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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. :(

Celtic_Forestceltic_forest on September 18th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
At the end of the episode I said, literally out loud, "Fuck you, Eric." (I don't normally talk to the tv.)
But I'm holding on to how, when Dean handed the amulet to Castiel, he so emphatically said "Don't lose it." The boys will come back together, I just hope it's soon and worth it - worth what we've been put through. I agree with you on S4 and the apocalypse arc. I want the heart of the show back.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on September 18th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
I just hope it's soon and worth it - worth what we've been put through. I agree with you on S4 and the apocalypse arc. I want the heart of the show back.

It's all the more frustrating because I don't like the Apocalypse arc-- I've always found that whole thing overblown and overdone (and rarely done well).

So after the pain of S3 (which WAS painful, and lost the heart of the show), we came back and had a whole year of S4 which proceeded to do more of the same. I'm so tired of it-- none of that is why I watch this show, and it never was. And I'm sick of being put through the wringer!