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04 February 2014 @ 10:48 pm
SPN #9x13 The Purge (episode review)  
Some thoughts on this one...

So...um...the eye candy. Um. Yeah. I think that's all I can use to sum this one up.

LOL okay, maybe that's not it after all. I'm not sure why, but I found this one a little sad overall. I mean don't get me wrong, the eye candy was yum but first of all, the hint of static still between Sam and Dean when they were doing this case. Not that I would expect anything else of course. But the way Sam said it'd just be business between them.

The lady cop made me think of Fargo and Frances McDormand's character. I was almost waiting for her to say "Oooookie dokie, thanks a bunch."

The beings that the girl and her brother were...not sure how to spell that, but the "fish taco" things as Dean said... Nice red herring thinking that first the guy who lost the hot dog eating contest had something to do with the murders and then the girl & her husband running the spa...and it was her brother all along. Felt kind of bad for her just wanting to help people and feed at the same time (though she kinda reminded me of those changelings back in season 3, the way they feed). And of course felt bad for the people who wanted to lose weight, especially when the cop was talking to them about why she joined the spa.

And again the ending was heartbreaking to me. And oh my gosh, it hurt when Sam said he wouldn't do the same for Dean if he were in that position. Gah it hurt. :( I almost wonder if Sam was lying...it seems that he's a bit different since the beginning of S8 especially and I wonder if that will ever be addressed (though probably not). Or maybe he wasn't lying and thinks he really would do this, but if push came to shove he actually wouldn't?

Maybe I'll post more about this after I've had time to digest it more. No new episode for a few weeks. As for the preview...heh I'm not sure what to think. All I know is that it will be airing on my birthday. So I hope it won't disappoint too much.
robinv123robinv123 on February 5th, 2014 03:15 pm (UTC)
As if! I don't for a moment believe, if push came to shove, that Sam would just let Dean die! Witness how frantically he searched for Dean in last night's ep just hearing him sound all out of it? If Dean was close to death, Sam would do whatever it took to save him, and my bet is, this will be put to the test before this season is over.

percysowner: pic#76397689percysowner on February 5th, 2014 04:37 pm (UTC)
But frantically searching to try and keep Dean alive is in no way the same as tricking him into being possessed. In many ways, Sam has already answered Dean's question. Back in season three when Dean was coming to the end of his deal, Sam found Doc Benton who had achieved immortality by replacing pieces of himself and using a special serum. Sam wanted to use that on Dean. Dean said no that was a step too far, and Sam stepped back and didn't slip the serum into Dean's coffee, or do anything that would have violated Dean's moral and ethical desires to keep him alive. That didn't mean he didn't love Dean, he did and he would have done anything that Dean was willing to accept to keep Dean alive. What Dean did was immoral and controlling and showed no respect for Sam.
kamelionwriterkamelionwriter on February 5th, 2014 08:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah...Sam didn't let Dean turn into a vampire and smile about it, or leave him in purgatory, or bitch about him befriending a vampire when he himself slept with a demon. Or admit that he wouldn't save him.

What a righteous dude.
caranfindelcaranfindel on February 6th, 2014 01:33 am (UTC)
I agree. Sam said "same circumstances" and that's important. If Dean was tired and broken and ready to go, I do not believe Sam would trick him into something he finds abhorrent.
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on February 6th, 2014 10:54 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking about the whole Sam's talk with Dean was when Sam said "Same circumstances" he didn't mean he wouldn't save Dean. He means he wouldn't take Dean's choice from him, like Dean did with Sam.

cuddyclothescuddyclothes on February 8th, 2014 12:31 am (UTC)
I agree with this completely.
mosinging1986 on February 24th, 2014 04:52 pm (UTC)
At the time Sam said that, I think it was a shock to the system, so my brain immediately translated it as, "If you told me that you didn't want to be brought back under any circumstances, I love you enough that I would respect your wish - even though doing so would just about kill me."

But now I'm not so sure. I haven't even dared to watch it a second time. Because you know what? That's not the Sam we know.

It seems they've changed the characterization of Sam in the past few seasons has made him to be a real jerk who doesn't care at all about Dean. That's not the guy we've come to know.

I really hate that. It seems like the writers are doing the same to Sam as they did to John Winchester. In the early seasons, he was portrayed as a protective, though obsessive, father who was just trying to protect his boys and get revenge for whatever killed his beloved wife.

But as time went on, it was changed to seem as though he was deliberately neglectful and outright abusive and that they both hated him! And Dean, especially. That's not the John Winchester we knew.

Bah. I don't know anymore. This show is going to rip my heart out when it finally ends - especially if they don't get something of a happy ending. Or at least an open, hope-filled one. I haven't traveled all this way and gone through all this emotional pain just to have them end up dead or miserable or betraying each other in a no-turning-back sort of way!

Clearly, I take my TV WAY too seriously.
jessm78jessm78 on March 4th, 2014 02:40 am (UTC)
Eep, sorry I didn't see this comment until now.

I think that's pretty much how it is with me... that's how I translated it in the beginning.

You make a lot of good points. Especially where John Winchester is concerned. I did like the scene in that season 5 episode where they both went back to 1978, and Sam was talking to young John, defending their father. But yeah, times have changed. These writers... *sigh*

I fear it'll do the same thing to me. I'd give anything for an open, hope-filled one. Though the way the guys keep talking about wanting to go out in a blaze of glory.... I hope they're just blowing smoke or something.

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