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18 November 2015 @ 10:30 pm
SPN #11x07 Plush (episode review)  
Here are some of my first thoughts on this one...

I liked it. I really did. It felt like another old-school type of episode to me with the whole vengeful spirit vibe, of course the EMF meter, rock salt (in the form of salt rounds) and having people stay inside the salt circle. :)

Other things I enjoyed:

Sam's fear of clowns shown again. I loved his bitchface when he saw the photo of Chester dressed as a clown and immediately slid it over to Dean, lol. And then his reaction of seeing the clown in the elevator at the hospital, their stare-down complete with the elevator music in the background. And we finish that off with some badass!Sam making quick work of him! Though I do have a quibble: the guy wearing the costume (who was possessed by the spirit) was 60 years old?! Geez, he looks like he's at least 10 years older.

The cute one-liners when they were interrogating the rabbit dude. "What's up, Doc?", "wascally wabbit", and Sam's "let me guess, Rog - You were framed!" and then earning a look from Dean. Sam's "what?" was all "oh, so it's okay for you to make the cheesy references but not me?" LOL

I did think Donna and Doug were kinda cute at the end (and yeah, I liked how it was basically Sam who convinced her to give him a chance). She was pretty harsh & defensive toward him most of the time, though I understand why after dealing with her ex.

At first, Dean's beef with Sam praying to God bugged me a little, though I guess it makes sense. After all that's happened, Dean doesn't think they can count on God to help them fight the Darkness. He'd rather them fight it together. Which sounds great, brothers on the same side fighting something really big, but I do wonder if he's saying this - at least in part - due to what Amara said to him, about him not being able to fight/kill her. Maybe I'm overthinking it.

I see that Sam told Dean about his visions, about seeing the cage. He wonders if God is bringing him these visions, as if the secret to fighting off the Darkness is in there. Ooh, intriguing. Dean obviously does not want to go there, mentioning about what happened last time. As much as I'd love for Sam to save the day and see what's in there, I'm a bit uncomfortable with the idea of a total repeat of Swan Song...selfishly, I guess, because although I admired Sam for sacrificing himself to save the world ultimately, it still left me upset in the end (even though I knew he'd be back, lol). Sorry, I'll shut up now. ;)

Anyway I enjoyed this one. Loving the old school feel to a few of these episodes so far. :)
 
 
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cuddyclothescuddyclothes on November 19th, 2015 01:53 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed this one a lot!

On the praying--I loved that Dean talked about God having not been there for the Apocalypse, etc. It was a relief to have them finally acknowledge that full-on. I think it's probably not God. Maybe one of the occupants of the Cage? Michael or Adam, maybe?
jessm78jessm78 on November 19th, 2015 09:30 pm (UTC)
Same here, it was awesome :)

Yeah, I was glad they did acknowledge that. At first I wondered if it could have actually been Lucifer, but Michael/Adam was my next thought. Really curious to find out.
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on November 22nd, 2015 01:42 pm (UTC)
I get why Dean thinks Sam prying to God is a waste of time and that Sam shouldn't just 100% believe this is God reaching out to him. (I myself would like to think it's God reaching out to Sam but it might be Lucifer or Micheal.) But Sam shouldn't have to be sorry/made fun of for still having faith.

OK now that's outta the way I found the ep really enjoyable. It felt very old school and for the first time in a long time I found the ep/MOTW creepy. That Bunny head especial.

I like Donna, she is one of the rare Carver era side characters that isn't fucking annoying, Though her accent seemed heaver to me.

The next ep 11x08 when I first heard about it I was kinda dreading it but after seeing the promo and the new actor playing wee!Sam I'm actual looking forward to it. After all we have had two young Dean ep's in the last couple of season's so it's nice to get some young Sam too.

Suck's we have to wait till the 2nd though XP

EDIT Only other thing that bugged me was at the end when Sam and Dean called Donna a hunter. Don't get me wrong she is more of a hunter (makes more sense at least) then some characters Charlie-sue for example. But it just kinda annoys me that these side characters help with one or more cases and bam they are considered hunters. Claire, Charlie-sue, Kevin etc etc just no.

Edited at 2015-11-22 04:53 pm (UTC)