November 17th, 2010
|05:59 pm - Supernatural 6x08|
First: they killed a dog! OMG! (Screenwriter in-joke, sorry.)
--Is it just me, or did they deliberately cast someone who looks a bit like Lisa for the skinwalker's "owner"? Heh.
--First really solid case story of the season, I think. Nice twist with it not being a werewolf.
Tangent: why are the shapeshifting baddies often sympathetic on this show? I'm not making this up, I don't think. Two of the shapeshifters, Madison, this guy... Hmmm.
--Am totally creeped out by Sam in his soulless state. Am not thrilled that I find myself doubting his motives even when he clearly wants what he's going for, i.e. getting his soul back. SAMMY. :(
Speaking of: how amazing is Jared Padalecki, ladies and gentlemen? I hope he's having fun filming this season.
--Dean is not drinking in this episode, that I noticed. Fascinating, considering that he spends half the time being freaked out by his brother.
--Um, boys? What makes you think Crowley would actually keep his word? One of you should be suggesting that nasty possibility, until you get Mr. King of Hell to sign some contract that's binding even on him.
Next week: FAIRIES! I am very excited for this one. *bounces*
Current Mood: cheerful
I didn't particularly notice a striking resemblance between Molly and Lisa . . . or, Molly did not make Lisa spring to my mind. But I can see where you're coming from.
Interesting observation on the shapeshifters. We've seen five 'shifters, one of which I'd say was totally sympathetic, one of which was partially sympathetic, one of which could have been sympathetic if he weren't psychotic evil . . . and Jensen struck an awesome balance between the two, I thought . . . Madison and her neighbor . . . Lucky . . . veddy interestink . . .
You know? I'm not entirely convinced Sam actually wants his soul back. That little "I should probably go back to being that guy" could just have easily been Sam playing Dean to get Dean to stick around. I'm not sure anything Sam does can be trusted right now. We do need our Sammeh back.
And yes, I'll bet Jared is having a ball this season.
I noticed Dean's not drinking. I'm wondering, since he made that cirrhosis comment--and Lisa mentioning the half a fifth of whiskey a night--if we'll notice a distinct cutting back on the booze.
I'm pretty sure Dean doesn't trust Crowley to keep his word. But as Crowley said, it's a hostage situation. Until they have more information, Dean has to work on the intel that Crowley does have Sam's soul. Of course, not trusting Crowley kind of puts the lives of civilians on more even footing. Which would Dean rather do: let 150 people be attacked and turned into monsters, or take a chance that maybe Crowley would keep his word *if* they could find the skinwalker alpha.
However, at the end when he said he'd do whatever it took to get his brother back . . . that's going to make things interesting.
Also, does this seem to be an exceptionally long run of first-run eps before a hiatus? We'll be getting half the season before they break, won't we? Not complaining, mind you. It's kind of fantastic.