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09 October 2008 @ 10:00 pm
Supernatural #4.04 Metamorphosis (Episode Review)  
Yay, looks like the Rich Text format is back! (and I didn't upgrade FF yet)  :D

Here is my review.. hopefully it's somewhat coherent *g*

OMG.  Well, I knew there would be a clash between the boys.  Sure happened quickly, didn't it.

Sammy is off asking some random possessed guy where Lilith is.  New!Ruby is with him... meh.  Have I mentioned that I haven't warmed up to her yet?  I don't know why... but I just can't make myself really like her.  Sammy does his freaky power thing and exorcises the demon.  I really got a chill when New!Ruby asked him how he felt.  When he said it made him feel great, I honestly thought that the guy was dead and hearing Sam say that scared me.  But then he checks the guy's pulse and the guy wakes up.  *phew* Okay, Sammy, you're off the hook.

But, oh boy.  We see Dean looming in the distance, watching all this.  Oh, prepare for a showdown.

What I found interesting was that when Dean went off on Sam, he mentioned what Castiel told him - that if he didn't stop Sam, they would.  He then said something like "see, even God is worried!"  But I thought Dean was pretty dead set against the existence of God and all that... I guess that has started to change?

Dean punched Sam! And not just once, but twice! Flashbacks to Bloodlust (although that was just once).  You can tell Dean's actions here are born out of fear.  He is still reeling from what Castiel has told him about Sam.  And poor Sam starts apologizing for not saying anything about this sooner. Aw. :(  He says that he is saving people by exorcising them.  Dean tells him to use that knife, but Sam says that kills the person.  Sam really wants Dean to see that he's doing this for a good reason. 

Then comes the call from Travis about this Jack guy acting all weird.

I liked Travis.  Nice scene in the beginning between him and the boys.  And I liked when he was telling them about the Rugaru (Dean: "That sounds made up." Heh).  Then Sam tells him about the research he did on them.  Dean's reply cracked me up... the whole "Sam loves research. He keeps it under the bed with his K-Y.  It's a sickness."  *giggles*

Travis insists that they have to kill Jack by torching him.  Sam doesn't want to be so trigger happy.  He wants to see if they can talk some sense into Jack so that he won't feed and become this monster.  It's easy to see why he's pushing this.  He sees a parallel between himself and Jack.  That there is something nasty inside of him and he can't give in to it.  If he doesn't he'll be okay.  Travis asks Dean if there's something up with Sam and Dean replies that he doesn't want to know.

Okay, the scene where Jack started shoving that raw meat into his mouth really squicked me out.  It shows his out of control hunger really well, but... eh, I was all squinty-eyed there. :P  And a bit so when he was in the bar and broke the wrist of the big guy that was tormenting that random girl.

Whoa, another big argument between Dean and Sam.  Sam makes Dean stop the car, or he will.  Eek.  Sam tells Dean that he can't understand what he's going through.  He hates the way Dean looks at him.  He knows he's a freak.  Aww :(  My heart started breaking a little there.  He knows he has demon blood, but he wants Dean to see that he's trying to use his powers for good.  It's understandable that Dean is wary of this given what Castiel has told him, definitely.  But poor Sam really thinks he's going good and he really wants Dean to see that.

Well, Sam, talking to Jack didn't work, obviously.  And then Travis heads over to his place anyway.  For some reason his going in half-cocked reminded me of Isaac and Tamara from The Magnificent Seven. 

I love when Dean and Sam were doing their stakeout and burst into the place when they thought Jack was going to go after his wife.  Love how they kicked the door open, the wife screams, and Dean sputters out "Hey, we're here to... uh, save you, I guess." *snicker*

Oh, man. Jack breaks Travis' casted arm... and begins to feast on him.  :P

Okay, how did I know that a commercial break was coming as soon as Jack started attacking the boys?

Sammy comes to in a closet.  Dean is unconscious.  Sam tries to talk to Jack, tries to convince him not to hurt Dean.  To fight it.  Again he's thinking of his own situation.  Telling Jack that there is something inside of him, but he doesn't have to be a monster.  He doesn't have to fall into that pit.  He can fight it.

