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Wish upon a star

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To preface this with: the episode was not without faults, I still have to say I really liked it. Edlund's humour is certainly not for everybody but unlike the slapsticky "I never laughed once" mess that was "Yellow Fever", I do like his comedic episodes. And, for the most part, the way he writes the characters.

For example Dean got to do research on lore and deliver the exposition. That alone gives me multiple geekasms.

The interaction with the kids was sweet and the child actors quite good. "Kneel before Todd" - And apparently he hates Spiderman. *g* Also adorable that Dean helped him out afterwards.

Nihilistic, bi-polar Teddy was fun. The stuffing blowing out hilarious.

Best of all were the multiple WTF-faces the boys made. They were so in synch there.

The episode did remind me of "Children shouldn't play..." with the way Sam wanted to get Dean to talk and Dean making a seemingly out of the blue confession at the end. Nice callback. And while I find the idea that he always remembered ALL of hell surprising - and not sure I can quite believe it, maybe he thinks what he remembers is all but is still supressing - I can roll with it.

Spa!John didn't look any worse for the wear psychologically either. Maybe hell takes great care to break a person without driving them to stark madness. Not to mention the angels brought him back, they need him, they are operating under time constraints - simply put, they would have no time to wait for him to get even slightly functional if he was a blubbering mess. So it makes quite sense to heal his body and his mind to that degree that he CAN function.

And if there is a little part of Dean Winchester is such a hardass that he can take more than other people? I'm all over that. Quite frankly, I'm of the "I want my heroes larger than life" kind, not so much the "just like me" kind. I know me, I want to watch people who inspire me to be better by being better themselves.

Also, understated way that scene was played was quite beautiful to me. And so honest. "No, I won't lie but I won't share either." Yay, that I can respect.

The poor little rapist storyline? Yeah, typical TV show. I mean, gee, am I supposed to feel sorry for him because he had to magical roofie the woman he wanted? And I bet he enjoyed himself during that month. Life sucks, get a helmet, dude. I won't score the insanely hot guys, I fancy either but that wouldn't give me the right to walk all over them.

But I felt, Dean and Sam argued that case, bit clumsy, sure but they weren't all grins and high-fives about it. So, as long as my heroes are on track about it, I'm okay-ish. Don't care so much if random guest characters are pathetic dickwads.

Quite frankly, it's more than Smallville ever gave me with the pathetic dick-wadism coming from the main cast. Jesus Christ, since Lana is gone, Lois has sure taken the crown as annoying female on that show. But I digress.

All in all, another very entertaining adventure.

Once again, Squeers don't have much to fear. I liked it. :)

Comments

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lita_of_jupiter
Nov. 7th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
I liked it too, especially the Teddy Bear and the stuffing being blown out (reminded me of Sam's vision of Dean dying in season 1) and the maniacal laughter afterwards... I was sure that he would do something bad afterwards...

and I can definitely see Dean not wanting to talk about what he saw in hell, especially if he didn't want Sam to understand what he saw because that might pain him
ongiara
Nov. 8th, 2008 11:18 am (UTC)
Best of all were the multiple WTF-faces the boys made. They were so in synch there.
They sure were. I was enjoying the episode especially because of that this time around. And the bi-polar nut job of a teddy bear, which was friggin hilariuous as well as for the location and cinematography. So purdy.

Spa!John didn't look any worse for the wear psychologically either. Maybe hell takes great care to break a person without driving them to stark madness.
Good point.
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