Warning: Spoiler Alert
During my college-years, my roommate and I could make a pound of Genoa Salami, a package of Provolone Cheese, a loaf of white-bread and a jar of Miracle Whip last about ten days, as times were tough and money was short. It did the job, it was tasty and it filled us up, thus meeting its expectations. To a great extent, Season Ten of The CW series “Supernatural,” reminds me of those sandwiches, although some favorite characters reappeared, including the Lord’s Scribe Chuck and the always feisty Charlie Bradbury. We’ve seen Crowley save Castiel by getting him some purloined Grace, Dean nearly kill Metatron in an attempt to get rid of the Mark Of Cain.
However, most of the twelve-episodes presented so far, were tasty and filled us up, but did little more, another example coming down the pike in the latest episode “About A Boy.” As far as advancing the season’s story-arc, one tidbit got revealed. It was a fun, escapist, episode and perhaps the writers felt that the time arrived for “THE BOYS,” to go through one of those experiences. The problem lies, in this season’s consisted of too many sandwiches.
We join the Winchester brothers, while Dean’s hunkered down in at his room at the Men Of Letters Headquarters, during an opening montage, that shows him poring over books, about legends, curses and marks. Sam walks in and says they’ve got a case, a guy disappeared from a parking lot after a bright light, pierced the night sky, all that remained were the man’s clothes.
Dean tells Sam to go and throws him the keys to the Impala, but Sam convinces Dean, that the answer doesn’t lie in him being a prisoner in his room. He needs to get out and if something goes wrong, they’ll deal with it. The mild prodding did the trick and they went off to hunt down a disappearing man.
The witness of course is a homeless guy, who says that Aliens took the man, then he started talking about his own abduction and the brothers moved on. Sam asked Dean if he’d canvass the bar while Sam checked out other leads and after hesitating, the older brother agreed.
Sitting down at the bar, Winchester decided to jump off the wagon and have his first drink since, going Dark-Side. He asked the bartender about the man, who vanished and he bashed the guy, saying he threw the man named JP about of his bar that night for stealing tips. Said he got what he deserved and Dean responded pretty harsh.
Two stools down on the bar an attractive woman who had seen some miles, said that JP wasn’t so bad. She and Dean moved over to a booth and out of the corner of his eye, he notices this heavy-set guy entering the bar. They get pretty lubricated and the woman Tina says she’s got to leave and Dean asks her if she’s alright, she responds I’m always alright. Dean notices the heavy-set guy leaves shortly after, calls Sam and says he thinks he’s got something. He gets outside in time to hear a woman scream and the bright light to appear. He heads to where the light was and sees Tina’s clothes, turns around and the guy’s in front of him, he squeezes a hex-bag worn around his neck and the light appears.
Dean comes to and he’s trapped in a basement, he starts looking for a way out and notices his hands, he wipes off a dusty mirror and comes face to face with his 14-year-old self. In the room next door a young girl calls to him, it’s Tina the woman he had drinks with and she’s about eleven, also in that room is JP, about 15. The big guy comes in and takes JP. Dean escapes as Tina screams to distract the guy.
He gets to the hotel tells Sam what happened and of course Sam says well that’s cool we’ll just get the hex-bag and get you changed back. However Dean’s got mixed emotions, as his 14-year-old body’s mark free and he says, given the choice of being a monster or a teenager, being a teen’s not so bad.
They get back to the basement and find Tina’s gone, however they find the big guy and they’ve got their guns aimed at him. He says Tina’s upstairs and she’s fine for now, then says he’s not a witch he just works for one for the last 300-years. She’s terrible and she made he and his sister do horrible things to people, however the worst was, she forced him to eat poor Gretel’s heart. Sam, says Gretel wait, is your name and the man says his name’s Hansel and the story’s true, they just tacked on a happy ending. He says he wants to help them defeat the witch and he shows them the way.
We meet the witch a heavy unattractive woman with red hair and braces on her teeth. She made JP into a soup, but she tells Tina, she’s going to roast her with an apple in her mouth. The three break in, but it turns out Hansel, faked out the brothers and now they’ve got all three imprisoned. She explains that in the old days nobody noticed if a child went missing, they blamed it on an animal. But nowadays with Amber-Alerts and milk-cartons, she finds it easier to turn people who won’t be missed into teenagers.
Turns out that’s not the only reason the witch is in the States, the Royal Coven sent her over to deal with one of her own, Rowena. Dean asks if she’s got red-hair and likes fancy hotels and she asks how he knows Rowena. Dean grabs his knife out of his back pocket, squeezes the hex-bag, that he ripped off Hansel’s neck, guts the big guy and throws the witch in the fire.
Unfortunately the hex-bag got burned, so Tina will remain an 11-year-old but she’s looking at it as a fresh start in life. They give her money and a bus ticket. They briefly talk about the Royal Coven and they drive off listening to bubblegum-pop.
The Series Continues Next Wednesday at 9:00 pm on The CW.