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Not-so-instant reaction to 6.07 under the cut..

I'm away at a conference and had to download the ep during said conference to watch it last night, LOL, so I haven't read anyone's reactions yet. 

I'm not sure I have a coherent reaction, other than I'm starting to feel vindicated for waiting to see what was going on before condemning the show.  Loved the opening scene, and everything with Dean struggling to figure out how to deal with what should be considered a monster, but is somehow still his brother.  And Sam's reactions during the big reveal with Crowley and Grampa were awesome; maybe it's that Jared's getting a handle on how to play this new Sam and show reactions but not emotions (he even pulled out the puppy dog eyes while he was tied to the chair, LOL).  The Alpha was awesomely creepy, and the whole ep had that creepy feel that I remember from way back in S1 but was missing a lot in the last couple of years.

Also, I'm glad that Crowley has been revealed for once and for all as the true badass evil that he is.  Never trust a demon, even if he has a charming accent and is half Sam's size.  I'm definitely intrigued about what's going to happen next...

In the S1 comparisons...I need to think about that some more.  There <i>were</i> two fewer episodes that year, so maybe this is a week that doesn't match up?  IDK.   Upon further reflection, and kasman 's correction of my error, this does match up. 1.07, "Hookman", was all about how protection and betrayal can be dark mirrors of each other.  The MOTW, the Hookman, was killing people it thought had betrayed Lori: the boyfriend who tried to go too far, the friend who partied all the time, the father who was having an affair.  Sam couldn't kiss Lori because it felt like a betrayal of Jessica, but he did spend a lot of time protecting her.  In 6.07, these were definitely the themes of the day, from Dean feeling betrayed that Sam continues to keep things from him that might be kinda important (which might have been to protect him, or maybe just to protect himself), to Gwen being overprotected by Grampa and resenting it, to the big reveal of Grampa's massive betrayal and Sam's swift turn from protecting him to wanting to kill him (and Dean's simultaneous reversal to being the protector).  Now, like I said last week, 1.08 was all about sticking with your family even when you think they don't understand you, and it's looking more likely that that'll turn out to be true.  

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mangacat201
Nov. 7th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
I was totally *flail* and then *hmmmpf* too about this episode... because yes, Sam-no-soul but we've been buzzing with that one for weeks already so the big reveal it was not for me. BUT... I liked how they changed the dynamics FINALLY after such a long time from brothers at odds to you-and-me-we-shit-on-the-world-ho Sam and Dean again. I mean the way Sam suddenly switched from Samuel to Dean as his moral compass there at the end and went into full on soldier mode for his new superior there... hell, was that HOT, or what?!?

Anyway, Crowley, yes, he's devious and mean and evil and I LOVE him. He's a salesman. They're worse than hell. Ehehehehe.

Thankfully this episode did not quite joss my latest installment of the Blood!Verse (yes, I have one now, apparently they're the chic these days) And I might be able to work out something for a third run. *sigh*
kasman
Nov. 7th, 2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
God I love Crowley. He's just...evil...

Um...season one had 22 eps (including the pilot), so same number as this season. Is confused. 22 for the first season is the same as 22 for the sixth, isn't it?

Someone (sorry, I don't remember who) compared the current soulless Sam to Dexter Morgan - a sociopath with a moral code. I think that's pretty well spot on.
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