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Quick Reaction: 7x01 Meet The New Boss

Oooooooooooooo man...let's jump right in, shall we?!

Slow Ride! Awesome THEN song.

And we open where we left off...and, Bobby kneels and tell the boys to kneel...and I like how Cas immediately tells them not to bother - that it doesn't count because they are only doing it out of fear. YES. The he wanted love, not fear...and aww, my heart, because maybe Cas IS just a child who is feeling unloved. And...well, he's not doing anything to fix that.

I like that Sam tries to reason with him. And yeah, Cas has a point about Sam stabbing him in the back - but technically Cas metaphorically stabbed Sam iin the back first with the whole wall-crumbling thing. I think it's very telling about maturity levels that Sam takes the EXTREMELY high ground on this one. He's not even mad - which is amazing, and I think if Cas had the capacity to stop and think about it, he would realize how much Sam must love him to not be mad. And we continually see this throughout the episode...it's really quite astonishing how much Sam loves Cas. Dean is heartbroken and cynical in comparison...but we'll get to that.

Anyway, um...yeah, so Cas disappears and Sam really isn't doing well. He falls and cuts his hand in a flashback...and then seemingly falls into another long slumber.

TITLECARD! Isn't it awesome?!?! Oh man...I was so thrilled when Jim Michaels showed it to me on Wednesday night. It's GORGEOUS. I know in an interview, Sera said that it's supposed to be the grossness of purgatory coming at you...but honestly, I just see beautiful thick black ink. I used to be quite the calligrapher (now out of practice) and I LOVE ink....it's a crazy fetish of mine. 

Back to the show! Dean upsidedown in the impala! I love these shots...they are just gorgeous. I love Dean's hair. How come Dean wears t-shirts with slogans/bands/designs on them when he's not hunting, but doesn't when he is? Ok, I've gotten off topic.

I like this sort of montage of time passing. It's a bitch to timeline, sure, because you can't...but I like the way they manage to have a ton of time pass in this episode as we see the Impala getting back together slowly. It's not like S2, when we saw it broken for two episodes and then miraculously fixed in all of 2 weeks...I like that you see it at every stage. You see Dean and Bobby working on it, and Dean working on it, and Dean and Sam working on it...you see Dean in coveralls....

It's also an ORGY OF CLOTHING! Oh my god! There's the Red Plaid Shirt of Angst, and Dean's plaid shirt that he hasn't actually worn since S3, because he was shot in it and wardrobe probably thinks we've forgotten, but SORRY! I RECORDED EVERYTHING....um...yeah, lots of clothes.

And all the while Cas is laying out his divine wrath everywhere he goes. I love how it's almost all stuff that all of us fantasize about doing. I mean, not the killing so many angels in heaven part - that part maid me want to cry...but the stuff that was bringing down divine wrath on churches like the westboro baptist church...or certain American Senator bigots....etc. I mean, it's all stuff we've dreamt about doing, no? I know the only Dean/Castiel piece I ever wrote had a similar plot - and yeah, someone prompted me with it, but I chose to write it and I happen to dislike Destiel fics...so yeah...Cas was just doing what we all would do if we were drunk on power.

I loved him visiting Crowley too. I just love Crowley...but that aside, Crowley in a demon proof/angel proof Winabago is even better. Still drinking the good whiskey. I loved that the played "These Boots are Made for Walking" over top of that sequence. That was my favourite song when I was around 7 or 8 years old (which probably explains a lot about my personality.)

Anyway...after visiting with Crowley, this is where it all starts going wrong for Castiel - because he notices burn marks on the back of his hand. His vessel can't contain what is inside of him. He doesn't even KNOW what is inside of him.

Meanwhile, POOR SAM! Sam is suffering from hell flashbacks and hallucinations, but he doesn't want to admit it to Dean, because he thinks Dean has enough on his plate - what with his best friend going on a well-intentioned but inappropriate killing spree.

I do like Sam's line of "I put on my own socks and everything" when Dean sees him up walking and talking. The SamWhump!Fangirl in me says that that means that at one point in this passage of time, Sam couldn't put on his own socks.

Sam is just putting on a brave face though, because he hears things and sees things...and Bobby's the only one who actually catches him in a panicked flashback. And then when Sam tries to go tell Dean, he overhears Dean saying how everything is always shit for him, so Sam not being ok would just make sense because when has anything ever gone right...so Sam's reaction isn't "you're right, I'm not ok", it's "I'll be ok for Dean's sake! Because I want Dean to feel good about at least ONE thing." And yeah, it's not a good tactic, but it's something that Sam has been doing his whole life....why stop now?

