It would be fair to say that so far Season Ten of Supernatural has been a very patchy and inconsistent affair, with wild swings in quality... predominately veering towards the crap camp.
Thankfully, Hibbing 991 is a swing in the right direction, boosted in large part by the reappearance of Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes)... and, yes, I would watch the heck out of a Jody Mills spin-off show!
Sheriff Mills has been ordered by the Mayor of Sioux Falls to attend a Sheriffs' Retreat in Hibbing, where she meets Sheriff Donna Hanscum (as Brianna Buckmaster), who we - and the Winchesters' - met in Season Nine's The Purge.
The retreat is 'enlivened' when Mills and Hanscum learn of a couple of murders in town, that the Hibbing police department is trying to pass off as animal attacks.
Jody contacts the Winchesters who duly arrive, but initially Hanscum still believes they are FBI agents... until she witnesses an apparent vampire attack.
At this point, Jody and the brothers introduce Sheriff Hanscum to the reality of the Supernatural universe and she joins them on their hunt for the killer.
Although much of this fine episode is devoted to character work, particularly between Hanscum and Mills, Jenny Klein's script still finds the time to make the central murder mystery more than a by-the-numbers exercise in tracking and killing a monster.
I know Donna returns for an episode next season, but I hope the team of Hanscum and Mills becomes a regular, recurring fixture in the world of Supernatural.
And seriously, I really would like to see a Sheriff Mills spin-off show...