Jerry is so good to us...
He had some interesting responses to the pattern. Most people looking at the far wall and seeing perhaps a code of some sort (I really hoped it was that!). Turns out it's those crosses the windows make. @superwiki picked it up. :)
I like the way the lighting emphasising those crosses (now we know they are there they stand out!). I love that this kind of thought is put into the sets.These shots are awesome:
Dead Deans. Great CGI.
These high angle shots make my nether's quiver and touches me right where my bathing suit goes.
I was curious about that lighting pattern on the floor. They can't create that without having a pattern like that somewhere above them. Of course I had to check it out and...of course
that pattern is there! (they've really thought this gorgeous set out). Very cool!
I wonder if that's "natural" light - like a sky light or if it's part of the lighting in the bunker. Either way - it's beautiful. Adore that table!
Speaking of beautiful...
I love how the music ended just short of the actual end. Created a poignancy I felt. I like that it's clearly autumn (err, fall), maybe symbolising a change.
Now, speaking of music. I have to chat about the title of the episode. Usually it's pretty obvious what the title is referring to. They mostly use song, movie, book or TV show titles in some form. I've been pondering this title because it didn't immediately leap out.
The song is used beautifully at the end. I assume Robbie had that in mind all along, but I wondered who and what he was referring to.
The lyrics that were used in the episode:... is the undisputed truth
But I have to have things my own way to keep me in my youth
Like a ship without an anchor, like a slave without a chain
Just the thought of those sweet ladies sends a shiver through my veins
And I will go on shining, shining like brand new
I'll never look behind me, my troubles will be few
Goodbye stranger it's been nice, hope you find your paradise
Tried to see your point of view, hope your dreams will all come true
Goodbye Mary, goodbye Jane, will we ever meet again
Feel no sorrow, feel no shame, come tomorrow, feel no pain
Sweet devotion (Goodbye Mary), it's not for me (Goodbye Jane)
Just give me motion (Will we ever)
I figure we can take them in many different ways. When I heard "ship without and anchor, slave without a chain" I felt it was directly relating to Sam and Dean and how Dean will be Sam's anchor during the trials. It also made me think of Sam promising Dean he isn't going to lie anymore - like a goodbye to an old habit.
I think it could also refer to Cas. He's been a "stranger" so many times during the series - "so which Cas are you now?". He said he was back to just him so maybe it's about saying goodbye to his past. Time to move on. If I thought he wasn't going to be any more eps this season then it might signal a good-bye until next year (I can't imagine them solving the demon and angel tablet story line in 6 episodes). I don't know if he's back or not. I'm not spoilerphobe about it, I just haven't read anything.
I think the Feel no sorrow, feel no shame, come tomorrow, feel no pain, Sweet devotion (Goodbye Mary), it's not for me (Goodbye Jane)
fits nicely with him. Can I push it and say Mary and Jane are Sam and Dean? *ducks* probably not.
Probably, mostly importantly, it was good-bye to Meg. Meg has been a bit of a strange these past few years. Starting off in one persona (pure evil), ending on another . She's the longest running secondary character (she appeared even before Bobby) so it might be her good-bye song.
Whatever it meant I think it was a great choice. Nice to see music being used in the show like this.
Finally, I love the smile Dean gives Sam when Sam's suggested he spend some time with Miss October. That whole scene was a sheer delight.
Thanks show for being awesome.