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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. :(

Deadbeat Nymph: sam dean bleeding angstdeadbeat_nymph on September 19th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
I haven't read all the comments below, so I don't know where the discussion has gone, but I just wanted to pop in to offer love and hugs, so: *love and hugs*

I do want to add that I don't feel that it's all hopeless; the very fact that they've begun the season with this giant rift suggests that a major arc of this season will concern the brothers finding their way back to each other. I can't imagine Kripke et al. would intend anything different. I don't trust Kripke the way that some do, but I do feel that, aside from fangirl wishes, the brothers re-cementing their relationship and coming out of it all stronger than ever is the only thing that makes narrative sense.

It still hurts, though. :(
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on September 20th, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
I guess my problem in part is that the brothers felt "apart" from each other at the beginning of S2, at S3, AND at S4 as well, and they only found their way "back" in S2. I'm so utterly sick of the distance and the despair, and I feel like I already went through that last year. I really don't want to see any more of it-- I want it healed and over, and for the boys to be happy at least in each other if not where the rest of the world is going.

the brothers re-cementing their relationship and coming out of it all stronger than ever is the only thing that makes narrative sense.
That IS a reassuring thought. I agree, that's what makes sense to me too.

There's just this part of my that worries that Kripke will pull the ultimate guy thing and slash and burn his characters at the end, which would piss me off no end, especially after 3 years of unending torture. :(