Last night's Supernatural

United States
November 9, 2007 7:05am CST
Supernatural seems to be setting up a pattern of dealing with the larger issues of the series in the first and last ten minutes of the episode, with the monster of the week sandwiched in between. But it looks like next week is going to deal more directly with the issues at hand, so we'll see how that goes. I thought the legend with the ship was prett boring, to be honest. But the interaction between the guys and Bela was interesting. I'm happy to see they pretty much squashed the idea of Dean hooking up with Bela by having her double cross them again. She's an interesting foil to the Winchesters, but I don't want to see her become more than that. Just like in the previous week, all the emotional impact of this episode came in the last five minutes. Though really, in my opinion, it was all boiled down to the look on Dean's face in the last shot. It was obvious he was fighting back tears, and not doing a very good job it.
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@xParanoiax (7005)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Okay...so I think the idea of Bella's character is interesting, especially because of the fact that she killed someone in her family. And I know she seems to be used to "the high life", which suggests she grew up that way, though it's possible I'm wrong on that. I do not, however, like her very much. She's got a killer wit, and her house is AWESOME, but other than that..she's trouble, and I don't want her anywhere near the Winchester boys. The Ghost Ship case was more filler than anything, I'm guessing. It seemed to focus more on the developement between the characters than anything. I knew Dean was gonna notice the bullet from The Colt missing, though I'm glad he didn't get upset that Sam killed her. As morally iffy as that was, I loved that Sam did that. I liked the Crossroads demon girl's character plenty, she brought interesting chemistry when talking to the boys..but she was annoying a little too, at least in that her games were getting a little old. My favorite part of last night's episode had to have been though, Sam's date with Gert. OMG it was adorable and hilarious. Poor Sammy, OMG though, it was just so..it was blossoming with emotion and forboding.
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• United States
10 Nov 07
Well, in the past it seems that Sam was always far more aware that the demons were possessed humans, and focused on not harming the human hosts if possible. This season we've seen him kill three human hosts and the demons within when he probably could have avoided it. At first I really did think the story was just filler, but after some more thought I wondered if the brother killing a brother story wasn't a bit of foreshadowing that Dean and Sam are going to end up on opposite sides of this battle.
• United States
10 Nov 07
Oh, Goddess. I'd hope not. I mean even if they do make it look like that later, I'd hope it wouldn't come down to one of the brothers dying. I'm not sure how I'd feel about Sammy going all evil though. I mean..I kinda like the glimpses I've seen of Sam's dark side for far..but if it would mean turning completely against his brother.. I just dunno. But if you'll remember, Dean was like that toward the beginning. If it's a monster, kill it. He worried alot less than Sam originally..now their roles in that sense are reversed. Dean's worried about doing it right, about saving lives..especially watching out for his little brother's -- this seemingly having all been rbought back into focus with his Dad being killed, and almost losing Sam..and now him dying himself..yet now, Sam's seemingly the way his brother was. Not exactly, no..but then again. How could his confrontation with the Crossroad's lady have ended? What would she do to Sam if he was willing to just drop it and leave? I've not heard of any other instance of someone calling her and then not making a deal..and as for the other two he killed. Well one had Dean by the throat and was trying to kill him, and the other one was talking to the one who was trying to kill Dean. It's possible that Sam was simply trying to protect his brother and didn't hear the "No, Sam wait!" in time. I don't know. It's very possible you're right. I really hope not, but yeah.
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• United States
10 Nov 07
I don't think the crossroad demon could take Sam. I think he's been "claimed" as it were by YED and none of the other demons can take out contracts on him. I have no basis for this, it's just a theory. I like your thoughts about the role reversal aspect here. What *would* be interesting if Sam and Dean were to have a rift in their relationship is to see Dean go through the same role reversal; step up to the plate and start doing the research, thinking through his actions, not being seen as just the brawn of the operation. They could reunite eventually on much more even ground.
• United States
9 Nov 07
I really love this show and don't want it going down the drain because of Bela or the the blonde demon chick. A love interest with either of those two would kill the show, in my opinion. Now, I'm not talking about concern for the other person's safety as last night show, but a actual love growing. I am also afraid it will boil down to the two brothers facing off for the fate of the world. It seems to be headed that way and I don't want it to do that.
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• United States
9 Nov 07
I agree. At least on this whole thing leading up to "Boys save the world" or for Bella to become a love interest. It's too cliche, and this show has so far been able to cleverly avoid cliches -- one of a number of reasons why I love it. It would kill the show, I think if it happened. BUT, I'm kindof putting "lets wait and see" attitude on the Ruby girl. We don't know enough about her to say what she'll turn out to be in this series, or if she did this or that if it would be bad.
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