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Picspam Reaction: Supernatural 6.13
Contains profanity, random film studies waffle and a little booze.

Spoiler and Spec Summary

Nothing, except from the TV listing (which I managed to avoid the title but not the synopsis, I have no idea), Sam remembers stuff and Dean... does something. My memory is going. Blah.

The Samnesia (har har har) arc is bound to progress at a fairly fast clip given how much of the season is left, and being told by an angel "Yeah, you were soulless and a real jerk, but you were an oddly good investigator in a sociopathic genius kind of way" doesn't have the same impact as remembering nasty things done from a first person perspective. Plus, Castiel's been busy fighting a war (which how is that going anyway?), so he won't have known all the messed up details of the life of Soulless Sammy. So! Incoming flashbacks, guilt and angst! It's Friday! \o/



Picspam Reaction, with speculation and randomness for Supernatural 6.13 - Unforgiven

Live reaction again. *handwaves VCR* And tonight, apropos of nothing more than having a crap past few weeks in general and an exceptionally crap work week in particular, I am drinking a couple of hard ciders (7% alcohol, wahey!) which either means this reaction post will be extra loopy or I will fall asleep mid-episode or it will have no effect at all. WE SHALL SEE.


-Skiiiipping the Then.

-Bristol, Rhode Island. Is there a map somewhere with all the states the boys have had cases? How many states are missing, I wonder?

-Oh. One year ago. Ah. That'll teach me to think ahead of the chyron.

-Flashback. Sam's shooting things and Grandpa Campbell's not happy.

-Soulless Sam is a little more... expressive of his rage issues.
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-Title, hello. "Unforgiven" Very useful to the theme of the evening, and also a damn fine Metallica song. Multi-purpose title, I like.

-Cider induces mental coasting. Hm. Shall have to finish up the cider and coast less. :-P

-"Bristol Rhode Island, where memories are made." Ha. Hahahahahaha. Given the TV listing synopsis, very cute show. You scare me with your subtle. Also, a town with no qualms about featuring a lighthouse-sized cephalopod on their town sign. Are we going to get a sea monster snatching people? Maybe Chthonic fish-men or maybe something else? I mean we've had dragons so far this year, unleash the freaking kraken!
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-A flashback-inducing octopus, even.
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-Written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin, two who we've been seeing a lot.

-Okay, if it doesn't happen in the episode, it happened somehow. On the sign: "Sea Captain's Challenge. Eat a whole 72 oz surf and turf, get it free." You know Dean would have to try. Also, while I get the pirate theme, featuring a skull and crossbones prominently on your menu may not be a good way of boosting sales.
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-Directed by David Barrett. Not ringing an immediate bell. Quick Google says he's done bunches of stuff including Moonlight, Cold Case and E-Ring, but this might be his first Supernatural outing.

-Yep, prior case in town, likely to be recognized (and possibly arrested for assaulting an officer.) She looks really familiar... but in a Canadian content sort of way, like she's on a Canadian show somewhere.
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-See! See!! What did I say! Dean has to! It'd be practically unDeanlike not to! And the pirate hat!
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-"Sex rehab. You've heard of plushies, right?" *chokes on cider*

-Ah. Well. That explains the dirty looks from the woman's spouse. Naughty Soulless Sam.
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-Sam quoting John at Dean. There's something very heartwarming about that, even though it's no doubt going to get them in trouble.
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-"I'll follow up with the brunettes, you see what you get from the cops." Um. Arrested. No doubt.

-Oooo. Nice business card. Font's a bit dodgy on the "Federal Bureau of Investigations" part, but over all, pretty darn cool.
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-"About yay high?" *snerk* Bwahahahahahahahah! Oh Dean. Don't sell yourself shor- um. Under-tall.
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-"Loud. And athletic." Oh dear. That's not in the FBI standard witness interview manual at all. XD
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-Oh my god, what the hell is Sam driving?? O.o
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-Also, while I'm here, tie report: Dean's wearing the lightest-colored tie I've seen him wearing, Sam seems to be wearing a darker shade, but very similar in the spacing of stripes, which are going the same direction. Haven't had the ties in the same shot yet, but if things go as I suspect, Sam's not going to be joining Dean on too many witness interviews this evening.

