?

Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile Previous Previous Next Next
Reaction: Supernatural 4.22 - now including other stuff!!! - CaffieneKittySpace
('i' before 'e' if you're looking for me)
caffienekitty
caffienekitty
Reaction: Supernatural 4.22 - now including other stuff!!!
Contains profanity and blithering.

Spoiler and Theorizing Timeline

-Mar 24 Something OMG-inducing that people are finding somewhat hard to believe they'll actually do is going to happen in the finale. Maybe. So like every other finale then. *hides*

-April 3 Title somewhere utterly random. "Lucifer Rising." Hm. Interesting parallel. I figure, (and have for a while, but haven't mentioned it much), that at the end of this Season, Sam and Dean will be apart, and apparently on opposite sides and working against each other. Dean will be hanging with Castiel, maybe, and Sam might be hanging around with Ruby or... other. But Dean will be trying to bring Sam back, out from under possession by Lucifer or similar nasty stuff, and Sam, under the possession, will be trying to keep himself and his activities away from Dean to protect him, or will be doing this all to be a stronger person to protect Dean, really, and they'll be apart because they really do care enough about each other to destroy the world, and, just... Gaaaaaah. *flails*



So! Season finale. One where Show has early renewal and Kripke knows he can kill us stone dead.

...I'm not ready for this. I'm not. Oh man.



Reaction, Meta, Spec, Pictures, Minor Film Technique Notations and Capslocking for Supernatural 4.22 - "Lucifer Rising"

I AM SO RIGHT!!! OMG.

Okay, breathing now. I have a massive headache and a nasty case of many kinds of ick (which had the unexpected side effect of work taking one look at me Thursday at 4:30 and telling me to stay home Friday, which never ever happens, but in this case did not help my capacity to squee because of the pain and the ick, but oh well) so my perceptions are well and truly hooped and this took far longer to type up than it should have and is about half the length it really needs to be, but seriously, EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

THERE ISN'T ENOUGH CAPSLOCK IN THE WORLD, GUYS!!!!


-MONTAGE! *glee*\o/

-Dean swearing to serve is edited, hm. [I just realized on second watch, Dean swore to serve God and His angels. Or rather "you guys" implying angels that fit in the subset of angels Castiel fits into. If Zachariah and his bunch turn out to be working against God, whenever He gets back, Dean's swearing is NOT TO ZACHARIAH and the 'upper management' angels (who totally lie around on clouds eating cream cheese) who are subverting whatever plan God may or may not have. YAY FOR SEMANTICS!!! \o/]

-'I hear the voices when I'm dreaming' HI CHUCK!!! *SMISHES* OMG YOU GUYS!!! CHUCK!

-"She's poison, Sam" Hee! It still rings like he's trying to talk Sam out of a bad relationship, which really, he is.

-Oh... Backstory.... oooo! This late in the game? Oh crap. Ooo.

-St. Mary's Convent, eh? Not that Mary isn't a common name for such edifices, but still.

-Oh hey, it's him! He was that guy! On that thing! You know! *flaps hand* [Hey, IMDB's safe now! HOLY CRAP, IT'S EDDIE FROM 'FIRST WAVE'! He was on there with Meg's Brother, AKA Sebastian Spence! (Not like anyone but me ever watched that show since they kept randomly changing the schedule, but it revolved around something like 'The Apocalypse that Nostradamus was predicting is actually an alien invasion' and went from there.) Also, he has been on Dark Angel as a doctor from Manticore. Hm... There's some kind of really messed up crossover potential there...]

-"He's in jail, your dad put him there." Well... that's true, really. I think. *is unfamiliar with the technical distinctions of nuns' relationship to God*

-*snerk* "'I'm gonna build me a nun factory.'" Snappy demon patter ahoy.

-Helloooo YED! Long time no see.

-Ya know, in retrospect of this event, Pastor Jim got off lucky. Just a knife in his own throat and not trapped inside his own body as a demon used him to slaughter trusting members of his fellow clergy. *shudders* I bet Jim had a tattoo. Or a charm or something.

-Oh hey... that's the same statue from Houses of the Holy, isn't it? *DOES NOT LOOK AWAY FROM THE STATUE o.O*

-Blur-to-focus is interesting photographic choice here, but it's driving my headache berserk. :-P

-*waves at the title like a dork*

-"You're talking like I've got an after." OH SAAAAAAAAAAM!!!

-*futilely tries to hide guest cast listings* Well, looks like Zach will be showing up. Not that that's a surprise.

-OMG YAY CONFLICTED SAMMY! HE AGREES WITH DEAN! HE'S STAYING AWAY FROM DEAN FOR DEAN'S PROTECTION! I'M SO HAPPY I COULD FREAKING BUST!

-Gnh. Blur. Owwie.

-"Don't make me get my gun, boy." Yay Bobby!

-Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow, ow. Oh Dean. No you don't. Yes he is. DEEEAN!!! "I'm not even sure if he's still my brother anymore. If he ever was." OWWWWWWWWW! Kick his ass Bobby!