But, no, Jack apparently can't. He's going to attack Dean.  Until Sam escapes from the closet (I'm assuming by using the wire hanger? He didn't use his powers to do so like he did in Nightmare, did he?) and turns Jack into Crispy!Jack.  Yay, he saved Dean. :)

Poor Puppy... er, I mean, Sam... ;) ... is quiet during the drive back.  He tells Dean he was right about Jack.  Dean is still worried about Sam and his powers, and then Sam tells him he's done with them.  What?  Dean hopes so.  Sam apparently doesn't want to become a monster.  I think that seeing what happened to Jack, that he kept slipping further and further away, and kept getting hungrier, and in the end there was no way to save himself (or for anyone to save him).  I think Sam is starting to get scared that this could happen to him.  Perhaps he could endanger the lives of those he loves. 

Or maybe he's lying to Dean.  I really don't want to believe that.  Maybe Sam will ease up on using his powers.  Maybe not.  But it seems that what he saw gave him a bit of pause about this whole thing.  I guess we will see how it plays out.
All in all, very nicely done ep.  I'm really looking forward to next week's. *grin*

And watching the show has cheered me up... after feeling kinda crppy before I've forgotten all about it.  I love that this show can do that for me. *smiles*

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deej1957deej1957 on October 9th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
I have to say-- I totally agree with everything you said.

I felt so bad for Sam in this episode. He wants so badly for Dean to understand how he feels and why he's doing what he is, and Dean just doesn't want to know.

I was almost in tears at the scene where Sam is telling Dean how he was all alone and still trying to hunt and... sniffle.

I do wish Sam hadn't cut Dean off at the end though. There was a good moment for a heart to heart.
jessm78: Sam smiling in Salvationjessm78 on October 9th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)

I did, too. I felt bad when he kept apologizing to Dean and trying to get him to understand, and Dean just seemed so dead set against it.

*sniffle* Yeah, poor baby. That broke my heart. :(

I thought there was a good opportunity there for a heart to heart. That disappointed me a little. I hope we get to see one of those in an upcoming episode.
winchesterwomanwinchesterwoman on October 9th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
jessm78: Sam smiling in Salvationjessm78 on October 9th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
You will enjoy it :)
Barbara Desmond: bare chestagegloomybardgirl on October 10th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
I just wanted to hug both of them. Poor Sam wanting so badly to save Jack because that would mean that he'd be okay too. That was a bit creepy when he said he'd stop the car. Yeah he could be lying but I think he might try after all he did use the coat hanger to open the door instead of his powers which could be a good sign. Too bad about Travis since I liked him. Oh the crunch of the cast and the eating was just ick. I'm glad I wasn't eating at the time because it would have come back up.
jessm78: Hollywood Babylonjessm78 on October 10th, 2008 08:25 am (UTC)
Oh, same here. Sam wanting to save Jack almost reminded me of what he said back in Playthings, the scene where he got drunk and was upset that he couldn't save the guy who died ... the whole "the more people I can save, the more I can change [my destiny]!" thing. Well, okay, maybe that's not exactly the same, but it did remind me of that a little. That's a good point. From what I could tell he did use the coat hanger to open the door. So maybe he will try hard not to use his powers again. I guess we'll find out.

Yeah, I was glad I wasn't eating anything either then. Bleah :P

(btw, I love your icon!)
Barbara Desmondgloomybardgirl on October 10th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
Hopefully he'll be a good boy but I couldn't help but think of Willow when she was trying to quit using magic. I'm not sure when I'll be having a burger unless I use the Dean philosophy of not letting the gross get in the way of enjoying my food.
jessm78: AHBLjessm78 on October 14th, 2008 10:12 am (UTC)
That's a good point. If he does give in to temptation, hopefully someone can pull him out of it. Heh...I'm now reminded of Dean's "how can I stay mad at you?" line from Time is On My Side. *g*
Barbara Desmondgloomybardgirl on October 14th, 2008 10:59 am (UTC)
Well I used that line and had a burger yesterday so there's no problem on that. Now the who that pulls him out is something I don't know because it might reach a point where even Dean can't talk him out of it especially since he views it as doing so much good.
(Anonymous) on October 10th, 2008 10:24 am (UTC)
The hunt this week really took a back seat to the trouble brewing between the brothers. I have to wonder if the boys are going to make it past this issue or is it going to divide them forever. (”http://redlightnaps.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/supernatural-metamorphosis/“)

