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18 September 2009 @ 10:30 am
SPN 5x02: Good God, Y'all!  
I probably shouldn't post my thoughts on this episode as I'm not exactly in the best state of mind for it, but I wanted to jot down a couple of things before I forgot.

I thought it was fantastic. I really don't have any structural complaints. The pacing, writing, and acting were all great. Ellen's role was way bigger than I thought it would be, but she was the most awesome ever. I loved Rufus and Jo and the entire premise.

Sadly, I was a bit detached while watching and I didn't enjoy the episode as much as I would have liked. I've had a horrible week and I'm having a hard time enjoying anything. It's not the show's fault.

I'm exhausted with the Sam and Dean stuff, and I need for it to lighten up soon. I don't anticipate it will for a bit, though, so I'll just keep keep coasting until it does. That said, I ached for both Sam and Dean, and I want to hug them and slap them both. I can understand where they are both coming from and don't fault them for feeling the way they do. While it's painful to watch, it's also realistic and true to the story. I might be exhausted, but I wouldn't want it to be any other way. Having a quick fix where Sam and Dean are buddies and happy would cheapen the story trying to be told.

That is why I'm pretty much going to pass on reading reactions, save maybe a couple here and there. I don't want to hear how awful either brother is, and I know I'll take things personally and read something the wrong way. So I'm just going to avoid that until I'm feeling better.

I liked that Dean's first instinct is to come to Sam's aid, but it was heartbreaking to watch the scene where he realized that he had greater responsibilities. He had to put the safety of the people first before his brother, and after watching a series of Dean's sacrifices for Sam, to see him come to that understanding that he had to let go was very hard.

The end killed me and I don't want to talk about it too much. It hurt in a bit of a personal way, because I've been in Dean's situation and I can empathize how much that hurts, and that is why I can't vilify him. I understand where Sam is coming from, too, though. They'll get back together some day.

Castiel better not lose that amulet. I SWEAR. I think Dean losing that amulet was the most upsetting thing for me in the entire episode. It's like a part of him! But how cool is it that Dean's been wearing a God seeking amulet since his childhood, heh.

Poor Bobby. :(

Interesting that Cas called Sam, not Dean. Though, he seems ticked with them both.

Dean and Jo had a moment. It was subtle enough that it could pass as anything, but it alarmed me and I don't tend to see those things, even if I like Dean/Jo in theory. It was nice though as a nod to Season 2. And as someone that has recently taken to shipping them a bit, it works for me :)

There was foreshadow all over this episode. I caught everything but the car even though my mom was like, Mustang! Your dad's fave. Do you know why I caught the foreshadowing? Because Comcast gives the blurb when you change the channel and I saw THE PLOT REVEAL in the blurb. Thanks for that. It kind of took away the whole point of the episode when you know it from the start.

Anyway, War was played by the unnamed nemesis of Jacob from Lost. So unnamed guy was War and Jacob is Lucifer. Anymore Lost people jumping on board?

That's all I really have to say. It's hard because I really really loved the episode. Even bro thought it was fantastic. I'm just not in the proper frame of mind to appreciate it the way I want to this week.
Current Mood: numbnumb
lastwordslinger on September 18th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
I noticed the Mustang, but only in that "FAVORITE CAR" sort of way. So when he was revealed as a horseman, who rode in on a Mustang, I laughed. That's kind of brilliant.

I do agree with a lot here, as you know. The Dean/Jo moment was surprising but welcome. ;) The amulet finally having a purpose made me very happy. Everything about this episode was just so well done. And yeah, I'm still trying to sort through my own thoughts about the brothers. Yeesh.
the rain not the fire: SN ~ Metallicarplatysseus on September 18th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
My frame of mind was a bit weird when I watched the ep. There's been no (known) reason for it. I really wanted to be more excited than I felt. *shrugs*

Still, I loved the episode, once things started to make sense. So glad I didn't read any plot spoilers for it; I only knew Rufus, Jo & Ellen would be there in some capacity. And I'm very happy that the amulet seems to have a purpose now. :D

War was played by the unnamed nemesis of Jacob from Lost.
I thought he looked familiar! Heh, that's kinda cool that they've both migrated to SPN. :D
I am never merry when I hear sweet musicpaper_tzipporah on September 18th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
OMG. I caught the car, but I'd also been spoiled, although I didn't know that was happening in THIS episode. It was more that the car came on screen, and I whistled, because I kind of have a thing for cars, and THEN DEAN WHISTLED A SECOND LATER and I cracked up.

But yes. Dean having to hand over the amulet that Sammy gave him when they were kids and that he almost never takes off, that was HEARTBREAKING. And the end was SO SAD. And yes, maybe necessary, plotwise, but still. And I am right there with you, not blaming either of the boys -- they just need some time to get their heads straightened out. It's been a rough year. Hell, it's been a rough LIFE.
MegTDJ: SPN - Sam seriously?meg_tdj on September 18th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
THAT'S where I knew that guy from!!! As soon as I saw him in that basement room, I was like, "Hmm, I recognize him. Therefore, he must be important to the plot." So it didn't surprise me that he turned out to be the bad guy, but I did NOT catch on that he was in Lost. That's awesome. :D
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on September 18th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
Heh, yeah, that was the spoiler bro was flipping out about. He went looking for Lost spoilers, I think, and he found out unnamed guy - who Lost fans have nicknamed Esau (sp?) was going to play one of the 4 Horsemen. I didn't know he was in this episode, though.

Bro was immensely pleased that SPN had both Jacob and Esau ;)

I should have known War was in this episode. I feel so dumb. The line "Good God, Y'all" is from the song "War."
MegTDJ: SPN - Sam lightmeg_tdj on September 18th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
I figured it must have been a Lost person he was excited about, heehee! I've seen that guy in so many things over the years that I didn't even bother trying to think of anything specific he'd done. Awesome.

Ha! Didn't know that. Whose song is that?
Working for the Mandroid: Panic Roommoonshayde on September 18th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
I didn't recognize him at all. It wasn't until He introduced himself as War that bro was like, OMG! And I had no idea what he was flailing about. But he was flailing a lot last night. He loved the episode that much, LOL.

Uh. Hmm. I have the song.

It goes, "War! Good God, Y'all. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing..."

Edwin...uh *goes to check* Edwin Starr. It's kinda like motown type music, but one of the songs I've always liked and I don't care for motown much.
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Working for the Mandroid: With Style (Winchesters)moonshayde on September 18th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
The writing, the acting, and the story is why I live for this show. :)
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on September 19th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
Twas a good eppie - hope you feel better soon so you can enjoy it again!

*hugs you*