-Written and directed by Eric Kripke. Oooo. Guys, we are so very screwed. *cowers*

-Holy crap, Bobby listened to me! YAH! GO BOBBY!!! \o/

-"They're supposed to make you miserable! That's why they're family!" BWAHAHAHAHAH. Yus. *nods*

-"No, you sound like your Dad." Ooohooo, and Bobby digs out the John-bat. "You're a better man than he ever was." Ooo. The massive John-bat. Ow.

-OMG, Where's Bobby? Ooo. Reality warpage!! Cooooool!

-Castiel's looking.... a little like a whipped puppy. Aw.

-*snerk* Patty-cake. I always thought that was a creepy rhyme, I don't know why. I wonder whose baby that is, one of the crew?

-Jeez. Hell of a set. Very gilded. *koff* Beer and burgers. Hey! IT'S EL SOL BEER! I swear it is!! The kind that Dean's dream girl was in the advertisement for in WIAWSNB! Awesome continuity!!! I LOVE YOU, SET DESIGN AND PROP PEOPLE!!!! \o/\o/\o/\o/

-Hee! "Suite Life of Zach and Cas". I know at least one person in the fandom has just exploded from squee.

-Heaven's Green Room. Snerk. Nice harp.

-Trivia note: Dean's favourite burger is from a seaside shack in Delaware, when he was eleven. Aaaand I bet someone's already writing the fic for that.

-Zachariah's a bit of a pimp. o.O Also, he seems to think that Dean can be controlled by appealing solely to his carnal urges. And is promoting both Dean engaging in both Lust and Gluttony here. Hm. This is vastly disturbing, but not as disturbing as Castiel standing in the background looking lost, dead-eyed and trapped in a situation he doesn't know how to escape. Gahhh.

-Holodeck! Hee! Combined with the Vulcan thing last week, Dean's totally a closet Trekkie.

-Chuckles! For real this time! \o/

-"Considering you started all this?" Oh, shut the hell up, Chuckles.

-Aw, Castiel, looking all cowed and trapped and now I want to punch Zachariah in the face and rescue Castiel. I blame the headache.

-Meanwhile in front of a fireplace, Sam's torturing a demon. What the heck is it with fireplaces? They show up for Sam's sex scenes and torture scenes. Which makes strange implications about his skill in both departments. Or the migration habits of fireplaces.

-Dean's getting cell reception in Heaven's Green Room? It's not the TARDIS, (OR IS IT??? o.O) so what the heck is up with that? Ooo. Or who's letting the signal through, and why?

-OMG the phone call! \o/ *gleeeeee* See! FAMILY! *flails*

-OMG, Lilith's Chef letting the human inside out. TACTICS! NAILING SAM SQUARE IN THE MORAL DILEMMA! So much glee. I like smart bad guys.

-*giggles at the vague sideways TWoP shout-out.* Cindy McClellan was substitute recapper for quite a few episodes this season. And now she's been possessed, stealing babies to feed Lilith, tortured by Sam and quite likely deaded before the hour is out. Show loves TWoP recappers, apparently.

-Oh shit. YED praying to Lucifer in a church full of messily dead nuns is so fucking creepy I might need to hide behind the couch now.

-Special Child. OMG backstory! *flails*

-Headline: "The Bellows of St. Mary's?" Okay, grim, but hee! [Rewatch: Sam is searching 'newsannals.com' which doesn't exist yet in the real world. Ilchester Chronicle, which seems to have no concept of how Roman numerals work as this appears to be Volume VIXIII Issue 42 (HEE!), Friday October 16, 1972, meaning the disemboweling was done on a Thursday, very cute, Show. HOLY CRAP, HIS NAME WAS FATHER LEHNE!!! As in Frederic Lehne! *glee* Also, subtitle indicates that the event has caused the city councillors to examine the properties bylaws and regulations. *blink* Mmmkay. Can't make out the reporters name or the article text, darn it! *glomphs art department*]

-"He even remembered the demon's name, Azazel." Oh my God, YED left the poor guy alive after that to go through the consequences and guilt of... yike. Pastor Jim was really really lucky. *shivers* O.O

-Hm... Ruby didn't look too surprised at that Azazel reveal. I sense plotting! \o/

-Sam has moral conflict, yay! \o/

-"It's not like you haven't done this before, right?" Oh, shut the hell up, Ruby. *pats Sam*

-Hee! Dean randomly vandalizing the place.

-Yep. Dean is a bird in a gilded cage. Such marvelous plumage. And the general Supernatural truism that if it's brightly lit and/or well saturated, it's probably a bad thing holds true once again.

-Aw, Castiel, all twitchy and nervous and really wishing he could do something, but having trouble with that 'obedience' and 'free will' thing, and... eee! It's... still making me want to punch Zachariah and rescue Castiel.

-'Maybe Dean was right, about everything.' OMG JUST PLAY THE MESSAGE SAM!!! Although... Ruby wants him to... Something's not right there. *ponders*

-Ruby. You are not allowed to use the word persqueeter. Ever. Just no.

-Yay, Dean violence! Hee! Healing walls! OMG That was awesome! :-D

-HAI EVOL ZACHARIAH! Well, I guess not 'evol' exactly... but certainly not on the side of keeping humanity safe or stopping the Apocalypse.

