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01 February 2008 @ 04:08 pm
Finally Made It To Friday! \o/  
Oh, what a week. The Prison Break Fic Exchange always keeps me up late at night and gets me to work late in the mornings. There's always some beta-work I didn't plan to do, and that eats up even more time! However, all stories are now posted, and there are some really good ones. :)

Last night's Supernatural was sure interesting. Lots of myth-arc expansion for Kripke, some discovery of the Colt's limitations (Uh-oh), and a capable actress doing a demon for a change! I haven't liked the female demons thus far-- trying too hard to be sexy, so much so that the line readings suffer at times. I loved the YED, in all his deranged game-show host sinister glory (that cracktastic combination was unexpected, but also irresistible). Last night, we finally got someone who was strong, smart, and unforgiving... but not coy or leaning on the sex-siren approach. (Obviously, I'm not talking about Ruby here).

I'm getting a little unnerved at the change in Sam's behavior, because it amounts to the loss of his part of his humanity, and that humanity was what made him uniquely Sam and not some other random guy. I like that Dean's somewhat pained by that. I'm not sure I like the suggestion that Sam SHOULD become more that way, and I really don't like the idea of Dean being gone after Season 3. (Standard warning: Don't spoil me and I won't spoil you! Thanks.)

If it weren't for my utter mistrust of the CW network suits and the way they keep trying to influence the direction of the show, I would have found Ruby's backstory simply interesting instead of also fearing that she and Dean might eventually 'bond' as a means of finally getting him to have sex with one of the blond chicks that keeps turning up.

Also, while I admire the irony of what's in Dean's future (he'll finally understand what Gordon felt while being 'turned'), and I wibble over yet another angst opportunity for him... I'm glad one of those anvils didn't get me in the head.

Loose question: why did the coven demon decide to kill off the first witch at that specific time? I mean, other than it moving the plot forward?

Lost: Dangit, I got so excited over the new Supernatural that I forgot the premier of "Lost" was happening at the same time! Worse yet, I spent time on Wednesday watching what was essentially a rehash but with really annoying text boxes underneath the scenes supposedly 'explaining' the action. And now I have a point of confusion: in last season's finale, Kate asks Jack why he's telling her something about Sawyer that's essentially good. I heard his response-- this week and last May-- as "Because I love him." Which made my slasher heart zing, and on the intellectual level was "Monkey wrench! Yes!" But the text box below had some blurb about "Jack and Kate lovers rejoice at this exchange. Though the Sawyer/Kate lovers are less happy." And I thought, "What? Jack didn't say he loved her. Did he? Because I heard it differently two times."

So what's the scoop?


 
 
 
black_regalia on February 2nd, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
Jack says "Because I love you", to Kate, in that scene :o
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 2nd, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
Does he? Is it, "Because I love glumph."? As in, swallowing the last word or something?

I know I wasn't the only one who heard "him" instead of "you," and it caught my attention because it was unexpected.

Although I do tend to tune out during the Jack parts of the story, because... snorZZZzzzzz... :0
black_regalia on February 2nd, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
I dunno, I remember hearing 'you' pretty clearly, but my computer is in a state of metamorphasis(it will emerge a beautiful butterfly), so I don't have access to my files of the episodes, or else I'd check.

And yeah >> Jack isn't the most interesting character...I find Jack/Kate to be a very bland pairing. I didn't expect to love Sawyer/Kate as much as I do.
cindy: spn - time for a swear word (by phangurltsuki_no_bara on February 2nd, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
>>Loose question: why did the coven demon decide to kill off the first witch at that specific time? I mean, other than it moving the plot forward?<<

i think that's why. :D unless she thought (or did she know?) the witch had talked to sam and dean and was going to give them up.... so the demon was trying to protect herself. or the death was a lure to draw the boys in.

i really don't see dean and ruby bonding, partly because of the demon thing and because the show seems to be setting up dean/bela. (which i don't want any more than i want dean/ruby or sam/ruby. as much as i reallyreallyreally want a dean sex scene, not with bela. just... no.)

you know they can't have a show without dean. i'm a tremendous spoilerphobe and i know nothing, but seriously, if they can't get dean out of his deal, that's the end of the series. which leads me to believe either ruby was lying about there being no way out of it, or there is but she doesn't know it and doesn't want to admit it. i like to think that kripke knows what he's doing in that regard.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on February 2nd, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
as much as i reallyreallyreally want a dean sex scene, not with bela. just... no.)
Oh god, please not Bela. SO insufferable and contemptuous, and she'd bring out Dean's worst side (which is the side of him that I find unappealing).