A side note: I also love Dean's line about fixing the car - "I should do this professionally!" ...how many curtain, au, etc fanfics have Dean as a mechanic? All of them, you say? I feel like that was either a joke about how Dean can fix impossibly broken cars, or it's a direct shout-out to the fandom who has already decided what Dean's perfect occupation would be. :-P

Also, that scene with things trying to come out of Cas's stomach was SUPER GROSS!

What happens next? I've gotten all turned around.

Oh yeah...Sam decides that they have to try to fix/kill/help Cas SOMEHOW! And that leads to Dean thinking of the only weapon he's ever heard of that would work against God....Death.

(Side note again: I loved Bobby's snarky "I lost my god-guns" or whatever that line was...perfect. I also loved earlier in the episode where Dean snaps at Bobby about not knowing how to fix things for once, and then immediately apologizes...our boys are so grown up!)

So, binding Death time!! Oh man...apparently they need preserved lightening. So, time to drive for 9 hours and then break into a rich dude's house!

Another GREAT scene, where the rich guy is holding Dean at gun-point and Dean just says "I really don't want to hurt you" and the guy is like "I'm the one with the gun" and Dean is just like yeah...BAMF!Dean has both rich people tied to chairs in the next scene, before Bobby and Sam even make it back to the room. I love BAMF!Dean.

Binding Death time! The thing I absolutely love about Death (besides the fact that he is played by Julian Richings/Bucky Haight (Hard Core Logo fans? Yes/No?) ) is that the boys are TERRIFIED of him. I love how he really is as powerful as the REAL God and they KNOW IT. 

I love how Dean brought him pickle chips and a coke to try to soften the whole insult of the binding-thing. It doesn't work of course, but it's still a valient effort!

Man, the whole scene with Death and the boys, and Death and Cas is just too awesome to put into words. It is just so awesome.

I love afterward, how Sam and Bobby are both making the "no, YOU talk to him" faces at Dean, and then Dean says "Uh," and Death immediately says, "Shut-up, Dean." ....just....so brilliant.

Cas goes off in a huff, because he's told that not only is he not really god, he's a "stupid little soldier" and he's carrying around possibly more than one Leviathan! Uh, that's not good....very much not good.

He goes to a Senator's campaign office to deal out somemore wrath, and you start to really see how sad and pathetic it all is..because he's trying so hard to be a better God. He's trying to be the what he wanted his father to be...and most of all, he's trying to be loved...but no one seems to be able to see that, because he is SCARY AS FUCK. He's like a weird version of Frankenstein's Monster.

Cas wakes up in a pool of blood, and everyone is dead - even people he didn't want to kill. He's losing control and he knows it.

Meanwhile, in Minnesota...although Death has scheduled an impromptu eclispe, Dean has given up all hope. He's set up with his whiskey and his asian cartoon porn, and he's DONE. I guess, from his point of view, he's tried reasoning with Cas about 4 times now and each time it's fruitless - more than that, Cas has continually insisted that he isn't Cas anymore...and also Cas broke his brother...and also, Dean is made at Sam for not telling him how broken he was...and yeah...Dean has had a rough few weeks/summer/I'm-not-sure-but-his-hair-looks-great.

Sam, though, hasn't given up on Cas. Tenacious old Sammy, who is either extremely moral and forgiving, or has serious issues, because holy crow man! Cas BROKE YOU. He put you into a state of near-living hell! And yes you still have hope that he'll come around, you still WANT to help him...and I know there's the whole world too...but the way Sam structures it, it's really not about the world, it's about his friend Cas, who just made some mistakes and Sam is just trying to help him fix them, even though one of those mistakes may have very well taken Sam's life away from him...again...oh man...seriously, Sam needs ALL OF THE HUGS. (Cas does too, but we'll get to that.)

Sam thinks he's failed, but he hasn't, because Cas shows up and asks for the help. And, man...I was hoping Cas' arc would be a redemption arc, but I didn't realize his arc would take place over one episode....

They take him back to the lab and Sam runs off to get virgin/purgatory blood (and how come they just had some more virgin/purgatory blood sitting around? Crowley and Raphael should have gone looking before using that dog's blood by mistake, obviously....also, who cleaned up the lab while they were gone? Or did Bobby and Dean have to scrub that wall down again?)

