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Quick Reaction: 8x14 Trail and Error

Quite the episode tonight! So much to talk about, that even before I start, I feel like I've missed half of it.

Did we start with Kevin or did we start with Dean? I can't remember now. I'm going to guess Kevin.

Kevin getting up and marking off a calendar, and giving me a mild timelining heart-attack, because there is no possible way they are still in January. Luckily, it was a time-passing montage, and they never actually showed us the calendar when we were at the end of it. Speaking of the calendar though - I actually have a calendar that I use in the same way to force myself to do my job. Every day I work gets an X, so that I can shame myself into doing it. (I also have a calendar where if I have to do something BESIDES be on the computer in order to put an X... that is how pathetic my life has become. Speaking of which, just put an X on it, because I had dinner with my friends tonight! Yay!)

Anyway, back to Kevin... Kevin is working himself into an early gave, the poor boy - but it seems to have paid off, as he's finally been able to decipher something from the half of the tablet he has. Sadly though, he's so overjoyed that he passes out.

So, onto Dean!

Dean has set up his room! He decorates like me!! Okay, well, not exactly like me, mainly because I don't own any guns. But until I moved to Vancouver, I did have a crossbow hanging over my bed for about 7 years. :P

And awww, the picture of Mary and Dean!! Guys, Dean has a picture of his MOM in his wallet!!! Did your heart break? My heart broke, and I'm not even sure I HAVE a heart! There's nothing sadder than a Mama's boy without a Mama. :(

But he's all proud of his room - and Sam comes to see. And Dean set it up all nice. He's got memory foam, because "It REMEMBERS me!" Guys... he's excited because he might be in a place long enough for a MATTRESS to remember him?! Seriously.... how is everyone not a bucket of tears at this point?

Sidenote: The last time Sam wore that shirt, he was hit by a car and put in a mental hospital.

And I like how Dean leaves to make food, and Sam sees the picture of Mary, and takes a moment to look around the room and smile... this is the thing, when kids have their own rooms, they fill it with their personalities. My eldest sister (she has a different mum and lived with her in a different city) once told me that she always loved coming to visit and walking into my room, because she said it was like being completely surrounded by me after being away for so long. I'm not explaining it well, but I'm sure you know what I mean... when you walk into your sibling's house, or your even your parents house, or your grown children's house, or even a really old good friend's house, and there's this feeling of being home even though you don't live there, because the place is such a reflection of the people you love. And Sam and Dean never had that, because they never had a place they could decorate. So, yeah, I just love that scene, because Sam was looking at HIS BROTHER and he was smiling, because he loves Dean more than anything, and so he loved that room - even if he wasn't going to actually tell Dean.

Then they eat - and Dean makes burgers. And Sam really shouldn't have been all that surprised. I mean, Dean DID live with Lisa for a year, even if he didn't know how to cook anything but canned chili before, he would have learned how to cook while living with her and Ben. But I love the fact that Dean's "nesting" as he says... Dean is such a mom, and I love it. It's also why I'm loving this whole MoL/Hunter dichotomy with John/Mary that they introduced - because Dean has ALWAYS taken more after Mary than Sam has. Sam's always been John's boy (even if Sam hated being John's boy) and Dean's always been a mama's boy (even though she was dead.) So, I love the fact that they have Dean learning more towards enjoying the hunting side of things (as he's always done) and Sam finding joy in the MoL (which John was supposed to inherit).

I also think they aren't showing us Sam's room, because Sam hasn't bothered to decorate. Closing the gates of Hell might still be his last gig, in his opinion...so he's probably not looking to put permanent routes down in the life like Dean is. Dean, I think, after trying to live with Lisa for a year and not really being able to live without hunting - and then going to purgatory and actually finding it PURE - he's happy with hunting being his life now. He knows that there's nothing else that leaves him as happy, even if it happens to kill everyone he loves....well, actually, I think that's what he's planning to avoid by devoting himself so wholeheartedly to it, which is in fact another symptom of Dean being a mom, but we'll get to that...

Kevin calls, and interrupts supper time. I love how they had Sam take the burger with him. :)

Off to the boat! Again, Dean goes a LITTLE bit into mother-hen mode, but sadly not FAR ENOUGH into it.. but we'll get to that.

