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28 October 2014 @ 10:33 pm
SPN #10x04 Paper Moon (episode review)  
Okay, some thoughts on this one...

So even though this was a MOTW episode, it was one story, not three separate threads, like the previous episodes were. That alone made me like it more. Maybe it's just personal preference but I almost feel like I have whiplash when there are a few separate threads in a tv episode and they're not forming one coherent story. *shrugs*

Loved the teaser with Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London. Still miss the rock & roll so much.

That opening scene, OMG. Boys! Sitting back relaxing and wearing sunglasses!! Sam especially wearing sunglasses! And his hair looked pretty there too. They almost killed me in this scene. This looks like the same place they were when Jared did the ice bucket challenge, doesn't it? Anyway, Sam thinks it's a good idea for Dean to rest but Dean just wants to keep at it. Typical Dean, I'd say. Similar to the way he acted after John's death and even when he told Sam at the beginning of S3 how he had a year to live so why don't they kill some demons and raise a little hell.

Nice to see the boys in disguises other than Fed uniforms. The beginning of this episode felt a lot like an old school, S1 type episode and I really liked that.

So we're back to Kate and they think she is behind the killings, but it's not her. She seems to be like Lenore the vampire from Bloodlust. It turns out her sister is a werewolf also and has a little werewolf family that is killing people. And it turns out that Kate herself had turned her sis out of desperation to save her. She couldn't live without her. She also believes she can save her sister (from killing people). Hmm, does this sound familiar to anyone else? In the end, Kate does kill her. She escapes and I wonder if she will stay clean, aka not kill people. Think she will show up again in the future?

I had to sigh when the boys were arguing in the car. Dean questioning why Sam wanted Dean to take it easy and bringing up the thing with Lester. I guess I expected it. It's obvious Sam is concerned that Dean could hulk out, especially so soon after being "cured" (though I still doubt he is totally cured), plus with the Mark still being in play. Dean seems to sidestep it and just brings up the Lester thing. He mentions others and Sam immediately says there were no others. I thought he had to be lying and it turns out he was. It just shows the dark path Sam went down after Dean died and vanished. I wonder if they will revisit this in flashbacks at some point. My heart broke when Sam said he saw Dean die, he carried his corpse to his room and then he disappeared. They talk about the note Dean left. I didn't hear much of this part because my dad yelled at one of the dogs *eyeroll* but I did like how Dean said this was kinda nice, I guess getting back into it, or relaxing? Again I didn't hear...

I guess that's about it. Again, I liked that there weren't multiple threads in this one, and it felt more like an old school type of episode, especially in the beginning. As for this week's shallow report, like I said earlier, the beginning with boys hanging out wearing sunglasses killed me. Both of them looked great pretty much throughout the whole episode. Sam's hair again looked better, when it wasn't all smoothed back anyway, lol.

As for the 200th ep, I won't spoil but I'll just say it looks like it has the potential to be either very good or very facepalm-worthy. I guess we'll find out for sure on Nov 11 (we're skipping a week already? Does this have to do with the World Series?).
Kadysn: Dean- Awkwardbt_kady on October 28th, 2014 11:44 pm (UTC)
No, we don't have an ep next week because it's election day next Tuesday, and few shows will go up against it.

God, I hate to say this, but this wasn't a favorite episode for me. Except for the broments, I was kinda bored. Maybe it's just because I'm so tired. Maybe I'll enjoy it more when I watch it again.
firesign10firesign10 on October 28th, 2014 11:46 pm (UTC)
I also enjoyed the various discussions in the Impala, but I was not wild about Kate in her first outing, and seeing her return was no thrill for me.
Kadysnbt_kady on October 28th, 2014 11:48 pm (UTC)
Ditto! I hated the ep "Bitten" so I had no interest in seeing Kate return. Maybe that's why most of the episode bored me.
jessm78jessm78 on October 29th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
I agree, I really liked the broments but the Kate story upon second viewing was pretty boring. I wasn't a fan of Bitten either and I think her story just served to set up a parallel with the boys.
jessm78: Supernatural: Dean says D'oh!jessm78 on October 29th, 2014 12:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, God, that's right! I am so embarrassed. Since I've been sick, I've almost lost track of time. I didn't think Election Day was coming up so soon.

I have to admit that Kate's story was a little boring and did leave me ...almost wanting. It seemed like it was there to serve as a parallel between the brothers. I think the lack of multiple threads in this one was a refreshing change of pace and why I seemed so positive about it after the first viewing.
Kadysnbt_kady on October 29th, 2014 12:52 pm (UTC)
I need another viewing myself. For now, I'm still meh on the ep.
Paigekate_mct on October 28th, 2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
No, The World Series ends this week. Next week is mid-term elections in the US, so a lot of networks are doing re-runs.
jessm78jessm78 on October 29th, 2014 12:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks for setting me straight. Being sick with bronchitis & trying to avoid the news as much as possible (to avoid all the Ebola hysteria) has made me lose track of time. I thought Election Day was next week, but I wasn't totally sure. And I haven't been paying attention to the World Series since neither of the teams interested me, lol
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on October 29th, 2014 06:46 pm (UTC)
It was awesome having an episode with Sam and Dean and no Angel's or Crowley interrupting/boring us every 5mins.

Really though the writers need to sort themselves out. It's a joke when Supernatural ep's with just the boy's become rare.

Wolf girl couldn't care about but the writers love bring back boring characters.

Anyway some good bro moments and good old MOTW so all in all not a bad episode.

Now that promo for the 200th episode.....looks like some crappy cosplayers convention.

The 200th if done right could be good or a cringe fest.
mosinging1986 on November 3rd, 2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
Is it just me, or did they "fix" Dean WAY too quickly/easily? I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. There's no way that's just it, unless the writers totally ran out of ideas on where to go with it and decided to scrap the whole idea and go in another direction entirely. After all that buildup last season and the shriek-out-loud finale (which I did) I find that hard to believe.

I'm also getting really tired of the "we become like the monsters we hunt" routine. No. No, we don't. Not always, and not necessarily. I hear that constantly in real life. I don't need it in my fiction too.