Of course, the problem with Sam running off alone is that he finally has a hallucination that he can't shake as easily...this time, it's Lucifer! And man, I'm glad I avoided spoilers, because I had no idea that Mark P. was back on set. He looks good when his face isn't melting off. Anyway...Lucifer tells Sam that he really is still in hell - that this is just a long con. (And dude, I totally wrote that into my "Sam Is..." story...so I'm super thrilled by this storyline). Sam can't shake this hallucination as easily, and his grip on what's real and what's not begins to waver.

Thankfully, he puts down the blood before he allows the hallucination to make him wander away.

Meanwhile, Cas is trying to apologize to Dean...about Sam, about everything. I like that Cas feels regret, that he's trying to apologize. I like that although Dean doesn't forgive him - he's honest with him. Not every apology deserves immediate forgiveness....that being said, I think Dean DOES forgive Castiel, he's just still too hurt to admit it. 

They perform the ritual....and the souls return to purgatory...and Cas dies. I like that Bobby and Dean don't know if Angels are supposed to breathe or have a heartbeat. I love Dean's line about Cas being "such a child, why didn't you just listen to me?" because it really does show that Dean loves Cas...Cas just never learned the bro-code to be able to tell.

And then Cas comes back to life...and I'm sitting there thinking "no, this has all been too easy...this can't be real..."

Sure enough, it IS too easy. The Leviathan held on....Cas' last act as Cas is to push Dean away and tell him to run, to try to warn him...and then...

Then Misha Collins turns into another character who announces that Cas is dead and then laughs...quite evilly...over the closing credits.

I feel sorry for all those butt-hurt Cas!Girls who vowed not to watch this season, because personally, I think it's going to be one HELL OF A SEASON!

Also, Cas can't really be dead, eh? Because...I mean, he was alive just before the Leviathan took over? And and...we didn't see wings...PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN! :P

Also...where's Jimmy in all this...did he get sucked into purgatory? Is he still inside? Why does no one ever think of Jimmy? (or Adam for that matter....poor Adam.)

Also...where the hell did Sam run off to? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO SAM?!!? Oh my poor Sam....

And poor Dean too, because he's got a possibly dead bestfriend and a broken brother...and a crazy ass Leviathan running around.

Like I said - this season looks awesome!

So, what did everyone else think?


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Sep. 24th, 2011 09:04 am (UTC)
I am pretty much with you on everything!

I actually got up out of my chair and did the happy dance around the room when Cas came to Sam and Dean for help. YAY!

You mentioned almost all my favorite moments --- except CAS MAKING THE STAINED GLASS OF HIMSELF. bwahahahaha!! Misha is in Hollywood going DON'T THESE PEOPLE REALIZE WHO I AM??? :D

I really loved the way Sam broke down. Poor guy. I saw Mark Pellegrino in the credits and I was like ONOZ.

Can I just say I totally would hire Dean to restore my Firebird? I mean OBVIOUSLY!!! :P I wonder if Dean, if he were a Hunter in Real Life, would look more like my actual restoration guy? :P

I also loved the way they are handling the Sam Raimi style evil dead cinematography. Maybe THIS will be the season we finally get a cameo from Bruce Campbell!!

Finally I have a word about the Dean and Cas forgiveness scene. I liked it a lot when Cas said does it make you feel any better?? I don't think it necessarily means that Dean didn't forgive.... but with profound wrongs, forgiveness isn't like happy fairy dust, it more transmutes helpless rage and festering resentment into profound sorrow and in the best cases, compassionate love for the wrongdoer. Sam got to that place of forgiveness a lot faster than Dean because he never had the opportunity to feel the rage that Dean felt after the wall came down. Anyway, my .02usd.


Sep. 24th, 2011 10:42 am (UTC)
I am personally stoked for possessed by Leviathans Cas! And I personally hope that this year that everyone that promised to leave does so. I can't wait! I do need to rewatch because I thought the title card was weird but then again I was watching on my small ass tv and not the good one. lol
Sep. 24th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
Well, the titlecard might not be for everyone - but I love it! Hopefully you like it better on a bigger TV.

I'm stoked for possessed-by-Leviathans-Cas too! Oh man...
Sep. 24th, 2011 11:13 am (UTC)
Yay! SPN is back and so are your posts about the episodes! ^_^

How come Dean wears t-shirts with slogans/bands/designs on them when he's not hunting, but doesn't when he is?

I would have thought that the reason is purely practical. Shirts with slogans are more unique, therefore harder to replace if you ruin them. AND sometimes getting blood/other things out of it – might ruin the design..