Even the sex scene with Cassie... I don't know, I felt embarrassed by it, as if Jensen was embarrassed to be doing it. Voyeuristic somehow. Possibly also because the actress didn't convey any sense of really being interested in Dean the way he clearly still felt about her. So, doubly awkward!

i like to think that kripke knows what he's doing in that regard.
Well, me too. I think most shows will likely be renewed next year, just because of the Writers' Strike fiasco. I'd hate to have Dean NOT get out of his deal and then the show get cancelled. I think that would just about kill me.

But the possibility of there being things Ruby doesn't know about... that seems very likely. Even in GOOD organizations run by great people, the lowest on the ladder don't know everything. I can't see that being a whole lot better for demons!

As for the timing of the witch being killed... now I'm wondering if the demon knew that the witch's spell had backfired. She seemed to have that pouch hidden in the witch's house for insurance, and since she was herself a demon (i.e., more powerful) and not just a witch, I guess it's possible that she knew that was going on.

Maybe she was on the goblet-o-blood phone earlier, off-camera. ;)
I'm Mulder, She's Scullyrunedgirl on February 2nd, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
I loved alot about this episode, in a worried kinda way, but I'm with you on the anvils *ducks*. Don't they know by now that this fandom is capable of inference and practically addicted to subtlety? I mean, c'mon...
Lynsey
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on February 2nd, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
Don't they know by now that this fandom is capable of inference and practically addicted to subtlety? I mean, c'mon...
It made me think of "Fresh Blood," where the vampire was talking about being "so lonesome I could diiiiiieee" (except more eloquently than that), and I was happy with that until he kept repeating it and then finally turned to Dean and aimed the anvil right at him. *pow!*

And I thought, "You know, we were all good with the vampire just mentioning how he felt and why-- Dean can draw the parallels to himself from that as well as we can."

Ouch!
layne: sam angrylayne67 on February 2nd, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
I'm getting a little unnerved at the change in Sam's behavior, -- that Dean's somewhat pained by that

My impression at that time was Sam was trying to make Dean feel guilty. Dean was against Sam trying to save him, right? But when Sam did that, or implied that, hah, like you said, Dean was hurt by that!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Samhalfshellvenus on February 2nd, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
My impression at that time was Sam was trying to make Dean feel guilty.
Well, mwah-ha-ha!

Because I kind of feel Dean has it coming. He made a selfish bargain-- and we know why he did, the only other choice I can see him making would be to kill himself. But then... no show, so not really an option.

And I understand why he doesn't want Sam to undo his bargain, IF it's as he claims-- that the bargain is null and void if Sam undoes it, and Sam will be dead all over again. But his refusal to let Sam grieve over him... it's unfair. And he deserves to have some of the guilt Sam feels at being saved at the price of Dean's soul turned right back on him, just for that.
plutogirl10 on February 2nd, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
I'm getting a little unnerved at the change in Sam's behavior, because it amounts to the loss of his part of his humanity, and that humanity was what made him uniquely Sam and not some other random guy.

YES. Exactly, and really, what better way to get Sam to go darkside?

Also, I was reading somewhere, someone said that Ruby really was a clever little demon because now she's got hooks into both Sam and Dean, and managed to get them to kill the boss-demon that she essentially served. Soooo, she's free now? I dunno. *ponders*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on February 2nd, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
because now she's got hooks into both Sam and Dean, and managed to get them to kill the boss-demon that she essentially served.

Hmmmm, what an interesting take on things!

I like to think that she's both helping and playing the brothers. And the question remains why, which could have all sorts of implications. What would a demon be without ulterior motives, after all? It's just a matter of whom those motives are for-- the world at large, herself, the demon side? Who knows at this point?
plutogirl10 on February 3rd, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
It is an interesting perspective, isn't it? I think it was arabella-hope who mentioned that ...

I have to say, my instinctual liking of Ruby is just being confirmed more and more as the show goes on ...
Pheebs1pheebs1 on February 10th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
"Worse yet, I spent time on Wednesday watching what was essentially a rehash but with really annoying text boxes underneath the scenes supposedly 'explaining' the action. " Dude I accidentally grabbed that one, then was all, WTF, when doe sthe actual ACTION start?!

""What? Jack didn't say he loved her. Did he? Because I heard it differently two times.""

HEE!!!!!!! Love it! ;)