Supernatural Newbie Episode 103 “Dead in the Water”

After eleven seasons, something possessed me (see what I did there) to start watching Supernatural from the beginning. If you are a fan of the series, feel free to go back and re-watch it with me. Please do not be a troll and post spoilers for future episodes in the comments section. If you have been wanting to start Supernatural, then I encourage you to watch with me. Spoilers for the series as I go.


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So far the formula for the show continues on, but there is a much darker (and way creepier) twist towards the end. A pretty girl goes for a swim at the lake and starts to hear voices before she is pulled under and never seen again. Dean and Sam on the trail after spotting a pattern of mysterious drownings where the body is never found in the local newspapers. When they arrive in the small Wisconsin town, the brothers talk to the victim’s family, this time posing as the US Wildlife Service Rangers (nice Star Wars shout out with the names). The victim’s father, Bill (Bruce Dawson) is inconsolable and refuses to talk, but the brother, Will (Troy Clare) explains to Sam and Dean that his sister was varsity swimmer and there was no sounds of splashing or distress when she went under. Sheriff Devins (Daniel Hugh Kelly) explains to the brothers he dragged the lake and used sonar, but no body was found for either the young woman or any of the other drowning victims from that year.

While at the station Sam and Dean meet Andrea (Amy Acker) and her son Lucas (Nico McEown) the daughter and grandson of the Sheriff. Dean has taken a big liking to Andrea and attempts to flirt with her, but she blows him off teasingly. Andrea’s husband was one of the drowning victims whose body was never found. Lucas was on the lake with his father when he was pulled under and Lucas has refused to speak ever since.

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Image Courtesy of CW

Andrea’s husband was also the godson of Bill. The brothers start to realize whatever is in the lake is taking its revenge of Bill after Will drowns in the kitchen sink of his home. The entity was able to get thru the pipes because the lake is a water source for the town. The lake is about to be drained due to a damn being torn down and the entity will fail to get its revenge on Bill. Bill has already realized he is being punished and drives himself into the lake before Sam and Dean are able to stop him. Something blows Bill’s boat over and he is dragged under.

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Image Courtesy of CW

Dean goes to talk to Lucas and tells him about watching his mother die when he was about Lucas’ age. Lucas gives Dean a drawing of a house with a boy in a blue cap and red bike in front. Dean and Sam go to the house and talk to the mother of the little boy in the drawing. The boy went missing several years before and had been in a boy scout troop with both Bill and Sheriff Devins. After saving Andrea from nearly being drowned in her bathtub by the spirit, Dean confronts Devins about the boy who went missing all those years ago. The boy was someone he and Bill bullied. One day they were being too rough with him at the lake and accidentally drowned him. They left his body in the lake to hide what they did. Lucas hears the dead boy calling to him from the lake and he goes out there while everyone else is distracted by Devins’ confession. Lucas is pulled under the water while Sam and Dean jump into the lake to try to save him. It is the Sheriff walking into the lake, begging for the spirit to take him, that gets the spirit to let his grandson go so it can take the person it really wanted.

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Image Courtesy of CW

(Did they really have to show the creepy little kid? Creepy kids always frighten me. So happy I didn’t watch this one at night or I wasn’t going to sleep for a while.) This one ends on a little bit of a sad note with Sam telling Dean “We’re not going to save everyone,” but Dean does get a kiss from Andrea as a thank you for saving her son.

The first two episodes really focused on the boys finding their father, so it was a nice change to hear the boys talk about their mother. It just occurred to me while watching this episode that Dean is actually older than Sam. For some reason I always presumed the opposite. Normally the younger brother is the charming and reckless one while the older is the cautious, more even keeled one. In the pilot, I must have completely tuned out when John told young Dean to get baby Sam out of the house because I had already assumed Sam was older. Looking back, it makes sense because Dean is more committed to the cause since he was old enough to see his mother on the ceiling before catching fire. Sam being a baby wouldn’t remember his mother and not have so much at stake before he lost Jessica. I can practically hear all of you Supernatural super fans rolling your eyes at me. Sorry it took me a couple of episodes to catch up. I’ll try to not make more assumptions.

What did you think of “Dead in the Water”? Did the creepy little kid at the end freak you out too? Are you rolling your eyes at me for just now catching up to the Winchester relationships? Let me know what you think in the comments section below and please do not post spoilers for future episodes. Next up “Phantom Traveler”

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