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04 May 2012 @ 10:31 pm
SPN #7x21 Reading Is Fundamental (episode review)  
Um.... I'm not too sure what to say after this ep.... but here goes...

Wow, a lot going on, isn't there. But first I'll start with the title. Reminded me of those PSA things during the 1980s with the kid writing R.I.F. in the sand and the whole "R...I...F! Reading is fundamental!" thing. Oops, I guess I just dated myself there. Eep. *blushes*

So the thing they stole from Dick is the Word of God, an "in case of emergency" type thing on how to take care of leviathans in case they escape?

We now know that Castiel is a fallen angel. His behavior certainly seems to indicate that. He's not as stiff as he was before. Actually the way he was talking reminded me of Future!Cas in "The End." So I gotta admit I did get a chuckle at the "pull my finger" thing.

As far as the "shifting of Sam's wall" thing is concerned, I was wondering how he was acting kind of mellow with all that crap with Lucifer going on in his head. It made me wonder if it was almost similar to the way Sam was between 7x03 and, well... I guess 7x15? Especially earlier like in 7x04 with the way he was talking to Dean at the end about feeling good or whatever it was (my memory is fuzzy on that now... I think a rewatch is in order). But the way it's explained is that Cas merely got an "aftertaste" of what Sam suffered? Honestly I'm kinda meh on that explanation. He says that he thought he was done for but experiencing all that pain of Sam's helped? Did I miss something there?

Honestly I loved Dean's "don't give me that crap" attitude when he was sitting and talking to Cas. When Cas insisted on them playing that Sorry board game and how Dean should take his next turn, etc. Dean's pissed and whisks the game board off the table. He wants to get down to business even though Cas doesn't want to "fight."

Kevin has SamHair!! :D Well, kinda like early season Sam, anyway. And he was dressed like Sam a little, too. How was he chosen to be a prophet? I'm guessing because he is so smart and dedicated to his work? Makes sense.

Random thought... Sam bitchfaced quite a bit in this episode. Can't wait to make note of that in my picspam. And his hair looked better. At least in most of it. :)

Okay, the behavior in the car was weird... Cas "boop"-ing Kevin on the nose? Calling him a "hot potato" or whatever it was? Dean wants them to stop or he'll turn the car around... I hear ya, Dean. lol

So, Meg wants to bring Cas to Crowley? Figured as much, unless she really was bluffing? She ends up saving him later by killing Hester and she takes out those two demons (I liked her "Someone had to..." comment).

What did everyone think of that talk between Sam and Cas back at the cabin? I'm guessing Sam is grateful to him for shifting the wall and such... He said they'd get him better.

To take down Dick they need the blood of a fallen angel and Cas hands it over to them. It's not gonna be that easy, I think. Crowley has to figure into all this somehow, I just wonder whose side he'll be on. Thinking back to 7x06, would he be with the leviathans in this? That's another ep I have to re-watch I guess.

I swear I knew the guy helping Kevin's family find him was a leviathan. And he killed the angels. So is this going to shape up to be Winchesters vs. leviathans + angels (if there are any of them left) vs. leviathans, maybe Meg vs. leviathans... gah, my head hurts trying to come up with all the possibilities, lol. Just where is Castiel going to fit into this. Is he just going to sit on the sidelines because he doesn't want to fight, or is he going to help the boys? I guess with him giving them the blood (UNLESS! It's not really his blood! Ooh... nah, not sure how likely that will be) it's sort of a given he'd help. Guess we'll find out.

Can't believe there's only two episodes left.

Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Azina Zelleazinazelle on May 5th, 2012 01:22 am (UTC)
Only two episodes left? Strange as this seems hardly to provide any resolution for the Leviathan story line that was drawn out way too long.

I enjoyed crazy Cas, but mostly because I like watching a quirky Misha Collins. This episode made me strangely nostalgic for the old days when Sam and Dean were the most interesting characters in the episode.
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: Mar 11 Van Airportjessm78 on May 5th, 2012 09:14 am (UTC)
I know, right? Almost seems that they have to rush to resolve it now.

