The one that happened after Kripke's Five Year Plan...
I’ve been wanting to reflect on season six for a while now but I’ve decided instead to just say WHAT SHE SAID!missyjack
has written a brilliant review/overview of season six. She captures the very reasons why I was so excited by the season.
More than anything, it’s the acknowledgment that Show really gave us something special in its overall approach to the season - that being its noir focus. I seriously recommend taking the time to read the review. It highlights all the noir elements and cements for me why Show didn’t rest on its laurels this season. It was gutsy in its choices and clever in its delivery.
Sure, there were things I was disappointed with.
I thought the Campbell story line wasn’t explored as well as it could have been, they killed Rufus and we had 11 whole episodes of not!Sammy. But other than that I thought it was pretty damn solid.
I'm going to pinch dotfic
's idea and look at my wish list for S6 and see how close Show came to fulfilling it for me. (bold is what I typed back in Sept 2010)I would like to see the boys catch a break.
HA! What the fuck show did I think I was watching!?!? What a stupid thing to wish for...I want to see SMART boys.
Hmm....I remember writing this because in S5 we had a couple of episodes that really irked me because the boys were shown to be not-so-smart. There wasn't really an episode in S6 that I hated (not like S5's Swap Meat or Devil you Know type of hate). So at least there was that. They didn't get caught out because they were "stupid" ... I don't think. Not that I can remember. So ..um... tick.I want the boys to like each other again.
YES! WIN! I felt like they were beginning to genuinely like
each other again. Sure, sure they love each other to pieces but to want
to be together, to work, respect and trust each other? After Sam got his soul back they started to rebuild. \o/I'd like to be surprised.
YES! Soulless!Sam = complete surprise. And the finale....yep. No idea we were heading there. Also... Show showing us filming the Show!!? The ultimate in surprising. :DNo more guilt for Dean.
Whoa... that's a tricky one. I think Dean suffered a lot through S6. When I look back I see it more then I did when I was watching it. His losses were really huge. First Sam, then Lisa and Ben and finally Castiel. The guilt was there and so was the pain but I also saw a stronger Dean. I'm sticking to my belief that both boys grew up through S6. Mainly in the way they handled everything. War weary maybe, but also showing strength through experience.No more Sam-is-a-bad-little-brother.
*yikes* Holy crap. Could Sam have been any more the "bad little brother"?! I will NEVER get over the look on Sam's face when he watched Dean be turned. That KILLED me. Sam was the ultimate bad little brother in those first 11 episodes. It was excruciating to watch at times. Even though we knew something was wrong some of Sam's actions were hard to forgive. But I loved that Dean did forgive him (well, after beating the crap out of him ) and Sam didn't angst over it all too much. (see above re character growth..). No More "not-exactly-sure-what-to-do-with-Castiel".
YAY! Big tick. Cas became part of the overall story arc and even had his own development. I actually loved Cas's story in S6. I loved that he "turned" and was torn (like Sam was in s4) between what he feels he must do to win the war and what is probably "right". Washing the Impala
Hmm... no. But I live in hope. :)Mothman
Still like them to tackle this one.Seriously spooky episodes (Amityville type creepy).
Hmmmm.... don't think anything fit that bill. To date "Family Remains" and "Bloody Mary are the only ones that fit that bill. Still hope for truly spooky eps...(not just gore..)Grand Canyon (I know... not gonna happen)
Yep. Didn't happen.Mention (or, even return) of the amulet. (I know that's not gonna happen either..:( )
I still hold out hope.Hugging. Or at least lots of bro touching - of the h/c variety :D
Two hugs! One a killer because Sam wasn't really in it and the other.... WOOT! Best hug yet. And yay for bro touching of the h/c variety. Dean touching Sam when he collapsed at the end of Unforgiven. *hearts Show* for that one.
Not bad really, considering many of my wishes were far fetched.
I was going to post wishes for season seven, but I've blabbed enough so I think I will leave that for another day.
Happy? Surprised? Disappointed? Looking back... what did you think?