Supernatural Season 14, Episode 3 review: The Scar

Supernatural -- "The Scar" -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural -- "The Scar" -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR /
Supernatural — “The Scar” — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural — “The Scar” — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR /

This week on Supernatural, Dean returns and doesn’t want to face the whole Michael thing, and Jack doubts his usefulness to the group.

Oh boy. We were less all of the place this week on Supernatural now that we have Dean back. Yay Dean! But man, were there some emotionally intense moments for our hunters last night! Dean dealing with everything that happened while he was gone, and Jack dealing with trying to be useful with the group. Trying to find his place.

This week, I’m splitting the review into two parts: Sam/Dean/Jody and Jack/Cas. Let’s start with our reunited brothers.

“You’re exactly like him, you always have been.”

In a change from previous episodes this season, we start the episode with some humor! Dean is teasing Sam about his beard. Sam claims that people like it, Dean says nobody likes it. It’s a really nice scene between the brothers. Very lighthearted, and it really helps to get their relationship grounded since they’ve been apart these last couple episodes.

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However, things turn serious quickly when they start trying to figure out why Michael abandoned ship, so to speak, but Dean says he has no memory of anything. He’s just glad to be home. But then is blindsided by a very full bunker.  He beeline’s to his room, where he discovers that he has a new, nasty scar on his shoulder.

He asks Cas to do his “Vulcan mind-meld thing” to try and figure out what happened while he was Michael. And Cas is able to jog a memory of him getting attacked by the person who killed Kaia in the bad place. They call Jody, and she confirms that they’ve had some dead bodies with the same marks Dean has, so Dean and Sam take off to Sioux Falls, Sam concerned that Dean doesn’t want to slow down and deal with the whole being possessed thing.

In Sioux Falls, they reunite with Jody and we get an update on all the other Wayward Sisters. And then they take off into the woods. Dean wants to split up but loses two to one to stick together. Deep in the woods, they stumble across three heads on spikes. Vampires. Which confuses Jody because they tested the bodies, they didn’t react to anything. Which means these are Michael’s special vampires.

The hooded figure appears and puts her hood down, and shocks everyone that she looks just like Kaia, giving her an out to escape. Sam, Dean, and Jody take a minute to recoup. They realize Michael has sent the vampires to hurt the girl, and get the weapon. So they track her.

They track her to an abandoned house and tie her up. Kaia’s double tells them killing Kaia was an accident, she meant to kill Claire, which is news Jody takes like a punch to the gut. She won’t tell anyone why or how she opened the rift and came. This is a great continuation of a storyline that we thought for sure would be saved for the potential spinoff.

Dean is acting very not Dean-like. He immediately jumps to wanting to torture where she put her staff out of her. This disturbs Sam and Jody. Not!Kaia taunts Dean, telling him that he’s scared and weak, and tells him that Michael has hurt them both.

They don’t get very far, because Michael has sent more supercharged vampires after Not!Kaia for her staff. There’s a very unfair battle, poor Jody gets a broken arm. Just when everything things lost, Dean frees Not!Kaia, who leaves and comes back to singlehandedly defeat the vampires. Before leaving. I’m pretty sure she’s not gone, and here’s hoping her presence will bring the rest of the Wayward Sisters into the show.

Driving back home, Dean finally opens up about Michael. He tells Sam that it felt like he was drowning the whole time, but he wasn’t strong enough to break free. And now Michael is out building super armies of monsters, and Dean blames himself. Which is totally unfair to himself.

Supernatural — “The Scar” — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural — “The Scar” — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR /

“My first cold.”

This week, Jack is feeling pretty left out. He’s excited that Dean’s back, even embraces him. However, that excitement is quickly squashed when Dean is unnecessarily mean to him when he wants to go to Sioux Falls.

For his part, Dean feels bad about it. However, it really stings Jack, and he packs a bag is about to run away, when he walks past the room where Jules and Castiel are working on a girl Jules brought in who was cursed by a witch.

Jack is immediately taken by Lora, who Cas can’t heal. They called Rowena who told them to perform the counterspell. The best part of this scene is finding out that they just put all their spell ingredients in a filing cabinet labeled “Gross Stuff.” Because of course they do.

Jack sits with Lora, who asks if Cas is his dad. He answers that he’s one of them. All together now: awwww. Lora talks about how she ran away and met the witch, who started out as nice, but then she and the other girls started dying. We get a nice close up of Lora’s necklace, which the witch gave her.

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Jules and Cas perform the spell, but it doesn’t work. It makes the aging happen faster, and Lora dies. But Jack has put some pieces together. They go look at the witch’s body. She’s wearing a matching necklace.

The necklace is the thing that’s cursed, and what is holding Lora’s life force to keep the witch young. Jack breaks the necklace, and Lora gets better and gets to go home to her mom.  This is exactly what Jack needed in order to feel useful to the group. He finally gets a win.

Cas goes to Jack and tells him that he’s proud of him, that he has the heart and mind of a hunter. He’s going to talk to Sam and Dean when they get home, but he wants to go on a hunting trip together, just the two of them. Which is exactly the kind of episode I want to see.

But I doubt we’ll get a buddy flick-type episode of Jack and Cas hunting any time soon. Jack has a cough. And while Jack brushes it off to Cas, we the viewers learn there’s more to it. Jack is coughing up blood. Lots of it. Something is wrong. And I’m pretty sure it’s not just nephelim’s first cold.

Performer of the week

I’m awarding performer of the week to Alexander Calvert. He did so good showing Jack’s growth as a human this week. The initial excitement to seeing one of his dad’s come home. The hurt on his face when said dad insults him. The scene by Lora’s bed. Hiding the illness. Calvert was able to show a lot of range this week, and he did amazing.

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What did you think of this week’s episode? Why is Jack coughing up blood? Do you think we’re going to see more of the Wayward Sisters? Let us know in the comments below

Supernatural airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW