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22 October 2010 @ 10:31 pm
SPN #6x05 Live Free Or Twihard (episode review)  
Okay, so I really liked this episode. :) Here's my review... may not be too coherent 'cause I'm exhausted and it's really cold here but I'll try...

As someone who has never really been a fan of all the Twilight stuff (*ducks*), I loved all the potshots they took at it. Especially those two in the beginning having the names Kristen and Robert. Heh. Their scenes were so cheesy it was great.

Dean's not ready to give up seeing Lisa, I see.

Love the scene where they interview the one girl's dad and then go up to her room. Dean: "Not vampires. These are douchebags." LOL! Sam investigates her laptop and she's got an emo!vamp desktop wallpaper and some scream sound effects. Heh! Love Sam's "That's just... uncomfortable." And Dean's "What's he so unhappy about?"

Every single thing Sam does on that laptop results in screams! I'm sorry but I can't help laughing at that. And the password was "Lautner"?

Vamps stealing blood from a bloodmobile. How could I not see that coming?

Sam and Dean go to the club that was mentioned in the girl's messages back and forth with one of the vamps. I love how out of place the boys look in there. Although is it just me or did the music playing in the background not seem to work as well as the music we heard in the sneak peak clip on CW's site? I thought that music was better.

Anyway... love the boys' reactions to seeing the two male vamps kissing.

Dean: "When was the last time we had a beer together?" Swan Song, wasn't it? *feels sad* :(

"You got Efron, I got Bieber." LOL.

Wow, badass!Sammy making quick work of that vamp.

I love Dean's scene with the kid who was obviously just playing a vamp (with the fake fangs and all). Dean asks him how old he is, 12? Then he says "is that glitter?" Kid says it helps him get laid. Dean: ".... Really.." Kid runs off and Dean yells after him "Use a condom!" My mom and I were cracking up at that.

Uh oh. Big guy (vamp) tells Dean "you're pretty." Dean: "I don't play for your team." Heh. But the vamp attacks him and Sam JUST FREEZES AND STARES?!! Why does this really bother me??? :( Then he seems to snap out of it but before he can do anything, the vamp runs off.

Oh crap, Sam doesn't seem too freaked out that Dean is changing. Dean says he can hear his heart beat and it's quite calm. Sam denies it of course. Do not like this. :(

Dean goes off to see Lisa, thanks her and Ben for everything but then says "Oh God, I'm Pattinson'ing." LMAO!!!

Oh crap, it looks like he wants to feed from her but he stops himself. *phew* Poor Ben must be really confused here, too. Glad Dean didn't snap and try to go after him either.

Dean is convinced Grandpa will kill him, but he tells Dean he wants to save him. Hmmmmm. He tells Dean he has an antidote, and both boys act surprised. Gramps later calls Sam on it, asking him what's wrong with him because he'd told Sam about the antidote months ago. Sam seems caught off guard and says it couldn't have been him, it must've been Christian. Gramps wonders if Sam wanted Dean to turn and lead them to the nest (or something like that), but Sam tells him  "You think I'd risk my own brother?? What's wrong with YOU?"

Convo ends there, but it's really got me wondering. I really don't trust Gramps, but it seems like Sam is really behaving off here, too. Who should I mistrust more? The SamGirl in me wants to believe our boy and think that Gramps is really weaving a complicated web, but the way Sam stared at Dean as he was being fed on still bothers me.

Anyway, Dean decides to visit the nest and brings along the dead man's blood syringe Gramps gave him, intended for the big vamp who fed on him. Wow, that vamp really seems to have a thing for Dean, doesn't he? He starts mentioning his "father", which I assume is the "alpha" of the vamps.

Dean tries to get him with the syringe, but the vamp catches on too quickly and wrestles with Dean. Suddenly they all faint?? Including Dean? Weird images start coming forth, little vamp girls and a whole lot of other things I can't remember right now...

After they finish their acid trip Dean starts attacking all the vamps. Wow, "Robert" was easy to end, wasn't he? LOL :D

Sam and Gramps show up and see all the fallen vamp bodies and blood. Gramps: "Looks like your brother has some Campbell in him after all." Ummmm..... okay?

Turns out Dean did kill the vamp who turned him. Wow...

