Hime: I used to watch F1 a lot growing up because my older brother was obsessed with it, but outside of that I never really had any interest in cars. I have no desire to learn how to drive, and don’t like travelling by car either. I walk everywhere or travel long distance by train. But when I first saw the 67 Chevy Impala in the original Live-Action Supernatural it was love at first sight. So as you can imagine an episode with two of these beasts was almost too much for me to deal with. So, apologies for the copious amounts of fangasming in this review.
Fosh: Yes! Welcome back to more Supernatural! After that last episode I can’t wait to watch Sam and Dean run into more ghosts and demons! Hope everyone is enjoying this series even if you’re not a fan of the television series.
Hime: The episode starts out with our very sexy impala…
….brutally killing a woman…what the fuuuuuuuuuck…?
The brothers roll into town and are arrested, big shock, because the police chief believes they were the ones driving the impala that killed the woman, and subsequently the other 36 road users that just couldn’t handle the awesome.
A police officer checking Sam’s boobs for hidden objects in the top left there…
So it turns into the most disappointing jail fetish yaoi ever with the boys behind bars, only to be rescued by the police chief’s super-effeminate brother; Michael. I kid, Michael, he’s a bit prissy but still a cool guy. He chastises his brother for putting Sam and Dean in jail despite the fact he knows that they didn’t do it.
After being set free, Sam and Dean are still bugged by something Michael said and decide to return to the town to investigate despite their better judgement.
They’re taking the Clark Kent approach to disguise
They steal a police car and along with Michael travel to the highway where the ghost impala had appeared. He explains to them about what happened to the owner of the evil impala. While on their way to burn his bones, Michael’s brother catches up with them and tries to arrest the Winchesters.
Que demon impala
IT CAN’T BE STOPPED!
Michael attempts to lead it away in the police car but this results in the unfortunate consequence of his immediate death. The Chief, now majorly pissed, teams up with the brothers to help seek revenge for Michael’s death. They burn the crashed impala along with the driver’s body..who for some reason was just left in the car for a whole year and never buried.
But this only serves to piss off the ghost impala more and it shows up to wreak some sexy sexy havoc. It’s Impala vs. Impala here on Deadman’s Highway! Who will win? Place your bets!
“Oh no, we’re going to be killed by a sexy car and die in an equally sexy car! The horror!”
Yeah, we’re only on episode 4, so I’m going to say the Winchesters. The spirit of Michael shows up and causes the ghost impala to crash, he even manages to set the Chief’s sorrow to rest. Wow, he sure is a considerate ghost, isn’t he? Nah, this was cheese, but it was still nice to see the heart of stone Chief tear up.
TOO SEXY FOR MY GEAR SHIFT, SO SEXY IT HURTS!
Fosh: First half was great, of course Hime will enjoy episode four a whole lot, they have not one but two impalas! I think this was one of the original episodes? Might have been ripped from the television series, either way have to love those CARS! Dean of course loves his car as much as Hime loves it, I laughed mostly at Sam he is so like myself on the whole cars thing hahaha.
Now we get to meet one of the oddest looking characters so far, Michael! What a creepy guy, or girl? No clue. Anyway he was very different; however he became quite a cool character near the end of the episode. The story of the ghost car was kind of cool too, I mean how the car became evil was quite good for me anyway.
I enjoyed the ending how they got the brother to realize how important Michael was to him, so there was a touching moment between the two brothers. Last awesome thing I saw and liked was the car chases! Great animation throughout the whole episode too, that shadow effect is starting to grow on me slowly anyway.
Hime: Our first anime original episode, eh? Time to crank out the pitchforks and disappointed grumbles. What? It was awesome? God Dammit, I was ready to rant! This episode was so perfect in terms of how it fitted into the Supernatural-verse. I mean, I would actually love to see this done in the live-action, it melds so seamlessly into the world to the point it doesn’t even feel like an anime original at all. And I’m not even being biased because of the excess of Impala. It was just that good.
The theme of the episode was brothers, and I really loved the parallel of Rod and Michael to Dean and Sam. It helped give the episode a good balance of action and emotion while still being relevant. Showing how very strong and manly that bond can be. I kid, but I’m warming to the overly cheesy moments the anime is dishing out. At first I just rolled my eyes, but now I just deal with the fact that Japan does tend to cheese things up quite a bit. Luckily it’s not quite reached Yu-Gi-Oh! levels yet.
Also, I never noticed before, but Dean’s playing his leg like a guitar in this shot.
Do you think they’re referencing this?