This week’s episode had everything to say it was a filler and nothing much to look forward to. But I was pleasantly surprised! I actually ended up really enjoying it.
The best part of it was Dean in the confession booth with the priest:
“There’s things…people, feelings. That I want to experience differently than I have before. Or maybe even for the first time.”
How is the fandom not supposed to take that as Dean talking about Cas, and talking about his feelings. Even the Father sees it as him talking about his feelings. Dean is not romantically linked to anyone else, and what happened to Ben and Lisa? I’m sure he loved her the way Dean means, she wasn’t just another fling. So it only points to Cas at this point. If the writer’s didn’t want to go down the Destiel route, they could have written this scene in a different way, the phrasing here is too well constructed. They knew what they were doing. At this stage- it’s Destiel- whether it’s supposed to be or not. The writer’s have been in this game FAR too long to not know how it’s going to come across to the viewers. Personally, I wouldn’t care if Destiel even happened. But, I wish the writer’s would just make a clear-cut decision on whether it’s happening or not- they’ve had a billion and one chances to do so already.
His talk could also mean Sam- for Dean to stop seeing him as his responsibility. But I don’t think Sam was the main focus for the speech, because they’re relationship has changed so much over the last year and Dean already sees Sam differently than before- after everything the two have been through, he has to.
It’s probably just me, but this episode felt disjointed from the rest of the series. I’m not saying that in a bad way- it’s like a breath of fresh air.
When Dean is getting choked and a knife slowing getting closer to his abdomen. For a few heart wrenching seconds I thought he was going to be killed, and twisted gleeful hope came over me- that we were going to get back Demon Dean. If it had happened- it wasn’t something I was expecting. We have the photos from the following episodes, showing that Dean is normal, but just a few seconds I thought we we’re going to get him. [but we are getting black eyes next week!]
Post Production and the FX theme have really pulled out all the stops in the last two episodes, they just seem to be on another level from the beginning of the series.
The character of Rowena has become one of my favourites in the show, but she’s nearing the end and I’ll be sad to see her go. Have a strong feeling it’s going to be next week she takes her bow, but we’ll see.
I just wish Sam gout more airtime, he just seems to be in the background an awful lot lately and all the focus is on Dean. Dean is my favourite, but it’s about the two of them and wish they’d stop making it look like Sam is just tagging along for the ride.