Episode 706 - The Mentalists
Aired November 4th, 2011
9 PM, CW
I want it noted I really wanted to like this episode, and that I still think Supernatural
’s ghost burning effect, when their bones are torched, is its signature contribution to the paranormal TV series pantheon of damn cool things. (The X-Files
had the black oil alien possessions, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer
had the dusting of staked vampires.) I’ve seen it a thousand times, but I always enjoy it.
Okay, that said, this wasn’t a bad episode. It had a Buffy shout out (Orb of Thessulah!) and a couple of nice, quippy remarks. But I had a severe case of déjà vu throughout. It felt like a “greatest hits” round up of Supernatural, an episode so lightweight I’m half convinced that it