Oooh, a Supernatural MotW episode, or at least as close to one as we’ve had in years, until it wasn’t.
I spent a lot of time wincing and trying not to throw up. Eating noises, as I’ve said before, gross me out way more than cat heads pulled out of stomachs. It’s a quirk, but I’d be so happy to never see Dean Winchester onscreen eat again.
And the only woman to speak (of the very few who even showed up as extras – there was a serious dearth here) was the executive assistant to the Big Bad, who said something about schedules to make us understand the scope of the Leviathan plan. And then again later, more I’m-efficient-and-I-serve stuff. I never expect Supernatural to give me much for women or any group that isn’t white and male, but Susan (who is, incidentally, a WoC – no bonus points allotted for that) the assistant was the only woman on the show. She didn’t appear until forty minutes in. *sigh*
Eh, I dunno. I am still bored by the Leviathan, but a bit more interested in knowing what the grand scheme is, and how it’ll be easy to foil in the end.
“The Rise of Dick”. Really, Edlund, are you twelve? Dick’s speech was loaded with stale sex double entendres too.
There was good stuff, though. Bobby telling Dean to stop thinking about the big picture, because he’d break his head and generally being great with both boys when the other was unconscious or gone. He’s supportive without being cloying, which is why the end of the episode had BETTER NOT BE AS BAD AS IT LOOKED but was not surprising to even my unspoiled self. Supernatural has a tendency to give characters one last huzzah before they, y’know. Okay, I have faith Bobby’ll live, but my guess is if he does, they’ll give him amnesia – a bit of medical logic for a change, conveniently, because after that kind of trauma, a person likely wouldn’t remember much surrounding the incident or have effed short or long term memory forever. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have seen him figure out the Leviathan plan.
Ranger Rick – I was seriously annoyed with him the first time, because I couldn’t picture a ranger being like him. Thank goodness they explained it, but poor guy. Comic relief meets untimely end.
Dean stoned was kind of funny, after I got over the disgusting mastication. And, of course, it was the perfect thing for him to loosen his tongue and admit more fully than he can when he’s sober how messed up he is. Unfortunately, Dean was “tired of it” way back in S2, so I feel like he’s getting a bit of a short shrift here, story wise. It’s not interesting to rehash something that was done so beautifully already. I was home ill from work earlier this week and watched a syndie episode from S2, an episode I didn’t much like the first time around, and you all. YOU ALL, it was so superior. The car conversations had deep running undercurrents of pain, not just exposition. I felt Dean’s despair. Now? Now I don’t feel it as much as I should. :/
Sam clutching at his hand at the mention of Lucifer. I do like confirmation that he’s still seeing Lucy hanging around, and I get why they can’t afford to have Pellegrino actually there for us to see as well. But couldn’t they have Jared accidentally react to the invisible devil now and again? We know he’s not okay, but show us. They’re doing far too much telling, IMO.
But we have to wait until December 2 to learn Bobby’s fate?! And then the holiday hiatus. Which, btw, I don’t remember happening when I was a kid. Yes, I’m that old. Glory days, children, glory days.