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04 December 2010 @ 12:28 am
SPN #6x10 Caged Heat (episode review)  
I've learned never to trust LJ when they say their usual Friday maintenance will only take about an hour... *snort*... so this is way later than I expected. But here are my rambly thoughts about tonight's episode...

Two things I really appreciated about this episode were 1) finally getting some insight into what could be in store for Sam upon getting his soul back, and 2) what stake Grampy has in all this. Not that either of these were much of a surprise, but I was glad that they did come out and say it.

Episode opens on Crowley torturing the shifter from 6x02, questioning him about purgatory. He threatens him with a speculum? LOL

Loved it when the demon guy that Dean questions tells him he doesn't speak "Little Bitch." Dean: "Remember when we used to gank demons?" Hee.

He's fed up with all this and says he's done. Sam says they don't have a Plan B, so they have to stick to this if they want his soul back. Dean asks if he even wants it back. Sam: "I'm working for Crowley, aren't I?" Hmm, should we assume that Sam has just been this way and that way about getting the soul back? Like having doubts but then aiming a little more towards wanting it back?

Meg's back and she captures them! Being her usual smartass, of course and sharing some smartassery (is that a word? It should be... *g*) with Dean. Sam laughs and tells Dean that she's running scared, if she wanted to kill them she would've done it already. Apparently Crowley wants Lucifer's loyalists.

Whoa. Sam wants to work with her to get to Crowley. Tsk, since when has working with a demon ever been a good thing. Dean can't believe he wants to work with a demon, that she killed Ellen and Jo, but Sam tells him "we're working with demons *now*." Was pretty heartbreaking for Sam to basically ask Dean to look past that. Is he really desperate to get that info from Crowley?

Heh... sorry, but I laughed when Sam lied as he called Cas, telling him about the Ark of the Covenant. And Cas falls for it! Sam: "That's the plot of 'Raiders', Idiot." LOL. He tells Cas he doesn't care about his war in Heaven w/Raphael, etc. Sam says that Cas owes him, and if he doesn't help him he'll kill him. Eep. :/

Cas tries to locate Crowley, but he's hidden. And then... Grampy suddenly shows up. They ask him where Crowley is and natch, he doesn't want to tell them. He also doesn't want to help them get Sam's soul back. Dean insists they're his blood and Sam is his grandson. He asks him what Crowley is holding over him......

I knew it had to be Mary. I knew that Crowley would tell him he could bring Mary back. Grampy thinks Dean doesn't understand because he knows how to live without her. Mary is his daughter. Aw... I actually feel a little bad for him there. Dean tells him it won't go anywhere good, that it's wrong. Grampy of course says he's a hypocrite. But this is Winchester (and I guess Campbell, too?) Way, isn't it? Dean says it's their Achilles heel. He tells them they'll figure out another way but Grampy doesn't want to hear it.

Oh my, Cas watching porn... "The pizza man loves his babysitter. Why is he slapping her rear? Maybe she's done something wrong." It's ComicRelief!Cas, and I gotta say I loved our boys' reactions.

Grampy shows up after all with the location of Crowley - where he keeps the alphas and tortures them.

Ah, Sammy's got the demon killing knife back!

This next part was revealing, but it still made my heart ache. Cas tells Dean he doesn't think getting Sam's soul back is wise. He says it's been locked in the cage with Michael and Lucifer for more than a year and they're taking their frustrations out on him. He says that Sam could be damaged from it. Dean doesn't want to believe this and asks if there's a chance he could be fine. Cas says he could be, but he doesn't think it's likely. Noooo. :( But Dean says that if he isn't, he wants Cas to fix him. He says Sam is a replicant (ooh, a little Blade Runner reference there) and that he needs his soul.

Oh crap, Sam's been overhearing this whole thing. And he doesn't look happy. *sigh* I figured as much. :(

Figured Crowley would have hellhound "guards" there.

Ooh, Cas/Meg makeout session! Cas: "I learned that from the pizza man." Heh.

