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17 September 2009 @ 11:11 pm
SPN 5x02  


*sigh....*

I loved seeing Rufus and Ellen again (I 'ship the Rufus/shotgun OTP, even if he's NOT sitting on his porch keeping demons and zombies off the property line), and there was some cleverness to the story line.

But the ending?

God, I was afraid of the show going off in this direction, but in more of an abstract way. I didn't expect Kripke to literally kick Sam out of the Impala and replace him with Castiel. Especially not in the second episode of the season.

It's as if he took everything that was wrong with Season Four, and decided to base the bulk of S5 around it.

Sam's going to sit out the Apocalypse instead of guarding Dean's back? Seriously? Man up and bring your A-game, dude. That self-reflection might be okay some other time, but not while the skies are burning and your brother's off to try to save the world singlehandedly.

That is not the Sam I know and love.

And Dean, letting Sam go that easily-- because Sam's just a distraction now? When that might be the last he sees of Sam, ever again, Dean's just going to let him walk away?

Who the F**K are you, and what have you done with Dean Winchester?

I know that a person could make the case that Dean's beaten-down and heartbroken and blah-blah-blah, but that's not what it feels like.

Sam and Dean being disinterested in each other is not why I fell in love with this show.

Dean's love and worry for Sam is a big part of what redeems him from his tendency to be a jackass (mad hunting and people-saving skillz aside).

This Dean is just another cardboard hero, fighting a war I never wanted to see get off the ground in the first place.

After the disconnection all through Season Three AND Season Four... this is where the show's taking things? I suffered through two seasons of this asshat dynamic ruining the Sam-n-Dean love, and Kripke's making it worse?

Dude... you suck. :(

 
 
 
ErinRua: Carry onerinrua on September 18th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
I'm going to try and get my episode review done in a timely fashion, for a change, but I honestly am okay with this. In a real life context, I think it works, I think it's psychologically sound - and healthy - and I also think it's very strictly TEMPORARY.

It's like a married couple who've had a horrendous, horrific fight, and they need some time apart to really sort out how to be , how to live together again. I mean, for us, it's been all summer waiting. For the boys ... 3 or 4 days ago, they were beating the crap out of each other and saying things that can't be unsaid.

The thing that hurt me most is that the boys parted ways not with anger, but with love. They just can't be together right now. And honestly, I think it's a healthy choice, for the moment. In a Real Life context, it's maybe one of the healthier things they've done. The Trickster was right, they can't just keep doing this crazy stuff for each other.

So, I think it's just a temporary split, and I think they'll come back together a stronger, better partnership. They've both hurt each other terribly, but I think they can come back together as true equals, true partners, and brothers by choice. I think that's what will happen.

The boys both have a quest, now, to find out who they really are. Apart from each other, apart from Dad's influence, apart from angels and destiny and all that crap. They'll back come together because they choose to, not because anybody has to "take care of" anybody else.

That's my feeling, anyhow. I understand your upset, though, so we can agree to see differently, if that's the case. *HUGS!*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on September 18th, 2009 07:11 am (UTC)
So, I think it's just a temporary split, and I think they'll come back together a stronger, better partnership. They've both hurt each other terribly, but I think they can come back together as true equals, true partners, and brothers by choice. I think that's what will happen.

I really hope you're right about this, and that the temporariness of it is brief. I guess I've just lost all faith in Kripke at this point, because I feel like I've already been down this road for the last 2 seasons, and I want it OVER already.

I want the brothers back to being together as a unit-- and a complete unit at that, where neither of them is sleepwalking through through the whole thing.

And I didn't feel any love in them parting-- more the opposite. Both of them were making selfish choices, and they were both okay with that, and they honestly just don't seem to even care about each other right now. That bothers me most of all. *sniffle*
ErinRua: Carry onerinrua on September 18th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)
Awwww. I'm so sorry your perspective is different from mine, because mine is much less sad. That's the thing about Show, though - everyone watches through their own lens of perception. *HUGS*