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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.
 
 
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mangacat201mangacat201 on February 12th, 2015 03:21 am (UTC)
Yes, it just felt incongruous to me, like the writers were a little too tone-deaf towards their own canon to pull off the requisite running gags. I'd rather have not as many gags (or at least a subtle note in the acting that says they're putting up a *dumb front* for the witness to get her to talk, which would have been both intelligent AND canonical) than ones that are just lazy writing.