Post by Mystique on Mar 4, 2017 22:06:46 GMT -5
And this lack of Dean screen time and, more importantly, relevance to whatever is happening on screen week to week has been going on since the beginning of the season, when Jensen was fully there and able to work. So there's really no excuse and appears more and more to be an overt choice on the part of the showrunners and most of the male writers on staff
I gotta say you were absolutely right when you said that that montage at the end of "Regarding Dean" was like a goodbye, because it does appear to have been, at least for a while. I just hope it's not a long one.
I think it's been kind of up and down since the beginning of the season, myself, before this latest slump in episode quality. Until the Perez/Speight ep their were really only 2 eps IMO where Dean was either dropped out of the episode and/or irrelevant to it, that being Davy Perez's episode 4 and the Nep-Duo's mid-season finale. Then came the mediocre mid-season premiere and the next two eps (which I thought were great by Yockey & Glynn). So it seems to me in this latest block of consecutive episode's, bookended by Perez scripts, that he has been again either dropped out of the episode and/or irrelevant to it.
I hope that this trend ends after this latest Perez script and Spring hiatus, when other (far better IMO) writers get their episodes shown. Though I am holding out judgement on John Bring who wrote "Beyond the Mat" last season until his ep airs, I have noticed that Yockey and Glynn have shown the talent, knowledge and respect for the characters, creativity and apparent inspiration to put out their best. Whereas the others seem to be lacking in some or all of those aspects, and really need to step up their game.