September 15th, 2013
|07:19 pm - A few quick thoughts as I finish up SPN season 8|
I had some issues with the first half of this season, mostly to do with Sam--not that he had his fling with normality, a girlfriend and a dog, but that the show seemed to blame him for doing that. I understand the impulse, but I have to admit some empathy with Sam, here. And Dean's storyline gave us Benny, who is by far my favorite guest star since Charlie showed up.
--I'm so happy to see Benny again. His final episode (I assume, not being quite done yet) really hurt my heart, but in the best way. It was wrenching to see Dean ask him to basically agree to die, and to see Benny give that gift so wholeheartedly, out of both love for Dean and despair at living life on Earth. (Dean's face... oh, Jensen, you slay me with sorrow.)
--Charlie came back! :) I really like her a lot, and this might be my favorite episode with her to date. The family stuff, the sisterly-brotherly relationships she's establishing with Sam and Dean, having djinn as the monster again (yay), and that final scene reading aloud from The Hobbit... Charlie can come back whenever she wants.
--I'm really worried about Kevin right now, though. I like him. :( Where is he? Is he okay? Is he dead? Did Crowley really get him?
--I'm also worried about Sam. I'm not sure if we've ever seen either of the brothers disabled like this, outside of fan fiction. (I'm up through "Pac Man Fever.") I'm worried about Dean's mental health, somewhat, but more worried about what may happen to Sam, and what that will do to Dean. *smishes them*
I won't try to outline my issues with the first half of the season, not this late and when I'm this tired, but I liked Benny very much and would have liked more of the relationship-building in Purgatory.
--I had a strong suspicion early on in the season that Dean would kill Benny to send him back to Purgatory. I thought it would be at Benny's request, so I got that part wrong, but I was totally spot on with Benny not doing well topside and Dean killing him to send him back to Purgatory. That whole scene between the two of them . . . yeah. (Here's hoping they do find a way to bring Benny back, and not make him evil.)
--I liked Charlie in her first appearance and her 3rd appearance. Not so much the LARP ep. I love the sibling vibe she's got with the Winchesters, and I think her telling Dean "I love you" is the first time we've actually heard someone tell him that in so many words, yes? I loved the way she said it: very matter-of-fact, no strings attached. I liked the episode quite a bit.
|Date:||September 17th, 2013 05:05 am (UTC)|| |
I bet, if the sitch with Sam had not come up, at some point Benny *would* have asked Dean to kill him. :(
The more I see of Charlie, the more I like her. The LARP ep was all-around weaker than her other two, but I love the vibe she's got with the boys, her new semi-Woman of Letters status, and the fact that she gives Dean hugs. Dean would be so much better off with an adorable little sister, you know?