-"Hold it right there!" *pauses for a full minute to LAUGH LIKE A LUNATIC* Yeah. Hi. Punched a cop, probably left behind some dead things or people and burned a bunch of stuff, back in town, walking right up to the local cop shop, possibly in the same damned suit. Sam may have his soul back, but it's suppressing his common sense. *facepalm*
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-Or as the good officer puts it, "dumb as a sack of hair." *nods*

-"Are you telling me you have some sort of amnesia?" SAMNESIA!! Just, you know, 'cause.

-Moment of film studies. Sam's face, half light and half dark. I've mentioned this before a few times in previous reactions, it's a very classical way of denoting insanity, ambivalence, dual nature of a personality or deceit. Nifty. Very pronounced on Sam, far more than the usual lighting issues would allow, and continues through this entire discussion with the missing Sheriff's spouse, so, yes, deliberate. Very nifty. Well-played, David Barrett.
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-Out of cider, switching to cranberry juice and club soda.

-Pft. Yeah. New victim inbound. At least get a flashlight before heading down the unexpectedly darkened cellar stairs. A big one, with a metal casing that can double as a bludgeon would be ideal, but failing that, at least a penlight so you can see the foul creature about to disappear you to death or whatever.
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-Heh. That hand grabbing her leg actually made me jump, even though I knew it was coming. Side effect of cider consumption: susceptibility to soundtrack 'string zings'.

-Right. So, Sam? Now that you've not only been identified as 'hey it's that guy from a year ago who punched a cop/made people disappear/boinked half the town/etc etc', and added an extremely fake breakout to the reasons the local authorities have to kick your butt, how do you plan on continuing the investigation in this town? It is a good thing they are staying at an abandoned house of some kind and not a hotel for this case. Well-covered in the logic department on the paper trail aspect as far as covering plot-holes in advance is concerned, though if the authorities track you there, you are very highly screwed. Also, there should be a very interesting conversation with Dean coming up very soon here.

-"So how's it feel to be a fugitive again?" Hee. Yeah. Dean has many many ways of saying 'I told you so'. Including "I told you so." Several times. XD

-"I'll go, you stay." *giggles* Blurry, yet cute.
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-'Yeah, sure, I'll stay'/*car door shuts*/Sam takes off. Sigh. Couldn't he have kept the common sense and tactical savvy of being soulless? Along with the evil hair? No? Ah well. Sam's cute when he's being an idiot.
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-"It's a trap, for you." Ooo. Okay, wasn't expecting that, probably should have noticed the connection before, but I blame the cider. In other news, intense!phone!Dean is intense.
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-"Family just slows you down." Ow. Soulless. Yeah.

-Oooo. Cocoons? Ewww...

-Arachne. Um. Mythological implications aside, that name along with the cocoon-type things, I figure giant spiders and, um, egg-laying like in Aliens, maybe? Would give a good reason for the "Samuel standing looking uncomfortable while Sammy goes around calmly shooting things" from the earlier flashback of the show.

-"We make it come to us." Oh dear.

-"I'm sure he died a hero." Sure! Bait can be heroes too. *nods*
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-Um. Thaaaaat's not snow.... D-:
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-Being worried about Sam has impaired Dean's internal freak-o-meter. 'HOLY CRAP EVERYTHING IS COVERED IN WEBS- oh wait there's Sam not dead, yay!'
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-And now Dean's rockin' the chiaroscuro. We're conflicted all over, we are. Anyone surprised?
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-"I'm staying here, and I need you to back me up." Oh, god, it's the Lucky Charms face. Dean's doomed.
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-WALL O' CRAZY! WALL O' CRAZY! HOLY CRAP, IT'S A WALL O' CRAZY! We haven't had a good wall o' crazy in ages! :-D
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(Niiiiice, shot through the web of connections, looking like he's imprisoned or something, very, very cool.)

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-GAAAAAH!!! FREAKY EYEBALL OF A NEW VARIETY!!! So it's less 'lay eggs that will eat the victim alive' and more 'turn the victim into a freaky spider-monster. GYAAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHA. *full body cringe*
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-Yep, like I thought, Soulless Sammy used Roy as bait without his knowledge. Soullessness does have its downsides. Pragmatism run amok.

-I have got to say, I love the geometry and contrast they are working in some of these black and white shots. Very cool.
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-Handy when a monster's lair comes pre-supplied with cans of gasoline.
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-Grandpa Campbell startling backwards and landing on his ass is unbelievably funny to me right now. I've re-played it four times. "GASP!"/ZOMG!SCRAMBLE!THUMP! I blame the cider.

