Sheesh, only six eppies in and already a break. Sure I could whine about it but that wonâ€™t change anything so instead Iâ€™ll just ramble a bit. Letâ€™s try to figure this whole thing out, 22 episodes to watch in a 35 week â€˜seasonâ€™â€¦odds are weâ€™re going to have a lot more repeats coming our way.
Some argue that last year the CW really made a mess of how it scheduled Supernatural, I disagree. â€˜Course I disagree on a lot of thingsâ€¦like this being a Sam/Jared site only. Sure there is a fixation on Samâ€™s hair and Samâ€™s shirts but that doesnâ€™t make this a Sam Site and Dean is Doormat Site, it simply means that Samâ€™s hair has more to comment about and frankly he does have some fairly cool shirtsâ€¦like that white one with the pattern underneath that you only see when he rolls up the sleeves. That must be one of â€˜thoseâ€™ shirts for which the wardrobe department only has perhaps one because we only ever see Sam wear that shirt when heâ€™s sitting and talking â€“ WIAWSNB and AVSC comes to mind. Itâ€™s not a shirt that gets food or blood or dirt on it, must be one of a kind.
I digressâ€¦yeah, that happens a lot. Last year the CW gave us ten in a row, seven repeats, four in a row, four repeats, four in a row, two repeats and the final four. Good bye to season 4. Honestly, thatâ€™s not too bad. The first ten were awesome; face it, ten Thursdays in a row of nothing but new, who can complain about that? Sure, the next seven Thursdays of repeats werenâ€™t much fun but since Kripke has stated it takes about four weeks post-production to complete an episode, by the time we watched Heaven and Hell they had only just finished filming the 11th episode perhaps two to three weeks earlier, it wasnâ€™t ready.
We know from other interviews that episode 15 was shot partly in December and partly in January and the final episode of the season was finished up in mid-April, so seeing it in mid-May puts that four weeks of post-production right on schedule. Face it, with only 22 episodes and 35 Thursdays for the CW to scheduleâ€¦thereâ€™s going to be repeats.
Also, we got a bit of a treat this season as Supernatural came back a week early, yep, one whole week early. That pretty much guaranteed us an earlier break especially if the CW intended to complete the November sweeps period with all new episodes. Take heart my fan-friends, at least if the CW holds true to last seasonâ€™s schedule we wonâ€™t have eight Thursdays without a new episode after the first ten have rolled outâ€¦weâ€™ll only have seven Thursdays (which incidentally is still eight weeks â€“ ouch!)
So why donâ€™t I think this is a Sam/Jared only site? Simply because Alice and I as well as Elle and Tigershire and Faellie and others (mea culpa to any and all I have missed) who post articles have made it very clear in all of our writing that we find the flaws and the heroics of both brothers worthy of attention. Samâ€™s hair, Samâ€™s shirts notwithstanding, Samâ€™s flaws, his storyline â€“and there so is one â€“ are just as compelling to the writers here as are Deanâ€™s. Dean may have more women, more snarky lines, more fun with the music and, in general, life but his storyline is not considered less (or more) nor is his character arc considered more (or less) important than Samâ€™s.
Anywho, thatâ€™s just a quick note from meâ€¦just trying out my writing fingers again to see if they still have anything in them. Sure, â€˜tis pure fluff and nothing but fluff from me but perhaps when the next break comes Iâ€™ll be back with an article/analysis or two of more substanceâ€¦then again, that presumes anything Iâ€™ve written before had substance and not just a lot of words.