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Positively Positive Review – Supernatural: Swan Song

by on May.18, 2010, under Drama, Horror, Television

Supernatural Swan Song Sam Dean Lucifer

I have to apologize for this one being late. First off I had to watch this episode not once, not twice, but three whole times before I could wrap my head around it enough to even begin talking about it. Secondly I had a crazy busy weekend (yay to my friend who graduated law school and whose commencement, etc I attended) and finally, for some extra fun, my internet went down. Jeesh.

Like everyone out there, I had a lot of theories about how this season would end. None of them involved Dean living a normal life though. That one took me by surprise, even after he went to visit Lisa a couple episodes ago. When I thought of the possibility of Dean going off to live the apple pie life, it was always something I pictured as part of the series finale (that is, if he survived it of course).

This season ended with all of the characters basically going their separate ways, something that I found very interesting not just because usually at least some of them are together when a season ends, but also because none have any intention of being together. It makes me wonder how next season will start out and where it will go from there. What exactly will bring all of these characters together again now that they’ve all gone off to do different things?

I’m already excited about next season and it’s not even here yet. This is gonna be one long summer. Sigh.

Highlights….

The finale montage, as always, done to “Carry on Wayward Son” by Kansas. Somehow any other song just seems wrong for the season finale now.

Chuck writing the history of the Impala. I loved learning all about her, especially the bits that even Sam and Dean don’t know.

Dean calling Sam a “grown…..overgrown man” and saying that he has to stop treating Sam like a kid, a part of that being that Dean has to grow up too and go along with Sam’s plan to put the Lucifer back in his cage.

Noting that that was the quietest opening scene I think of any Supernatural episode. When the blood went across the screen with the title card, I practically jumped.

Dean’s “Aw, ain’t he a little angel” when he spotted Cas snoozing in the backseat. Then Sam pointing out that “angels don’t sleep” and both of them realizing the implications of what that meant. Cas appears to be heading towards the person he was in the ep ‘The End’ and, as much as I was enjoying his trip to humanity, I realized that I didn’t really want that particular end for him.

Sam asking Dean to let him rot in hell and to go live “some normal, apple pie life”. Oh man, I was not expecting that.

Bobby telling Sam to fight Lucifer and to keep swinging until the end.

Cas not realizing that part of a normal, tearful human goodbye (especially when things appeared as hopeless as they did) was to lie….and then trying to lie and failing miserably at it. Well at least he tried.

Sam asking Dean not to watch him drink the blood. Eep.

Learning about all the little things that the boys have done to the Impala over the years. Loved the little toy soldier in the ashtray. I bet my dad’s old car probably still has some toys stuck in it. Those kinds of ashtrays were awesome toy holders.

Lucifer remarking that Sam was “choc full of Ovaltine”

Lucifer asking Sam to “drop the telanovela”. LOL.

Lucifer quoting the famous “Devil Went Down to Georgia” by the Charlie Daniels Band. “A fiddle of gold against your soul says I’m better than you” is one of the best lines and that’s one of my favorite songs, like, ever. I used to sing it all the time when I was a kid. So awesome that they referenced it in the show.

Dean opening up the cage and having to force his brother to go inside. Yes of course it all turned out to be a trick and Lucifer was never going to step inside, but Dean didn’t know that and I can’t imagine how hard that was for him.

The way Jared played Lucifer, speaking softly and putting in little mannerisms that reminded me of Mark Pellegrino. The whole conversation in the mirror was brilliant.

Lucifer telling Sam that they were “MFEO” (which I had to look up to find out meant “made for each other”).

Finding out how many demons have been watching over Sam his whole life and Lucifer telling him that all those times he ran away, he was running towards him.

Dean calling Cas “Bukowski” (as in Charles Bukowski – my friend had to tell me he was a writer well known for drinking) oh and also calling him a “junkless sissy”.

