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01 October 2010 @ 10:44 pm
SPN #6x02 Two And A Half Men (Episode Review)  
Okay, I thought this episode just ROCKED.

To sum up very quickly....

Some great points:
1. Sam and Dean banter!
2. Sam and Dean trying to take care of a baby!
3. IMPALA, baby!!

Okay, so in detail...

We see a woman running from something with her baby clutched to her chest. She hides from it and then gets dragged away by something, leaving the poor baby listening to her screams.

Dean is going through the Impala's trunk, studying one of his guns with what appears to be reverence. Heh, it's obvious he doesn't want to stay away completely. But he covers the poor girl up again with the tarp.

So fearing for Lisa and Ben's safety after what happened last week, they've moved. Ben doesn't seem too happy.

We see Sam working a case by himself, I guess the case with the mom and the baby. And he's talking to Samuel about this. It doesn't look like Sam is too comfortable as he's talking to him. Samuel says that sometimes he worries about Sam. Sam: "Sometimes I worry about me, too." Aw. :(

Okay, it's obvious Dean has Lisa and Ben on lockdown. Hmm, some parallels here between him and John? Except in this case, Dean freaks out when he sees Ben handling one of the guns. He says Ben will never shoot a gun, and Ben retorts that Dean did so when he was his age. Dean yells at him. Aw, poor Ben at that instant. :( I know Dean doesn't want them living the life he did, but I still felt bad for the kid at that point.

Hee! We get to see Sammy eating!

Dean and Lisa talk about him yelling at Ben. It's obvious he's trying to protect them but she says she has to work and Ben has to go to school. She knows he's trying to protect them but he's scaring her.

Back to Sam's investigation... He tangles with a shapeshifter and nicks him with the knife. Then he finds... something... under the table. Something that he has to call Dean about. He tells Dean he needs his help and Dean says that he's out - he's staying out.... while laying salt down. Hmm, not exactly, Dean. Sam tells him to make an exception and to meet him or he'll drive right to his front door. Dean wants to know what's so important. Something has him concerned enough that he does meet Sam.

Heh! Love when Dean sees the baby and Sam says, "Welcome to the party, Mr. Gutenberg."

Dean's agreed to work with Sam on this I guess, because now he's showing Lisa how to use the gun. He's still expressing doubts about doing this until Lisa virtually throws him out of the house ("if you don't walk out, I'm going to shoot you." Yeah!).

Aw. Boys with the baby in the car are adorable! Dean telling the baby to speak up if he knows anything and the baby grinning at him. Then Sam telling Dean to buckle his seatbelt! Hee!

Sam's reaction when the baby farted, LOL.... and Dean's "don't take it personal." :D

Okay, I just loved the scene of them going shopping for "supplies"! Sam doesn't know what to get and Dean says "paste or jelly to put on their butt." I love the banter! Sam wants to know how Dean knows so much about this and he says that Lisa has a niece or something like that. And this exchange? LOVED:

Sam: Huh!
Dean: Shut it!
Sam: I just said 'Huh.'
Dean: And I said shut it!


The baby is crying very loudly and the poor boys are trying to calm him. Another epic scene. I love Sam's "Dean! Make it stop. Everyone's going to think we're child abusers!" ROFL!

Then a random older lady suddenly takes an interest in the baby. I love how she asks the boys what his name is, and they say "Bobby" and "John" and then "Bobby John." Sooooo appropriate.

Ooh, she's a shapeshifter. Interesting little twist. Dean threatens her and Sam utters a shocked "Dean!" Okay, does this not sound like the old Sam and old Dean to anyone else? Just a little?

So now the boys are in a motel room and Dean is tending to the baby. He complains it's like "diffusing an IED of baby poop." Sam is so amused. Awww.

And he's humming "Smoke on the Water"! Love it.

Again, Sam is amused and surprised that he's such a natural with the baby. Dean makes it sound like he's had practice with Ben.

Love the talk the boys have here. Dean doesn't want Lisa and Ben to have the same life he and Sam had, but Sam reminds Dean that he's got them on lockdown. Dean insists it's temporary, but Sam tells him that Dad always said that to them, that it was the same thing for 22 years. He tells Dean that what he's doing really isn't different from what Dad did with them. Sammy's got a good point.

Dean with the Magic Fingers! Hee! Okay, we are seeing more of the old Dean here. Definitely. *g*

Oh, ick. Yep, the baby is a shapeshifter, but I love how he turns from Caucasian into Black. Pretty cool. And just remembering now what Dean said later, they can't take him to an orphanage because they might be a little unnerved when he suddenly becomes Asian. LOL!

