By Ben Spier
Updated August 04, 2020 at 01:29 PM EDT
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Last night’s twisty episode of Supernatural whetted X-Phile appetites with the first appearance of Mitch “AD Skinner” Pileggi. Too bad it looks like his last: As Sam and Dean’s demon-snatched grandpa, he exuded a feral viciousness I hadn’t seen since his turn as a serial killer in Wes Craven’s 1989 Shocker. After forcing Mary Winchester (and, by extension, Dean) into a hideous moral choice, he made an abrupt black-cloud exit. Not to worry, Skinner fans—Pileggi’s doing double duty as Kevin’s boss on Brothers & Sisters and as a white-supremacist gang leader on Sons of Anarchy. But what did you think of him and of last night’s episode, Supernatural faithful? Confess: Did you relegate the VP showdown to DVR? Or did you flip-flop between 1973 Kansas and 2008 St. Louis? What other X-Files stalwarts would you like to see on the show? (Cigarette Smoking Man, perhaps?) And about Pileggi, a final scary thought: Could he serve as Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson in Meltdown: The Movie?

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Episode Recaps


Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki star as the Winchester brothers, hellbent on battling the paranormal forces of evil.

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