-Just in case there was any doubt, Grandpa Campbell does carry the family gene for looking badass while shooting things.
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-Fastest. Beheading. Ever. With the least drama. Which of course means it's not over.

-"We couldn't have done it without you. You're a hero." *blam* Fuuuuuuu... yeah. Soulless. I'm seeing it now.

-Maybe it was snow... just really unconvincing snow that looked a lot like webs....
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-"Roy?" GAAAAAAH!!!! DUDE!!! THAT'S NOT YOUR SPOUSE IT'S A SPIDER-ZOMBIE!!! RUN!!! D-:
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-"I love you." He's not mindless though. Well, crap. She's really screwed.

-Okay, yeah, really fake blow-on snow. Not webs. Which means Dean isn't quite as completely oblivious as he might have been, so yay!
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-Yeah. Monsters can use bait too. In this case, one emotionally distraught person to distract the recently ensouled guy with a major league dose of the guilts from using her spouse to catch a monster, getting him infected with spider-monster-itis and then shooting him in the head. And burning him. And yet evidently still not killing him. Geeez. If you are going to euthanize your unwitting tool and his fellow victims, make sure they're all actually dead. O.o
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-SAM AND DEAN ARE TIED UP IMMOBILIZED AND ABOUT TO BE LECTURED AT BY A MONSTER! WHAT DAY IS IT? \o/
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-Or more like the monster lectures Sam, ignores Dean, and gets his ass handed to him eventually. I mean Evil Overlord's Handbook rules on monologging aside, there's got to be a rule in the Supernatural Monster handbook that says, "Do not ignore Dean Winchester or you will die."

-Also, I'm so sorry, really, it just paused like this and for some reason I was compelled to make a cap. No idea why at all. *innocent blinking*
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-Dean's getting choked, and I think Sam was thrown into a wall earlier. A bit backwards from the norm, but it is definitely Thursday Friday regardless.
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-"I am so sorry." Ya know, all things considered, I don't think that's going to cut it for Brenna, Sam, but I don't think Hallmark makes a "Sorry I used your husband as bait, got him turned into a spider-monster and maimed him horribly while I was soulless, then ended up killing hm in front of you with the machete you freed me with" card. Though they should as there's obviously an untapped market there. Sam, in lieu of situationally appropriate Hallmark, maybe try a carrot cake?
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-Oh crap! Seizures, what the hell??? I thought it was weird that the shot wasn't cutting back to Sam, but I was not expecting seizures!! O.O

-OH CRAP! DON'T SCRATCH THE WALL! LISTEN TO DEATH!! DON'T SCRATCH THE GODDAMN WALL!!! O.O
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Well. We seem to be progressing along the Samnesia/Hell Wall arc quite rapidly. That caught me by surprise. I blame the cider. O.O

All in all, an okay monster of the week episode, with development along the Sam arc, and introducing yet another monster sub-type trying to increase their population, which ties into the whole 'monsters building armies for mom' thing mentioned in earlier episodes a few times this season. I'm guessing the next stop is back to Bobby's to get Sam back in the Apocalypse bunker until he recovers from the seizure or possibly being comatose and locked in memories of Hell? Which would suck for poor Sam. And by extension, Dean. Don't confirm or deny that if you know. I haven't seen the promo and I intend to keep it that way.



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irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: February 12th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you supplied me with the name of the director! I didn't notice it, but DID notice how fantastic the direction was!

Samnesia! *snerk*

Death sucks at construction work. I thought his wall would hold up at least till the season finale! I'm really glad that's not the way they're headed if this truly is the wall collapsing and not just Sam having a "moment"!

While I really loved this episode, all the way through I just kept thinking, "Why don't they ring Grampa Sammy to find out what happened?" I know they're not exactly best buds but still.

I wasn't expecting them to show us Sam in Hell, seeing as how they already did the same thing with Dean. Maybe they're going for symmetry. Or they're just trying to make the Sam Girls happy!

And I just have to add, "Poop deck." Snigger.

caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 12th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you supplied me with the name of the director! I didn't notice it, but DID notice how fantastic the direction was!

He really did a good job.

