is heading back into familiar territory with its next new episode,
"Freaks and Geeks." Sam and Dean chase down a bunch of vampire killings
and meet Victor, a man who has decided to take in a group of orphaned
kids in order to train them to become Hunters.
From the start, Supernatural
has always addressed the theme of lost innocence. When Sam and Dean were kids they had to grow up way too fast because their mom was killed and their dad was a Hunter. Sam has always wanted to reclaim that childlike innocence, enjoying a simple, normal life away from the horrors of demons and other creatures.
So naturally, training the next generation of Hunters is a touchy subject. But Victor makes some compelling points, mostly about how these kids are exceptionally talented, which gives them a leg up on crazy people like Martin or weirdos like Garth. Victor even takes a shot at Bobby, which is not only strike one against him, but also strikes two and three.
The episode also brings back Krissy Chambers, first seen in season 7, a young girl who saw her mother die and has trained as a Hunter with her dad, an old friend of Bobby's.
airs Wednesday at 9pm on the CW.
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