Finding out that Sam and Dean did things like go to Ozzie concerts and Jayhawks games in the Impala. I also love that Chuck mentioned how they were never really homeless, because they always had the car. I said the exact same thing in my novel-length Supernatural fanfic (‘Black Cat’). Guess great minds think alike eh? Then again, I bet every fan has had the same thought, it’s just nice to actually hear it said on the show.

Dean telling Cas and Bobby that, even if all he was going to see was Michael killing Sam, he was still going to go there and not let his brother die alone. Oh my god, what a line.

Reading SOOO much into the conversation between Lucifer and Michael, and how it related to Sam and Dean. I still would have preferred Dean as Michael but it was still a fantastic scene and Adam (Jake Abel) did a great job.

Dean roaring up in the Impala and popping in a cassette of “Rock of Ages” by Def Leppard. Oh yeah baby!! Love that song. I think this one beats the ‘Renegade’ moment in the season 2 ep ‘Nightshifter’

Cas calling Michael “assbutt” and hitting him with a holy fire Molotov cocktail. That was awesome! Of course then it became less awesome when Lucifer snapped him into a bloody mess a few seconds after. EEEK!!

Not one minute after killing Cas, Lucifer snapping Bobby’s neck like it was nothing. Okay, seriously beginning to wonder if anyone was going to survive this episode.

Dean telling Sam, even as Lucifer was beating the living daylights out of him, that he wasn’t going to leave him. Oh my god….there are no words for what that did to me.

The montage of the boys ending in Dean hugging Sam, all of it happening after Sam spots the little toy soldier and manages to get a grip on Lucifer. Him telling Dean “it’s going to be okay Dean, I’ve got him” was another moment that just killed me.

Dean watching not only one brother have to dive into hell, but both of them, as Sam is forced to take Michael/Adam with him when Michael tries to stop him.

The friggin’ scary good job the makeup department did on Jensen’s face. I found myself unable to look at him, especially when he was sitting on the ground after everyone in the world he cared about had just been killed or sent to hell.

Cas returning??? New and improved!! Bringing back Bobby and healing Dean!! Holy cow!

Aw, so cute the way Dean asked if Cas was God.

Chuck’s comments about how hard endings are and that no matter how much you try “the fans are always gonna bitch”. LOL! Too true.

Cas pointing out to Dean that he actually got what he wanted since they never wanted the battle between Lucifer and Michael to happen on earth, taking out all of humanity with it no matter who won.

Dean fulfilling his promise and going off to live the life that Sam asked him to, even though everything in his being said to go find Sam. The way his voice broke when he told Lisa that he’d like to take her up on that offer of a beer practically broke my heart, as did the hug. I guess he does have someone now to turn to.

Chuck disappearing in a poof?? WTF? Okay so the moment that happened I jumped up and yelled “Chuck is God???!!” because it was the first thing that came to mind. After all, he knew everything that was going to happen and that little “poof” of his was different than the way we’ve seen any other creature disappear on the show so far. No matter what, he is something new, even if he’s not God himself. But for now, that’s my theory and I’m sticking to it.

Sam watching Dean living his new life? Or was that Lucifer? WTF? Okay I gotta admit that one threw me, I so wasn’t expecting that and I have no idea what it means. Is Sam out? Is Lucifer coming for Dean?? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Overall an epic episode that is sending this series off in a whole new direction.

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More Supernatural…..
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 1 “Sympathy For The Devil”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 2 “Good God, Y’All”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 3 “Free To Be You and Me”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 4 “The End”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 5 “Fallen Idols”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 6 “I Believe the Children Are Our Future”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 8 “Changing Channels”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 9 “The Real Ghostbusters”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 10 “Abandon All Hope”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 11 “Sam, Interrupted”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 12 “Swap Meat”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 13 “The Song Remains The Same”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 14 “My Bloody Valentine”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 16 “Dark Side of the Moon”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 17 “99 Problems”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 18 “Point of No Return”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 19 “Hammer of the Gods”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 20 “The Devil You Know”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 21 “Two Minutes to Midnight”

