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Supernatural Spoilers: A Choice for Sam

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On January 16, Supernatural Season 8 will resume with "Torn and Frayed."

What can fans look forward to on the opening installment of 2013? The CW has released an official episode synopsis that teases trouble for one angel and a major decision that must be made by one hunter.

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Naomi (guest star Amanda Tapping) tells Castiel that Crowley is holding an angel captive and Castiel must rescue him before Crowley finds out their secrets. Castiel turns to Dean for help. 

Meanwhile, Sam meets with Amelia who asks him to make a choice: stay with her or leave and never contact her again.

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They need to fix Season 8. The writers have run out of ideas. H8 the Trans and flashbacks. Some fanfiction is good, and the writers could hold a competition for fans to create a monster. Or, a competition whereby fans can submit a short story and the writers could turn it into an episode. I think some fans had better purgatory stories than the one we got. S7 was rather lame, but S8 imo is rather unwatchable. I agree that they have ruined Sam's character. He is supposed to be the star of the show, and didn't even stop Leviathan or save annoying Kevin or look for Dean. Hoping S9 is spectacular.

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Richard, Amelia is real. She's in real time. No dream, unfortunately. I'm not interested in Amelia. Full stop. I hope Carver has got the message now. I don't hate Cas and I don't think the majority of fans hate Cas. But he isn't the star. It's the shippers (both Wincest and Destiel) I have the problem with. Your ship IS NOT YOUR CANON. Dean is NOT in "love" with Cas. Keep that crap to tumbler and fanfiction. As another poster said, nothing has actually happened in Season 8. If there's a story out there, Carver had better get moving. Valid criticism - Season 8 is very, very poor and a great disappointment.

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1) I don't know what alternate universe the Castiel haters live in where they believe the vast majority of SPN fans hate Castiel, but in this universe the fans love him. 2) Lots of comments so far this season about how "unreal" Sam's memories of Amelia are. Maybe there is a reason for that. How about this? What if there is no Amelia? That Sam's memories of her are nothing but another hallucination created by Lucifer? I may be in the minority on this, but I don't believe Lucifer was just a figment of Sam's imagination last season. Even though Lucifer is supposedly locked the the Cage, he may still be able to influence things to some degree. And the Naomi character is still a complete mystery. SPN has thrown us curve balls in the past and hit us with the unexpected. We may be in for some big surprises in the rest of the season.

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By the way, Castiel's Trenchcoat, the angels NEVER went away. More's the pity. The only angel I want back is Baltazar - the one thing Sera Gamble got right. *Sigh* I was hoping for, you know, "SUPERNATURAL" stuff this season...

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jnreeves, let the professionals handle it? Yeah, we are, and look what we've got, A SOAP. I loathe Amelia.
And Castiels' trenchcoat, this show is called SUPERNATURAL, not Angels & Demons. While I like Cas and Crowley, they're getting old. Heaven and Hell is getting old and if we get so Seasons 9 and 10, I hope we get a new theme.
Cas is not the star, by the way.
It is Sam and Dean who are the stars. Cas is just their friend. I hope they the writers get their crap together, dump Amelia ASAP and we can get back to saving people, hunting things. Alas, things are not looking good.

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Hoping that the angels make a comeback. Samandriel is a good new character. Love Castiel, as always. Don't care for this prophet Kevin. Should have shown purgatory more, and Dean should have hugged Cas when he came back to earth. They need to show more Cas. Also, why is Sam boring now, he is supposed to be star of the show. Also, he needs to cut his hair. I agree that Amelia is a boring character. I want to see the angels and demons, and the Impala. I want Lucifer to return and fight with Crowley.

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Viewers have there own favorite episodes,seasons.Remeber you are one viewer.OK we get it no chic flic moments.Tell you what when you have a series and you can get as many viewers as Supernatural then talk all you want but until they let the prfessionals handle it!!

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@Help this show. I agree. SPN has become a soapie, including using the cloudy lens to make it "romantic." The Amelia storyline is boring. You make a good point when you say fans are too scared to criticize, and that they believe loyalty to a show means they have to "like it". S8 is not great. I hope it improves. I hope it won't be cancelled. True fans will want to see the show improve, and to continue into S10 and S11. True fans want a great show, not a boring soapie. Some fans have written good comments, hope SPN's writers take note.

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Some think that SPN fans dislike female characters. This is untrue. Rather, some women are miscast, such as Lisa and Amelia. Lisa & Dean did not look like a couple, and there was no spark, despite Jensen's good acting. Amelia is unsuited to Sam, and was a bitch in the beginning. Other females, like Atropos in S6 should have been older, and a seamstress, not a librarian. Eve was good, but was too young, they could have got an older virgin. SPN needs female characters, but they have to be "right", and not bitchy. They have to be central to the show, with purpose. Mrs. Tran is most annoying.

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I agree with the criticisms of S8. Sad to see it deteriorate, and I hope they won't cancel it. S8 sux largely because Sam is poorly written. Remember Mystery Spot, and when Dean was going to Hell? Remember Sam's concern for Dean? I, too, fail to see the magic spark between Sam and Amelia, and hate the way Sam is changing lightbulbs. Please writers, give us some scary stories. No more "extra" characters that take up time like the witch who Tiger Mom hired, and no more Amelia or her dad. I also feel frustrated with uninteresting characters like Kevin & mom. I agree, "Bitten" was crap.