Post by thesnowleopard on Oct 13, 2017 19:27:34 GMT -5
Sorry, guys! Starting a little late. I had to do some chores 'cause I'm getting up early tomorrow for work.
Anyhoo, recap of season 12 to Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" that shows how poor season 12 was. Not the first time they've tried to hide terrible writing with an expensive song.
Cut to Now. Sam confronts Jack, who has glowing eyes and calls Sam "Father?" Sam, like a moron, says he's not Jack's father.
Cut to Dean kneeling beside Castiel, then getting up to go in the house and kill Jack. The shot doesn't hurt Jack, who then responds with some showy sound FX and throws them into the wall. Expect that not to get repeated much. It looks really expensive.
Cue title cards, which are a glowing, Sauron-like eye.
Flashback to Mary attacking Lucifer, which segues into Mary burning on the ceiling in the Pilot. Dean wakes up (it's a dream). He and Sam were knocked out until dawn. Dean storms out of the house, asking if Jack has wings. Sam says he doesn't know.
Cut to Jack walking around naked and then two losers at a fish fry restaurant seeing him outside, naked, asking for his "Father." They call the one slacker dude's mom, who is a cop.
Post by thesnowleopard on Oct 13, 2017 19:31:45 GMT -5
In the car, the Brothers argue over what to do with Jack. Dean is all about the holy oil and "hitting him with everything we got." Sam is all about understanding him and figuring out if he's EVOL or not. 'Cause Sam was all about being understanding when the Darkness got unleashed--oh, wait. Sam does ask about whether Castiel really is dead, too. "You know he is," Dean retorts.
Meanwhile, the Sheriff of North Cove (AKA Slacker's Mom) is meeting Jack. She introduces herself as Christine Barker and says she's "just here to help." Jack smiles a very-much-not-nice smile.
Post by thesnowleopard on Oct 13, 2017 19:41:25 GMT -5
Castiel's body has been retrieved in record time and put on a table under a sheet in the cabin by two angels, one PoC male who is angry and obnoxious and "racist" about Kelly's body, and one blonde female who claims to feel sorry for Castiel. Stay classy, show.
Cut to the police station, where Jack is one step away from a psych eval. He's got clothes, now. Very unimpressed by him, so far. He's basically a walking plot point.
The Sheriff asks him some questions that go rather poorly, while Slacker watches, mocking. Jack says Kelly is "in Heaven" (rather doubt that, dude) and is looking for his father.
Jack starts talking about "the bad woman" (Dagon) burning and "the universe screamed." I'm glancing at the clock because damn, this is dull so far. Let's get back to the Brothers, please, Show.
When she goes to check his fingerprints, Slacker asks him "how high are you?" Jack doesn't understand his question. And realizes he is hungry.
Meanwhile, I'm discovering the exciting world of drying paint.
Post by thesnowleopard on Oct 13, 2017 19:50:19 GMT -5
Back to Sam and Dean, pulling up (so coincidentally) to the fish fry joint where Jack appeared. Sam wants to go eat something. Dean wants to call Jody and get her to put out an APB on Jack. It's a topsy-turvy world when Sam wants to eat fried food and Dean wants to work.
Inside, the other Slacker is dealing with an annoying drunk customer. Sam asks the guy if he saw anyone naked wandering around the guy says that why, yes, he did. Sam makes a call to the Sheriff, impersonating an officer, and she is shocked by Jack's blank slate of fingerprints.
Outside the Pirate fish fry, Dean is walking back to the car with bloody knuckles when he's accosted by Annoying Drunk Girl who was inside when Sam went in (dear Chuck, woman, GO AWAY). She notices his bloody knuckles, but not that he is retrieving a flask of booze for a drink and to dump on his knuckles. She tells an annoying story about a college roommate called "Becky" (apparently, not Becky Rosen), while Dean coldly eyes her up over the roof of the Impala. Sam comes out why she's still going on. Sam brings Dean up to speed and they leave while she smirks. Maybe she's a demon. I don't and don't care. Hope she's Monster Chow soon.
Post by thesnowleopard on Oct 13, 2017 19:59:33 GMT -5
In the station, the lights start fritzing badly and the Sheriff can't find anyone. Pulling out her gun, she enters the Locker Room, from whence comes creepy laughter. Inside, though, it's just her son and Jack, eating food from the food dispenser. Jack is discovering nougat. Or something. The light-fritzing turns out to be Jack making the food dispenser operate with his mind. Then he hears angel voices. When the Sheriff tries to stop him leaving, he accidentally shoves her into the machine and bails.
As lights explode, he gets to the squad room and sees Dean, but gets Tased by Sam. The Sheriff, who was unconscious just a moment before, comes into the room, gun drawn, looking fine. Nice lack of continuity, there, Dabb.
