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7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Supernat... · 0 replies · +7 points

Charlie was brought back to life by Gadreel and Rowena by her spell, but it's definitely rare that a resurrection outlasts the episode it occurs in! Other than the leads the only other example I can think of is Samuel Campell, which was exciting until they completely botched coming up with an adequate storyline for him.

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Supernat... · 0 replies · +2 points

Hi again, I only comment every now and again but I always am interested to see what you think of the latest episode!

This season I've been bracing for 'terrible' every time Bucklemming's turn comes up, and it's really helped improve my overall enjoyment of the show. My reaction to this episode went ... I can work with this. And then I wrote two fix-its in like a day! XD

First, absolutely agree that Kevin's exit was too abrupt and he needed more to do. Fortunately, the solution was staring right at us:

Secondly, this is my attempt to make sense of the Dean/Amara 'connection' and then also look at how Sam reacts to Lucifer by means of a Winchester Feelings Discussion:

I really do feel much better about the episode now!

8 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Supernat... · 2 replies · +3 points

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Where do you find that info? The best I could find was looking at the patterns past seasons have followed!

8 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Supernat... · 1 reply · +9 points

Real thoughts cannot be summed up yet other than squeeeee that was awesome, so please enjoy a little extra clip of certain goofballs veering off-script!

Also the live-tweeting everyone did to celebrate this episode was epic!

8 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Supernat... · 0 replies · +1 points

Oh, no argument here if they ever get around to killing him for being an evil unredeemable jerk. The overly literal part of my brain just had to respond to "Crowley didn't do anything to put Lucifer back in his cage." Regardless of his reasoning, he did contribute.

8 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Supernat... · 1 reply · +4 points

I feel like I'm a rarity in this fandom because everybody seems to take for granted that Chuck was/is God, but I don't buy it. He's just too human in every episode we see pre-Swan Song. What I could buy though, is the idea that God is possessing Chuck now, that his line of prophets is really a line of potential vessels he has lined up, down through the ages for when he needs them. (I thought about capitalizing He but I think it's best not to think of SPN-verse God as, y'know, real God, however you want to interpret the reality of God.)

I'm not sure what that has to do with this episode, except that I'm nervous they're going to screw it up, I guess. I liked it but not wholeheartedly, I think maybe a lot of that is nerves that they could mess up a lot of the stuff they're playing with. Plus that I am getting impatient with Dean failing to open his mouth and talk.

I was surprised by "God's sister" accompanied by a feeling of inevitability, because if this show can't play with sibling dynamics and reflect them back around Sam and Dean, then what kind of theme has it even got at all? Way to go, if that's what we were going for, show.

I do very much like that Sam and Cas are both struggling with how to move forward from their recent choices and traumas, in very individual ways that nonetheless tied in really well together here. Well done.

And the Cage! That makes a scary amount of sense, can't wait to see what happens with it!

8 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Supernat... · 2 replies · +3 points

I'm not a huge Crowley fan, but the fact that he materially contributed to beating Lucifer is really why I think they've put up with so much of his crap without killing him yet: that and his knack for being useful enough to slip into 'demon you know' category whenever there's a bigger bad around. He gave them the Colt back, and convincingly enough protested that he'd thought it would work, which who knows, maybe it could've if they'd "emptied it into his face" and then dismembered him or something, instead of being overwhelmed after one shot wasn't enough. But anyway, then he helped them get the last two Horsemen's rings, which were pretty instrumental in the plan.

I kind of like thinking that you have a bit of a soft spot for people who've helped stop an Apocalypse with you, is I guess what I'm saying.

8 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Supernat... · 0 replies · +3 points

You know, I'm not even sure I'd describe it as Sam prioritizing himself over everyone else - I think it was more that his idea of 'acceptable losses' came unmoored. He was super dedicated to taking out monsters because that was best for the world, and it was the skill set he was most equipped for, so that was his purpose. And if the occasional civilian got in the way, well, it was still a net positive in the long run that the monster get taken out.

He was repeatedly willing to risk his own life for things, as well as Dean's. I do think he was mostly in favor of getting his soul back - up until Death said it was so damaged that he'd likely be unable to function, at which point the cost-benefit shifted for him, because he considered himself highly functional as he was. And the upshot of that analysis was that Bobby would be an acceptable loss if It meant Sam wasn't a basket case.

I think if it'd been a choice between Sam or the world, though, he could've made the choice for the world just as easily as a choice for himself. The problem was that there wasn't a problem- he didn't see what was so pressingly urgent about getting his soul back, since it was only affecting him, right?

8 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Supernat... · 0 replies · +4 points

I was also pleasantly surprised by this episode! I was expecting a possibly very mediocre MotW episode after Baby last week, and this was a MotW, but it was also good!

I LOVE the reflections on the past, I felt Sam's history was very present in this episode, from the "it's not a fetish" for serial killers (HAH! We've totally seen that at least a couple times before! And I love how he nerded out in Lizzie's bedroom) to the examinations of what soullessness means to different people - which was simultaneously something you couldn't help relating back to S6 Sam, and also hugely relevant to this season if Amara's going to keep going around eating souls (all signs point to yes, she will) so there was a lot to think about!

The red herring with the mother worked so well - she was having an affair and her husband was a meth dealer, so it made total sense for her not to want to answer questions from cops or FBI. She had a lot to hide, it just didn't turn out to be the kind of things Sam and Dean were looking for! Meanwhile the babysitter had much less of an emotional reaction to being interviewed, which made much more sense - I would have wondered at it if the mother's angry reaction had turned out to be a symptom of soullessness.

Overall I've really been enjoying this season so far, and Mark, I'm really glad you've liked the last couple episodes!

8 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Supernat... · 0 replies · +4 points

"And that's because Crowley murdered her (and Dean barely seemed to care)."

At this point Crowley has directly or indirectly killed or gotten killed so many of Dean's friends, associates, and random people standing around that he probably just doesn't bother protesting anymore. Like, that's totally Crowley's thing.