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I need to babble about this ep, and for once, I'm going to babble and actually post it.

First, can I say something that's been bugging me about viewers for a while? I may be wrong, because it's been pointed out to me many times that I see things in a WTF kind of way--at least the furrowed brows and that drop-jawed look I occasionally get when I say something I think is perfectly reasonable leads me to believe this--but the end of the ep? when Sam gets in the car and Dean asks if he's okay after being gut shot and Sam plays it off--nothing that a couple of days of bed rest won't cure? They KNOW it would take...oh, probably months. That line was them telling us they know that. They do that all the time, the wink, the "we know" lines, but some folks are literal as fuck. I figured that everyone got what they were getting at—after all, they've done it since forever. Supernatural the Show, does not take itself as seriously as Supernatural the fan base.

Okay--it's been a crappy couple of weeks and I'm kind of crabby. Hooosa—let that shit go.



its little me!



This ep, omigawd, this ep. Sam fucking Winchester was amazing, like--incredible!! What he did, how he did it. Man, what a hero! I legit screamed, sweated, and was aghast when that bastard 'killed' Sam. I couldn't believe it! That scene made my heart flip. And you know what? I didn't feel sorry for that fucker for one second. He killed Sam! He deserved to die! Anyone who hurts Sam deserves the worst. (Shut up about Jake, that was different)

Wasn't Sam something? Man, that face when he came back up from the basement after icing the werewolves--he was PISSED the fuck off! Just like Dean has *always* said, don't underestimate my little brother. Dean knows. *nods*

It's wonderful to see them like this, nerve-wracking as the ep was. They are walking in the same steps that they walked in season 1, but different of course, because they are fully grown men now, and even normal life changes you, but the love, and the trust, seems to be solidly back. They're in sync again, they're at normal, family levels of lying to each other (what? you don't lie to family?) They'll always be Winchesters on the emotional level but it's so nice to see Sam acting like Sam, and Dean acting like Dean.

I'm happy with this ep, and I think I can safely read reactions to it, because I bet most folks are happy with it too. And boy, Sam girls must be losing their minds--their boy getting to show just what a BAMF he is. Damn. I was impressed! Am I wrong in thinking it's about time? I feel like Sam's been mostly reacting to things for a long time. And the best part of it was that we didn't have to take anything from one of the brothers to make the other one look good, just saying.

Finally, Dean will never, ever stop sacrificing himself for Sam. Sam will never like that, so I think it was fine that Dean didn't tell him. Pick your battles, lol! Besides, Sam knows the man did something stupid—he's no dummy. ;D

Comments

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jj1564
Mar. 31st, 2016 04:29 pm (UTC)
Yes!
I loved this episode too, and I love that our show doesn't take itself too seriously! But having said that, this was an on-the-edge-of-the-seat episode, from the fight and Sam being shot at the very start to Sam saving Dean from the werewolf at the end. And yes...

Sam fucking Winchester was amazing, like--incredible!! What he did, how he did it. Man, what a hero! I legit screamed, sweated, and was aghast when that bastard 'killed' Sam. I couldn't believe it!

I'm a Dean!girl but I also love Sam, especially when he's being badass and showing just how dangerous he can be!

roxymissrose
Mar. 31st, 2016 04:41 pm (UTC)
RE: Yes!
I'm a Dean!girl but I also love Sam, especially when he's being badass and showing just how dangerous he can be!

right??? I *love* Sam being that way, I love that Dean knows and likes--is proud--of that aspect of Sam. :)

And this was absolutely one of the more thrilling eps they've had in a while, I think!
jj1564
Mar. 31st, 2016 04:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Yes!
Yes, it's been wonderful to see Sam and Dean properly back as brothers in S11, both caring for and looking out for the other. And yes, this was a very exciting episode!
jj1564
Apr. 1st, 2016 11:07 am (UTC)
Re: Yes!
S11 has been amazing so far, giving us thrills, chills, humor, brotherly love and angst!
fufaraw
Mar. 31st, 2016 04:31 pm (UTC)
Nodding like a bobblehead. I would babble back, but I'm too busy nodding and smiling.
roxymissrose
Mar. 31st, 2016 04:41 pm (UTC)
GGG

*HUGS*

This was a very satisfying ep, just really...good. :)
gidgetgal9
Mar. 31st, 2016 05:17 pm (UTC)
And all the Sam girls rejoice! :)
roxymissrose
Apr. 3rd, 2016 02:48 am (UTC)
It was wonderful to see Sam being SAM!! I know the Sam girls *had* to be happy. ;D
nomango
Mar. 31st, 2016 06:06 pm (UTC)
Sam was a hulk, unstoppable, and I do think there has to be something more in him to go from 'can't walk, leave me' to fighting, walking, driving and killing 3 werewolves. On the other hand, his brother was in danger, and being protective can move people to do amazing things, and the Winchesters have a lot of experience pushing themselves to the limit and beyond.

