Oh man, ok, where do I start...
MOST DISGUSTING TEASER SCENE EVER!
I was spoiled for it being Famine, but I still like the way they elude to it...Sam comes in with food, even though usually Sam's not that into food. Dean doesn't want to eat and he doesn't want sex...that's a spanner in the Famine works, but, as we find out later, Sam's actually spot on with that dog analogy.
I love how this season (and a bit of last season) the boys are SO used to playing FBI agents that there's practically no questioning of their authority. And the coroners and sheriffs call them when they ask, and treat them like colleagues.
Sam handling body parts...sticking with the theme. Dean asking Sam to be his Valentine with a real human heart - hilarious.
Cupid was great. Obviously lower orders of Angels (cherub 3rd class) have way less control over their emotions (or more emotions in general) than higher order Angels.
I like how Dean's reaction to the hugging is "Is this a fight? Are we in a fight?" - a sure sign the Winchesters don't hug enough.
Castiel trying to comfort the Cupid was funny, but at the same time, you'd think that being a higher order Angel he'd know how to talk to lower order Angels.
I love this exchange:
Sam: You just punched Cupid
Dean: I just punched a DICK!
Sam being able to "smell" demons was awesome. I'd kind of like that to be a permanent ability, but you know...as long as it didn't go with strong cravings. Still, I'm really proud of Sam for holding out as long as he did in this episode.
Castiel is getting human pretty fast....he had so many un-Castiel-like facial expressions during this episode. Eating the burgers...and then later when he actually SMILES in the car. I'm glad burgers make him happy, that's why him and Dean are BFFs.
I'm getting ahead of myself....
The diner scene - with the deep-fryer....SO DISGUSTING. Oh, not to mention the TWINKIE DEATH OF DISGUSTING. Did I mention this episode was DISGUSTING?!
And dude, Sam's plan would have totally worked if the demons didn't know where he was staying! I'm also proud of Sam for asking Dean to tie him up...and Castiel moving that wardrobe was awesome.
Now, Dean being dead inside...ouch. At first, I was sure Dean's "famine" would be company, or friends, or love, or praise, or something...but it makes more sense that his "craving" is for it just to be over. He's been defeated since S2, it's part of the reason he didn't debate long about selling his soul to Sam..remember his "light at the end of the tunnel" line? The light being hellfire? Yeah...still, now I kind of wish it was his "strength of character" that made him resist. He wasn't resisting though, Death wanted to make him give up...and he was, he gave up eating, which is basically how most animals decide to end things.
Ok, back to talking about Sam. MAN, I mean, yeah, I'm sad that he fell off the wagon, and yeah, I felt really bad for him...but DUDE, I LOVE KICK ASS SAMMY! I love how he totally got the jump on those demons, and he FLUNG one and his line of "wait your turn" AWESOME.
NOW! Showdown with Famine...
Oh first I have to mention how much I loved the fact that Cas really WAS like an attack dog that you could throw a steak at.
Anyway, back to KICK ASS SAMMY! Dude, destiny be damned and speaking of strength of character: Sammy refuses the blood WHILE IN THE PRESENCE OF FAMINE! Everyone else had killed themselves within minutes. Cas is a frickin' semi-Angel and he can't stop eating! Sam not only refuses the blood, he EXORCISES SIX DEMONS WITH HIS MIND (was it 6? It was a lot). And then...then he PULLS THEM OUT OF FAMINE.
What I don't understand is did he actually kill Famine? Send him away? I'm not sure what happened there.
But dude, awesome.
Of course, then we get the final scene...Sam back in detox in the panic room. Castiel actually being to Dean this time instead of manipulating him. And then Dean...
...when Dean prays you KNOW it's bad.
But dude, Dean...look at your brother. Man, yeah he fell off the wagon and he's in rough shape...but DUDE, I thought he was pretty inspirational back there. Still, Sam is hurting, and Dean doesn't do well when Sam's hurting...and after last week...well, yeah.
In other news: I thought this would be the episode that I saw the location shoot of, but it wasn't. So, I guess that's the next one.
They certainly are taking all their Hellatus breaks on sad notes.
Oh, and I should say that I thought the episode was acted brilliantly. Those guys just keep getting better and better..