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Supernatural 30 Day Challenge 
27th-Sep-2013 07:34 pm
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Day 15: Episode that makes you cry



There is one episode that genuinely made me sob my wee heart out. I was so upset I took myself off to a park bench by the river to contemplate the meaning of it all. I was not, however, crying in response to something I probably should have been crying about (someone dying for example) but rather because I hated the episode so much it felt like a massive turning point. I actually thought my love affair with SPN was over.

That episode was Citizen Fang. I'm not going to rehash all those feelings now. They are here if you want to know what I am talking about. Perhaps a touch over dramatic, now that I look back - but wow. I've never reacted to TV like that before. I honestly thought it was time to say goodbye and man, the feels...:((. Luckily it was short lived and I found myself (mostly) in love again..:D

Now for eps that actually made me cry because...sadness!

Top of my list is Ellen and Jo's death in Abandon All Hope. I felt Ellen's anguish. Probably because I'm a mother of a girl it really hit home. Samantha and Alona gave stella performances and the moment was beautifully handled. Ellen's "kick it in the ass" also brings a tear knowing it was for the late Kim Manners.

Other moments that I might have had something in my eye: Bobby's death, Dean crying over Sam's dead body, Dean's death, Sam and Dean beating each other up in Levee Breaks, Dean recalling hell in Heaven and Hell, Dean throwing away the amulet (still in tears!!) and pretty much any time the boys cry.
Comments 
27th-Sep-2013 12:18 pm (UTC)
Dean throwing the amulet away? Not sure how I missed that one! Even though the moment didn't actually make me cry . . . it made me WANT to cry. If that makes any sense.

I agree 100% with the rest of your choices, though.
27th-Sep-2013 12:49 pm (UTC)
it made me WANT to cry. If that makes any sense.

Yes it makes perfect sense. I can't remember if I actually cried (though...um...I think I might have...) but whenever I think of it makes me want to bawl like a baby!

27th-Sep-2013 12:32 pm (UTC)
I admit, I tear up quite easily when I watch TV, but not many shows manage to reduce me to a complete sobbing mess for hours on end like Supernatural does. Episodes like All Hell Breaks Loose, No Rest For The Wicked, Swan Song or Death's Door made me cry just thinking about them days after the episodes aired. There are many little moments, too, that make me break out in tears (or at least tear up), but there are way too many to list them all. However, I also cry happy tears when positive things happen to or between the characters. I guess that, given Sam and Dean's bleak lives, positive, happy moments result in such a strong sense of relief (from the angst) that it results in an emotional overflow. LOL
27th-Sep-2013 12:52 pm (UTC)
Happy tears are nice tears. :)

I think I that mix of happy and sad when Bobby was remembering Sam and Dean squabbling at the end of Death's Door. Happy to see the boys so happy and sad that Bobby was remembering that as he was dying...

For all its faults the show certainly knows how grab our hearts and squeeze them until they burst.
27th-Sep-2013 08:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, that was a fabulously heartbreaking moment, it was so lovely that Bobby loved and enjoyed Sam and Dean's company so much.
27th-Sep-2013 12:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad it was short lived. This place wouldn't be near as much fun without you. Hopefully this season will have been worth sticking it out for.

27th-Sep-2013 12:57 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it was short lived too. :) I can't believe that just the thought of breaking up with Show reduced me to real tears.

And I think this season will be worth sticking it out for. I have a good feeling...;)
27th-Sep-2013 12:50 pm (UTC)
I think the episode I cried the most was also Ellen and Jo, just fantastic performances from everyone and so heartbreaking.
27th-Sep-2013 01:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah - definitely a real tear jerker. The performances were wonderful.
27th-Sep-2013 01:44 pm (UTC)
I had that moment of being sure I was done in S5. All through S4, I was afraid we were on a road toward breaking up, and at the end of S4, I was very unhappy. The first episode of S5 was sort of the death knell, and 5.04 was me walking out the door.

Then Dean had to go and make a deal with Death to get Sam's soul back, the jerk.
28th-Sep-2013 12:52 am (UTC)
Those damn boys and the sacrifices they make for each other...

drawing us back in....
27th-Sep-2013 02:50 pm (UTC)
I don't think I tear up that easily so the fact I have multiple times to list says it all really about how much this show has gotten to me.

I cried when Sam 'died' at the end of All Hell Breaks Loose Part I that scene was acted superbly and Dean's despair broke my heart :(, I also teared up during Sam's scene with young!John and Mary's scene with the boys in The Song Remains the Same. Swan Song is just one big blubbering mess for me as is Death's Door. I nearly but managed to stop myself from crying when Cas admitted he was suicidal in Hunteri Heroici

Edited at 2013-09-28 12:21 am (UTC)
28th-Sep-2013 12:54 am (UTC)
Oh yes - Song Remains the Same....I teared up over that one also. :((
27th-Sep-2013 04:14 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I don't think I commented on your sad, sad post! I feel like I wasn't there for you in your time of need. Probably because I was too in a tailspin myself from the season.

Or maybe I commented on a later post to the same effect. Anyway, I'm sending you retroactive love now! {{{{{}}}}}
28th-Sep-2013 12:58 am (UTC)
You were there for me during those stressful times honey! I think we were sharing similar feelings around that time (though up until that episode I was still holding on in the hope that what we were seeing was an hallucination or something....).

*hugs* It still stings...

28th-Sep-2013 03:17 am (UTC)
<3 <3 <3

The sad thing is I am not sure if I'm back on board. When I couldn't get excited about the promo pics, I started to wonder if my love was totally dead. I guess I'll just have to see...
28th-Sep-2013 07:46 am (UTC)
That IS sad! (though...not entirely unexpected...). It might kick back in once the show starts again. Or not. In fact, it might be even worse...:(( Argh....

*fingers crossed* the love will be rekindled.

27th-Sep-2013 08:04 pm (UTC)
Awww! I'm so glad the love returned.
28th-Sep-2013 12:59 am (UTC)
Me tooooooo!:))
27th-Sep-2013 09:11 pm (UTC)
Hehe. Going by your first definition, for me it would be I Know What You Did Last Summer. Aka: The episode that broke my heart.
28th-Sep-2013 07:29 am (UTC)
Oh that's the one that did it for you? It's pretty hart breaking when you have that kind of reaction.

For me that episode at least gave Sam a chance to tell his side of the story and what happened to him while Dean was gone. S8 pretty much had zip in that area. (I've blocked out those flashbacks...)
28th-Sep-2013 01:45 am (UTC)
I cried hysterically -- and repeatedly with re-watchings -- over Sam's death in AHBL. Maybe more than I've ever cried over a television show ever. Ellen and Jo's death comes a close second, perhaps as you say because I'm the mother of a daughter and that just hit too close to home. Those were the all-out tear fests, but this Show makes me tear up surprisingly often. It really is a very emotional show, considering its leads are all supposedly no-chick-flick-moments dudes.
28th-Sep-2013 07:31 am (UTC)
I know!! Considering the no-chick-flick moments there sure are plenty of them. (something my husband reminds me of over and over...).
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