Who else thought it was adorable when Dean hugged Kevin and lifted him up completely?! *raises hand* I'm hoping my tumblr people come through for me and gif that posthaste.

So, in order to close the gates of hell forever, there are three trials. Like "Hercules" trials, not like "Law and order trials" (you gotta love English and how you have to explain these things... I'm sure other languages handily have more than one word for both.)

Zuerst! You have to bathe in the blood of a hell hound. Sounds lovely. So, it's off to pick up supplies while Sam researches!

And it's actually Sam who goes into mother-hen mode and tries to get Kevin to look after himself. Kevin's killing himself so that he can be DONE and have his normal life back, but Sam's been there and done that. (I'm pretty sure that was part of his rational for getting hepped up on demon blood and going full-throttle against Lilith back in S4, and that didn't work out so great.) It's a marathon not a sprint.

Sadly, Dean's swoops in with the opposite advice - turn to pills and go all out until the job is done! If it kills you, at least you go down being useful! I mean, those aren't his exact words, but that's where his head is at - as we find out later.

Sam finds a family that mysteriously struck it rich ten years ago, so it's off to visit them in the hopes that they can intercept the hell hound before it kills them. They show up and get jobs as farm hands, hired by the very lovely....(I am horribly with names)... let's just call her Lovely. I thought she was very good looking and I loved her accent. Ellie? Was her name Ellie? Damn it... YES IT WAS! Okay, Ellie.

They meet the husband, who's the Zach Galifinakis (sp?) type. Then they get a tour of the stables and where they'll be sleeping. Man, that room is small - do people still write Wincest or is it all Destiel these days? In any case, that room was small and those beds were very close together - and that's all I'm going to say about that. :P

And they end up mucking out the stables - and Dean tells the horse that he hates it! NOoooooooo.... I'm sure Jensen gave that horse lots of pets and told it that he didn't mean it, but still... don't tell animals that you hate them unless you do it in a sing-songy happy voice!! Doesn't he know the rules?!?!

Then the wife shows up and is all business and success... and she's the actual member of the Cassidy family, so they figure she's the one that made the deal. Oh boys, it's never the first suspect.

Sure enough, both boys tail the wife, and the husband's the one that ends up getting killed by the hound.

So the whole family comes home to console the wife... but first Sam finds her in the barn and discovers that she's coming off what was basically a ten-year roofie. Yikes. I actually think the actress does a really good job of being completely traumatized for the rest of the episode, while her whole family doesn't even seem to notice. Double-yikes. Oh, but it gets worse...

The family flies in and we meet the sisters and father. Sam gets put on server duty and Dean's put on BBQ duty. I loved Ellie's line "I love a man who knows how to handle his meat" - Ah haha, smooth.

We find out that they're all candidates for deals, (except for poor roofied woman)..seemingly, except for the one who actually MADE the deal. And that's where the story gets worse, because the "normal" looking girl actually probably LIKED the dead husband, but he was in love with the sister who didn't want him, not the sister that did... what's more, the girl was actually young enough (I'm guessing she's the younger one) to believe that money would actually make them happy, rather than just give them different problems... so she made the deal with Crowley.

I also loved the scene where they were trying to remember Crowley's name, and they finally came up with it just as Sam walked into the room, and he's like "oh god no." But, just like the first ever crossroads demon we met on this show, Crowley came in for one deal and stayed for many more. And, much like the first crossroads demon we met, he didn't tell them the complete terms of the deal.

Anyway, we find all that out later - first, we have father and daughter going out into the woods to hunt the "wolf" - I could go into a big rant about humans blaming things on wolves, when it's not the bloody wolf's fault! But I won't. Sam quickly goes along to make sure the hell hound doesn't get them...only he kind of fails that spectacularly. I was really nervous when he split off from them though, because I really thought drunk-father was going to get him by mistake.

Meanwhile, Dean gets a call from Kevin, and finds out that you can make glasses that can give you the ability to see Hell Hounds - HOW CONVENIENT! Also, he finds the most adorable old-fashioned glasses to make them with. I wonder if you can see other stuff with those glasses? Dean should look at Cas with them or something and see if he can see wings - that's what I'd do. Or maybe you can see demon's true faces? That'd be more handy than looking at pretty angel wings - though not as fun.

