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November 7th, 2010


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09:38 am - Supernatural 6x07
Huh.


--Okay, confirmation that Sam has no soul (definitely liked that they postulated that it's probably still in the Cage, because that certainly seems most likely), but Samuel does.

--Nice twist with Crowley calling the shots; I admit I did not see that coming.

--But. Purgatory, Show? Really? Yes, I do know my Dante, thank you very much; and while the idea of creatures without a choice getting to end up in Purgatory is not without interest, I think it just shows that the writers really haven't read Dante in a while. (IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN LIMBO, SILLIES. VACANT AND HELL-ADJACENT. I'm just saying.)

--I'm very intrigued by the shift in the dynamic between the brothers, by Sam's willingness to allow Dean, with his intact soul/empathy/instincts, to call the shots, and Dean's very mature ability to take this really rough situation and deal with it.

Dean, I am very impressed with you right now.

I am especially impressed because while this could be viewed as a slide back into very old, bad habits--Dean looking out for Sam because Sam cannot be trusted to be a good man by himself--it comes across as the opposite. Dean wants Sam to be the decisive, insightful man he had become by the end of last season, whom Dean could stop making decisions for and allow to be his own strong, awesome person. And here, we feel that. Dean feels that loss as much as we do, and he would do almost anything to get that Sam back.

--I'm less impressed that apparently we're supposed to think that a lot of Christian's douchiness was due to possession. *facepalm*

--Also, I miss Sam. :( Anybody want to rec me really good Sam-centric fic?

(4 lit candles | Light a candle)

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From:feliciakw
Date:November 7th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
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Re: Crowley . . . I don't think I saw it coming, either, but I'm not surprised that that's the route they're taking. Hopefully there will be something more to it (we're most certainly not getting the whole story just yet).

Re: Christian . . . I'd like to think that his poor behavior was due to possession, but as I told girlyghoul70, can Crowley be trusted when he says that the demon has been possessing Christian for a while now? Or did the demon just step in when things looked like they were going south on this caper? I have a theory that perhaps the demon more acting as a spy rather than actually in control for much of the past year.

--I'm very intrigued by the shift in the dynamic between the brothers, by Sam's willingness to allow Dean, with his intact soul/empathy/instincts, to call the shots, and Dean's very mature ability to take this really rough situation and deal with it.

I was think about this, along with "Bloodlust" today. Back then, Dean's soul had been crushed, and Sam had to act as Dean's conscience for a while. Now we've got Dean returning the favor, acting as Sam's conscience and instinct.

It's kinda cool.

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From:izhilzha
Date:November 9th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
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I have a theory that perhaps the demon more acting as a spy rather than actually in control for much of the past year.

Ooo, a very plausible thought!

I was think about this, along with "Bloodlust" today. Back then, Dean's soul had been crushed, and Sam had to act as Dean's conscience for a while. Now we've got Dean returning the favor, acting as Sam's conscience and instinct.

I hadn't even thought about that! More role reversal, whee! :)
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From:kalquessa
Date:November 8th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
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The whole thing where Sam has no soul and so has to check his impulses and judgments with Dean to make sure they're not whacked is to delightfully ficcish to me.

I maintain that what we saw was at least very close to Christian's native personality, since his cousins obviously never noticed he was possessed. It's like Mad Eye Moody in Goblet. You still get to like the awesome character, even though he was being impersonated, because he was being impersonated very well. *nod* I am sad to see Christian go, I liked him. The cousins are dying off at an alarming rate. :(

I kind of face-palmed about Purgatory. I mean...really? Oh well. Here's hoping the whole thing's a little less dopey than it sounds.
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From:izhilzha
Date:November 9th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
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A very good point, the ficcishness of Sam's predicament.

I have to say, when I'm not squeeing over that or anticipating where it's going, I REALLY MISS SAM. :( I seriously have this weird spot in my heart where, when I watch an episode, I'm grieving a little. I hope we get his soul back relatively soon.

And that Gwen survives longer than the other cousins. Sheesh.

Seriously, did they not *read* Dante again, before cracking that joke? LIMBO. That would fit so much better. (I mean, not completely, obvs, but BETTER.)

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