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01 May 2008 @ 10:00 pm
Supernatural #3.14 Long Distance Call (episode review)  
Here are some of my thoughts on this ep. 

Okay, first of all, I thought the concept was pretty creepy.  Getting calls from departed loved ones, with that weird name on the caller ID and being asked to "come to me."  I thought it was especially creepy when they said that number on the caller ID hadn't been used in many many years, and the whole Edison phone thing (before I realized that MOTW had made it all up, anyway).

This ep was pretty emotional, but there were a few light-hearted things that I liked.  First of all, Dean checking that girl out when he was off on his own.  Definitely has not changed. *grin*  His "this is Herman Munster. Leave a message" voicemail message.  The mention of the "bustyasianbeauties.com" website from Tall Tales and Dean's familiarity with it.  That Stewie guy at the phone company with the porn on his computer... heh.  Then there was Sam and the noise his car clicker thingy made when he locked and unlocked his doors. I don't know why, but that kind of made me crack up a little.

Then there was the weird tour guide lady when they went to look at the Edison phone, with her constant quotation mark hand gestures, and the "and we're walking!"  (anyone who's seen Stargate, she so reminded me of that tour guide at the defunct SGC with the "embarkation room" quotation marks, the "not my favorite team" and the "and we're walking!" from 2010.  Whoever wrote that into the script HAD to have seen that episode, lol.) I loved Sam and Dean's deadpan reactions to her.

On a completely shallow note - both boys were looking quite fine tonight IMHO.  We got lots of Boys in Suits!! And Sam's hoodie! *squeee*

I liked the interaction between Sam and Lanie.  And YAY Sam for saving her little brother!

Now onto the heavier stuff...  I really, really felt for Dean in this episode.  Just watch his face when he hears John on the phone.  Listen to his tone as he talks to John (or, what he thinks is John, anyway).  That whole conversation was pretty heartbreaking to me.  From John's "how could you do it? How could you sell your soul?" to Dean's "You told me to look after Sammy" and then John's "you're my boy, I don't want you to go to hell" (paraphrasing here).  There was a little gleam in his eyes when John told him there was a way to save Dean from hell.

And he seemed so desperate when he was telling Sam about it, that he didn't want to hear Sam's skepticism.  You could tell he was operating on blind faith, not only due to the fact that he thought it was his Dad and it was something he'd be an expert about, but that he really is scared about this deal and what's going to happen to him as a result.

I loved the interaction between the two of them here, too.  I liked when, after the first call, Dean said it cut out and asked Sam what to say if Dad calls again.  You could tell Sam really couldn't believe it and he was at a loss for words as he said "Hello?"

We saw both boys get quite whumped.  Sadly no rescuing each other (even though Sam really wanted to rescue Dean) or patching each other up, but that conversation they had at the end made up for it IMO.  Another scene that really broke my heart:  Dean apologizing and admitting to Sam that he really wanted to believe it was John, that he thought there was really something that could get him out of this deal, and about how scared he is.  *hugs Dean massively*   I really loved this moment:

Dean: the only one who can save me is me.
Sam: ..  And me. (awwwww, Sammy!!!)
Dean: *looks at him*  And me? That's it?
Sam: What, do you want a poem?

(paraphrasing again of course)
Then Dean turns the TV on and they just sit there, staring at the TV and drinking beers.  Totally in line with Dean's whole "no chick flick moments"  persona. 

So, this all leads me to wonder just what Sam will do to try and save Dean.  How far will he go?  Will we see the extent of it in the season finale, or will it continue into next season?  I guess one way or another, we'll find out.

Preview for next week's ep looked good.  So creepy - almost reminded me of the one for A Very Supernatural Christmas.  Looking forward to it!
Current Mood: goodgood
oh these heroes come and go;micheleeeex on May 2nd, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
Next week's episode.

