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Reaction: Supernatural 6.08 and picspam
Short and cursory, sorry.

Contains profanity and some speculation.

Spoiler and Spec Summary

*deletes spoiler that didn't happen this ep* *adds spoiler that did happen this time* Monster is pretending to be a family dog. Fairly direct, that spoiler.

Picspam Reaction, with speculation and randomness for Supernatural 6.08 - All Dogs Go to Heaven

-THEN. Arg, werewolves. What? *blocks remainder of THEN*

-Ha. The guy's talking to his dog-sitter. Cute.

Photo 1

-Was that a different smashy noise for the titlecard there?

-"All Dogs Go To Heaven." Oh, right. This is the one with the dog. *adds spoiler to summary, removes other*

-"Give him a kiss him from me." HEEEE! I love Crowley. In an 'I'd like to see him thwarted but not killed' sort of way.

-"No." Dude. Yay. Resistance may be futile, but at least it's resistance.
Photo 2

-Written by Adam Glass and directed by Phil Sgriccia. Isn't he the one that's inherited the 'problematic' episode mantle from Kim Manners?

-"Mouth-breathing dick monkeys." Hehehe. Tact and subtlety apparently requires a soul.
Photo 3

-Tie Report: Opposite direction stripes, Dean's a dark red shade, Sam's a dark blue. Pretty universally opposite, but both on the surface dark stripey ties.
Photo 4

-Sleepy Dean. Aw.
Photo 5

-Winchesterian tossing! Haven't seen that in a while.
Photo 6

-"If all you had was beer then how come you're sweating vodka?" Okay Sam is seriously pinging my Sherlock monitors. O.o
Photo 7

-Dog. Attacking. Yeah, I'm hiding now.
Photo 8

-Oooo, nice transition of visual accuity with the monster-cam. That was rather awesome in a massively geeky sort of way. [And completely uncappable in a coherent manner. Basically, the Monster-cam goes from doggy-vision to human-vision in a single shot, which is cool on a few different levels.]

-*ad break pondering* Werewolves didn't used to do full transform though, so either this guy's something different, or werewolves can do that now under the post-apoc who-gives-a-crap-about-the-moon rules, or he's the Alpha. And really slumming.

-Ah. He's not just a Monster of the Week, he's a perv. Good to know.
Photo 9

-TIE SHIFT! Mid episode tie shift! Stripes are now going the same direction, but Sam's tie is a a much brighter red and Dean's is a green-black, maybe. Almost opposite colour. Pretending to be on the same track as Dean on the surface but not actually? Which direction won? [Dean's. And considering what Sam says at the end of the episode, I do believe there is meta in those ties.]
Photo 10

-Uh oh? The dog just ripped the kid's toy in a weirdly deliberate manner right in front of him, and all you've got is 'Uh oh!' and laughing? Okay, maybe that's the balanced and emotionally stable positivity to adversity response, but at least a disappointed 'Lucky!' would have been less... freaky.
Photo 11

-"Can we do it later?"/"I'm afraid not." Her face to Sam is perfect.
Photo 12

-"Trust me." Yeah right. Sorry, Sam. Once a trust is broken it has to be earned back.
Photo 13

-Midnight playground lurking. Classy. Not skeevy at all.
Photo 14

-What meeting? On my local affiliate the guy disappeared off the side of the screen. *smacks local affiliate for not letterboxing* [Ah. That meeting.]

-Dude. Jumping Sam. Ooo.

-Ha! Sorry. Getting pranged by a car is a rather good strategy at this point for the dog-guy. Get picked up by People, taken to a shelter and hide in the crowd. *nods*

-Ah. Skinwalker. OMG HI JOHN'S JOURNAL!!!
Photo 15

-Bets. They've got the wrong dog. Except he's seeing in Monster-cam, so could be the right one. ...aaand it is. Hunh. Maybe that's a missing scene? Or maybe they picked the German Shepard that wasn't happy to see them.

-Bad cop Sam is rather hilarious.
Photo 16


-While you do need a soul to be tactful, you apparently don't need a soul to be a smartass.
Photo 17

-Ooo. Nice gun. Haven't seen that since, what, Simon Said? Hope it gets better results than that outing.
Photo 18

-"Stop pretending, and do us both a favor." Ow.

-Nice drummy music on the soundtrack here, for the 'walking together while farther apart than they've ever been' shot. Did I say Ow? Well, ow.
Photo 19

-"I'd double-cross us." Um. Not helping, Sam.
Photo 20
Photo 21

-Heh. Ooops. Allies and dependents. Always guard the damned allies and dependents.
Photo 22

-"Plan B"/"We've got one?" Didn't they have the same exchange a couple weeks ago?

-[...ARE YOU KIDDING??? Okay. This was not part of the show, but one of the screen-bottom pop-ups said; "WANTED - EXORCIST. CHURCH NEEDS DEMON FIGHTERS" Could there be a more apt show for that pop-up? I suspect it's the affiliates news program having a slow day and deciding to cover the Vatican's massive increase in exorcist training that was announced sometime last summer. Must be a slow news day. Regardless HA! Glad I got it on tape, even though I can't cap it.]

