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Supernatural


So, second new writer and I have to say much better with the characters. It's just so much more enjoyable when I don't want them to drop dead in a ditch somewhere.

Castiel and Dean sitting in a tree. KISSING... *g* I just love their dynamic and I love that the Angels see value in him despite not having any powers. Of course I have no idea what they expect from Dean down the road- and it might work out better to just tell him - but I'm loving his myth-arc this Season. That is, loving the fact that he has one. :-p

Was also glad he chose to save the town even though from the angel's POV? Bubkes. And see, the seal DID get broken. If Lucifer ever did walk free, the town would likely be lucky if Uriel had smote it.

Btw, Uriel - delightfully grumpy. I bet he dreams about kicking puppies.

Felt really bad for Sam because those Angels were so not what he expected. And he was so geeky and flustered. Then again, does noone read the bible anymore? Because the angels on the show are 100 % what I expect from angels.

Still, Sam was Linus in the rendition of the peanut special, losing his religion basically. Adored the scene between him and Dean in the car.

On the matter of "Dean did something horrible in hell", please keep it in perspective, writers. The character had an abysmal low self esteem to begin with, I'd find it annoying to really dump on that some more.

Poor Impala.

I knew from the spoilers the powers were going back and my guess is that much power was not meant for the human body and Azazel "rigged" his Psy-Kids in some way to bring his master plan about. Which probably means Sam will keep using them till he realizes what it will do to him and everybody else and then pull himself back from the brink.

Though, Uriel, maybe the "I'll smite you" approach might not be the best one. Then again, the guy seems to hold humans in such contempt, he'd probably like to smite them for jaywalking.


Two things that were of the bad.

Samhain. It's a holiday, not a dude. And it's NOT pronounced like that. My ears were bleeding all throughout.

The exposition. Yap yap yap yap. Even I as the audience member didn't need that much lecturing to, Dean as a hunter should have needed less. I kinda expect him to know a little bit about Supernatural stuff in the way I expect the doctors on House to know a little bit about medicine.


Still, all in all, a solid effort.


Squeers may proceed into the lion's den this time as I liked the episode. :)

Comments

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nachekana
Oct. 31st, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
So his name was Uriel? I heard Oreo. And I thought it was strange to name an Angel after a cookie...

Castiel and Dean sitting in a tree. KISSING...

Even my flatmate, who knows nothing about the slash scene (well, except when I let something slip. Like when I show her a fanvid and suddenly remember just 2 seconds before it happens that this is actually about Wincest...) said, about the scene on the bench: "Awwww, Dean and his boyfriend!" If you put those two together in a scene, there's 99.9999999% of chance that it's going to be great. Plus Misha is really good on the eye.

Felt really bad for Sam because those Angels were so not what he expected. And he was so geeky and flustered.

Poor Sam. I felt bad for him too. I thought he was going to say something like "I really like your work" at the beginning. Uriel's threat pissed me off. If Sam looses his faith, I can't even imagine the consequences.

All in all, I loved this episode. It was very gory too, and if I don't dream about razor blades tonight, it's going to be a miracle.
astri13
Oct. 31st, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
So his name was Uriel? I heard Oreo. And I thought it was strange to name an Angel after a cookie...

Hee. That would have been funny but according to lore Uriel is actually one of the most bad-ass, an Archangel on the level of Michael. So his attitude made sense to me. He was probably around back when Lucifer first fell and doesn't want a repeat performance.

If you put those two together in a scene, there's 99.9999999% of chance that it's going to be great. Plus Misha is really good on the eye.

That's certainly true. I simply adore their scenes.

Poor Sam. I felt bad for him too. I thought he was going to say something like "I really like your work" at the beginning.

Yes, he seemed to have a real innocent, child-like view of angels and got his feelings hurt so bad by the reality. However, the bible doesn't really advertize them falsely, mostly Hollywood does.

Uriel's threat pissed me off. If Sam looses his faith, I can't even imagine the consequences.

I loved the scene between Uriel and Sam also because it was intense and because Uriel showed that for all his power he has no understanding of humans or Sam. He pulls the "order" card and it probably will backfire.

All in all, I loved this episode. It was very gory too, and if I don't dream about razor blades tonight, it's going to be a miracle.

Yeah, that was rather gruesome. Eek.
nachekana
Oct. 31st, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
However, the bible doesn't really advertize them falsely, mostly Hollywood does.

Ahahaha, but who reads the Bible nowadays? Apparently, not Sammy. Who would have thought? My vision of Angels comes from a manga called "Angel Sanctuary". And there was a Uriel there indeed... They kept the name too, if not the rest!

He pulls the "order" card and it probably will backfire.

I can't wait for the backfire!
astri13
Oct. 31st, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha, but who reads the Bible nowadays? Apparently, not Sammy. Who would have thought?

I wasn't sure back in "Houses of the Holy" when they established that he prayed if they meant he was religious in that sense. Now that seems unlikely. He probably developed faith but didn't study up on the lore. Or watched the "Prophecy" movies. :D Because those make Uriel seem fluffy.
lita_of_jupiter
Oct. 31st, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
which seems weird with all they face that they wouldn't look for lore in the bible... they do use the Rituale Romanun for exorcism after all...and he loves research so his view of angels I expected to be a less naive one
aithne414
Oct. 31st, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
Agreed, re: the Bible. Sam's faith is so bizarre to me... it's like he's barely aware of what it is he's praying to. That being the case, I wasn't at all surprised when he gave up on the angels when they weren't exactly what he wanted them to be... but I wonder if this is how the writing team sees people of faith. :P
astri13
Oct. 31st, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
but I wonder if this is how the writing team sees people of faith. :P

I guess the most positive depiction of someone with Faith was Layla and that was way back in Season 1. Since then things have gone a lot less subtle and nuanced.

Presumably the writers wanted to set up this notion of a belief in movie/TV angels a la "City of Angels" and then knock it down.
lita_of_jupiter
Oct. 31st, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
Well I was just rewatching the episode and what I heard Uriel say to Sam was:
"ask Dean what he remembers from hell"
and not about what he did... when did he say that?

I don't think he did something horrible in hell but maybe witnessed something
astri13
Oct. 31st, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
The wording doesn't imply an action, that's true. However since Kripke stated it was about a dark secret and had something to do with using fear as a weapon, I've resigned myself to the idea that he did something.

Even though I don't really see the need to introduce this to the story. I was kinda happy to see the self-worth of doom issues ease up somewhat.
lita_of_jupiter
Nov. 1st, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
true, we know he has low self steam no need to beat too much up on it, though if they stopped it from out of nowhere it would be weird too
legoline
Nov. 2nd, 2008 10:40 am (UTC)
Completely OT: Happy birthday, hon :D
astri13
Nov. 2nd, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you. *smishes you*
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