I had a huge reaction post written out but decided it was far too negative and started to make me cry so I decided not to post it.
I will say that I didn't mind watching the episode (made all the better because I had zebra363
with me) but in all honesty it left me feeling pretty much nothing. Empty. Blank. Perhaps a bit annoyed, frustrated and sad.
I love these characters too much to see them wasted like this. To have them at odds all season just so we can have "near" apology scenes and confessions of "I lied". :(
For a whole season to mean absolutely nothing. To have gone absolutely no where. *sobs* (and not the good *sobs* - only S8 and S9 have reduced me to tears over loss of the show I fell in love with).
I need more time to process. I'm sure I will shake these blues away and find something salvageable here.
Though I'm thinking until Carver leaves I'll never see the Sam and Dean I grew to love.
I'd say they've already created their spin off. We watched it this season.
(PS: please, if you loved it and want to squee please feel free. I need to know it's worth hanging on to. I need to know that this is just all part of a plan to build this show back to something we recognise. I need to know that they didn't make Sam say important stuff only to have it completely and utterly ignored for a reason. I need to know that this hasn't just become the worst, predictable, most boring, fan servicing pile of... )