I love how much faith Dean has in Sam. It's no longer about protecting his little brother, it's about protecting each other as equals, trusting each other to do their part. It took years, intense ups and downs, and there's a maturity, you're right, like they've settled into their final forms (like daemons! - nerd-me exclaims, excitedly).

Which might, to some extent, explain some of the 'ending' feelings I was having.
roxymissrose
Apr. 3rd, 2016 02:51 am (UTC)
It's no longer about protecting his little brother, it's about protecting each other as equals,

YES!!!

Which might, to some extent, explain some of the 'ending' feelings I was having.

The same feelings I was having at the beginning of the season for the same reason because I believe Carver would do something so heartless as to fix them only to kill them--I have little faith in a nice happy 'retired boys' ending..
tasabian
Apr. 1st, 2016 01:35 am (UTC)
I thought it was well written, guest cast was great, direction very suspenseful...but I just could not buy that Dean would assume Sam was dead. These guys know from dead bodies! I was waiting for a twist where Sam actually was dead and was brought back by Amara or something. I did love seeing Billie the Reaper back - that actor is so charismatic!

roxymissrose
Apr. 3rd, 2016 02:53 am (UTC)
I'm glad that he wasn't dead, even if it was a little weak on Dean's part, because I thought that that was indeed what was going to happen--the promo's made me think that. I'm glad not because I don't want Dean feeling indebted to Amara on top of the obsessive feelings he has for her.

Wow...is that understandable? I'm in desperate need of sleep--lol!!
agent_jl36
Apr. 1st, 2016 03:14 am (UTC)
YES!!!

....that scene where the guy is choking Sam - no music, just the sound of the struggle...WOW. The episode had these great, intense scenes that kept me glued to the screen!
roxymissrose
Apr. 3rd, 2016 02:54 am (UTC)
I watched that bit again and wow--it was just as intense the second time. Man, Jared was amazing!
tabaqui
Apr. 1st, 2016 04:17 am (UTC)
Fuck yes to *all* this, bb! What a fucking episode, OMG.
*flails about*

I love seeing the boys being bad ass, competent as fuck, and utterly devoted to each other.
WHoooo!!!

(And omg, it was so fucking brutal, so *over the top* awful, and yet.....)
roxymissrose
Apr. 3rd, 2016 02:55 am (UTC)
Awful, but a great example of what hunting life can be like...young fanfic writers, talk notice! ;D
(Anonymous)
Apr. 2nd, 2016 06:39 am (UTC)
While I agree in principle with everything you just said, I want to point out two minor quibbles I have with the script and/or directing. 1) The two nose-blindest werewolves in the history of Show. Seriously, as much as Sam bled, I might have been able to smell it from outside the house, but Beardy McGrrArgh (who also flunked Lurking Inconspicuously While Holding Up A Wall) couldn't smell it until he was basically on top of the spot where Sam fell, and neither could Unconvincingly Non-Evil Evil Bartender. Werewolf Fail--Teen Wolf could've picked that one. And 2) Sam's been doing close combat with man and beast since he was a wee Samlet, and he didn't grab the guys thumb to try to pry his hand off his nose? I've never been in any kind of physical fight and I know that's the way to go; thumbs don't like to bend backwards, and people tend to follow their backwards thumbs.

--Jessica
(Anonymous)
Apr. 2nd, 2016 08:22 am (UTC)
And that's Michael J. Fox Teen Wolf, not the MTV one.

--Jessica
roxymissrose
Apr. 3rd, 2016 02:45 am (UTC)
I just--I just can't stop giggling. Beardy McGrrArgh....I can't....
supernutjapan
Apr. 2nd, 2016 08:23 am (UTC)
I'm just enjoying your squee ;) Thank you honey for posting!
roxymissrose
Apr. 3rd, 2016 02:46 am (UTC)
I'm having such a good time with this season. I miss my watch partners so much, these were prime screaming at the TV shows. ;D
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