They give him the antidote and it makes him puke blue. Nice. But he flashes back to everything that's happened since he got fed on. Interesting how it freezes on Sam's face as the vamps feed on Dean. Dean's finally cured and Sam pats him on the back, looking somewhat relieved but is that really it?

Sam asks Dean what he saw in the nest. Dean tells them about the alpha, that it seemed more like a spiritual being (which I kind of guessed from the whispering sounds as this was all going on and the way the head vamp gazed up at the stained glass as he was talking about his "father."). He tells them that the vamps seemed to be getting orders from him, like where to go, who to turn, etc. He says the vamps aren't afraid of them anymore.

At the end Dean tries to reach Lisa but he can't. He looks at Sam and says "you have my back, don't you?" Sam: "Of course, Dean."

So I did enjoy this episode. The only thing that's really bothering me is Sam. I'm still a big SamGirl (albeit one who loves Dean as well) so please, no Sam or Dean bashing here. His reaction to Dean being fed on bothers me and I really don't know what to make of the talk between him and Gramps. Like I said, I've always been suspicious of Gramps and I still don't trust him. But something is still off with Sam and it really worries me. From the look of the promo for next week it looks like we may get a little deeper into this. Whatever is wrong with him, I really, really hope it can be resolved this season. The fact that they seem to be dragging out what exactly it is makes me frustrated, although I can see why they wouldn't want to address the whole thing at once. Keeps us looking for answers and coming back for more. But goodness, I really want Sam to get his "soul" back! Crossing my fingers that there is some kind of resolution (that doesn't require another huge sacrifice, of course) to this. If there isn't, I guess that's a fanfic fix-it that can be explored.
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Paigekate_mct on October 23rd, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
I vow to never give up my Sam, but tonight really bothered me. I think that he's seriously damaged by hell and I'm hopeful that next week will clear some things up. I did like the episode and the 'Twigag' (as I call it) poking made me laugh. The thing about vamps not fearing hunters is scary though.
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: TV Guide Photoshootjessm78 on October 23rd, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
Same here. I agree that whatever happened to him in hell really damaged him, and I hope we get more answers after next week. Ditto, and I wonder now if this isn't the last we'll see of the vamps this season...?
dr_ducktatordr_ducktator on October 23rd, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
Not just the freeze and stare, but the slight smile he gets. I was like OMG!!!! Next week's gonna be EPIC.
jessm78: Supernatural: Bring It On (SPN Fri)jessm78 on October 23rd, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
Yes, that smirk!! I was like "WTF ARE YOU DOING, SAMMY???" That was so not right! It almost made me wonder if he had some essence of Lucifer trapped inside there. Ugh, I don't even want to think about it! Looks like the shit is really gonna hit the fan next week. I hope we get a little more insight into what is going on with him.
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Tonyatlcprovider on October 23rd, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
I love love Sam! That being said my first thought to the hessitation in helping Dean and the *head tilt smirk* thing was WTF SAM!!!!!!?????????? I still have my doubts as to whether this is truly Sam. Loved the episode but so frustrated. I so don't like the Gramps either.
jessm78: Supernatural: Bring It On (SPN Fri)jessm78 on October 23rd, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
I had the same thoughts! I'm wondering now if he still has some essence of Lucifer trapped inside him, or if he was totally stripped of his soul down in hell. I hope we get some answers soon! I feel the same way - loved the episode but really frustrated. Gramps just rubs me the wrong way still.
Alex: SPN Sam end 5.22dragonlit on October 23rd, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
Great recap. I do love Sam but he has definitely lost part if not all of his soul. The smirk while watching Dean being turned had me screaming at the telly! I really think that Sam is doing what he think needs to be done no matter what the cost, ignoring the neighbours being killed in episode 1, using the shapeshifter baby as bait in episode 2, not flinching when Cas tortures the kid in episode 3 and now, using Dean to get info on the vampire alpha in this one. It definitely borders on the sociopath but I think that's what is being shown here, that Sam lost a piece of his humanity. My theory is that he sold his soul to Crowley in exchange for being raised from hell. ;) Hopefully we get more intel into Sam and how he can be brought back next week.
jessm78: Supernatural: Bring It On (SPN Fri)jessm78 on October 23rd, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
Thanks. :) That's what I'm thinking. As soon as I saw that smirk I was yelling "WHAT IS GOING ON HERE??" I think you're onto something here - it does seem to show that Sam has lost some of his humanity. Ooh, I really like that theory ;D I hope we get some more answers next week ... definitely by mid-season or else I'm going to burst!
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CeCe Awaycece_away on October 23rd, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
Would you believe that I backed up the scenes for the next episode just to watch Sam hop that fence. I had to see if he flew over that fence or just jumped or what? I subscribed to the soul is missing theory, but gah, is he superhuman now?