Interesting how Sam finds out that the woman (mom of the baby) was divorced and that the baby was apparently not the ex-husband's... so I guess she had an affair or something with a shapeshifter? Would that make the baby half shapeshifter then? Or does that not really matter at all?

Speaking of which... a shifter busts in and goes for Dean, saying something like "not talking about the father, talking about OUR father." And Sam comes in and shoots him.

Ooh boy. Sam wants to take the baby to Samuel.

Yeah. The Campbells still creep me out. I kinda want to smack the smirk off Gwen's face. And Jonas--uh I mean Christian, was kinda irking me too.As he was Dean. Although Sam tells him to leave Dean alone - he's his brother. Thanks for saying that, Sam.

Samuel asks why Dean can't give him a little trust and Dean says it's because they're both back and he doesn't know how. Samuel tells him he's not the only one who wants to know. Still.....

Okay, I was a little bugged when Christian wanted to take the baby, Dean was objecting, and Sam asked why he didn't want him with the baby - because he's a hunter? Okay, yeah, I get that Sam has been working with them for a whole year and would show some loyalty to them,  but... eh, I guess it's still because I'm so wary of them. I hope that Sam learns they (or at least Samuel) can't be trusted and realizes it's just him and Dean.

Whoa, the shifter looks like Samuel now!

And he kills Mark the mute cousin! Well, that's one down... (sorry if I sound too cavalier about it but like I said, they just do not sit that well with me)

They go down to the panic room with the baby and.... OMG, the shifter now looks like Sam!! Okay pardon me for a moment while I drool over Shifter!Sam...... hotter than hot..... :D

Okay, done. ;)

Wow, now he turned into Dean. That was quick. He renders Dean unconscious and takes the baby from him, walking out.

Uh okay, did I miss something right after that? When Dean joins Sam and Samuel, I half expected it to be Shifter!Dean... did they actually show the shifter escaping with the baby? Or did I miss that somewhere?

So the reason the shifter was so powerful is because it's the "alpha" - the "king shapeshifter." Huh. Well they did say they would delve into the origin of some of these creatures, so yeah, I can see that.

Uh oh, turns out Sam heard that one shifter they ganked at the motel say something about "our father", which would have meant that he must have known the alpha would come after them if they had the baby ... aka they'd use it as bait. Sam seems a bit uncomfortable at first when Dean says this and he denies it, saying they thought Samuel's place would be the safest. Oh, Sam, it looks like all that time with Grandpa has influenced you a bit. :(

Okay, just who was Samuel talking to at the very end there? Someone wants him to deliver the shifter to them?

Dean is back with Lisa and tells her he doesn't know what to do now. He tells her he's acting like a prison guard and it's not him... that his Dad was like this all the time and it scared the hell out of him. Lisa says he's not a construction worker, he's a hunter and that he doesn't want to be here. Yeah, I think it's obvious now. As much as Dean tried to strive for an apple pie life, he was doing it for Sam. Now that Sam is back and wanting to work with him again, this life just doesn't seem to be for him. Lisa can really read Dean well. He says he does want to be there, but she says he wants to be working with Sam too. She doesn't want to keep having this discussion every time, and she knows it's going to keep happening...

So she wants Dean to go. She wants them to break it.

Wow. Well I have to hand it to Lisa for wanting Dean to be happy. He doesn't know if he's ready to leave, esp. Ben, but she says they'll still be there and whenever he wants to see them he can, but to be in one piece when he does.

So that's apparently it. And now comes the scene of epicness:

Dean removing the tarp. YAY Impala!!! and "Smoke On the Water" playing in the background! AWESOME!!

So yeah, that's about all I got. I really enjoyed this episode. The Campbells still bug me, and Grandpa is being pretty shady here. I suppose more will come out about this. I was just so happy to see the boys working together more. The banter between them was wonderful, and I loved the scenes of them with the baby.

Only thing I hope for now is that we find out that we can't trust Grandpa and maybe the cousins, that Sam realizes that maybe he shouldn't trust them so much and he and Dean start to heal together now.

