Thursday, September 29, 2011

Supernatural "Hello, Cruel World" what do we know?

It's not long now until the new episode of Supernatural and essentially, 7.02 is the second part of the season opener. Though these two episodes are not a double, due to the nature of the cliffhanger at the end of 7.01, they sure do feel like it.

So what do we know so far....well we know everyone is in deep doo doo! Cas has been obliterated, at least for the moment, by the Leviathan. Sam is having crazy hallucinations starring none other than Lucifer (in his Nick suit), one thing about this is we get to see Mark Pellegrino which is seriously awesome. Dean and Bobby have just been tossed around like rag dolls by the new big bad in the guise of their once favourite Angel and Dean is also getting very wobbly with all he has to deal with, with his brother going looney tunes, his best friend going darkside and well, the new evil in town. Like I said, deep doo doo! Thank heaven's for Bobby!

According to Guy Bee, episode 2 picks up where the season opener left off.... let's have a read of the official synopsis....

SAM HAS FLASHBACKS FROM HELL --- Castiel (Misha Collins) continues to struggle with the burdens that come with his new-fangled power. The broken wall in Sam's (Jared Padalecki) head causes him to have hallucinations, and he has difficulty discerning what's real and what's not. Bobby (Jim Beaver) worries that Dean is beginning to stumble under the weight of fighting Castiel and keeping an eye on Sam.

In the spoiler clip released earlier this week we see Sam really fighting to figure out what is reality. Faced with 2 Deans, one of which morphs into Lucifer, he has no idea what's going on and to make matters worse, he's armed! Can Dean make him believe he's the real Dean before his brother shoots him? Well yes, of course he can...because, well d'uh. But also, Dean will get through to Sam because inevitably he always does and the picture below looks like he manages to disarm him.
We also see the guys investigating. We've got to assume they're trying to figure out what on earth to do about the Leviathan and it looks like they're doing some good old fashioned hitting the books, hitting the laptop, style of research. 
But as we know from the spoilers Sera Gamble and Bob Singer have teased us with, there are no books to tell the guys what to do about this new threat, which makes me assume they're going to come up dry. Which brings me to the second promo released for episode 7.02, "Don't Drink The Water."

Ok, so as most of us know by now, the Leviathan is/are a sea monster referred to in the Bible and in Demonology it's one of the seven princes of Hell and the gatekeeper of the Hellmouth. Who else gets Buffy chills from this? It's fitting then that this new evil seems to have gotten into the water ways and is now traveling through the pipes to infect humans. This promo shows some black goo coming out of the taps and then people going crazytown after accidentally drinking the black goo. Is this goo what the new opening title card represents? With the black splats? Like octopus ink. The other important and rather troubling question is how does the Leviathan get free of its Cas suit? In this promo we see Cas stumbling around looking rather worse for wear. Not looking great for our lovable nerd Angel.

It appears Sam comes clean with his brother (hallelujah) and tells him the truth as to what's going wrong in his brain. Sam's hallucinations of Lucifer seem to be quite extensive (once again yay, Mark Pellegrino) including seeing him stab Bobby and being strangled by him, again.

Then there's Dean 'he's fine' shooting someone or something and getting hurled through the air onto a car windscreen, which makes me wonder if that's how he ends up in hospital in 7.03, resplendent in a hospital gown. Hospital gown. Sorry I can't help it....

There also seems to be a flying car....I have nothing.

One thing I like about the look of this episode (apart from everything) is that it leads me to believe it's going to be gory. Yay! That doctor looks like he's chowing down on a patient and the kid looks creepy and the Leviathan look like they get into the hospital and cause havoc. I think I'm going to like the Levaitan, they seem like fun!

I'm still pondering how the creepies get out of Cas.... Is this going to be the end of him?

Well, I guess we're all just going to have to wait and see. Like I said, it's not long now and I'm really very excited. Add in the fact that this episode is written by Ben Edlund and directed by Guy Bee and seriously, I'm really VERY excited.

Ahhhh Supernatural, it's good to have you back.