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Reaction: Supernatural 5.11 - Picspam and Minor Meta bits
It's been, what, two months and wow am I ever out of practice!

Contains many random logo-free (not that great) screencaps (Incidentally, this episode was at #6 on the Top TV Episodes on Canadian iTunes and might have been higher earlier! \o/) and so very much not dial-up friendly.Also contains spoilers for Dr. Horrible and aired Torchwood, And a bit of profanity.

Spoiler and Theorizing Timeline

-Summary of spoilers encountered over Hiatus for 5.11: Title, "Sam Interrupted." The boys are in an insane asylum on a case, a la Folsom River Blues, and there will be mindgames, YAY!!! They really are nuts, but they were nuts for Folsom Prison Blues too. Wonder if some psychotherapists will be getting a 'demons are real' reality check?

drupal counterPicspam Reaction and bits of meta for Supernatural 5.11 - "Sam, Interrupted"

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH!!! Okay, yeah, serious stuff, angst omgtheoysaresobroken, but also so much BWAH. XD

(On a side note, I got totally faked out by that damn 'Fallen' commercial three times. Between that and 'Legion' it's the promo that cried wolf around here.)

-Of course the "THEN" has a Yellow Fever touchback.

-Glenwood Psychiatric something in somewhere that starts with a K. Out of note-taking practice. [Glenwood Springs Psychiatric Hospital, Ketchum, Oklahoma]

-Susan's hallucinatory/ghostly dead son is unbearably cute. And she's really working the crazy-eyes here.

-A monster than makes its killings look like suicide? Or a monster that drives people insane, feeds off their fear and induces them to suicide. *ponders*

-Yeeees. Stand right underneath the grate with the monster noises coming out of it. Prove that you're insane (or at least have no common sense).

-Hm. Unless my minimal medical knowledge fails me, she should not have bled to death from those cuts.

Something about the side of the cut on the blood vessel being small enough for it to clot in time or something? I forget. Anyway, maybe she got scared to death and the 'suicide' is a cover? Also, the psych people should know that's not the lethal method of wrist-slashing. Also also, what kind of sucky mental hospital has sharps accessible to distraught patients? Although it could show she used a screw from the vent grate. Ouch. Anyway.

-HEEEEE! The psych evaluation! Dr. Babar. Cartoon elephant. Yes! \o/ [Screencap:

Eddie and Alex Van Halen, who have insurance, apparently, and have been passed from Chicago to Oklahoma. And part of Dean's later thumbnail psych synopsis given later can be seen at the bottom. Hm.]

-"Probably because I started the Apocalypse." *snerk* Awesome. Best and fastest way to get into a psych ward: tell the truth. Even more effective if you spend your life hunting monsters.

-"My brother's not evil, he was just... high." Heeee!

-HAHAHAHAHAH! *laughs through the entire interview* "Irma? Cancel my lunch." *applauds* Awesome!

-Keeping them both for observation. And synchronized smirking!

-Written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin, the comic book guys, Directed by James L. Conway, who did a few other off-beat episodes and a hell of a lot of Charmed.

-Aw. She says Okey Dokey. In this case, it probably means she's evil though and has read that out of Dean's mind or something. Or not.

-WTF anal probe?? Ahhh. Cavity search. [Not thinking about it.]

-Ooo, backstory. Martin, former hunter friend of John, and something happened in Albaquerque... Ever get the feeling the writers are deliberately including fanfic prompts? Naw, me neither.

-"You can't just keep this crap in."/"Watch me." Yep. Still Dean. One of these days he's gonna blow. *nods*

-Technical note: The contrast seems set really high, not sure why. Sam's hair looks nearly black in some shots. Odd.

-Martin is adorable too. "Wow, you boys got big!" Heee!

-Five suicides in four months at a mental hospital seems rather high. Surprised mundane authorities aren't taking an interest. Hm. Points to perhaps someone in authority in the hospital covering things up?

-Group therapy. Lordy. This should be fun.

