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17 February 2015 @ 10:20 pm
SPN #10x14 The Executioner's Song (episode review)  
Here are my thoughts on this episode...

Holy crap, this episode was crazy. I hope some of this makes sense. Um...

Okay, to start I pretty much knew Cain was not doing okay. Thinking back to what Sam said a few episodes ago, about how Cain is apparently living with the Mark. I was thinking no, it can't be that easy. And lo and behold...

So Dean lies to Crowley that his name is on Cain's hit list. Yeah, guess that's the only way he'll get the blade. Am I the only one who finds Rowena pretty over-the-top? Yes? Okay....Well, I concede she's probably like that for a good reason, and even Crowley is starting to get peeved with her.

Some nice brother moments in this one. It's obvious that Dean doesn't want Sam to get involved in this (or Cas), this is his fight and he doesn't want him to get hurt. That talk with Sam...he says he didn't think this day would come so soon and he admits to Sam that he's scared. :(

Ugh, so Cain has been killing all his descendants, and he'd kill Dean too? Eep. And holy crap, apparently Dean is supposed to kill Crowley, then Cas and then finally Sam??? And Cain says that killing Sam is the one thing that will destroy who he is. Dean's reaction to hearing this...OMG. He ends up cutting Cain's hand off and is like "please tell me I don't have to do this...please tell me you'll stop." But Cain says he won't, not ever. And Dean kills him.

And he looks so shattered as he rejoins Sam, Crowley and Cas. And he tells Crowley he lied as he gives the blade to Cas, as in he's not giving the blade back to Crowley and that he lied about Crowley being on Cain's hit list.

And OMG, the HUG. Sam hugging Dean and telling him he did it. And Dean's faaaaace. :(

So Crowley gets bitched out by Mummy who wants to leave him and tells him that he's the Winchester's bitch. So I guess we will probably see how Crowley is going to act now, if he's going to keep his distance from the boys, be at odds with them?

The end just killed me. Cas says the blade is somewhere safe. Sam still wants to believe at first that Dean is okay, but in the end when Dean leaves, he looks upset and tells Cas "there's something wrong with Dean." Oh, shit. I'm as worried as you are, Sam. :(

So what are we in for now with the rest of this season? Is Dean now a walking time bomb, eventually succumbing to killing Crowley, Cas and Sam? God, I hope not. Already I'm fearing that the season finale will involve Dean killing Sam. :( I know I'm getting way ahead of myself, but I can't help thinking the worst. Really hope this doesn't come to pass.
Current Mood: shockedshocked
cindylscindyls on February 18th, 2015 03:45 am (UTC)
Haven't seen it yet, but I have a question. So, does Dean still have the mark? I'm confused about what Cain said - does he mean that Dean killing Sam is the only thing that will remove the mark from Dean? Or is it killing all three of them - Cas, Crowley and Sam? I was kind of hoping he would just have to kill Cas ;-)
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: Mar 11 Van Airportjessm78 on February 18th, 2015 05:09 am (UTC)
Oops, sorry I wasn't too clear there! Basically he told Dean that he'd kill Crowley, then Cas which he's sure would hurt, and then Sam, which would just destroy him. I thnk he was implying that killing Sam was the thing that would just totally destroy Dean once and for all... He would no longer be Dean. Again someone implying that Sam keeps him human -- keeps him "Dean", so to speak. :)
cindylscindyls on February 18th, 2015 05:32 am (UTC)
Oh okay ;-) So, I guess they never do say what will get the mark off of Dean. I'm watching it now, it's half way thru and I get easily confused these days, lol.
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam grinning in TKAAjessm78 on February 18th, 2015 05:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, from what I remember they didn't really address that. lol that's okay, I get that way about it sometimes too.. half the time when I'm doing my review, I'll suddenly remember later there was something I wanted to address and just totally forgot. Like in this episode, I think I heard Rowena address Crowley as "Crowley" instead of that usual "Fairgus" (Fergus in her accent, lol). What was that about? Unless he'd told her to call him that and I totally forgot, lol. In some of those scenes I just don't pay much attention.
cindylscindyls on February 18th, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)
Lol, I too tend to drift sometimes, usually whenever the boys aren't on screen ;-)
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: Mar 11 Van Airportjessm78 on February 18th, 2015 08:57 pm (UTC)
Same thing happens to me! lol
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on February 18th, 2015 07:58 pm (UTC)
" I was kind of hoping he would just have to kill Cas ;-)"

