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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. :(

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on September 20th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
And Dean? I feel like he needs to get the f over it to a certain extent because it's not like Sam was picking Ruby over him for the hell of it. He thought he was saving the world. I don't know but that's got to count for something.

Exactly-- from what Sam knew, at the end of S4 (when Dean was dragged off to Hell), the Earth's next great threat was Lilith. Him taking her down, by whatever means necessary (hello, John Winchester), was the most important thing he could be doing.

There was no way for him to know that not only Ruby but the angels themselves were withholding important information on that score. :(
happy is as happy does: Sam (LDPC) - SPN (look at that smile)happywriter06 on September 23rd, 2009 08:05 am (UTC)
Exactly. Sam's so guilt ridden he won't say it. Dean's too pissed about everything he probably wouldn't hear Sam anyway.