Quick break to mention that the Shallow is really kicking tonight... the boys look incredibly hot, and I believe I saw some nice bouncy SammyHair as they were running from the hellhounds :D

Uh oh, Grampy makes a blood sigil and disappears Cas. He sold them out.

Um, okay, do we really need the political references in here? I'm probably overreacting a little, but I hear enough crap about politics in the real world. I watch shows like this to escape from that stuff. I know it's a joke, but it kinda took me out of the episode for a few seconds, in a pretty important part. Please don't anyone flame me for this. I didn't hate it but I really think it was kinda pointless. I said something like this about another reference a year or so back and someone tried to fight with me because we had different politics, so I'm really hoping to avoid that again I hate arguing about that stuff. Again I know it's a joke and part of Crowley's smartass personality, but it stuck out like a sore thumb to me.

Anyway... (again sorry and I hope no one hates me for saying that) so Crowley locks them up while Meg takes on the hellhounds.

Oh, geez... just when I thought he was gone, Demon!Jonas Qui.... er, Demon!Christian is back. And he starts torturing Meg.

Dean: "Sam? I'm standing in pee!"
Sam: "Consider yourself lucky."

Aw... heehee :)

Grampy is back and Dean again tells him that he chose a demon over his own grandsons (hmm, sound familiar? Telling Sam he chose a demon over his own brother, right?). Grampy says who is Dean really to him.. that he's like a stranger. Ooh, Dean threatens to kill him.

Oh, Sam's reaction as they're taking Dean away.....  and oh shit, he's drinking his own blood???

Oh wait, he made a devil's trap out of it to trap the demons coming for him. Ooh, smart. I love his grin. :D And I love how he goes to find Dean who's being beat up by the other demons and attacks the.

OMGYAY! Dean kills Jonas Christian with the demon knife!

Meg now tortures Crowley for Sam. Crowley says he can't get his soul back and asks Sam why he'd want it back. He says he'd be a drooling mess and Meg agrees. Sam decides that Crowley is now useless, Crowley escapes the devil's trap and starts attacking them when Cas comes to the rescue - with Crowley's bones. Crowley can't help Sam so he torches him!

Damn... Crowley is the guy we love to hate and I think I'm gonna miss him a little.... but I kinda figured he wasn't long for this world....

The end... oh, it breaks my heart. :( Sam now seems to not want his soul back after what both Cas and Crowley have said. He says that when angels and demons agree, he listens.

And he just walks away.

:( :( :(

I guess in conclusion I thought this was a good episode - they did actually come out and tell us what could be in store for Sam upon getting his soul back. We learned what Grampy's stake was in this whole thing, too. Again, neither one was really a surprise, but at least we found out.

I still think Sam will get his soul back, though. I'm thinking something will happen to make him reconsider. The images in the promo for next week (I won't give any details so I don't spoil) looked pretty bad, but honestly I do think it won't end up playing out this way. In the end, I think he will reconsider and will get his soul back somehow. It most likely won't be until after the mini-hiatus, but hopefully we won't have to wait too long after that. That's my theory and I'm sticking to it. I know things look bleak, but I'm really trying to have faith and keep positive about it. I guess we'll see how it plays out.
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Paigekate_mct on December 4th, 2010 05:36 am (UTC)
I loved this episode, there were so many surprises that my head was reeling. I personally think that whether Sam gets his soul back or not will be left up in the air. I don't blame Sam for not wanting his soul back, he's right, if Heaven and Hell are saying the exact same thing, it's probably true. I so wanted Dean to tell Samuel about Mary's deal with Azazel and how it started the road to the Apocalypse and I hope it happens, but I also want to see Samuel in serious physical distress for that s***.

Cannot wait for next week, I'll probably be in the same state of shock I was in this week.
jessm78: Supernatural: Shirtless Sam (6x03)jessm78 on December 4th, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
Oh God, I can just hear the outcry now if it's left up in the air, lol. But I think it would be just like them to do that. I don't blame him for not wanting it back either, after hearing this from both sides. It would've been awesome if Dean had told Samuel about Mary's deal and how it got the ball rolling. Here's hoping that we actually do get to see that...

