In sorting through the feedback over last night's episode at other sites, the Sam vs. Dean fans have broken out in skirmishes again. Sure it has been building over the last few weeks, but this time itâ€™s been fueled by a story showing how to work out differences. Now, let me see if I've got this right:
-Sam fans think Dean owes Sam an apology for blaming him for starting the apocalypse (which he essentially did last night).
-Dean fans are offended that Dean "keeps" apologizing to Sam, for he doesn't deserve it after what he did. Sam owes him an apology for everything he put him through last season.
-Sam fans are mad Sam keeps apologizing. They think heâ€™s apologized enough.
-Dean fans think Sam is being a whiny brat, especially with the whole "I'm to dangerous to hunt" and "let me grow up" stuff.
-Sam fans are mad that Dean was such a jerk last night and thinks so little of his brother.
-Dean fans are mad that Dean only started treating Sam like an adult after he said something. Sam needs to earn it.
-Sam fans say Dean is weak. Sam is a saint.
-Dean fans say Sam is weak. Dean is a saint.
Enough! In honor of these little squabbles, the Batley Townswomen Guild, the visionaries that they are in gruesome historic fights, have decided to devote their annual battle reenactment this year to Supernatural. So here you go, the reenactment of the Battle of Sam fans vs. Dean fans.
It's episode day! Tonight, a nice light episode. At least I hope so. Anymore weepy scenes and I'm going to need a rubber room. Considering the one scene I saw last night from a Space TV (Canada) preview, we should be laughing.
Yes, its Paris Hilton. Yes, she's overexposed and a horrible actress. The point is though she's not to be taken seriously here. She even agreed to the role because she loves the show and doesn't want to be taken seriously. It's tongue and cheek fun, so lets not overanalyze her role in all this. Enjoy, and share your reactions at the end. Happy episode!
Yeah, it's been one of those weeks. My son and I are taking our Taekwondo tests this week which involves some training time. Yes, besides being a day late on the recap, I totally did not post all those review links I normally do each week. Yep, I'm lame.
Speaking of which, I just handed out tonight my season one DVD set for loaning around my Taekwondo school. All my sets are now circulating among students of the school. Okay, female students. Maybe a few men too, I have no idea. I haven't seen season two and three in months! I'm not complaining though, for Supernatural love among martial artists is not a bad thing. It all started when word got out about this site, because I'll talk about my blogging, but not my actual IT career. Go figure. They checked it out and then started checking out the show. Yes, I've turned a bunch of hormonally charged females who know how to kick butt into Supernatural fans. Awesome.
Anyway, links, right? Here's my review on blogcritics:
"The End." The episode that answers the burning question, what if you held an apocalypse in Kansas City and no one came? Let’s get started.
Then: A whole freaking lot.
Now: The Impala! That's a perfect way to open an episode. Dean pulls up, parks in front of a meter and doesn't put change in. I guess paying for street parking in Kansas City is optional. So that's why it will be destroyed. Dean's stingyness put less cops of the streets to fight zombies.
A religious nut in a suit, must be a Jehovah's Witness, is harassing passersby on the street. He comes up to Dean. "Have you taken time out to consider God's plan for you?" "Too freaking much pal." Dude, you really don't want to know God's plan for Dean, or his brother for that matter. It's pretty messed up. Religious nut gives Dean a long parting stare. Remember this for later.
Dean's in your standard crappy motel room with one bed (sniff!) talking on the cell phone. He's talking to Cas! He has trouble hearing what Cas is saying, which isn't hard since a semi is going by Cas on the other end. Dean makes a joke. "It’s kind of funny, talking to a messenger of God on a cell phone. You know, kind of like watching a Hell ' s angel ride a moped.” Castiel isn't in the mood for jokes since the "voice" is telling him he doesn't have many minutes left. What sort of a cell plan did he get? A prepaid phone? Angels have all this almighty power yet can't pick a decent cell phone plan?
Okay, I was digging through some season two footage and started answering some of my own questions that I raised in the recap of "Free To Be You And Me." Sam and his just plain weird white shirt. You know, the one that only buttons have way, has all sorts of bizzare light grey patterns on it (paisley?) and has red patterns underneath with the sleeves are rolled up. It's seems to have seen better days. Here's a few reminders of what I'm talking about.
Or, how about this? It's the perfect "throwing something on when your back from the dead brother surprises you with a visit" shirt.
Thanks so much elle for submitting another great review. She's one up on me, since I've been going through family induced writer's block for three days. Enjoy!
Thoughts on the "The End"
How nice was it to see John? I had to smile just at hearing his voice - glad to have him present in an episode, whatever the form. So far, we've had two episodes of four that have reached all the way back to season one for THEN - and as we've now had Meg, Jess and the Colt, it will be interesting to see how much more of the shows foundation bleeds through into this season and if other old friends (and foes) make a return appearance.
I do so love Friday evenings. That's usually when I usually find my weekly gift from Warner Brothers. This week, two clips from next Thursday's episode, "Fallen Idol". Below is the description:
Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) decide to start hunting together again and their first case leads them to a small town whose inhabitants are being killed by famous dead icons like Abraham Lincoln and James Dean's car. However, after two teenage girls come forward and claim their friend was kidnapped by PARIS HILTON (in a cameo role as herself), the brothers aren't sure what they are hunting anymore. "Fallen Idols" was written by Julie Siege and directed by Jim Conway.
It's episode night!! Episode Four already. It seems like only yesterday I was at Comic Con talking with Ben Edlund who was in the process of writing this one. I'm definitely intrigued to see how this works out.
I wasn't going to post the rules tonight since I would think that by episode four everyone would get the gist. As most of you know though, there's not going to be much Sam in this one. Heck, we might not see "Sam" at all. So, while I'm sure Sam fans are going to be very disappointed, please judge the episode based on its merits and not who got what screen time. Give a thoughtful analysis on what you think, good, bad, or indifferent. Considering I haven't had any problems so far, I trust everyone to do the right thing.
Also, while I have your attention, remember that article I wrote last week about the ratings? Well, the DVR ratings came out last night. EW.com had a story, but I didn't link it because I thought Michael Ausiello's info was a little flimsy. It was, especially compared to the CW press release that went out today. 4 Million viewers for the premiere!!! There we go, the viewers didn't go away. Here's the press release in its entireity (thank you tvbythenumbers.com).
Holy crap! I didn't realize how much work this recap would be until I started dissecting the episode bit by bit. There's so much detail! I should have known though, for a Jeremy Carver script cannot be taken lightly. So beware, a lot's coming at you!
Then: The brothers fight, Jessica fries on the ceiling, that INCREDIBLE scene from "Bloody Mary" is shown in a few glorious seconds, Dean is "the vessel," Cas dies and lives, Sam wants to save people again, Cas thinks Dean's plan to kill Lucifer is foolish and he wants to find God, and Sam and Dean part ways (sniff!). Got all that?
Now: We get a shot of the Great Plains motel. They have a club, bar, grill, a patio and color TV! Wow, I'm ready to book my vacation there. I'm sure having color TV is what boosts their rating with AAA. Holy crap!! Sam is shirtless! We get to the good part right off the bat? Oh, this has got to be a good one. If they started the show off with a shirtless Winchester every week, this show would get something like 20 million viewers. Okay, at least 8 million 18-34 females. Since I'm older than that, the other 12 million would be hormonally charged older women like me. Yes, we do exist in numbers. Think about it guys!