While Dean's making the glasses, Ellie makes a pass at him... and I loved it,  because she comes onto men the same way I do...which is basically "Would you like to have sex with me?" I'm very straight forward that way. Dean turns her down, though, because he's got a job to do... or he's just not interested, either way. It's not happening... and if I had my suspicions about Ellie before, they were confirmed when she told Dean that the offer was "one night only" - because yeah, Dean shouldn't have recognized that from his Anna days as being a "last night on earth" offer.

Still, it's time to go full psychos and handcuff the family to the furniture while Sam and Dean try to hunt down the hell hound. Except, Dean tells Sam to stay with the family and he'll hunt the hell hound himself.... because Sam has a future and Dean doesn't, because if there's one thing that Dean's learned is that every single one of their quests ends up with one of them dead, and Dean's ideal future is Sam alive and with grandchildren.... so, Dean's going to go out swinging.

And again, to me this is just such a MOTHER speech. I mean, if you ignore the low-self-esteem bits ("I'm a grunt"), this is basically Dean telling Sam that he's going to take all the hits so that Sam doesn't have to - that he's going to protect Sam and Sam's happiness with his life. And ugh, Dean, my heart.

Sam doesn't like it much though, it makes him broodily stare out the window while the family argues behind him.

And I KNOW I haven't said anything about the glasses... but, GLASSES! I actually really liked Sam's - they looked surprisingly good on him, even if he did look like a librarian. I like libraries though, so that's alright with me... Sam was a sexy librarian. And Dean's glasses were great, because literally five seconds after my friend made a "Clark Kent" joke, Ellie made one too. So we had a good laugh at that.

Roofied!Widow is actually working on her cuffs though, and I had a feeling that she'd get them off and make a break for it. (Slim wrists and small hands! It's really easy for my little sister to get out of cuffs too. I've never had the occasion to try, myself.)

Meanwhile, Dean hears that 80s classic "I touch myself" - which we started singing along to even before the lyrics were audible - and it leads him to the barn, where he finds Ellie dancing with herself. Um, just a note here guys - if you hear "I touch myself" coming from a girls room.... uh, she might actually be doing what the song suggests, so it's best not to just walk right in there... but, I guess this is an american show, so it has violence, not sex.

Sure enough, it's Ellie that made the deal - to cure her mother's Parkinson's... "what wouldn't you do for your MOM, Dean?!?!" Yeah, that anvil was a little big, we get it... you didn't have to point it out. You've got Dean's sympathy just by doing ANYTHING for your family. I mean, Dean basically just put HIMSELF on a suicide mission for his brother, he's hardly going to be a hypocrite and yell at you for yours (even if he may have been a bit of a hypocrite about such things in the past.)

Sam, meanwhile, has broodily come to a conclusion and just with enough time to see the hell hound, stop Widow from escaping, and then rush off into the night....

Dean goes to fight the hell hound, but it's too quick for him and knocks him to the gound, slashing his side and sending his glasses and the demon knife flying. Sam comes to the rescue with a shotgun and then manages to get under the hound with the knife and basically disembowels it. I mean, seriously... grossest way to bath in something's blood ever?! I guess it's better than what Luke Skywalker had to do on Hoth, but still.

And this is the thing - when Dean was remembering how each of their quests ended up with one of the dead "or worse," he should have also remembered that they ALWAYS take turns:
John in exchange for Dean(S1)-Sam(S2)-Dean(S3)-Break to release Lucifer(S4)-Sam(S5)-Cas(S6)-Dean&Cas(S7)

So, no matter which way you slice it, it is not Dean's turn. Cas has already gone twice in a row too, so it's probably not going to be him again either.

