Supernatural

Season 8 Episode 9

Citizen Fang

56
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Dec 05, 2012 on The CW
8.1
out of 10
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  • HAS BENNY GONE FULL BAD GUY?

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    Once again, the Winchester brothers appear to be on the outs, but this time it feels sincere, timely, and appropriate.

  • Episode Summary

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    Sam asks a friend, hunter Martin Creaser, to track Benny just to be on the safe side. However, when Martin gets word of a vampire kill in Benny's neighborhood, he takes things into his own hands, forcing Dean to make a tough choice.

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    • stupid sam again.

      7.5
      I hope Mr. Broots(don't remember his SPN name) dies horribly. he did :D now Dean has to kill Benny b/c someone let that unstable creep out.

      Sam irritates me so much that I had to stop watching when this episode aired last year. I haven't watched it since. Trying to start up again but my Sam-annoyance-meter is about full
    • I Miss the Brotherly Bond

      7.0
      I miss the early episodes of Supernatural. I loved the relationship between Sam and Dean. It seemed they would do anything for one another. When Dean went to hell for the year, Sam tried to find him and save him. Sam went into the pit with Lucifer in order to give his brother a chance at a normal life (along with saving the world of course), but as soon as Sam comes back, Dean leaves his normal life to be with him. This season, the brotherly love just doesn't seem to be there and this episode showcases that. Sam doesn't trust Dean's judgement about Benny and cares more about his girlfriend than his responsibilities, such as Kevin. Plus Dean seems to have the same relationship with Benny as he used to have with Sam or Cas. I'm all for plot twists, but I hope it's not at the compromise of their relationship.moreless
    • Fix Sam or get rid of him.

      6.5
      The Samelia flashbacks are not fun. They are not interesting or enjoyable. They are boring, stupid, and take time away from the stuff we actually care about. I may not have liked Lisa and Ruby very much, but Amelia is the first love interest who's actually managed to make me resent not only her, but the Winchester she's in love with.



      At this point Sam's not even a heroic character anymore. He doesn't care about right or wrong, he doesn't care whether Benny is innocent or about finding the real killer. He's just one more obstacle for Dean to deal with while HE saves the day.



      Sam abandoning Martin the second he gets a text from "Amelia" just shows how far gone he is. He up and leaves Martin, a mentally unstable hunter, on a case alone to fight a vampire they believe is responsible for several deaths, because some girl who Sam doesn't even know is in immediate danger asks him to come help her? He doesn't even think about trying to contact her until he's several hours on the road. What if she needed him for something completely trivial, like helping her move after a breakup with Don? Remember, Amelia has no idea who Sam really is or what he does, so she'd have no reason to go to him (instead of, say, the police) in a real emergency. Sam's actions ultimately lead to Martin getting killed when he goes off the deep end and Benny is forced to kill him in self-defense. I really hope the writers let Dean or Benny call Sam out on this in the future, because if anyone is responsible for Martin's death, it's Sam.



      I did enjoy the Dean and Benny parts of the episode. I think Dean was completely justified in sending the fake text. Remember, Sam knocked him out and handcuffed him to a radiator only hours before. Dean managed to get Sam off an innocent man's case, and he did it without actually hurting him. I don't think Dean realized Sam was just going to abandon Martin like that, but Dean tried to take care of him too by telling him the real killer was dealt with and that he needed to find a new line of work. Again, no violence, at least not until Martin kidnapped Benny's granddaughter and got himself killed.



      This episode would have been a solid 10 if Sam and Amelia were not in it. I admit I've always liked Dean more than Sam, but this is the first season I have believed Sam to be an active detriment to the show. The writers need to scrap Amelia and start trying to build Sam into a likeable character again, because at this point if we ever come to a Sam vs. Benny confrontation, I'm going to be rooting for Benny.



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    • Why are you making me detest Dean?

      5.0
      It is not that I dislike Benny, I even understand why Dean clinges to teh bond they forged in Purgatory but it doesn't make what he did to sam any less cruel. And while I understand how hurt he must be over Sam not searching for him, not trying to move heaven and earth to get him back, his pssive-agressive BS is starting to get too much for me to take. He is becoming more Like John and I don't think I would be able to stomach that. And it wasn't just what he did to sam, but also Amelia. It's like he just doesn't care about collateral damage as long as he feels a bit better afterwards. And the fact that using Amelia was his back up plan makes me a bit sick. I do understand why Benny killed Martin but I also think the brother should take a long break to go through their own issues because if they stay together they very well may end up tearing each other to shreds, irreparably.moreless
    • Great Segway to 2013

      9.0
      For most of the season, we've been treated to flashbacks of Sam and Dean's previous year. With both storylines seemingly being caught up now, it'll be nice to have everything happening in real time. Other than that Great episode! I love Benny! I think everyone saying he's the next Ruby is a crock of shit. Benny really is trying to be different from other vampires. Martin left him no choice but to kill in order to protect his great granddaughter. Yes, we hate when Sam and Dean fight, but this is another test of the brothers' relationship and I think they're going to have knuckle down and accept the fact that they're both constantly changing with the coming of every season. I'm loving season eight so far and glad the story will move forward from here. Anxious to see what happens with Benny, as well as the Gates of Hell storyline. And as for all the people hating on this season, I'm only going to say this once more: SHUT THE F**K UP! If you're so upset with this show, just stop watching already. You make the rest of us die hard fans depressed when you constantly berate the show. Jeremy Carver is no Eric Kripke, but he's no Sera Gambe either. Let's cut the guy some slack. He's doing his best and frankly, it ain't that bad!moreless
    Jon Gries

    Jon Gries

    Martin Creaser

    Guest Star

    Kathleen Munroe

    Kathleen Munroe

    Elizabeth

    Guest Star

    Paul Campbell

    Paul Campbell

    Don Richardson

    Guest Star

    Ty Olsson

    Ty Olsson

    Benny

    Recurring Role

    Liane Balaban

    Liane Balaban

    Amelia Richardson

    Recurring Role

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    • QUOTES (2)

      • Benny: Rogue vamp. Came into the cafe a couple nights ago--youngster goes by the name of Desmond. He, uh, remembers me.
        Dean: Good old days?
        Benny: I know it's hard to believe, but I haven't always been this cute and cuddly.

      • Dean: So, what's the plan? I hang back while you guys do some trust falls and binge-drinking?
        Benny: Man, if I didn't know better, I'd say you have an extremely low opinion of us vamps.
        Dean: Pssh. Call it healthy skepticism.

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