-DANGEROUSLY CODEPENDANT!!! Hahahahahahaha! Someone's been reading the meta! And then they Sam looks like this:

And Dean does this little expression dance [which doesn't screencap well]:

And yeah. Awwwww, boys.

-Ted is adorable too. He looks familiar. Or maybe he looks a little like Andy.

-Hm. Shrink unusually snappish about lack of monster. Not a calm "monsters are a representation of your fear of blah blah blah" or whatever. *eyes him suspiciously*

-Dr. Erica Cartwright. Odd to have a full name. Is that a reference to something? [*googles* Not that I can tell. There's one on Facebook, one in a skating competition and one is running races in Calgary on a Fun Run team called "Two Nerds, a Perve and Erica"] Also she looks really familiar... [...I'm guessing from endless commercials for "Wild Roses" on CBC]

-Wheeee! Diangosing Dean! [Paranoid schizophrenic with narcissistic personality disorder and religious psychosis] Someone's definitely been reading the meta.

-HA! Hannibal impersonation. Dear lord. The lizard tounge thing. Bwah!

There's totally not going to be an inundation of anmated icons and gifs featuring that at aaaaaall.

-Q and A! Canon factoids! Currently, Dean sleeps three or four hours every couple nights, and drinks over fifty drinks a week, in order to sleep. Oof. Nothing unexpected on the long-term relationship question.

-"Let's talk about your father." Ooooh crap. Going over Dean's father issues in the middle of the day room?

-And we don't see that bit, so getting Dean from here:

To here:

Is in the hands of the people writing missing scenes. [Especially considering what Dean's shrink turns out to be.]

-Aggressive Nymphomaniac. And Dean. Oh dear. Oh hey! She was, um... jewelry store, Dean was pretending to be FBI, he was hitting on her... Nightshifter? Heh. Dean flirted with her and now she's a nymphomaniac. Somehow almost seems appropriate. XD

-... okay, they did a cavity search. Where the hell did Sam hide lockpicks??? Don't want to know, don't want to think about it. [Ahhhh. Screencap says it's an improvised lock-pick. Or a firecracker.]

-Sam snaps "Back off, Dean!" Someone's had some therapy about self-assertion. *pats Sam*

-[And now that I know that's an improvised lockpick, the locks in this asylum are freaking swiss cheese. Eight seconds while distracted, with a single tang lockpick. The locks are utter crap, or Sam's lockpicking skill is astronomical. Which is possible since he's been picking locks since the age of ten, probably, so sure! *handwaves*]

-Too late to get at the witness of course. After saying he saw it in a room full of people, he was bound to get eliminated.

-Okay. I am kind o disturbed that the mental hospital has its own morgue. And that Sam and Dean had no problem breaking into it. o.O

-EWWWW!!! Sam definitely lost some squeamish since Season 2, Fresh Blood Bloodlust (thanks tigriswolf), with the vampire head. Oooo. Squishy Q-tip in the brain noise! I love the sound effects people!

-Bone saw??? This will not go undiscovered, guys. Bone saws are loud. And messy. Also security in this hospital sucks ass.

-Ewwwwwww brain sucked dry ew ew ew black tarry slimy brain jerky ew. Awesome! \o/

-"PUDDING!!!!!" \o/ BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!! I find it very odd because I was thinking about pudding randomly earlier on in the day on Thursday. I don't usually think about pudding at all.

-Wraith. New critter! Yay! \o/

-They let... what's his name? Martin, right. They let him keep his hunting journal, even though from a psychoanalysis perspective it's a prop for his psychosis? Buuuut it is a journal, and journalling is often encouraged. Maybe they read it and try to diagnose him from it. Which makes me wonder A) why the monster hasn't killed him yet, and B) why he isn't on a whole lot more medication. Anyway, *handwaves*

-"A wraith will show it's true form in the mirror". The changelings were the same way, and the siren. Wonder if they're all related. *ponders monster geneology* Someone had a meta about the significance of mirrors somewhere. Wonder how the whole 'monsters who show their true forms' fits into that. There's something ponderable there, maybe.

