Written by Shae
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What I love most about Supernatural is its ability to bring things from previous episodes forward in the most astonishing ways. For example, what they did with the Trickster character. This week’s episode was no different as they brought back a character I had honestly thought we’d never see again. Do you guys remember the episode with the college kids? One of them was turned into a werewolf, and his roommate was jealous. Eventually the guy turned his roommate and in turn the roommate turned the guy's girlfriend. Her name was Kate? She was blonde and refused to kill or eat people? Hopefully that made sense. Well, Kate is back this episode. For Sam and Dean’s first hunt together post-demon-Dean, they hit a small town where three murders have taken place.
These murders sound like animal attacks, only the hearts have been eaten from the victims. Sounds like a werewolf. Because it is a werewolf! The Winchesters are shocked to run into Kate. They were sure she’d gone straight and not given into the inner monster. Or has she? She’s certainly not shy about taking credit for the crime. Kate, however, is innocent. The murderess happens to be her little sister. Apparently Kate had turned her younger sibling in order to save her life. The only difference is, her sister isn’t able to control her hunger for human hearts and has no problem killing. Kate is desperate to try and keep her sister out of trouble, at whatever cost. The two stories are a perfect parallel to one another. There is just one huge difference; the classic Winchester double standard. That’s right, just because Sam and Dean break the rules, go dark, and do whatever they want, doesn’t mean anyone else can. Only these two siblings are allowed to have an unhealthy dependence on one another. Only these two are allowed to save the other at any cost, any means, and any price. Nobody else can. Ever.
Hypocritical? Absolutely. Kate manages to escape the Winchesters. She goes to warn her sister, but the boys get to her first. Thinking she’s Kate they go to approach her again. Only to find out that she isn’t, and that Kate would rather die than see her sister hurt. After all, Kate says that her sister is her responsibility alone. If she can’t stop her, she’ll do what she has to. Dean doesn’t believe her, so he lies, telling Kate that they have a cure for werewolves. She agrees to bring them to her sister’s hiding place….Sam is finally realizing how wrong this all is and how hypocritical it all is and he doesn’t seem to keen on lying to either girl. After all, he’d done some messed up things to find Dean when Dean was off being a demon and Crowley’s BFF.
By the time Kate realizes she’s been lied too, it’s too late. Well, for the boys. See, the little sister was expecting them. She also might have turned a couple of guys. When Kate frees herself and gets inside she’s offered a choice; join her sisters pack, or pay the price. Kate is willing to do anything for her sister…so she says sure…and then stabs her with a silver knife and kills her all while, in the other room, Sam is killing the werewolves that were about to kill him and his brother. By the time the Winchesters get to the room Kate and her sister were in Kate is gone.
The similar story they faced has Sam and Dean doing something they never do, opening up to one another. Sam admits he had done some pretty messed up things in order to find Dean and Dean admits to not being all right. It seems these two might actually work things out, for once. Oh, and Sam’s arm? Turns out it’s a sprained elbow. Why do I bring this up? Because it was bothering me. I needed to know what had happened to my Moose! And where was Castiel!? What is Crowley doing!? And Why isn’t Gabriel showing his face! I know he’s alive! I refuse to believe otherwise. Sadly, the answers to our questions will have to wait for a couple of weeks.