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18 March 2014 @ 10:16 pm
SPN #9x16 Blade Runners (episode review)  
Just a few thoughts on this one...


So Snooki was a Crossroads demon. I found her annoying, but I guess she's supposed to be that way (honestly I've never watched that show she was in, I've just heard how annoying she was on it in passing).

Magnus guy was played by Kavan Smith who appeared in an earlier episode (Time Is On My Side back in season 3 I believe) and played Major Lorne in Stargate Atlantis! As soon as I saw him I was like "Lorrrrrne!!" Lol sorry, it's the Stargate fan girl in me... *cough* Anyway, it was interesting to delve further into the Men of Letters storyline, though he is a pretty creepy guy. He wanted to keep Dean as part of his collection along with the first blade? Eep.

Which reminds me...we see again how Dean still feels it's up to him to keep Sam safe when Magnus starts cutting Sam with the knife and telling him he will torture him. Dean is supposedly under that spell where he loses the will (or whatever it was), but he leaps up and beheads Magnus in one fell swoop. Oh and we also still see glimpses of Sam being worried about him when he's held by Magnus and Sam separated from him. The way he runs up to Crowley and tells him the guy has Dean, and even teams up with him to conjure up that spell to get back inside to Dean. He also looked a bit worried when Dean was holding onto the first blade almost mesmerized by it. The way he kept begging Dean to drop it and trying to get through to him.

Speaking of Crowley, he and Sam made an interesting little team, I liked seeing them interact again. And don't ask me how but I knew he was going to take the first blade from them. I just knew it. The Abbadon faction is really after him. And poor Dean after seeing what they did to Baby, lol

So, nice seeing them revisiting the MOL storyline, though they got rid of that guy pretty quickly.
 
 
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cuddyclothescuddyclothes on March 18th, 2014 11:27 pm (UTC)
One thing I wondered...why was Sam so hostile to Crowley? I know he hates him, but it was much more passionate than at other times.
Liliaethliliaeth on March 18th, 2014 11:50 pm (UTC)
well they did only just free Mrs Tran who'd been Crowley's prisoner for the past year. Which is probably a good reminder that when it comes down to it, Crowley is still a threat.
Especially seeing as how in all the time Crowley was the Winchester's 'guest', he never bothered to tell them where she was

Edited at 2014-03-19 04:04 am (UTC)
jessm78jessm78 on March 19th, 2014 10:06 am (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing as cuddlyclothes as I was watching, especially when Sam kept insisting to Dean that he's no longer useful as they got the First Blade. But that is a very good point, and considering the way Sam reacted when Mrs. Tran asked to see Kevin and thus being reminded how long she was locked up and didn't get to see him (even though it was actually Gadreel who killed Kevin, not Crowley)... I can see that affecting him as well.
jessm78jessm78 on March 19th, 2014 10:07 am (UTC)
That really stuck out at me, too. Especially how he kept insisting in the end that Crowley is no longer useful now that they have the First Blade. But putting liliaeth's comments in perspective, I guess it does make sense (though it was a bit jarring for me upon first watching it).
percysownerpercysowner on March 19th, 2014 03:37 pm (UTC)
The big issue, that someone else pointed out to me (I'm not that smart), is that if they kill Crowley NOW, they are handing the throne of Hell to Abaddon and she becomes Queen of Hell with no fuss or battle. I can't see them wanting her in charge. Or at least not without a battle for the throne that could weaken her. It was a stupid move, not because of being out of character, but because of the timing.
jessm78jessm78 on March 19th, 2014 10:57 pm (UTC)
That's a very good point. I highly doubt they'd ever want her in charge either. And yeah, the timing did make it a pretty stupid move.
mosinging1986 on March 19th, 2014 09:36 am (UTC)
*scrolls/closes eyes against spoilers*

Wait, I thought this ep didn't air because... something!

Thanks for the heads up. Gotta go find it later.
jessm78jessm78 on March 19th, 2014 10:08 am (UTC)
*grin*

Yeah, the schedule has been a little confusing lately. Last week they didn't air it for some reason and aired a repeat instead.

No problem!
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on March 19th, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC)
I think Snookie did a great job and she looked so pretty. Feel bad for her, cause she got loads of hate the night the episode played. Like for real people need to STFU.

It's Crowley, I knew the blade wasn't safe with him around!! XD

I loved the Sam/Crowley scene's. It's just great to see Sam with side characters. People are bitching that Sam (surprise, surprise.) was being "mean" to Crowley in that "we bonded" scene. Yeah I like Crowley and all but he' the King of Hell and he's done loads of bad shit. Hello he killed Sarah last season!! >=/

Seeing Dean being protective of Sam is always a win.

All in all good episode.
jessm78jessm78 on March 19th, 2014 11:00 pm (UTC)
I heard about the hate she was getting, it was so over the top and ridiculous. I'm not her biggest fan (obviously, LOL, though I hope my comments didn't sound too negative) but I didn't think she deserved that. She wasn't even in it that long. The way some people had gone on it was as if she was going to be in the whole thing.

So true!

Me too. Really? *eyeroll* Crowley definitely isn't to be trusted so what do people expect, that Sam's going to be his best friend? Plus I'm sure the fact that Crowley had Mrs Tran locked up for so long and not getting to see Kevin was weighing heavily on Sam's mind still. And like you said all the other stuff he did, like killing Sarah.

Amen!

It was, I quite liked it :)
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on March 21st, 2014 06:13 pm (UTC)
I know who she is but I have never watch her show etc but give the girl a chance for the love of god. (Not you hon, the crazy's.) Yeah she was in the episode like 3 minutes top's, get over it.

Exactly just cause Sam and Crowley both had/have a blood addiction, their going to be best bud's?! Whatever.

Yep no boring angel's and FINALLY seeing more about the whole Cain story line. Roll on next week.

Edited at 2014-03-21 10:14 pm (UTC)
mosinging1986 on March 19th, 2014 10:48 pm (UTC)
The boys don't hate each other anymore! At least, for the moment.

And Sam wasn't the helpless and/or guilt ridden victim! Again, for the moment.

(See, Show? It takes so little to make me happy!)


Also, I want to live in the MoL bunker. Minus the "zoo" and other creepies.

Crowley crying over 'Casablanca' and reading 'Little Women' was priceless! Are we humans really that sappy?

Also, Mark Sheppard needs to never leave my TV screen. He's been in a zillion of my fandoms and I've never not loved seeing him.
jessm78jessm78 on March 19th, 2014 11:03 pm (UTC)
Word to everything you posted!

Enjoyed this one very much.

The MoL bunker is awesome and Crowley was priceless. I've seen a lot of Mark crossover in my fandoms too (especially Dr. Who and even Burn Notice for a little while, actually I've seen quite a few SPN actors in it). He is amazing.