I was… um… mildly… underwhelmed?
I’m not sure why I wasn’t blown away by the season 5 premiere of Supernatural. Perhaps it’s because I just finished watching my Summer ’09 Supernatural Retrospective with the commentary of “When the Levee Breaks” and “Lucifer Rising,” and I’m still jaded from all the Genevieve Cortese praise. I’ve yet to see any evidence the girl can act, but obviously several Hollywood types disagree with me.
Dean’s sanctimonious ass is really annoying me. Dean broke the first seal! None of the other seals would have been broken, including the final seal, had Dean not tortured souls in hell. Does Sam even know that Dean broke the first seal? Does Bobby? Has Dean said anything to either of them?
Dean’s final speech to Sam wasn’t admission of his own guilt. Instead, it all boiled down to the “epic love story of Sam and Dean.” Dean’s jealous pissed because Sam chose Ruby over him. (Oh, Wincest fans will have a blast with that!) But the only reason Sam drifted to Ruby was Dean’s death. Ruby was there when Sam was at his lowest point. Yes, she manipulated him and the idiot fell for it. But the crossroads demon manipulated Dean when he was without Sam. So neither brother is innocent, and neither can really function without the other.
DeanGirls should now be pleased that Dean is indeed part of the mythology, what with being Michael’s “sword” and all. Even if he doesn’t want to be.
I am pleased that Castiel appears to have grown a pair, and I’ll be interested to find out more about his resurrection. (Suzanne thinks it might have been the Big Guy; you know, the Guy whom Zachariah says “has left the building.”)
I realized I’m really not looking forward to an entire year of the apocalypse. Maybe that’s why I’m not super-enthused right now. Seeing all the familiar faces in the preview for next week’s episode makes me worry they’re not going to be alive by episode’s end.