Me too!!!
cindyls: samhair1cindyls on February 18th, 2015 09:43 pm (UTC)
Hee hee
ladyapple27ladyapple27 on February 18th, 2015 04:35 am (UTC)
Rowena gets on my nerves, too. The overdone accent, the mincing little steps, the wheedling words, knowing smirks, and sharp little facial features add up to a major annoyance, not an engaging character.
jessm78jessm78 on February 18th, 2015 05:10 am (UTC)
Glad it's not just me!
Lady Korana: Sleeping Sammy w/bandaged handladykorana on February 18th, 2015 06:14 pm (UTC)
Nope, I'm with you on this too.
jessm78: Supernatural: Puppy Sam in 7x05jessm78 on February 18th, 2015 08:58 pm (UTC)
Wynefredwynefred on February 18th, 2015 04:53 am (UTC)
Is this season the best, or what?! This episode is making my top 10 list for sure!

Yeah, Rowena can go away forever as far as I'm concerned. I was done with her on Day 1. Let's get back to Dean! heehee.

I'm not happy that they got rid of Cain after he was in only 2 episodes, but if he had to go, this was the way to do it!

Did you see the look on Dean's face in the very end after he smacked Cas on the back and walked away. It was... I dunno... disgust? He seemed almost his old Demon!Dean self for a second. Made my heart flutter.

They can't kill Sam.... can they? Ok, so they've done it before, but seriously, they won't. Will they?? *bites fingernails anxiously*

Loved loved loved this episode!
jessm78jessm78 on February 18th, 2015 05:16 am (UTC)
It's really gettin' good :D

Glad I'm not the only one who finds her too much. I was a bit intrigued by her character back when she first appeared, but yeah, she can just go away now.

Yeah, I thought it was over a bit too quick for him but I agree.

I did catch something when he did that and was like... "Wait, what? Hmm..." ;)

Gosh, I hope they don't. These boys have defied destiny plenty of times before, so hopefully Dean won't end up down that path. *crosses fingers but bite nails at the same time*

Me too! When I first saw the spoilers I thought they were going back to the whole separate threads/too much in one episode thing, but everything seemed to blend right together and worked well. I was on the edge of my seat!
Amy Cooperamycooper on February 18th, 2015 04:59 pm (UTC)
I'm just highly amused how half of tumblr (the Destiel shippers) are like "Dean gave Cas the First Blade! It must be love!" and the other half keeps pointing out that the last time he hid something important "somewhere safe" it was in his own stomach. I half expect "Don't eat the First Blade" to start trending on twitter.
jessm78: Supernatural: Dean says D'oh!jessm78 on February 18th, 2015 05:08 pm (UTC)
Oy. I follow this girl on Tumblr who slowly revealed herself to be a Destiel shipper. Most of the time I'll just ignore her, but yeah, she's being pretty annoying about it after this episode. I've seen some of them going on about how Castiel is now Dean's Collette, as if that's supposed to prove some romantic relationship between them. LOL, oh geez, I wouldn't put it past them to get that trending on Twitter.
Amy Cooperamycooper on February 18th, 2015 06:13 pm (UTC)
I don't mind most Destiel shippers one way or another. I'm a fan of Dean & Castiel's friendship (and Dean & Sam's and Sam & Cas' and TFW in general) so I don't doubt there's love there, I just seeit as strictly platonic, not romantic, you know? So I do have some tumblr friends on my dash that clearly ship Destiel (plus one that ships Sastiel and a diehard Megstiel as well), but...well...there are some are a little obnoxious about it. Especially those that write fics & fail to label them properly or ship the actors. That's kind of of...ugh. I'm toying with unfollowing someone who has posted a lot of cockles posts recently. Like, do you realize these are two men that are married to other people and might not like you sexualizing their friendship?
jessm78: Long Pondjessm78 on February 18th, 2015 08:56 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, I totally get that and I feel the same way about it. The shippers I can't stand are the ones who get obnoxious about it and bash the other characters for the sake of the ship (and I really can't stand it when any of them are bashed... I've seen Sam girls going way too far in bashing Dean at times, same with Dean girls bashing Sam, and Cas, and even some of the lesser characters).

