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22 April 2015 @ 10:26 pm
SPN #10x19 The Werther Project (episode review)  
Don't have too much to say about this one, but here it is...

So the boys are still keeping things from each other; or rather Sam keeping the fact that he's working with Rowena and trying to find a cure from Dean. Though Dean did slaughter a bunch of monsters on his own without waiting for Sam... But then he shows up and wants to help Sam on this case? Not sure what to think of that, though I wonder if his words at the end had something to do with it (I'll get to that later).

So let me get this straight...whatever is trapped in that safe or whatever it was in that house, gets out and makes the people hallucinate and kill themselves? I remember Jared saying back during his campaign that it dealt with suicide...eep.

The girl whose family were all dead is still living in that house. So Sam just tries to break in at first and gets caught. Oops. Then Dean tells her he's part of a neighborhood watch, a asks her to describe Sam. Her reply had me sniggering. "Pretty hair"? I'm sorry but she needs glasses. Sam's hair in most of this episode was purely atrocious IMO. Like someone threw a bowl on his head and cut around it. Lord, I hope they don't continue that awful 'do next season.

Wow, it's Benny. Or rather Dean hallucinating Benny in Purgatory. I guess in a way it makes sense, with the whole situation of Dean wanting to kill. Benny says he can just do it here and not have to wait. Trying to convince Dean to kill himself. Meanwhile, Sam finds out that they need blood for this spell and proceeds to bleed himself. He does enough so that Dean is finally free of the spell. But then Rowena insists that it needs all of his blood. Dean won't let undo it and gives some of his blood as well.

Rowena disappears. I guess I missed something, but was she part of this whole hallucination too? I know Dean was affected by what was let out, but I wasn't sure if Sam was too. Dean did tell Sam it's a trick. So wait, I thought Rowena saved Sam from being killed by Susie. When did she become part of the hallucination? Or was did the spell itself just make her disappear?

I'm wondering if Sam bleeding himself in order to cure Dean is foreshadowing in some way for the finale? And if Dean contributing some of the blood is part of that as well? Interesting (and nice of course) that Dean told Sam at the end that they are better together. I saw a theory that both boys may work together in the finale, but maybe something bad will be unleashed kind of like it was in the season 4 finale. I'd hate to think it would be more akin to the scene where Dean stabs Benny (meaning he'll stab Sam).

That's about all I got. I liked the boys' teamwork in the very end, curious to see what will happen now with making Rowena translate that thing, hated Sam's hair (except in the scene where he finds Dean having killed the vamps or whatever they were) lol. Next week's ep doesn't look like my cup of tea at all and that's all I'll say.
 
 
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percysowner: pic#76397689percysowner on April 23rd, 2015 02:59 am (UTC)
My read was Rowena was never at the house. The spell realized that the Suzie hallucination wasn't going to push Sam into suicide. It did realize that Sam would die to save Dean, so it created the Regina hallucination to have Sam kill himself. I'm guessing that it used the real way to break the spell because it needed an actual suicide and this was the easiest way to get to Sam. My only question was how Suzie got it back into the box, but I'm going with she just did.
vyperdd: pic#123457873vyperdd on April 23rd, 2015 03:46 am (UTC)
I agree that Rowena was just Sam hallucinating as Dean never reacted to her "presence". I'm sure if she had been there, he would have made some remark about "get your hands off my brother" or Sam once again working with monsters ala Ruby. What confused me was we saw the green smoke enter Dean's eyes but not Sam's unless it 'got' him in the basement.

I loved the ep, even if I was pretty confused for most of it. Especially loved that we got so much smart, ruthless Sam right through out and in particular at the end when he chained up Rowena.
jessm78jessm78 on April 23rd, 2015 03:56 am (UTC)
Yup, that's what initially confused me - that we didn't see the smoke enter Sam's eyes, though thinking on it now I'm guessing it happened at done point in the basement.

*nods* I admit that part where Sam held up the key in front of Rowena before he walked away was pretty hot.
jessm78jessm78 on April 23rd, 2015 03:53 am (UTC)
Oh, okay actually that does make sense. I'd almost overlooked the actual spell itself. I do wonder how it got back in the box but yeah, I'm assuming that Suzie got it in there somehow.
darkdreams1222dreamsofspike on April 25th, 2015 05:50 am (UTC)
The thing that was locked in the safe wasn't what was making people kill themselves. That was just the codex. What was making people kill themselves was the spell that Magnus put on the box to PROTECT the codex. :/

Rowena was never at the house. That's why she was so surprised that Sam had the codex. "You FOUND IT!" and all. :P She was just a part of Sam's hallucinations. I thought it was interesting because the hallucinations played to the boys' weaknesses. Dean HATES himself; the guilt trip thing worked on him. "Make everything easier for Sam and Cas by taking out the PROBLEM that is YOU." :(

But that tactic didn't work on Sam. The curse spirit thing tried it, and Sam never once looked like he was gonna go for that gun. So it switched tactics and appeared as Rowena and convinced Sam that it was the only way to SAVE DEAN. THAT was Sam's weakness. He'd give "all" to save Dean's life.

*cries*

I absolutely LOVED this episode, soooo much, especially for the brotherly love going on through the whole thing. <3
jessm78jessm78 on April 26th, 2015 04:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, I get it now. Thanks. I was really tired as I was watching it and got a bit confused. Makes total sense though that it's the spell.

Yeah, after I watched it again I realized that she was part of the hallucinations the whole time. I noticed that, too, playing on Dean's self-hatred like that.

And yes, Sam's weakness was on full display right there - that he'd give anything to save Dean's life, even sacrificing himself. I almost wonder if that's foreshadowing in a way for the finale... though part of me likes to hope the part with Dean saving him and throwing in his own blood is part of it. Not too thrilled about the possibility of the finale being just like Swan Song (and then bringing Sam back in a similar way, if they do go that way), but I guess I'm getting way ahead of myself.

*cries with you*

The brotherly stuff was wonderful. I have to say it's about time... seems like we really haven't had much of it in recent times.
mosinging1986 on April 25th, 2015 05:57 am (UTC)
BENNNYYYYYYYYYYY! (I did shriek that out loud.)

But I couldn't catch what Dean said when he stabbed him.
jessm78: Supernatural: AHBL Sam and Deanjessm78 on April 26th, 2015 04:04 pm (UTC)
I had a similar reaction :D

I think he said something like "Sorry, buddy"... or was that right afterwards? I have to rewatch that scene.