New on DVD: Supernatural – Season Three

The CW network (formerly WB) has been the place to look when seeking television that draws the attention of teens and young adults. Supernatural is a staple of the station's Thursday night primetime lineup and will be heading into its fourth season this fall. But first, season three hits DVD shelves.

Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are now more than capable of handling their share of hunting duties. Good thing too because everyone's stake got a lot bigger after the gates to hell were unlocked. Now, the Winchester boys are pulling triple duty trying to kill as many demons as possible, avoid capture by FBI Agent Victor Henricksen (Charles Malik Whitfield) and rogue hunter Gordon Walker (Sterling K. Brown), and save Dean’s soul by breaking the deal he made to bring Sam back from the dead.

This season is intense and emotional as the brothers' hopes and fears are revealed. In addition, they face-off repeatedly against new adversary Bela Talbot (Lauren Cohan) and get regular help from their dad's old pal and fatherly stand-in Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver). The most memorable episodes come in the latter half of the season with “Mystery Spot”, which has Sam helplessly witnessing Dean's death over and over Groundhog Day-style; “Jus in Bello”, a take on Assault on Precinct 13 with demons; and the final episode, “No Rest for the Wicked,” in which they take-on Dean's contract owner.

Each of the five discs holds three episodes, as well as “A Closer Look” at certain chapters. These features consist of the writer and/or director discussing the plot, overall significance and challenges of shooting. The final disc also has an amusing gag reel and a look inside Dean's cherry 1967 Chevy Impala.

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