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15 May 2008 @ 10:01 pm
Supernatural #3.16 No Rest for the Wicked (episode review)  
Okay, here are my thoughts, no matter how convoluted they are... forgive me, I'm still a little emotional over this ep - hence the usage of that avatar...

First of all...

I must be a total sap, but I just about started crying when I was watching the "Road So Far" recap and "Carry On Wayward Son" started playing. The lyrics... they just seemed so appropriate this time around. *sniffle* 

I totally expected to see the clips from Crossroad Blues, given the involvement of the Hellhounds (especially how they came for Bela last episode).  I know some of my friends watched Crossroad Blues again in anticipation of this episode, which I have to say was a smart move (I just watched it again the other night, too, since I was screencapping anyway).

Now onto the actual ep...

You could just see how things were really coming to a head now, some leftover tension between the boys as Sam insists Dean isn't going to go to hell because he'll find a way to prevent it.  Dean insisting that Sam not find a way to keep him from going to hell, all because he knows what will happen to Sam if he does - he'll die. 

It looked like both boys were starting to crack, though.  That quiet moment at the beginning where Sam tells Dean he's not going to let him go to hell.  Sam looked like he was going to cry.  And OMG, Dean.  He starts losing it just a little.  He looks at Sammy, sees him grotesquely distorting like Evan Hudson saw happening to his wife in Crossroad Blues (nice continuity there).  Then his lip. starts. trembling.  And he cries, "okay." OMG. He looked like such a lost little boy, if just for a brief moment there.  As Dean began to lose it, so did I.  *sniffle*

Interesting how Bobby was able to track where Lilith is.  I really liked how he insisted on going along and helping them.  Dean didn't want him to at first, but I loved how insistent Bobby was.  That "Family don't end with blood, boy."  Bobby, you ROCK.

So, was Ruby lying about Dean being able to be saved?  She told Sam back in TKAA that she could help him save Dean.  Then in Malleus Maleficarum, she tells Dean there's no way of saving him. But now she's telling Sam that he himself can save Dean? I was a little confused there.  Was she somehow implying that Dean couldn't save himself, and no one else could save him except for Sam?  If she wasn't lying, then she certainly wasn't telling Dean the whole story.  Or at least not telling him in a way he could figure it out. 

I liked how pissed off Sam was when he first confronted her, thinking that she was lying about it.

And just how could Sam save Dean? Apparently some combination of his psychic powers and something else hidden inside him? I'm assuming it was something that resulted from the demon blood?  Sam perhaps having to go dark side in order to save Dean?  I'm glad there's some confirmation that Sam does still have some of his powers, that they're "dormant." Interesting... 

The whole thing with the family and the little girl (Lilith inside her body) was pretty creepy and it almost reminded me of that Twilight Zone episode (and segment in TZ: The Movie) where the little boy was a monster and his family was pretty much terrified of him. 

I almost hate to say it, but Dean was spot on when he told Sam the demons know about their weakness of looking out for each other.  He tells Sam they have to stop being martyrs and they have to go down fighting.  Which is part of the reason he wanted Ruby's knife, I guess.  And then Dean tells Sam to keep fighting.  I wanted to hug Sam so badly.  Another sad moment between the boys *sniffle* broken up with a little levity (damn, I can't remember the line right now, but both boys were smiling) like in the ending scene of Long Distance Caller.

When they were off to Indiana and Sam started to say something to Dean and was interrupted, it reminded me a little of that scene in Salvation where he told Dean "I just want to let you know, just in case...", and Dean interrupted him with "don't talk like that, don't say 'if something happens to you.' Nobody's dyin' tonight..."  Although the circumstances were much different in this case. *sniff* 

So, Dean does have something for Bon Jovi then (which totally goes against what he said in BUABS when Demon!Sam had apparently checked into a motel under the name Richie Sambora, and Dean made some crack about it being scary that he's a Bon Jovi fan).  Hee!  I loved Sam's reaction when he put it on. 

And, and and... The Boys singing along to "Wanted Dead or Alive"!!!!! Yeah, Sammy, sing your heart out!!! Oh, singing boys FTW!! That was a bright little moment there.  Thanks Kripke! :D

I was surprised at first when Dean killed the cop and said he knew the guy was a demon.  But Bobby's explanation was pretty interesting - that Dean is so close to the veil that he can see stuff on the other side. 

Okay - Stargate fans - was one of the demons in the neighborhood Dan Shea (aka Sgt. Siler)? It sure as heck looked like him, although he was only on screen for a few seconds, so I wasn't totally sure.

