This week, Supernatural celebrates its 100th episode. Yeah, I know I already mentioned that, but did I mention that there are some new photos to go with the episode including my new favorite photo of Dean (Jensen Ackles)? That’s it right there. Pretty nice, huh?
“Point of No Return” is another heavy-duty episode for the cast and in it, Jensen Ackles has to take Dean to a level where he’s never been before. Sure Dean’s been desperate before, like that time when Sam (Jared Padalecki) died after getting stabbed by Jake. But this time he’s not just desperate, he’s resigned and that’s not a good place for him or the folks around him.
Dean’s ready to say yes but Sam, Bobby (Jim Beaver) and Castiel (Misha Collins) have other plans. Plans that involve handcuffs and Bobby’s panic room. Oh, but if it only it were that easy. Zachariah (Kurt Fuller playing it like a great Shakespearean actor) is not a happy angel. After giving 20 plus millennia of his life to his boss, he’s been kicked to the curb with the heavenly version of a corporate pink slip. He takes it like any good worker who has just been told to pack his desk. He goes to a bar to get drunk then decides to prove everyone wrong.
If you’ve been looking at the photos or reading the synopsis for the episode, you already know that half-brother Adam (Jake Abel) figures into Zach’s plan, but don’t go moaning about it yet. This is not the anxious little brother we met in “Jump the Shark.” This Adam is a little more Dean-like, much to Sam’s dismay and he’s not about to throw in with the Winchesters, blood ties or not.
The result is a major showdown between the players and several twists that you hopefully won’t see coming. For those who like a little more twiddle in their tease, here are a couple of my favorite moments.
— The opening in the bar is delightfully clever.
— Dean packing. . . ouch.
— Sam’s “how dare you leave me” speech – ouch with a twist.
— I swear Zachariah calls Sam and Dean “erotically co-dependent” but maybe I miss-heard that.
— Don’t piss off the nerdy angel.
And of course, the end. It’s another heart-tugger.
All of this is not to say that I didn’t have a few complaints, a couple of plot holes spotted and a confusion here or there, but we’ll talk about that later. In the meantime, here are more pics and a reminder not to miss Supernatural’s 100th episode on Thursday, April 15 at 9:00 on The CW.
Photo: David Gray/The CW ©2010 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.