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08 February 2018 @ 09:24 pm
SPN #13x13 Devil's Bargain (episode review)  
Some thoughts on this episode and some reflections on the show in general...

I'll start with the episode.

I liked that it added more to the myth arc and that cliffhanger at the end was crazy (more on that later). But as I have said over and over ad nauseum, I really don't give a crap about the angel storyline, and I usually like Lucifer and with him now involved with them I have to endure their snore fest.

I know there was a lot of buzzing online about Danneel's appearance and I thought she did pretty well with what she was given. It seems as if her character will be back now that she's in league with Lucifer.

I liked Lucifer's snark when the boys showed up, saying he liked Dean's jacket and asking about Sam's hair care products, lol.

It was nice to see Donatello again although the Colonel Sanders demon seems to be influencing him now. And there's an added problem with Ketch, having to work with him and sorta trust him, even though he's working for Colonel Sanders.

There's an archangel blade now too? Was this ever mentioned before? And now we have the big reveal: Gabriel. That was RSJ at the end, wasn't it? I thought Lucifer killed him back in season 5. Should we assume he's from the other world or that Lucifer brought him back somehow? Kind of curious to see how he's going to fit into this.

That's about all I have for the actual episode. As for the show in general, I definitely don't have the same excitement I used to have for it. I've gotten into the habit of MSTing it more than watching it straight (for those wondering what the hell I'm talking about, it's talking back to the screen with wisecracks like they used to on the awesome show Mystery Science Theater 3000. I miss that show so much, I need to check out the new one on Netflix at some point).

I also have to wonder how many people here on LJ have stopped talking about it as well. I definitely know some of you have and I understand, but I used to comment on a community here about the show with links to my reviews and people just ignored them. It made me wonder if my reviews were too negative for them or if they've also become disenchanted with the show. Who knows, I guess. I won't even give it a second thought. It's a shame I've gotten to this point but I guess everyone suffers burnout at some point.
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Liliaethliliaeth on February 9th, 2018 04:00 am (UTC)
I still love reading them, I've just lately been more busy rewatching my Teen Wolf eps.

As for the Archangel blades, yes, they were mentioned before in the ep that Gabriel died in.
jessm78jessm78 on February 9th, 2018 04:56 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you. :) I've been seeing a real decline in talk about SPN here in general, so maybe that's also part of it.

Thanks for refreshing my memory. It's been ages since I watched that ep so I'd completely forgotten.
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on February 9th, 2018 09:39 pm (UTC)
Hi hon!!!

I'm going to be honest with you but I forget all about my LJ.

I'm on tumblr so much I dont go on anything else.

I havent seen the ep but the reactions have been poor and I'm FUCKING PISSED Singer said about redeeming Lucifer.

No fucking way.

Sam needs to kill Lucifer and the writers need to stop bringing back old characters and dead characters.

There is already too many side characters taking screen time from Sam and Dean as it is.

There is so much going on this season that as nothing to do with Sam and Dean so why should I care?
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam pouting (3x06)jessm78 on February 10th, 2018 01:51 am (UTC)
Hey hon! Great to hear from ya :)

Honestly I don't blame you. It seems most people aren't really active on LJ anymore. I'm ashamed to admit that I would hardly be here at all if if weren't for these reviews and maybe the odd post about RL.

I'm on tumblr too although I don't post much SPN stuff there anymore... it's mainly Classic Doctor Who for me.

I guess Singer said that in a video about the episode? I've been avoiding those things, mainly because they just don't interest me, but wow, that's... yeah...that's almost like retconning.

It used to be kind of cool when they'd have an old/dead character come back just for surprise appearance like a ghost or something, but so many of them have just died and come back it almost feels cheap, you know what I mean.

And yeah, the show is getting way too crowded now. Like I said, I don't watch it with the enthusiasm I once had. I've even started mocking it. I never would have dreamt of doing that back in seasons 1-5. *sigh* So much has changed...
Yellowbulmayellowbulma on February 16th, 2018 03:42 pm (UTC)
Yes they need to cut back on the side characters. With have Jack, the other prince of Hell guy, Lucifer, sister Jo, Aastiel, Ketch (why he is back I don't know.) plus many many more.

Someone did a post on tumblr on all the sub plots and there are alot and hardly any of them are about Sam and Dean.

Thats bullshit.

The only thing that will make this season better for me is if Sam and Mary finally talk. Why bring up in ep3 Sam felt left out if it doesn't go somewhere and for SAM to kill Lucifer.