Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 7 by Nicholas Knight (Titan, Nov. 27th, 2012)-I don’t normally review non-fiction titles on the blog, but I thought I’d do something a little fun, and different for the weekend. Besides, I have a confession to make: My name is Kristin, and I’m addicted to Supernatural. Now that that’s out of the way, I’m a little odd when it comes to my viewing habits. I don’t watch the weekly shows, I wait for the season to come out on DVD and binge. I recently finished up my Season 7 binge, and was fangirl-squee happy to get my hands on a copy of the Season 7 Official Companion. If you’re not caught up with the series, I may get a tad spoilery, and if that bothers you, look away-or just stare at that cover. It’s ok, I won’t tell.
As you know, Season 7 was all about the Leviathan (grab the Borax!), and Bobby (ohhh, Bobby). Castiel comes back to us, but he’s decidedly different, and through all this, Sam and Dean are working their butts off to keep the world safe from all sorts of supernatural baddies When you crack open the glossy, eye-candy filled cover of The Season 7 companion you’ll have nearly 160 pages of goodies at your fingertips. There are synopsis of all of the episodes, with tons of photos and fun little tidbits and trivia about each as well. There’s also a section profiling each character from this season-including full color photos. I loved the interviews with the crew, including First Assistant Directors Kevin Parks and John McCarthy and Writers’ Assistant Jenny Klein, who is vital to the show.
A few episode highlights for me were Plucky Pennywhistle’s Magical Menagerie. There’s a unicorn in it. And it farts rainbows. ‘Nuff said. Time After Time is another fave, where Dean goes back in time and teams up with Elliot Ness to tackle a frisky god, and can’t forget The Girl With the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo, guest starring Felicia Day (the ultimate geek girl). Keep an eye out for her scene in an elevator where she grooves to “Walking On Sunshine.” If you’re a fan like me, put on your fangirl, or fanboy hat and snag a copy, because you’ll find yourself reading it from cover to cover. Never mind the drool.