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10 October 2012 @ 10:28 pm
SPN #8x02 What's Up, Tiger Mommy? (episode review)  

I've got a splitting headache (*curses hormones*) so I don't know if this will make much sense, but I'll try...





Okay, not sure how many Stargate fans are reading this, but kinda obscure actor crossover alert: The big guy sitting in the back of the auction (who told Crowley he has no soul) was played by Gerard Plunkett, who appeared in a few season 1 eps of Stargate SG-1 (most notably the Land of Light guy and Nem, the alien creature who took Daniel hostage). Cool :)

The guy in the bank in the beginning (and then later with Thor's Hammer) made me think of Burgess Meredith in the Twilight Zone episode "Time Enough at Last."

Is it just me, or does the guy who plays an angel in the body of a kid working at Wiener Hut look familiar? He looks like the kid who played Matt in Bugs back in season 1. Think it could be the same actor?

Wow, Kevin's mom is a tough gal. And then she wanted to sell her soul to get Kevin back. And then got possessed by Crowley...

Cool reverse exorcism by Sam :) When was the last time we saw him do an exorcism?

So yeah, we see how Dean's time in Purgatory has changed him. The way he got really tough during those questionings, and then having that mirrored by flashbacks from Purgatory. Though it freaked me out a little at first when he was going to kill Kevin's mom as she was possessed by Crowley.

Now, before my DeanGirl friends get upset (and I'm not trying to make you, I swear), hear me out. Does it seem that Dean's behavior is a little reminiscent of Soulless!Sam's? And when I say that, I mean the way he was tough with the interrogations and what he said to Sam when he wanted to kill Kevin's mom - the whole thing about "whoever the meatsuit is" (not a direct quote, sorry). I know he said after that "And yeah I'd feel bad about it", which we know Soulless!Sam didn't ever seem to. Maybe you can't make a direct comparison between them, but it seemed a little reminiscent of it to me.

Before they were going to take her soul, they were asking the boys what it's like without a soul. Sam said something about wishing you were dead. Aw :(

Heh, look at Sam swinging Thor's Hammer!

What was Crowley's purpose in this episode? To stop them from getting their hands on that other Word of God? And to convince Kevin (and his mom) that the Winchesters are trouble? I guess it worked because Kevin's nearly traumatized by the sight of Dean wanting to kill his mom (even though she was possessed by Crowley) and I guess no longer trusts them, so the two of them bolted. I guess Crowley will have them in his sights now.

So we get some glimpses of Cas in Purgatory. So he did run away, but claims he did it to ward off anything that might come after Dean? And I guess we'll find out later what happened to him at the end of that last flashback.

Uh... so yeah, I'm still trying to process this one, lol. And the headache isn't helping matters. What sticks out for me the most right now is the promo for next week's ep. I won't say anything to spoil anyone who hasn't seen it, but I didn't like the sound of it, especially the very end. Really hope it doesn't come to pass.


 
 
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i dream of colors that have never been seenetoile444 on October 10th, 2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
Still processing, but it was really really good and I can't wait to watch it again tomorrow.
jessm78: Supernatural: AHBL Sam and Deanjessm78 on October 10th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm gonna rewatch it tomorrow too :)
strgazr04strgazr04 on October 10th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)

Is it just me, or does the guy who plays an angel in the body of a kid working at Wiener Hut look familiar? He looks like the kid who played Matt in Bugs back in season 1. Think it could be the same actor?

YES! Thank you. His voice and mannerisms were driving me nuts the entire time. He looks like a blond vers of Matt. Hope someone finds out who he is. Someone going to ChiCon should ask :D
jessm78: Supernatural: AHBL Sam and Deanjessm78 on October 10th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
OMG, someone just has to find out!! Maybe when people get screencaps of this ep, they could post one of him in this episode and one from Bugs side by side? Asking at ChiCon would be awesome too :D
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Suesuebsg9 on October 10th, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't say Dean is acting like souless sam. There is big difference between sam and dean. Hugs can tell you that right off. Look how happy he was to see Cas and fact he actually was worried about cas and searched for cas. Thats all he did in purgatory. souless sam wouldn't have given a damn about cas and found a way out and left cas there. difference between two. thats JMO. and love way Jensen is playing Dean like having kinda season one dean all hunter mode back but leave out the fact yes he was about to gank kevins mom but would have killed crowley. sorry to see her die but crowley would be gone and we know that would not work.
jessm78: Supernatural: Dean promo (jessm78 on October 10th, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
That's why I said I don't think you can make a direct comparison between them. Definitely the hugging is a big difference. Dean certainly is not without a soul or any emotion or anything like that. It's just his interrogation method and that he would have ganked Crowley but not thinking of the meatsuit. He's basically thinking in strategies and the big picture which is what Soulless Sam was ultimately doing (even though again he had no emotions either). I'm sorry if I didn't make that clear enough. You know I don't hate Dean or at least I hope you know. I feel like I can't post a review anymore without pissing anyone off :(
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antraziantrazi on October 11th, 2012 02:29 am (UTC)
The Dean we are seeing now is heavy PTSD!Dean.
When he came back from hell he was damaged as well but pulled himself together as much as he could because the angels needed him and Sam was crashing around him.
This time it was just to much
Liked Kevins mother and enjoyed the whole episode.
And it's nice to know the angels are still interested and there
ellie_234ellie_234 on October 12th, 2012 11:38 am (UTC)
I understand PTSD Dean and I realize he has been through alot but and this is always my issue so has Sam. The difference is that Deans post trauma gets focus and storytelling Sams gets a hand rub and a instant fix and 15 episodes of being alright inbetween. There is something amiss in how they are approaching each brothers issues .