-"It's a perfect captive victim pool." Yay smart!Dean! \o/

-Randomly chatting with the shrink. "Why do you have to hunt monsters? Why not let someone else do it?"/"Can't find anybody else that dumb." Aw.

-He has to save all of them!!! Crushing responsbility! How do you get up? (Well actually he barely sleeps right now so getting up is a whole 'nother issue.) It's totally true, but OH DEEEEEEEEEEEAN!

-Heh. It's totally not the head doctor. I wonder though. Dean's shrink was standing awfully close to him, maybe it's her, and there's a telepathic hallucination field in close proximity, so she kept him from seeing her, but made him see the head doctor. [Except nope! Sort of.]

-Hee! Sam kissy faces. "He's larger." *snerk* Although she could mean brains... Sam does have a larger head. Hm. [Except nope!]

-Aw, Martin. Although seriously, dude, if you're gonna back out of the hunt at least give them back the silver thingy.

-Wandering the halls of a mental institution with a weapon. Hm, this will not go well.

-No excessive reaction to silver. Sam, you are so freaking screwed. And now orderlies. I see a repeat of the Apocalypse bunker in Sam's future, or rather the location-starting-with-K psych facility version thereof. Without the blood detox.

-Heeee! Sam's drugged! And awesome! \o/ [And needs to be extensively screencapped, just 'cause.]

-Dean, Sam is not a happy drunk. Playthings? That other time in the bar at the start of thing [Dream a Little Dream]? While you were in Hell? Ahhhh. I see. I figure Dean's being sarcastic; he knows Sam's a maudlin drunk and expects an outpouring of emo and angst any second.

-Half-crazy. Well, yeah. Hunters don't exactly get critical incident therapy. Your point, Sam? Right, never mind, you're gooned. All the better to take more screencaps!


-"Boop!" And I fall over laughing.

-Oooo, the shrink turns on Dean. Oh it's so totally her. For a second there, she sounded like a demon.

-And she's not actually there at all. Ooo. Oooooo! Tricksy tricksy... Must watch on rewatch for if she's a hallucination/ghost/whatsis all along and was never actually there, if that's what she turns out to be. [You know... I don't know. The head shrink didn't acknowledge her when he went past... No one introduced her to Dean, she just showed up. Hunh. She really never was there. That is so freaking cool! SO! When Dean was going through his father issues and the stuff about the crushing sense of responsibility in the hall, he was going through them with a wraith-induced psychological figment. So whatever happened in that 'session' in the day room, in essence, he did it to himself. Hm-worthy, methinks. And in retrospect, this plus the conversation while Dean's watching the mirror makes the whole interaction with Figment!Shrink start to look a bit like the Dean vs Dean conversation in "Dream a Little Dream" Definitely Hmmm-worthy. *ponders*]

-Hallucinations. Sleep deprivation will do that to you, Dean. Well, wraiths too, I guess. [HA!!! And in the first set of people where Dean's seeing everyone as wraiths, guess who's there! Sneaky sneaky! \o/]

[Notice she doesn't have very human eyes, though. Cool. *applauds the FX department*]

-"The question is why?" Well, Sam attacked because Dean told him the shrink was a monster. But Sam doesn't tell the shrink that it was Dean that told him. *smishes Sam to itty bitty bits for protecting Dean*

-Rage issues. Sam. Anyone surprised? Didn't think so.

-Oh, yay, more mindfuckery! \o/ Sam versus the hallucinatory fangirls guilt-trip zombies! \o/ Starting with hallucinatory Dean!

Hee! The people on the right side are all "Grr, Arg."

-Yay! Wake up Dean! See past it!

-"Crazy is the clue" YAY SMART DEAN AGAIN SOME MORE!!! Though my soundtrack went muddy for a bit and at first I thought he said "Crazy as the glue" and thought it was an odd yet awesome turn of phrase.