-Ooo. Mirrors. Hey, meta people, what do you say about those mirrors? Hey... wait.... How the hell did they do that without the camera showing??? OH! I know! Two-way glass, the camera is behind the mirror opposite and there's a patch of two-way glass. *nods* Or clear glass hidden in that darkness the mirror-tunnel descends into and I really really want to know what the mirror-meta-ing people think of this shot now. o.O

-Yep. They've been aiming for the Apocalypse. Not even the cult of Lucifer necessarily, although they would not have been at cross-purposes up to this point. After this point, yeah, kind of mutually exclusive goals. Which has interesting implications for Season 5, that does.

-"Can't tell 'em the whole truth, we'd have a full-scale rebellion on our hands." Heh. Wait for it, Chuckles.

-[REWATCH: While flipping between segments of Zachariah's little 'let me tell you my evol plan, trapped hero character' speech (Angels do not subscribe to the Evil Overlord's handbook, do they?) there's a change in the color tonal value! The tone sloooowly shifts from gold to greenish and the saturation sloooowly drains during that scene where Zachariah's yapping and Dean's discovering what's been happening in the background all season and, and holy crap that's so frigging awesome I think I might cry! \o/ Gah! Here:
But me and Sam, we can stop- *Zachariah is smug*
But me and Sam, we can stop-

*Zachariah is smug*

What happens to all the people during your little pissing contest? Weeell...
What happens to all the people during your little pissing contest?

Weeell...



See it now? ISN'T IT AWESOME!!!!? \o/]

-AND ALL THE FORMERLY PASTORAL HAPPY ART IS NOW ALL HELL AND APOCALYPSE ART AND WARRIOR ANGEL ART AND THERE ISN'T ENOUGH FLAIL AND CAPSLOCK AND I MIGHT JUST NEED TO SCREAM IT'S SO FUCKING AWESOME!!! \o/

-"This isn't the first planetary enema we've delivered", OMG I THINK I LOVE SHOW EVEN HARDER FOR VAGUELY IMPLYING THAT ANGELS HAVE AN INTERPLANETARY PURVIEW! Even though I'm probably misreading that line, but still INTERSTELLAR ANGELS FTW!! \o/ (It was the planet between Mars and Jupiter, wasn't it? Wasn't it? The one that's an asteroid belt now? *bounces*)

-"What does that mean? What are you gonna do to him?" Gnh! The chin wibble, the eyes, the just, that raw, open, burning fear of what's going to happen to his baby brother and how the hell does Ackles DO that??? JENSEN ACKLES IS KILLING ME WITH HIS FAAAAAACE!

-'You still have a vital role.' Heh. Like Dean cares about that. Is that Pride that Zachariah's attempting to encourage Dean to engage in? Three deadly sins from one angel? Efficient bastard.

-"You're going to stop Lucifer." OMG IS THAT A PAINTING OF FREAKING ARCHANGEL MICHAEL?! *FLAILS* OMG! *insert incomprehensible babble about long-held metas in other parts of fandom that just got validated*

-...aaaand again with the pandering and assumption that Dean's focus is entirely on his baser desires in the offering of a lust-based reward. That is so going to jump up and bite Zachariah in the ass. Dean is so much more than his vices.

-"Where's God in all this?" asks Dean. Asks Dean. *flails*

-"God has left the building." ZACH'S CHEEK TWITCHED WHEN HE SAID THAT! Is there a faction that has taken God out of the loop? And... how exactly? My head hurts. Maybe it was an involuntary twitch, but it sure looked like a 'I'm an evil bastard' twitch.

-*flails during commercial break* DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODS! CHOSEN! PICTURES OF FREAKING MICHAEL! STOP LUCIFER!!! OMFG, I'M RIGHT!!! I've been right since season 1 and I really regret not posting that AU because this would be getting scary now. But anyway. Glee. Glee. Glee.

-Ooo, building! *grabby hands* I think that one might be a matte, though.

-Hi statue! *DOES NOT LOOK AWAY FROM THE STATUE O.O*

-"HOWDY" CONTINUITY FTW! \o/ Also, white nightie continuity. Hee!

-Oh, her again? What the hell? Lilith liked that host so much she tracked her down again after the boys got the poor hygienist home? Seeing that smoke cloud coming a second time must have really sucked. Or was the hygienist a voluntary host? Which would be weird, but not impossible. Hm.

-Gaaaad! The transitions are killing me with the appearing and disappearing and just gleeeeee!

-Cell reception not there now, hunh? "You're outside your coverage zone." CASTIEL SNARK! Wonder if Castiel let the first call through?

-"I'm sorry." I know you are, Castiel sweetie, but that's not gonna count for jack when you're keeping Dean from saving his little brother and stopping the apocalypse. In that order.

-Heeee! Clank noise of Dean trying to hit Castiel! Angel shielding, only good versus mortals? Castiel might get the crap beat out of him by every celestial and infernal going, but he's not defenseless! \o/

-"People. Families. That's real." *DRAWS MASSIVE HEARTS AROUND SHOW AND KRIPKE AND DEAN AND EVERYTHING!* IT'S A THEME, NOT AN ANVIL, AND IT HAS BEEN SINCE THE BEGINNING AND I HAVE SO MUCH ZEN RIGHT NOW I MAY EXPLOOOOOOODE!!!!1!

