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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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Unfortunately S8 is not good, which is sad because I love the show. The first 5 seasons were great, but from S6 onwards it failed with Dean going off with Lisa and Ben (who he barely even knew) and failing to get Sam and Adam out of the cage. Poor Adam is still down there! The Grandpa Campbell story also ruined S6. Lisa and Ben took up space at the end of S6, when we wanted to see Crowley and Cas. Cas is wonderful and deserved a better story than the Emmanuel one in S7. Also, Cas wouldn't have killed humans when he was "God" (this made him look unsympathetic). His issue was the war in heaven, not against humanity. S7 failed to show enough Leviathan, and they weren't scary. Dick Roman was hot, but we hardly saw him. Killing Bobby and bringing him back as a vengeful ghost was unforgivable. Jim Beaver deserved a better end to his wonderful contribution to Supernatural than that. Bring back the hunters, ghosts, and scary things. Resurrect Gabriel, Balthazar and the sexy Raphael. And no more boring romances with boring women, and no more teenagers or Tiger Moms. Keep the stories exciting and flowing.

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Jon, read my comment again. I said that Sam has written badly since Season 4. Carver is continuing the bad writing for Sam. I will never, ever forgive Carver for the Martin storyline. Sam leaving the mentally Martin alone to hunt Benny, which led to his death, has destroyed the character of Sam completely. Sam would never do that. The Martin story and the unspeakable Samelia storyline has destroyed Sam and is killing Supernatural. Jared deserves better. What Carver is doing to Season 8 is unforgiveable. He is destroying Supernatural, and God help me, if Amelia gets pregnant I'll shut the door on this show forever. Season G8? Not in a million years. And I thought Sera Gamble did damage. Boy, was I mistaken.

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Weak* not week

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Catgirl, Sam has never say that he doesn't want a normal life. Sam's character has been destroyed since season 4. Honestly, I wasn't expecting that Sam was going to get a normal life on season 8, but I also wasn't expecting that he would betray Dean for a demonic bitch on season 4. People are taking hatred on Carver, but Sam's character has been destroyed since Kripke time.

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People, remember this is based on personal opinions. Some think the season's week, some people think the season's great! My personal opinion is that is good, and as a matter of fact, the ratings have increased this season.

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Adding to my comment - What Carver should have done was two separate storylines, one for Dean fighting for his life in Purgatory, one for Sam fighting against the odds getting his brother out. That would have been a "mature" storyline for Sam, instead of the "what's wrong with Sam" that Sera wrote. It would have shown the brothers as independent, yet united. As the Winchesters should be. It also would have been exciting and more in keeping with what Supernatural is about. It is not Season G8, far from it. Lift your game Caver. You've been a massive disappointment.

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I'm SO disappointed with Season 8, so much so I have almost given up and if Carver doesn't improve I'll kiss this show goodbye. It has deteriorated since Sera Gamble, and I thought she was bad. Carver has assassinated this show. I'm close to hating S8. What a mess. Sam has been poorly written since Season 4 but now his character has been completely ruined. He has been written as a selfish dick. He has NOT wanted a normal life since Season 4 - Carver pulled that out of his backside. Sam was supposed to "mature" this season? What happened? We get a whiny selfish Sam. Poor Jared. He deserves better. And what happened to Purgatory? Great story there, cast aside in favour of a tedious boring soap. So much for a strong Dean story. Over before it started. Jensen deserves better. Please please get RID of unlikeable whiny Amelia. Just get rid of her, I don't care how. I do not want to hear or see her again, ever. It is Supernatural, NOT Soapernatural. Samelia must go ASAP. It's killing this show. Carver should have written two parallel storylines, one for Dean fighting for his life in Purgatory, and one for Sam trying to get his brother out of Purgatory. That would have shown the brothers as independent yet a unit, and Sam as a mature adult and a capable hunter. And Supernatural would have been exciting, the way it should be. Season G8? No way. Lift your game, Carver.

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Lets hope this signals the end of the tedious Amelia and Dog storyline, and we never see them again. This season has been so disappointing. Both Sam and Dean are out of character, particularly Sam.
Back to basics please -ie scary monsters, hunting things and saving people. Cease and desist with the soap opera. No more tiger moms or teenage prophets either. The Trans are irritating ("mom, stop the Holy Water, I'm not a demon, mom!). We want intelligent storylines, good dialogue, and Sam and Dean in character. What was point of purgatory? Potential story left by the wayside.

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I am so glad that both Castiel and Dean seem to really be learning to communicate with each other this season! I'm extremely nervous, because I hate seeing Cas in pain. I also know this choice will be really hard for Sam, since he's longed for a normal life since he was a kid, and hasn't truly fallen in love with anyone since Jess. I also hope to see Cas again, sooner than later.
I'm loving this season so much!

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