Hot! That is the single word that best summarizes Supernatural’s season 14 premiere, “Stranger in a Strange Land”. Want more words? Sizzling. Scorching. Embarrassed I’m watching it with my husband, hot. Did anyone else think Jared fried the pixels on their screens as he portrayed a superbly confident leader who was quietly desperate to find his brother? Even Kip, the monster of the week, commented “the shoulders, the hair”! Then there was Jensen dressed to the nines as Michael! Holy smoke (pun intended)! He too was confident and strong, knowing no one on earth was his equal. Package that presence in some darn fine tailoring and a smoldering, seductive voice and you have the clash of the titans – and way more than my libido could handle in a crowded theater with dozens of other Supernatural fans in attendance! Add in Alexander’s innocence as Jack, Misha’s timing with witty one-liners, Samantha’s convincing motherly worry about both her sons (sorry people but I still really like Samantha and Mary), and Jim’s comforting presence as Bobby (I will never tire of having him with his boys), and you have a cast that elevated this episode to an exciting launch of Supernatural’s 14th year!
Here is my report on FanX 2018, day two. I know you’ve been waiting for this with bated breath. (Probably not.) It was an interesting day, though.
(Probably Time To Flee)
Back and forth between faith and doubt, questions and answers, partnerships and betrayals; the fifteenth episode has a long tradition of teetertottering between which brother is most confident in the momentum of our heroes, be it their personal relationships, their trials and tribulations or the grand scheme of the universe, such as it is. Over the course of fifteen years, the pendulum of doubt has swung far and wide, every which way.
"The holy man, though he be distressed, does not eat food mixed with wickedness. The lion, though hungry, will not eat what is unclean”. ― Sakya Pandita
No, you are not seeing things. It is not the finale article, but still I have chosen “Carry On Wayward Son” as the focus of this article. It is not a coincidence if you read this quote from Father Lucca: “It's not about luck, son. It's about effort. All the time, I hear people saying the world's not perfect. And they're right. It's not. But do you use that as an excuse? Do you use it to excuse your own sins? Your failings and your laziness? Do you use it to give a bad man power, because the world's not perfect? Or do you work? Do you try and improve things in whatever way you can? Guys, the world will never be perfect, but if good men do good things, it can be better. Every day can get better. I-I'm sorry. I know I talk too much. I just... I just wanna go home.” Now, isn’t that a cheer to “Carry On” for the boys?
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