-Oooo! Mad Castiel! Ooo! "I see nothing but pain here." Someone's trying extra hard to convince anyone that might be watching that he's not being effected by Dean's argument. Or maybe he's trying to convince himself. And it's killing him.

-Oh my god. This whole scene with Dean and Castiel, and the desperation and the denying, and the looking down and to the side, and the calling bullshit and the wearing down of Castiel's sense of self-preservation and wavering loyalty to a cause he doubts is a just one anymore, since how can it be God's Will if Zach and his upper management cronies are calling the game plays, and, the, the just frigging everything? And the "we'll all be hunted, we'll all be killed" Hee! Eyebrows! and the "worth dying for" and the "we're done" and, just, holy crap, guys. I haven't got any words. I need to rewatch that specific scene over and over just because it's so damn full of nuances, and details, and just omg AWESOMENESS! It's so jam-packed full of awesome. It's dense like the heart of a neutron star with fantastic things, and it's one of those scenes where each watching will unpack a little more of the awesome so it can be better appreciated. God, I love this show and these actors and how lucky we are to have stuff this awesome happen on a show that nowhere near enough people are watching. Just absolute glee and awe.

-So yeah. Good scene, Misha Collins and Jensen Ackles. You rock. *nods*

-ALSO! (yes, I know, I can't shut up) Also! The things Castiel says about humanity being pain, and misery and everything being so much better after the apocalypse? I smell a lecture being quoted. What if Castiel's 'correction' was to watch parts of humanity at their worst, to try and break his attachment to them? This is far from his former attitude of "they are my Father's creations" from 4.08, and I think that that is might be due largely to an outside influence. Looking at you, Zach

-[removing a really unnecessary string of expletives focussing on all possible permutations of the word 'fuck'] Oh those frigging bastards, they changed Dean's message. Or Ruby changed it. OR ZACHARIAH CHANGED IT!! Or it's totally Ruby, with that little smug 'gotcha' smile that drops away to look bored again before Sam sees it. Or Zachariah let it through and Ruby manipulated it and it doesn't really matter because OH SAM!!! "Do it" OH SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!!!!

-[Trivia: Ruby's license plate is 'HVU 2W8' (Something 'to wait'?) And she might be driving a Mustang, but I can't tell. If she is? *snerk*]

-Oooo! Very nice use of harp strings as visual bars over Dean, like a jail!

-Don't eat the burger, Dean, it'd be like an acceptance of sorts, or maybe it's like the land of faerie, where if you eat the - OH HAI CASTIEL!!! YAY! \o/

-Angel blood! OMG, show of hands, who had a dread sudden feeling Castiel was going to invite Dean to take a big old slurp? *raises hand*

-Also, Castiel pulls a knife, Dean nods, then looks stunned as Castiel cuts himself. What did Dean think Castiel was gonna do with the knife that he didn't actually do? *ponders*

-OMG ANGEL-B-GONE SYMBOL!!! Maybe Anna wasn't in the warehouse. Maybe Anna... hey wait. Maybe Anna's not plotting and secretly evil if the rest of these bozos are subverting heaven! EEEE! I have no idea whether that's a good EEEE or a bad EEEE at this point but EEEE! \o/

-Yep, Lilith's the final seal and the entire fandom called it, pretty much! OMG WE WERE ALL RIGHT!!! It's like most of the meta in this fandom is getting confirmed! I LOVE THIS EPISODE! IT'S THE "EVERYONE'S META IS RIGHT" EPISODE!!! \o/ WOO!

-CASTIEL!! OH HEY! CASTIEL DISOBEYS AND BY STAYING TRUE TO AN 'ABSENT' GOD AND DISOBEYING THE ANGELS WHO ARE TAKING MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS... He... Heh. You know, I just had the strangest thought. He's sort of like Robin Hood. He's taking action against a corrupt system and being censured for it. When King Richard God gets back from playing skeeball, there's going to be some adjustments made to who's up and who's down. That doesn't even make sense, arg! In short: OMG *FLAILS*

-CHUCK!! HI CHUCK!!!!! HEE! Seriously, if you knew there was an apocalypse imminent, you'd do some frivolous spending too. I wouldn't be making anyone else work on their last day of life on earth, though.

-[Trivia: Carver Edlund's mailing address is - "Carver Edlund, P.O. Box 413, Kripke's Hollow, OH 43301" Email is, I think, carvered1[?][?][?]@gmail.com... Gmail. OMG GUYS! Show might be giving us another live e-mail address here! Can anyone make out the other characters? My vision's funky right now and my tv is crap! ETA: The full address is: carveredlund @ gmail.com of course (except without the extra spaces, *facepalms* Thank you, eagle-eyed eilonwy]

-Ooo. A demon-blood blood-phone call? Should get some crazy reception on that puppy.

-Hai final seal! Going the willing sacrifice route now Lilith? Magnanimous of you.

-...Did Sam just whack every single demon in that hallway? o.O Holy crap. Sammy's got juice.

-"You're not in this story." Oh ho! So who exactly is sending Chuck his intel, hm??

-"We're making it up as we go." \o/\o/\o/\o/\o/ YAY CASTIEL!!! Isn't free will fun?

