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22 April 2014 @ 10:27 pm
SPN #9x19 Alex Annie Alexis Ann (episode review)  
Just a few thoughts on this one...


First impression, I kinda liked this one. I know it was essentially a "filler" ep and I know there are people who don't like those, but I sometimes consider them a nice break from all the heavy myth arc stuff. And the angel war stuff I haven't been all that interested in, so that's why I consider this a nice break.

Jody... She's still awesome. Did anyone see she was dressed similar to Sam and Dean? I guess she's a bonafide hunter now, lol. Liked how she took out that young vamp who was intimidating Alex...Annie...um, I will just refer to her as A I think. ;) And I was so glad that she wasn't killed off at the end, with the rate the boys have lost friends and allies.

Oh, did anyone notice the voiceover in the Then part, the one about vampire lore being crap? That was Dean, but didn't John originally say that back in Dead Man's Blood? Or was this something different? Just something I noticed...

So Jody took to A and her mother instincts came out, as the death of her family (especially her son) back in S5 still hurt a lot, as you would expect it to. A started annoying me at first with the whole defiant teenager shtick although I guess it makes sense why she acted that way. I'm glad she softened later. The whoe concept of this vampire family using her as bait to feed off people just seems so skeevy (no, not "sleeve", @&$@ iPad auto-correct, lol) to me, and then we learn that the mom went through the same as Jody, losing her child. Nice to see Jody kind of get through to her for a second, allowing A to stab her like that. So I'm assuming that A is getting cured the same way Dean was cured of his vampirism back in S6?

Nice little bit of banter between the boys at the end when Sam brought up Dean calling the one vamp guy (that he beheaded) "bitch", and we see some concern over Dean's attitude of killing the guy and enjoying it coming through too. Does this remind anyone else of Bloodlust a little?

I wonder what will happen with Jody and A now... Will Jody take her in or try to find a family for her? Hmm. I actually am curious about this, which is a nice change from not giving a crap what happens to side characters at the end. I wonder if it'll be like the girl from Bitten last season, though...just straying off int the sunset without a word.

So getting set for the spinoff next week. Not sure if I will be interested in this show but I will give it a chance I guess.
 
 
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robinv123robinv123 on April 22nd, 2014 10:59 pm (UTC)
I loved this ep, rated it 10/10 in my review for Winchester Family Business. I loved the fact that we examined Jody's PTSD, something we rarely bother with. The horrific manner in which she lost her husband and son must have affected her somehow, and she admitted here that she buried her grief under work, dating (Crowley) and stuff like this. I bet she will eventually adopt Alexis, which might or might not have a happy ending.

Love,
Robin
jessm78: Jensen & Jared: 2013 PCAsjessm78 on April 22nd, 2014 11:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the more I think about it the more I enjoyed this one. It was nice for them to address what Jody went through. I was glad they didn't sweep that under the rug

I think I could see that happening too.
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on April 23rd, 2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
No Angel's, Jody's back....yeah it's already better then last week's angel feast bullshit.

Only thing that bugged me was when Dean untied Sam and said "I know you wouldn't have done the same for me."

FUCK YOU DEAN!!!

Seriously Dean love's playing the victim doesn't he? The writers better fix this cause honest to god this season is REALLY testing my love for Dean.

Edited at 2014-04-23 06:42 pm (UTC)
jessm78jessm78 on April 23rd, 2014 08:42 pm (UTC)
Totally agree.

Oh I almost completely missed that, I don't know how... But yeah just rolling my eyes. I hate how much the writers have effed things up. I'm not too optimistic about them fixing it but it would be nice. Maybe I'm too cynical but I wonder if they're going to put all their energy into the spinoff now and let this show just crash and burn... it wouldn't be the first show I liked that would suffer this. *sigh* I miss the good old days of seasons 1-3.
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on April 24th, 2014 03:14 pm (UTC)
Alot of people are saying it was the Mark Of Cain talking not Dean, cutting off that vamp's head got him pumped up etc. But I don't know, Dean as made snide comments like this to Sam before in the past so we will see.

I think your on to something there hon. Next week's ep looks meh and I for one WON'T be watching the spinoff. No Sam and Dean means no Supernatural.
kamelionwriterkamelionwriter on April 27th, 2014 10:15 pm (UTC)
*chuckles* I don't know, considering Sam's behavior over the past few seasons I'd say he had it coming.
strgazr04strgazr04 on April 29th, 2014 01:38 am (UTC)
"Oh, did anyone notice the voiceover in the Then part, the one about vampire lore being crap? That was Dean, but didn't John originally say that back in Dead Man's Blood? Or was this something different? Just something I noticed..."

Yup, noticed that too. It gave me pause when I was listening to it bc I couldn't figure why it sounded so 'off' until I realized it should have been JDM's voice. Wonder why they had Jensen rerecord it.