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08 October 2009 @ 09:59 pm
SPN #5x05 Fallen Idols (episode review)  
I'm pretty tired and got a headache coming on again... *sigh*... but here's my review for this ep. Hope it's somewhat coherent. ;) Again, I'd appreciate it if there's no bashing of either character. Thanks in advance.

I liked the way this ep showed the boys trying to get back to business together. Of course I knew it wouldn't be easy, that once we had that final scene from last episode they wouldn't just fall back into it totally comfortable. But more on that later.

Cross-fandom geek alert! Paul McGillion who played Dr. Carson Beckett on Stargate Atlantis played Jim in the teaser and beginning of the episode! *squeeee*

Alright, I think I'm okay now... *cough*  LOL. But it was awesome seeing him. I'm glad it wasn't him who met his end. But what a way for that other guy to go, smashed into the windshield of Lil Bastard like that.

So we have the boys talking in the car. Dean is all gung ho about this case, while Sam is still trying to make sense of this whole thing they're involved in ... icing the Devil. Dean says it's all about them putting the training wheels back on. Sam asks if he's talking just about him - that Sam needs the training wheels. Dean clarifies that BOTH of them need the training wheels. As a TEAM. He wants there to be a fresh start for both of them. Sam seems okay with that.

The sheriff was played by the guy who played Chuck Lambert, the pilot in Phantom Traveler! Cool! :D

Boys in suits: always a nice sight. ;)

Only natural that Dean would geek out over James Dean's car. I loved how he was talking to the car before he was going to get down underneath it to get the vehicle number, the whole "don't worry baby, I'm not going to hurt you." Heh. And I LOVED how Sam startled him, the way he put his head down and asked if Dean needed a flashlight. Hee, silly puppy sneaking up on him! And Dean is all nervous, telling him not to move or speak since he's afraid of the car falling on him (because that car has pretty much killed anyone who's touched it).

They're going to have to find out who owned the car before and Sam says it will be lots of research. Dean says it'll be right up his alley. 'Cause, according to Dean, Sam keeps research next to his bed with the KY. LOL.

Dean's at a bar hitting on the bartender. Sam calls, hears the sound of pool being played (sounds like anyway) and asks if he's in a bar. Dean says it's a restaurant that happens to have a bar. Heh. It turns out that car actually wasn't James Dean's. So... whose was it then?

Then we cut to victim #2. Maybe it's just me but I found that scene funny. Come on, a vicious Abe Lincoln? LOL. And the blood ends up splattered all over the framed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation (or was it Gettysburg Address?).

Puppy speaks Spanish! *squee* Okay, so it's just Freshman Spanish, but still. I studied Spanish for 6 years so I could understand the maid/housekeeper quite well. She describes the attacker as being tall and having a beard. And wearing a "sombrero."

Dean: Dude was wearing a sombrero?

LOL. No, a very tall hat like Abe Lincoln would wear. I love how Sam corrects Dean's Spanish. Dean said "muchos" something and Sam told him it was "muy", not "muchos." Aww, love me some Geek!Sammy.

So they end up at the wax museum. Dean laughs at a wax figure of Gandhi. Sam takes exception and says Gandhi was a great man. Dean: For a Smurf.

At first I thought the guy who worked at the wax museum was a bit shady, but I guess it turned out that he wasn't part of it. He's just trying have a successful business and has an appreciation for old stuff. He's even wearing Fonzie's jacket from Happy Days seasons 2-4.

Back at the hotel, Dean is on the phone with who turns out to be Bobby. Sam overhears him talking about the apocalypse, and how "we know whose fault that is." Sam understandably assumes Dean's talking about him. Though I'm not totally sure. It would be really easy to assume he was just talking about Sam only, but I think it's possible he might've been referring to both of them. It's hard to tell at this stage, but I understand why Sam assumes he's talking about him. He tells Dean that he overheard and says that he thought they were getting a fresh start. Dean says this is as fresh as they're going to get. Hmm.... I'm not sure what to make of this....

So they're back in the wax museum. Dean takes Abe's actual real hat and sticks it on his head, doing an impression of him, "Four score and seven years ago" and all. I'm sorry, but that cracked me up. And I love the bitchface Sam gives him, almost like "will you stop fooling around already?" As soon as Sam stuck his face right up into the Abe figure I was going "No, don't do it!!" False alarm, but the door slams shut on him and Gandhi attacks him. Another monster going for the Sammy Neck. Isn't it funny how a lot of them do that? LOL. But Dean rushes in and his first reaction is surprise that a guy like Gandhi has such a hold on Sam. He says that the guy is squirrel-y. Hee. Finally Sam wheezes out that it's Gandhi's actual glasses and Dean grabs them, setting fire to them. 

