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.