Post by thesnowleopard on Oct 13, 2017 20:10:08 GMT -5
So, we need a third act, I guess, so Sam is tossed into a cell, while the Sheriff interrogates Dean. Dean tells her what's up, the Family Business. Rather than get pissy, the Sheriff asks Dean what Jack is. Dean says he's a Nephilim.
In the jail cell, Sam talks to Jack, who tells him about hearing the angel voices. Jack asks Sam to tell "them" that he's "sorry." Whatever, show.
Sam asks Jack how he knows English. Jack says he talked to her, "I *was* her." (very much not reassuring). Sam then asks Jack how he got his powers and if he remembers opening the door to the other world. Jack doesn't know. He says he has to find his father, that his father will protect him.
Sam says that Lucifer doesn't protect people. Jack says no, his mom said that Castiel would protect him. Sam tells Jack that Castiel is dead.
Outside, Slacker is lighting a cigarette. He's confronted by Annoying Drunk Girl and the two angels. So, is she an angel, or is she in league with them?
Inside, Dean is releasing Sam, saying the Sheriff believes them. Then they hear Slacker outside scream. As they and the Sheriff come out into the squad room, they see Annoying Drunk Girl with an angel blade to Slacker's throat.
The Sheriff starts to raise her gun, but Dean warns her not to. Annoying Drunk Girl Angel/Demon wants the Sheriff to shoot Dean to let her son go. Sam is still in the cell.
But it's mostly a distraction so the other two angels and come in and attack Sam and Jack. ADGA stabs Slacker, pretty much just for kicks, as soon as she hears they're in. Sam gets his ass kicked and the other two angels take Jack as Dean gets the drop on ADGA. He interrogates her and she smacks him in the head then enters the cell. Sam has blasted the other two angels away with a sigil that almost blasts Jack away, too. She stabs Jack, and gets stabbed by Sam, but only Jack survives. So, that happened.
Post by thesnowleopard on Oct 13, 2017 20:20:34 GMT -5
Outside, the Sheriff goes off with her son in the ambulance, while the Brothers have a talk about Jack. Dean agrees with Sam's plan to bring Jack back to the Bunker, to minimize the damage and find a way to kill Jack.
Dean chooses to burn Castiel's body. Sam says maybe they can ask Chuck. Dean says he already tried. That's why his knuckles are bloody. He prayed to Chuck to bring all of them back and then smacked a restroom wall (repeatedly), and cried, when Chuck failed to answer.
Not sure why the show has decided to forget all about Amara. She might answer Dean's prayer.
Anyhoo, Dean is now going to burn Castiel and nobody is stopping him: "Chuck's not listening. He doesn't give a damn."
Oh, they also burn Kelly, by the way. Let's not speak of that drippy, nothingburger character again, Show.
Dean has a moment alone with Castiel to cry over him. Later, Sam talks Jack through a Hunter's funeral. Dean says goodbye to them all, including Mary. Sam says she may not be dead, but Dean refuses to entertain what he sees as false hope.
Boring music for this. Not very Supernatural.
Over in Alt-Verse, Mary is getting stalked and chased by Lucifer, who is playing with his food. Mary says what, is Lucifer going to kill her now? Lucifer says maybe or maybe not. Maybe he needs her. Whatever, Lucie.
I am really, really angry that the show let Sam kill an angel.
Ah, but anyone can kill angels these days. Luckily enough they are so bad at fighting that they conveniently lose their blades all the time. Soon they can probably be killed by anything. Angel blades, what angel blades?
Too bad their numbers don't seem to be "unlimited" as Cas claimed way back when.
I am really, really angry that the show let Sam kill an angel. Because of course, Dean can´t have one thing that makes him special if Sam doesn´t have it too.
Other than that, it was VERY obvious that they wanted people to warm up to Jack, which doesn´t fill me with warm fuzzies.
Yes, the Singer/Dabb "first in credits" mandate of the last two seasons is so obviously still in effect. If Sam is anywhere in the vicinity, he gets the kill, especially, as you pointed out, if it's something he hasn't killed before that Dean has. Which just makes me resent Sam, and if that's what Singer and Dabb want, so be it.
The other thing I hate that is SO FREAKING OBVIOUS is how Dean is being set up to be wrong, wrong, wrong about Jack and Mary and everything - probably even his own name at this point. That lack of anything remotely resembling subtlety or shades is far beyond the capability of this writing staff.
Post by thesnowleopard on Oct 16, 2017 20:46:30 GMT -5
The bizarre thing is that it's such an obvious bait-and-switch, making Dean "wrong." Dean isn't wrong. Jack is incredibly dangerous and volatile, but Sam wants to take him home and hug him and squeeze him and name him George.