When they met up with Ruby and entered the house where Lilith was apparently hanging out, I was really wondering if Sam was actually going to stab the little girl.  From the way he seemed to be hesitating, even though the mother kept mouthing to him to do it, it looked like just a tiny part of him was uncomfortable with the idea.  I almost got the crap scared out of me when the girl woke up and started screaming.  I thought for sure Lilith was just putting on an act to make Sam let his guard down and then she'd turn on him.  But then Dean bursts in and says the demon's not in her anymore.  Whew...

Okay, I have to say I was really starting to get frustrated with Ruby when she kept telling Sam that he had his chance and could have done something to save Dean, but now it's too late.  Until...

... I realized Lilith was inside Ruby.  Then it made sense, because in the beginning Ruby had told them that now would have been a good time to strike Lilith because she was "on shore leave" or something like that.  So she was distracted because she was making that family miserable and etc.  But now Sam and Dean have caught up to her, and she's ready for them.  Have to say part of me wasn't expecting Lilith to be inside Ruby.

Clock strikes midnight.  Oh, no....  The look on Dean's face... it breaks my heart.  The sadistic way Lilith!Ruby calls on the hellhound to come out and attack Dean.  The way Sammy is subdued up against the wall watching helplessly.  It almost reminded me of the scene in Devil's Trap when YED!John was torturing Dean while Sam watched helplessly (until John overcame the YED for a split second of course). 

So what did Lilith do to Sam right before the commercial break? She just incapacitated him? 

No.... no....  Dean's lying there motionless and bloody... Sam picks him up and starts crying....  And right there I lose it.  Totally.


Sam's nightmare from Mystery Spot is now happening for real.

*cries again, grabs Sam and hugs him tight*

....  but what is going on now with Dean? Is he actually in hell now? Or is it like some kind of limbo? That's what I was thinking from the way he was chained up, but maybe it is actually hell.  The way he screamed for help and for Sam got to me one last time for the night.  And we won't find out till next Fall (and hopefully not much later than that, aka please don't strike again guys!).

Damn you, Kripke, you magnificent bastard!
Current Mood: sadsad
misutakimisutaki on May 15th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
*hugs* powerful image at the end that i will HAVE to write about. Saying nothing more because honestly? *is sad*
i know it's ridiculous and it's just a show... but no... *sob*
jessm78: Jensen Ackles: Magazine Shootjessm78 on May 15th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Aw... *hugs* I know... I've always thought it was silly of me to cry over something like a show, but... there are times when I just can't help it. Like tonight... *sniff*
deej1957deej1957 on May 15th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, that was Dan Shea in Demon Mode.... *G*

I so agree with everything you've said. I was sniffling from the beginning and when Jared, er Sam, started crying, well, that was it for me. Blubber city.

It looks like we're through with Ruby, too, doesn't it? Happy me.

I can hardly wait to see how Kripke gets out of this, though. I'm really nervous about getting an Evil!Sam, becuase I really don't like the idea. Not at all. Didn't like Daniel as a Prior, don't want Sam evil.


So I heard the boys go back to filming Jul 2, and the CW will start the fall season the first week in September. So we should get some spoilers around Mid-Jun. I hope.

I hate hiatus.
jessm78: Sam smiling in Salvationjessm78 on May 15th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
Ah, cool! Thanks for confirming it for me. I thought it looked so much like him but wasn't totally sure.

Yep, that's what got me too. *sniffle*

That's what I thought. She didn't appear to be moving at all there at the end, so I figured she was gone. I know I won't be a sad little bunny...

I'm not keen on Evil!Sam either. If he has to cross some line to save Dean, then so be it, but I don't want him to stay evil. I want my Sammy back (I didn't like PriorDaniel either).

Yeah, I read somewhere that the CW will start the fall season around Sept. 4th? Hmm, nice and early. So hopefully that will mean spoilers aren't too far off.

Boo for hiatuses... need to find some way to make them go as quickly as possible.
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jessm78: Jensen Ackles: Magazine Shootjessm78 on May 15th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
*snicker* part of me was wondering if Sam is into karaoke ;)
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jessm78: Supernatural: Dean promo (jessm78 on May 15th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
lol... I almost forgot about that line. Nice bit of continuity there.
London: SPN: No Rest for the Wickedhaloarcher on May 15th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
I'm still in tears over well you know I can't even say it.... Dean!!!*cries* *Sniffles* I needz a hug.......Sammy needs a hug too! I know I could totally feel the tears welling up when Wayward Son started playing.....my heart was just starting to break.......it's broken now. How crazy was it for Lilith to show up in Ruby......Kirpke totally suprised me......and Sam aw poor Sam he couldn't do anything to help Dean....I need to hug him........as for where Dean is I can't say I mean that looked like what Hell might look like or maybe your right and it's just limbo but I don't think Limbo would be that hmmmmm how do I put it......evil....dark.......scary! I seriously just like felt like I'd been stabbed in the heart when I heard Dean scream Sam. Hell when I saw him I started a mantra of no...no.no..no..no..god..no. Sorry long comment..I'm still shaking from this ep.
jessm78: Sam/Dean hug from Mystery Spotjessm78 on May 15th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
*big hug for you*

No apology necessary... I'm still sitting here in disbelief too. Can't believe all that's happened.