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Positively Positive Review – Supernatural: Two Minutes To Midnight

by on May.07, 2010, under Drama, Horror, Television

Supernatural Two Minutes To Midnight

The second to last episode of this season of Supernatural has become my new favorite. The Apocalypse is nearly upon Sam and Dean and the rest of the ‘good guy’ team and it’s game time. They have to get the final two Horsemen’s rings so that they can set the trap for Lucifer. Sam’s plan is to say yes so that he can try and fight back enough to make Lucifer jump in it (killing himself in the process). Meanwhile Cas has turned up alive, but is stripped of his angel powers and fearful that he is no longer useful to them. Oh and Bobby has sold his soul to a demon.

Sounds like a pretty normal day in the world of the Winchesters.

But there is some good news as well. Crowley is holding up his end of his and Bobby’s deal, not only giving them Death’s location (and his scythe!) but also giving Bobby his legs back. They manage to get Pestilence’s ring and miraculously Death actually surrenders his. Everything is set up for the battle of the century (and maybe the millennia) and now we’ll just have to wait until next week to see what happens.

Highlights….

Pestilence counting down to the second when the poor lady was going to die. So fiendish, but I just love the way Matt Frewer played that whole scene. I’ve loved that guy ever since he was in Max Headroom.

Cas calling Dean. So happy he’s alive. Yay!

The whole phone call between Dean and Cas. Everything from how Cas (as always) matter-of-factly delivered his unusual news (being found on a fishing boat, waking up in a hospital after the docs thought he was brain dead), to finding out that he was basically human now that his batteries have been tapped out. I’ve heard Misha say that he made a deliberate choice to play Cas differently due to him not being human (like purposely not blinking, for instance), and I noticed that in this scene in particular (despite being laid up in a hospital bed), Cas was much more animated than normal. Very interesting to watch what he’s doing with that character.

Cas telling Dean that he owed him an apology and that he’s not the “burnt and broken shell of a man” he thought he was…..okay so maybe Cas still has some things to learn about being truly human.

The name of the hospital being ‘Serenity Valley’. They must have gotten that from Firefly and if so, I wonder if they did it as a little nod to the fact that Mark Sheppard (who plays Crowley) also played Badger in that show.

Dean saying that the depressing hospital was probably like ‘Dollywood’ to Pestilence. LOL. Yep, that’s probably true.

Pestilence completely losing his cool when one of his minions suggests that they follow orders not to mess with the vessels. Whoa.

Sam and Dean (literally) falling down ill just by coming near Pestilence. Gotta say, I didn’t realize that would happen. Yikes.

Pestilence giving the boys not only scarlet fever and meningitis but also…..syphilis? Okay that’s just not nice. (A very rude joke about Dean probably already getting syphilis comes to mind, but I’m not gonna say it, as that would be mean).

Cas busting in the door to save the day, only to fall down too, but then fighting back and cutting off Pestilence’s ring. I adored his little “maybe just a speck” line. Go Cas!

Cas saying “I don’t understand your definition of good news” when Bobby told them that Chicago was about to be destroyed.

The way Sam just had to ask “Did you kiss him?” and Dean yelling at him to get him back to the important part of the conversation. It was such a great ‘little brother/big brother’ moment.

Bobby telling them he didn’t kiss Crowley….and Crowley showing them a pic!! LOL!!

“Why’d you take a picture?”
“Why do you have to use tongue?”
*Sam and Dean’s heads swivel from Crowley and back to Bobby with matching looks of shocked curiosity* (OMG!! I was dying!)

Getting a peek into the Impala’s trunk again. Man, it’s been a while since we’ve seen her rear end……um wait, that didn’t come out right. I mean we haven’t seen the stash of weapons back there in a while.

Crowley’s “and……scene” at the end of Sam’s sad speech about how he’s the least of everyone else but the best chance they have. I love it when the writers poke fun at themselves and there’s no doubt they were doing it there, considering how many times they’ve written scenes where the boys have a heart to heart while leaning against the Impala. Genius.

