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Quick Reaction: 5x03 Free To Be You And Me

Man...

Again, feels like I watched a whole movie and it's hard to remember the beginning, now.

GREAT episode. Hilarious and terrifying.

I like how one of the weirdest things in the episode was seeing Sam with a regular job. Seriously, it kind of creeped me out. It just felt all wrong.

I don't even know where to start, let's see...

I'm impressed with the fact that they were able to have dual storylines going for the whole episode. I think that's really the first time they've ever done that on the show.

Ok, I'm not even a Dean/Cas shipper, but I LOVE the little moments between them. I love how Dean's default is to take care of people. How he straightens Cas's tie for him - takes him to a brothel. I love the "Cas, we talked about this...personal space." Haha, so good.

I like Cas asking for help, the fact that he didn't pull the "you owe me" line again, the fact that he just told Dean that Dean was the ONLY one he could come to for help.

It was the first time we saw Castiel interact with humans that didn't know he was an angel...and Misha did a phenominal job at acting it out. I like how terrified he looked at the brothel. I like how awkward he was while pretending to be the FBI.

Serious moment: My heart broke when I heard Dean laughing so hard...even before he said the line, I realized that I hadn't heard Dean laugh since Hell House back in S1...not full out laugh anyway. And then it broke Dean's heart too, and that was great.

I like how Castiel doesn't get Dean's pop-culture references.

I'm glad for Dean's character development. I'm happy that he is able to function away from his family now....but I think we can all see that he was lying to himself and Cas at the end there. He's not happy alone...not really. I think him and Sam NEED the breather from each other, so that they can come back together by choice, but I hope it happens soon.

Ok, Sammy Sammy Sammy....

Dear Sammy,

Seeing you get a job was creepy man...it just felt wrong. It must feel wrong to you somehow too?

I'm sorry that Jess came back and then was mean to you...I'm sorry that she was actually Lucifer and you totally kissed him and then let him rub your neck.

I'm glad you didn't kill those hunters, even if they are about to run around and spread the word that you started the apocalypse.

I still love you.

Ok...what else...I love the fact that we saw some of the old Sam in this episode. I love the fact that he's still in love with Jess, that he got all misty eyed. I love the fact that we got to see Jared chest again and that make-up remembered the tattoo.

THINGS WE HAVE LEARNED THAT ARE CRAZY!

1. Archangels/Powerful Angels COMPLETELY DESTROY THEIR VESSELS. Man, Dean didn't even know that when he said no, but now he is definitely not going to say yes.

2. Sam is Lucifer's vessel - ok, not THAT shocking, considering that it was a frequent topic of speculation over the summer - many people called the whole Dean=Michael Sam=Lucifer thing. But man, it's still crazy. Poor poor Sam...I LOVE YOU SAM (I of course love Dean too, that goes without saying.)

3. GOD IS DEAD - ok not really. He's just John Winchester.

FATHERS
Man, theme for the night! I love the fact that they are mirroring the absent-father storyline that they had with Sam and Dean with the angels...I love the fact that they even brought it up at the brothel. "These places run on absent fathers." - Haha, this SHOW runs on absent fathers.

I like that Raphael was totally echoing Sam from the first season - hell, even Dean from the second - that the angels are tired, that they just want it to be over...they just want it to stop...and their father isn't even around to guide them.

I like that Dean told Castiel that it all came down to how he felt deep down...that if he thought God was out there, than he was, and he should keep looking. I like how Dean has become the cheering section for everyone's faith in this show, when he was the biggest non-believer back when the show started (except for his belief in his father.) Heck, even last episode Dean was reciting Sam's lines from the pilot about God being on a Miller shift (or equivalent), but he still gives Cas a pep talk like he believes him now.

At this point, I'm begining to think that finding God might be their only hope.

Alright, I'm sure I'll think of stuff later. Sorry this one is a bit disjointed, but I'm having trouble remembering the beginning.

Until next time...
 

Comments

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claudiapriscus
Sep. 25th, 2009 07:18 am (UTC)
I think maybe they should have toned down the parallels, because it seems like everyone is going, "huh, so....John didn't just think he was God, he actually was." (Which really is some crack just begging to exist, IMO. For so many reasons.)

Dean laughing at the end of the brothel thing kind of redeemed it for me. I mean, it was funny and awkward and everything, but it put it in a different light for me- I'm pretty sure Dean knew what the result was gonna be, and was doing it for the lulz.

I think you hit the nail on the head with Dean taking care of castiel. He really did seem happier once he had someone to put into the "little brother" spot.
hells_half_acre
Sep. 25th, 2009 08:18 am (UTC)
I suppose, but I kind of like the parallels...I'm not saying they should do it every episode, but I like the fact that Dean can relate to the angels. I don't know...sometimes the show does hit you over the head with things. But yeah, I agree about not liking how everyone is jumping to the John Winchester is God conclusion...if the show does that...hmm...not sure I'd like it. As much as I love JDM of course, (and also love John Winchester - but as a human, not God).

