Sadly, The Hunter Games was another mess of flailing sub-plots that, at times, was almost a bit dull. Matters certainly aren't helped by the presence of Crowley's mother, the witch Rowena, who is fast establishing herself as the Jar Jar Binks of the Supernatural 'Verse.
Sam, Dean and Castiel are still reeling from Dean's Mark-of-Cain-driven slaughter of Claire's friend and the loansharks in The Things We Left Behind, and desperate to get the Mark removed Castiel turns to his contacts in Heaven for assistance.
He reasons that the only person who might know how to remove it is Metatron and so has the rogue Angel transported down to Earth for interrogation.
Of course, Metatron quickly realises he holds all the power in the negotiations and takes great pleasure in winding Dean up, sparking his Mark-fuelled rage.
Meanwhile, Claire is pissed off over the death of her friend, Randy, and wants nothing to do with Castiel, instead turning to a couple of drifters for comfort. These lowlifes convince her that they can sort out her problems by 'dealing' with Dean for her.
Down in Hell, Rowena is stirring things up for Crowley, sowing the seeds of discontent and paranoia as part of an apparent plan to usurp her son from his throne.
Although the problem with the Mark Of Cain is a powerful motivator for the Winchesters, Season Ten still lacks real focus. Although things are certainly happening on screen, the show feels as though it's treading water.
The prospect of a civil war or a coup in Hell, fronted by Rowena, doesn't even begin to excite me either, as Crowley's mother is such a heavy-handed, arch, pantomime character. The sooner she is removed from play the better.