The synopsis of “Brother’s Keeper” starts something like this:
Dean comes to a stunning decision that will alter his life — as well as Sam’s…
Yeah, Sam’s life would have been altered, all right—in that he wouldn’t have had one. Talk about understatement!
Can Sam be Dean’s “keeper’ if he’s dead?
The other night I was trying to recall the various Supernatural season finale’s over the years, in anticipation of how bad this season’s might be. We’ve had an epic car crash, a couple deaths, a crossroads deal, the beginning and the end of the apocalypse, demons released from hell, and angels released from heaven. Given the events of the last few episodes, this season was definitely heading for an Epic Cliffhanger of Winchester Angst (ECWA, for short).
Trivia time! What movie was featured that’s in my list of top 10 favorites? I can even tell you why it’s a favorite, but that tale would belong under Sea Stories.
Terrible episode title; not too bad actual episode. After the preview of the “teenage girl” monster, the episode actually had a lot of substance. But I’m not here to discuss substance. I am here to make a list.
We got a new Claire earlier this season. This time it’s a new Amelia. I don’t remember the old Amelia, but this one seemed appropriate given her emaciated appearance. Living on angel juice for two years probably isn’t calorie intensive.
I knew there was a reason I needed to go back and watch “The Executioner’s Song” to better understand “The Werther Project.” Both were written by Robert Berens. Both were superb (and both make up for “Alex Annie Alexis Ann”).
When an intricately woven plot stands up to scrutiny, that’s a great episode. When it adds a good-size chunk of personal drama, that’s grand.
In this corner, Sam and Rowena…
… In this corner, Dean and Benny.
The most interesting aspect of “The Werther Project” is that it gives us clear insight into the psyche of both Winchester brothers. After 10 years, we have a decent understanding of the inner workings of Sam’s and Dean’s minds. Getting to see those workings in action is still marvelous, and it’s usually much worse than we imagined.
Remember when I was so enthralled with the Sam/Charlie chemistry that I forgot Charlie is gay? One of my dreams was that Sam and Charlie would go off searching for the Book of the Damned. I got half my wish. Charlie returned with the book, and it is truly one damned book.
Geek love: still hoping…
As we near the end of season 10, nearly everyone is behaving less than optimally. In other words, the ususal. Surprisingly, the brooding Winchester brother is not the one you’d think it would be. Who’s behaving and who isn’t?
[Heh. Better get this posted before the next Wednesday rolls around.]
It really was a disappointing week, if the only shows you’re watching are The Flash, Agents of SHIELD, Arrow, and Supernatural. I gave the week a .275 battering average. It’s not great in baseball, and it’s worse in entertainment.
Supernatural: Paint It Black (1016)
Um, the quote on the church sign is not from Jesus. It’s the motto of Boys Town, NE, which the Hollies used to make into a song.
I became so restless with this fragmented episode, I did something I rarely do with Supernatural. I fast-forwarded to near the end. What seemed to be three separate stories, one of which seemed to be pure exposition and one barely tolerable to watch, finally came together, more or less, but it took its toll.
If you bought the season 1 DVD set, you’ll remember the commentary Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles provided for “Phantom Traveler.” In between the babbling, bumbling, and fake snoring (which may be why they’ve never done another commentary unsupervised), they talked about how the entire Supernatural team grew to know and trust each other throughout the season. Jensen said the show would continue to improve and that season 2 would be better than season 1.
I scoffed! I could not imagine how anything could be better than season 1. Guess what? It was!