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10 May 2013 @ 10:53 am
Supernatural 8x22 - Clip Show  
People in general seem to have loved this episode... I can see why, in a sense... it had action, nostalgia, drama, loss, angst, etc It had everything, in theory. But it almost made me want to quit the show! Now I'm a bit better, a few hours later, but at first I was so upset!
One thing I'm really angry about is that they killed Sarah. I was spoiled weeks ago about her return, and like everyone else I was thrilled and I was looking forward to it, given that I have always really liked her (and I would have loved if Sam ended up with her. Yeah, right). I'm still so naive, I should have known that they would have brought her back for 5 minutes just to kill her off. Eff you, show. I hate you. No one wanted this, yet I shouldn't be surprised since the writers seem to not know in the slightest what the viewers want. Everything must be bleak and hopeless, because that's the only thing they seem to be able to write, and most of the fandom is sick of this game.

RIP also the Wendigo guy and Jenny.
Except for the Sarah thing that I will NEVER forgive the show for, I thought the whole Crowley-is-killing-everyone-they-ever-saved thing was interesting, and Crowley was finally very effective as the big bad.

If Sarah wasn't enough, this episode broke my heart and stomped upon it with the Dean/Cas situation, which I can't take anymore. The whole season 6 fiasco hasn't been properly addressed/dealt with, which is what they should have done in season 8. Instead of healing and rebuilding the Dean/Cas bond in a organic way they jumped directly to Dean having forgiven Cas and being all needy, with Cas conveniently disappearing all the time (also, you can't drop the "I might kill myself" bomb and never revisit it... these writers suck). Bad decision on Cas's part after bad decision, we are back where we were (and worse), after a season that so far looked great for Dean/Cas... so this is even more upsetting for me. Dean is rightfully angry with Cas, and hurt. He has every right to be. I am left to wonder if this relationship is even salvageable... how is Dean ever going to trust Castiel again?? Are they setting up the two of them being adversaries again in season 9? I'm not here for that, I don't want it, and I'm sick of the angst.

I'm sick of Cas always messing up, I'm sick of Cas always having to fight for redemption/forgiveness just to mess up again, I'm sick of the fights and the distance between him and the brothers. I'm sick of the misery... if the world sucks, demons and angels suck, if everything is harsh and hopeless at least let these 3 be a united front. At least Sam is trying to be supportive, bless him.

I'm also sick of Castiel being portrayed as a clown/child/idiot/joke/choosetheoptionyoulikebest. Everyone is squeeing at how cute the scene with Cas shopping for Dean was.... I appreciate the sentiment behind it, but that scene was so embarassing/cringeworthy. Cas has been around long enough to know how to behave. It was cute at the beginning, but now it's just stupid. All the other angels have no problems understanding human behaviour (even if they judge it beneath them), so I don't appreciate making Castiel the Angel of the Lord (I miss season 4 Cas and his solemnity and dignity so much) the village idiot season after season.

I am depressed.

About the mytharc... Sam gets the demon trials. Cas gets the angel trials. Dean.. bakes and cleans the batcave. As much as I love Cas and I appreciate the attempt to give him a storyline of his own, the angel trials should have gone to Dean, and Cas should have been at his side, supporting him. Many Dean fans are beyond angry, and with reason.

Wrt the angel trials... I don't trust Metatron. I think Cas is being manipulated and led astray again. I hope to God not, but since we can never have nice things and the show likes to be repetitive, I think this is what's happening.

The concept of the nephilim is one I would have liked to see explored more, but of course whenever they have a cool character/cool idea they kill it off immediately.

The boys were really stupid in this episode.. they find out they have a dungeon with chains and demons traps and all in the batcave, and they don't bring Abbadon there to try and "cure" her??? Such lazy writing... i like the actress playing Abbadon, so I'm interested to see what they do with this character.

Wow, am I negative or what! LOL I don't want to be, but nothing this show does seems to work for me anymore.

It was a good episode strictly speaking, considering the general quality of the show at the moment, but it just happened to have developments that upset me greatly!
 
 
 
sherrilina: Boo You Whore Luci (SN)sherrilina on May 25th, 2013 03:59 am (UTC)
Ugh I was so fucking angry about Sarah as well, like really?! The oldest female character to still be alive, and such N awesome one at that? I wish they had never brought her back...it also only cements Sam's reputation as a literal ladykiller...:/ IA that the overall plan was great though, I liked how they tied in those silly books in a more threatening and meaningful way, so they weren't just a meta joke (although the sight of Crowley thumbing through them and repeating the "saving people, hunting things" line was hilarious). I really loved Crowley in these last few episodes, period--he got a lot more creative! (Also his line about HBO was perfect...we always with that when we are staying at a motel! :p).

Omg the boys were SO dumb with leaving their hostages alone..and the angels too, with Megatron. Guard the prisoner, people! And the fact that the boys do it not once, but TWICE, even after what happened with Abaddon...why would they even attempt it with such a dangerous demon?!

As for D/C, I was glad that Dean was mad and didn't say Cas had nothing to say sorry for--I mean its inconsistent, but the earlier sweeping of things under the rug bothered me more.
francy_m79francy_m79 on June 2nd, 2013 09:50 am (UTC)
So, so forever angry and depressed about Sarah. F*ck this show!

The D/C stuff is all over the place and changes depending on the episode and the writer. It seriously gives me an headache, and they are lucky that I am so insanely invested, enough to stick with it through thick and thin.