Me neither, I'm sure we'll all be staring slack-jawed at the TV after next week's.
mcsheploversmcsheplovers on December 4th, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
I thought this episode was great!
The Cas scenes brought some much-needed comic relief. Dean: "You don't watch porn in a room full of dudes and you DON'T talk about it!" Hee!
SoullessSam was bad ass, and I loved him going after Dean. "Where's my brother?!" How good it was to hear that!
I too, guessed that Samuel was Crowley's bitch because he wanted to bring back Mary. Oh Samuel.....like Dean said, what would she think of Samuel when she found out that he didn't help her sons? She wouldn't like it, that's for sure.
I wasn't surprised when SoullessSam took off at the end, as they sort of set that up with all the talk of suffering and misery over the past few weeks. Then tonight when Cas & Dean had their little talk and Sam overheard...well, the writing was on the wall.
I'm excited to see how this will all turn out. Maybe Cas can fix him? Like Dean, I'm grasping at straws. Guess we'll find out soon enough.
jessm78jessm78 on December 4th, 2010 06:10 am (UTC)
Me too :D

Yeah, the Cas scene did help offset some of the really heavy handed stuff.

I cheered when Sam went after Dean like that! With all this talk of him not caring about anyone as he's soulless, he kinda fooled me a little right there.

I wasn't really surprised when Sam took off like that either. You could tell he was having doubts in the previous ep, and then after hearing all that stuff tonight from both angel and demon, well that had to seal the deal.

I hear ya about grasping at straws! It really does seem like a no-win situation, doesn't it? I'd hate to have him remain soulless, and I wonder if another deal is going to be made. It would be great if Cas could fix him... anything. It's like Soulless Sam vs. Damaged Sam... I don't know which would be worse.

Here's hoping for the best though.
My name is Ancastaancastar on December 4th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
I'm sure Sam will get his soul back. I just can't figure out how. :-)
jessm78: Supernatural: Shirtless Sam (6x03)jessm78 on December 4th, 2010 06:11 am (UTC)
My thoughts exactly. :)
borgmama1of5borgmama1of5 on December 4th, 2010 07:15 am (UTC)
I'm right there with you, thinking positive and really liking how this episode played out!
jessm78: Supernatural: Bring It On (SPN Fri)jessm78 on December 4th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
Yay! *high five*
ckllckll on December 4th, 2010 09:44 am (UTC)
Yes, this was a good episode with solid plot and action and went some steps further to see what's the deal with sam's soul.
The next week's looks...funny?
jessm78: Supernatural: Bring It On (SPN Fri)jessm78 on December 4th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
Yep, it was quite good and I was glad to get some insight into the Sam's soul thing.

Looks like there might be some laughs next week..

Love your icon, hon :)
ckllckll on December 4th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
Made by talulababy
CaptainLon: Jared || Baby Tears || Comic Concaptainlon on December 4th, 2010 10:04 am (UTC)
They better end this season with Sam getting his soul back. Like not nececarry showing too much, but BAM - then now you gotta wait till next year lol.

I don't blame Sam. After all he heard about having a soul and where his soul is... I hate when the boys seperate though -_-
Cool to see Meg again though! I like her!
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam in BDBRjessm78 on December 4th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, I agree. I'd hate it if they ended it with the "will he or won't he?" and then we'd have to wait the whole summer to find out!

I don't either. After hearing all of that from both sides, it really sounds like it's what he can expect.
I hated seeing them separate at the end, too. :(

Meg was awesome :D
CaptainLon: Sam || *Thud* || SPNcaptainlon on December 4th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
hehe. You said summer. Hehe. XD
anastdean: picSammy gorgeous close upanastdean on December 4th, 2010 10:14 am (UTC)
I think now that the Demon Alphas and Crowley storyline is over Sammy will get his soul back. I think he'll get it next week and we'll be left with the next minute moment for the hiatus. Like what 'll happen. Will he survive, cry, die? That kind of anguise. My theory is pretty much like your theory.
jessm78: Supernatural: Shirtless Sam (6x03)jessm78 on December 4th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
Good thoughts hon. I think they will concentrate more on getting Sammy's soul back too. Wow, I like your theory... it fits in with what I've read about the episode (what Sera said in that article).
Melcoltshot_1 on December 4th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
What an awesome episode!! My jaw hit the floor twice. Twice! Once when Sam bit his own wrist and then when Cas torched Crowley. Wow!

