap your hands if you believe," returns us to some of the humor the show has done so very well in the past.
Spoilers from this point on!
Right from the get-go, you know this is going to be a great episode. The opening credits are a parody of the classic X-Files opening sequence, complete with a tagline of: The truth is in there.
A string of strange disappearances in a small town brings the brothers to investigate. Crop circles, alien abduction theories and one lady who swears it's all faeries are what they find. Dean continues to try to get new Sam to care about people, to empathize and be human - no small feat given his current soulless status.
A conversation with the father of the first victim leaves Sam & Dean suspicious, so they split up, Sam watching the father while Dean goes to check out the crop circles in the area. This leads to a hilarious cell phone conversation while Dean is running from a circle of light in the sky:
Dean: "UFO! UFO!"
Sam: "Whoa, dude - stop yelling, you're breaking up. I didn't catch that last part."Continued on the next page