Thankfully, he puts down the blood before he allows the hallucination to make him wander away.
:D Since the moment when Lucifer showed up to talk to Sammy I was muttering for him to put down the jar. And for once – a character on a show did the right thing!

And Leviathan Castiel! Really, poor Jimmy. The guy really didn’t know what he signed on when he agreed that time..

Yes, the season looks really awesome! All those possible roads for the season to go. Is it next week yet?
Sep. 24th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC)
you know, I was going to say the same thing about Dean's shirts. He likes those shirts with band logos, so it stands to reason that he's not going to risk them getting damaged. After all, unlike a lot of other shows, SPN actually allows its characters to behave according to the clothing budget the characters would actually have. Rather than just make them wear something new over and over and ... far beyond what a person on a regular budget would actually own. (definitely side eying Buffy on this one)
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Sep. 24th, 2011 11:49 am (UTC)
I just saw it and I'm grinning like a fool. This was AWESOME!!!!!
I was a little stressed because of all the angst on the net but hell yes now I'm really excited.

How come Dean wears t-shirts with slogans/bands/designs on them when he's not hunting, but doesn't when he is? He likes them too much and let them at Bobby so they won't get ruined maybe?

I liked too the scene with Dean trying to push back the Impala's rooftop. Sam calling Cas's scene was just beautiful both in form and content. And Misha Collins... he was just fantastic in Leviathan.

Sep. 24th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
It seems to be the consensus that Dean likes those shirts and therefore doesn't bring them hunting! So, I guess that IS indeed the answer we're all going with.

Man, everything about the cinematography/camera-angle-choices was excellent about this episode!

Also, everything about everyone's acting...including Misha Collins, who had the widest range of emotions on the episode.

Next week now please!
Sep. 24th, 2011 11:53 am (UTC)
Excellent ep!!! i was SO happily surprised by Lucifer too

Yay show!
Sep. 24th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
I didn't even see him in the opening titles - so I was REALLY surprised. :P

Such a good season opener!
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Sep. 24th, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
Hello! Welcome to the comments section of my LJ! I'm glad you liked the HP/SPN stories!

They took a risk last year when they started with one of two main characters not ACTUALLY being himself. It WAS hard to comprehend, because it made you feel off balance and uncomfortable. Technically, I suppose Cas is not himself, but having that basic Sam'n'Dean relationship keeps us rooted and comfortable - even if Sam is currently not having an easy time of it.

I thought it was all too easy too and was waiting for the other shoe to drop. I'm glad the other shoe was that the Leviathans held on, and not that Cas was still secretly evil. Just in case Cas really is dead - I'd like to think that Cas' final moments were of apology, regret, and love, not evilness.

Everyone was so amazing in this episode.

Poor Sam indeed. :( Awww.... And I think you might be right about the H.P. Lovecraft thing. According to special features on the S6 DVDs, their original idea for that season was to do a Lovecraft monster - but then they thought it was too much. I think they deferred the idea to this season! So, SHOULD BE INTERESTING!

I didn't notice Mark's name in the credits, so I was VERY surprised when he showed up!

Other people have called Sam'n'Dean Cas' "favourite pets" in the show before - I think other angels? Maybe Crowley? I think it was Crowley...so Cas repeating that was a "oh no" moment for me. :P

I don't know why we didn't have a follow-up to Chuck. I guess because Dean retired at the end of 5, so his disappearance wouldn't be noticed until a year later anyway...but still, when something was up with Sam in S6, you'd think Dean would've tried to call....ah well.

A veritable cornucopia of badass motherfuckery

YES! Hahaha - I am also looking forward to next week. :)
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Sep. 24th, 2011 12:21 pm (UTC)
Have to agree with all of what you wrote. what I was thinking was that the picture of Castiel/Jimmy on the TV would then have Amelia Novak trying to find out what happened to Jimmy.... That might be interesting too.

You were right, the opening title card was so awesome!

Looking forward to the next ep.
Sep. 24th, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, poor Jimmy's family! I don't know if they'll ever resurface, but it must really suck for them.

Is it next week yet?
Sep. 24th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
The long wait is finally over!

The use of songs in this episode from the Intro sequence to Crowley's scene were fantastic in their choices. That intro/title sequence was spectacular and did not disappoint.

I totally agree about the scene with Castiel's stomach. Pretty darn icky.