Later at the hotel, Sam says he doesn't think this will work between them. He says that he's trying to do his part but Dean's making it hard. He also shares a bit more ... says that he went with Ruby to get away from Dean. Dean says "so this is my fault?" Sam says no, it's HIS fault, but he didn't want to be just Dean's little brother. He tells Dean he has to let him grow up. Aw. :( A part of me cried then and there. But yeah, I know Sammy has to grow up. And it's clear he wants a more proactive role in this.

Sam does an autopsy and finds seeds in the victims' bodies. I thought it was kind of interesting how the camera seemed to linger on the blood on his gloves, as if they were going to show us that he's still not over the blood addiction. But looked like Sammy was okay there - he was more focused on the seeds. He tells Dean about them, that they're seeds he's never seen before and Dean marvels at what a geek he is. It turns out the seeds are from somewhere in the Balkans, from a forest that had burned down 30 years ago and have something to do with an old forest god ("Leshi" I think was the name?).

When they go back to the police station, we see two upset teens saying that their friend was taken. They say they didn't know "she" was so mean. When the boys ask who they're referring to, they admit it's Paris Hilton. They say that she looked good, and was thin and fast. Heh.

They're back at the museum and they go out back, finding the kidnapped girl there. That pink shirt she was wearing looked like the same one that Tara Benchley, the girl from Hollywood Babylon, was wearing. Didn't it? :)

And here comes Paris. Wow, she really puts up a fight, doesn't she. She sneers "awesome" at our restrained boys.

She's also filing her nails with a knife. At least that's what it looked like she was doing. Or sharpening them. Whatever it was, Dean looked like he was getting a bit peeved, lol

So Paris was the forest god. She laughs about people today worshiping celebrities like they're gods. She says "they're just people with little dogs and spray-on tans." *snerk* And instead of old-time religion there's US Weekly. Though Dean says he's more of a Penthouse man. *wink* She intends to eat the boys, saying that someone started the apocalypse (and of course the camera cuts to Sam) and now she's just going out and having fun. Dean says she won't eat him, because he's not a Paris Hilton fan and he's never seen House of Wax. Sam's look was priceless. Hee! Paris says she can read Dean's mind and says that John is Dean's idol. She's apparently going to "create" him when Dean goes off on her and they fight. She's really whaling on him when Sam breaks free and starts axing her.

"Paris" gets her head chopped off by Sam!! Could it be any better? LMAO :D And my gosh, he actually looked hot covered with the blood and that look on his face... the way he laughed at Dean that he got whaled on by Paris Hilton. And Dean tells him to shut up. lol

So at the very end Dean tells Sam he thought about what Sam said earlier, that he's right. He admits he broke the first seal, so he has his share of blame also. He tells Sam he's sorry, and Sam thanks him.

And, and AND... he asks Sam if he wants to drive! Sam does. I totally got flashbacks to Wendigo, when Dean asked Sam in the beginning if he wanted to drive (after he started awake from the dream of him at Jess' grave) and then at the end Sam saying he's going to drive. And they go into the car and drive off to Stevie Wonder's "Superstitious."

And the song continues into a "Soon" promo. Wow, haven't seen one of those since........... end of Crossroad Blues? Guess they had to do it since the ep came up a little short on time. But I'm glad they did it. Looks like we're in for quite a few interesting eps coming up. But I won't spoil any further just in case any of you haven't seen it. :)

So ... final thoughts. I was really looking forward to this ep, because I thought it'd be a nice, more light-hearted change of pace from the more serious eps we've had thus far. And in a way, it was. But we still had those serious moments between the boys, with Sam thinking Dean is still blaming just him for this, telling Dean he has to let him grow up and all. And finally Dean admitting at the end that he broke the first seal and apologizing to Sam. I have to say, when I saw the scene with Dean on the phone with Bobby, I just knew a lot of people would be screaming for Dean's head. That he doesn't trust Sam and he should give him a break. And then I figured there'd be a lot of people angry with Sam for saying he went with Ruby to get away from Dean. I thought there was sure to be a battle royal between Sam girls and Dean girls. You guys know I'm a bit more of a Sam girl than a Dean girl, but I love them both and I try to be as fair to both as I can. I try to see both their points of view and understand why they act the way they do.

One thing is for sure, though. I'm glad that Dean told Sam at the end that he broke the first seal, that he has his blame in this too and that he apologized to Sam. I'm not going to dissect and analyze his words to death and say "oh he didn't sound like he meant it" or whatever. For now I'm just glad that he did it. It sounds like they are making baby steps. It's not going to be easy, but they are still at the beginning. Sam wants a more proactive role and doesn't want to be just Dean's little brother. It sounds like Dean will at least try to honor that. I bet it won't be easy, though. He's always looked at Sam as his little brother whom he always had to look after. But letting Sam grow up will show that he trusts him. We'll see what happens.