-Earnest, crazy, case-theorizing Dean! *smishes him to bits too*

-Ghost of John. Eeeeek. Probably not a thought Dean needs to have while hallucinating. o.O

-Physical contact is as good a theory as any, but the kissing girl? I guess it's possible, but may I remind you Dean, you and your brother have come into contact with loads of people in here, and also got probed? [STILL NOT THINKING ABOUT IT] And I still want to know where the hell they hid the damn lockpicks! [Improvised. *handwaves*]

-Also, you both examined a corpse of one of the victims, and cut open his head and removed his brain (which after Yellow Fever, you'd think you'd be rather cognizant of). You are not short on potential vectors, guys.

-Dean and the floor. Heee! Okay, not stepping on cracks, sure, but I half-expected him to say he was trying not to step on the stacks of corpses of people he didn't save. Or avoid their grabbing hands. But a return to Yellow Fever state of anxious OCD is also understandable.

-Ah, okay, it's her. [AND that's why Sam and Dean got away with the morgue shenanigans, because it was the Wraith that found them, and she doesn't want extra attention any more than they do. HA!] Although I got her and Dean's shrink mixed up for a while there, so things got a bit confusing for me. *is stupid*

-"She's still alive." Her brain is jerky, how is she still alive??? Unless they interrupted the wraith early in the process. Or something. Sure. *nods*

-Oooo. Crazy eyes Dean. He's hallucinating, but knows Sam's trapped in lockdown and in danger, so even though his usual coping method of "cram everything down and built walls around it" isn't functioning right now, he's still up and moving forward. Deeeeeean!!! \o/

-HA! Hi psychopocalypse bunker! Show is fond of tying Sam down. I suspect one of these days it's not going to work...

-Heee! Shoes. Sorry, distracted. I wore shoes like that in grade two. *giggles*

-Ah, another villain who needs to read the Evil Overlords Handbook regarding monologuing. *pats Wraith*

-"All it took was a touch." Also proctology. *pondering brain wanders a little regarding this brain-stinger thing in relation to earlier prob- [I SAID I'M NOT THINKING ABOUT IT! *plugs ears* Lalalalalala!]*

-"Mmmm, crazy brains." Cool. Hormone and chemical soup. Hunh. So there's a sciency component to the monster's motivation. It wants us for our chemicals. A little X-Files, but that's okay. Heh. Or maybe the wraith are also related to the 456? "The chemicals are goooood."

-*snerk* Those damn shoes.

-"No. But I'm crazy so what the hell." Yay!! \o/

-Heeeeey! I've got a letter opener just like that! It came as part of a government-issued office supply package years back. Totally not silver, and bends on anything tougher than a manilla envelope. [Also not silver according to the sound. Silver rings. That clanked. Although this is supposed to be only silver-plated, so the sound department gets a pass on that. Plus the Q-tip in the brain noise earned them brownie points anyway.]

-Owwww. Broken proboscis-extractor-thingy. That's gotta hurt. Silly of her to try to use it in close combat. Subdue the victim first, then stick out your brain-juice extractor.

-Hunh. Dead she looks a bit like Penny from Dr. Horrible. Odd. The combination of the hair tendrils, the blank face and the pose.

-Alarm. Um. Crap. There's fifteen minutes left. Or actually five after the commercials. *beats commercials with stick*

-Sam has anger issues. Again, not surprised. Seriously, I could scan a page that's been in my fic notebook from season 1 hiatus right now and have almost exactly what Sam's saying here. But we all could, I suspect. The hints of something like this building up are all there from the start. Even though Sam's life could more than account for any conceivable mental imbalance, I still think YED's blood is growing something. Sorry, sorry, old theory. Sigh. Regardless, unposted stuff Kripke'd again.

-Dean's psychological advice. Shove everything down behind big walls and soldier on, sleeping three hours every other night and drinking like a fish while trying to save the world. And this is his normal. Oh Deeeeeeeeeeeean.

-Incidentally guys, the mental hospital is not getting any less alarmed while you stand around having your heart-to-wall-of-emotional-denial chat here. Why not hop in the Impala, get on the fastest road out of whereverthehell. [Ketchum, Oklahoma] and chat about it en route.

-Summary: Sam is a rage-monkey and Dean is a neutronium-dense-compressed ball of anxiety and pain who thinks this is just the way life has to be for him and Sam because it's the way he's operated since the age of four. Any surprises? I say no. And also yay! \o/ And also ow.

