TVOM: "This was the best Supernatural of the season, and maybe the best one in five years. Seriously. For the first time in longer than I can even remember, I was totally into the show. It was incredible. From the opening scene, something felt different. The psycho Tommy Tolliver, the prison set, Cain’s entrance; it was all so entrancing and interesting. A lot of Supernatural episodes feel perfunctory; many of them feel like filler to pad the massive order of episodes they get every season. This episode very much did not."