Poor Sammy. Both parts -- whatever else they do, they need to rescue his soul from the cage. But I'm kinda with Robo!Sam -- getting the soul back sounds like a Bad Idea. (Don't get me wrong, I'm sure he will and the angst will be awesome!)
Can't wait for next week! I'm thinking that the cliffie will be how Sam reacts to the re-souling or they'll have the soul and how will they deal with it.
jessm78: Supernatural: Shirtless Sam (6x03)jessm78 on December 4th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
I know, right? Those moments really got me too.

I really feel for Sam (both parts too, lol). I don't blame him, though... after hearing all that, I'd probably be very reluctant to want to get it back myself. But yeah, I do think he will get it back in some way - and we'll have to prepare for angst overload!

Me neither! It seems like it will be quite a cliffie and my theory is pretty much in tune with yours.
Gerigeri on December 4th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
I absolutely agree with you. I was cracking up with cas watching the pornowith dudes in the room
and dean telling sam now he's getting an angel boner. and cas and meg
were awesome. I'm glad that dean killed that asshole christian even
through he was cutting meg up on that table and her saying to him your
going to die now Dean Winchester is behind you. And i knew the
grandfather wanted to bring his daughter back like three episodes ago
when dean ask why he was willing to work with crowley in the first place
and he stated he had his reasons. And sam chewing on his own wrist
freaked me out until you looked up and seen that he draw a devils trap.
Overall i'm with you i loved that episode Considering that sam's soul is
in the cage possible maybe ? But since sam took out micheal and lucifer
why wouldn't they torture his soul as pay back for him basically
defeating both of their purposes.Cas knows more than he's letting on.

jessm78jessm78 on December 4th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, ComicRelief!Cas.... he slays me :D

I'm not sorry to see Christian gone either... I knew once I saw Meg laughing that he was gonna get it. I really had a feeling that Grandpa wanted Mary back too... it really seemed logical.

I'm with you... I have to wonder if Cas really knows more about this whole situation than he's letting on. I hope we learn more soon.
tracys_dreamtracys_dream on December 4th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
Great review!
I thought Sam was drinking his own blood at first too, lol!
I still want Sam to get his soul back and I know it won't be easy but I think he needs it back. I just hope it's soon.
jessm78jessm78 on December 4th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)

Yeah, that kinda freaked me out a little at first, but then when I saw the devil's trap I thought "aha! Smart." :D

I really want Sam to get his soul back, too. I think he will get it back but I hope we don't have to wait too long to see it.
tracys_dreamtracys_dream on December 4th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
Me too.
shallowz: S&D Carshallowz on December 4th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
Ooo... pretty banner.

Show is FUN.

Wackadoodles that want to cancel show - shoo. Go away. Now.
jessm78jessm78 on December 4th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D

HECK yeah.

LOL! Wonder what they're saying after last night's ep... probably singing the same tune. Well, they can just sing to themselves.
werty30: samwerty30 on December 4th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
I believe I saw some nice bouncy SammyHair as they were running from the hellhounds

Oh yes. Only a tiny moment, sadly. They should have done it in slow motion.
Kristin: Spn (2x20) » Thinking!Samkristypadalecki on December 4th, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed the episode for the most part. I'm so glad Christian & Crowley bit the dust! ^^

I wasn't surprised about what Grandpa Campbell's stake in all of this was, but I had never really thought about what was happening to Sammy's soul in hell. :( I guess it does help you understand a bit more why he wouldn't want it back. I am trying to stay optimistic too though. I truly believe in the end he will get his soul back, intact, somehow!