Sam's the one that's going to complete the trials. And Sam makes a good point - unlike Dean, Sam's NOT going into this suicidal. He wants to live and that means that he's got a better chance of making it through (we can all hope anyway.) And Sam doesn't think Dean's a grunt...he thinks Dean's a genius, and a better hunter than John or even Sam himself.... and awwww....bothers. I love they love each other. *single perfect tear*

Because this is the thing with Sam and Dean - Sam might find more joy in the MoL stuff and Dean might lean more towards hunting - but they are BOTH Hunters+MoLs... they've both got the qualities to be either. Sam's not the brain and Dean's not the brawn; they're BOTH the brain and the brawn. :)

(I will say one LITTLE bit of criticism, and this is completely personal to me....but I kind of wish they wouldn't use the swelling emotional music over heartfelt speeches QUITE so much. I think the speeches have more impact when they don't have the audible equivalent of neon signs pointing at them saying "look this is a heartfelt speech!" I will say though, that I've hated swelling music over heartfelt speeches ever since I used to watch Full House as a kid, and basically any music over a heartfelt speech is too much music for me.)

Sam says the spell, well covered in black gross blood.... and um, yeah, that looks painful, and something happens to his arm. Does Sam have a super arm now? Do the trials physically change him?! What is going on?!? Poor Sam... I think he really is his turn to end up dead "or worse." :(

And that's all I remember at this point! It's 1am and I am getting sleepy though (the wine has worn off, and the fact that I actually put in a full day of work earlier is catching up to me... the little red X on my calendar telling me that I deserve sleep)... so, I'm probably forgetting a ton of things that would be wonderful to talk about! Please let me know what they are in comments, and I will slack off a bit from work tomorrow to talk about them with you!

ETA: I also just made three separate spelling mistakes in the last paragraph that I had to go in and edit... I'm not even going to check over the rest, but I have a feeling that as my tiredness grew, so did my spelling/homonym errors. So, I apologize and just assume that I have something to apologize for. (I'm Canadian... in case you didn't know... I also apologize for that too, just while I'm apologizing).

[Question about next week's promo]Next week's promo talked about "an old friend" but I didn't recognize him or his name.... did anyone else? Or is he an "old friend" like "an old friend we have not mentioned until now" type of "old friend"?

Comments

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ashkiryn
Feb. 14th, 2013 10:30 am (UTC)
Fucking hell, this episode murdered my feelings.

Firstly: KEVIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See, this is why you don't push your BAMF mom away! SO THAT YOU DON'T DO STUPID SHIT, LIKE WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING WITH THOSE PILLS????

Also, Dean hugging Kevin was super fucking adorable, and has been GIFed on Tumblr. ^^

But DEANNNNNNNNNNNN, his room! Nesting! Having such joy in mothering Sam/making food! THE PICTURE OF HIS MOM, OH HELL, THAT DID SHATTER MY HEART INTO A MILLION PIECES, CHRIST. I will NEVER BE OKAY WITH THAT, EVER, GOD. Or with Sam's face when he was looking around Dean's room. Or Dean saying that he missed it.

And I'm extremely tickled that Dean has a Nat King Cole album on his shelf. OH REALLY, DEAN. I SEE YOU THERE. XD (Said album is full of love songs, from the look of them, though I'm interested to investigate further. Uh-huh, Dean. XD XD XD)

BUT ANYWAY, IT WAS SAM AT THE END OF THE EPISODE THAT SENT ME OVER THE EDGE AND MADE ME START CRYING, WHEN HE TOLD DEAN THAT HE'S A GENIUS AND EVERYTHING, AND FUCKING FINALLY, THIS IS EVERYTHING THAT I'VE WANTED FROM LIFE FOR THE WINCHESTERS. Seriously, there are only two other brother moments that sent me over the edge into crying endless buckets of tears, in "Point of No Return" (Sam being the speech deliverer again with his, "Because you're still my big brother") and "Hello, Cruel World" (Dean and Sam in that warehouse in the end, Jesus take the wheel), and now THIS? Sam openly acknowledging Dean's suicidal tendencies, but basically saying SORRY, BUT I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH, PLEASE TRUST ME TO BRING YOU INTO THE LIGHT???

ALL MY CREYS. MY BABY BOYS. LOOK HOW YOU'VE GROWN!!!! ;;;;;;;;;;;

FUCKING HELL YEAH SAM WINCHESTER, IT'S BEEN TOO LONG SINCE I'VE HAD CAUSE TO THROW A CELEBRATION IN YOUR HONOR. BLESS YOU. FUCKING HELL, YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!

Also, Ellie was cool, and Dean in hipster glasses was too adorable for his own good. And I'm also curious as to the wider applications of those glasses. I mean, this knowledge came from the demon tablet---so presumably if it sees hell hounds, it can see demons too? I mean, does it grant you the kind of vision that Dean has when his deal was coming due?