-Sniper!Dean! OMG. Um. Hell yeah.
Photo 23
Photo 24

-Whoa there, Sammy McShootypants! How many clips of silver bullets do you have?
Photo 25

-Uh oh. Doberman. Okay. Wolf. Big dogs being aggressive- Um. Fuck it. THIS IS NOT A GOOD EP FOR A PERSON WITH CANI- LUPO- DOG-PHOBIA!!! *hides behind things* [Cynophobia. Whatever. Still hiding.]
Photo 26
Photo 27

-"...Lucky!?" Hee! Someone's seriously failing a boggle check right there.
Photo 28

-Dude. Don't bring a dog to a gun fight. Idiot.
Photo 29

-The dog actor is quite good.
Photo 30

-"Get away from this house, you psycho." Awww, poor puppy.
Photo 31

Photo 32

I'm sorry, I truly am, and I'm betting I'm not the first to make this association, but I am Canadian and therefore at this point culturally obligated to embed this clip.

So, topic of discussion then iiiiis; "Is the Littlest Hobo the Alpha of the Skinwalkers?" *ponders deeply*

-Continuity of fake chain restaurants is contiguous. *waves at Beef Barn bag*
Photo 33

-They seem calm considering they've just found out there are potentially thousands of people with a Skinwalker as a pet in major city centres all over the country, possibly the world, just waiting for the signal to turn their humans into more Skinwalkers. Although there's not a lot Sam and Dean can do without triggering the operation. Could... uh.... hm. Short of getting everyone with a random fairly intelligent stray dog to get their dogs a silver choke chain, there's nothing they can do, really. That's the thing with sleeper cells.

-"I don't care." We could tell. And we know it'll get fixed one way or another. But ow.
Photo 34
Photo 35

-"It was kinda harder." Yeah, but I think that's sort of the point.

-OH FUCK. There's an altered Dean's Family theme running in the soundtrack under this scene played on, like an oboe or some other ducky woodwind. Just a very broken-sounding note progression but it's there. DAMMIT SHOW, MUST YOU?

-"I'MMA GIT MA BRUTHER BACK." HELL YEAH! \o/ Are we back on track? Cards on the table and not in denial and all that jazz? Maybe? I think we might be. HUZZAH!!
Photo 36
Photo 37

[...you know, all things considered, Crowley should have had a bit more research into the whole 'Alpha' hunt mission... Wonder if he sent the boys there to find out about the sleeper cells so they can spread the word or something and defuse them, since they're recruiting for a war, and if it's a war against Hell... hm. Bears pondering. *ponders*]

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bellatemple From: bellatemple Date: November 17th, 2010 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I've totally decided that the war the monsters are gearing up for is the same as the civil war in Heaven. A power shift of that magnitude is going to shake things up for everybody, so everybody in the know is gearing up for the worst, monsters and demons alike, and the humans are just slow on the uptake. . . .

Yeah, that doesn't really have anything to do with anything, but I felt the need to share it, so there.

(My cat feels your dog-fear pain -- she spent this episode hiding under the futon.)
claudiapriscus From: claudiapriscus Date: November 17th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree. There's definitely going to be some sort of connection.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 17th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure it's linked too. The civil war has destabilized Heaven, Crowley's consolidating Hell and looking to move in to Purgatory, so I don't know for sure if the Monster build-up is to try to take over Earth, or defend Purgatory for the sake of defending Purgatory, or trying to stop Crowley or trying to invade heaven themselves. I have my suspicions though, and it's nice to have to think about tactics and motivation for the bad guys. :-)
amy_star_ From: amy_star_ Date: November 17th, 2010 09:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Even though Chris has been home sick all week (since Thursday), he even got a Littlest Hobo vibe off that scene. :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 17th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really wonder if that wasn't deliberate. They could have picked any breed of dog after all.
borgmama1of5 From: borgmama1of5 Date: November 17th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are the only person I've read who has sussed out the deep meaning of the ties.

You need to write a tie-meta!
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caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 17th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought that's what I was doing... XD
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borgmama1of5 From: borgmama1of5 Date: November 17th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, but go back to the very first tie-wearing instance, and analyze from then, with lots of photgraphic back-up. :)
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caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 17th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I didn't have to work or do Real Life things with 90% of my time, maybe. :-P
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borgmama1of5 From: borgmama1of5 Date: November 17th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Real Life...what an excuse :)
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caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 17th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
More of a reason than an excuse.
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sams1ra From: sams1ra Date: November 17th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I got a question for you. I know it's not exactly relevent to this episode, but... whatever.

Cas gave SamnDean those Enochian symbols on their ribs so no angel (himself included) will be able to track them down, prayer or no prayer.

So how come he can find them now? How come all Dean has to do is cuss him and growl and pretend to pray and here pops Cas?

caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 17th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
...Okay, random question considering Castiel wasn't in this ep, but I'll take it.

