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14 November 2012 @ 10:25 pm
SPN #8x07: A Little Slice of Kevin (episode review)  
Yay, after all the madness of Hurricane Sandy, I finally get to watch an episode live again!

So here are my scattered thoughts...

So the title of this episode was quite literal, in a way... eww.

Amanda Tapping! So she was only in one little scene at the end. But it was still cool to see her. Her accent sounded kind of halfway between Sam Carter on Stargate and Helen Magnus on Sanctuary, lol. If Cas is to report to her regularly, it sounds like we'll probably see more of her. And it turns out that the angels saved him from Purgatory? Don't know how I saw that coming. I guess we will find out exactly how and why at some point?

Crowley continues to be a major, major, MAJOR thorn in Kevin's side. See above concerning the episode title. Nice to see Matt from Bugs that angel guy from 8x02 again. And another actor recycling (I think) alert: one of the Americans Crowley was holding there, the guy with the white hair and glasses, looked like he'd been in an episode before. Didn't he look like the guy in A Very Supernatural Christmas who had the shop where Sam and Dean tried to buy one of those meadowsweet wreathes? Can't remember the character's name... Mr. Siler or something like that?

I know Kevin's mom is desperate to keep him safe, but that witch... yeah, not to be trusted. Is it me, or did she kinda resemble Rachel's Meg a little?

What did Sam do in this episode, besides look pretty (yum @ the t-shirt and scruffy hair when he got out of bed to check on Dean)? Oh yeah, he threw that demon bomb or whatever it was... that was kinda cool...

So we see that Dean holds himself responsible for Cas not making it out until Cas actually makes him see what happened. He was stronger than Dean and held back. Turns out he thought he belonged in Purgatory for all the horrible things he did on Earth. So do you think they've squared things away now? And I'm guessing that he wants to be with them and hunt or whatever because he feels guilty for all he'd done?

Dean and Sam really need to talk more about their own issues between each other as well... Hope they will little by little.

So Kevin and his mom are going off with Garth? Heh...

Um... yeah, so that's all I got. It's kinda hard to form much of an opinion after having crammed the two eps I missed due to the storm in one day before this. I'll rewatch it later and give it a chance to sink in...

Current Mood: tiredtired
Melissa (Mo): Dean Say What?auntmo9 on November 15th, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
Is it me, or did she kinda resemble Rachel's Meg a little?

I thought that too! I knew the witch was trouble and when she reminded me of Meg, I thought for a minute we might be in for a new one this year!

So do you think they've squared things away now?

I hope so. We will have to see when Dean eventually finds out that Cas is working for the angels again and "reporting" to them about him and Sam. I hope he knows its against his will.
jessm78: Supernatural: Dean designated smartassjessm78 on November 15th, 2012 11:16 am (UTC)
My mind went there, too.

I am curious to see what's going to go down as a result of that. I can already see a schism in fandom based on how Dean would react to that, if he reacts better than he did to Sam's revelation of not looking for him in the premiere and what he said during the argument (when he was possessed) in the last ep.
percysownerpercysowner on November 15th, 2012 12:52 am (UTC)
So do you think they've squared things away now?

I'm pretty sure that's what the writers want. I don't think they want to really deal with the ramifications of what Cas did, so they had him server penance and now it is over.

What did Sam do in this episode, besides look pretty (yum @ the t-shirt and scruffy hair when he got out of bed to check on Dean)?

He did nothing, and now that Cas has paid for all his sins the show can ramp up the "Sam betrayed Dean" theme without looking back. The writers have obviously decided that Cas being manipulated and Benny not adjusting to the world is more important than getting any insight into Sam other than Sam doesn't love Dean enough. I'm afraid the handling of Sam is really getting to me.
jessm78: Supernatural: Dean says D'oh!jessm78 on November 15th, 2012 11:17 am (UTC)
Yeah... sadly I think I can see that, too... I've become rather cynical of the show recently.

I don't blame you, I'm unhappy with it myself. And based on Jared's tweet last night, I wonder if he's feeling the same way...
tiah15: CSI:NY Apartment ?tiah15 on November 15th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
Oh my god - that means I have to have a look at this show if Amanda is in it now.
jessm78: Stargate: AT and MS sooo funnyjessm78 on November 15th, 2012 11:13 am (UTC)
Hee hee :D

She just had one scene but it was great to see her. I believe she will have a recurring role this season.
tiah15: LilyJamestiah15 on November 15th, 2012 03:06 pm (UTC)
I know she has a recurring role, I just forgot again !!! :D
luk70luk70 on November 15th, 2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
Not bad chapter, but not good enough, Sam's presence was almost non-existent (as lately it is) and with little weight in the story, everything was based on the return of Cass and Dean's memories about purgatory and some of the Tran family. Oh Crowly was there and did his part.
jessm78: Supernatural: AHBL Sam and Deanjessm78 on November 16th, 2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
I agree hon, I am hoping that we will see more of Sam's presence in the next half of the season.
luk70luk70 on November 16th, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah Jared have a lots of free time this season.
If you want to read my all opinion of the chapter I put it in my journal behind the cut so I don't bother anyone with my opinion. Because I sent someone my opinion on the previous chapter in private and she became angry and not even read it, the worst was that I send it in private and she answer me in public.
If she had bothered to read my opinion would have seen that I didn't attack any of her love characters. I consider myself a bi bro fan with a little weakness for Sam, but I'm not a closed person, I not see everything in black and white, I see shades of gray if I have to criticize Sam for something I do it, unfortunately I can't criticize him much because he not have a great participation in this season yet. But I have faith in the future chapters. HUGS
cuddyclothes: Sam Pissedcuddyclothes on November 16th, 2012 12:21 pm (UTC)
I was very disappointed with how Sam was barely in this episode, although I liked it a LOT. There were a lot of questions left unanswered and clues scattered everywhere. I liked name-checking Chuck and thinking he's dead. I would love to see the little guy again.
cuddyclothes: Dean B/Wcuddyclothes on November 16th, 2012 12:39 pm (UTC)
Also - is Jared losing his hair? When it's fed-flattened, his forehead looks even bigger, if such a thing were possible.
jessm78: Supernatural: jessm78 on November 16th, 2012 01:43 pm (UTC)
Eep... I hope not! I think it might look that way because he usually has it pushed further back from his forehead when he's playing a fed. And maybe because his hair is longer now it gives that illusion? I remember a few people saying that even his head looked different with the longer hair.

Edited at 2012-11-16 05:44 pm (UTC)
luk70luk70 on November 16th, 2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
he wants to cut it but the production will not let him at least for now.
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: Power of Padahairjessm78 on November 16th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
I remember hearing this too, at one of the cons? At the last con someone asked him how long he's growing his hair and he said "Forever" so they said "Like Repunzel?" LOL. He said something about keeping it as long as he could while still trying to seem believable as a fed. I don't think his hair ever made him look believable as a fed, lol (well maybe more in seasons 1 and 2).
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam pouting (3x06)jessm78 on November 16th, 2012 01:44 pm (UTC)
Same here. I am curious to see how some of these things will be addressed. Yay for Chuck mention and I hope we do see him again!
casey: spn s/d big hugcasey28 on November 20th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
It's a Cas ep, so once again Sam is pushed aside. It's hard to believe that we still know so little about what's going on with Sam this season, and there's not one single Sam-centric ep before the hiatus in Dec. *sigh*

Well, I did like the brother moments, and I liked seeing Amanda...