So, do you think Yockey will become the one Dean fan writer on staff, or was this one a fluke? I was shocked at how Deancentric this episode was, and that after being such a douchebag to Dean every episode until now, Sam suddenly wanted to understand and care about his brother's pain. Sam really is just a plot device at this point.
I think this episode in general was leaps and bounds above everything else this season because foremost it wasn't an episode of "Jacknatural". The kid was benched - finally. Yockey wrote an episode that was actually about the brothers working an old-fashioned case together - and a storyline that honestly felt more along the lines of the Kripke years. And even though I'm sick to freaking death of the only thing Jensen being given for his character are depression issues year after year, Jensen per norm rose to the occasion and nailed a variety of raw emotions in this episode. Even better, he was allowed to legitimately interact with the guest stars for a change, and took the lead after playing Sam's wallpaper all season 12.
I thought it was a fairly logical interesting twist in promoting Billie to Death, and as Death she was a LOT less annoying than she was as a reaper. It was also interesting and completely out of the blue for her to tell Dean that he was important (of course, she had to include Sam). But fool me ... a gazillion times? Yeah, I'll believe this leads to something when it's actually written down on paper, filmed, and aired on TV. Still, we haven't heard anything like that for a long time.
I also liked how the reveal that Cas was back was played predominantly between Dean and Cas, and Sam was there off to the sidelines. Boo-hoo Sam fans - now you know how season 12 felt for Dean fans.
I'm not sure Cas hadn't done come back wrong again, though. It'd be redundant as hell, but that's how SPN rolls.
Last Edit: Nov 10, 2017 18:55:04 GMT -5 by paforrest
Post by thesnowleopard on Nov 10, 2017 23:45:36 GMT -5
I don't normally like to rate until I've seen an episode at least twice and thought on it a while, but I'm gonna give this one a high rating because it finally got things back on track after a season's worth of self-indulgent crap. I'm sure the next two episodes (written by three of the worst writers the show has ever had) won't follow up on this in any significant way, but I'm sure we'll get back to it soon enough.
Also, that ghost was creepy AF and the timing of how they dispatched it was novel.
Dean was hilariously entertaining in the first half, and I loved seeing him at the front and center in the second half. The end with the sliver scene with Dean and Cas was good, though it being longer would have been more to my liking. I have always thought Billie was okay and liked her at times, but I think she's gotten better. Sam was actually interesting too and the incredulous looks Dean was giving him were funny. And no Jack was refreshing.
However, the acting by the guest stars was terrible. I, myself, thought the ghost was cheesy as hell. The episode wasn't as tight and didn't seem to have as much of the fine tuning I've come to expect from Yockey.
This was a good ep, for me, far and away better than what the hold-out writers have delivered.
Last Edit: Nov 15, 2017 6:51:57 GMT -5 by Mystique
Team Free Will. One ex-blood junkie, one dropout with six bucks to his name, and Mr. Comatose over there. ~Dean
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