There is no foreplay here. This thing unzips itself and goes in right dry. There is no stumbling, grumbling figure that appears as no threat. It begins with a bang.
The opening credits make it almost feel like you are about to watch a documentary. The let down happens after when it shows Brad Pitt and generic family unit.
This episode was slightly better, but I still finished the (approximate) hour off feeling cheated. One thing I forgot to mention from the season premiere is that when Cas comes back from the dead he laid his hands on the boys and left them with runes engraved on their ribs. The runes hide them from angels and you will see why I mention this shortly.