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03 February 2016 @ 10:26 pm
SPN #11x12 Don't You Forget About Me (episode review)  
Apologies in advance if this review isn't particularly glowing...

This episode was one big MEH. Not even the beauty that is Sam and Dean could save it for me.

Seriously, I wanted to throttle Claire throughout this episode. I literally yelled "Shut up!" practically every time she talked. "I don't wanna go to school." Yeah, I don't care about your stupid, defiant teenage angst crap. I was glad Dean ripped into her for acting like such a little bitch toward Jody. Speaking of which, although I usually like Jody a lot, she was barely a supporting character in this. It was all Claire and Alex and their angst. Can we ship them off to a spin-off now? Alex didn't grate on me quite as much as Claire did, though the whole thing about her walking away from the janitor guy in the flashback, leaving the vamps to get him (and his whole story about killing his wife & kid) did not win her any points with me. Granted, it's been ages since I watched her S9 episode so maybe I'd view it differently, but still.

Oh yeah, and I had the boyfriend pegged almost from the very start...at least from that scene with the two of them in the woods. What a sucky character he was.

The few little things I did like... The brother banter at the beginning, with Dean all excited about the Elvis burger, and even Sam's talk with Claire. She seemed like such an annoying Mary Sue with her insistence on going hunting, and Sam trying to convince her that the life isn't everything. Oh yeah, and also Sam and Dean's reaction to Jody's cooking (plus Sam practically gushing to Dean at the end about the leftovers Jody gave them - hee!).

But the other stuff? The girls talking at dinner was so awkward and cringeworthy, I was cringing right along with Sam and Dean. And how bad is it that I was so annoyed at Claire, when it looked like Vamp!Janitor (who incidentally also played Pride in the S3 episode The Magnificent 7!) was going to kill/turn her that I was seriously egging him on to do so? I feel a bit guilty but still...ugh. This whole thing seemed so predictable: They made her such an annoying little witch that we'd get pissed off at her, and then oops, turns put she was actually right about something bad going on here.

Sigh. Sorry for being so harsh. I was never a fan of Claire to begin with, OR teenage angst, and felt disappointed that Jody didn't have much to do.
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
mosinging1986 on February 4th, 2016 04:08 am (UTC)
*skims before watching*

Whew! I was terrified you were going to say they'd killed off Jody Mills. I usually avoid spoilers completely, but I must be getting old and can't take the shock anymore. You know how they love to torment us for kicks. As long as she's safe for one more ep, everything else will be gravy! (And I can't stand Claire either.)

Wow, the first scene reminds me so much of XF...
vyperdd: AKFcandlevyperdd on February 4th, 2016 05:25 am (UTC)
I pretty much agree with everything you say about Claire. Don't feel guilty at all for wanting her gone. I do, too. I actually had my fingers crossed when she was getting chewed on that it would be fatal. BTW, shouldn't she have had a pretty nasty wound on her throat?? But there were only bruises which don't account for all the blood we saw earlier.

And YES!!!!, very much agree that Jodie didn't have much to do in this ep. More Jodie, less Claire would have been fantastic. Didn't mind Alex too much. Was actually disappointed that Claire killed the vamp. That should have been Alex's kill Sam obviously thought so. Would have helped give her some closure maybe.

Loved, loved all the scenes we got with Sam and Dean. Will never not love them being brothers and joking, teasing each other. And their completely opposite tastes in food will never not be funny, though they obviously both love ribs.
cuddyclothescuddyclothes on February 4th, 2016 04:32 pm (UTC)
I wasn't going to watch this ep; now I skip Weds and watch them the morning after. I LOVED the dinner scene, although Dean was OOC abt sex. He started when he was 12, didn't he? I waited for him to say something awkward abt his own experience.

FF'd thru the rest until the end, since Sam and Dean. Also loved the Tupperware containers. I just really need to know if Dean ate the Elvis.

Yellowbulmayellowbulma on February 6th, 2016 10:37 pm (UTC)
As much as I like Jody the ep was a waste. No idea how they think this is gong to be the spin off they are so thirsty for. Alex is more likable then Claire and the actress playing her can do more the one look, unlike Claire's actress. But Alex and especially Claire aren't interesting enough characters to hold a full episode never mind their own show.

The Sam and Dean scene's where the only parts worth watching. I really hope this is the last time we see Claire. She brings nothing to the show and the writers have wasted enough time on her.