The scene with Death is quite awesome as well. The actor who plays him just has this presence and the distinctive face to carry it off. Fear from everyone is well warranted even if Death was kind enough to say "not you" to the folks tied up after stating he was going to be collecting someone tonight.

I love that Sam despite all his current struggles and that his brother has given up on Castiel and told him not to, he is still determined to talk with Castiel. And it works!

Misha did a great job with this episode with the full-of-souls God smiting, then the regretful, asking-for-help defeated angel, then the evil taken-over-by-Leviathans vessel. I cannot wait to see what happens!
Sep. 24th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
Yes, Death is so awesome. I love the way they light him too and the silhouettes he throws. And I love how he's a relatively small man in a scene of tall people, yet they make him the most imposing figure there (which of course, he is).

Sam is amazing. He could have fallen to pieces, or acted extremely selfishly, and we'd all have understood, but instead he holds it together and he doesn't give up hope...and oh man, Sam is just so awesome.

Misha was fantastic. I can't wait to see more of him. :)
Sep. 24th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
SO! I will try and keep this short, but as you may have gathered from my Canada rugby thing, that doesn't always happen. :P

1. Dean won't wear band tshierts while hunting because... well he probably didn't find them in a charity shop. If they're a band he actually saw live, there is no way he's getting blood on it. And anyway, even if its just a cool tshirt, it's probably a comfort thing - cos they're not the easiest thing to find second hand - and they'll have some sort of sentimental value. Or at least comfort value. At least, they do for me. And though me and Dean are not that similar, you don't take cool tshirts into any situaion where you're going to get blood/goo/mud/whatever on it. Or where it will get ripped.

2. I think we had a talk a while back about how long Cas' redemption arc should go on for? And we wanted it to go til at least mid-season. Looking back, maybe not actually that plausable. I mean, what the hell would Cas do in those 11 episodes? He's not just going to follow the Winchesters around is he? Looking back, this is way more plausable and hey, I enjoyed it.

3. SAAAAAAAAAAM. I have nothing more coherent. Just SAAAAAAAAAAAM.


5. OH MY GOD LUCIFER. The whole Lucifer thing just left me wanting the whole thing to turn into a ratherastory Fusion verse fic. I can see Jared as Sam wedged into a corner, scratching his arms to pieces and freaking out about how this isn't real and not you, anyone but you and thinking Dean is going to hurt him cos Lucifer uses Dean's face when torturing him.

6. THE LAVIATHAN THOUGH. SUPER CREEPY. Just... poor Jimmy. And even more so, poor Amelia and Claire. I mean, that stuff got on TV? They must have seen it. :(

7. SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM. Did I mention Sam??
Sep. 24th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
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Sep. 24th, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC)
"Sam's reaction isn't "you're right, I'm not ok", it's "I'll be ok for Dean's sake! Because I want Dean to feel good about at least ONE thing." And yeah, it's not a good tactic, but it's something that Sam has been doing his whole life....why stop now?"

Wish Dean understand the reason Sam was hiding his hallucinations was for him...

I was disturbed by how detached Dean seemed through most of the episode. This wasn't the hopelessness we saw in season 5 when he was ready to become Michael's vessel, this was colder, like he was walling off all his feelings beause if he let any of them out he would fall completely apart. Hurts to see...

I wish there had been one line, when Dean found the blood in the hall but no Sam, to show Dean knew he was choosing to save the world over finding Sam at that moment, because Dean not immediately looking for Sam felt wrong. Just a 'Dammit Sam, where are you?' would have been enough for me.

Oh, and Misha is having entirely too much fun chewing scenery...

Sep. 24th, 2011 05:26 pm (UTC)
I think Dean is sensitive to being lied too, even if it's a white-lie that done for his own benefit. It's not right, but you can hardly blame the guy :P

I thought Dean was pretty detached too. It kind of reminded me of the beginning of S3, when he didn't want to admit that he was scared of dying - so, I just sort of think it was his coping mechanism. He doesn't do well with friends' deaths.

I think Dean's face said a lot when he found the blood in the hall, so that we didn't need a line. At that point, they were on a pretty tight schedule...I don't know, I was prepared to be WAY more upset if Dean had deliberated any longer. I know Sam's hurting and needs Dean, but priorities, man!

And yes, Misha is going to have a blast. He finally doesn't have to keep a straight face and a monotone voice! :)
Sep. 24th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
They take him back to the lab and Sam runs off to get virgin/purgatory blood (and how come they just had some more virgin/purgatory blood sitting around? Crowley and Raphael should have gone looking before using that dog's blood by mistake, obviously....also, who cleaned up the lab while they were gone? Or did Bobby and Dean have to scrub that wall down again?)

