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18 May 2016 @ 11:41 pm
SPN #11x22 We Happy Few (episode review)  
I'm posting this one later than usual. I was out all day and evening at my professional society's meeting & got back home after the episode ended. Luckily I'd recorded it (and it actually got the whole episode for a change, lol). I'm really tired so if I got a few things wrong please fill me in.

Sorry but I had to roll my eyes at Lucifer being the petulant child refusing to talk to Dad, saying "you suck" and then going into Sam's room & blasting music. Yeah I know, his relationship with God & all that, but still...

I nearly had a heart attack when Sam offered to take up the Mark to seal Amara away. Does he still have it, though? I know that when it was burning on Amara, Sam's was glowing but then it seemed to fade away.

I am wondering if Amara looking at the pic of young Dean with Mary is supposed to be foreshadowing in a way...

For a minute there I thought Rowena was double-crossing Team God there when she was talking to Amara. But then I remembered her little look with God. Cool how she got the other witches involved in attacking Amara, though I was sad she killed them...especially that one in particular that Rowena talked to (for the life of me I can't remember her name, but she was cool). I was almost worried Amara would kill Rowena too. What exactly was going on with Rowena at the end, though? She gets up and looks around in the sun ...was it just supposed to show that she's survived, and that she's determined to stop Amara?

Oh, crap, God is dying. :/ What is going to happen now? I've seen the promo for the finale so I won't say anything, but I still can't help speculating how it will turn out. I'm scared for both Sam and Dean. :(
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
KCSkcscribbler on May 19th, 2016 01:33 pm (UTC)
I personally wasn't a fan of this episode, and i'm pretty tolerant of fandom cliches and bad writing - the dialogue just seemed forced and clunky to me, the camera angles were weird, and I was actually bored until about halfway through.

That being said, I don't think Sam still had the Mark, it looked to me like it vanished and returned to Amara, which is when she then went off on Chuck.

I was hoping, personally, that Sam did that with the Mark on purpose, knowing that the only thing that might break Amara's hold on Dean is danger to his brother. Unfortunately, that didn't happen, and I'm worried about what the next episode is going to end with.

Also, is Lucifer dead? And is Castiel? The preview for next week shows Sam and Dean standing in front of a headstone so...

Anyway. Not my favorite episode, certainly, and not what I was expecting for a pre-finale. I have to give props to the actress who played Amara though; I thought her acting was far better than the others this episode.
jessm78jessm78 on May 22nd, 2016 03:32 pm (UTC)
Honestly, my thoughts on this one pretty much echo yours. Not that I was expecting a really awesome episode, but I tried to go into it with an open mind and was just left feeling... meh.

Oh okay, that's kind of what it looked like to me but I wasn't totally sure. Thanks for clearing it up. :)

That would have been a great way to frame that scene. I'm disappointed it didn't turn out that way. I wouldn't doubt the finale will end on a cliffhanger, although I wonder just how bad it will be. Will Dean die or "disappear" somewhere? Will Sam? Will anything happen to Chuck/God? Whatever happens I expect we'll be going nuts all hiatus trying to figure out what will happen.

I'm wondering about that too. I noticed that when Amara was attacking Lucifer/Cas, his face kind of contorted for a brief second to show the face of the prior vessel as Mark P portrayed him. That was pretty interesting. I wonder if Lucifer himself was killed off or just simply tortured? And what of Castiel? Hopefully we'll find out.

Same here. I thought the actress who played Amara did very well too.
allaboutweather: pic#124968065allaboutweather on May 19th, 2016 07:00 pm (UTC)
They were THAT close to defeating her. DX
jessm78: Long Pondjessm78 on May 22nd, 2016 03:28 pm (UTC)
I know, right?? *sigh*
allaboutweather: pic#124968065allaboutweather on May 22nd, 2016 03:53 pm (UTC)
It can never be THAT easy. DX
jessm78: Long Pondjessm78 on May 22nd, 2016 04:40 pm (UTC)
Yup. And I wouldn't be surprised if they end this season on a cliffhanger (like they do for pretty much every season).
Lilith Rain: Sammy.lilithrain on May 22nd, 2016 03:19 am (UTC)
I have yet to see this but why couldn't Chuck have taken the mark? Then if he was dying, he'd take Amara with him. Just a thought.
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam smiling (Salvation)jessm78 on May 22nd, 2016 03:27 pm (UTC)
That's a good question actually. I've only watched it once so I don't remember everything about that scene, but I think it was Chuck who'd given her the mark in the first place, so maybe he wouldn't be able to give the mark to himself? I'm not sure but it is an interesting thought.