My theory would be that prayer opens a line of communication, which can be traced. Castiel couldn't trace them from cellphone calls before because A) he was under-powered and B) he's not AT&T. Wrong wavelength or something. After the end of last season, Castiel got levelled up, and I guess prayer is the line-in to Heaven, so tracking it doesn't present a problem for him.

Theory anyway.
anniehow From: anniehow Date: November 17th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, we need to find out exactly what sort of "regrettable things are now required of" Castiel... does it tie in with the Monsters organizing? or with Crowley's plans? there was a point where I thought he'd been the one to recruit grampa back into the land of the living... which he still might have been, if he's working with Crowley... arrgh! I just hope it ends up tying in with what we've already seen, because if it ends up being something completely different that we had no inkling of, I'd call a loud LAME.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 17th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's going to be very interesting finding out what the heck's up with Castiel and the civil war, and now that the boys have aired all their linens, so to speak, lets hope they can spare a moment or two to find out what's happening.
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: November 17th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
YES!! No-one replied to my homage to The Littlest Hobo, so I was starting to think I imagined the whole thing! (Except I didn't because my dog at the time had floppy ears and we used to make them stand up and sing Maybe Tomorrow at him! Yeah. Me and my brother were geeks.)

"Plan B"/"We've got one?" Didn't they have the same exchange a couple weeks ago?

Yes they did as I rewatched this one after last week's and noticed that too!!

I know it's very anti-fandom right now, but... I'm actually kinda liking Soulless!Snarky!Sam. And I would seriously love to see him trying to sell Dean for a soda.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 17th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
No-one replied to my homage to The Littlest Hobo, so I was starting to think I imagined the whole thing!

Wahey! I thought Littlest Hobo was a mainly Canadian thing! I'm rather happy it's known further afield! :-)

I would seriously love to see him trying to sell Dean for a soda.

I would be surprised if there wasn't already some variety of fic on this topic.
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: November 17th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd give Sam a dollar for Dean...
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 17th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think you'd be alone in that sentiment. Although Dean might have some very loud things to say about being sold at any price. XD
charis_kalos From: charis_kalos Date: November 18th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Great recap!

All I really want to say is:

Okay Sam is seriously pinging my Sherlock monitors. O.o


And - I love Sam as a smart-ass! Partly because I can't help thinking that Jared must be loving playing him after years of angst. But mainly 'cos I think he's hilarious.

But I will be glad when Dean saves his soul and gets his brother back.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 18th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Seriously!! I nearly choked when he came out with that "sweating vodka" thing!

But I will be glad when Dean saves his soul and gets his brother back.

Me too, though I'm hoping it comes back with a memory reset, because Sam with a soul remembering things he's done and said without one might be incapacitated by guilt, especially given his predisposition toward a guilt complex. Realistically speaking, thinking about Sam as a person, that is. Storyline speaking, bring on the massive angst! :-)
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: November 18th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I am firmly on the deliberate side of Littlest Hobo, oh yes;)

Sam certainly lacks the frontal lobe filter among other things at the moment. Brutal discussions over picnic tables--there ought to be a meta for that too..lol
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 18th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I am firmly on the deliberate side of Littlest Hobo, oh yes;)

Most of the crew is Canadian, so it's entirely feasible. :-)

Brutal discussions over picnic tables--there ought to be a meta for that too..lol

There is I think. The director Sgriccia does quite a few, including the Sam goes off alone at the start of season 5 conversation.

From: ladygunnora Date: November 19th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
//Little Hobo//

Not being Canadian, my reaction to that scene with Lucky was that I heard the sad notes of "The Lonely Man," the theme they always played at the end of every "The Incredible Hulk" episode. Bruce "Lucky" Banner, heading off alone down an endless highway. All that's missing is the duffle bag!

I do think the "war" comment, first heard from the vamp Alpha, is interesting. At this point, though, I'm not sure if the "monsters" are gearing up to fight each other for territory and food supply (that is, us), or if they see Crowley's efforts as Hell gearing up for war, and they're building armies to fight that.

I'm not sure I believe Sam was telling the truth at the end, about wanting his soul back. Why would he? It's easier this way, and it makes him stronger and tougher. It's not as if he's hurting because he doesn't have one, or if he *cares* about not having one.

However, I think embedded in his little speech was the motivation behind his comment: (1) he needs Dean right now (we don't know why, yet, because he certainly didn't need Dean the entire year he let Dean suffer thinking Sam was in the cage); and (2) Dean was getting ready to walk without some sort of sign that Sam *wants* to be Dean's brother again, wants to change, to get his soul back. So, he says what he knows Dean wants to hear--and I suspect that from here on, we'll see Sam carefully saying and doing all the things necessary to convince Dean he really, really, really means it this time--to keep Dean from leaving. Just MO. Miles vary, and all that.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 19th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Interesting and valid point about Sam. At this point his motivations are all suspect.
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