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14 October 2011 @ 10:19 pm
SPN #7x04 Defending Your Life (episode review)  
I'm exhausted so this review probably isn't going to be too detailed, but I'll try to highlight all the important stuff...

This ep had more of a season 1/2 (or season 2 anyway) feel to it for me. I guess mostly because it wasn't heavily involving the mytharc for once (in this case the Leviathan stuff). Parts of it almost reminded me of Crossroad Blues, especially when Sam was trying to protect that one guy by having him stay in the motel room in the circle of salt.

And we see more of the Winchester Way of lying ... or at least not admitting to things. Sam thanks Dean in the beginning for not killing Amy (and yeah I obviously expected Dean to not come clean to him about it). And what about Sam at the very end, telling Dean he was okay, didn't feel guilty about anything and feeling pretty good? I want to believe that, but I highly doubt it's the case.

And yeah, we can see how guilty Dean is for killing Amy behind Sam's back and not telling him. I guess this ep was more or less a case study of Dean's guilt? LOL I guess that's a little blunt but it did sum up basically what makes Dean. The things he said to Jo about she and Sam being kids and he was never able to be one... it reminds me of what John said to him at the end of IMTOD. And then what he said about not wanting to do all this alone....  Yep there is no heavier heart than Dean's. I liked his scenes with Jo and when Osiris was finally killed and the way she stroked his cheek before she disappeared, was almost like she was telling him to ease his burden. I'm probably looking at it way too deeply and I never really was a Dean/Jo shipper or anything lol, but I thought that was pretty nice.

I do love how Sam came to his defense so strongly and ended up saving the day at the end by stabbing Osiris. Shows how these boys will do anything for each other.

And despite what I said about what Sam said to Dean in the final scene - I still liked the feel of it. Boys talking by the Impala. Okay, not with beer but with coffee. Heh... but still. Just wish they'd stop lying and hiding so many things. But I guess they wouldn't be who they are if they did that.

Did I make any sense at all with this? LOL I really tried to, I'm just really tired. On the shallow side the boys were looking very hot. I wanna pet Sam's hair so freaking badly. *drool*
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Paigekate_mct on October 14th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
I liked how Sam said he doesn't feel guilty anymore, that's healthy. I love how...dead Jo looked and I love the conversation she and Dean had. For such a Dean-centric episode, Sam was really good in this and saved the day, though I don't think Osiris was too happy. Good episode!
j.: [spn] sam - stomach porn UNFjamie_love13 on October 14th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed this episode so much. It's been a while since we've had some guilty Dean, so it was nice, for a change, and I'm a Sam girl ;)

I never liked Jo, or the ship with Dean, but damn if I didn't love her and her interactions with Dean in this episode.

I wish the boys didn't keep lying to one another either, and with Dean's guilt about Amy, it's only some time coming.

And I think Sam thinks he's happy, but isn't. Won't be. Won't realize that until later, either.

Basically, I felt like we had our show back, without the whole arc, and Cas, and all about brothers, guilt and MoW.
Caroline: SPN - ears 4 huntersdawnintheforest on October 15th, 2011 01:28 am (UTC)
I loved that this episode felt like it the early seasons, similar formula and whatnot.

And you're right, Sam was great in this episode!

Mostly I'm nodding vigorously to what you said about wishing they'd stop with the lying to each other. I am getting really tired of it. I feel like they could've had the Amy thing resolved in this episode. Like maybe make it intense by having it come up during the trial, and then force Sam to decide which is more important: being furious about Amy or saving his brother's life?

I know things won't ever be what they used to be. Too much has happened to and between the boys since the 1st season. But I still feel that the level/amount of lying to each other could be toned down. I don't remember them being like this in the first two seasons. I think it would be reasonable for it to get toned down. Especially given Sam's speech about feeling better nowadays.
ckllckll on October 15th, 2011 02:46 am (UTC)
YES, this episode totally reminded me the good ole days!
werty30: Jowerty30 on October 15th, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
Yes to Season Two feel and drooling on Sam's hair. Let's drool together! Well, not literally, or it would lose its luster.

I loved the Dean and Jo scene when she had to kill him, and the cheek stroking. Some comfort in all that pain.
Yellowbulma: Sam- work outyellowbulma on October 15th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
Yes wish the boys stopped lying to each other too.;A;

What I really loved even though it was a Dean heavy episode, Sam wasn't pushed to the side lines and saved the day. =3

I thought Osiris was a really interesting bad guy. Also even though I'm not a Jo fan or Dean/Jo shipper, their scenes together where awesome.

All in all great episode.
tracys_dreamtracys_dream on October 15th, 2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
Great review!
I loved this episode and the ending left me with a really positive feeling.
I thought that the scene when Jo came for Dean was beautiful and nearly made me cry. I would love to give Dean a big hug.
Kristin: Jared » Comic Con '09kristypadalecki on October 15th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
Great review, hon. I loved this episode and could feel the vibe from past seasons. I really thought Jared, especially, looked SO gorgeous. God, his hair was stunning. ♥