Oh I can't stand that. I can't even count how many times I ran into that in the Stargate fandom. There was a guy who wrote a Mitchell/Vala fic, bashed Daniel endlessly and then snuck a Sam/Jack wedding into it without even including them in the list of pairings. I left him a review and said it would have been nice if he'd mentioned S/J in the pairings and he got so obnoxious about it (basically said he didn't have to because he's an S/J shipper and all his stories will automatically include that pairing; plus that the ship is canon and it IS the show). Guy got into such an argument with me and was really unhinged. I blocked him.

Back to the cockles... Yeah, I've seen that too. I've read that it was actually brought up in a few cons and Jensen didn't seem too thrilled with it.
Amy Cooperamycooper on February 18th, 2015 09:44 pm (UTC)
Funny, I have similar issues also stemming from the SG-1 fandom. I slashed Jack and Daniel (though in all fairness I was willing to read nearly any pairing but Jack/Sam and loved gen stories). But, you know, I also loved Sam Carter as a character. I had so many people call me an anti-feminist for liking Sam (?!?!), accuse me of being a Jack/Sam shipper spy (also ?!?!) and generally got so attacked I just left the whole damn fandom.

Because of that, I feel very hesitant to really get into the SPN fandom. I see similar nastiness there. It seems like most people that like Castiel like him in ships, not as a character himself (if that makes any sense). I like Castiel and don't like any ships (but love the friendships). Most Cas fans seem really, really into shipping him to that point that I've seen them attack or make snotty comments about people that don't support said ships, so yeah, I keep my head down.

(The closest I come to shipping Cas would probably be with Meg, as they did have good chemistry, but because of the whole vessel/meat suit consent issues, I'm really glad it never evolved more than it did. Plus, I really just see Cas as asexual.)

I had a coworker at my last job that really liked to speculate on the romantic (and often extramarital) lives of her coworkers. Before I knew her very well, I had mentioned having a fellow librarian was in one of my dreams and she went on and on about how I had a secret crush on this guy for years. It was very uncomfortable; we were both married and didn't see each other as anything other than colleagues that we got along with. I imagine that discomfort I experienced is similar to what actors experience when people ship them (the real people) and maybe even their characters.
Amy Cooperamycooper on February 18th, 2015 09:54 pm (UTC)
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on February 18th, 2015 07:55 pm (UTC)
Haven't seen the ep yet but don't think Dean will be worried if kill's Crowley, it's about time Crowley paid for all the shit he as done. But of course Dean doesn't want to hurt his friend Castiel and would/Has died to protect Sam so no wonder Dean is up set. =(

So as Dean got rid of the Mark then or does he still have it?
jessm78jessm78 on February 18th, 2015 08:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah I agree. Dean didn't really react when Cain told him about killing Crowley, but he cried out "NO!" especially when he told him about killing Sam.

He still has the Mark unfortunately. It's as if it's irreversible though I really hope not. Dean had a really strange look on his face as well at the end. He left the room and kind of patted Cas on the shoulder, and as he did so he had this strange look that almost reminded me of when he was a demon. I think Sam probably saw it and that's why he said Dean's in trouble (plus I think Sam just knows it... he knows Dean better than anyone).

I'm not even totally sure if Cain is dead now. It was sort of implied that he was but we didn't actually see him die.
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on February 18th, 2015 10:25 pm (UTC)
Maybe he was checking if Castiel had the blade on him? Damn I hope the Mark is gone by the end of S10
tarienemrys: Sam and Dean - ELACtarienemrys on February 19th, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)
I'd be very glad if we could just see Cas killed off in S10 :P Although I'd hardly think that would happen. I'm a bit worried about Sam. :S Considering the trends it's quite likely for Sam to get killed I guess... or nearly killed... and for S11 to pick up from there. We'll have to wait and see.

I'm not into Rowena that much either. I'm wondering how she's gonna end up... as a big bad of this season or next? Or just killed off once the writers get bored of her :D