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25 September 2008 @ 10:04 pm
Supernatural #4.02 Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester (ep review)  
Yay. I've just learned that livejournal has disabled the Rich Text Editor for users of Firefox version 2.0...whatever. Meaning me. So I've got to do my entries with the nifty, lovely HTML editor. Yay, making LJ cuts by hand is fun. Writing out all that HTML by hand is fun. Not.

And they "hope to re-enable it in the future." I guess the nasty buggers *are* gonna get me to download the piss-poor Firefox 3 after all. *fumes*

Anyway... calming down enough so I can post my review, for what it's worth. Hopefully this will work...

Loved the opening montage! Yay, more classic rock! I couldn't place the song, though... it sounded very familiar. I must have heard it before, but I can't think of the title.

Is it me, or did both boys look especially HOT in this episode?!

Hm, I think Dean/Pie is trying to give Dean/Metallicar a run for its money as the OTP Dean 'ship. *grin*

Sam thinks that Castiel is serious business. Dean still very much highly doubts the existence of God. Again, in character. Bobby doesn't want to touch that with a 10 foot pole.

As soon as Sam exited the car at the gas station and Ruby showed up again, I kind of went, "oh, no...where is this leading..." But it was a very quick scene. Ruby thinks this is serious business, too.

Pretty freaky with all the hunters being targeted, and then killed. Sam coming face-to-face with Henriksen in the Men's Room... *shivers*

What's up with the two little girl spirits going after Bobby, though? I wonder what exactly their history is with him. I know all the spirits that showed up were those of the people they couldn't save. But I wonder how Bobby knows them... just two random little girls whom he couldn't save, I guess?

Spirit!Meg! She really is looking quite different... not bad actually. Heh, so the demon that had taken her over made her cut her hair like that. And her little sister committed suicide after they learned Meg was dead? Oh, my... Was interesting though, when she met up with Sam and mentioned Ruby. It looked as though Sam was starting to think about that - before blowing her away, of course.

I knew Ronald (er... Spirit!Ronald) was going to show up... too bad he wasn't in it very much.

Love Bobby's little safe hideaway there. Dean's right - he's awesome!! And the Bo Derek poster on the wall? Ha! Oh, Bobby. :D

When he was doing that chant to get rid of the witnesses, it almost sounded like he was speaking Hebrew...

This whole witness deal is a sign of the Apocalypse? Oh, boy. And Castiel confirms this to Dean. Dean is still of course skeptical about God's existence. I liked how Castiel told him he wasn't like the fluffy kind of Angel - that he's a warrior or soldier. And about how this is one of the seals that was broken, and the last one to be broken would mean Lucifer would take over (if I'm remembering correctly). Looks like Dean's ears perked up upon hearing that. And let's not forget about how he told Dean he was the one who raised him up from Hell, and he can send him back there.

And then when he woke up and had that little conversation with Sam, about how it's okay for Sam to believe that God is out there. And that if he believes in God, would he believe that the Devil exists, too. I'm not really sure what to think of that.

I wonder if Dean is getting worried that Sam might end up fighting on the side of the Devil. I know I am just a bit. It almost seems like they'll have brother pitted against brother. Whatever happens, I just hope that both boys will end up fighting on the same side. But I'm probably thinking too far ahead. Meh, it's kind of late and I'm not thinking too clearly. Should probably retire to bed now...
Current Mood: crankycranky
♪ PARTNER IN CRIME ♪shipwrecking on September 25th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
YES. Both of the boys were looking fantastic tonight. I'm a big fan of the scene at the end when Sam was sleeping on the couch. He's too pretty.

THE PIE. That was awesome. Two episodes in and we've already had like, what, five mentions of pie? Supernatural should totally get in touch with some famous pie company and just start advertising their stuff on the show. COME ON, KRIPKE. YOU WERE COMPLAINING ABOUT A BUDGET.

Spirit!Meg was awesome. She really got to both of the boys.

The scene with Ruby was short, so I didn't really know what to make of it. She seems a lot more like a kicked puppy with her tail between her legs this season than the snarktastic demon we saw in three. I don't know if we can blame that on the actress or just the change in situations, but I'm still gonna withhold judgment on her until later on down the road when we see more clips of her in action.