Samnesia! *snerk*

I'm certain someone else must have come up with that before me, but it was too cute not to use.

While I really loved this episode, all the way through I just kept thinking, "Why don't they ring Grampa Sammy to find out what happened?" I know they're not exactly best buds but still.

Last time they talked to Grandpa was 6.10, Caged Heat, and if I recall he sold them out to Crowley, so I don't know if they'd be too keen on having anything to do with him or trusting anything he says for a long while. Plus he may have his own issues to deal with now that Crowley's been eliminated and dropped off the grid for his own safety.

And I just have to add, "Poop deck." Snigger.

Even if Dean didn't need to use it, he'd use it anyway, just because he's Dean, and four.
cece_away From: cece_away Date: February 12th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your observations crack me up. So funny and stocked with good points.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 12th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, I try!
borgmama1of5 From: borgmama1of5 Date: February 12th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your recaps are fun to read.

Maybe it's the cider. :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 12th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cider is very rarely involved though. I don't usually drink at all, I think the last time would have been a recap several months ago where I was certain Bobby was going to get killed.
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: February 12th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should have cider while doing reviews more often--kidding;) I love the b&w, but you know chiaroscouro makes me smile. I agree they did do quite a lovely job with the lightning this ep--and the sign cracked me up.

There really is nothing you can say to someone after such a horrific incident, but Sam just can't help himself.

It is helpful when the monsters monologue, and we watch the IQ points drift away..lol

The basement, oh yes, there was the shaking of heads and rolling eyes there:P

So as to the wall, and minus my cursing at the screen, I am wondering if Death and his machinations, made the wall to unravell that quickly and why. And who else is involved in that idea.

I completely agree with that one cap of Dean, and the face..*wink*

Must listen to Unforgiven by Apocalyptica now.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 13th, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should have cider while doing reviews more often--kidding;)

The cider didn't have much of an effect beyond making me a trifle unobservant. My alcohol tolerance is scary for a person who never drinks.

I love the b&w, but you know chiaroscouro makes me smile. I agree they did do quite a lovely job with the lightning this ep--and the sign cracked me up.

That sign, seriously, if you put a giant octopus on your town sign, there damn well better be a giant octopus! *huffs* XD

There really is nothing you can say to someone after such a horrific incident, but Sam just can't help himself.

Very true.

It is helpful when the monsters monologue, and we watch the IQ points drift away..lol

Ah, yes, the 'now that I have you exactly where I want you let me explain my entire plan, how you have wronged me and why you must die' monolog. Useful for covering the escape machinations of the heroes. He was new to the 'being a monster' thing though, so it was a rookie error more than arrogance.

The basement, oh yes, there was the shaking of heads and rolling eyes there:P

All monsters aside, that was how mom broke her hip quite a few years ago. It's not just monsters that'll get you in a dark basement.

So as to the wall, and minus my cursing at the screen, I am wondering if Death and his machinations, made the wall to unravell that quickly and why. And who else is involved in that idea.

Well, Death wants Dean to investigate something relating to the nature and worth of the soul, I believe he said before the hiatus, though with the intervening Sam coma and subsequent events, he's kind of gotten distracted from that mandate. I anticipate a minor course correction from Death to come in near-future episodes, so maybe this is part of keeping them on track.

I completely agree with that one cap of Dean, and the face..*wink*

I paused to type a note and there it was. It was fate or something. XD

Must listen to Unforgiven by Apocalyptica now.

I don't have any Apocalyptica it seems, I'll have to go rummage around youtube and give them a try. :-)
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: February 13th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm I believe I can fix the Apocalyptica, if you want a couple of them, I think they may be in mediaplayer format though, so conversion would be needed.

I remember Death's hint about the soul, and I agree things are going to accelerate soon, since the timeline is a little compressed.

Basements are indeed dangerous places, I always dreaded going down to get a popsicle at night when I was young;) I am sorry that your mom broke her hip though--dangerous stairs?
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 13th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
No worries on Apocalyptica, I've got my own methods. Mediaplayer formats don't cooperate with iTunes. :-/

Death is going to need to send in the clue-bat soon to keep the boys on the rails. They're soaking in clues and data, but don't seem to be even trying to integrate them into any kind of theory. I wonder if Sam even knows about the little conversation Dean had in Bobby's kitchen with Death.