Bring on next week!
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
spiceblueeyes: Hi Merlinspiceblueeyes on October 2nd, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
I have a question that may make me seem stupid. I totally didn't get the "Mr. Gutenberg" reference. Can you explain that to me please?
jsluvjsluv on October 2nd, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
That was from a Movie Called 3 Men & A Baby...Gutenberg was one of the actors in it.
(no subject) - spiceblueeyes on October 2nd, 2010 02:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
jsluv: gigglejenjsluv on October 2nd, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed this episode alot more then I did last week's...Samuel is up to no good and I just hope they dont drag that out all season. I Dont trust Sam right now at all...there is something really off about him. But hopefully they wont drag that on as well. I Freaking Loved that baby too cute. And Last but not least my Favorite Girl showed back up..Love The Impala. :) All In All An Awesome Episode :)
jessm78: Jensen & Jared: The Boys (CC'10)jessm78 on October 2nd, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
Same here. I really hope they don't drag out the "how is grandpa evil?" question all season. As for Sam I think he's still emotionally closed off from his time in hell and from spending that whole year away from Dean. Hopefully now that they're back together things will get better. Guess we'll see what happens. Yay Impala! :) I'm glad I'm not the only one who liked this one - I've already seen people griping about it on another site and it's harshening my squee :/
Paigekate_mct on October 2nd, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
I loved this episode. Dean and Sam with the baby was just the funniest thing ever! I love that they didn't make Lisa a whiny wimp, she's tough and takes no s***. Can't wait for next week!
i dream of colors that have never been seenetoile444 on October 2nd, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
Super good recapping and FAST!

I loved it! Much more exciting than last week! More angsty, more funny, and more gorey! YAY!

Dean tells Ben he'll never shoot a gun! Ugh, is that some weird, never say never forshadowing?
mcsheploversmcsheplovers on October 2nd, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
Great episode! Loved all the brotherly moments when they had the baby---paste for its butt, ha! The grocery store scene alone! Sam pushing the cart with the baby and Dean collecting baby supplies! We got to see Dean being so sweet with a baby and Sam being very nervous around it--"Make it stop Dean!" and when Dean suggested it needed its diaper changed: "Oh God, I hope not!". HA!

Samuel is downright scary! Something is soooo up with that dude! They were going to keep the shapeshifter? Huh? Do they have some kind of weird dungeon somewhere to keep all these monsters? Ewww.

I liked Sam asking Dean what his plan was when Dean didn't want to take the baby to Samuel. It showed he was willing to hear an idea from Dean (and possibly would rather have taken the baby someplace else!)--I mean, they couldn't very well raise that baby (Lisa&Dean or Dean&Sam) since it was a shapeshifter. As Dean said, the baby would keep changing all the time, making life difficult--not to mention the crazies chasing them to get the child back.

I wasn't sorry to see Mark go either. Shame on me! I did the same as you, I thought, 'One down....three to go!' The girl cousin drives me nutso. I still don't know her name!

Poor Ben. He had to move again and he's not allowed to ride his bike outside? I hate that Dean yelled at him, but I agree with Dean, he shouldn't be playing with guns.

The Impala finally gets uncovered! Smoke on the Water! Yeah!

Looking forward to next week!
jessm78: Supernatural: Bring It On (SPN Fri)jessm78 on October 2nd, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, that grocery store scene was priceless!! Loved it so much :D

Samuel is really creeping me out! It makes me wonder if he's going to take one of each and keep them as his "pets" or something. Ugh... I hope the boys found out that he's really not to be trusted and all they have to rely on is each other.

Very good point! It goes back to what Sam told Dean at the end of the last episode when he wanted him to come with him - how things are better with Dean there.

LOL, I'm so glad I wasn't the only one! Oh yeah, Gwen... don't ask how I remembered her name, but yeah she really irks me.

Yep, that poor kid. I get that Dean is trying to protect him, but in not wanting him to end up living the life he and Sam did ... that's exactly what he's doing. I'm thinking that Dean objected less to the fact that it was a gun and more to the fact that he didn't want Ben embracing the hunting life in general. Especially considering how he snapped when Ben told him he got to do the same thing when he was Ben's age.

It's so great to see the Impala back!! Finally!
Juliejackfan2 on October 2nd, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
I have to say, what made me gasp audibly was that the cousins knew about Dean having been a torturer in Hell. Only Sam could have known that and I was seriously angry that he'd have told the cousins that. I just... I was furious. Guess I still am.

We saw some old Sam and Dean tonight but Sam still worries me. His loyalty to the Campbell's is confounding. Hunting with them one year, does not make an argument for trust. At all.

I liked the rest of the ep, but that one moment... grrr.. and I cheered when mute!Campbell bit the big one. I hoped Gwen was next, even though I seriously wanted it to be that assbutt Christian. But then, I'm hoping Dean gets the honors there.
jessm78: Supernatural: Bring It On (SPN Fri)jessm78 on October 2nd, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
Ooh, I'm glad you brought that up. I totally forgot to mention that. That came as a real surprise to me too... at first it had me wondering what is really going on with them, I didn't even think of Sam telling them that. If so, I ... no I don't even want to think about that. :(

I did see him come in between them a few times, and I know he's been with those people for a whole year, but it didn't sit well with me either. Honestly, Grandpa really is not to be trusted and I hope that Sam finds this out VERY soon.

