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06 January 2012 @ 10:17 pm
SPN #7x11 Adventures in Babysitting (episode review)  
I'm pretty tired atm and probably didn't follow this one completely right but for what it's worth, here's my review...

Yay, Show is back and we get some rock and roll :)

So yeah, it's obvious Bobby's gone. :( *sobs* Although I kinda figured it was pretty much a done deal after the last ep. Poor boys. We didn't see a whole lot of them grieving, but I guess they were doing it in a way we might expect... wanting to hunt down Dick Roman and avenge Bobby's death. Interesting how we finally learn what those numbers he gave them stand for.

Frank is a whack-job, but cool. He and Dean were pretty funny together, and their more serious talk was pretty interesting. Frank's advice to Dean - to keep going with a smile on your face or quit... And I loved Dean's insistence that he wouldn't quit and walk out on his brother. :)

Speaking of which... Was kinda sad to see the boys separate for a little while. Sam wants to find Chrissy's father while Dean wants to get the scoop on Dick Roman with Frank. I guess Sam was in a way grieving like Dean did for John back in S2 ... trying to just keep busy. Maybe not totally comparable but it did remind me of that a little.

Chrissy was awesome. Poor girl lost her mom, and now her dad is missing. She kinda reminds me of the boys in a way. I loved how she insisted on going with Dean to find her dad and Sam. And her interaction with Dean was great. Loved how he wanted to fist-bump with her and her comment was "What century is this?" Yet he insisted... LOL. He doesn't want her to get involved and she asks if anyone he knew ever left this life. Dean says they all died before they could. Yup, as it's been said before, you're pretty much stuck there for life. I liked how she wanted to call Dean on not telling Sam about how he hunted those creatures before and he told her Sam was at Stanford at the time. And then at the end when she's apparently going to "retire" she says maybe she'll go to college like Sam. Aw. :)

Love how Sam has John's journal :)

Oh, and how could I leave this out? SAMMY!!! NOOOOOOOO!!! :(

Damn, Dean's at quite an impasse. Those creatures are killing Chrissy's dad and are threatening to kill her too. But Chrissy ends up stabbing one of them. She rocks. 

The boys at the end, driving away. Dean asks if Sam's okay, and Sam asks him the same. Their answers are typical Winchester.  Sammy is tired, shifts in his seat and closes his eyes while Dean appears to have some renewed determination on his face. We can see how focused they are on hunting down the guy who killed Bobby.

So.... again it sucks that Bobby is gone. Though I wonder if he could still come back as a vision or anything like that. Who knows. No one ever really "dies" in Supernatural, right?

Looking forward to next week's. Looks pretty good.

Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Lady Moon-Loona-cyjennytork on January 6th, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
I can't help but wonder what the significance of the sneak-drinking beer was.

jessm78jessm78 on January 8th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
Now that you mention it, that was very interesting... Almost makes me wonder if it actually was Dean who was drinking that bottle.
Paigekate_mct on January 6th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
This episode was great. It had all the hallmarks of a classic SPN ep: humor, suspense, angst. Chrissy was Dean at 14, just in a girl's body. I'm still crying about Bobby, but Frank was pretty funny.

As for the journal, I don't think that's John's journal. As I recall, John's journal got torched when the Leviathan torched Bobby's home, what Sam has is probably Bobby's journal.
jessm78jessm78 on January 8th, 2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
ITA, especially about Chrissy being Dean at 14.

That's possible. My memory is totally fuzzy on what happened when Bobby's home got torched - did they say John's journal was gone? If they did, then I guess that could have been Bobby's.
Paigekate_mct on January 8th, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
Actually, after watching the episode again, it wasn't a journal at all, it was Bobby's address book, that was how Sam found Chrissy.

After the boys found Bobby's home torched, they were searching for Bobby and Dean held up a journal so that Sam could see it and looked like John's, so the assumption has been that John's journal was destroyed in the fire.
ckllckll on January 7th, 2012 06:02 am (UTC)
Very good guests and boys in action :)
jessm78: Supernatural: Bring It On (SPN Fri)jessm78 on January 8th, 2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
I totally agree hon :)
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on January 7th, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
Great episode, still so sad about Bobby BUT I don't think he is gone. Remember the missing beer?

Edited at 2012-01-07 07:44 pm (UTC)
jessm78jessm78 on January 8th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
I agree! That's a good point, too... that missing beer had to mean something!
Kristin: Jared » L.A. Con '08kristypadalecki on January 7th, 2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
Great review, Jess. I enjoyed the episode, but really wish they'd explore more from Sam's perspective. They always focus everything on Dean's and it gets annoying. :( I miss Bobby too!

I loved Krissy too. The actress that played her is so sweet. She's on Twitter and interacts with all the fans, it's awesome. :)
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: too cute (Chicon 09)jessm78 on January 8th, 2012 01:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kristin. Yeah, I know what you mean. And in a way it didn't seem like it was very "final" ... I mean, we just had Sam and Dean telling people Bobby died, a little focus on Dean's feelings and that was it! I'd really hope that we see more of Sam's POV over the next couple of episodes.

Aww, that's so awesome. :) I saw a few pics she had posted back when they were filming this episode. She said some nice things about the boys - it was really nice to read.
Kristin: Jared » Comic Con '09kristypadalecki on January 8th, 2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
I still can't let myself believe that Bobby is truly gone for good. He's got to come back somehow! I really want to see more from Sam's POV too. A lot of people on twitter were pissed about that as well.

She's super sweet, and I hope her character will come back in future episodes. :)
jenni_fromtexas: Sammyjenni_fromtexas on January 10th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
It was a surprisingly good episode. I figured Bobby was gone for good now too. (You know he'll come back somehow in a future episode; everyone else has, lol)

Chrissy was great. Maybe just slightly too tough? But I liked her. Definitely made me believe she was a hunter's kid. She also reminded me of the girl in the remake of True Grit, so I give her a lot of credit. I have a feeling we'll be seeing her again. I look forward to it. (And I liked Frank too.)

Some good Sammy whump, huh? And Dean worrying about him. I loved that. *g*