Iâ€™m gonna warn right now. If you havenâ€™t seen tonightâ€™s episode, â€œOf Grave Importanceâ€ you might not want to read this. We will be discussing the episode and revealing plot details. You have been warned!
Even though there were some wonderful parts in â€œOf Grave Importance,â€ Iâ€™m afraid to say the episode was a mixed bag. Before digging in though, let's jump to the oh so shallow goodness. A Dean shower scene!!! The only thing that was missing was more soap. Oh, and a flimsier shower curtain, but Iâ€™ll digress. We havenâ€™t had this since season three, so Iâ€™m counting my blessings in droves. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
(thanks to sweetondean for the prompt photo)
Also, Bobby is back! Yay! I was so elated to see him on the screen. This ghost life hasn't been easy, but it's great he could learn things like being zen from his own kind. It all turned out to be a valuable lesson.
I so wish I could gush over the rest, but alas no. Once again, the flow of the episode was choppy and the scenes just didnâ€™t blend well together. The editing again was too hurried, didnâ€™t take time to properly build the suspense and take advantage of what should have been a creepy ghost story. Actually, it wasnâ€™t a well done ghost story at all. For one, it's completely depressing that the helpful ghosts got killed off. Whatâ€™s wrong with a happy outcome for some of these beings once in a while? Reward for breaking pattern and being helpful? Iâ€™ll stop there though, because thereâ€™s plenty more here to stir up a good debate.
The story was Bobby and Annieâ€™s, and their time together was great. It was nice to see Bobby on a hunt again and with someone that he had great spark and chemistry with. She also could relate to the ghost predicament which was very helpful. The scene when Annie was overcome by the site of her body, choosing to move on, was just beautiful. Oh, and she once up on a time banged Bobby, Dean, and Sam (soulless)??? Man, she got around. Is that what female hunters do? I must say, I donâ€™t blame her with the brothers. Iâ€™d get into the hunting life for that. What did you all think of Annie?
The ending bummed me out completely. I get where Sam and Dean are coming from, sort of. They had a right to be shocked. And dismayed. After all, it probably took everything they had to say goodbye to Bobby. However, Iâ€™m a little confused. In their conversations in both â€œThe Slice Girlsâ€ and â€œParty On, Garth,â€ Sam and Dean decided that it wasnâ€™t Bobby because they didnâ€™t want to set themselves up for disappointment. At least thatâ€™s the impression I got. Am I wrong in this assumption? They even showed the comment in the preview, "It's not Bobby because we want it to be." They now find out it is Bobby and theyâ€™re concerned about the natural order? Didnâ€™t that cross their minds during all that time when they were debating that Bobby was still around? Theyâ€™re hunters that are all too familiar with ghosts, why didnâ€™t that come up in prior conversations?
I accept that they were probably feeling some very mixed emotions at the time, but thatâ€™s a complete 180 from â€œthis canâ€™t be real.â€ They have been burned in their lives by fighting the natural order, but how can they be hard on Bobby taking that route when theyâ€™ve done it themselves countless times? I need more time to analyze this, but a few things didnâ€™t add up to me. What do you make of Sam and Deanâ€™s reaction?
Do you think Bobby made the right decision to stick around and help Sam and Dean? (Responses of â€œThey shouldnâ€™t have killed Bobby to begin with,â€ cannot be used). I loved Deanâ€™s line that Bobby could have been in Heaven having a beer at Harvelleâ€™s. Thatâ€™s a complete turn around of Dean being there in Heaven himself and not liking how it wasnâ€™t real. What about the foreshadowing that Bobby being a Ghost wonâ€™t end well? Bobby did mention that his life wasnâ€™t any good, so why should his death be? He knew the risks, so didn't he have that right to choose?
Also, Sam and Dean couldnâ€™t see Bobby before the whole episode, then he gets zapped by evil ghost dude, wakes up, and suddenly he can be seen by them? That didnâ€™t make a lot of sense to me. Iâ€™ll entertain all theories on how that happened. Perhaps Iâ€™m missing something in ghost mechanics.
Iâ€™ll also entertain theories why after the conversation in â€œThe Slice Girlsâ€ when Dean speculated that Bobby was attached to the flask, Sam didnâ€™t put two and two together then and realize the flask wasnâ€™t around when he contacted Bobby? Sam does miss things from time to time, but heâ€™s not that slow. I especially find it weird since this episode and â€œThe Slice Girlsâ€ were written by the same writers. Did they not check their own continuity? Or were they taking the fall for Adam Glass missing continuity in the last episode? Either way, it seems kind of sloppy to me.
I need a rewatch before I can form totally coherent opinions, but other than moving the Bobby situation forward, not a lot happened. Again, I was hoping for something a little more emotional when the boys and Bobby were reunited. I get that the shock was too much though for that to happen, but that doesnâ€™t change that cheated feeling. When the most emotional moment of the episode came from a ghost seeing her body, something might be off.
Time to speculate away! While speculating, share what you thought about the episode overall.