Supernatural

Season 6 Episode 2

Two and a Half Men

8
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 01, 2010 on The CW
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Sam asks Dean for help after finding a baby at the scene of its parents' murder. Meanwhile, Dean becomes angry when he learns that his grandfather, Samuel, decides to raise the child as a hunter.

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  • I find the name interesting!

    9.5
    The brotherly bond and the Impala is back again in full swing! But I especially liked that scene when Dean wakes up and found the baby shifted into black like the Diaper-pack baby. That shape shifting scene of season 1 still gives me creeps! Maybe it is only possible in Supernatural to turn something this kind of creepy to something cute like that! But i don't like their Grandpa. there's something he hides from them.moreless
  • Better but still not Supernatural.

    5.0
    Ok, so this episode was by far better than the pilot. For one thing I could watch it without being bored out of my skull.



    Shapeshifting episodes have always been decent filler episodes, so they were a great idea for the monster of the week. The baby stealing angle was particularly interesting. Not sure how I feel about the Alpha storyline, but i'll go with it. The one thing I am certain about, is that Granpa and the cousins need to leave and soon. They add nothing and raise far too many plotholes. A family member died but none of them were particularly bothered. What?



    I really like Lisa and enjoyed the storyline about them last week. However, this week they stifled the flow of the show. They are relativly good characters but they are not inkeeping with the formula of the show. The one thing that really anoyed me was Sam. He just seems completely out of character. Throughout the pat seasons, we have seen many different Sams', but each was understandable and likeble in their own way. This new Sam is just cold, creepy and a copmletely different character. Overall this episode was an improvement, but there is still a long way to go. Although, a slight ray of hope has been rekindled.moreless
  • Not Good....But not Awful

    4.5
    The first episode of this season was a disgrace, it made me give up on supernatural. I hadn't planned on watching another episode. I am such a huge fan I had to give it another episode or 2. I heard episode 1 and 2 were kind of one long season premiere. What harm could there be in giving my (maybe former) favorite show another chance? So I gave in and just watched it.



    The episode itself wasn't terrible. Action, suspense, story that seemed like it wasn't slapped together earlier that day (like episode 1 of the season). The story is acceptable but definitely has the "jump the shark" type feel to it. I don't think the integration of dean back into hunting was convincing. And the story of this episode had me bored through 75% of it.



    So Dean is out. Refuses Sam last episode, and this episode sam gives dean a call. He has handled times alone before, hasn't contacted dean for a year because he wants dean to have a family life, and has the campbells he can call. BUT for some reason still needs dean desperately on this case and he isn't taking no for an answer. Sam has taken on a lot of things. Hell, ghosts, demons, reapers, and lucifer himself. He calls dean because he can't handle a baby. OK.... Shortly after hooking up with dean, sam insists on bringing the baby to sammuel anyway. Sam could have done this right away without bringing dean back and having pointless antics happen in between. Either sam has an ulterior motive or it's not very thoughtful writing.



    A shapeshifting baby. That is on the border of creative and ridiculous. Shapeshifting has been done, and while this episode introduced some things to keep shapeshifting fresh, it didn't succeed in my opinion.



    Just because we can't understand everything right now isn't a reason to bash supernatural. It is possible that all this may be setting the stage for things later on. That is not my issue with supernatural at the moment. Sam may not be all he appears to be, as is with sammual. The storyline has potential if it is worked right. But, I still have been bored through the huge majority of season 6.



    The show looks to be getting back into the season 1 formula, but like a watered down/much much less original version of that formula. The developing season long storyline has potential, and that's a plus. But the monsters of the week that have to carry the bulk of the show is so unoriginal, boring, and has fallen flat.



