There’s something about Supernatural that keeps me coming back. I’m pretty sure it’s not 100% eye candy, but stranger things have kept me with shows. So far, this season is still faring better than last season did (I *gasp* haven’t even bought the S6 DVDs yet).
While I had some serious issues with the premise of this episode, I enjoyed it. Maybe it was the mini Buffy reunion that made the whole witch war/divorce easier to swallow. Because, really, a woman scorned always goes after everyone but the man who scorned her because deep down she still loves him and it’s easier to murder other people whether they’re guilty or not, right? [insert eyeroll here]
There really was a lot wrong with this episode from several angles. The vengeful witch killing anyone and everyone but her husband, the lesbian friend pining after said witch and getting killed because of it, that one really bad acting scene of Charisma Carpenter’s “Nooo, not my paintings…” and following odd exposition that I doubt anyone could pull off it was that clunky, the random cuts to the Leviathan dude on the road (Wasted film, no?), the Leviathan dude in general (Seriously, that guy lacks gravitas. While I wasn’t thrilled with the psycho-killer glimpse we got when it was Misha Collins housing all of ‘em, at least I believe he could have been incredibly spooky, menacing and personal.), Sam and Dean conveniently being unable to kill these powerful witches, so they get off Scot free despite demonstrating being much more of a threat than poor Amy Pond, etc, etc.
I’m not entirely certain I believe a Leviathan would be that susceptible to a witch’s powers. Aren’t they some of the worstest things out there? Don Stark didn’t break a sweat whammying him. I suppose the spell was for the physical body? I’m sure someone has brilliant reasoning for me to say, “Oh, I should have thought of that.”
Aww, Bobby didn’t even get to be heard via phone this episode. It makes the Bobby-as-repository thing all the more apparent.
Sam’s sideburns are getting out of hand. In fact, they’re making me a little uncomfortable. Hair and makeup needs to do something about that.
They really didn’t consider that Maggie would hex them? Really?! Dean’s been on the receiving end with that whole razor blades in his gut thing, so you’d think he’d be ultra paranoid.
Things I did like:
The wall art in the salon. Seriously, it was very pretty. Also, I enjoyed the relative lack of blood spatter, and that the opening screamer was a dude.
The nightmare sequence of Dean’s, though a bit anvil-y, was a nice, clear shot of what’s eating at him. He killed Amy because she was what she was, and he suspects deep down he’s going to have to deal in unpleasant ways with Sam and The Body Formerly Known As Castiel Formerly Known As Jimmy Novak. What I don’t get is 1) how exactly Sam is so well adjusted – it doesn’t make that much sense to me and 2) since Sam is so well adjusted, why won’t Dean frigging pay attention to all the anvils dropping near his noggin and talk? It’s not like Sam’s being subtle. Sam rarely is. They’ve done this before, and it’s getting a little old. Dean would get into a big old snit at the thought of Sam keeping things from him, and yet … Yeah, yeah. That’s Dean. I, personally, am sick of it. I want the character to grow a little.
Of course, maybe he thinks if he fesses up about Amy, that will be a catalyst to make Sam go off the deep end again (Noticed no auditory hallucinations or self-hurt to keep Sam grounded this episode. See above re: well adjusted).
(Again, sorry about the parantheticals. I think it’s just a phase.)
I’ve run out of likes. Nothing really stood out, I guess.
SBG Rating: enjoyable fluff, so long as you don’t think too much about it.