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Supernatural – Season 6, Episode 7: Family Matters

Dean and Sam

It may sound sadistic, but I think part of Dean enjoyed seeing Cas hurt Sam when searching for his soul.  Where did Sam’s superhuman strength come from?  Who pulled Sam and the family out?  I know Crowley’s involved, but, is he doing it alone?  I’m assuming Crowley kept Sam’s soul to make him a “better” hunter.  But what about his choices of everyone else?  Why keep them?  Why follow Crowley?  I feel bad for Dean that he doesn’t know if he can trust Sam.  does Sam want his soul back?

I like how this show is playing with the concept of how much of who we are is wrapped up in the soul.

I couldn’t help but like the alpha, because he reminded me of Hannibal Lector.  They have the same calm, intelligence, and speak in riddles.  Plus, they both know things about that surprises you.

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Supernatural – Season 6, Episode 6: You Can’t Handle the Truth

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Oh, the truth.  How we think we want it until we have it.  At times it would be nice to have, but think of all the things you would have said if forced to tell the truth.  I think sometimes it’s best to withhold the truth, not only because people don’t need to know and don’t care about every detail of our lives, but sometimes it’s better for all than the fight that would take place.  and I say this as someone who believes in honesty.  It’s just that I also believe in avoiding petty fights.  I am so glad the truth came out about Sam.  I’m sure Dean is too.  I also wager we both wonder, is it really Sam then?  One of Sam’s major characteristics was caring; if you compared them to the Hardy Boys, Sam would be Frank, wanting to make sure their plan was foolproof, while Dean would be Joe, shooting first, asking questions later.  At first I was irked the previews showed what was wrong with Sam.  Though as my mom pointed out: we still don’t know who took it, why they did, and who brought Sam back (which I’m sure is related).

(P.S. The image is of Truth)

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Supernatural: Season 6, Episode 5 – Live Free or Twihard

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I loved them acknowledging Twilight and the (pre) teen (plus) current obsession with vampires.  Keep in mind this is coming from someone who groaned the second time they had vampires on the show, because nothing else had been repeated.  One thing I’ve always loved about this show is how they’ve taken folklore and shown how if it were real, it would be a lot worse than we make it out to be (as entertainment.)  It’s like Dean said in an earlier episode (season 1, episode 10: “Asylum”), “You seen a lot of horror movies, yeah?…Do me a favor, next time you see one, pay attention. When someone says a place is haunted, don’t go in.”

I’ve been suspicious of Sam since the beginning of this season.  Something dawned n me as to why: he’s acting like he did in Dean’s visions (or whatever you want to call them) of Sam as the devil.  He’s just so emotionless, like bad acting (and I mean that of Sam, not Jared).  I’m glad that Dean sees it too.  I also like that Samuel is catching on (even if I still don’t trust him).

In some ways, it’s weird to see them hunting the same thing for more than one episode, but at the same time, it’s nice to see not every puzzle is easy for them to solve (after all, in its most raw form, hunting for them is a puzzle).

I miss the Sam that was the computer geek researching everything.  It seems so long ago Dean asked, “Am I boring you with this hunting evil stuff?”

Sidenote #1: I once wrote a crossover fic between Supernatural and Medium, and I totally forgot Sam and been a medium for a while (what happened with that storyline?)

Sidenote #2: Dean and Kevin (Brothers & Sisters) go to see a psychic. . .  (Let me remind you of what Dean said upon his first meeting with Missouri, “Don’t know? You’re supposed to be a psychic, right?”)

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Supernatural: Season 6, Episode 4 – Weekend at Bobby’s

I’ll admit, I missed the episode where Bobby made the deal with the crossroads demon.  It was nice to come back to that, because Bobby isn’t the type to roll over and die.  And Crowley is one of my more favored antagonists (probably the accent – which is technically fake, as Sheppard was born in England).  I liked seeing his son (anyone know who played Gavin?), and how he flickered in and out of view (spirits don’t do that much on this show).
Part of me is surprised they didn’t think sooner to burn the bones of the demons to kill them.  Maybe they thought it didn’t work on a spirit the way it does on a body.  Maybe they thought it would be too hard to track down who the demon was in real life.  After all, if they have a name, it’s usually their “demon name” (how do they get those)?
Have I mentioned I love Bobby’s phones?

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Supernatural: Season 6, Episode 3 – The Third Man

The Colt with thirteen original bullets

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Yay!  Cas returned!  I get tempted when I say my prayers now to say, “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray to Cas. . .”

Oh Supernatural dealing with that line between good and bad.  It goes along with this week’s Medium episode in that aspect.  Now that they found which angel stole Moses’ staff (and other items), will the next few episodes be spent looking for everything?

I have to say, the name Balthazar always reminds me of Balthazar Getty.

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Supernatural: Season 6, Episode 2 – Two and a Half Men

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The one thing that irks me about Supernatural is how the show is generally very dramatic and serious (not to say it’s without its innuendos and jokes), but the names of the episodes tend to make me say “What?” because of the pop culture references.  This weekend’s episode(‘s title) is a prime example.

Comments are behind the cut (is there another term for this?) as only a day plus has passed since it aired.

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Supernatural: Season 6, Episode 1 – Exile on Main Street

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I’ve been watching Supernatural from almost the very beginning, and it has become my measuring stick for all media of the supernatural variety. This was the first show this season (of the ones I watch anyhow) to have a time jump episode (both are one year time jumps). At first I’ve had some skepticism about Dean being a family man, but am starting to believe his tough boy image was partially a cover. I can understand why Bobby and Sam didn’t want Dean to know Sam had come back, but I also think they should have known Dean couldn’t admit Sam was dead. Which leads to two questions: 1) How did Sam come back? and 2) Where’s Castiel? I wonder if those two are related. My initial guess is that Cas pulled Sam out. We shall see. it’s interesting to compare the end of this episode with the end of the first episode of season 1: it’s as though Sam and Dean traded roles. It’s looking like their grandpa is a gen. I wonder if that’s a result of the apocalypse, or if he actually went to Hell and not Heaven. He was a demon hunter, so I could see either.

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