I was a little surprised that Dean told Sam about what Castiel said, given his own epic internal battle () as to whether Castiel is real and if there really is a God.

And did I mention how much I hate Ruby right now!
jessm78: AHBLjessm78 on October 10th, 2008 10:47 am (UTC)
Good points. I've been wondering that myself and I hope that they will make it past this issue.

That surprised me as well. I thought it was a little sudden. I guess it just reveals how scared Dean is getting over what Sam is doing.

I hear ya! I really can't make myself like her. I was nearly cheering Dean on for going after her when he burst in on her and Sam.
vixen_logic: OTPvixen_logic on October 10th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
*tries not to read the review....*

And watching the show has cheered me up... after feeling kinda crppy before I've forgotten all about it. I love that this show can do that for me. *smiles* I know what you mean. The boys do that to me too *g*. Yay for SPN!
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam in ELAC (jessm78 on October 14th, 2008 10:09 am (UTC)
*giggles* I'm glad I didn't goof up and not stick it behind a cut. There have been people doing that on different sites lately. It gets so annoying...

They're great that way, aren't they? *g*

*hugs the boys*
CaptainLon: Sleepy Puppy <3captainlon on October 10th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
Oh I found I found! LOL

ONE WORD: LIMP!SAM!! Man I just loved him in this one! I loved both, but man did Jared shine here! OMG! I'm like totally in love LOL

I just love how he rests his head against the door near the end and closes his eyes. Awwwwwwwwwww!

AND when he reminds me of Heath Ledger (RIP)
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam in ELAC (jessm78 on October 14th, 2008 10:11 am (UTC)
Yes! Much Limp!Sam... hehe... He was great in this one! Loved him :D

I know! Pretty puppy... *sigh* That scene will be in my Puppy picspam :)

Awww :(
Jenniferxariesgirl78x on October 14th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
That was awesome, Jessie, you're right :) Any suggestions on getting rich text to work for me? It still won't.
jessm78: Sam smiling in Salvationjessm78 on October 14th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
Thanks Jen! :) Hmm, are you using Firefox version 2.0.17? I think that was the version they were talking about that had the problem. I'm still using that one and it started working for me again the other day. I looked on their Support page and it looks like the problem has been cleared up... it's not mentioned on that page anymore.

What I'd try doing is reloading the page and see if it comes up (it should be right next to the HTML tag). If it doesn't, you could try clearing your browser cache and cookies. Then go back to LiveJournal, sign in again if you have to, and see if it comes up. I hope that helps! :)

(btw, lovely icon! :D)
Jenniferxariesgirl78x on October 17th, 2008 09:12 am (UTC)
Thanks :) The SN last night was cool wasn't it, all black and white and Dean as fierce as ever (sigh) If you get to go to the con give him a hug for me please. I need to ask your help on one more thing.

And thanks, I love Paul in that scene too.
jessm78: Supernatural: Dean promo (jessm78 on October 17th, 2008 10:53 am (UTC)
It was! I was in a very good mood last night so I wrote up a very silly, punchy review in my LJ. *grin*

Will do! I'm going to tell him that I love sharing this show with people, that I've made so many good friends thanks to it and it's something we really enjoy watching. :)

Sure, fire away!

Jenniferxariesgirl78x on October 18th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
Lol and when Dean was talking to Sam about how when he came back from Hell he was all healed up and he even got his virginity back, that was a hoot. The look on Sam's face was priceless.

That would be so awesome if you did that, and tell him that hug's from me' cause I'm fond of him too.

