Season 6 is the first Supernatural season with Kripke gone and I have to say I felt it. There was something missing, especially in the first few episodes. I couldn't help but notice it, like a baby deer trying to find it's footing on these new googly legs it has. Something wasn't right and it had nothing to do with the status of Sam's soul. As the season progressed that deer grew up a little bit and it's knees weren't so crazy to stand on but something was still kind of off about it. It couldn't be helped. The only way to bring that back is to bring back Kripke. I don't see that happening; not in the same capacity anyway. Don't get me wrong; there were definitely some episodes that had my laughing my butt off but it was a little off, like pudding that may be toeing the line of still being good. It still tastes like pudding but it leaves an aftertaste that a little bit wrong.