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Quick thoughts on 5.08 under the cut:

  • Holy retcon, Batman! I've been keeping pretty much spoiler-free this season, and I did not see that one coming. And yet, if you go back to "Mystery Spot" (not so much "Tall Tales"), it makes sense, even though the writers hadn't brought angels onto the scene yet. 
  • I would have been majorly annoyed at the "what's the Apocalypse to you is Sunday dinner to me" thing, because...seriously?  But Dean saved it at the end with his accusation that Gabriel was just scared to stand up to his family (which is something both of the boys have had to learn how to do), and I wouldn't be surprised if Dean gained them an ally with that.
  • I was literally rolling around laughing at the genital herpes ad. O. M. G. Jared/Sam nailed that one perfectly. And Sam as KITT was too funny, esp. Dean poking around in the trunk.  *snicker*
  • Will people please stop blaming Sam for the Apocalypse who were themselves partially responsible? If it wasn't for the six months Sam spent without Dean during "Mystery Spot", I don't think he would have turned as hard and bitter as he did after NRFTW. Then there was Castiel a couple of weeks ago, who obviously still hasn't mentioned that he let Sam out of the panic room.  Come on, people.
  • Is it a sign that I'm too invested in this show that when Dean said at the end, "I wish this was just a TV show," I thought, "Me too"?  Yeah, I figured.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 6th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I laughed so hard at the genital herpes ad. It was awesome. And KITT!Sam was great too.

But I don't like the Trickster not being the Trickster. I liked him as the trickster! Everybody's an angel now, and I don't like it.

Also, what was the point of Castiel in this ep? Especially the last scene seemed weird to me.

All in all I liked the ep, but I wish they would have stayed with the funny, and left the serious for another ep. What about you?
Nov. 6th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
I agree with you on the Trickster...it totally misses the point of the mythological Trickster figure, who is supposed to be outside of the good vs. evil binary and be a complete wild card. And standing outside of it because you want to pout doesn't seem like it counts.

If Castiel hadn't been in the ep, the boys wouldn't have had the clue that the Trickster was powerful enough to push around an angel. Other than that, I got nothing.

I love it when the show mixes humor and gut-punches, like the questions that were being asked on the game show, so I liked it. I also like it when an MOTW turns out to be mytharc-related, so yeah.
Nov. 7th, 2009 08:49 am (UTC)
Well, for me the jury is still out on this episode. I'm not a huge fan of the trickster (ditto re the actor who plays him), but I have to admit to a few ginormous belly laughs.

The whole sitcom intro had me giggling, and I loved Kitt!Sam as well. :D

But one thing I don't like is that now the MsOTW are being retconned into angels - argh. I'm not really a huge fan of the angel/demon stuff - at least not when it's continually shoved down my throat - so I really could have done without Gabriel.

And yeah, I agree, the Apocalypse was a combined effort - and the angels as well as the Bros Winchester and a few others can take equal shares of the blame.

Still, it's a long way off the worst episode ever, and I do plan to watch again and again and...

BTW, that limegreen hotel room? Hideous! It was nightmare-inducing!
Nov. 7th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
I thought you wouldn't like that retcon very much! But yeah, the sitcom part was cringe-inducingly hilarious. I always get a tremendous kick out of seeing the boys playing a different role, whether they're possessed or in TV land or whatever.
Nov. 9th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
And they really don't seem to mind being filmed acting like total goofballs. :D
Nov. 9th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
And thank goodness for that!
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