Future!Cas in 5x04 cracked me up a little, and the fact that Cas was similar to him here was a bit amusing. I know what you mean... I feel like I need to have a marathon of season 1-2 (maybe 3) episodes.

Wonder how season 8 is going to be.
Daisy: Boys - making suits hot 4x11daisychain1957 on May 5th, 2012 03:43 am (UTC)
As a non-Cas lover I'm never keen to see him back in and really hope this season is the last one we see of him *shoot me!!!!!!*

Thank goodness we have a season 8 in the pipelines :)
jessm78jessm78 on May 5th, 2012 09:10 am (UTC)
No shooting required! To be honest my opinion is more in line with yours. :)

Can't wait to see how season 8 is going to be.
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on May 5th, 2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
I haven't see the episode yet hon but I'm can't dreading these last few episode because I'm not a Cas fan and I'm worried it's gonna be all about him!!! ;A;

Please writers that this be the last season with Cas!!

jessm78: Supernatural: Sam pouting (3x06)jessm78 on May 5th, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
I hear ya, hon. I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't very much of Sam and Dean in this one...and hardly any good brother moments. :(

One good thing though is that it seems Dean is not so willing to forgive Cas. I swear I cheered Dean on when he whisked the game board off the table and wanted Cas to cut the crap. Though it seemed like Sam was willing to forgive him more... :/

Yellowbulmayellowbulma on May 5th, 2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
Just finished watching the episode hon!!

I really liked the episode, didn't think I would. Sure there was alot of Cas and Cas/Meg but at least there wasn't any Destiel crap. Also love that Dean was still angry with Cas and told him to stop the crap.

That's because Sam is a sweet heart. =3
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam smiling (Salvation)jessm78 on May 5th, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)

Yeah, although I was a bit disappointed I didn't hate it as much as I expected to. LOL I have to say that I heard a lot of Destiel fanatics on Twitter seemed really pissed off... some kept saying things like "Dean is an ASS"...

Aww... he certainly is :)
Yellowbulma: Sam - It's on bitch.yellowbulma on May 5th, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
Really?! What for being being mad to the guy who -

* Broke his brothers wall. (nearly killing him.)
* Working with Crowley.
* Bring Sam back minis his soul
* Letting the leviathans out, which Kill Bobby.

Yeah....Dean's a right ass. -___-;

Fixing Sam's wall doesn't mean Cas is forgiven!! And Dean didn't forgive Sam about the whole lucy thing for ages so why should Cas be any different?!

Edited at 2012-05-06 12:02 am (UTC)
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam too crazycakes (6x09)jessm78 on May 6th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
lol... yeah it really makes sense doesn't it. *rolls eyes at them*

I agree!
bemkahbemkah on May 5th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
See, I didn't see it as Cas only getting an aftertaste of Sam's crazy. I saw it as the crazy manifesting itself differently in different people - Sam saw Lucifer because there's a lot of baggage there. Cas smiles a lot and is definitely not himself so obviously the crazy is manifesting in other ways. Doesn't mean it isn't there. Even the other angels could sense it in him.

I think Sam can identify with Castiel because he knows how it feels to think you're doing the right thing only for it to go horribly wrong and then you're responsible for unleashing this horrible thing on the planet. He gets it and so he's more forgiving than Dean could be, which is understandable.

I kind of liked the episode, although compared to last weeks it wasn't nearly as awesome. Sorry to charge in - I followed you here from the comm :)
jessm78jessm78 on May 6th, 2012 10:39 am (UTC)
That's actually an interesting way of looking at it. I think I could see it that way... Perhaps I was just taking what he told Sam literally, but from the way he was acting I can see it being a result of the crazy. Didn't think of it that way, thanks for bringing it up :)

That sounds understandable to me, too.

No problem :) I totally welcome anyone's comments!