So yeah, I did like this episode. I really did. :)

ETA: Totally forgot to add that both boys looked SO hot tonight... I really wanted to pet Sam's hair on more than one occasion :D
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
summers84summers84 on October 8th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
1-Sam needs to teach Dean how to speak Spanish because that was really hot.
2-Sam looked really hot with the blood on his face.
3-I was frightened for Dean when he went under the car.
4-I thought that Abraham Lincoln was going to kill Sam.
5-The wax figures scared me.
6-Dean and Sam need to be tied up more often.
7-Dean was adorable when he spoke to the car.
8-It was really wonderful to hear Dean laugh and smile (even if it was for a bit) again.
9-I thought that Papa Winchester was going to make an appearance when Paris told Dean that his father was his idol.
10-Next week episode confuses me.
jessm78: AHBLjessm78 on October 9th, 2009 10:33 am (UTC)
1. I so agree :D
2. Also agree! :D
3. Agree!

Actually I'll just say I agree to all of it, lol. The "Soon" part was for a few episodes actually. I think it showed previews of episodes 6-8 so yeah, I guess it could be a confusing mish-mash.
Kayleighacsgrlie on October 8th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
I totally had flashbacks to Wendigo too! That and The Benders when Sam teased Dean for getting beat up by Paris (like how Dean said Sam was getting rusty when he let the little girl get the drop on him).
This episode was OK in my book. A little boring at times but I liked that they did all the research on their own. Felt like a good 'ol MOTW S1 ep to me.
I'm glad they finally acknowledged that Dean broke the first seal too. I was wondering if he even told Sam before but it must've been off camera since Sam didn't seem that surprised by it.
Hopefully we'll see their relationship become stronger. I found myself saying that "I love that rut!" when Sam was complaining about it lol.

And that SOON promo. AWESOME!! I'd say it's the best one since the one since Nazareth. And those boys could so have their own CSI!! haha.
jessm78: AHBLjessm78 on October 9th, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
Ooh, thanks for bringing up The Benders, I'd almost forgotten about that. But Sam teasing Dean like that kind of reminded me of that episode Too!

Yeah, it did drag a bit in places, but with the MOTW it did feel more like a S1 episode. Been missing that for a while. :)

I was worried that they were never going to address it, but I'm so glad they finally did. I noticed Sam didn't seem too surprised, so that's my theory too - that it happened off-screen. Which kinda stinks, actually. I would have liked to have seen Sam's initial reaction. But oh well.

I hope so too. I loved that rut myself, lol

The Soon promo was WIN. I totally forgot they had one at the end of 4x20 too, but it wasn't as long as this one. Loved the music in the background, and totally dug the boys in their CSI! :D
<3evermcfearless on October 8th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
I liked this episode too. It was a much needed break from all the epic angst that Kripke has laid on us for the past 4 weeks. There was TONS of funny lines and the SOON promo was AWESOME.

Great re-cap, btw :D
jessm78: AHBLjessm78 on October 9th, 2009 11:37 am (UTC)
Exactly. I loved the funnies in this episode. Just their expressions alone had me cracking up big time.

Thanks! :)
*angi_is_altered on October 8th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
I loved,loved,loved it. You did a great review. I get too fangirly and I can't type out my feelings like that. Great job! The promo KILLED ME! Just killed me!
jessm78: AHBLjessm78 on October 9th, 2009 11:54 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D Don't ask me how I do it... I get all fangirly over it too, but I have to shove it all to the back of my mind so I can write something coherent (though I HATE doing that sometimes, lol). The promo was all kinds of AWESOME. :)
Paige: Sam Winchester True Fact: Control Buttonkate_mct on October 8th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Did anyone notice: Dean wearing his leather coat at the end?! I went back and checked twice, he's wearing the leather coat for the first time in awhile!! *Squees*
jessm78: AHBLjessm78 on October 9th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
I went back and looked too (don't know how I missed it the first time), and you're right! I was so glad to see it again... I wonder if his wearing it again means anything, or maybe I'm just looking for something that isn't there.

In any event... *squeeeeee*
Melissa N. Tillotsonbrianshanelvr on October 9th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
My arguement has always been that they both had roles in the seals deal, even though they both didn't know about it at the time. I'm glad he sees that.
jessm78: AHBLjessm78 on October 9th, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
I totally agree. And I'm glad that he realizes it now too.
deej1957deej1957 on October 9th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
I watched it--east coast feed, and when it aired in regular time. LOVED it.

