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October 30th, 2010


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02:13 pm - Supernatural 6x06
Hmm, from a few reactions I've seen (not read), I rather thought this ep was going to freak me out. *tips head, thinks* Not so much, really. I'm more curious to see where it goes.


--Okay, so basically the entire fandom called this development with Sam. I'll be intrigued to know how it works, since it's honestly something we've never seen on this show before. *curious*

--Sam's been keeping it quiet from everyone, even Papa Campbell? That's what last week suggested, which intrigues me. Do we know that Samuel came back whole? Should this also be investigated, Dean?

--Overall, I really liked the visual style of the episode. Directed by Jan Eliasberg has done a lot of TV, but not a lot of horror, and it's his (ETA: pardon me, HER!) first SPN ep. Nice job! Also, where'd they find that amazing house to shoot the final acts in? Wow.

--Jensen rocked this episode. Jared did very well, also, with a much more difficult and thankless part.

--Toughest moment for me to watch was the phone call with Lisa. But I was afraid it was going to be over-the-top awful, like some of the other truth-tellings. Instead, it was blunt and a bit harsh, but there was nothing Dean couldn't have guessed, nothing his reciprocal truth-telling couldn't have blunted. It was harsh, but there was no cruelty in it. This proves to me that, unlike most of the characters in the episode and even given all that Dean has held back from Lisa, their relationship is at its root a truthful and honest one. They love each other, not false images of each other. And that is...very special.

I still hope to see them get back together this season.

--Does anyone have insight into that very last bit? I'm usually okay with beat-downs, as long as I understand the character's motivations. Here, it didn't feel to me like Dean was simply angry, like Cas in "Point of No Return." In fact, what it reminded me of instead was Lucifer beating the crap out of Dean in "Swan Song." A sense of deliberately releasing frustration and rage on a helpless target. Dean, now *you're* scaring me.


ETA: Am I crazy, or are we on track with an obvious pattern?
Season One: find Dad.
Season Two: save (or stop) Sam
Season Three: find a way to break Dean's deal
Season Four: save (or stop) Sam
Season Five: find a way to stop the apocalypse
Season Six: ...save Sam?
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From:feliciakw
Date:October 30th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
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It was harsh, but there was no cruelty in it. This proves to me that, unlike most of the characters in the episode and even given all that Dean has held back from Lisa, their relationship is at its root a truthful and honest one. They love each other, not false images of each other. And that is...very special.

I still hope to see them get back together this season.


I LOVE THIS!

Can we please send this to Sera, with some briberatory chocolates or something?

(Though I don't know if we have enough info on the sisters to know whether or not there was a lot of deception in their relationship.)

The finale beatdown . . . Yes, it made me very uncomfy. But I look back at everything this season . . . Sam has been lying to Dean from the get-go. He didn't tell Dean that he was back from the Cage. He used Dean and the shifter baby as bait. Every time Dean asked him, "Are you okay?" Sam responded with "I'm fine. Nothing's wrong." He let Dean be turned--even tacitly approved of it. And now he tells Dean, in essence, "I know you could have killed Ben (and Lisa), and I know I should feel bad about it, but I don't. I don't know why, but I don't." He basically confessed to using Dean as a means to an end and putting Dean's new family in danger in the process. As far as Dean can tell, Sam did everything deliberately and opportunistically, and Dean has (currently) lost his family because of it. (Thank goodness no one lost their lives.)

Dean being blinded by all of that hitting him at once is, I think, understandable. Not excusable, and certainly not comfortable or okay, but understandable. Because as far as Dean knows right now, Sam's not human.

But, yeah. It made me uncomfy.
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From:izhilzha
Date:November 1st, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
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Can we please send this to Sera, with some briberatory chocolates or something?

I'm pretty sure Sera knows--she's been orchastrating this relationship really carefully, it seems to me. Which is why I have hope for them getting back together. *crosses fingers*

You make good points about how Dean feels about Sam during that beat-down. Still very uncomfy, but yeah, I can see it.
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From:kimmer1227
Date:October 30th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
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Okay, so basically the entire fandom called this development with Sam.

You can really thank Jensen. He let that one slip at the last con. I wasn't sure if he meant it literally or figuratively, but now I guess we know.

My fingers and toes are crossed for Dean and Lisa. Also for Sam and Dean. But I suppose we know those two will be together, come hell or... hell.
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From:sarcasticval
Date:October 30th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
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You can really thank Jensen. He let that one slip at the last con.

I could be wrong, but I think a lot of people picked up on it before that. Though I have no idea when the last con was, some friends and I have been on the souless!Sam bandwagon since the beginning of the season, and I don't watch any of the con reports. I think it's one of those things that's kind of obvious if you know where to look, like how Dean actually ended up going to hell at the end of season 3. (Oh, Kripke. You were so proud of yourself, and it was *so* obvious.)
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From:feliciakw
Date:October 31st, 2010 12:54 pm (UTC)

Regarding the ETA

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You . . . are not crazy. You are onto something here. You're definitely on the right track with your S6 projection based on what we've been given.


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