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23 March 2016 @ 10:23 pm
SPN #11x16 Safe House (episode review)  
Here are my thoughts on this episode. Apologies if I forget anything...

The premise of this episode reminded me a little of Something Wicked from S1, especially with the kids getting attacked and then being in comas. It wasn't exactly like that & went beyond that, of course, but it just kind of reminded me of that somewhat.

It was cool to see Bobby and Rufus again, as cantankerous as they were with each other, and it seemed that they meshed the flashback scenes with the present-day scenes quite well. I noticed they set up some parallels between Bobby and Dean. Bobby was sleeping in his car because he was consumed with finding ways to stop the apocalypse, while Dean was at least somewhat consumed with finding ways to stop Amara. I do have a pretty big quibble over continuity, though. With the mention of the apocalypse, it seems the flashbacks would have taken place during season 5. But Bobby should be in a wheelchair then, unless they took place either after 5x21 or before 5x01. The latter would seem to make sense, but then in the phone call at the end Dean tells Bobby they had a lead on Lilith. She was killed at the end of 4x22, so this means it would have to take place during season 4. Maybe I'm too nitpicky and to be honest I haven't rewatched S4 in a long time....was there a lot of talk during that season about the apocalypse? Not until the end of the season at least?

Anyway, I saw that while Bobby was in that coma state, his worst nightmare was seeing both the boys dead. Aww :( And then while Dean was in that state, his worst nightmare was seeing Sam dead. Although did I miss something or did he seem to not really react much to that? I was a bit distracted while watching some of this... Also I'm not sure if I got this wrong, but was it Dean who saw Bobby as one of the "sick people" who started vanishing at the end right before he woke up and had Sam tending to him? Or was it Bobby before he was waking up see a "sick person" Dean start vanishing? They melded those scenes together so much I think it confused me a little.

All in all it was like another old school MOTW episode (the opening scene reminded me of something we might have seen during S1, at least the way it was done). Some nice brother scenes and I loved the return of Rock, Scissors & Paper (although Dean seems to have lost again! LOL). Oh and the boys driving away at the end to some rock music, even if it was very brief.
 
 
 
allaboutweather: pic#124968065allaboutweather on March 23rd, 2016 11:27 pm (UTC)
It's not even half over, how are you doing a review already? XP

By the way, do you watch arrow? I never got around to watching gotham or the flash but i should. Legends of tomorrow doesn't return for another week.
jessm78: Long Pondjessm78 on March 24th, 2016 12:13 pm (UTC)
LOL! What time zone are you in? I'm in Eastern, it'd been over about half an hour by the time I posted this :)

I watch Arrow sometimes, usually I'll catch the end of it before Supernatural comes on. I was into Gotham a lot last year. I kind of fell out of watching it. Not really sure why, but I keep telling myself I have to get back into it.
allaboutweather: pic#124968065allaboutweather on March 24th, 2016 07:41 pm (UTC)
Central. :)
jessm78: Long Pondjessm78 on March 24th, 2016 09:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, that makes sense then :)
allaboutweather: pic#124968065allaboutweather on March 24th, 2016 09:22 pm (UTC)
I thought it always aired at the same time (as in 9 eastern, 8 central), not 9 eastern, 9 central. :S

That way, no one throws out spoilers. XP
jessm78: Long Pondjessm78 on March 24th, 2016 09:59 pm (UTC)
I would have thought that too. It would be a good way to avoid spoilers. Though I remember some of the cast live-tweeting the west coast airing, so it aired at 9pm their time but midnight my time (and I could never stay awake for that, lol).
allaboutweather: pic#124968065allaboutweather on March 24th, 2016 10:20 pm (UTC)
That's strange. :S
percysownerpercysowner on March 24th, 2016 12:47 am (UTC)
In season four everyone thought Lilith was trying to start the Apocalypse by releasing Lucifer, so they were trying to stop the start of the Apocalypse. It does track with the story, IMHO.

jessm78jessm78 on March 24th, 2016 12:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks for refreshing my memory! I was thinking it might have been season 4, at least near the end... actually, they were looking for her in The Monster At the End of This Book, so I guess it could fit in with that (even if the location is wrong). Again it's been ages since I rewatched that season. I kept thinking of season 5 because when I read the spoiler articles for this episode, they kept saying something about flashing back to season 5.

But I agree, it does track with the story.
percysownerpercysowner on March 24th, 2016 12:19 pm (UTC)
People were complaining online about the season five comment noting that Bobby would have been in a wheel chair during that season. I don't know if Carver didn't realize they put the time stamp as season 4 or if they did a quick redub to cover the the inconsistency.
jessm78jessm78 on March 29th, 2016 04:47 pm (UTC)
That's interesting. I haven't seen the complaints, but I remember seeing people talking about it when the spoilers were first leaked for it, saying things like "I guess they'll have to show Bobby in a wheel chair."
Lady Moon-Loona-cyjennytork on March 24th, 2016 01:52 am (UTC)
When Dean "saw" Sam "dead" we got more of Jensen's beautiful subtle acting.

He looked stunned, then sad, then subtly furious.

It was a thing of beauty.
jessm78jessm78 on March 24th, 2016 12:16 pm (UTC)
I was a bit distracted while watching so I didn't catch that the first time. I just went back and rewatched, and you're right. Jensen did that beautifully.
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on March 26th, 2016 01:20 pm (UTC)
Such a great episode, really had an old school feel to it. Also forget that dumbass wayward daughter crap, I want a Bobby/Rufus spin off.

Next's week's ep is going to be heart breaking....can't wait
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam smiling (Salvation)jessm78 on March 29th, 2016 04:49 pm (UTC)
Oh goodness yes, I loved the old school feel to it. And YES YES YES, I'd much rather have a Bobby/Rufus spinoff! The wayward daughters stuff makes me roll my eyes. I think they're even playing that up at the cons now. :/

Me too, it looks like it's going to be heart breaking. I've seen some theories floating around about what's going to happen. One of them in particular kind of scares me. :(