Not dangerous stairs so much as completely unfamiliar ones at a relative's house. this was about ten years ago, so she's long mended.
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: February 13th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahh right, then ignore the email I just sent..lol

Clue-bat should be felt. Nothing cohesive enough yet, definitely. I am still pondering the "mother of all" as well. I am thinking Sumerian perhaps? Ereshkigal(taken to the underworld and made queen) or Innana personification of the evening/morning star, triple goddess...

I don't know, just blowing smoke here lol

Unfamiliar stairs, gotcha.
silverblaze85 From: silverblaze85 Date: February 13th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC) (Link)
*sigh of relief* So I wasn't the only one spazzing over the spider webs ALL OVER THE YARD, and the boys just like, Eh, whatever, and then felt like a moron when it was just snow.

If your monster is arachnid-based, please, for the love of the Impala, use better snow. :/

And everyone else on my flist is quivering over, and I quote: "Sam's ass shot". Apparently there's a great shot of his tush getting out of a car? I've yet to see it, despite viewing this epi 4 times now. *sighs* Sad. Let me know if you find it!!

And the 'bitch' offering! I was sooo sad Sammy didn't take it!! *whimpers* And I laughed at first, because the 'thud' from Sam falling was just funny that way. But I -really- hope the walls not collapsing already. Because really? We're only halfway in. Not cool. I was expecting lots of drama-angst closer to the finale, not already!!

*sniggers* Poop deck.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 13th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sigh of relief* So I wasn't the only one spazzing over the spider webs ALL OVER THE YARD, and the boys just like, Eh, whatever, and then felt like a moron when it was just snow. If your monster is arachnid-based, please, for the love of the Impala, use better snow. :/

In the show's defense, that may have been the night of the freak Vancouver snow-storm and they may have been improvising as fast as they could. That spray-on snow is pretty woeful whether there were spider-monsters or not though.

And everyone else on my flist is quivering over, and I quote: "Sam's ass shot". Apparently there's a great shot of his tush getting out of a car? I've yet to see it, despite viewing this epi 4 times now. *sighs* Sad. Let me know if you find it!!

I didn't find any shot of Sam's ass notable in the episode, though, sadly, I don't seem to be attuned to anyone's ass shots unless there's a fight scene on weaponry involved.

And the 'bitch' offering! I was sooo sad Sammy didn't take it!! *whimpers* And I laughed at first, because the 'thud' from Sam falling was just funny that way. But I -really- hope the walls not collapsing already. Because really? We're only halfway in. Not cool. I was expecting lots of drama-angst closer to the finale, not already!!

I think it's going to be just a hint of what will happen if Sam keeps poking at things, and maybe to get them back on track for that investigation of souls Death mentioned at the end of 6.11. I doubt they'd have the wall entirely collapse so soon, unless there's something even bigger coming to circumvent it, but we'll see.
rieyll From: rieyll Date: February 14th, 2011 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I must admit, my favourite part of this episode was when Spider-Roy was venting at Sam, and Dean was trying to cut loose, and there were many close up shots of Dean's super intense I'm-sawing-through-spider-webbing-with-a-piece-of-glass face. You know, that face you so happened to cap for no reason at all.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 14th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Jensen does do some very fine intense faces. Not often they're aimed so directly at the camera though.
malevolent73 From: malevolent73 Date: February 28th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Appropriate that I read this while a bit tipsy. LOL I need these recaps now more than ever as I try to rapidly catch up. I watched the last episode on my freaking phone. It was considerably less enjoyable. :\ This one was online and didn't crap out too much so I count it as a win. :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 28th, 2011 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I rarely ever drink, but it seems not to have damaged the reaction post too much. You're just getting to 6.13 now? Ouch. If the CW is falling down on getting them online, maybe alternative methods are in order? I mean even iTunes manages to get it up by Monday usually.
malevolent73 From: malevolent73 Date: February 28th, 2011 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't drink TO often but I enjoy it when I do. LOL

There are other obstacles to Show. Like a jealous freak ass spouse. My comp is still dead so I'm using his (yay for incognito browsing! Google chrome is my friend) and I'm not fond of DL anything to it and then deleting all traces afterwards. There also is no time to watch except late at night which is when I want to go to bed. Ha. Slowly but surely I'll get them watched. And then I'll solidify them in my brain with your recap. Problem solved! ;)
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