Another red flag that Sam's judgement is waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy off: It's sweet and all that Sam retains hope his mother is still alive and wants to rescue her, but opening that portal to the other reality (the really sucky one for humans) is "Let's lift the MoC and release the Darkness; what could possibly go wrong?" levels of stupid. It just goes to show that Sam hasn't actually learned all that much in 13 years. The fact that Dean is willing to shut that door permanently shows that he is willing to continue to sacrifice to keep the world safe--just another indication that Chuck left him in charge, not him and Sam. Sam can't be trusted with a cactus, let alone the SPNverse.
Post by saltgunempty on Oct 17, 2017 16:52:20 GMT -5
Yeah, Jack might be more interesting if he wasn't so obviously dangerous in a world ending way. I think they're trying to make it debatable or a tough decision, or whatever, but I'm sitting there thinking he's creepy and you don't take that risk. I don't care if Sam ends up being right, it's a moronic decision and Sam always does that projection crap. Well, almost always.
thesnowleopard: The season finale was better than last season's finale. Hell, the whole season was better than last season. Some episodes were worth watching. Others were kinda messy.
Jun 12, 2018 22:47:11 GMT -5
onali: Since I haven't been watching the show I don't know how some (former) dead characters have returned (in what form) but I have to say that I don't miss the show at all. Is it still worth watching or not?
May 7, 2018 19:43:37 GMT -5
onali: It's been a long time since I've been here. Only watched the Season premiere then .... nothing. Every now and again I watched what you were rating the episodes and yes I've seen some spoilers (can some people just please stay dead??!!!!!) (1)
May 7, 2018 19:42:01 GMT -5
SkeksisGirl: I'm not, and I think I'm gonna stop working SPN conventions. BTW, welcome!
Feb 19, 2018 0:55:03 GMT -5
gopacgo12: Ok, so is anyone here going to the Las Vegas 2018 Supernatural convention, because if so I will see you there, but i'd just like to talk to some others
Feb 18, 2018 23:55:22 GMT -5
thesnowleopard: I have to wait until tomorrow night to "live recap." I don't currently have live TV, just streaming.
Oct 12, 2017 20:17:07 GMT -5
paforrest: Excited is not what I'm feeling. But I've set the dvr, will live watch Gotham & Will & Grace, then The Good Place off the dvr. Maybe tomorrow I'll FF through SPN if, and only IF, I hear there's any good Dean.
Oct 12, 2017 14:18:09 GMT -5
onali: So ... who is excited for tomorrow? I still have to re-watch the last couple of episodes, but I am lacking the enthousiasm.
Oct 11, 2017 21:45:06 GMT -5
SkeksisGirl: Just FYI guys, Luxshine is going to be in Florida come mid October. She and I are going to be vending as artists at Spooky Empire. So much hugs and puppies to her when she's here.
Sept 25, 2017 18:55:18 GMT -5
luxshine: Thank guys. There was ANOTHER earthquake here today, but this time I didn´t even feel it. Just dealing with a bit of PTSD. So if you can send fluffy things and cute Jensen or Misha pics my way, I´ll appreciate it.
Sept 23, 2017 16:37:18 GMT -5
onali: Glad you all are ok over there.
Sept 22, 2017 19:31:28 GMT -5
paforrest: So glad you're okay, luxshine! Absolutely heartbreaking situation. And I'm terrified and devastated for Puerto Rico and the other islands impacted by Maria. Mother Earth is very pissed off at us.
Sept 20, 2017 7:25:07 GMT -5
luxshine: New Earthquake here in Mexico. Now... a bit more savage than last week's. But I'm ok!
Sept 19, 2017 20:37:51 GMT -5
SkeksisGirl: And now we may have Maria...
Sept 19, 2017 13:10:20 GMT -5
luxshine: I'm glad people from Florida are ok! We had a bit of an earthquake in Mexico, but other than three terrified kitties, I'm ok.
Sept 18, 2017 19:14:05 GMT -5
paforrest: Belatedly checking in from Florida. My roof held and no trees fell on the house, miraculously enough. Spent two days cleaning up debris in the yard, but we fared better than most, for which I'm grateful. But I feel for so many that are suffering.
Sept 13, 2017 5:27:25 GMT -5
SkeksisGirl: Checking in from FL, I survived Irma with power and no damage to my apartment.
Sept 11, 2017 16:11:29 GMT -5
SkeksisGirl: As for Creation, this is why I work them.
May 27, 2017 17:00:08 GMT -5
SkeksisGirl: Oh, the new owners for Megacon are just turning it into a meat grinder. They've screwed over a lot of people.
May 27, 2017 16:59:57 GMT -5
paforrest: Yeah, I've been to a few Megacons in the past - they can be a cluster. But I was talking about how years ago I'd have been thrilled if a Creation SPN con finally came here. Now it is and I don't care and can't justify the money. Changing times.
May 27, 2017 5:34:48 GMT -5