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08 October 2011 @ 03:20 pm
SPN #7x03 The Girl Next Door (episode review)  
Sorry I'm so late with this review. I was too tired to go online last night after the ep and I've been sick all this morning and afternoon (prob a combination of the antibiotic and something else... *sigh* Still not feeling that good so my review isn't going to be all that much. For what it's worth...

I thought Jensen did an awesome job directing this ep.

I knew that Bobby couldn't be dead. And not just because I'm a spoiler whore and saw the promo pics ahead of time *g* But I knew that he just couldn't be dead.

Liked the little shout-outs in this ep, like an ad for "My Bloody Valentine" on the tv Dean was watching, and I believe Biggerson's showed up again later.

Poor Sam still spacing out. And you knew he was going to catch hell for not getting the pie. Although the "You got cake - it's close enough, right?" made me chuckle.

Cool to see Jewel Staite. I remember her from Firefly but mostly SGA. She did a great job, as did the girl who played her younger self. As for Colin Ford, he still does a wonderful job with younger Sammy. The way his hair was styled and the denim jacket he was wearing, almost makes you think of his style when we first see him in the Pilot.

Liked seeing Dean all worried about Sam after he took off. Although I was pretty disappointed after Sam asked him to trust him, he said "gotta start somewhere" and then went off and killed Amy. I do understand his reasoning behind it, though, Even though she swore she wouldn't kill again, she was still a monster and it's in her instinct. He probably remembers Madison and Lenore all too well. Still I don't even want to know what would go down if Sam found out. And I can also see Dean still a bit wary of trusting Sam given the fact he's still having those hallucinations and such. So yeah that whole part was a bit of a letdown for me, but I guess I do kinda understand it.

Looking forward to next week's ep.

Paigekate_mct on October 8th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
I loved the episode, but I'm seriously po'd at Dean. Going behind Sam's back to kill her after saying that he trusted him was not cool. It sounds horrible but I hope that Sam gives him all kinds of hell when he finds out.
i dream of colors that have never been seenetoile444 on October 8th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
I think Sam will find out soon that Dean killed Amy, but I don't know if he will be angry as much as we think. He was pretty much on the edge of wanting to kill her too. Dean made the tough decision Sam could not.

But I do wonder if Sam is going to wonder if Dean will want to end him? You know, since he has accepted that he is a freak.
silvershe-wolf: samsilvershe_wolf on October 8th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
The story over Amy wasn't an easy one - but I have to say I sided with Sam's decision. It reminded me of an episode back in one of the early seasons (3 maybe?) when they came across vampires who had stopped killing humans and were drinking cattle blood. Dean and Sam knew they were still monsters, and could revert back to hunting humans, but they decided to trust them and let them go.

I think Sam made the right choice, and was dissapointed in Dean for killing Amy, and for betraying Sam.

I did see Dean's point of view though. I just personally thought Sam was in the right in trusting Amy.
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on October 8th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
It was another brillent episode and Jensen did another great job directing.

How awesome was it to see Colin Ford again? He just plays little Sammy so well.

I was really disappointed with Dean when he killed Amy and in front of her kid, which he then threatened. I can see why he felt he had to but I was really hoping Sam and Dean where going to be honest with each other. ;A;

Just hope Sam doesn't find out.

Also when Dean punched Sam, now don't get me wrong it was really funny (sorry Sam. XD) and I did LOL. But come on I think poor Sam's head can't take anymore damage. XD
tracys_dreamtracys_dream on October 9th, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
Great review!
I think that Jensen did an awesome job directing too and I was sure that Bobby wasn't dead. It was good to see Bobby in a suit.
I didn't notice the MBV ad, you did a good job spotting that!
I felt a little sad when Sam was calling himself a freak. Even after everything that has happened to him, I don't think he's a freak, he is a survivor and a good guy.
Dean going behind Sam's back at the end felt wrong but I do approve of the ending. Sam was emotinally involved and I think this clouded his jugdement. I hope that Sam doesn't find out about it though.

Batgirlsikeminatural on October 11th, 2011 07:46 am (UTC)
Awful episode. Bad writing. Sam recovered from head trauma in record time. Dean recovered from a leg break in three weeks. Way to keep it realistic show.

Sam snuck off - repeat - Sam lied - rinse - Dean lied about trusting him - repeat. Anyone remember season 4?

I can see why Dean killed her but a bit of reasoning with Sam and I'm pretty sure he would have agreed. Leaving the kid alive as well was kinda dumb. Show, you too chicken to kill kids?

And as for Jensen, not the best material to work with I guess and for the most part it was good but his flashbacks. No. That colour was awful.

Hope you feel better!