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04 March 2014 @ 10:25 pm
SPN #9x15 Thinman (episode review)  
Here are my thoughts on this one...


A as in "anvil." Is it me or was the episode pretty heavy-handed in equating Ed & Harry's situation with Sam and Dean's? I mean yeah, we get it. Dean=Ed and Harry=Sam.

I always liked the Ghostfacers, they were always good for some light-heartedness, etc. But now we learn that everyone was gonna bail on Ed, that the other two Facers left and then Harry was going to leave. He was going to live a happy life, have a girlfriend, etc. Gee, does that sound familiar? And then Ed drags him back in and invents the Thinman. Ed doesn't want to be alone and he loves how excited Harry got about the Thinman (his excitement did seem pretty over the top). But the cop guy is all disgruntled and the bus boy at the diner hates his boss so they team up and people get killed.

Ed confesses to our boys that he made up the Thinman. Sam and Dean tell him he has to tell Harry. Sam says that lies ruin relationships. Yeah, no shit.

He also tells Harry there are some things you can forgive and some you can't, and that Harry will have to decide for himself which one it is.

I like that they decide to get in on it and try to save Sam and Dean at the end. Harry is upset when Ed confesses to him, basically reacting the same way as Sam has to Dean. He decides in the end that what they have is "complicated" and gets a ride with Sam and Dean, leaving Ed there. The part where Harry tells them that he thought they'd always be together, like being old and seeing the other rocking chair there, was pretty powerful. He asks if they know what he means and they don't answer, but you can see it in their faces

Our boys are still pretty awkward, and we can tell their interaction is still more business related. Sam decides to join Dean on the case purely from a business standpoint, at least in the beginning. But I think we did see a nice little ease in the tension when they were in the motel room and Dean started reminiscing about them in their superhero costumes, about how Sam broke his ...was it leg or arm, I can't remember now. But about him taking him to emergency and all that. Sam chuckled a little and when Dean said they were good times, Sam replied "Yeah, it was." Nice little break there and of course it is realistic that there is still tension there. I hope they will finally get to have a much needed conversation about this soon.

So....was nice seeing the Ghostfacers again and had a chuckle at some of their over-the-top behavior early on (50 Shades of Too Much Protein?? Lol), but a lot of the heavy-handedness almost made my head hurt.
 
 
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mosinging1986 on March 5th, 2014 06:48 pm (UTC)
The Ghostfacers never did much for me, so I found the ep tedious in that regard.

And yes, A is for Anvil. Sheesh! Whatever happened to subtlety in writing?

The childhood reminiscing was sweet. And the teamwork in escaping (though we didn't get to see exactly how they did it) felt like home, like family. It's what they are. It's what they'll always be.

We know these guys don't hate each other. The guys know they don't hate each other. They don't and they can't.

I guess we're just waiting for the writers to figure it out.

Sigh...
jessm78jessm78 on March 5th, 2014 07:22 pm (UTC)
They do seem pretty over the top and they make me roll my eyes sometimes. I think one reason I found them amusing was that I used to be a fan of that show Ghost Hunters, and to me the Ghostfacers was almost like poking fun at that.

Exactly! Are they that concerned that fans won't see it?

Yeah, I really liked that. That is a great way to sum it up. And even Sam panicking when they were threatening Dean (I think he said "No no, don't!" or something like that). You can tell these guys are family and care so much for each other.

*sigh* Yep. Hope they will eventually get it.
werty30werty30 on March 6th, 2014 07:18 am (UTC)
LOL, the parallels were very unsubtle. I would've preferred to see Sam's actual point of view instead of so much of Harry's.