You're weirding me out. ANOTHER episode where the boys aren't fighting or being mean to each other? I can see what you are doing here. You're not fooling me!
Yours with my happy but suspicious face on.
PS: AND you're giving us awesome secondary characters and not killing them off. Stop that! (or actually, please don't).
I haven't much more to say that hasn't already been said about this one. As I'm later in writing this up, I've had a chance to read a few reviews and I pretty much agree with a lot I've read. That being:
- Jody and Donna are awesome
- Flesh eating vampires are stupid and WTF is with that?
- Unconscious boys AGAIN! Amateurs and their brains must be mush by now
- Jody and Sam talking together = yay! And Dean and Jody having a little moment = yay!
- Sam and Dean being great together = yay!
- Monologuing monster at the end = *boo*
I enjoyed this episode a lot. The MoTW was pretty lame and kind of ridiculous but the heart of the episode was Jody and Donna and I love that combination SO VERY MUCH that I don't really care that the way they set up the monster mystery was stoopid. I also loved Sam and Dean just being partners and brothers and hunters (amateur hunters still though because *doh* look out behind you!).
Dean's revelation at the end also seems really weird to me. WE know the Mark will ultimately have an effect on Dean, so him claiming that it's the first time he's killed that he felt like himself (and not Mark driven) is kind of strange. Unless we have to know that because something
is going to trigger the Mark for it to become "active" again? Perhaps it's a set up for episodes to come.
The thing is, I totally believed Dean was telling the truth. Also, the show seemed to want us to believe Dean was telling the truth. They didn't linger on the way he killed those vamps and Jensen was selling it as Dean telling the truth. Sam is wary (of course!), but it seems to me that either it was a mishandled scene (in that we're supposed to think that Dean is lying) or it's a signal that the Mark really is diminishing and Dean really is feeling like himself again (which YES! I feel like we have been seeing the "real" Dean for a couple of episodes now). But then we get the shot of Dean holding his arm so….argh! No idea what they were trying to do there, other than give us a BM moment for the sake of it.
The underlying theme this week seemed to be fighting the monster inside you (the way the sheriff vamp tried to do) much the same as the Shapeshifter one. So I'd say paralleling Dean trying to fight his inner demon and Sam (hopefully) helping him fight it.
And, weirdly, even though I've been really enjoying these "lighter" eps, I'm now looking forward to something a bit darker and edgier.
I haven't watched next week's promo. I've seen some images but I'm trying to stay unspoiled so I can enjoy it that bit more.
(oh, and I still hate Sam's hair. The fact that I get distracted by how bad it looks during an episode makes me want to weep slightly. But, I brush it off because that would be far too shallow for me to be worried about such a trivial thing. Whaaaaa).
I thought 10.08 was
Awesome! Loved all of it!
Pretty good. Enjoyed much of it.
Ok. Had some nice moments but not enough to be great.
Meh. Didn't grab me.
Nope. I had to keep myself awake.