-ARCHANGEL! Oh crap. How are they endangering Chuck!? ... unless the archangel is also there to preserve the status quo... And is under control of the Warhawk Angels and omg, scared now! O.O

-The way Chuck says 'not again' there, though makes me think he had a very surprised home invader sometime after Sam and Dean last saw him. Heh.
Burglar: *brandishes weapon* "Show me where the valuables are!"
Chuck: "Um. You really don't wanna do that."
Burglar: "Oh yeah?" *aims*
Archangel: *descends in bright light and earthquakey-ness, shaking dishes off shelves*
Burglar: "What the-?"
Archangel: *MEGA-SMITE*
Burglar: *is turned to dust*
Chuck: "Crap. Now I gotta vaccuum. And get new dishes."

-"I'll hold 'im off, I'll hold 'em all off, just stop Sam!" GNH! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!@!!! Total hero moment! OMG Castiel's awesome! And the shot with the light and the profile was pretty frigging awesome too! YAY PHOTOGRAPHY!!!

-And his hand can teleport as well? Well I guess we already knew that but that transition was super cool. All the little "angels pop up when the camera's not looking at them" stuff has been super cool this episode, and aaaaaall over the place. I hope there's some stuff on the gag reel for 'things appearing while the camera's not looking' shots going awry. It's awesome, and excellent and doesn't cost the special effects budget a single cent! YAY FOR COST-EFFECTIVE AWESOMENESS!!!\o/

-Hee! Chuck and Castiel with the hand on the shoulder thing. HEEEE! Hard to see facial expressions, but I think that was a look of 'Why are you doing this, strange mortal' or 'Gonna need that shoulder to sprout a wing in a second' rather than 'Ew, human cooties! Get your fleshy bits off of me!' considering Castiel was kind of fangirling Chuck a little in the earlier episode.

-Yep. Ruby's been plotting all along. OMG FRIGGING YAY!!! That makes her so much more tolerable. Oooo. Nice glare exchange there between her and Dean before the door closed. Also, Ruby closing the door between Sam and Dean there, metaphor for the season, yes? *nods*

-Dean shouting, Sam stopping and hesitating because Dean is shouting and DEAN IS CALLING HIM SAMMY!! Ruby losing her shit that her plans are getting screwed over at the last minute and freaking out and LILITH DELIBERATELY TAUNTING SAM AND CALLING HIM A FREAK AND A MONSTER TO KEEP HIM OFF BALANCE AND UNAWARE ENOUGH TO KILL HER AND OMG!!! *flappy hands*

-Sam went full blackeyed! SAM WENT FULL BLACKEYED! OMG! OH SHIT! OH SAM! TOO MUCH FLAIL TO WRITE!!!!!

-Hee. It's never a good sign when any fluid shows the capacity to steer its own flow in a conscious manner. Particularly demon blood.

-"You opened the door." Oh, poor, duped Sammy. Oh wow. He's gotta feel like crap.

-Yep, Ruby's evil. No surprise there, but man, when she comes out of the plotting closet, she comes aaaaall the way out. YAY!! REVEL IN YOUR EVILTUDE WHILE YOU CAN, HONEY! \o/

-"You didn't need the feather to fly, you had it in you the whole time, Dumbo." HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Also Oooooo. *ponders*

-Ruby saying Lucifer will reward them (doubt it) for freeing him, echoing the offer of reward Zachariah made to Dean for the killing Lucifer, and neither of them wanting the rewards offered because all both of them really want is to save people and be a family and neither side is offering them that so they're going to have to go a third way that gets them that and OMG I LOVE THIS FRIGGING SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!! \o/

-YAY DEAN! YEAH! OMG CO-OPERATION! GET HER BOYS!! BYE RUBY! \o/

-"I'm sorry." OH SAAAAAM!

-OOOO Special effects!!! With the blood-gate-thing irising open, and the light and the over-all awesome. *nods*

-BOYS SHOULDER TO SHOULDER HANGING ON TO EACH OTHER AND FACING LUCIFER! \o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/ Sam looking oddly enthralled by the light, saying "he's coming" is disturbing though and, I, I, I... I need to write fic. Or something. Like, NOW.

-I just realized! OMG, they're stuck in frigging Maryland with Ruby's fugly little pimp-mobile! WHERE'S THE IMPALA!! OH, wait. It's at Bobby's. Whew!


WOO!!! I FEEL LIKE MY TRUST IN KRIPKE HAS BEEN VALIDATED! BRING ON SEASON FIVE! OMG, my head. Must find more painkillers now...



NO SPOILERS FOR SEASON FIVE!

Tags: , , , , , ,
Current Mood: ecstatic validated
Current Music: "Carry On My Wayward Son" ~ Kansas

32 comments or Leave a comment
Comments
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: May 16th, 2009 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought "Don't even BLINK!" when that angel statue stayed on the screen for so long!

I really didn't notice the colour saturation changing during the scene with Zachariah - but I've only seen it once. Great catch! I can't wait to watch it again now!

And oh yeah, the boys hanging onto each other's jackets? How awwwwwwwwsome was that???
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 16th, 2009 11:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought "Don't even BLINK!" when that angel statue stayed on the screen for so long!

Some friends of mine have a mini version of a weeping angel statue and I swear they move it to random locations any time I go over.

