I have to admit, the beginning didn't have me feeling very optimistic. Dean tells Sam he died. Cue dramatic pause. But all that moment deserved was a rousing "So what?" Supernatural seasons start this way so often it's become moot. Don't believe me? Season four began with the return of Dean from Hell, Season six brings Sammy out of the Lucifer box and the season eight premier resurrects Dean again. Supernatural is inching closer to becoming a one trick pony.
I'd be more surprised if it started off with them returning from a whacky holiday away in Mexico with Dean swearing off tequila, but I digress.
That little rant out of the way, the first three episodes have been a mixed bag of pros and cons.