Thank you for helping me with stuff, you're totally awesome chica, totally. I'll send you more on the Python story and there's a couple other things I have written, I'll send those to see what you think if they'd be postable somewhere.

Can you help me find a couple of things? There's two tunes I've been trying to download and the computer goes retarded. I think I'll work them in a fic or two somewhere.

One is a song by Maroon 5 called Goodnight Goodnight (the one they play on the CW ads a lot) and the other one is a Paul McCartney and Wings song called Some People Never Know.

If you can run across those, I'll give you the biggest hug humanly possible.
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam in ELAC (jessm78 on October 18th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I loved that scene... teehee :D

I'll do that! I don't know if I'll be able to give him an actual hug... I've heard that he isn't really that open to them because he's had some bad con experiences (I read that some crazed fangirl went overboard and tried to rush him at a con in the UK about a year ago). But I'll tell him you send him virtual hugs!

Awww, it's my pleasure, hon, really! I'm looking forward to reading more of the Python story and the other things you've got.

Sure! Is there some site in particular that you use for downloading? I go to Rhapsody since their software came with my mp3 player. Amazon.com usually has songs for download, but they're like $1 or so to buy. If there's anywhere specific you want me to try, let me know and I'll see if I can find them for ya. :)
Jenniferxariesgirl78x on October 19th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
If Rhapsody works for you, that's great, I appreciate the help.

That's so sad Jensen has such a bad experience, you can just tell him something like "jen says hello" or something, that's good enough for me.

You are so lucky to get to go!!! :) :)

I looked Jensen up online and he was born the same month and same year that I was. We are too aren't we? A month apart I think, 'cause your birthday's in February, but definitely the same year.

*hugs Jess* I hope you have a good rest of the weekend.
jessm78: Supernatural: Dean in Hollywood Babylonjessm78 on October 19th, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'll see what I can do. :)

Yeah, I felt bad when I heard that. Okay, I'll do that :)

Thanks! I still can't believe I'm going. I was hoping they'd have one on the east coast but Chicago is pretty much the closest one to home (all the other ones they have in LA usually).

Yep! It's so cool, isn't it? Actually I'm only four days older than him (his birthday is March 1st, '78 and mine is Feb. 25th), I couldn't believe it!

*huggles Jen back* Thanks! I hope you do too! :)
Jenniferxariesgirl78x on October 20th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
Thank you tons :) That is WAY cool on both counts.

We '78 people are awesome like that :)

*hugs Jess*

Hope you have a great week my friend.

And you do have an awesome birthday, 'cause that's George Harrison's birthday too.
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jessm78: Supernatural: Dean promo (jessm78 on October 17th, 2008 11:02 am (UTC)
Yep, it doesn't matter! I think what I worry about more is that I'm forgetting something important. Sometimes I'm just way too fangirly after watching an ep for the first time that I'll totally forget to mention something. In my review of last night's ep I had to edit my post a couple of times because I kept forgetting stuff. Hee...

Definitely. I thought we'd have to wait a little longer for the big clash to come. Hmm, maybe what we saw is just a little preview of an even bigger clash to follow? (no spoilers, just speculation *g*)

That's an interesting point. I do think that Castiel has influenced Dean a bit, but I think he could have been using it to push Sam's buttons there.

Me too. I was hoping it'd get brought up soon. I don't remember them ever saying anything about that in S3. The closest thing I remember is Sam saying "what kind of blade could kill a demon?" or something like that in The Magnificent Seven.

*giggle* I loved that moment.

Ditto. I'm a carnivore (er... omnivore, I guess, heh) and I found it really disgusting. It definitely needed *some* kind of warning!

Sammy the Heartbreaker. *sigh*

That scene was just made of win! :D

I doubt he will stop either. I do think that what happened to Jack affected Sam to some degree and gave him pause as to what could happen to him if he goes too far. But I don't see him being able to stop easily. I just hope that things turn out okay for him. No Sam-hunting for Castiel and his bunch.

Word! *smishes the whole lot of them* ;)