I really didn't notice the colour saturation changing during the scene with Zachariah - but I've only seen it once. Great catch! I can't wait to watch it again now!

It is so slow and subtle that I didn't see it after two watch throughs, I only noticed when I was flipping between sections of that scene. They really had it dial down slowly, and it's fantastic, because unlike the sudden shift in "It's a Terrible Life" and in Dean's dream in The Rapture, it's so slow it goes subliminal and adds to a sense of grim foreboding.

And oh yeah, the boys hanging onto each other's jackets? How awwwwwwwwsome was that???

*flails* OMG I know! *glee*
spuffylvr3 From: spuffylvr3 Date: May 16th, 2009 09:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I love your recap!

MONTAGE! *glee*\o/

Seriously, Wayward Son and a pretty montage plays and my response is freakin Pavlovian. I just smile like a loon.

"They're supposed to make you miserable! That's why they're family!" BWAHAHAHAHAH. Yus. *nods*

I don't know what all the hoopla in the fandom is about, but I loved Bobby and Dean's scene here... MV I guess

OMG the phone call! \o/ *gleeeeee* See! FAMILY! *flails*

SO MUCH LOVE for this phone call!

Yep. They've been aiming for the Apocalypse.

And I was so glad that this was confirmed, partly because I WAS RIGHT, and partly because it made me feel a little better about the whole angel and God thing (with regard to my own religious beliefs). What I mean to say is that I'm glad that its being made clear that God is not a part of these angels asinine plans...

I totally noticed the color changes during the Zach and Dean scene, but I'll have to go back and watch the paintings. I didn't notice that they changed, too. SHOW, you rock.

"What does that mean? What are you gonna do to him?" Gnh!

AHHH... Jensen just rocked these scenes. I don't know how he consistently does this, but he does it every. single. week! GAH!

they changed Dean's message. Or Ruby changed it.

I literally held my hand up to my mouth for whole minutes when this happened! I was so shocked and mad that tears came to my eyes! And, I believe, for now, that Zach and Ruby were working together a bit... maybe. Ruby definitely knew about the switch and Zach had just said he might have to *nudge* Sam into fulfilling his destiny. Grrr... it still makes me mad.

"People. Families. That's real."

Something about the way he said "People" just tugged at me big time. I've watched the ep twice now, and both times, instant tearing up. Jensen! DEAN! :)

This whole scene with Dean and Castiel, and the desperation and the denying, and the looking down and to the side,

I KNOW RIGHT? I love, love how Dean widens his eyes a bit and catches Castiel's eyes and the whole scene just rocks! Castiel calling Dean's name after Dean turns his back on him!! SHOW IS KILLING ME.

Also, when Castiel slams Dean up against the wall, I loved how Dean was confused at first and then he understands, nods and they just have this understanding... with just their eyes. Beautiful.

Yep. Ruby's been plotting all along. OMG FRIGGING YAY!!! That makes her so much more tolerable.

THIS. x a million

And then, just the whole final scene. Dean yelling for SAMMY and Sam *hearing* him. Our boys, working together to kill Ruby (frakking FINALLY) and the "I'm sorry". And THEN! It ends with Sam and Dean frigging *holding on to each other*!

I seriously was so content after watching this episode, which is quite possibly the strangest reaction considering everything that went down!

Sorry for the long response, but I haven't gotten around to posting my own 4x22 review and I agreed so much with yours that I couldn't help the massive SQUEE!

Now, someone write some epic fic for the summer! I've got plot bunnies jumping around already for a one shot where Sam hears the real message... we'll see if it goes anywhere. :)

~Nicole


caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 16th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Wayward Son and a pretty montage plays and my response is freakin Pavlovian. I just smile like a loon.

Anytime I hear it, I still fill in the first season, "In 1835, Samuel Colt built a special gun." line over the lyrics. Often out loud. :-)

I don't know what all the hoopla in the fandom is about

Hm. I seem to be sheltered from the hoopla. Not that I want to know either. My squee is nicely unharshed. ;-)

What I mean to say is that I'm glad that its being made clear that God is not a part of these angels asinine plans...

While Kripke may have balls of solid brass, I think there are some lines over which Show will not step.

Ruby definitely knew about the switch and Zach had just said he might have to *nudge* Sam into fulfilling his destiny.

I know. Whether they were cognizant and co-operating or not, they were working towards the same goal at that point. It's freaky.

SHOW IS KILLING ME.

OMG I KNOW!! \o/
weesta From: weesta Date: May 16th, 2009 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)
There's just far too much stuff in here for me to quote that I agree with - cutting and pasting would just end up with me reposting your whole post. So I'll just say this - our show is AWESOME and I'll be in my Zen place all summer!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 16th, 2009 11:35 am (UTC) (Link)
*smishes you*
aescu From: aescu Date: May 16th, 2009 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I'vs just read buddy TV's recap of the finale and then your ... meta(?) and... *speechless*

the plot is as I expected, generally. But the screen adaption must be brilliant. I am really looking forward on seeing season 4 (in like 2 or 3 years *whimpers*) and curious about season 5. I do hope they will not make the same mistake with Lucifer as happened in VanHelsing with Dracula. (Where Dracula's vampire-bat-form was monstrous and cool as long as they only showed his shadow but as soon as the vampire-bat-Dracula stepped in fromt of the cammera I cringed in optical pain because he looked like a deplumed chicken.)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 16th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! I think I remember that about VanHelsing. I have the feeling that we won't be seeing any rubber-suit-monster versions of Lucifer.
starrylizard From: starrylizard Date: May 16th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used to watch First Wave too! \o/
Did you also squee back in S1 when Cade Foster totally showed up as a demon?!11!?? Man, it's been a long while since that show was on.