Oh, and damn right Sam took his burger. I'd have yelled at him through the TV if he didn't. You don't just leave out food like that, especially when it's freshly made and looking delicious, come on now. (Also, I want Dean to grill me food. Or cook me anything, really. Life is no fair. *wibbles*)

Sam's glasses were particularly delicious on him, I agree with you there.

Just...this episode knocked the ball clean out of the park. *draws hearts around everything, and blatantly ignores the incoming tragedy that's probably due to hit soon LALALALALALALA CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER MY BROTHERLY LOVE*

Also, I didn't recognize him really either, so, I dunno. *shrugs*

ETA: Yep, those were mostly love songs on that album...all but one. Hmm. ;)

Edited at 2013-02-14 10:54 am (UTC)
liliaeth
Feb. 14th, 2013 11:01 am (UTC)
Oh, and damn right Sam took his burger. I'd have yelled at him through the TV if he didn't. You don't just leave out food like that, especially when it's freshly made and looking delicious, come on now. (Also, I want Dean to grill me food. Or cook me anything, really. Life is no fair. *wibbles*)

Especially since Sam didn't have to drive or anything, no reason he couldn't continue eating on the way.
hells_half_acre
Feb. 14th, 2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
And I'm extremely tickled that Dean has a Nat King Cole album on his shelf. OH REALLY, DEAN. I SEE YOU THERE. XD (Said album is full of love songs, from the look of them, though I'm interested to investigate further. Uh-huh, Dean. XD XD XD)

Awww, I didn't even notice that. We were too distracted by the Zeppelin album and how there was no way that wasn't a new purchase.

Also, Ellie was cool, and Dean in hipster glasses was too adorable for his own good. And I'm also curious as to the wider applications of those glasses. I mean, this knowledge came from the demon tablet---so presumably if it sees hell hounds, it can see demons too? I mean, does it grant you the kind of vision that Dean has when his deal was coming due?

That's what I'm wondering. They should test them out! (and this isn't just an excuse to have more Winchesters in glasses ;)

Just...this episode knocked the ball clean out of the park. *draws hearts around everything, and blatantly ignores the incoming tragedy that's probably due to hit soon LALALALALALALA CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER MY BROTHERLY LOVE*

Same here, my friend!

Sounds like you and I had similar reactions to absolutely everything! I'm really looking forward to seeing where the rest of the season goes! I'm super worried about my awesome Sammy.
liliaeth
Feb. 14th, 2013 10:59 am (UTC)
Just wanted to add that they actually did give the date of the ep.

Alice said she fell in love with Carl on valentine's day, ten years earlier. And since deals come true in ten years exactly, that means that Carl died on valentine's day as well.
hells_half_acre
Feb. 14th, 2013 11:07 am (UTC)
Does it really have to be ten years EXACTLY?!

Because yeah, that doesn't work. Last firm date I had was January 23rd, the episodes between that date and this one cover a span of 25 days, which takes us just a few days past February 14th, like...if I smush them all up together so that the episodes happen back to back it takes me to February 18th - so, yeah... I'll put both dates in the timeline, but I think in my book, the hounds were four days late.

I think if it were valentine's day the day Carl died, they would have made mention of it - which gives me leeway to say that it's ten years, but not necessarily to the day. (Different rules for Dean's deal, obviously, he only got one year anyway.)
liliaeth
Feb. 14th, 2013 11:12 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure yes. Hmm, maybe the valentine party ten years ago was set a few days after Valentine?.
hells_half_acre
Feb. 14th, 2013 11:13 am (UTC)
Yes. That is now what happened.
liliaeth
Feb. 14th, 2013 11:20 am (UTC)
you can also win a few days, if you take Dean's mention last weeks of being gone for 'two weeks' and say he was gone for say ten or eleven days instead of fourteen.
hells_half_acre
Feb. 14th, 2013 07:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's what I'm thinking as well. I'll probably put a couple of options in the notes and just date this episode "~February 14th".
borgmama1of5
Feb. 14th, 2013 02:47 pm (UTC)
As soon as I saw Kevin ticking off the calendar I thought of you :)
hells_half_acre
Feb. 14th, 2013 07:14 pm (UTC)
:) It is what I do, I suppose. I just wish the show would also think of me from time to time and pay more attention to how many days are passing inside their episodes.
borgmama1of5
Feb. 14th, 2013 07:34 pm (UTC)
I thought about your dismay at the timing being wrong for Valentine's Day...and clearly in the SPN universe, time is wonky, given that there have been two one-year periods off-screen and yet it's still 2013...so for the wrong number of days to have passed for last night's episode to be on Valentine's Day is clearly not a problem, the extra days are in the same time-warp as the missing years.

