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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. :(

 
 
 
gunznammo2gunznammo2 on September 18th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, Show! *weary sigh* The brothers' LOVE for one another made this show so special to me. I'm not giving up, can't... But, you're right, season four, especially, just broke my heart. I still cannot (re)watch 409 and 410. To expand on the marriage metaphor (hubby and I have been married 40 years :0 ) I've found that separating to work out your problems just doesn't work. Even if co-dependency is what caused some of the problems in the first place. With Sam and Dean, they need the others' point of view to steer them back to what's most important - their relationship. I've often warred with these two old sayings: 'Absence makes the heart grow fonder' AND 'Out of sight, out of mind' I've found the latter to be true more often than not. Only TOGETHER can they become stronger and more committed to the job at hand. Apart?...their focus is lost. That's my take on it, anyway. Show... get your shit together. And put those brothers together while you're at it.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on September 18th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
I've found that separating to work out your problems just
That's usually what I've seen as well.

If people get back together, it's because they missed each other too much. But the separation does NOT help. It's usually the beginning toward learning how to move on without the other person, often because you're fed up. And that's not what I want here! *cries*

Apart?...their focus is lost. That's my take on it, anyway. Show... get your shit together. And put those brothers together while you're at it.
That's it for me, too. I think they're in more danger apart than together, for one thing, but moreover... it already feels like they've BEEN apart for the last two years, one way or another. I hated it then, and I hate this even more!

And when the heck are we going to be done with it? If there's a reward for us suffering through this, it's too long in coming. And if there isn't, well, I've said it before-- I'll be mailing Kripke dead flowers for ages on end if he's put us through all this crap only to either splinter the boys apart forever or to kill one or both of them. Grrrr.