The scene introducing us to Death. I have loved that song (‘Oh Death’ by Jen Titus) ever since it appeared in the preview at the beginning of this season and I’m so glad they actually used it in the show. I loved that it was all in slow motion, I loved that it was a nice long cut of the song and I loved that we never really got to see Death’s face. Such a perfect scene and very eerie.

Poor Cas feeling useless without his angel powers and getting a pep talk (of sorts) from Bobby.

Sam asking Dean if he remembers when they used to hunt wendigos and how simple things were back then. I have been thinking the same thing myself recently. Maybe they were giving us a foreshadowing of next year. Something tells me that after all this Apocalypse stuff they might just go back to some good ol’ fashioned hunts next season. I think that would be awesome. It’s been a long time since the boys just were out there “saving people, hunting things – the family business”.

Crowley giving Dean Death’s scythe. Holy crap!

Crowley telling Bobby about his little secret clause in their contract and making Bobby walk again!! DOUBLE HOLY CRAP!!! I so did not see that coming!! Yay Bobby! That was so awesome and the way they did it was perfect. I always expected Bobby to somehow walk again but I was afraid of how it would happen, that it would be too unrealistic (yes I know that sounds weird when talking about this show but y’all know what I mean).

Cas telling Sam that he and Dean have a way of exceeding his expectations. LOL, that just struck me as hilarious.

Finding out that Sam will have to drink demon blood again in order to take in Lucifer. Jeesh! Can it get any worse???

Sam and Bobby taking out a whole warehouse full of zombies and demons, especially the way Sam kept saving more and more people. Go Sam! That’s our boy!

Crowley popping back into the Impala to repeat what he said to Dean from across the street. I’ll tell ya, there are plenty of times I can think of where I wish I had that particular talent.

Cas discovering that maybe he (and his sawed off shotgun) can be useful, after blowing away a zombie that was choking Sam.

The look on Dean’s face when he noisily dropped the scythe as he was trying to sneak up on Death. Too funny. Sometimes Jensen can look like such a little boy and that was one of those times.

The funny little affirmative raise of the eyebrows that Dean did when Death asks him if he likes the pizza.

Finding out that Death has been enslaved to Lucifer and because he wants out, offering Dean his ring to help take out the devil. Okay yeah, there’s something I didn’t see coming either. Nicely done show, you’ve managed to surprise me a few times this ep.

The sexy way that the Impala was parked in the background behind Bobby and Dean in the final scene. Um…..is it wrong that I just called a car ‘sexy’?

Bobby describing Sam as “ass-full of character defects”. LOL! That is the best description ever. I’m totally gonna steal that. I think all of us could be described as that at least some of the time.

The way the show ended when Bobby asked the ultimate question of Dean, whether he was afraid of losing…..or of losing his brother. Wow.

Overall definitely one of the best episodes of the season, with all of our favorite characters plus some new ones that were fantastic as well.

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More Supernatural…..
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 1 “Sympathy For The Devil”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 2 “Good God, Y’All”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 3 “Free To Be You and Me”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 4 “The End”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 5 “Fallen Idols”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 6 “I Believe the Children Are Our Future”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 8 “Changing Channels”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 9 “The Real Ghostbusters”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 10 “Abandon All Hope”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 11 “Sam, Interrupted”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 12 “Swap Meat”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 13 “The Song Remains The Same”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 14 “My Bloody Valentine”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 16 “Dark Side of the Moon”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 17 “99 Problems”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 18 “Point of No Return”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 19 “Hammer of the Gods”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 20 “The Devil You Know”

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Positively Positive Review – Supernatural: The Devil You Know

by on May.01, 2010, under Drama, Horror, Television

Supernatural The Devil You Know Mark A Sheppard

My favorite part of this episode was hands-down the performance given by Mark A Sheppard as Crowley. He plays such a great snippety Brit and I think it works so well for that character. Especially now that Crowley has been knocked down a few notches after helping the boys try and kill Lucifer. Every demon is after him and he’s had to move from his swank digs to a run-down hole in the wall. He finds Sam and Dean to help them get to Pestilence so that they can go ahead with the plan to trap Lucifer back in his cage.