But-- I thought Sam's hair was awful-- looked like a bad wig....
jessm78: Supernatural: Jared S2 Promo (smile)jessm78 on October 9th, 2009 08:11 am (UTC)
It was a great departure from what we've had so far this season.

Hee... I admit at times it did look a little "off"... the thing that bugs me about it the most is when he has it all pushed back behind his ears and plastered down. But there were times last night when it wasn't like that, like when they were in the wax museum (when Dean was doing the bad Abe Lincoln impersonation), and when Paris was attacking them.

I was also marveling at the length... I don't think he's ever had it this long in the show, has he? Don't get me wrong - my favorite will always be the shaggy S1/early S2 mop with bangs and I still really miss it, but at various times last night I wanted to reach into the TV and pet that hair.
Live like you mean it and love til you feel it: Dean Sam Castiel - OT3rei17 on October 9th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
Thank you! Thank you! *bows*
I'm really into your reviews you know? ;) This seems to be my bashing-free-fandom-zone nowadays.
I haven't seen the episode yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. =)
As for the bashing - I couldn't agree woth you more. I have seen Sam!girls who totally want to kill Dean for daring to be angry or hurt (....) and I have seen Dean!girls who were angry when Dean called at the end of 5x04, because Dean is always the first to apologize - which is stupid because Sam went there first and asked Dean to come back.
Either way - it sucks.
So thank you. I really appreciate it. ^^
jessm78: AHBLjessm78 on October 9th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)
*grin* Anytime! :)

Aw, thanks for your kind words! All the bashing really gets to me, so I've declared my LJ a bashing-free zone and I try to be as objective as possible in my reviews.

Exactly. It really sucks.

No problem, and thanks again for the kind words. :)
anastdean: picDean anastdean on October 9th, 2009 06:40 am (UTC)
I liked it too.
Very good episode and though I thought we'd have a totally light episode we have the bro moments of the ending that were needed yes.
I think now we can say for sure that Dean has forgiven Sammy.
jessm78: AHBLjessm78 on October 9th, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think we really needed those moments and I'm glad we got them.

I agree, hon. I can't wait to see what is in store for them next.
Fernandanandapadalecki on October 9th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy with this episode!!!!
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: Friday 13th textlessjessm78 on October 9th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
Me too, hon! :D
winchesterwomanwinchesterwoman on October 10th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
Jessica ¿me entiendes? ¿si te escribo en español me entiendes? ¿ o te cuesta trabajo entender? ¿entiendes más el español hablado que el escrito?

Jessica: ¿do you understand me? If I write you in spanish do you get me? or you have problems to understand it? do you get more the spoken spanish that the written spanish?






jessm78: AHBLjessm78 on October 11th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
Re: wowo
Si, te entiendo. Entiendo mas el espanol que el escrito.

LOL Sorry hon, I guess it didn't get mentioned in our conversation! I learned it in school, but I still have my books so I like to read them so I don't forget the language!

AWWW hon you are adorable! :D

Thank you!! I hope you're having a nice day!
winchesterwomanwinchesterwoman on October 11th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)

ESPERA ESPERA... " ENTIENDO MAS EL ESPAÑOL QUE EL ESCRITO" HERE YOU MISSED ONE WORD. because your understand more what Spanish that the written? the spoken I must spouse

SIIIIII JESSSICAAAAAAA ME EMOCIONA UN BUEN QUE PUEDAS ENTENDERLO, PERO ES MÁS. TU me puedes escribir en español, yo te puedo corregir para que lo aprendas mejor, y hasta te enseño las palabras que se usan a diario. y yo te escribo en ingles y tu me corriges hahahahahahha

YESSS JESSSICAAA IT IS SO EMOCIONATING FOR ME, THAT YOU CAN GET IT, WELL LET ME TELL YOU YOU CAN write me in spanish and I can correcto you in order to you learn it better, even more I can teach you words that we use daily and I write you in english and you correct me!!!

hehehe you know,. you must know how awful is my english with my story, you can, maybe notice at this time what are my must frequent grammar mistakes! I would love to hear from you what they are!!! I don´t know if it can be alittle boring or tired for you but I always can help you with the spanish

¡¡¡caray!! Dios santooooo, ME EMOCIONA TANTO QUE PUEDA ESCRIBIRTE EN ESPAÑOL , siendo tu una de las personas que más estimo de aquí del mundo de Lj ohh Dioooooosss!!!!

Holy God, I am so exciting that I can write in in spanish, being you one of the peiple what I be fond?? )something like that it is to be fond but I don´t know if it has to be w conjugated in some way....) here in the lj world OHHH MY GOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDD


I JUST WANT to hug you and jump with you as a crazy girl just for happiness YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYY




spilled_coffeespilled_coffee on October 10th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Loved the ep
jessm78jessm78 on October 11th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
Me too! :D