Are all five of us ready for some Supernatural?
*bites lip and refrains from expressing thoughts about tonight’s episode title*
Season 7, Time for a Wedding!
*continues to bite lip bloody*
“Funny” Supernatural episodes usually take me a few views to enjoy. Plus, the inclusion of Becky in the Then segment started the alarm bells ringing. I know she’s a caricature, but she always sets my teeth just a bit on edge. Even the brightness of her paint choices (all of which I loved, actually) are part of the weird geek/child thing they’ve set her up to be. AT LEAST THEY DIDN’T CONSUMMATE, because this whole scenario is creepy as hell and doesn’t make me like Becky any more at the end of the day. Her not being completely dumb and redeeming herself helps a bit, but it doesn’t wash away the fact she drugged Sam repeatedly and also whaled him on the head (What is it with Sam getting knocked out this season? I’m telling you, in real life, the guy would have some SERIOUS medical problems.), nor does her endearing, if vaguely insulting, geekiness.
The other major female guest is a Real Housewives type. Hooray for stereotyping?
And, of course, the loveable gay black friend turns out to be a crossroads demon. The Supernatural writers wanted a trifecta and didn’t work hard to get it.
By the by, I’m still iffy on this writing team. Too many hints of Mallozzi and Mullie ala season four of Stargate SG-1 for me, with the surface writing, and it ended super early. Shortest episode of the season. Most humor episodes do tend to run short, ever notice that? Humor is more difficult to sustain than angst.
The opening scene with Dean was kind of heartbreaking and boring at the same time, if that makes sense at all. Dean’s issues, I dunno. I know they’re a Big Thing for many in fandom, but I would like him to get over it. Maybe it’s because while I’m bi-brother, Sam’s hallucinations and Denver scramble actually is interesting, yet that’s the issue that’ll be gone from on screen until the end of the season, when it’ll suddenly be back in a swirling mass of drama when Dean’s issues finally plod along to a climax. I would like for some actual progress to be made, instead of dropping anvils, I guess. Like the end scene car convo – Sam saying how nice it’ll be for Dean to take care of himself for a change and Dean being unable to do just that because he’s still sure Sam could crack at any moment. Anyone want to bet money that Sam will crack just as Dean gets his feet on the ground?
I feel like I’m being less coherent than usual tonight.
Crowley staying out of it seems kind of fishy to me, and disappointing. I think Sam and Dean and Bobby could use the demonic help with the Leviathan (who I did not miss at all this episode, thanks).
The cake in the credits was very pretty. A pity they blew it up!
I’m embarrassed for Sam referencing being tied to a bed as hogtied. That’s not hogtied and I’m sure he knows it. Dictionary, writers.
The skinny hunter guy Bobby sent was, I suppose, decent comic relief. Yet kind of annoying.
I’m not sure how to categorize this one. I enjoyed it despite the glaring issues, but it wasn’t funny or angsty.