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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. :(

I'm Mulder, She's Scully: bigbangrunedgirl on September 18th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Awwww, I can so feel your pain here. *hugs you* But I didn't see the last scene as the boys being disinterested at all, more like guarded and torn up and still very much 'in love.' Dean's reluctance to take off the amulet, his insistence that its loss is only temporary, his glances back over his shoulder at his brother all the while -- foreshadowing, but also genuine emotion, subtle but well acted I think, so it was very much there. And the ending -- I saw Dean's offer of the Impala as a shout out of his love for Sam at the top of his lungs. That's all Dean has in life, all that he values, all he has to give other than himself -- and he wants Sam to have it. It means safety and security and love and home, and it always has. And there's no way Dean thinks he's offering to give up both of the things he loves (Sam and the Impala) for good. The 'this is only temporary' idea just seemed to fly off the screen. Maybe that's wishful thinking on my part, but I think this is the physical disconnect that will lead to the emotional reconnect. Of course, the next few episodes might hurt alot.
*hugs you more*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Hughalfshellvenus on September 18th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
I like your take on this much better than mine, and I hope yours turns out to be the correct one!

For me, it's the emotional flatness at the end, and the fact that they're both accepting of choices that might endanger the other and possibly be The End, as far as they know-- Hunting has always carried the possibility that you might die any day (even more true now) and that's never far from my mind. :(