And yeah, I totally think Dean did it for the lulz. ;-)

He definitely misses having someone in the "little brother" spot.
trystan830
Sep. 25th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed with the fact that they were able to have dual storylines going for the whole episode. I think that's really the first time they've ever done that on the show.
Scarecrow. and The Kids are Alright. and another one i'm sure to have forgotten. i've posted about this too. whenever they do a Dean-plot and a Sam-plot episode (or Sam-centric), the ratings just go *splat*. i'm sure last night was the same. and next week may be too. until the boys are back on the same screen the ratings will suck and the fandom will wank.

very cool post, even if you don't remember the beginning.

and Dean really does miss Sam, and even Castiel can't replace Sam. Dean's really hurting.
hells_half_acre
Sep. 25th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
True true...but in Scarecrow and The Kids are Alright they had at least ONE scene together, this time they didn't have any.

And I do remember that I LOVED the opening sequence showing their separate lives at the beginning...helps that it was set to a kick ass song, of course.

Yeah, I'm surprised by the negativity from the fandom on this episode...I thought it was great, but then, I guess I have faith in the writers, and I'm interested in the character-development aspect of the boys being apart.

They definitely miss each other. I'm not sure everyone realized how much of Dean's speech at the end was all bravado. Ah well...I have faith that they will be together again soon.

I think some of the negativity also comes from the brother vs brother storyline - which isn't really popular (except with Jared, it seems), but I think Dean and Sam are done fighting with each other and that it'll be about them working to resist the brother vs. brother stuff being forced on them.

Again, just my opinion, though.
trystan830
Sep. 25th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
oh yes, i loved the segues at the beginning!

'm not sure everyone realized how much of Dean's speech at the end was all bravado.
i realised it after the fact... but yeah, it totally was.

i don't get the negativity, period.
hells_half_acre
Sep. 25th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
i don't get the negativity, period.

Neither do I. At first I thought "well, maybe I'm not being critical enough? Maybe I'm missing something?" but man, I love this show - and it's not like I haven't disliked episodes before, so I know that I'm CAPABLE of disliking an episode.

So yeah, I think people are just strange.
trystan830
Sep. 25th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
hehehe i know what you mean there... and yes! people (definitely this fandom) ARE strange!!
mymuseandi
Sep. 25th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed with the fact that they were able to have dual storylines going for the whole episode. I think that's really the first time they've ever done that on the show.

I like this too, especially when it transits from Sam to Dean via the trunk of a car. LOL For the most part, i feel the transition is pretty smooth.

Serious moment: My heart broke when I heard Dean laughing so hard...even before he said the line, I realized that I hadn't heard Dean laugh since Hell House back in S1...not full out laugh anyway. And then it broke Dean's heart too, and that was great.

My heart nearly broke at the scene in the end, when he said he's happier now without Sam. I don't think that's true, and i don't think Dean believes it either. Oh Dean.

Ok...what else...I love the fact that we saw some of the old Sam in this episode. I love the fact that he's still in love with Jess, that he got all misty eyed. I love the fact that we got to see Jared chest again and that make-up remembered the tattoo.

Yes, shirtless scenes are always a plus for this fandom! And yes, you saw s1 Sam as well! Many ones that i read can't get past the "hunters trying to feed him demon blood" part.

3. GOD IS DEAD - ok not really. He's just John Winchester.

The Winchesters must either be incredibly blessed or totally cursed, depending on one's POV. Someone in the past their ancestors must have done something big to get them noticed this way! LOL

I like that Dean told Castiel that it all came down to how he felt deep down...that if he thought God was out there, than he was, and he should keep looking. I like how Dean has become the cheering section for everyone's faith in this show, when he was the biggest non-believer back when the show started (except for his belief in his father.) Heck, even last episode Dean was reciting Sam's lines from the pilot about God being on a Miller shift (or equivalent), but he still gives Cas a pep talk like he believes him now.

The pep talk still surprises me, considering, as you said, that he's the biggest non-believer. But i suppose he's the type that thinks to cheer and take care of everyone, even if it means disregarding his belief, or, in this case, non-belief.

Great review! :)
hells_half_acre
Sep. 25th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
But i suppose he's the type that thinks to cheer and take care of everyone, even if it means disregarding his belief, or, in this case, non-belief.

I think it comes from Dean's desire to take care of the people around him...he doesn't want Cas to be unhappy, and the idea that Cas might find God makes Cas happy.

I'm glad you enjoyed my review!
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