‘To Kill or Not to Kill..!’ “Bitten” recap/thoughts

Posted: November 3, 2012 by trackerm in Uncategorized
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‘Bitten”….. how to begin?! This honestly wasn’t a favorite but I didn’t hate it to the point of changing channels! With that said, from twitterville: most people hated the episode with approximately 1 out of 5-6 liking it with a handful loving it! SpoilerTV posted a poll which I’ve included so vote! “Bitten” at first watch stands by itself but delivers emotional tie ins paralleling the Winchesters. Written by Robbie Thompson and beautifully directed by Thomas Wright, Supernatural pushed the fandom’s tolerance as usual. The biggest complaint was not enough Sam and Dean and I confess, that too is MY only negative thought. So onto thoughts and a recap!

“Bitten” opens with Sam and Dean discovering a bloody corpse and blood painted walls that were also a person. Finding a sticky note with “play me” on a computer, a young woman, Kate(Brit Sheridan), narrates the story. Kate meets Brian(Leigh Parker) and Michael(Brandon Jones) making a video which they have no theme as yet. Filming, the boys close in on a group of women until a cute feisty blonde aggressively approaches the two young men with her own camera. Seems she’s a camera fan too thus beginning the love story between her and one of the men, Michael. Brian of the duo, records himself saying, “In a world where nothing is as it seems…” laying down the ominous tale of this human/monster story which parallels the Winchesters.

* Kate and Michael hook up with lots of kissing through the episode. My question: why is this never the Winchesters?

* Kate dreams of being a lawyer, Brian thinks he’ll work for HBO and Michael desires to sail the seven seas with Kate at his side. Dreams for the future, just as Sam has always expressed. Dean, not so much.

* Sam and Dean introduce themselves at the initial crime scene as Agents Rose and Hudson. The kids record the introduction between the Winchesters and the local law. Quite the perspective watching the boys work without us being right in the middle of it! I prefer immersion! FYI: Did anyone else yell over Sam’s scruffy face?

* The hand-held cameras go ‘Blair Witch’ everywhere. While brainstorming upside down from a tree, the two men see Dean and Sam disagreeing about “this is a case” “this isn’t a case”. The guys laugh that the FBI agents have some kinda office romance going on. These bromance bits are hilarious and never get old!

* After viewing a bully getting rejected, the bully chases Brian and Michael into the woods where they’ve run separately but something attacks Michael. Fuzzy here but it seems that Brian scares the ‘whatever’ off before Michael’s heart gets ripped out. Michael fortunately taped the attack which includes a clue to his attacker. Brian decides to document Michael for his video.

* Michael’s bite heals supernaturally and leaves him with superhuman strength which makes Brian jealous. This threesome wasn’t going to end well from the beginning scene of Kate choosing Micheal with Brian looking on.

* Dean and Sam knock on the kids’ door for questioning later and Kate films the conversation. The three realize that the suits aren’t FBI but are hunting something not human, whatever is killing people.

* Watching Michael’s attack on video, Brian discovers a frat pin, recognizes the owner and confronts the man. The professor is a “pure blood” which mostly means he can control his heart eating desires. Brian threatens death with a silver blade unless the prof bites him which the prof does. Brian sets up a camera in the prof’s office for his safety but the footage clues the college threesome in on Sam and Dean being hunters.

* The Winchesters burst into the prof’s office for questioning but the teacher is wolfing out. Dean kills him, the prof says a grateful “thank you” as he dies indicating his conflicting human/monster life. The werewolf professor had survived without killing anyone but tells Brian that he’s always tempted to kill for human hearts. Thus the monster dilemma the Winchesters face each week: to kill or not to kill and who judges which monsters get to live.

* Brian returns home to find Kate and Michael packing up to escape the hunters. Brian’s in love

photo @leighparkerwith Kate, tries to alpha up and a wolf fight ensues. Brian stabs Michael with his silver blade and Kate goes ballistic. Brian responds by biting her which she then embraces only to decorate the wall with Brian’s blood and bits!

* This is where Dean and Sam enter initially, finding Michael’s body and Brian’s movie on the computer wrapped by Kate. After viewing the documentary which ends with Kate imploring the boys to leave her alone, Sam expects to hunt her. Dean seems to be mentally taken up with something. They weigh her case with what they’ve learned: Kate has the ability to control her appetite for humans, she has yet to eat a human heart, and she desires to live life normally. The Winchester guidelines for letting monsters live or not. Also, Dean’s not shocked by the kids assuming a relationship with Sam but more interested in knowing if he really says ‘awesome’ too much!

* Kate implores the hunters to let her go, she promises never to hurt a human. She pleads her case that Michael wasn’t always a monster and that none of them chose this for themselves. This of course is Sam’s seasonal conflict: he was forced into hunting, he now wants to stop. Dean is embracing his inner warrior much like Brian wanted to have superhuman powers.

I personally am neutral about the episode. I prefer seeing the Winchesters more but I enjoyed the ep for the innovative approach which the Supernatural writers are known for. Please take the SpoilerTV poll! Til next week, see ya!

POLL : What did you think of “Bitten”? http://www.spoilertv.com/2012/10/poll-what-did-you-think-of-supernatural_25.html … …

Milo Greene “Whats the Matter” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLGiimdaUzk&feature=related


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