And on SPN, I agree with pretty much everything. I was all...need to CAPSLOCK SMASH! *flail* \o/
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 16th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used to watch First Wave too! \o/

OMG it wasn't a hallucination! *clings*

Did you also squee back in S1 when Cade Foster totally showed up as a demon?!11!??

More giggle than squee, but I totally recognised him. :-) </i>

Man, it's been a long while since that show was on.

Eight years *nods*

I was all...need to CAPSLOCK SMASH! *flail* \o/

I still am! \o/
eilonwy From: eilonwy Date: May 16th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Meanwhile in front of a fireplace, Sam's torturing a demon. What the heck is it with fireplaces? They show up for Sam's sex scenes and torture scenes. Which makes strange implications about his skill in both departments. Or the migration habits of fireplaces.
Bwahahaha. But given the tendency for people Sam sleeps with to wind up dead, the connection seems kinda right.

Show loves TWoP recappers, apparently.
Demian's a bit nervous about what will happen if/when they use his name. *I'm* waiting for a Raoul.

which seems to have no concept of how Roman numerals work as this appears to be Volume VIXIII
I wonder if whatever number "VIXIII" is supposed to be was pertinent. Seriously, VIXIII? What *is* that?

That makes her so much more tolerable.
Yes. This. Like I said in my LJ, I'd've been ecstatic for her to be dead or evil. Both? Hey, icing!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 16th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
But given the tendency for people Sam sleeps with to wind up dead, the connection seems kinda right.

Very true. Also Sam's bad history with fire.

Demian's a bit nervous about what will happen if/when they use his name. *I'm* waiting for a Raoul.

Demian's kind of lucky in that he has a screen name that is hard to just slip in. Raoul had, I think, a very minor shout out in the credits of the fake movie from Hollywood Babylon. But if a Raoul T. Marvolo or whatever his last name was voted to be shows up? There will be epic flailing. *nods*

I wonder if whatever number "VIXIII" is supposed to be was pertinent. Seriously, VIXIII? What *is* that?

I really have no idea. It hurts my brain to try and make the Roman numeral work, because even if they'd meant 'L' instead of 'V' or had swapped the 'V' and the 'X' it still wouldn't make sense. I wonder if there's someone named 'Vicky' in the art department or somewhere getting a very obscure shout out?

I'd've been ecstatic for her to be dead or evil. Both? Hey, icing!

If she hadn't been evil, I would have been pissed, because the schmoopy 'demon-wuv' was truly annoying. I called 'kingmaker' right from the start, so I'm thrilled that paid off.
eilonwy From: eilonwy Date: May 16th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, I just checked and it's just "carveredlund@gmail.com".

So... who's going to try it?
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 16th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, I just checked and it's just "carveredlund@gmail.com".

Ha! Of course! Thank you!

So... who's going to try it?

I just did. To the tune of 500+ words that I don't even know if anyone's ever going to read. Eeeeek.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 16th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

I told you so

I wrote there was something wrong with an angel who promotes fornication as a good thing! Trust me Anna is on our side, or at least she was - goodness or is it evilness knows what goes on at the angel re education centre. I hope Castiel is alright, but then if Chuck is touching him wouldn't that indicate to the Archangel, that Chuck does not need/want protection from Castiel. Also by definition God cannot leave the building, so it must be only a matter of time before heaven gets a thorough clean up. Actually it could turn out that Castiel gets to be the whistle blower.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 16th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I told you so

I hope Castiel is alright, but then if Chuck is touching him wouldn't that indicate to the Archangel, that Chuck does not need/want protection from Castiel.

I don't know if Chuck is what the archangel has been activated to protect at that point, though. Castiel and Dean were no threat to him. If it's coming to protect the prophecy from being disrupted, Chuck's opinions on the matter wouldn't count for anything.
choreograph999 From: choreograph999 Date: May 16th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree with every single flail and OMG and GUH and incoherent moment and hee and giggle and snerk and everything you worte!!!!!! Thank you for loving the Sammy morl dilemma and ansgt and Dean and Sam metaphors. My bestest friend, who is an admitted Dean!girl, could have cared less about all the Sam stuff and was actually quite anit-Sam regarding it. She thinks that Dean should be done with Sam. Refreshing to find someone as affected by all the characters as me.

Yeah for your fabulous re-cap. AND ALL THE CAPS OF SQUEEEE!!! :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 16th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for loving the Sammy morl dilemma and ansgt and Dean and Sam metaphors.

I'm mostly a "Dean!girl", but Sam is a part of Dean and vice versa. You can't have one without the other. They're family, and that is a major theme of the whole show. Family prevails, whether it's family of blood, or family of the heart.

