Two weeks ago on Supernatural, we caught a glimpse of what this season has in store for Sam and Dean in the infamous “Coming Soon” episodic epilogue. We saw glimpses of Dean practically ending things with his wife Lisa, the appearance of Veritas (the goddess of truth) and the realization that something’s just not right with Sam.
What stuck out above all those upcoming storylines were the emo vampires. Specifically, vampires that have taken on the “Team Edward” manifesto – both in appearance and in attitude. This week, we finally get those emotionally disturbed blood-suckers.
In “Live Free or Twi-Hard” (originally titled “The Vampire Diaries” – and we know why that had to be changed), Sam and Dean are pitted up against their whiniest, most convoluted enemies to date. While everyone that has sat through the ramblings of the numerous Twilight movies will gleefully watch as the Winchester’s steak their proverbial Edward, there’s more to this episode than just poking fun at the teeny-bopper franchise.
After fighting vampires for much of his formative years, Dean finally falls victim to one of his adversaries and gets turned into a vampire. While that would most certainly result in Dean’s imitate death at the hands Sam, things appear to be different in this post-apocalyptic world. As Grandfather Campbell makes his return, he explains that there is a way to change Dean back. Of course, in order to do that, he’ll need to obtain the blood of the vampire that turned him. That is easier said than done as one thing stands in their way – the Alpha vampire.
As a previous episode of Supernatural revealed, each creature has their respective Alpha – someone that was the original creature and started their aforementioned race. Not only are the Alpha’s the cornerstone to the supernatural races, but they are also stronger and are not susceptible to the typical weakness that the world has associated with their particular race.
Could it be just a coincidence that Grandfather Campbell returns right as another Alpha shows up? Will we finally find out what he’s up to? With so many thing packed into this episode, I’m guessing not. Hopefully, that reveal will be coming soon.
Until then, let’s just sit back and watch Team Winchester take on Team Edward.
Preview (courtesy of The CW)
DEAN IS TURNED INTO A VAMPIRE — After a group of young girls go missing, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) realize that a group of vampires have taken up residence in the small town. After a fight with two of the blood-suckers, Dean is bitten and turns into a vampire. Samuel (guest star Mitch Pileggi) tells Dean he can change him back but he’d have to get the blood of the vampire who turned him. Dean infiltrates the nest and runs into the Alpha.
“Live Free Or Twi-Hard” Trailer
“Live Free Or Twi-Hard” Clip
Drinking in a bar just isn’t same when you realize that it’s filled with fun-loving vampires with no inhibitions.
Supernatural airs Fridays @9pm, on The CW
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