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26 September 2009 @ 01:15 pm
Can it be Thursday already?  
So I loved... well, not exactly every moment of this episode, but it was close. Most of all, I think I love the fact that at this point, we can't really tell whether the big bad's going to be Lucifer... or Michael. I'm still hoping that Michael is going to be awesome, because it's Michael and I am a hopeless fangirl, but I could so easily see everyone turn around and team up with Lucy later, so IDK.

Okay, so let's start by doing this by character, I suppose.

Cas (and Dean):
So frakking sincere and literal, it's adorable. Loved him replacing Sam in Dean's life schemes, though I suspect that Dean will have second thoughts next time, because the angel just doesn't know how to lie. Or be remotely competent at anything but smoting. Wait, no... he's not competent at smoting either.

I almost regret having already seen the clip of where Dean decides to go get him laid, because I'd have died laughing then (just as I did a few days ago when I did see it). Cas' attitude towards sex there (cautious but somewhat defensive terror) and his attitude in the actual brothel (fullout DEN OF INIQUITY) don't feel exactly the same, but there's a world of difference between "meaningful" sex and prostitution, and Dean totally should have known better than to take him to a frakking whorehouse. XD Baby steps, darling. Baby steps.

As entertaining as that entire scene was, it did make me more than a bit uncomfortable, because coercive sex is not okay, and Dean was doing just about everything except literally twisting his arm. Still, an angel's still an angel and it didn't work out (Cas llkes his broken people, doesn't he?), so I am okay with it. And Dean finally enjoying himself again... man, those two are so good for each other (except when they're not).

Sam: Okay, so that felt superfluous. I like Sam, but his methods of self-reflection kind of suck. Go off to the Himilayas or something, Be like Dr. Franklin from B5 and have yourself a walkabout. Though Lucy made it worthwhile.

Raphael: Seemed perfect. None of Zachariah's false humanity (which was awesome there, but wouldn't have been here), here we've got just pure, unadulterated archangel. The power, the wrath, the utter alienness. I'm still hoping for more from Michael, just considering who Michael is, but that felt like an archangel. Also, thank you for the Nietzsche quote.

Lucifer: I love you more everyday. There are no words. Raphael had better damn well be right about you raising Castiel, because hell, yes. I had been expecting that Lucifer's vessel would end up being Sam, since preparing a host for Lucifer seemed much more plausible a goal for Azazel than just getting someone with the power to kill Lilith, so I'm glad to find that it's true. I would be so amused if Lucifer and Michael do take over the brothers at some point, because... that's the only thing that will ever bring me anywhere in the ballpark of shipping Wincest. XDDD My OTPs that carry over from other fandoms, let me show you them.

Lucy, I love how calm and borderline passive, and yet how damned certain you are. It works so very, very well.

And the last few minutes...

I might not like season 1, but I love the parallels here between it and s5. The theme of the son searching for the father has revived, taking a turn for the truly Biblical, and I feel like in the end, it's really the same thing. I like the blind faith Dean started to show at the end... he might not believe in God, but he's already deified the concept of the missing father, so when Cas' quest is rephrased in a way that he can truly, truly understand (lost son searching for the father everyone else believes to be dead), it's more than that he's willing to put aside his cynicism for a moment. His atheism just doesn't matter, because a missing father simply must be found, and failure isn't an option.

Also, I am looking forward to next week way too much. Oh, Castiel.
 
 
 
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M: Dean 'I watch for the plotmfirefly10 on September 26th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
This is an excellent review.

I really, truly enjoyed this episode. I could've lived with less Sam or a different storyline leading up to that final scene but I didn't hate what they gave us.

And I'm not really involved in the Supernatural fandom but even a casual viewer like me had the Sam-as-vessel thing figured out. Still, it was an awesome scene:)
Rhaella: Ruby -SPNrhaella on September 26th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I guess it was pretty clear, but then there was an actor who was going to play Lucifer, and I was all, "but, wait, what? Why is this random man his vessel now!?" So yay.

(I'm not involved in SPN fandom either, aside from fairly secondhand contact with Misha fandom via ibroketuesday. The rest of it scares me half to death. xD)