Supernatural: The Things They Carried
April 3, 2015 1:51 AM - Season 10, Episode 15 - Subscribe

Sam continues to look for ways to deal with the Mark of Cain, but Dean just wants to work cases and accept that he may not be able to change his fate. The Winchesters travel to an army base in Fayetteville, NC to investigate an unusual death, when an old foe appears.
posted by cfoxhi (5 comments total)
So, are we supposed to like Cole now? I couldn't tell if this was meant to be an arc closure episode or another backdoor pilot attempt, but something about that character (actor?) gets on my nerves.
posted by oh yeah! at 9:48 AM on April 3, 2015 [3 favorites]

Yeah, I think we're supposed to like Cole, but I get the impression that he's just going to turn into one of those sidelined characters that shows up every now and then until they kill him off, eventually. I don't want to live in a world where they would consider A) spinning off a show on him or B) replacing one of the Winchesters with him (i.e., one of the actors leave the show). I had the impression, though, that he was going to be given a way out for the most part, to go back to living with his family.

I did enjoy the episode for the most part. It wasn't perfect, but it didn't involve Rowena too much and it was a direction toward what made the show fun in the first part.

cfoxhi, thanks for posting these!
posted by Atreides at 9:59 AM on April 3, 2015 [1 favorite]

It didn't even occur to me to think that Cole was anything other than another random hunter who may recur now and again. There's always been a few of those around of varying quality. I definitely didn't get any kind of a backdoor-pilot vibe to it.

I did like the oldschool feel of this episode. It's nice to have the Winchesters run into a monster that they just plain don't know anything about, every now and again. I mean, sure they're experienced hunters, but given that the USA is only one corner of the globe, there still ought to be plenty of weird shit out there they have no idea about.
posted by mstokes650 at 11:26 AM on April 3, 2015 [3 favorites]

atreides, my impression of the actors from their con interactions and their life choices is that one of them will leave the show when both of them are dead, and not a moment sooner. Granted, I'm celeb-watching from afar, but they seem to like each other more than I like most of my friends, and to really love their jobs (must be nice!)

I have a problem with Cole, too, but it's mainly that he keeps almost reminding me of someone I've seen in something, somewhere. He's not a HITG, but he absolutely looks like someone who is. I don't think he could carry his own show, but I did kind of like him in this episode, against my will and my better judgment.

Even though he called them "Sammy" and "Dean-o." *shudder*
posted by kythuen at 1:33 PM on April 3, 2015 [3 favorites]

Not a huge fan of Cole, but if he's going to act like he did here, I'm okay if he pops up every now and again. It was a nice bit of closure to his pretty-dumb plot. Glad to see him come around to "Okay, some things ARE monsters that need to die."

He'll never be anything but a random background character to me, but if we see him again, that's fine, and if we don't, well, that's just fine too.
posted by terilou at 3:51 PM on April 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

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