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22 April 2010 @ 10:12 pm
Supernatural 5x19: Hammer of the Gods  
I don't usually do an initial reaction post. Huh.

I really enjoyed this episode. Gabe! Aw!

Nice to see Dean back in the game. Of course, now I'm worried about Sam.

I thought this was a fantastic swan song for Trickster/Gabriel. And how fitting that he was posing as Loki, the trickster god? I loved that. I loved all the interplay with different religions in this episode.

Gabe I miss you already! Not dead! Noooooo. With Gabe, there is always the small small chance he is out there, but I think he is really dead this time. But even so, easy enough to retcon him if they ever wanted him back.

I don't have anything specific to say about this episode aside from I love where they are going with the rings being the key to get Lucifer in his cage. That begs the question, once they get the rings, how to the trick Lucifer?

My theory? Sam. Something is going to happen where Sam is the one to cage him. And it isn't going to be pretty. Maybe Sam has to go with him or says "yes" or something. *sigh* I'd like to say there would be a last minute save or Dean will come to the rescue (with Sam) but with this show? Pfft. I am expecting the worst LOL

Anyway, I loved the episode and I am excited for the remaining episodes, even if I have a feeling of impending doom. Show rocks, yo!
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Nialla: Supernaturalnialla42 on April 23rd, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
It just comes across as "too Western" to have an angel be more powerful than gods of other pantheons, especially when some were the "big guns" of their pantheon, not minor gods. Comes too close to saying that the Judeo-Christian God is the creator of all things including other gods, which is kind of offensive to other belief systems that have their own origin stories pre-dating the One God.

I know the show itself has been pretty Judeo-Christian in regard to the central mythology, but it's disappointing there wasn't a better fight instead of just a one-sided smackdown. Previously there's usually a specific way demons, angels, etc. have to be killed, but Lucy was all wham, bam, dead gods everywhere with little fight to it.

I'm not convinced the other gods were wiped out though. There are many pantheons, many gods, yet we only saw a few at the meeting. Maybe this will stir up a few more to fight. I rather fancy the idea of some of them secretly (or not so secretly) helping the boys get the rings and help with the tricking, because they like the planet just fine as it is, thanks. ;)
Library Alterna-Chick ;)jedishadowolf on April 23rd, 2010 01:37 pm (UTC)
I agree - for Odin, Baldur, and Kali to be iced (or nearly) in one hit made no sense to me. But I can see it as they weren't killed only their current less than full powered avatars. The gods themselves will return to their overworlds and come back later.