Reaction: Supernatural (8×02)

Well, here I am again. I am going to see if things improve while not expecting the flame to be rekindled, but I cannot guarantee a full-season of reactions. I’m stubborn and I want to see this show through to the end. I simply don’t know if I can manage it.

I actually enjoyed this episode much more than the premier. I still hate the flashbacks, and goodness, if Dean keeps spacing out like that, he’s going to get killed or get Sam killed. Stupid flashbacks are stupid. I’d kind of figured Castiel’s demise was not so straightforward, and given how cutthroat Dean was, suspected his hands weren’t exactly lily white.

I really loved Kevin Tran’s mother, which was why I knew right away that something bad was going to happen to her. Show doesn’t allow women to live very long anyway, and if they’re tough, smart, loyal and strong, they’ve got to be taken down horribly. Right? Check. I realize she’s still alive, but traumatized like whoa. I also knew the second the auction was mentioned that she’d give her soul. It was inevitable.

Had to cheer when Sam and Dean (stupidly) left Kevin and his mother alone. Knew Kevin would run, and can you blame him? I used to love and now sorta like the Winchesters, but they are toxic even as they’re trying to do the right thing. And, honestly, I don’t know if they are anymore. I sense no feeling of commitment from either of them.

So, a recap. Two women in the episode – the bank lady (I really liked her, too) and Kevin Tran’s mom. One died bloody and quick. One sold her soul to Nem, er, some dude, was possessed by the freaking king of Hell and left catatonic. Go, Supernatural, go! Urgh. We had some PoC henchmen, the Trans and that’s about it for diversity. This was, sad to say, not that bad for SPN.

And, oh joy! Next week we’ll get Sam’s True Love and a Dog flashbacks! I can hardly wait. Also, Sam needs a hair cut. :)

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