The seals + Lucifer thing? VERY NICE. I wonder what the other ones are? What will they do?
jessm78: Sam grinningjessm78 on September 25th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, I *heart* that Sleeping Sammy scene! *sigh* he looked so pretty and peaceful. :)

That would be too cool! Maybe Sara Lee or Marie Callender (or however her name is spelled)... some product placement couldn't hurt them, and heck yeah, it'll be good for the budget!

Indeed she did.

Yeah, it was pretty short. Still not enough for me to really form much of an opinion on her. That's a good description of her so far, though... very different from the Ruby of last season. Yep, gonna withhold judgment on her myself till we see more of her.

Yes. Very nice touch. Hmm, maybe we'll find out a little more about them soon? I know I'm curious.
minion to the evil plot bunnies: SPN - the boys smiledeviantfantasy on September 25th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
I loved this episode. If I wasn't grumpy, I'd probably have more to say. ;-)

Firefox 3 works better for me than 2 ever did. 2 was always crashing on me. But I lost a lot of my add-ons when I switched to 3. >:(
jessm78: Hollywood Babylonjessm78 on September 27th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
Aw... grumpiness is gone, I hope? :)

I'm glad it works for you. I use it at work, and at first I hated the conflicts it had with LJ. Like whenever you'd do the "add link" thing in the rich text editor, it always did this "javascript:void" thing. But that seems to have been ironed out now. The other thing that bugs me is that whenever you log in on a website, it does that "do you want firefox to keep this password?" thing. I'm not crazy about the way it appears as a bar on the top of the window and pushes everything down until you click off of it. I prefer the window that pops up in version 2. See how picky I am? ;)

I have a few add-ons too that I'm worried will be gone if I switch to 3.
The girl with the name from BtVS: no place like home lolyukisherry on September 26th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
Dean/Pie vs. Dean/Metallicar!!! *lol*

me, too, wonders what the deal with the two little girls was. maybe we#ll find out later. :)
lovetheguyslovetheguys on September 26th, 2008 07:20 am (UTC)
I need to re-watch the ep again, but when Castiel warned Dean that he could put him back into the pit just as easily as he took him out, I got goose pimples all over my body! That scared the crap out of me! Also, when Meg was chastising Sam for what he was doing with Ruby, I felt the same sense of horror. Nicki Aycox still has a way with the role of Meg! As for those twin girls chasing Bobby--brrrrr! Love his little panic room, though, very cool! Love, Robin
CaptainLon: I Missed Youcaptainlon on September 26th, 2008 08:48 am (UTC)
Yup both looked gorgeous in this episode, but as usual Sam looked even more stunning here lol. Mmmmmmmmm! He's mine! Check out my review too babe! lol

I'm totally waiting for a puppy picspam for this episode. He was like so gorgeous I'm all teenie here hahaha
Amaranth Traces: hehamaranthtraces on September 27th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
Just caught the episode on the Space channel. Missed it last night 'cause I was on my way home from dinner with thraesja. It plays Friday nights and Saturday afternoons up here in Canada, so I've been avoiding your review until I caught the ep.

I'm not entirely sure I like this new story arc. I lost interest in the X-Files when that show became all about the conspiracy. I hope that doesn't happen with Supernatural if this prophecy plot becomes the main focus of the series.

I was surprised when Sam was pinned behind the desk by the two girl!ghosts. I was expecting him to use his new brain!mojo to push back, but it seemed he wasn't willing to demonstrate his powers in front of his brother. Even when it means freeing himself to potentially save the lives of Dean or Bobby. That makes me worry about Sam's ultimate motives more than a little...

And I'm really curious about Castiel's statement about six of his brothers who were killed that week. He was making demons' eyes spontaneously combust when they looked up on him. What the heck amount of power would it take to kill his kind? I'm reserving judgement right now as to whether or not he's being honest about what he is.

Obviously, I'm still interested in the show. My biggest concern with the new storyline (which is a concern I had last season too) is if I miss an episode, will I lose track of what's going on?

Anyway... Great review, Jess. Interesting insights. I'm looking forward to next week.