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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. :(

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on September 18th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
Though I honestly can't see how it could be anything other than, because at the end of the day what made the show as popular as it is, what drew the viewers and kept the viewers, was/is the relationship between Dean and Sam.
My honest fear is that that TPTB, and Kripke, don't understand that anymore. They think people are tuning in for the "cool" and the "angst," and the story arc, and that the viewers like Castiel MUCH better than Sam. I hope I'm wrong, but I just can't be sure. In S3, I felt more sure. By S4, my trust was gone. :(

Dean's offer of the Impala, as a result, faded into the background for me, so I'm not gonna comment on that.
It did for me too-- it seemed like lip-service to caring, rather than actual caring. Both of them were so flat in that scene (moreso Dean), that at the end I wasn't teary-eyed or anything more than weary and pissed-off. :(

after my initial 'what are the chances?' and 'isn't that just neat and tidy perfect' reactions to the amulet being the God-finding device
:D I never did get past that part-- most of the rest got overridden by my "Oh, please, enough with the coincidences already" reaction. ;)

It feels a little like the PTB have been caught up in God, the Devil and the apocalypse lore and are letting the characters suffer as a result.
Ditto-- Kripke's totally in love with this massive story arc he's got going, and I not only don't care, I actually don't like that he went there in S4. Instead of Sam and Dean finally getting back to being an emotional "unit" again, they drifted through being distant and chasing one "broken-seal" scare after another. A whole season of that, instead of setting things right after S3, which is what I actually wanted at that point. And I sure don't want more of S4 in S5!

I'm holding out hope though. :)
Good! Lots of people are, and I've still got my fingers crossed that it works out that way in the end. Or better, SOON.