*taps microphone* Is this thing on? Just checking. ETA: I would like to see discussion of the show outside of “OMG, it’s so rotten.” Because, well, despite its rottenness in some areas, I still love it and would prefer for these posts to not be downers all the time. Surely, someone out there watches currently and has a POV to share different to mine regarding particular episodes?
*cues the crickets chirping*
This week’s Supernatural was all about Eve, except it had very little to do with Eve because who needs to focus on a female character when there are plenty white males to focus on? That’s the recap.
I squeed when I saw Amber Benson’s name on the screen. And then I booed when she was only brought back to be killed off. Dean, here’s a hint: if your angelic pal burns a vampire’s head, pretty slowly, when there are alternative means to dealing with her, this is a sign he’s not very nice.
While I don’t love that they’ve killed off a couple more women, I do appreciate that the Supernatural regulars took the fight on the offensive instead of waiting around for a season or two before finally doing something. Of course, I was just starting to like Eve, and as it turns out she wasn’t the actual big bad. The Mother of All had a terribly cliche reason for unleashing her babies on the world, but it’s believable to me that she’d go on the offensive when her creations were being tortured and killed for no good reason. She probably would have been content to have things return to the status quo, but that was never going to happen.
At least she got out of the white nightie and bare feet for her death scene. Granted, I’m not sure a waitress uniform is much better.
Bobby quote : Add that to the pile of crap that don’t make sense. Have I mentioned how much I *heart* Bobby?
Someone once somewhere called it that Bobby would be the first one to say something about Castiel being a pod angel. This episode was actually more about Castiel than Eve, so as a lukewarm Castiel fan (not fan, really, uhm … tolerator?) I don’t know how to feel about these developments. Supernatural did it with Sam’s storyline for years, keeping us in the dark, but with Castiel it’s even worse. The whole angel war seems so distant, and it’s not like we’ve seen much of Castiel since the end of last season, and what we have seen it has been pretty obvious something changed with the guy. I guess I’m finding it hard to care about him going darkside, because I’m old school Supernatural. This show is always Sam and Dean to me – like, are we ever going to revisit the wall holding the mutilated parts of Sam’s soul in safety? THAT’s what I want to know.
Because it’s pretty clear their angel buddy hasn’t been angelic for quite some time. Faking Crowley’s death, being in cahoots with the guy (who apparently is a big part of the cover-up efforts Castiel’s been employing to keep Sam and Dean out of the loop), torturing Firsts for access to the souls in Purgatory. It begs the question: what good is winning the war if it turns you bad?
This is a question, btw, that has already been asked and answered several times.
It’s actually disappointing to me that Dean can’t see it. He saw it with Sam, clear as day. Correction: I think Dean does see it, but doesn’t want to admit it. Surely having Bobby and Sam both hint they don’t trust Castiel much anymore would mean something to him. But since I’ve never understood the faith they’ve had in the guy (he was wishy-washy for the first year and a half we knew him, never committing, etc.), I guess I don’t get the loyalty. The “raised him from perdition” card has been played to death. Time to lose the faith a little bit.
Plus, it’s really not cool or interesting the way they always just call Castiel down to help them out. Is that friendship? Really?
It was nice to see Samantha Smith again. She did a fab job mirroring Julia Maxwell’s mannerisms as Eve.
I was not too surprised when Sam and Dean escorted the perfect monster right out of town. In the car was a nice moment while it lasted, the parallel between brothers in the front and brothers in the back was a real d’awwww! moment. Of course, the parallel of the younger brother being the monster that destroyed his older brother was far less d’awwww! Supernatural has a real thing with that, I think. I want to know how Crowley knew to go kill the monsterified boys – how did Castiel know, or did that happen in the very brief pause we got between Sam and Dean telling Castiel about Ryan and them actually going to the house?
Next week looks painful to me. Just a fair warning. I don’t feel the angel love.