After all, if they can ignore two years, what's a few days?

I think you may have to throw your hands up and just go with the dates they give, putting an asterisk to show this was actually impossible.
hells_half_acre
Feb. 14th, 2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, wouldn't be the first time. I had to do that in S4, when Sam said they were hunting off screen for "a month" and it could have only been two weeks at most. :P

And really, when I did the math, I realized that (if this had been in 2015 - the year changes what days LARP takes place over), the timing would have only been off by 4 days - which means that the "two weeks" that pass in the last episode may have just been 10 days... and that's easy enough to explain away.

So, yes, this entry in the timeline will just have a bunch of notes that explain the different ways you can squeeze this thing in. The silly thing is that that we all know they're going to take a break in March... it wouldn't hurt them to bump there episodes up a LITTLE bit in time. But alas, if they can't keep track of whole years, I highly doubt they'll keep track of days. :P
cappy712
Feb. 14th, 2013 05:39 pm (UTC)
Great review and I have to agree with borgmama1of5 yep thought of you when I saw Kevin with the calendar.
hells_half_acre
Feb. 14th, 2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
Haha, nice to know others were thinking of me too. I try to put the timelining out of my head when I watch it the first time - but calendars are pretty hard to miss. :P
fourtenpm
Feb. 14th, 2013 07:08 pm (UTC)
I think I saw the last day that Kevin crossed off, when he went: holy shit, was Feb 7th. I could be wrong, I have only watched the show twice. hee.

I keep waiting for Dean to say Christo when Ellie was hitting on him ...

hells_half_acre
Feb. 14th, 2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
In order to save my sanity, I'm not going to pay attention to Kevin's calendar at all. The deals were made around Valentine's day, and that's giving me enough trouble as it is. It would have been fine if they hadn't made the last episode take place over approx. 20 days, but they did, which should have brought us past February 14th by now.
liliaeth
Feb. 14th, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
I'm going to assume that Kevin lost track of the date due to over-exhaustion and possibly being out for a day, or more, considering all the pills, headache and strokes he's apparently been dealing with.
hells_half_acre
Feb. 14th, 2013 07:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, same here. I mean, he had a clock, but if he passed out for 24 hours at any point, he could have lost a day and not noticed.
fourtenpm
Feb. 14th, 2013 07:48 pm (UTC)
you know what's bugging me, the scene was so green, I kept on wondering is Idaho that springy in Feb?
hells_half_acre
Feb. 14th, 2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
Re:
Probably not. I've never been to Idaho myself, but I'm guessing it's probably a barren wasteland in February like most of North America. This is the thing with filming in Vancouver, usually people film in Vancouver when they want to film something in perpetual spring/summer. It's not the place to film if you want to adequately show North American winter, unless you're willing to go up a mountain... but you aren't going to get any farms up a mountain. :P
nanloo
Feb. 14th, 2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
Forget about the day, what about the freaking year? Why is the show in 2013???? Shouldn't it be 2015????

Dean's a mama's boy? For shame.

I agree with you on your observation of Sam and Dean's room. Sam looked around that room and saw his brother in every corner and that made him all kinds of happy. Because SAMMY LOVES HIS BIG BRO. And his speech at the end proved it. :)) "My big bro is a freaking genius", FTW.

When Sam took that first bite of his hamburger, he didn't know what to expect, but then his taste buds told him "THIS IS A DAMN GOOD HAMBURGER, GIVE ME MORE". LOL. Dean left his (bad Dean, Sam should have grabbed it as well), but I love that Sam grabbed his (with the plate, LOL).

Kevin must have pooped his pants when Dean bear-hugged him and lifted him off of his feet.