I like that the boys are getting help from a lot of interesting sources now that we’re nearing the end of the season (and getting closer and closer to the Apocalypse). Last week they got a bit of assistance from the archangel Gabriel and now they got some from a demon. Makes me wonder who else is going to come out of the woodwork.

Highlights….

Dean thinking that he looked like ‘The King of Pop’ in his mask.

Crowley asking the boys if they’d “Fancy a fag and a chat?” (a fag is a cigarette, by the way). I just love how he said it, so casual considering he’d just popped up in the back seat of the Impala and Sam had tried to kill him.

Crowley being completely inconsolable because the demons after him not only destroyed his house but also ate his tailor. LOL!

Finding out that Crowley has been tracking Sam and Dean ever since they met him. Hmm…interesting.

Crowley referring to Pestilence as ‘Sneezy’. LOL!

Finding out that Pestilence is only releasing something as simple as swine flu so that he can release his ‘vaccine’, which is really the Croatoan virus. Scary to see how close we’re getting to the possible future we saw in the episode ‘The End’.

The flies coming out of the bowl of blood. Ick.

Sam considering saying yes to Lucifer so that he can take his body back long enough to trap him. Oh man, it’s scary because it could actually work.

Dean’s countless cries of “Oh crap!” when he realized that Crowley’s ‘plan’ was to kill of the humans between them and Brady.

Knowing as soon as Brady started kicking Dean’s ass that it was all part of Crowley’s plan, even if Dean didn’t.

The extra long preview for the final two eps of Supernatural they showed during one of the commercial breaks. The new version of the song ‘Oh Death’ was perfect, so very creepy and cool. Now I think I’m going to have to download that one, too.

Crowley beating the living snot out of Brady with a crowbar. Ouch, but also, kinda awesome.

Crowley telling Sam that Dean “replied with a colorful rejoinder about my cornshoot” when he begged Dean not to come back. Absolutely hysterical to take what was probably a really disgusting retort and make it sound almost polite.

Finding out that Brady was a friend of Sam’s from college. Whoa! I totally did not see that one coming.

Crowley’s explanation for why he believes that Lucifer will destroy the demons if he gains power. I’m glad they had him explain it because I have to admit that I was wondering why he was worried about it. Very good point about the fact that Lucifer is an angel and not a demon. It does make sense that he would get rid of them, especially seeing as how he’s treated them in the past.

Sam locking Dean in the bathroom. Those boys are getting really good at trapping each other, aren’t they?

Finding out that Brady set up Sam with Jessica just so he could kill her (under the YED’s orders), effectively destroying his life and sending him on the path he’s taken for the last four years.

Crowley coming back from taking on a bunch of demons and (oopsie) letting one of them get away…. with the idea that he and Brady are lovers against Satan. Okay, THAT is freaking brilliant. Have I mentioned how much I love this guy??

Dean’s “well good for you!” when Sam pulled the old “I told you so” after Crowley took off and left them to deal with the Hellhound on their own. Poor Dean, it can’t be fun facing down something that literally killed him a couple years ago.

Crowley coming back with his own ‘pup’ and telling it to ‘Sic’em boy!” OMG, so freaking awesome! The invisible dog fight was the best bit of action I’ve seen in a while. The fact that we couldn’t actually see the hounds made it so much better than if they’d dumped a bunch of money on special effects and CGI.

Dean trapping Brady in the alley so that Sam could take him out.

Crowley showing up at Bobby’s place and telling him that he could give them Death’s location, but there’s a technicality – Bobby would have to give up his soul. He also claimed that it would only be temporary and I know I’m probably biased because I dig Crowley so much, but I gotta say that I believe him. It wouldn’t surprise me that he would need something that powerful to work his little spell and considering that every other Winchester has either sold their soul or tried, I can’t imagine that Bobby would end up fully going down that road.

