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on 26 November 2011
This is without a doubt Supernatural at it's best. Yes the fifth season was amazing, moving, awe inspiring and sad all at the same time, but this is the show at it's best. After the shock finale of season five closer "Swan Song" and the teasing few seconds where we see Sam is in fact not in hell, you are kept wondering at what will happen next.
At first there is a return to the monster-of-the-week format similar to the first few years of the show, though with quite a twist: namely the things they hunt are "Alphas". The first of their kind. Werewolves out on half-moons, day-walking vampires other creatures that go bump in the night. All bigger and badder than ever before.
Also of interest is the ominous undertones of Sam's return. He is back, but is it really him, or is Lucifer at the wheel? Why is Castiel being so evasive? And what is Crowley hiding?
From the opening episode "Exile on Main Street" the stories are interesting and obviously leading somewhere that is intricate enough to keep you guessing but not as confusing as the last two years worth of stories have been. Gone is the over-reliance on Biblical lore, destiny and fate. However the show still keeps its tongue very firmly in its cheek with references to the rising popularity of vampires in the media (Twilight), a look at other people's approaches at the out of the ordinary, (UFO's), an angel's intense hatred of a certain doomed cruise liner (Titanic) and of course themselves.
The highs come suddenly and usually quite inappropriately in terms of wanting to laugh at other's misfortunes, and the lows are sometimes very saddening, but this series of the show is possibly the finest yet.
From the moment you realise just how far one of the main characters has fallen and his impassioned plea to God to help or even just give a sign he cares in the episode "The Man Who Would Be King", your heart will break and then from there it is a sudden plunge to the end. Will he realise his mistake? Or will he become corrupted by his new power?
It is easy to see why this often overlooked show has gone from being one of small budgets and simple ideas to one of the most popular shows to come out of America in the last decade, especially in the genre. Fantastic, epic, heartbreaking and moving, Supernatural Season Six shows also that this ship has plenty of steam left in her yet.