I felt it was Ellie right from the beginning. There was something about her that made me watch her closely. I thought that she was a demon to begin with, but then when she came on to Dean, and told him that it was a one night only deal, I nodded to myself and decided that it was SHE that made the deal. And when she confessed to Dean, I told the tv, 'I knew it'. \o/

'Wishful Thinking' called, they already did the whole girlfriend/wife gets magic'ed into loving the guy.

Dean will always put Sammy's happiness and future before his own. Right from the beginning, I was wondering why Dean was so calm with the whole hellhounds thing. I mean, hello season three? But after his speech, I realized that his fear of hellhounds was not near as strong as his LOVE for Sammy. But, I agree, it is SAM's turn to 'die'.

According to the summary at Superwiki, or was it TWFB? Whatever, the 'old friend' is someone Sam and Dean helped before off screen. Kinda like the guy from 'Repo man'.

Apologizing for apologizing for being Canadian? LOL, No need, I am a fudging New Yorker, born and bred, we can deal with all kinds of crap.

Not to burst anybody's bubble, but remember that next week's episode is the second to last episode until the next, month long. hellatus. Get your tissues ready guys and gals.





Edited at 2013-02-14 08:20 pm (UTC)
hells_half_acre
Feb. 14th, 2013 08:33 pm (UTC)
Forget about the day, what about the freaking year? Why is the show in 2013???? Shouldn't it be 2015????

Oh, that's old news - I don't even get upset about that anymore, but it still annoys me when they mess up the dates. :P

Dean's a mama's boy? For shame.

I meant it in a good way! I don't know what else to call it... my BFF is the same way with his mother, only, she's still alive, thankfully.

I felt it was Ellie right from the beginning. There was something about her that made me watch her closely. I thought that she was a demon to begin with, but then when she came on to Dean, and told him that it was a one night only deal, I nodded to myself and decided that it was SHE that made the deal. And when she confessed to Dean, I told the tv, 'I knew it'. \o/

Yeah, I figured it would have SOMETHING to do with her, because they dismissed her too quickly as "the help" - but she obviously cared a LOT for that farm. I thought it'd have something to do with farm, not her mum.

'Wishful Thinking' called, they already did the whole girlfriend/wife gets magic'ed into loving the guy.

Another reason why the boys should have spotted the hot-chick with less-than-hot-dude pattern and asked more questions... but they were too focused on the oil well.

Right from the beginning, I was wondering why Dean was so calm with the whole hellhounds thing. I mean, hello season three? But after his speech, I realized that his fear of hellhounds was not near as strong as his LOVE for Sammy.

Oh man, same here!! Dean breaks my heart.

According to the summary at Superwiki, or was it TWFB? Whatever, the 'old friend' is someone Sam and Dean helped before off screen. Kinda like the guy from 'Repo man'.

Oh no, I hope they aren't going to do another flashback to sometime off screen during S1-S5 - 1)that can really mess up my timeline and 2)I can't actually write anything else in my LJ entry for those years because the post is too big. If I write something new, I have to delete words somewhere else. I REALLY don't want to have to make another entry. It'll screw up all the links everywhere on the internet.

Apologizing for apologizing for being Canadian? LOL, No need, I am a fudging New Yorker, born and bred, we can deal with all kinds of crap.

I've been to New York once! I had a sprained ankle and no one would let me sit down anywhere... other than that, it was fun. For the record though, I was apologizing for apologizing BECAUSE I'm Canadian. I'm not sorry I'm Canadian, I'm just sorry that people have to put up with me apologizing constantly because I am. :P

Not to burst anybody's bubble, but remember that next week's episode is the second to last episode until the next, month long. hellatus. Get your tissues ready guys and gals.

Aww, so we only get two more before the March break? Sigh... I'm not overly surprised. I know roughly what episode their filming at the moment, and they aren't far enough ahead in production to keep airing new episodes very much longer.



nanloo
Feb. 14th, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)

"Oh no, I hope they aren't going to do another flashback to sometime off screen during S1-S5"

Yes, but this is the only way, we will ever see the amulet again. Only in flashbacks :(

hells_half_acre
Feb. 14th, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
Ugh... it may get me lynched by the fandom, but I do not love the amulet enough to have to re-enter my S1-S5 timeline. :P
nanloo
Feb. 14th, 2013 08:53 pm (UTC)
LOL.
I get your point, not worth the trouble.
If anybody does have a problem with it, send 'em my way.
I know some people.
ammluvGK
Feb. 15th, 2013 01:25 pm (UTC)
Dean having a room was an emotional moment. This episode definitely wanted us hurting for Dean to have some happiness and a future.

