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17 September 2009 @ 11:11 pm
SPN 5x02  


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. :(

jumpuphigh on September 18th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
Yeah. Last week I was optimistic but tonight's episode pushed me over the edge. Major rant on my journal and I have never done that after an episode before. Last year, I had to save up episodes, sit down on a Saturday afternoon with a wine glass FULL of whisky and watch them all at once cause I couldn't deal with it week after week. I really don't want this season to turn into that. I will stop watching if it looks like it's heading in this direction. Seriously, I had been saying all summer that the 1st episode will determine whether or not I will watch SPN at all this season and while the 1st ep. made me go "Yes!" now I am thinking the same thing about next week's episode.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on September 18th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
I've seen other fans take the same road you did. Some didn't watch the episodes until the season was over, because they didn't want that feeling of repeatedly being "jerked around" and having the angst linger over a whole week. Others took to the alcohol, to numb both the grief and the rage at where the show was going.

And I totally understand why-- at least when you back off and mainline it, it doesn't kill you by inches.

*skips off to read rant*
jumpuphigh on September 18th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
I just cannot do another season like last season. It didn't feel like the show I fell in love with and just left me grief-stricken all the time.

I really hate being put in this position. It makes me so terribly sad.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Hughalfshellvenus on September 18th, 2009 07:08 am (UTC)
I just cannot do another season like last season. It didn't feel like the show I fell in love with and just left me grief-stricken all the time.

Exactly. It was so empty and hopeless, and so devoid of what I loved about SPN in the first two seasons.

Without the love, there is nothing to offset the pain of the angst. The show loses its sense of balance.
jumpuphigh on September 18th, 2009 07:10 am (UTC)
Without the love, it is not the show I fell in love with.