Oh I'll be very happy to see either Gwen or Christian bite it. I hope we don't have to wait too long for that.
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Amy: SPN - J2 - Almost Kissames1010 on October 2nd, 2010 03:36 am (UTC)
Loved it, too!!!!!

Total props to Lisa for telling him to go. :)
jessm78: Jensen & Jared: The Boys (CC'10)jessm78 on October 2nd, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)

Yeah, Lisa earned a few extra points in my book for doing that :)
ellie_234ellie_234 on October 2nd, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
It was a ok episode but I am wondering why they had Sam jump into that pit? another episode with Deans pov , and oh look Sam is trusting the wrong people again like he deserves that sl.
jessm78: Supernatural: Bring It On (SPN Fri)jessm78 on October 2nd, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
You mean in the S5 finale?

Yeah it bugged me to see Sam trusting those people too, but I figure he's been with them a whole year and is emotionally closed off after what he must have gone through in the pit... I'm just really hoping we learn soon that they are NOT to be trusted and Sam just totally ditches them.
Kris: Metallicardontknowmyname on October 2nd, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
The ending scene was absolutely amazing! I nearly cried at it's amazingness. I also loved that we definitely got to see that it's still Sam. I was thinking about it and it's funny that even when Sam's not with Dean, he's still taking orders from someone. The guy just needs to have that guidance or support. It's cute! But I Samuel worries me! I'm not a fan of his character but I'm anxious to see why they brought him into it because he's obviously hiding something.

Tonight's episode was really great! I want to rub it in the faces of all the negative people! Just goes to show you shouldn't give up after on episode. Gr. =)
jessm78: Supernatural: Bring It On (SPN Fri)jessm78 on October 2nd, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
That ending scene ROCKED SO HARD. Ooh, interesting thought. I can see that, too, and yeah, something is really up with Samuel. That phone call at the end had me all sorts of suspicious. I hope we find out sooner rather than later.

Me too! *sticks tongue out at them... 'cause I'm grown up that way, LOL*
Kristin: Jared » Scream Awards '08kristypadalecki on October 2nd, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
I thought this episode rocked too!! :D

Everything about it made me squee. Jared looked drop dead gorgeous too. *THUD* I can't stand the Campbells, especially Grandpa. He's up to no good and I don't like it. Sammy's lying again, but I hope it's for a good reason this time! Sam & Dean with the baby was too adorable for words. ♥♥

I loved the ending SO much. When Dean ripped the cover off the Impala, I was cheering and yelling "FINALLY!" :D
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: too cute (Chicon 09)jessm78 on October 2nd, 2010 04:24 am (UTC)
Yay! :)

Oh, Jared looked absolutely stunning. I loved the pretty layers in his hair that we got to see from time to time. Yeah, they really don't sit well with me. Grandpa is up to no good and I hope we find out exactly what's going on with him soon. I hope that Sammy has good intentions for lying, too! The boys were adorable in this one. &hearts

Me too!! What a beautiful sight - and the music in the background worked perfectly!
Caroline: SPN - geeksdawnintheforest on October 2nd, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
Seen the episode now. And you were right, IT ROCKED! You mentioned lots of stuff here that I'm probably going to want to add to my post. Like about the magic fingers, humming Dean, Sam & Dean at the store (was Dean kinda channeling Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow there at one point?!), etc.
jessm78: Supernatural: Bring It On (SPN Fri)jessm78 on October 2nd, 2010 04:58 am (UTC)
Yay! It really did, didn't it?

Hee! Now that you mention it, I did kinda get a Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow vibe from him there!
(no subject) - dawnintheforest on October 2nd, 2010 05:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
deej1957deej1957 on October 2nd, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
It's a shame there wasn't a line from Dean about all the times he changed SAM'S diaper...... That would have been epic wonderfullness.
naisicanaisica on October 2nd, 2010 06:35 am (UTC)
I just want to tell how I love your review and that I read it every week while episode is downloading, just to know to what I need to be prepare. What can I say, I spoilers b*tch lol
So, thank you for your reviews, it's awesome.
And another thing? I totally love this episode!
jessm78: Supernatural: Bring It On (SPN Fri)jessm78 on October 2nd, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks! I'm so glad you like my reviews :D

LOL, I'm one of those too so I know what you mean!

This episode rocked!
ckllckll on October 2nd, 2010 06:48 am (UTC)
I guess we all now agree for the greatness of the episode and the negative feeling the Campbell gibe to us :D
anastdean: picSammy pretty (NEW PACK)anastdean on October 2nd, 2010 09:12 am (UTC)
I loved it I loved it. The Impala is free, the boys looked good and we're back on track.
Lovely review and you're right bb. Sam should somehow see that granpa is bad news.