I loved the characteristics the Cassitys remember Crowley by: "So charming" "Yeah and English". And Sam's face when they say 'Crowley'. Brilliant!

I much preferred Dean's glasses than Sam's.

And in regards to the wife being able to escape the handcuffs, I can do the same. We discovered that on a class trip to the courthouse. The officers offered to handcuff us and we discovered that they couldn't close tight enough for my little wrists. However in NI they have other cuffs they can use which I had no way of getting out of without the circular bar that was used as a key.

The effects used to create the hellhounds were pretty awesome. I don't think that was 'Fluffy' (as Mark Sheppard nicknamed his massive hellhound), just some other hellhound. Also the effects to distort Jensen's face? Wow!

The brothers had a lot of lovely moments in this episode. Seemed to almost bring us back to how their relationship was pre-apocalypse.

The thing that bothered me in this episode is that Sam and Dean were able to read and speak the Enochian 'spell' that Kevin discovered on the tablet. When the heck did they learn Enochian? I know they know certain protection and repelling sigils against angels, but actual Enochian? They've always tended to rely on Castiel for that.

The light thing going on in Sam's hand/arm looked very similar to Benny's light/soul in Dean's arm at the beginning of the season when he provided transport to Benny from Purgatory.
hells_half_acre
Feb. 15th, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
I loved the characteristics the Cassitys remember Crowley by: "So charming" "Yeah and English". And Sam's face when they say 'Crowley'. Brilliant!

Yes, that was great. :)

I much preferred Dean's glasses than Sam's.

A matter of taste where we differ, I guess. Not saying that Dean looked bad, of course, I just liked Sam's more.

And in regards to the wife being able to escape the handcuffs, I can do the same. We discovered that on a class trip to the courthouse. The officers offered to handcuff us and we discovered that they couldn't close tight enough for my little wrists.

Yeah, my sister is the same way - little wrists, small enough hands. She was arrested once (not charged though, because she was innocent...she was just at the wrong place at the wrong time) and she was completely co-operative the whole time... to the point where she actually removed the cuffs to make their pat-down of her more efficient. They didn't like that much. I think they were just embarrassed.

I don't think that was 'Fluffy' (as Mark Sheppard nicknamed his massive hellhound), just some other hellhound. Also the effects to distort Jensen's face? Wow!

Yes, if I remember correctly, Crowley's hell hounds is practically the same size as Crowley - that one was too little to be him. Definitely a fantastic effect though - and the Jensen's face thing freaked me out!

The brothers had a lot of lovely moments in this episode. Seemed to almost bring us back to how their relationship was pre-apocalypse.

I think it's a brand new relationship... I mean, I suppose you could argue that Dean is protecting him, like Dean tried to do pre-apocalypse, but Dean's still doing that AND treating Sam like a capable adult who can look after himself, which is very much a post-apocalypse relationship. So, yeah, in any case, I like it!

The thing that bothered me in this episode is that Sam and Dean were able to read and speak the Enochian 'spell' that Kevin discovered on the tablet. When the heck did they learn Enochian? I know they know certain protection and repelling sigils against angels, but actual Enochian? They've always tended to rely on Castiel for that.

They can read it, but do they know what it says? Those are two different skills. They've always needed Castiel to TRANSLATE Enochian, but that doesn't mean that Sam and Dean don't know how to read the letters. It's been 4 years of dealing with angels, I'm sure they've studied Enochian a little bit over the years - possibly more these days now that they think there's something wrong with Castiel. But they probably know it enough that they can translate using an Enochion-English dictionary.

The light thing going on in Sam's hand/arm looked very similar to Benny's light/soul in Dean's arm at the beginning of the season when he provided transport to Benny from Purgatory.

True... it's SOMETHING to do with Sam's soul, I figure. I'm just not sure what.

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