Supernatural 9×20 ‘Bloodlines’ : “We shift our shape, it’s kinda all there in the name.”

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Ooooh…y’all, we have a spin off!  Did you know this was coming?  I definitely knew a “Supernatural” spin off was in the works, but I didn’t know they’d air the pilot in the Supernatural season.  This was a cool introduction, I think, but did they give us enough to care about?  I’m digging the new protagonist : Ennis Ross, a young, black man.  I’m excited to see some diversity.  I’m looking forward to this spin off and I do hope we have the first season next fall, for sure.

Apparently, all this time, Chicago has been run by five monster families.  Werewolves, Shape Shifters, and Djinns were definitely outlined in this pilot…and maybe Vampires and Wraiths were the other two?  I didn’t quite catch that.  Nevertheless, Chicago has organized supernatural crime, y’all, and it runs the city, obviously.  Caught in the midst of this is an unknowing human, Ennis Ross.  Sadly, he discovers this underworld of supernatural entities when his fiance is killed and The Winchesters come in to track down the source.

Source : The CW

Source : The CW

As it turns out, a Werewolf and a Shape Shifter from two of the five ruling familes have a forbidden love.  The five families just barely maintain a truce.  War is nearly started by a human who is trying to make the deaths of members of the families look like they were done by another family.  Convoluted?  Maybe a little, if only this story had never been told before.  Meanwhile, Ennis Ross just happens to end up in the middle with a dead girlfriend and a father who is not dead and is apparently a Hunter.  Sam and Dean come in to find out the source of the deaths and give Ennis a very brief lowdown of the supernatural that exists all around.  Ennis just buys it, without really questioning it, and heads off to avenge his fiance.  The Winchesters get to the bottom of the human component and have to ditch Chicago real quick after receiving a phone call about Metatron.

Source : The CW

Source : The CW

So there we have it : Mob-like monster families and a new Hunter with a suspicious past.  I mean, I’m definitely down.  I was really excited that the lead of this show is a young, black man.  Shout out to diversity!  The other families are so far, only white, but maybe that’ll change.  Since Djinn hail from Arabian and Islamic mythology, maybe we’ll get some more diversity there?  Also, vampires could be another, non-white, ethnic group, right?  Man, I sure hope so.  But probably Ennis will be our token.  Nevertheless, that makes me happy.  As for the rest?  So far, it’s pretty obvious and a little melodramatic.  Has not the forbidden love story been told and retold?  Weren’t The Winchesters originally searching for an absentee father?  Haven’t we all seen all the mob movies?

But maybe they’ll tackle this well.  I’m a longtime fan of The CW and The WB before that, so I’m always down.  I’m much more interested in where they will film this.  Because, for real, if that wooden, railroad bridge starts showing up in “Bloodlines,” I am DONE!  Maybe.  What did you think?  Do you have any reservations about this new show?  Are you excited?  Are you over all the supernatural shows?  Tell me in the comments!

Fenna B.

is a native NEOhioan who loves winter, Lake Erie, and dramas from the WB and the CW. She’s not a big fan of reality tv, excluding the occasional competition show involving dancing or singing. She’s really into watching tv shows via Netflix or Hulu Plus…particularly Netflix, because watching shows in succession with no commercials is awesome. (She believes Netflix and other like services will eventually replace live tv.) When not watching tv, she’s training for a marathon, photographing people, taking her neighbors’ dogs out on adventures, geocaching, or making the cutest stuffed animals with her fluffy kitties.

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