We have in the space of 2 episodes more understanding and insight into Deans purgatory than Sams whole pit /hell sl and how it has shaped Dean .
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cindyls: plaidsmallsmilecindyls on October 11th, 2012 04:33 am (UTC)
I really need to vent about this episode, but I am afraid to venture forth, lol. Anyway, I will say a few general things - I don't understand when Dean's BFF ceased to be Sam. Certainly Sam has never had anyone as a BFF other than Dean. It seems they always give Dean other guys to be buddies with and bond with, but never Sam. And it hurts me like crazy that fandom doesn't seem to care about bloggers talking about Benny as Dean's new BFF, who has replaced Cas. Where's Sam in all this? I would say so far this season's storyline for him is relegating him to the background for sure. I guess I just feel lied to by the writers and producers; they always say the heart of the show is the brothers' relationship, yet they prefer to play with Dean and his best buds and Sam is made to be the bad guy who hurt Dean all the time. I'm very sad at this direction and the fandom in general seems to love all the Dean stuff, so I guess I'm just disappointed and heartbroken for Sam and Jared.
Batgirl: kros_21sikeminatural on October 11th, 2012 08:18 am (UTC)
LOL.

And it hurts me like crazy that fandom doesn't seem to care about bloggers talking about Benny as Dean's new BFF, who has replaced Cas. Where's Sam in all this?

I bitch about this like every week but it's been the same since season 4. I'm not even a rabid!Sam girl or anything but it's noticeable. But they give Sam "the end kill" and that's supposed to be enough. Whatever, show.
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Batgirl: kros_21sikeminatural on October 11th, 2012 08:20 am (UTC)
Heh, look at Sam swinging Thor's Hammer!

Cringe. :S

From what I've seen all the Cas fans are happy and apparently Misha's acting was wonderful.

I think I already know how I feel about this episode, lol.

Edited at 2012-10-11 12:20 pm (UTC)
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam pouting (3x06)jessm78 on October 11th, 2012 11:09 am (UTC)
LOL... that was the nicest thing I could say about it ;)

Yep, seems about right to me.
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Amy: SPN - Sam - BW Close Smileames1010 on October 11th, 2012 08:24 am (UTC)
I'm shallow and just loved all the hot Jared. ;D
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam grinning in TKAAjessm78 on October 11th, 2012 11:10 am (UTC)
Oh gosh, yes!!! I wasn't even paying attention much in some of the scenes, I kept drooling over him.. Can't wait to make my screecaps!! :D
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on October 11th, 2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
At this moment in time the ONLY reason I'm watching is for Jared!!
cindyls: shampoocommercialcindyls on October 12th, 2012 12:07 am (UTC)
Me too! And the ONLY thing that keeps me from hanging an effigy of Carver in my living room is the fact that they stopped messing with Jared's hair and let it fly naturally - I LOVE THEM FOR THAT! No more straightened awful helmet head. I was so paranoid the last few years that I was beginning to think the powers that be were sabotaging Jared's looks to make Jensen look even better ;-)
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casey: spn sam welcome backcasey28 on October 12th, 2012 03:24 am (UTC)
The best thing about this ep... no Amelia. I'm afraid that all the eps that focus on Sam will focus on her, too..

Heh, look at Sam swinging Thor's Hammer

I liked him doing that. :)
jenni_fromtexas: Samjenni_fromtexas on October 12th, 2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
Wow, lots of comments here. I'm just going to keep it simple: Thor!Sammy rocked!!! SQUEEE! :D :D :D