Overall an interesting episode featuring what I think had become one of my favorite demons on this series.

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More Supernatural…..
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 1 “Sympathy For The Devil”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 2 “Good God, Y’All”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 3 “Free To Be You and Me”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 4 “The End”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 5 “Fallen Idols”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 6 “I Believe the Children Are Our Future”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 8 “Changing Channels”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 9 “The Real Ghostbusters”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 10 “Abandon All Hope”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 11 “Sam, Interrupted”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 12 “Swap Meat”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 13 “The Song Remains The Same”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 14 “My Bloody Valentine”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 16 “Dark Side of the Moon”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 17 “99 Problems”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 18 “Point of No Return”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 19 “Hammer of the Gods”

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Positively Positive Review – Supernatural: Point of No Return

by on Apr.17, 2010, under Drama, Horror, Television

Supernatural Point of No Return

Okay so this review is a day late because frankly I didn’t know where to begin and also, I needed some extra time to think about the episode. I was a bit disappointed in it but it had nothing to do with the episode itself. Have no fear, this is still a positive review.

I was disappointed for purely personal and selfish reasons. Like I’ve been saying all along, I want Jensen to play Michael!Dean just because he’s a freaking awesome actor and I think he could do some amazing stuff playing a vengeful angel inside a character he’s been playing for the past five seasons.

So when the end of the episode came and that didn’t happen….yeah, I was sad. But I got over it as I watched the episode again (this time without sitting there waiting, wishing and hoping for Michael to come) and I saw how great it was. Tons of drama, action and even a little bit of comedy, it was every bit of what makes this show awesome.

From Pissed!Cas (who, I have to admit, I now like better than Drunk!Cas) kicking Dean’s ass all the way up and down a dark alley, to Sam putting all his faith in Dean, to Adam making a return and his attitude (as Bobby said) fitting right in with his brothers – all of it made an episode that was the perfect showcase for the show’s 100th.

Highlights….

Zachariah discussing his “job” with another loser in a random bar.

Dean preparing himself to become Michael’s vessel; writing a letter (to Sam I assume), packing up his treasured possessions (gun, jacket, keys to the Impala) and drinking a lot.

Sam knowing exactly where Dean was going on his “farewell tour”, knowing exactly where to find him……and bringing reinforcements in the form of one very pissed off angel.

Dean telling Bobby “you’re not my father”. Man, you know he must be messed up when he’s willing to hurt Bobby like that. Then Bobby telling him that the only reason HE hasn’t given up is because he promised Dean. Only a few minutes in and the drama is already cranked up to about 9.5.

Cas showing some major skillz as he took down a couple angels at the gravesite.

Dean asking Adam if he got to third base in his version of heaven. One track mind much, Dean? Even in the face of certain death, that man still has sex on the brain. LOL. Gotta love him.

Dean telling Cas to blow him. OH MY GAWD!!! ROTFLMAO!

Finding out that they’re working on (according to Dean) “the power of love” to defeat Lucifer. Wow, okay so now I’m totally waiting for a Huey Lewis to show up and start singing (what can I say? I love that song).

“Cas, not for nothin’ but the last person who looked at me like…..I got laid.” – Tears people, I was laughing so hard I was in tears over that. Dean and Cas in this ep were SO fantastic!

Dean struggling when Sam asked him why they can’t stick together. Because it turns out that the truth is that he doesn’t believe that Sam can fight off Lucifer. The reason he’s decided to let Michael have control is that he knows Sam will say yes to Lucifer. Dean knows that when it happens, he has to be the one to fight him. Wow….just, wow. More tears except these were definitely not laugh ones.

Dean managing to escape by getting one up on Cas and blowing him away. Can I say wow again? Cuz that’s about all I can think of. If he thought Cas was mad at him before….oh boy.

Zach manipulating Adam into telling him where he was. Not a surprise but still, very cold-blooded to tell the kid that Dean and Sam don’t care about him. Especially considering the angels are counting on the exact opposite being true so that they can trap Dean.