*dodges promo*

Seriously though, "PUDDING!!!!" "BOOP!!" Bwahahahahaah! XD

(PLEASE, NO SPOILERS OR REFERENCES TO SPOILERY MATERIAL IN COMMENTS! The definition of spoiler for this journal is located in left hand sidebar and includes references to promo material as spoilers. Theory and speculation based on aired episodes only.)

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irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: January 24th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh thank GOD! It's been driving me mad since Friday trying to remember which ep Wendy was in! Nightshifter! Of course it was Nightshifter! And after I worked out the Wraith chick was Holly in Scarecrow right away too. Most disappointed in myself...
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 24th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I totally didn't recognize Holly. She was one of the pre-title victims, right? I obviously need to rewatch season 1. :-D
tigriswolf From: tigriswolf Date: January 24th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
(Psst, Sam was squemish in "Bloodlust")

I adored that first scene, when they convinced the doc they were crazy. *hee*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 24th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Right. Fresh Blood was Gordon.

I adored that first scene, when they convinced the doc they were crazy. *hee*

That was perfect, because, to a mundane perspective they totally are crazy. :-D
blackcat333_99 From: blackcat333_99 Date: January 24th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
And she's not actually there at all. Ooo. Oooooo! Tricksy tricksy... Must watch on rewatch for if she's a hallucination/ghost/whatsis all along and was never actually there, if that's what she turns out to be. [You know... I don't know...

I'm stuck on this question too. Dean's hallucinations sure kicked in a lot faster than Sam's, but their "personal hells" come from different building blocks too, so that could account for that. Plus... as seemed to be emphasized quite a bit... even on a good day Dean really and truly does have a size of crazy working for him.

caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 25th, 2010 06:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! I'm replying to you in your post. :-D

ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: January 25th, 2010 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I may have missed something in the initial interview from chortling to myself too, and pudding..ohhh pudding.

No surprises here, but Dean..*pats Dean* I still feel overwhelming urge to feed him tea and a cozy place where he might sleep for more than 3 or 4 hours. Hmm that insomnia and repression thing sounds familiar..lol

Pondering what is to come..oh dear:P

Edited at 2010-01-25 01:24 am (UTC)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 25th, 2010 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Dean needs to get into a situation where he has nothing to do but sleep and eat real food for a week or two. And yes, it sounds very familiar, except for the alcohol. :-P
brigid_tanner From: brigid_tanner Date: January 25th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC) (Link)
YAY! someone else who didn't hate it! I totally didn't recognize the women from their previous roles. Probably for the same reason I didn't question the morgue scene...boys in t-shirts! They could have ditched those robes more often and I wouldn't have seen any plot holes ;)

You're right about the wrist slashing for the suicide. But if that's what the hospital is expecting, they're not going to look very far. Maybe when the wraith injects something to make blood not clot while it's sucking the brains out, so that smaller cuts would bleed more profusely.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 25th, 2010 06:38 am (UTC) (Link)
But if that's what the hospital is expecting, they're not going to look very far.

That annoys me, when medical professionals assume a cause of death without actually looking into it. However, the hospital has to be doing some kind of covering up of it's own to hide the many deaths there. *is annoyed by lax investigatory standards and ignorance of authority*

Maybe when the wraith injects something to make blood not clot while it's sucking the brains out, so that smaller cuts would bleed more profusely.

Yeah, that'd make sense. Mosquitos do that.
anniehow From: anniehow Date: January 25th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your summary perfectly encapsulates the episode: we got some fanfic cookies, and Sam has anger issues. Also, Broots (<- John's up-to-now-never-heard-of friend). It was fun but I was left twiddling my thumbs nervously and thinking "APOCALYPSE OMG" the whole time.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 26th, 2010 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I think this episode is going to turn out to have a greater role in the apocalypse storyline than most people think. If things go the way I suspect, things occurring in this episode could be another element of the solution.

And then of course there's "PUDDING!" \o/
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