There were some fabulous shots in this episode, which is not surprising as Serge Ladouceur directed it.
Here's a little appreciation pic spam. :)
I have to start with this one because look at all those lights on in the bunker! Ceiling lights, wall lights and lamps. I suppose it makes sense considering they are underground (that little window wouldn't provide much light). I wonder if they get an electricity bill?
Nice shot of the lamp between them. It feels like a return to the warmth we saw earlier in the bunker. Having the brothers work so closely together is visual evidence that they have been able to put their differences aside at the moment.
Gorgeous sunset shot. It's probably a filter, but it sure looks pretty.
The lights on this building are fabulous. I have to figure that Serge isn't responsible for that but making the choice to have an exterior shot like this is. The blue and red of the building matching the blue and red on the flag. This also makes me think of heaven and hell.
This is my favourite. This whole scene is beautifully shot. That light through the trees is stunning.
It's curious that they chose to have Sam perched on the bench in this scene. A person being higher than another is usually about status (well, it is on the stage). Sam is tall anyway but to have him in a position that makes him even taller suggests he holds a certain level of power over Dean. I'm not sure if there's any message in that, or just that it looked interesting. It probably just looked awkward having them both sit on the bench - far too comfortable considering the state of their relationship.
Some atmosphere pools of light. These round lights are often used (the panic room, the "stone number one" warehouse and in Castiel's entrance in 4.01 come to mind). I also love Sam and Dean's looming shadows.
The Impala is so clean she can create reflections. Either there's lots of washing going on (please!) or that magical garage offers a free spit and polish service.
Facial lighting. *guh*
SO much love for this picture placement. It's so threatening. It's hard to tell if it's foreshadowing Sam's (potential) future or it was giving us an indication that someone was about to lose their head. I also love that it's Medusa - famous for her snake hair. Maybe it was just a way of poking a little fun at Jared. Whatever it means, it sure is cool.
So much love for this little moment. Isn't it curious how grounded the Impala makes Dean? They also share something - Dean's "marked" and so is his baby. It looks like Dean cares more about her than he does about himself. A lovely connection.
And how cool is this?!
This is freakin' awesome! I was curious why there was that "crown" outside of the apartment. I knew I had seen that sign somewhere before and lo and behold it's from the "King's Lair Motel" (2.15 Tall Tales).