Directed By: Robert Singer
Written By: Andrew Dabb
Starring: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Lucien Laviscount ...
Running Time: 40 min
Air Date: 29/04/2014
When his girlfriend is murdered, a young man from Chicago learns some disturbing secrets about his city; namely that it is secretly being ruled over by an aristocracy of monsters and demons. There are feuding families of werewolves, shapeshifters and djinn among others, all vying for power within the city. Sam and Dean Winchester show up to investigate the murder, but unusually their presence takes a back seat to the cast of this new tale ...
I was already about halfway through this episode when I learned that this was actually a pilot for a new spin-off called Supernatural: Bloodlines. While this was okay as a standalone episode, it doesn't fill me with a great deal of hope for the spin-off show. The central idea of a Chicago ruled by several feuded families comprised of different kinds of monsters doesn't really interest me. Judging from this pilot, it lacks anything like the central brotherly relationship between Sam and Dean which is what has truly held Supernatural together for nine seasons.
Nevertheless, I'll check out a couple episode of Bloodlines when it airs, and probably post reviews up here.