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My review of the Supernatural episode “Clap Your Hands If You Believe” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!
“There’re so many things about this ep that were great or laugh-out-loud funny and I had such pleasure watching this one twice. Overall, I adored this episode in a way I haven’t in a long time. I like that Sam’s getting some great lines now. I love that Dean realizes how important Sam is to him, that is, Sam with a soul, which he wants to get back. Even if having a soul and being human means nothing but constant pain and sorrow. Which isn’t exactly true, being a human is pretty cool. There’s joy and happiness and hot chocolate and puppies, and along with watching cool shows like Show, and Stargate: Atlantis and Numb3rs and Starsky & Hutch that makes life worth living. Sure, bad things happen to good people, but that, along with the sorrow that comes when beloved shows are cancelled, is part and parcel of being alive. You can’t have the sweet without the bitter, after all.”
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My review for the Supernatural episode is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!
“Plus, Sam begs and asks and cajoles Dean to untie him. Dean says no, no, and not only that, hell no. So in a terrific little move, Sam shakes off the ropes from his wrists and with a twitch stands up and announces that, hey, I’m done being locked up, and you can’t hold me so you might as well fight with me. He refers to himself as “the soulless guy,” which cracked me up. In fact, I laughed a lot during this ep, at funny little comments the characters would say, almost to themselves, under their breath, as though muttering at the absurdity of their situation.”
My review of the Supernatural episode “You Can’t Handle the Truth” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!
“This week, Sam and Dean are on the hunt for the Magical McGuffin that causes people to ask for the truth, and, being unable to handle it, to kill themselves in violent and/or messy ways. I’ve already talked about the aforementioned Jane, and the dentist, and next up is Dean. Yes, indeed, he’s a victim of the week in his own right, and of course the reason why is that he wants to know the truth about Sam. Show has been leading up to the fact that there is “an unknown truth” (to quote the Unnamed Romulan Commander from The Enterprise Incident) about Sam. But, this being Show and this being TV, while Dean spends a lot of time on the phone, by the end of the ep, we still don’t know. I wanted to point that out now, so if you’ve not already seen the ep, you won’t get your hopes up.”
My review of the Supernatural episode “Live Free or Twihard” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!
“But, most importantly, we see Sam and Dean drinking beer together. It’s so unusual that Dean actually comments on it. He says, “When’s the last time we had a beer together anyway?” Sam, who doesn’t appear to appreciate the brotherly moment, doesn’t answer, but instead jerks his chin at the vampires he thinks he sees. So, what, like, you can tell someone’s a vampire just by looking at them now, Sam? In a bar full of people pretending to be vampires, you can spot the real ones? Pull the other ones, it’s got bells on. A vampire’s best strategy is fitting in with the local population, so I hardly think it’s likely, what Sam’s doing.”
My review of the Supernatural episode “Weekend at Bobby’s” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!
“After watching this ep, I still don’t like MB. I still think he’s overused, inorganic, and retconned. I still think he rescues Sam and Dean far too often, like, all the time, and I am so frakking tired of how he does the boys’ their research for them. But. If the glimpse I got of Bobby Singer in this episode is what Bobby-fans are seeing all the time? Then I can completely get why they adore him.”
My review for the Supernatural episode “The Third Man” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!
“More proof of this is Dean’s pleasure at having Sam back at his side. This is amply demonstrated when Sam’s bad boy has been bashed to bits in the angel puddle battle. Instead of commiserating with Sam, Dean says, casually, “Okay, silver lining.” Because, as you can see, if Sam has no car, he must sit in the Sam Seat once again, and join Dean inside the confines of the Impala as the two brothers rocket down the road. I get that Show felt it had to build up to this point in the story line, that they wanted to give us all a momentary concern to up the ante, but really. This is all we want, the rest of it is just window dressing.”
My review for the Supernatural episode “Two and a Half Men” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!
“Let’s talk about Lisa, which is just about as bad, because, frankly, I can’t seem to pin her down. Is she a good influence or is she just a millstone around Dean’s neck? She certainly seems to represent home and hearth, if not to Dean, then at least to the viewers, and yeah, to Sam. I’m pretty sure Dean likes her, is fond of her and Ben, and he really wants to keep them safe. But however many roots he’s planted, his feet seem mighty itchy. Otherwise, why would he come so quickly when Sam whistles for him? I’m not complaining, ye ken, I’m just pointing it out. Dean tries to be all coy over the phone, but even though Sam can’t see his face, he knows that even though Dean’s saying no, no with that lovely mouth of his, he’s saying yes, yes with his eyes. And his heart.”
My review of the Supernatural episode “Exile on Main St” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!
“I don’t think Show made Sam into Pod Sam accidentally, of course, so I figure there must be some reason for this shift in Sam. So maybe, like I said before, it has to do with what happened to him in hell. Or, in a more sinister vein, maybe he’s still Lucky; that inside of Sam the Morning Star is still calling the shots, and casting his hellish net to lure Dean into a sense of false security. He certainly has that “Hi, I’m Lucky on the inside” expression on his face when he hugs Dean, because Sam’s eyes are all green and glittery and he’s got that little smirk going on. (Which Padalecki does so well, every time; it makes me want to stand up shout.) Another red herring? I feel comfortable that Show will take it one way or the other, at least eventually.”
My review of the Supernatural episode “Swan Song” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!
“Sam and Dean drive off in the Impala. In the rain. There’s some cool chiaroscuro lighting on rain-dappled faces, and for me it really doesn’t get any better than this. The boys discuss Dean’s bad feelings about their plans, and then Sam talks seriously to Dean, but not about last words of goodbye. It’s not that all the words between them have been said and there’s nothing more to say. It’s that between them they are saying it, and have been saying it, hello, and goodbye, and I love you, every minute of every day. So there’s no point saying it if it’s already being said. I really liked this scene, obviously.”