I'm speechless.
jessm78: Supernatural: Jared S2 Promo (smile)jessm78 on October 23rd, 2010 03:44 am (UTC)
The promo for next week went by so fast, and I was distracted by my Mom, so I watched it again online. You're right - that was quite a leap over that fence. I noticed it coincided with him telling Dean "I'm... a better hunter than ever" or something like that.

I still wouldn't doubt he's been stripped of his soul, but I wonder if being Lucifer's vessel left him with some kind of superhuman abilities? I'd discussed a similar theory with another friend a while back... On Stargate SG-1, one of the characters was briefly a host to an alien symbiote (which died to save her life, but that's a long story). After it was gone, she still retained some of its memories and superhuman abilities. I said to my friend that I wonder if something similar might be happening with Sam?

So many theories, I have no idea what to say. I just hope we get some answers soon!
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deej1957deej1957 on October 23rd, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
I can't bear this Sam and haven't watched any of season six. I'm waiting till I see how it allplays out and what's really wrong with him....

I'm so grateful for your weekly synopsis and puppy!picspams, Jess, you just can't imagine....

jessm78: Supernatural: Sam/Dean hug in Mystery Spjessm78 on October 23rd, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
I know how you feel. It's really bothering me to see him this way. I just want some answers to find out what's really wrong and how it can be fixed (and it better be!!).

Awww. Well I'm grateful to provide them! I figure they can help sort of "fix" an episode and give us a little something else to focus on. :) *hugs*
Melcoltshot_1 on October 23rd, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
I loved the episode as well. Jared is so freaking awesome as Not-Quite-Sam that he is driving me insane!!!! Sammy!!! What are you doing?

I loved it. Dean as a vampire was seriously cool.
jessm78: Supernatural: Bring It On (SPN Fri)jessm78 on October 23rd, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
Yay! I have to say Jared has really been playing the whole "what the heck is wrong with Sam??" thing very well.

Dean as vampire = hot :D
Kris: Sams death scene Dean Holds crydontknowmyname on October 23rd, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
I love this! I love my whole f-list tonight.

The episode was fantastic but I want Sam to be fixed ASAP! I'm so sick of there even being a reason for anyone to hate Sam. =(

But it's really nice to get on LJ and see positive reviews. To read fans actually supporting Sam and having hope that he's going to change or well get back to normal (mostly normal?). I really hope it happens soon. The season is going so well but I want the brothers to be okay. It's breaking my heart.
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam/Dean hug in Mystery Spjessm78 on October 23rd, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Me tooo!! I have really scaled back my involvement at some websites because all the gnashing of teeth and promises to give up on the show have been so disheartening.

Same here! I want to know what's going on so badly and how it can be resolved (and it better be!!). Sera is supposed to be a SamGirl so I have faith she'll see to it that he's fixed... it's just the waiting that is frustrating.

I agree. I have seen some positive reviews, and it makes me feel better. I'll always love my Sammy - I just think something has really changed him for the worse but he will be redeemed. I just hope we don't have to wait until late in the season to figure out what's going on.
ckllckll on October 23rd, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
A good episode but now Sam bothers me more than Samuel!!!
jessm78: Supernatural: Bring It On (SPN Fri)jessm78 on October 23rd, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean hon! I still don't trust Samuel but Sam was worrying me more in this episode :(
elsiecatelsiecat on October 23rd, 2010 08:02 am (UTC)
I'm not even a Sam fan but I now NEED the writers give me a good reason to write Sam like this! *shakes fist*
jessm78: Supernatural: Bring It On (SPN Fri)jessm78 on October 23rd, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean! I really hope we get some answers soon!
anastdean: picSammy 5x9 animanastdean on October 23rd, 2010 09:49 am (UTC)
Patience bb and we'll find Sammy. I'm now confident and hopeful, now that Dean knows I mean. In overall I loved this one more than all episodes so far.
Sammy love all the way to you.
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam in BDBRjessm78 on October 23rd, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks hon, I have faith that we will find out what's wrong with Sammy and that it can be fixed. I think we are one step closer to getting some answers and we probably will get more next week. I loved this ep. :)