Ew. XD
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: TV Guide Photoshootjessm78 on May 2nd, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think that about sums it up. :D


Hopefully no more ripping off fingernails :P
Harley: SPN: Let's be bad guyscrimsonkitty88 on May 2nd, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
No, just ripping people's hearts out. Heh. *cringes*
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam in BDBRjessm78 on May 2nd, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Heh... *winces*
Londonhaloarcher on May 2nd, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
Agreed eeeeeeeeeeeee for the hoodie and eeeeeee for the leather jacket on Dean mmmmmmm oh also agree on Sam's momments with Lanie(and wooohooo for him pulling her brother out of the way like that is it just me or was a little hot :)) and love'd Dean for saying "Sure go hang with jailbait" hehehehe or something to that effect. I can't wait for next week's episode it looks really creepy and I think that was Sam on the med table if I'm not mistaken poor Sammy

jessm78: Hollywood Babylonjessm78 on May 2nd, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
Oh, how could I forget my *squeee* for the leather jacket?? :D

Nope, not just you - I think that was pretty hot. *grin*

I loved the "jailbait" line too, heh...

Next week's does look creepy... I couldn't tell if that was Sam on the table. At first I thought it was the same guy that's in the promo pics but I'm not sure now. I'd better rewatch it (and if it is... poor Sammy! *unstraps him from the table* *hugs him*).
Leejensenlicious on May 2nd, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
it is sam!
Londonhaloarcher on May 2nd, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
I knew it! Damn I hoped I was wrong :( I bet Dean will save him eeeeee :D
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam in BDBRjessm78 on May 2nd, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
That's it, I so gotta watch that one again as soon as I get home. :D

Poor boy :( Here's hoping Dean will save him though!
Leejensenlicious on May 2nd, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
i'm so with you on this. i wanted to cry at the end.

jessm78: Supernatural: Dean promo (jessm78 on May 2nd, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have to admit tv rarely does that to me. But this show has earned the honor of bringing me close to tears - especially in this ep.
kamelionleenys on May 2nd, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
I loved this episode. Loved it. And the Stargate reference you made? Oh yeah. LOL!
jessm78jessm78 on May 2nd, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC)
It was great! LOL, I loved that they had that in there... and Dean's "what's with the quoty fingers?" Hee :D
MegTDJ: Jared Thumbs Up - meg_tdjmeg_tdj on May 2nd, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
Ohmigosh, setting the car alarm... Sam is SO a preppy snob at heart. ;)

*snuggles him*

I'm going to write my full thoughts up on my LJ, but I've gotta agree about them looking especially fine tonight. I thought I would DIE before the ep ended, heh. Course, when it did end it felt like the hour had passed waaaaay too fast... hmm, maybe I was unconscious for some of it... :P
jessm78: Sam grinningjessm78 on May 2nd, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
Hee hee! I think you're so right there! ;)

*gives Sam squishy hugs*

Glad I wasn't the only one who was afraid she wouldn't make it through the whole episode thanks to them. Tsk, silly boys :P

Looking forward to reading your thoughts!
Harley: Are You Watching? Supernaturalcrimsonkitty88 on May 2nd, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
The poem moment was really one of the best in the episode. Brotherly banter FTW!
jessm78: AHBLjessm78 on May 2nd, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
As much as I know this show, that moment almost took me by surprise. I loved it... &hearts brotherly banter :D
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jessm78: Supernatural: Dean promo (jessm78 on May 2nd, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
Read and commented. Thanks!

Sure, I'm always looking for more SPN friends :)
lovetheguyslovetheguys on May 5th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
That is one fabulous review. I think everyone should check it out! Love, Robin
theseeker8507: Dingotheseeker8507 on May 2nd, 2008 11:51 am (UTC)
Did you notice what was being said on the TV at the end? A man comforting someone else (I think I heard a females voice) about always being there for her. Very significant basically what Sam didn't say to Dean was being said on the TV. Also interesting that the TV was on a show and not a game or more likely for the two porn. They were watching a "chick flick" moment happen on the screen, when they couldn't do one in reality.

That is why I love the show everything even the smallest word/color/picture is important and isn't random, they chose to put that TV dialogue at the end instead of leaving it with the boys talking, I just love this show so much.
jessm78: BDABRjessm78 on May 2nd, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
I almost thought I was dreaming that, heh. Thanks for bringing it up! I had to turn my tv up a notch because I couldn't really hear it, but I thought that was very interesting. I love how subtle they are with these things.

It just fit in so well.

Just when I didn't think I could love this show any more. *hugs Show*