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  • Episode: Freaks and Geeks (Season 8, Episode 18)
  • Starring: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki
  • Written By: Adam Glass
  • Directed By: John F. Showalter
  • Network: The CW
  • Studio: Warner Brothers
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Supernatural: Freaks and Geeks Review

Dean becomes suspicious...

By Tim Janson     March 30, 2013

Dean and Sam discover that someone is killing Vampires and recognize and old face on a surveillance tape…Krissy Chambers, a girl they encountered previously (Season 7’s “Adventures in Babysitting).  When the Winchesters arrive in the suburban town they find that a junior group of Hunters led by Krissy.  They are surprised to learn the trio of teens are living a normal life with an adult Hunter named Victor.  They live in Victor’s house and he clothes and feeds them, and makes sure they keep up on their school work just like a proud father.  Victor claims that each of the kids’ parents were killed by vampires and he is helping to train the kids so they can hunt the vamps down.

But Dean becomes suspicious after the vampires they hunt down beg for their lives, claiming innocence for the murders.  Victor it seems is trying to create the next generation of hunters who are bigger, faster, and smarter.  And he’s not above employing a vampire of his own in order to fool the kids.  He has the kids kill freshly created vamps without their knowledge in order to bolster their confidence and skills.  And now Dean and Sam have walked right into trouble as Victor accuses the Winchesters of trying to break up his family.

While it was disappointing that last week’s strong episode and plots were not followed up on, Freaks and Geeks was still more than a disposable episode.  Sam in particular sees that even being a hunter you can still live a relatively normal life with family and friends.  Dean, ever the pessimist, believes that what Victor had going was merely the illusion of a normal life.  Victor manages to hit a sensitive spot with Dean when he takes digs at both Bobby and Garth.

Still it does pose the question as to who is going to train the next generation of hunters with so many older and more experienced ones having been killed over the past few seasons.  Dean tells Krissy to contact Garth if they need any help but someone else is certainly going to have to help out with the training.  

Madison McLaughlin returns as Krissy and even though it’s only been one season since her previous appearance the real-life 17 year-old seems to have aged several years.  She’s a strong character and her interplay with Dean has been priceless.  You can even see a father-like look of admiration on Dean’s faces as Krissy almost certainly reminds him of him!  Not a great episode but I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.


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SarcasticCaveman 3/30/2013 6:15:19 PM

 Good episode...again though, my biggest pet peeve about this season...yet ANOTHER character from Sam and Dean's past that has NEVER been seen during the show's 8 season history.  Ah well, the show is still entertaining, so I'm letting it pass, but jeez.  Can't wait for next week's episode...was that John in hell?

death4sale 3/30/2013 7:49:07 PM

Well, the actor who played Victor was on Supernatural way back in season 1 as a different character. Perhaps that's why we never saw Victor before, because they can't find actors to play these roles so they are bringing actors from the past seasons to fill new roles. He was in an episode about children being sucked of their life force by a witch-like creature called a Shtriga. He was called Dr. Heidecker. The brothers found out it was him who was the creature even though he was posing as the Doctor.

This season has been bringing back actors from seasons 1 and 2 in new roles since the first episode. That young angel named Samandriel was also in season 1 as the son of a real estate developer in the episode called "Bugs." The dude that played Benny was back in season 2 as a vampire named Eli in the episode that introduced Gordon Walker and Amber Benson as the vampire Lenore.

Yeah, I know a lot about this show. More than most 15 year old girls who watch it. I have seen every season at least 15-20 times over.

SarcasticCaveman 3/31/2013 6:54:26 AM

 Huh...I didn't realize those actors had been used before.  I did know that the Golem from this season was also the ghost from "Ghostfacers"...thanks for the useless info that I'll never get out of my head now. ;)



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