*Sammy HUGS*
bella66sammy1966 on October 23rd, 2010 10:07 am (UTC)
You should see the Sam hate threads going on all over the net right now... the Sam haters found a good reason to dislike him! When I saw that smirk and smile, I just wanted to scream in frustration! I miss my gentle, caring, loving Sammy right now... but I have faith that the writers won't let his character be completely destroyed. We all know that Sera really love Sam and she will redeem him somehow...at least, I hope so! I'm with you Jess, this matter needs to be resolved ASAP because I need to see those two acting like real brothers again!

Jared and Jensen were amazing in this epi... we're very lucky to have such great actors in our show *hugs*
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam in Mystery Spot (sigh)jessm78 on October 23rd, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
Oh goodness, I can just imagine. After I saw this episode, I knew it was going to be bad. The few Sam sites I visited must be howling for Sera's blood. I've decided to stay away from every place but LJ (and perhaps scale back my reading there as well).

The way Sam was acting really bothered me. :( You are so right though, hon, because I think Sera will redeem Sam somehow. It's just really frustrating having to wait to find out what is wrong and how it's going to be resolved. But I'm going to try to have faith that it will!

Jared and Jensen knocked it out of the park! They were phenomenal :)
lisaj67lisaj67 on October 23rd, 2010 12:25 pm (UTC)
I agree with you about everything but as a Sam girl I knew would have to spend the week defending him.We all know our Sam ,we all know what morals and laws Sam runs by,what he will and wont do,Sam has said it himself,there isn't anything he wouldn't do for Dean,his big brother that is why I know that this is NOT SAM,It wouldnt even surprise me if Lucifer was still wearing him.
That all being said this was my favorite episode so far,Jared and Jensen acted the little socks off,and the name dropping was excellent ,great job AGAIN guys xx :D
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam in Mystery Spot (sigh)jessm78 on October 23rd, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah same here. I love Sam but I really don't know what to make of the way he was acting in this episode. I hope it's for a really good reason. The way he was smirking as the vampire was feeding on Dean made me wonder if there is still some Lucifer left inside him, or if Lucifer really influenced him badly while he was wearing him in Hell.

I agree, everyone did a wonderful job! Jared especially has been amazing in keeping us guessing just what is going on with Sam.
CaptainLon: Sam Neck || SPNcaptainlon on October 23rd, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
I think Sam was fascinating in the episode. I notice though as soon as I go to those hate filled shit sites and forum I get pissed off at once. I'm so sick of hail Dean and villain Sam. For once I hope and beg that they don't make Sam the villain!

I'm so bumped over the reunion and all too. We're at the end of season 5 in Norway and I watched "Hammer of the Gods" on TV last night and how the brothers was getting along again and all that. It had the potential for the most heartbreaking reunion ever, but no. It's so forgettable. It just makes me so goddamned sad. It's maybe even the first time I consider a SPN break before it's time. Not stop watching, but a break from all the hate and annoyance. I still love Sam and I'm willing to give the stupid writers a chance to redeem Sam - again!

Never been a fan of Sera, but now I'm close to hating her.

See!! That's what I'm saying! I get pissed as soon as I go to those forums lol. Because like I said, I did find Sam interesting, but I can't help wonder how they're gonna fuck him up now XD
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam in BDBRjessm78 on October 23rd, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
Haha, that's why I've decided to stay away from those places. They really bring me down (or get me riled up) and it just feels like a waste of energy in the end.

I just hope there is a REALLY good reason for why Sam is acting this way, that we find out soon, and that he will be redeemed!

I still don't know what to think yet. I'm trying to think positive, but after last night it's hard.
Stephanniedreamwishdo on October 23rd, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
I'm staying away from sn.tv until next week when there's a new episode. I'm not going to listen to the Sam bashing. I just don't understand that reaction, and why he was looking at Dean, letting the vamp change him.. It baffles me!
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam in Mystery Spot (sigh)jessm78 on October 23rd, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
I don't blame you at all. I'm not going anywhere near the episode threads over there either. And I'm staying away from the Limp Sam forum, because I can just hear them all screaming at the showrunners asking why they're making Sam the bad guy. I really don't know what to make of his reaction either... it's really unsettling! I hope we get some answers next week.