Supernatural

Season 8 Episode 4

Bitten

44
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 24, 2012 on The CW
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  • MONSTERS ARE PEOPLE TOO

    Supernatural "Bitten" Review: Motion Sickness Masterpiece Theater

    I suspect there will be mixed reactions to “Bitten,” somewhere along the divisive lines drawn by Season 3's “Ghostfacers.” Personally, I dug it.

  • Episode Summary

    The Winchesters track down a killer and the investigation leads them to found footage of three college students investigating mysterious animal attacks.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Once bitten twice shite

      1.0
      Definitely the worst Supernatural episode ever, almost as bad as those modern vidcam movies. Please dear producers, don't put us 80s people through something like that ever again.

    • More Than A Bit Not Good

      1.5
      Generally, I'm not too hard to please when it comes to Supernatural, I love the show, and I tune in to be entertained for an hour--not too hard to do. But I've got to be honest, I absolutely hated this episode. I'm not opposed to taking a bit of a break from the Winchesters (although, it is their show, so they should be in it a bit more than five minutes), but I am not a fan of "found footage" anything. The pacing was seriously slow, and I just could not bring myself to care about the characters at all. I was bored through the entire episode, there was really no plot here. I understand that there are those that find this to be an innovative and creative way of telling a story, good for you; but the shaky cam gave me a headache. Please, do not ever attempt this again.moreless
    • Not your typical episode

      9.0
      I loved this episode! I tend to like art house type movies and the movie here is the type I would like to watch.



      The ending was great with Sam and Dean having to do some reframing in what really is a monster. We know from past experience Dean would just see monster but after watching the movie he had to do some deeper thinking on that.



      Not much of Sam and Dean in the episode so I can see why some did not like it but it gave Sam and Dean some of the best opportunities for growth in the least amount of time.moreless
    • Scary Movie

      2.0
      This episode reminded me of a really bad scary movie - the horrible acting, the actors "filming" the action as it happens around them, and the one actor living at the end with the knowledge of what happened.



      The episode looks just like a youtube video. A really bad youtube video that I turned off after five minutes because it was so boring, and horribly put together. It was just like a Ghostfacers ripoff, but at least we had the prank war and actual scenes with Sam and Dean.



      It had so little to do with anything that I should have just skipped it.



      Basically, I've seen much better episodes of Supernatural.moreless
    • Bad, bad Ghostfacers ripoff

      2.0
      I'm not a big fan of the season so far, but I can say that this is by far the worst episode. It basically involves a love triangle between three aspiring documentary flmmakers, one of whom gets bitten by a werewolf. It's shot in 1st person camera just like the Ghostfacers episode, but Sam and Dean only have about 5 minutes of screentime in this ep and the whole episode focuses on three young adults whining about things. The pacing is super slow, the characters are one dimensional , and an idea which might have been awesome if shot normally (a werewolf elder that can change at will without the need of the moon) is just wasted. And the main filmmaker is just annoying. He doesn't have the charm that the Ghostfacers had. Definitely an episode to skip.moreless

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    • QUOTES (4)

      • Kate: Look, I mean, there's got to be an explanation for this.
        Brian: Really?
        Kate: It... was self-defense.
        Brian: Eating a heart is self-defense?

      • Sam: Dude, two burgers?
        Dean: Hey, I didn't eat at Big P's for at least a year, okay? Clear eyes and clogged arteries--can't lose.

      • Kate: (about Sam and Dean) First things first, those guys... those guys aren't FBI, all right? I'm pretty sure that FBI agents don't say "awesome" that much. You know? And--and they definitely don't hunt and kill college kids.
        Mike: Did--did they say anything else?
        Brian: Dude, they just sat and talked about how they've been apart for a year. You were probably right about that whole office-romance thing.

      • Dean: Hey, Sam?
        Sam: Yeah?
        Dean: Do I really say "awesome" a lot?
        Sam: No. No, no, no.

    • NOTES (3)

    • ALLUSIONS (9)

      • Kate: But of the two, I prefer Last Year at Marienbad.
        Referencing the 1961 French movie in which an unnamed man and woman meet at a chateau. The man believe that they met at Marienbad, the woman says that they didn't, enigmatic conversations ensue. Another unnamed man may or not be the woman's husband. They walk through corridors and the first man provides voiceovers such as, "Empty salons. Corridors. Salons. Doors. Doors. Salons. Empty chairs, deep armchairs, thick carpets. Heavy hangings. Stairs, steps. Steps, one after the other. Glass objects, objects still intact, empty glasses. A glass that falls, three, two, one, zero. Glass partition, letters."

      • Brian: Look look look. Starsky and Hutch.
        Referencing the '70s TV series starring Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul, respectively, as two hip plainclothes detectives. The show was later revived as a movie in 2004, starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in the title roles.

      • Michael: Rizzoli and Isles
        Referencing the TNT series of the same name, which features a police detective (Rizzoli) and a medical examiner (Isles) teaming up to solve crimes. The series is based on the crime novels of Tess Gerritsen. The main story arc deals with their attempts to bring an infamous serial killer, Hoyt, to justice and to keep him from perpetuating his crimes through his apprentices.

      • Dean: Clear eyes, clogged arteries, can't lose.
        A reference to the TV show Friday Night Lights, where the main characters' football team, the Panthers, have the team motto "clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose".

      • Sam: Special Agent Rose, and this is Special Agent Hudson.
        Referencing Axl Rose and Saul Hudson (aka Slash), who both performed with the rock band Guns N' Roses.

      • Kate: I know you two idiots are gonna go shoot cut scenes for Jackass.
        Referencing the MTV series (2000-02) and big-screen adaptations that involve a bunch of guys playing pranks and pulling dangerous stunts in the name of entertainment. One stunt led to a teenager injuring himself trying to recreate it, drawing the wrath of Congress.

      • Michael: It's like Dumber & Dumber 3.
        Referencing the 1994 comedy movie featuring two moronic friends who go on a cross-country trip to settle in Aspen and return a briefcase to a woman who one of them has fallen in love with. The movie inspired a prequel and a TV series, and a sequel in production as of the time this episode aired.

      • Brian: Are you an X-File?
        Referencing the long-running Fox series The X-Files (1993-2002) starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, FBI agents who investigate various alien and supernatural phenomena.

      • Dean: Not unless you want to put an APB out on Rocky Raccoon.
        Referencing the song of the same name from The Beatles' White Album (1968). The song, a folk ballad, has nothing to do with raccoons. It describes a love triangle when a boy, Rocky Raccoon, goes after the man who ran off with Rocky's girlfriend.

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