‘Supernatural’ season 11, episode 1 video: First peek of Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki

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*In the “Supernatural” sneak peek below, you’ve got a little bit of everything: There’s an element of “The Leftovers,” a massacre, people with freaky necks, and a question about whether or not Sam and Dean are about to have a “Magic Mike” moment.

This preview feels mostly like the immediate aftermath to what happened with the Darkness in the season 10 finale. Neither Winchester has any idea as of yet about what is truly going on, or why there are so many bodies lining the street. Then, they see a guy with a freaky / veiny neck, and he is shot down by a local member of law enforcement. A police officer then reveals herself to the two of them, and asks that she see their throats for proof that neither of them is stricken with whatever the other guy had.

At the moment, what we like about this sneak peek (and what we are hopeful about for much of season 11) is that you have Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles getting to play the brothers as just that: Brothers. There’s no secret that is being hidden (at least for now), or no angsty conflict that drives the two apart. They are able to, at least for now, play the bond as it is, and that makes for some fantastic entertainment for us. We did enjoy the Demon Dean story last year, but it felt like it was time to try something different. The Darkness is such a mystery that you don’t need to supplement that with a variety of other tension that would, at this point, feel contrived.

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