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10 February 2015 @ 10:24 pm
SPN #10x13 Halt and Catch Fire (episode review)  
Some thoughts on this one...

Another episode I really liked. It really felt old school. Using the salt lines, the EMFs, just the brothers working a case together. Okay, yeah, so most of the kids bugged me. They're a bunch of stupid kids, and what happens to stupid kids? Why, they get killed! And they were basically over-the-top stupid. Especially the blond girl. Ugh, I found myself rolling my eyes in that scene before she gets killed.

Anyway, back to this one seeming old school. The part with the truck and the boys burning it, total callback to Route 666 to me, except the truck wasn't a racist one. The whole idea about the kids doing these things and causing death reminded me of Bloody Mary. Even the part where Dean was smashing the computer screens and the phones, it reminded me of them smashing the mirrors. When Andrew first appeared on the screen, it seemed slightly cheesy to me, but...*shrugs* Oh, and the part with the chatting and the 810 appearing all over made me think of that season 3 episode... Long Distance Call?

Just have to share something funny...The scene in which stupid guy #2 dies when his stereo basically blows his brains out...after the commercial break started, I said to my mom (who was watching in her bed) "Holy crap, did you see that?" Her reply: "Yeah, it was cute." LMAO... Seriously, that's what she said. Turns out she'd dozed off and thought I was talking about one of the brotherly banter parts.

Speaking of which...lol at Dean gushing over the campus food. And his reaction when Sam tells him that nothing is really deleted from the internet. The first girl they interview saying to Dean (after his confusion over the Siri type thing in the phone) that oh, he's Gen X. And then when she's never heard of Christine and he tells her "it's a Gen X thing." Heh.

So Andrew hopped onto the wi-Fi...huh that's never been done before.

Dean talking to Delilah about moving on. Oh, yeah, he is also talking about himself. And we see that later on in his conversation with Sam in the car at the end. Sam really wants to help him and mentions Cas coming close but Dean doesn't want to do it - he wants it to come from within himself. This actually makes me think of what Sam said to Dean at the end of The Hunter Games...didn't he tell him that maybe it has to come from within him? So it sounds like this is influencing Dean (unless I'm remembering wrong). But I do think Sam will try to help him and I wonder if there will be any tension resulting from that...*sigh*

All in all, was nice to see those old school elements back and the boys working a case together. I knew those kids were cannon fodder based on their sheer stupidity, and that Delilah would probably make it out alive because she seemed to be the least stupid one, lol.
Current Mood: enthralledenthralled
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on February 11th, 2015 10:44 pm (UTC)
Yes it was great. A good old salt and burn. Next week looks good too but sadly Castiel, Crowley and his mummy are back. Hope they don't take too much screen time.

Edited at 2015-02-11 10:45 pm (UTC)
jessm78jessm78 on February 13th, 2015 12:46 am (UTC)
Yes!! Almost as if they were going back to their roots. :) *sigh* Yup... I already groaned when I saw that Sam wasn't in any of the promo pics. :( He is in the sneak peek, though. Guess we will see how it goes - hopefully it'll be good (though trying to keep expectations low as I've been doing much of this season)!
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on February 14th, 2015 06:59 pm (UTC)
Yes!! I saw the promo pic's a few days ago and was so pissed that Sam wasn't even in one pic, while Crowley's mum is in two!!! Sigh when side characters are in the show again the boy's lose screen time, well I say boy's I actual mean Sam cause Carver and his writers seem to all have real hard on's for Dean but Sam not so much.
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam pouting (3x06)jessm78 on February 14th, 2015 07:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know! I mean, why couldn't they have only had one promo pic with Crowley & his mumsie? Is that really such a big part of the episode? I also noticed they didn't have many promo pics at all from this one - 7 in total? Meanwhile for others they've had as many as 11 or 12. Oh I can't stand that, and when they seem to have 3 separate storylines it means even less time for the brothers (especially Sam). Ugh.