Synopsis: Castiel (Misha Collins), Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) try to help Claire Novak (Kathryn Newton) find her missing mother (Leisha Hailey) in Tulsa. This leads to a confrontation with faith healer Peter Holloway (Treva Etienne), who turns out to really be a Grigori, one of the first angels sent to Earth that is now surviving by feeding on human souls.
Supernatural Episode Review: “Angel Heart”
A review of the season 10 television episode that first aired April 29, 2015.
I’ve mentioned, in the past, that I’ve missed the older episodes of this series, when Sam and Dean would hunt down and fight a variety of monsters. So, when I come across a newer episode that at least attempts to do that, I am always a little impressed with it. And, this episode falls in that category.
I think one of the things I really liked about this one was the fact the writers waited awhile before telling us what exactly was going on. I knew the Peter Holloway character was a bad guy and suspected he might be a rogue angel. I honestly wasn’t expecting him to be something different and arguably more powerful.
Of some interest to me, in addition to that; was the way he casually mentioned there were others. I suspect that will come into play in a later episode, either this season or next.
The character Claire is also something that has kept me curious. I suspect there is a reason for her because of the way the writers keep bringing her back and not really offering any sort of closure. I’m just not 100 percent sure what that reason is at the moment. Part of me thinks Castiel will ultimately decide to give up his angel powers, become human and try to raise her as his daughter. However, it’s also possible she could be a victim in a later episode too.
My only real complaint about this episode was the part with Claire’s mom was a little predictable. Even if she wouldn’t have sacrificed herself to save her daughter, I suspect she wouldn’t have survived the ordeal because, by the time they found her, she was in pretty bad shape and Castiel wasn’t able to heal her wounds. This did make the episode a little depressing because, no matter what, they still lost.
I also thought the episode dropped the ball a bit when it came to the other victims in the barn. There were conversations about getting those people help. But, at least at the end of this episode, that didn’t seem to be happening. And, I’m not sure this was a situation where simply calling the local authorities would have made a lot of sense considering, if Castiel couldn’t heal them, a hospital wasn’t going to have much of a chance. Did they simply forget about them?
I thought there were a few things left unexplained at the end but, overall, this was a good episode. It was good to see Sam and Dean hunting again, even if it was just another angel. And, I can’t wait to see what happens next with Claire.
My Grade: A
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