I'm pretty sure that when they told Cas about the impending eclipse he said everything we need is in the lab. Since Death did say that Cas was planning on healing himself by releasing the Purgatory souls, my guess is Cas kept some Purgatory/Virgin blood around as a safety measure. I think Sam was actually getting it from the (miraculously) still working refrigerator.

I know Dean is at the end of his rope, but I wish he would remember that he has lied to Sam about some big things as well. He lied about John telling him anything before he died. He also told Sam he didn't remember Hell after he started remembering Hell, he should understand Sam's reaction. Plus, most of the time Sam just said he was handling it, which wasn't that much of a lie. He was handling it and staying sane until Lucifer showed up.

I can't wait until next week!
Sep. 24th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
Oh as to the white wall, I really stretching here, but Cas probably white washed it during his god period, just so no one could use the symbols to open Purgatory again. And yes, I'm really hand waving this.
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Sep. 24th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
My theory on why Dean doesn't wear the logo shirts while hunting would be because people would remember those kinds of shirts easier than a plain shirt, so to stay under the radar, the plainer shirts work better because people would have a more difficult time remembering that versus, oh yeah, he was wearing a Skynyrd t-shirt or something like that. I also noticed that one of the combinations - plaid shirt, logo t-shirt - was exactly the same thing he was wearing in the montage in 6x01 when he was working with Ben fixing the car. Just made my heart break all over again about that loss in Dean's life. Was also very happy to see the Red Plaid shirt of angst again, if even for a brief moment. That is my favorite shirt.

Love the new title card. But I interpreted that as blood, not ink. You know, black blood, from evil dead creatures, the blood tends to be more black in color than red, so that is what I thought it to be. But definitely loved the dripping down on the Then Now cards and the splattering - as meaning purgatory being splattered open?

Dean just breaks my heart. He is in so much pain and angst and is at a typical stage in the depression cycle. I certainly hope they deal with this better this season than they did in Season 4. It's hard to believe that Dean is still a functioning human being considering where he is at emotionally. Goes to show what internal strength he has, despite how he feels.

The season definitely got off to a good start. Can't wait to see where they take us.
Sep. 24th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
Good point about the shirts! And yeah, I noticed the combinations that were similar to his time with Lisa and Ben too...sad times. (I'm still waiting for my DVDs so that I can start cataloguing the S6 clothes.)

I think it's supposed to be monster-blood, so you interpreted correctly. I just like thinking of it as ink, because I love ink.

Dean is going to have some rough times, because it's not like Sam's in a good position to help him out emotionally - even though Sam will probably still try to.
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Sep. 24th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I forgot to say - the fact of Mark Pellegrino returning for a couple of episodes - I watch and read all the spoilers and never saw anything about his returning. If there was something I never saw it, so his return was also a surprise to me. So I think this was a very well kept and guarded detail of the show, one for which I was also glad I didn't know about beforehand.
Sep. 24th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
Oh! Well, there you go! I'm excited to see more of Mark!

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Sep. 24th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)

Great recap! This was one hell of an episode, so much happened but it didn't feel rushed or like they packed too much in. Much more of a natural progression and a good set up for the season.

And Misha! He blew it out of the water! He was so creepy and horrifying but when he was apologizing to Dean all I wanted to do was give him a hug!

I love Sam's storyline too, that they aren't just ignoring his time spent in Hell. I love your comments on Sam's maturity and how much he must love Cas to completely forgive him his mistakes.

This season is going to be AWESOME
Sep. 24th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
Yes, they did a great job with the passage of time in the episode, and so much happening without it feeling rushed!

Misha is fantastic...his range of emotion (when they let him have a range of emotion) is always so visceral.

I'm really looking forward to seeing where Sam's storyline goes!

Sep. 24th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
Wow. Pretty much everything you said sums up some things I thought.

I knew (Mark's) Lucifer would be back because I saw his name in the credits-I figured it would be a hallucination, but it was better than I hoped for. I love the psychological stuff. And the previews for next time look promising.

I just have no idea where this season will go...and that's a good thing.
Sep. 24th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I kinda like seasons where they start off and your reaction is "oh man, what the hell is going to happen and how the hell are they going to survive?"

I never pay attention to the opening credits (or at least, I rarely do) so it was a complete surprise to me when he showed up. I'm glad he did! I love the psychological stuff too!
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