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"All Dogs Go To Heaven" was directed by Phil Sgriccia, a very familiar name in the "Supernatural" world. This is his 18th episode directed on the series, and his first since the season premiere. And since he was responsible for letting the cameras run for the infamous "Eye of the Tiger" outtake, I really hope we get some dog actor outtakes on the Season 6 gag reel. At any rate, this is what I liked to look at this episode.
Well, this sign looks familiar. Where have I seen it before?
Oh, yeah, the Honey Wagon was the strip club in "Sex and Violence." Good reuse of a sign there!
I liked the black and white, somewhat fish-eyed view they use for the skinwalker POV. It's enough to show a difference but not too crazy. Plus, it makes some funny funhouse-mirror shots of Sam and Dean later on at the animal shelter.
I adore the extremely minimal lighting in this shot. The moonlight is lightly caressing Sam's face while he sits in the car with Dean. Gorgeous.
Aside from being a very interesting position to be in while having a conversation, it is telling that Dean is sleeping in his clothes on top of the covers. He really doesn't trust RoboSam, does he? Not that I blame him.
All the Impala love this season has been fantastic. I will never get tired of looking at artistic shots of her. What a beauty. And this really is an angle we don't see very often.
Alice talked about this, but man, this dog was so expressive. Okay, yeah, it probably focused on its trainer a bit too much, and that was a bit distracting at times, but still. Look at its ickle wittle face! I wonder if the skinwalker gets to choose what kind of dog it gets to be. Because it makes good sense to choose a smart breed of dog, like a German Shepherd, so that you don't have to hide all your emotions. If you ended up as a really dumb kind of dog, you'd have to play dumb all the time, and that would get annoying.
The light coming through the trees is really fantastic. It's a very stark scene with black and green and just a hint of color in the leaves of the trees. Clandestine meetings should always look this good.