“I’m Dean Winchester, do you know who I am?”
“Dear God!”
“I’ll take that as a yes.” – once again, laughing my arse off here. Then again I can’t blame the guy. I mean if Dean came up to me on the street and introduced himself like that I doubt my reaction would be much different.

Pissed!Cas giving Dean a smackdown for wanting to give in and say yes to Michael. I know it’s completely inappropriate but yeah, I kinda found that hot. Although my heart totally went out to him when he screamed “I rebelled for THIS!?” – poor Cas. He has given up a lot and it is pretty hard to watch these two at odds with each other.

Laughing at the fact that Adam’s choice for a last meal was pretty much the same as Dean’s. Does that mean that if Sam were put in that room, there’d be nothing but lattes and big bowls of salad? Just sayin’.

“Word to the wise, don’t piss of the nerd angels.” – LOL! I hear ya Dean.

Sam putting his faith in Dean, even when Dean can’t do the same for him.

Finding out that the “beautiful room” is in an abandoned muffler factory in Van Nuys. Who knew it was so close? Road trip!

Cas telling Dean that he doesn’t have the same faith in him that Sam does and admitting that he’d rather basically commit suicide (by taking on five angels) than watch him get taken over by Michael. Once again, wow.

Cas’ completely ingenious, totally insane way to take out all the angels by putting a sigil on his own chest. Considering how powerful those things are I can’t even begin to imagine what that would have done to him. Is he trapped forever now? EEEK!!

How easy it was for Zach to get Dean precisely where he wanted him, with his brothers lying on the floor in their own blood and seemingly no other choice left. Even though he had already decided it, when the time came you could see how much it hurt him to finally say the words.

The looks exchanged between Sam and Dean as Dean decided he couldn’t let his brother down and taking out Zachariah. Yes I know I’ve said I wanted Dean to say yes but I still cheered when he shoved the knife through Zachariah’s throat.

Wondering what it means now that Michael apparently took Adam.

Dean vowing to get not only Adam back, but Cas too.

Finding out that the reason Dean changed his mind is because he didn’t want to let Sam down and him realizing that if his little brother could do that for him, the least he could do was return the favor.

The boys vowing to “do it our way” and the way the ep ended with them driving off into the night, rockin’ music playing in the background.

*APPLAUSE!*

Overall I was very pleased with the 100th episode of Supernatural. It may not have ended the way I wanted but I’m always talking about how much I like surprises so I’m gonna appreciate that for what it was, a big surprise (to me anyway). Can’t wait to see what happens in the last few eps of the season and how this arc is finally gong to play itself out.

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More Supernatural…..
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 1 “Sympathy For The Devil”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 2 “Good God, Y’All”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 3 “Free To Be You and Me”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 4 “The End”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 5 “Fallen Idols”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 6 “I Believe the Children Are Our Future”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 8 “Changing Channels”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 9 “The Real Ghostbusters”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 10 “Abandon All Hope”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 11 “Sam, Interrupted”
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Positively Positive Review – Supernatural: Abandon All Hope…

by on Nov.20, 2009, under Drama, Horror, Television

The Winchesters and their extended “family” go into battle in Supernatural, season 5, episode 10 “Abandon All Hope..”. Image from www.daemonstv.comSupernatural Abandon All Hope

The title of this episode says it all, because once I got to the end of it, that’s about how I felt. With major character deaths and the Winchesters’ only way to kill Lucifer failing miserably, we have to wonder what else can go wrong. This winter finale was brutal and made me feel like the Apocalypse is truly at hand. It also left me wondering how many more of our warriors are going to die in the battle.

Highlights…..

Love the new version of a crossroads. I always wondered how us city folk were supposed to find one of those. Good to know that I have the option.

Mark A Sheppard is awesome and I was so happy to see him appear as Crowley. When he came on screen I actually cheered.

There’s always been a debate as to whether a male crossroads demon would still seal a deal with a kiss with a man, good to see that it’s always the same.