    I may be judging supernatural too quickly as I have only seen the first 2 episodes, but I can't think of a better way to describe this series then jump the shark.moreless
  • I have been unhappy overall with the direction of the new Season 6 of Supernatural. Both tonight's episode and last week's domestic lovefest seem determined to take Dean out of his "comfort zone", but in a really weak and unstructured way. Not Good!moreless

    1.0
    The new direction Sera Gamble seems determined to go in for the new season of SPN is, so far, pretty lame.Like when your little sister gets ahold of your GI Joe and forces him to wear Barbie's clothes. I am not saying they should never try anything new, but come on! It's Dean as Dagwood Bumstead! What next?Dean's turn to drive the kids back from soccer? Sera should learn not to be so indulgent of her own vision, at least as far as we can judge by what she has already done. This is not Supernatural; it's a new pilot for Lifetime. One more episode this bad, and I feel Ms. Gamble Will alienate the original core fanbase of this program so much the damage may be irrepairable. I am a long time viewer of SPN, with a good understanding of the show's background mythology, and I do not recognize the palate Ms. Gamble is choosing fot these new episodes. With hope, the usual thing that happens to good genre TV shows, staying on past the creator's vision or when the audience's passion is gone, will not occur in this case. I often think it would be better if we did in the US what they often do in Great Britain, and craft our series with specific endings in mind from the beginning. Of course, we all know by now, that the sixth season of Supernatural had nothing to do with continuing a creative thread,and everything to do with contractual obligations. Eric Kripke's storyline was well and truly finished at the end of season five. I for one would have been content to allow the series to rest at that point, keep any real dog episodes from being produced. Oh, well, looks like it's too late for that! Sera might want to cnosider creating a new craft show for HGTV; that looks like a much better fit for her tame sensibilities.moreless
  • great idea . bad use of it though .

    8.5
    I'm gonna start with the things I loved. 1st: Smoke in the Water at the end of the episode was amazing! The Impala is amazing, Dean looked insanely hot, and the way that scene was directed was just awesome. 2nd: In the season premiere I was afraid they would take away the "THEN" and "NOW" but now it is back! I still think it was a little bit too long this time, but it could be worse, so I am satisfied. 3rd: Baby monster skin explosion! 4th: I missed the comedy. Those lines such as "They might get upset when he turns Asian!" were just awesome. When Dean was singing Smoke in the Water to the baby, and imitating the kid's noise when he cried, all of that was just hilarious. Even though I feel the jokes are too focused on Dean, I'm glad it is back.

    Now things I hated, or that I think need some improvement. 1st: Sam's attitude. I liked Sam just as much as I liked Dean, but now it just feels like Sam is a completely different person. I hope all of this will end up in something like "Sam is still the Devil" because I don't wanna have to suffer through these episodes for nothing. 2nd: The scene when the baby was being passed around between Samuel and Sam and Dean's cousins was way too long. It felt like they needed to fill up the time span, so they just threw that scene in. 3rd: The intense focus on Dean. The show is about the Winchester Brothers, and now it feels like they erased Sam from the story. On the 2nd season I thought the balance was perfect because the audience usually prefers Dean, while the focus of the story was more about Sam's evilness but without outshining Dean. And now Sam is just this boring emotionless character in the show that no one gives a damn about. 4th: Shape shifters. Again. Feels like every time they wanna do a monster different from Angels and Demons they choose Shape shifters like in "Usual Suspects" and "Monster Movie". Even though the season premiere was bad, I liked the fact they used genies. Still, I think they need to come up with new monsters. 5th: I see the 1st season as the one who started the build up of a brother relationship. The 2st and 3rd season was about reinforcing that relationship with the idea of one brother caring and worrying about the other. The 4th season was about the fallout of their relationship, which was totally understandable and it made a LOT of sense. Finally the 5th season they patched it up and came back to what they had been building up on the first 3 seasons. And now, it's like they are not brothers anymore. For no apparent reason. Yes, Sam lied for a year, but Dean can't be just abandon Sam like that. 6th: Once again, Supernatural creates characters, and kill them. If they don't give time for the characters to develop, no one is gonna miss them when they die! And the killing characters for no reason has got to stop. I love this show a LOT. It is my favorite show on television. But so was Heroes in their 1st season.moreless
Corin Nemec

Corin Nemec

Christian Campbell

Guest Star

Jessica Heafey

Jessica Heafey

Gwen Campbell

Guest Star

David Paetkau

David Paetkau

Mark Campbell

Guest Star

Nicholas Elia

Nicholas Elia

Ben Braeden

Recurring Role

Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Samuel Campbell

Recurring Role

Cindy Sampson

Cindy Sampson

Lisa Braeden

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