Synopsis: Sam and Dean investigate a deserted farm house that is rumored to house the violent spirit of a Great Depression-era farmer who murdered his daughters.
Review: My wife and I recently began watching episodes of Supernatural on Netflix and, for the most part, have been pleasantly surprised with this show. However, we do occasionally come across an episode that just isn’t as good as the others and this one of them.
There are a couple things wrong with this particular episode. First, it takes way too long for something to actually happen (not counting the fake murder early on in the episode). My wife and I were actually getting bored and wondered when someone was going to finally die.
This is also why I wasn’t a big fan of the whole Sam (Jared Padelecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) prank war. If they had time to pull stupid pranks against each other, then there is obviously not much else going on. In fact, for a while there, I thought maybe they would spend the entire episode researching the internet.
The one thing I did find I liked about this particular episode was the spirit’s origin. At first, I wasn’t too sure about a ghost that only existed because people believed in it. But, I did like the fact it was seemingly impossible to defeat as a result of that. That twist at least created a little bit of suspense toward the end of the episode, especially when Sam and Dean expected to be able to just shoot it. However, I do wish they would have spent a little more time on that part of the episode than they did.
Final Opinion: The fake but deadly spirit was definitely interesting. However, the overall execution lacked something and, as a result, this episode just wasn’t as good as it had the potential to be.