Yeah for your fabulous re-cap. AND ALL THE CAPS OF SQUEEEE!!! :)

*giggles* Thank you!
brigid_tanner From: brigid_tanner Date: May 16th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wasn't it fun? I cheered for Wayward Son and when they killed Ruby as a team. Boys and Jim were amazing in this one. I'm a happy, happy camper :) They'll take care of Lucifer in the fall, as a family. *glee*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 16th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes indeed they will!
blackcat333_99 From: blackcat333_99 Date: May 16th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
-Ooo. Mirrors. Hey, meta people, what do you say about those mirrors? Hey... wait.... How the hell did they do that without the camera showing??? OH! I know! Two-way glass, the camera is behind the mirror opposite and there's a patch of two-way glass. *nods* Or clear glass hidden in that darkness the mirror-tunnel descends into and I really really want to know what the mirror-meta-ing people think of this shot now. o.O

I think that's called an Eternity Mirror -- because of the optical illusion of the reflections going back forever...

And thinking about an angel sitting down in front of that specific type of mirror, and how mirrors are such a key prop/paralleling device on Show... my head explodes with glee. No specific conclusions, but lots of glee. I need to think more on this. But yeah, I noticed the mirror too, and it definitely caught my attention.

Also, on the Zach trying to bribe Dean with the Seven Deadlies... he really doesn't know our boy, does he? Hasn't dug beneath the surface. He actually had a little better handle on him back in It's a Terrible Life, by appealing to his hero's instincts "You get to save people..."

Cuz, umm, yeah Zach. Kinda forgot that part of your original rah-rah to Dean. The girls and car and food have only ever been bonus, not the sum point for our boy. But then again, if he sees all humans as being that shallow and base-line driven, no wonder he's not nearly as concerned about doing a purge on Earth via Apocalypse.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 16th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think that's called an Eternity Mirror -- because of the optical illusion of the reflections going back forever...

I think I've heard that somewhere before. *nods*

No specific conclusions, but lots of glee. I need to think more on this. But yeah, I noticed the mirror too, and it definitely caught my attention.

Cool. It was way too blatant not to be significant in some way.

But then again, if he sees all humans as being that shallow and base-line driven, no wonder he's not nearly as concerned about doing a purge on Earth via Apocalypse.

*nods* Exactly. It's like between him and Uriel, the angels are bitter and not seeing beyond the surface and the pain of humanity. Like something harshed their squee.
malevolent73 From: malevolent73 Date: May 17th, 2009 05:31 am (UTC) (Link)
A short coda to 4x22 about Castiel & Chuck: HERE

Also, yes, stupid Ruby's Mustang. She's had it since 4x03 and I identified it then as a 1970 Mach 1. I'm so glad for confirmation on that cause we actually see more of it this episode. Good enough get away car. ;)

This episode was made of the winnage! *claps*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 17th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
A short coda to 4x22 about Castiel & Chuck: HERE

Hee! Yep, I saw that. I'm getting bunnied to death by what seems to be, in essence, episode 5.01, which I don't know if I'll ever post because all it'll ever be is a handful of beginnings with no middles or ends.

I'm so glad for confirmation on that cause we actually see more of it this episode. Good enough get away car. ;)

Yep, there's a real clear shot of the 'Mach 1' as Sam is loading the nurse into the trunk. It's just whenever I see a Mustang, I still hear Kripke's neighbour's opinion of them. :-)

This episode was made of the winnage! *claps*

Oh yus.
anniehow From: anniehow Date: May 17th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
What the hell? Lilith liked that host so much she tracked her down again after the boys got the poor hygienist home? Seeing that smoke cloud coming a second time must have really sucked. Or was the hygienist a voluntary host? Which would be weird, but not impossible


OMG I forgot about that! GOOD CATCH!

hey're stuck in frigging Maryland with Ruby's fugly little pimp-mobile

Ha! That too :-D
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 18th, 2009 07:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks :-)
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: May 19th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC) (Link)
you do the best recaps ever ever ever!

and yes, I was totally afraid Cas was going to offer Dean his arm after cutting it (thus providing _eons_ of fodder for the slashers :) )

I'd say more but I'm still kind of processing....I think my brain got scared and went into hiding somewhere in my subconscious :)

(best recaps ever)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 19th, 2009 06:25 am (UTC) (Link)
(thus providing _eons_ of fodder for the slashers :) )

Oh, I'm certain that the fanfic got around to it loooong before the show vaguely hinted it ;-)

I'd say more but I'm still kind of processing....I think my brain got scared and went into hiding somewhere in my subconscious :)

There's a lot to process in finales, so it's sometimes a good thing there's a hiatus before the next new episode to get the material mentally integrated.

(best recaps ever)

*blushes* Bah. Just me blithering.
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: May 19th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC) (Link)
gah! see?! silly brain!

Ruby's little yellow car - I keep driving past a little yellow car that's been left on the highway for the last few days....it's kinda freaking me out :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 19th, 2009 06:27 am (UTC) (Link)
*giggles* Well, we know she's not driving it at least. Could be the boys though since that was the only vehicle available to them. malevolent73 informs me Ruby's car is a 1970 Mustang Mach 1.
32 comments or Leave a comment