jessm78 (jessm78) wrote,

SPN #9x20 Bloodlines (episode review)

Trying to gather my thoughts in order about this. Sorry if they are incoherent, dealing with a nagging headache at the moment :P

So, um, this was a spinoff pilot. Yup, you could really tell. Because there wasn't much Sam and Dean at all. It was more like a new show premiere with Sam and Dean making guest appearances. How did they not know about the monster families? Haven't they been to Chicago before? Were they that well-hidden? And they just happened to show up as Feds...I assume they checked the newspaper articles and found out about the murders?

And wow, the connections to our boys that these characters had just hit me over the head with an anvil. Ennis loses his girlfriend just as he is about to propose to her. The bad guy killed her because "she was in the way." Sam had planned to propose to Jessica before she was killed by YED. And I believe YED told Sam in AHBL that he killed Mary because she was "in the way." Also, the whole thing about his dad kind of made me think of John and Dean. That phone call at the end that was supposedly from his deceased dad (who knows if it was really that) made me think of Long Distance Call when "John" aka the Crocata called Dean.

Then there is David. We see him at school, having got out of the family...gee, does that sound familiar? I guess what I will say is his interaction with Ennis was interesting. If this does become a series I wonder if they would be working together or at the very least running into each other.

The bad guy. Geez, Freddy Krueger much? Seriously. Turns out he was just a plain old human. I could feel for him thinking that Sal had killed his son, even though Violet said he didn't.

I wanted to to feel for Ennis when his girlfriend was killed, I really wanted to. And I think I did a little, but maybe not as much as I'd wanted because it seemed to happen so quickly I think. Not sure. But I'll have to think about it a little more.

I don't know if the premise of the show is really for me, the whole idea of monster families running the underbelly of Chicago. It makes me think of The Sopranos, but it's like Sopranos, Supernatural Style, lol. Plus the canon issues bugged me.

No development as far as the Sam/Dean/Mark of Cain issues go, but then I wasn't expecting there to be any with this concentration on the spinoff. But what we did see of our boys I liked from the shallow POV. Their first scene dressed as Feds...mmm they were both smokin'. And Sam's hair blowing in the wind at the end....I nearly died. Is it me or was Dean's voice more husky/gravelly than usual? Looks like we are getting back to the Metatron issue now with the call Dean got from Cas at the end. Though it was also used as a plot device to get our boys out in a hurry. :P
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