Ooh….nice undercover work by Cas.

Writing the sigil on the underside of the rug was a pretty good plan…too bad it didn’t work though.

Crowley’s opinion of Lucifer was very interesting and not expected. Never thought a demon would happily hand over the Colt. I’m intrigued.

Even though it didn’t work, you gotta admire Sammy for trying to shoot Crowley with the Colt.

Crowley screaming at the boys and calling them morons was classic. Okay seriously, we need to see more of him again.

Yes! A new song and a Santana one to boot. I love “Oye Como Va”.

Cas knocking back shots: “I think I’m starting to feel something.” – LOL!

Dean once again wanting Sam to stay back and Sam once again talking him into it. So predictable, boys, but that’s why we love you.

Dean trying to seduce Jo was hilarious. Especially the part where she turned his ass down. You go, Jo!

I love that Bobby wanted to take a picture of everyone before they went to hunt Lucifer. It gave me a really bad feeling though.

Whoa! Reapers everywhere! Soooo creepy.

Lucifer once again talks a nice talk, pointing out that Cas is next in line to be hunted and killed by the angels. Yay for Cas not listening to it.

Hell Hounds? I didn’t think they could just attack anyone that didn’t make a pact with a crossroads demon. They sure are freaking scary – invisible or not.

Bobby telling Dean “It’s okay boy, that’s why I’m here”, oh man that just killed me. Especially when Dean almost lost it after that. The fact that Bobby was able to keep Dean together just shows once again how much of a father he is to those boys.

Great line from Dean: “Hasn’t Death been tromping all over the place? I mean hell, I’ve died several times myself.”

Oh man….even before she opened her mouth, I know Jo was going to suggest something that had her somehow saving the boys and dying in the process. She’s right, the number one priority is killing Lucifer.

That final kiss between Jo and Dean, oh man, that is too much.

Ellen deciding to stay with Jo to let the Hellhounds in….okay, not sure how much more I can take.

Jo dying on Ellen’s shoulder before she could set off the bomb. That’s when I really lost it. Especially when Ellen called her “my good girl.” That is the hardest I’ve cried during any episode of this series – hands down.

Sam and Dean deciding on no last words was perfect. After all, how many times have both of them not only been faced with death but actually died? Haven’t they said it all before?

Whoa! I just love that Dean was able to sneak up on Lucifer. But I knew right away it didn’t work. That was just too easy.

Lucifer comparing himself and Michael to Dean and Sam – yep, there’s no doubt of the similarities. They are really hinting around to a final battle between all four of them. Two as angels, within the bodies of the two as vessels.

Wow….Crowley was right. The way Lucifer said “they’re just demons” was awful, and I don’t even really like demons.

I can see that Cas has learned a lot from working with the boys. At one point I think he would’ve just tried to bully his way out of a trap with only a demon there watching him. It may have worked and it may not, but to talk her up while he casually undid the bolts on the pipe, now that was genius. I love that he used Meg’s body as a ramp over the fire. Genius.

Yep, I totally knew that Cas was going to show up just in time to get Sam and Dean out of there. He didn’t stop Death from arriving, but he did at least save them.

Losing two people in the Winchester “family” like that – it really got to me. Not just that they’re gone, but what it means in terms of the battle, the Apocalypse, etc. Killing (somewhat) main characters sends a very heavy message and I wonder if the end of the series might actually see an end to them all. At this point I don’t see any other way out. Even if they manage to kill Lucifer, it’s not like the boys and Bobby can go on to a “normal” life, right?

Overall the saddest episode of this series that I’ve seen so far – showing us that the Apocalypse is not going to be won easily and there are probably more casualties to come.

More Supernatural…..
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 1 “Sympathy For The Devil”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 2 “Good God, Y’All”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 3 “Free To Be You and Me”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 4 “The End”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 5 “Fallen Idols”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 6 “I Believe the Children Are Our Future”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 8 “Changing Channels”
Supernatural, Season 5, episode 9 “The Real Ghostbusters”

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