Supernatural

Season 8 Episode 10

Torn and Frayed

115
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 16, 2013 on The CW
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8.8
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  • IS NAOMI AS BAD AS SHE SEEMS?

    Supernatural "Torn and Frayed" Review: We Need to Talk About Cas

    Supernatural’s return served to streamline the overall story of this season by closing—however temporarily—some of the less immediate plots and therby freeing up time and resources to focus on the larger issues that have driven the season since the beginning.

  • Episode Summary

    Naomi informs Castiel that Crowley holds an angel captive and he must save him so that Crowley doesn't learn their secrets. Castiel asks for Dean's help. Sam meets with Amelia, who asks him to chose whether to stay with her or never contact her again.

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    • I forgot about Amanda Tapping:)

      6.5
      The Dean porn thing.. Is NOT funny!!

      I know the show had to do something new but ever since they introduced angels the show has gone downhill. I mean I love castiel. Broken record, I know. sorry

      :( why'd Dean ditch Benny. No way he can do it without dean or someone to help him. Jerk
    • Cas asking for help

      8.5
      Overall I like the episode. I love Cas so much close to how I love Sam and Dean. First of all I read some reviews on this and Sam and Dean are what the show is about. It cant be without one or the other. Thats just it. Thats how it has been for 8 seasons so that will be the way it continues until the end. I love that and their relationship. Any relationship especially siblings that are both strong willed is going to fight. It was wrong of Dean to send Sam a text that something was wrong with Amelia when he knew how important she meant to Sam. I get that he believes in Benny and didnt want Sam to try to kill him or confront him but he still shouldnt have done that so I am disappointed in his character for that. Dont get me wrong, overall I like Deans character better but this still was wrong I dont see anything wrong that Sam has done. I even liked the relationship with Amelia. They both needed each other and were going through a lot and confronted each other. It was sweet and Sam is a very nice guy.

      I love Cas so much but the thing I hate about the season is that Naomi is controlling him. Hes not the nice thoughtful angel I fell in love with. I loved his relationship with Dean but in this one there is a lot that is hurting the relationship and they dont have the same at all understanding and respect that used to make me love it. Granted there was a lot in the 7th that stopped that too but at least that was because Cas chose it (not that I liked that as much either) I just loved their relationship and how they helped each other without question where as now it seems there is no trust at least on Deans side and I know a lot happened The one thing I hated the most on this one is all the trouble they went to get poor Alfie (who was put through so much pain) and he was such a good angel and believed totally in Cas just for Cas to kill him which made me disappointed in Cas. I was hoping he would be strong enough not to do it. His character just isnt the same and I know each season cant be the same or it would get boring and if Cas was perfect all the time it would be too easy and no story line but still.... Overall I liked the show. I liked how Dean helped when Cas asked him and also how Sam did when asked in spite of his disagreement with Dean. Also how in spite of everything Dean still looked out for Sam and they protected each other. No matter what they are brothers and their care for each other overcomes all. I liked how at the end they came to an understanding. There was mixed feelings from Dean cause he wanted Sam to be happy but he also wanted him to be by his side like always. I also liked how he knew to keep his relationship with Sam he had to not see Benny. It was his sacrifice for his brother which is what the show is about. I liked the show except that they didnt trust Cas but I did like it and liked the actors as always and it is my favorite show always. Sorry about the length. There was just a lot to saymoreless
    • torn and frayed

      10
      torn and frayed was an absolutely awesome exhilarating and riveting episode of supernatural. I really enjoyed watching because Castiel learned a little bit more about what was happening to him though I at a very high price. both Sam and Dean make changes and choices to their lives in the end and it was sort of sad to see the possibilities of what may happen to the people who they affected. I certainly look forward to watching what happens next.moreless
    • Happy Supernatural is back!

      8.0
      When I'm seeing him, I have always that song in my head "Miiiister Crooowley, what went down in your heeeaaad". but that has nothing to do with the story, I guess.



      Glad Amelia's gone (hope she is gone for good), such a boring and pointless storyline (what was her purpose again???). Keeping my fingers crossed Benny will be back soon (and that he won't get killed, because I'm pretty sure he will drink from the vein again). Loved Dean as always (Jensen Ackles' facial impressions are priceless!), found Sam boring and pathetic as always.moreless
    • weird camera work

      5.0
      I really had a problem with the camera work I mean in film and tv you almost never zoom anymore especially the dramatic face zoom, that thing is almost only used to kind of make fun of the old way of doing tthings. It really bugged me and i actually just used the whole episode trying to figur out if this was some kind of theme episode.
    Tyler Johnston

    Tyler Johnston

    Alfie/Samandriel

    Guest Star

    Vincent Gale

    Vincent Gale

    Viggo

    Guest Star

    Rebecca Rifai

    Rebecca Rifai

    Mother

    Guest Star

    Misha Collins

    Misha Collins

    Castiel

    Recurring Role

    Mark Sheppard

    Mark Sheppard

    Crowley

    Recurring Role

    Osric Chau

    Osric Chau

    Kevin Tran

    Recurring Role

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