Now I am thinking it was Hell... though not really how I'd picture Hell, lol...

Dean screaming for Sam really got to me too.... *sigh*

Is it September yet?

Edited at 2008-05-16 03:34 am (UTC)
Working for the Mandroid: brothers (winchester)moonshayde on May 15th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
I think Lilith tried to snuff out Sam like she did to the people in Jus in Bello, but something obviously stopped her. And it scared her. Either it's somethign we don't know about yet, or Sam did something (or is immune) and doesn't realize it.

I think Dean was in Hell. I have considered the possiblity of some kind of limbo, but I'm not sure. He died after all. And his body got pretty managled (how are they going to bring him back????) But if Lilith couldn't do her mojo on Sam, then maybe something interfered with Dean. But I don't know. It's more likely he's in hell.

I was glad for comfirmation Sam's abilities were dormant. I'm still not keen on an evil!Sam. I figure we'll probably get him next season somehow. I juts hope if they do it, they will do it well and redeem him in the end.

I loved that Dean could see demons. That was awesome :)
jessm78jessm78 on May 15th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, now that I think of it, you're probably right. Something happened to scare her off, though not exactly sure what. Maybe Sam is immune. I guess we'll probably find out later.

I think what got me thinking it was limbo was the fact that he was tied up there, and that I pictured Hell looking somewhat different...heh. But I'm thinking now that it probably was Hell. I really don't know... lots of questions this is leaving me with, and I hope we'll get answers to some of them. I'd expect that we would by the time the show returns in the fall.

I was just mentioning that to deej1957. I really wouldn't want to see evil!Sam either. If they absolutely have to make him that way, I'd hope it'd just be so he could save Dean, and then he'd be redeemed.

That was pretty cool. Dean with powers (even if they aren't really powers) is cool. :)
I am a fucking lady!: Deanbitchygrrl on May 15th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
I think Ruby told Dean that she couldn't save him, but she told Sam she knew how to save Dean.

I love Bon Jovi so the boys singing Dead or Alive made my day.

Also what happened to Bobby? did you happen to notice, because I don't think we saw him after he blessed the water. *worries*
Also Bobby's line about family, I think it will totally bite us in the ass, because I've been saying since Season 2 John is not Sam's father.

I think Lillith was trying to drain sam of his abilities and it didn't work. I think Sam is immune and she wasn't expecting that.
jessm78: Supernatural: Dean promo (jessm78 on May 15th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
Hmm, yeah, I guess Ruby could have been implying that there was no way she could save him in that last scene of Malleus Maleficarum.

I loved that, too. :D

I didn't see him either. I'm guessing that maybe he was standing guard outside the house? I was scratching my head over that too...

Ooh, that's an interesting point. I suspect we may learn more about that this season... least I hope so.

Lilith did seem pretty startled by that and almost afraid when she told Sam to keep back (or "stay back" I think it was). The fact that Sam may be immune almost gave me flashbacks to Croatoan when he seemed to be immune to that demon virus. Probably not a connection there, but it just made me think of that.
Lady Mansonladymanson on May 15th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
So glad someone has brought up the 'It's a Good Life' Twilight Zone episode! I actually saw that on Sci Fi last night, so this was great.

Does anyone know when Season four starts?????
jessm78: Jared Padalecki: TV Guide Photoshootjessm78 on May 15th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
I heard that it starts around the beginning of September - the 4th maybe? If so that's really early. Not that I'm complaining of course. ;)
MegTDJ: Dean Tears - antonella87meg_tdj on May 16th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
I've gotta say, I'm soooo glad we weren't left hanging at the end of last season wondering how Sam was going to come back, because the way I'm torn up about Dean... I would NOT have survived going through this over Sam! *sobs*
jessm78: Mystery Spotjessm78 on May 16th, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
Oh, me too. I would have been such a wreck, demanding Kripke's head on a stick, the whole nine yards.

Well we know Dean's gotta come back *some*how since Jensen will still be there next season...but it's gonna kill me trying to guess how. And what Sammy will do... and if he'll have to go dark to do it (and if he could be redeemed).