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Picspam Reaction: Supernatural 8.05
Warning: Contains profanity, a surprising amount of Cabin Pressure and an Eleventh Doctor reference.

Spoiler and Theory Summary

No spoilers known.

So, Halloween episode! Great Pumpkin aired the day before, the rest a day or two one side or another, so I think this will be the first Supernatural episode actual to air on Halloween, so I'm hoping they're going to do something funky with it. They might not, because above all else, the CW is not known for its iron-clad adherence to airing schedules, so hard to say. Regardless, it's an excellent night to have a new SPN episode.

I have pizza and candy. Bring it.

Picspam Reaction, with speculation and randomness for Supernatural 8.05 - "???" "Blood Brothers"

-Skipping the THEN, as per.

-Eagle Harbor, Washington! Hooray for a Pacific North West location Vancouver can mimic without even breathing hard.

-Ah! Benny the huggable vampire returns, and hopefully brings some flashbacks with him, because there is some 'splaining to do.
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-Yep. Coming back from the dead to hunt down the people that killed you happens whether you're a ghost, a demon or a huggable vampire released from Purgatory by Dean Winchester. Death and vengeance. You'd think it was a theme or something.
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-I have to say, this guy must be the smoothest, preppiest looking hunter I've ever seen on this show.
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-Ah. Not a hunter. That would be why then. XD
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-And he was too stupid to run away from a machete with backup right there. Can vampires get Darwin awards? *facepalm*

-And now Enid, Oregon, still in the land of the green and he wet.

-Title: Blood Brother. That pretty conclusively indicates some explanations in the area of Benny incoming.

-"No you said 'I wonder if Kevin is setting us up', then you started in with the technobabble. That was two states ago." Heee. So, Kevin's still leaving them messages or a trail of some kind, Dean is still grumpy and Sam is still king of the geek-boys and all is well with the world. For a minute or two.

-"Crappy little credit-card counting criminal prodigy Rainman." Sounds like a candidate for future Winchester adoption, maybe, if he ever gets over the 'Dean tried to kill his mom' thing.

-"I was trying to kill Crowley. Who happened to be wearing Kevin's mother at the time." Hahahaha, the conversations that happen on this show, particularly between the things Dean says out loud, and Sam's face.
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-Nothing stood out at me from the interior of this hotel yet, but the exterior decor is making it look like a little kid's back-yard play house. Colors everywhere! Whee!
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-"'Fraid I messed up, buddy." Benny, Benny, Benny. Silly vengeful undead vampire. *pats*
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-*facepalm* Benny. Dude. Just because you came back from the dead, technically twice depending how you want to read that becoming a vampire in the first place business, does not mean you are now invincible.
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-Written by Ben Edlund, purveyor of unholy crack and whumpage. Directed by Guy Bee, who's a familiar name.

-"Mind if I take the Toblerone?" *epic Cabin Pressure related squee* Hm. Dean meeting Arthur Shappey. That'd be weird. Also, bit of a side-poke at Kevin by raiding the bar fridge in the room that's on his (fake, probably) credit card. But Dean and Toblerones is new. I like.
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-Car! *snuggles* So nice to have the car back. Sooooo niiiiiice.
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-"What does that mean, 'personal'?" For some reason, coming from Sam, this is hilarious. Although really, growing up, 'personal' was perhaps an undervalued reason for doing things for Winchesters.

-Flashback time! Arg. What is he whistling.... 1812 Overture? No, Hall of the Mountain King. Cool. Used recently in a cool vid about time travel in the movies. Creepy as hell too, since it's a bit off key. Very nice.
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-And again, kudos to the makeup and costume department for the job done on Dean here.
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-"Not stalking, concerned." Uh hunh. Checking your girlfriend's credit card and bank records is usually a long long way from concerned, but Winchesters grew up with a different moral compass with regard to financial records. Less of a moral compass, more of a moral disco ball. ...pretend that made sense.
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-Heh. Her name is Amelia Richardson. Between that and the Toblerone, I wonder if someone over there is into Cabin Pressure. Can just see the crossover. MJN First Officer Douglas Richardson is very concerned that his eldest daughter from his first marriage, Amelia, who lives in America is dating a man who seems to have been declared dead a few times, spent time on the FBI's most wanted list, and has been suspected at various times of a lot of really bad things and therefore decides to go sort things out the next time Gerti flies to Texas. Heh heh heh.

-Yeah sure it's the fan making a sound like something growling or a zombie dragging a non-functional leg, which totally won't be sneaking up behind you while you're gawping at the ceiling. Sam, taking a year off hunting hasn't done your instincts any good.
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-Or maybe it's just going to trigger a random gauzy flashback and Sam Winchester being less paranoid than me is a sign of something else entirely. *facepalm*
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-Sam Winchester, hotel A/C and bathroom fan repair guy. Awww. It's kind of cute really.
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-I realize I take a lot of screencaps of the car, but I'm still getting over the traumatic carlessness of last season, so hush.
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-*Impala door creak* Me: *happy sigh*

-Smart boy, Benny, packing a lunch. Looks like he has a taste for the rare varieties. Only about 4% of people in North America are AB, I think. Must be snagging the rares because he can (seriously, if you broke into a wine cellar, would you be snagging the dusty old bottles or the crap-in-a-box?), because obviously vampires aren't hunting by blood type outside of bloodmobile donations. Unless they can smell type, or carry a typing kit, anyone they hunt the usual way will be a random type, which is a good thing because if a punch of gnawed on corpses of the same blood type kept showing up around vampire nests, non-hunter authorities might be less inclined to write them off as animal attacks. Or maybe Benny's allergic to other blood types. Man that would suck. Vampire vomit is no doubt far more disturbing than the regular kind. O.o
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-The look on Dean's face is making me want to know a hell of a lot more about Benny the huggable vampire.... but it's a work night, so I'm going to have to hit pause now for around 20 hours and do that sleep and work thing. Damned reality, messing up my fun.
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-...And that's when work exploded at me for several days, and now it's 98 hours later. Blech. I'm stunned that I haven't seen any spoilers in the intervening time from the few snatches of internet I've managed to grab, so everyone's doing great at keeping things under a cut. Anyway! Onward.

-"A little rest and a full cooler of AB-, most wounds short of amputation will mend up." Wow, that's impressive. Vampires feeding heals them quite fast, good to know. Wonder if it's just AB that does that? Hmmm... also starting to wonder if Dean got seriously hurt in Purgatory an Benny somehow saved him with vampire blood, and put him in a mild thrall... hm. Meh. I'm paranoid.

-Ah, lighting people, you are lovely wonderful people too.
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-Ooo, apparently angel powers still work in Purgatory. Good to know as well.
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-"If you murder a monster in monster heaven, where does it go?" Yep, and there goes Castiel, throwing out topics for meta.

-"I am not your aunt." He's Castiel, he's worse than everyone's aunt! Oh no, wait, that's the Eleventh Doctor.
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-"I have no possible relationship to your sibling offspring."/"Naw, you're kidding me!"/"Oh, you two are killing me!" HEEEEEEEE. Suddenly I want to see more of Benny and Castiel driving Dean insane in Purgatory. Benny trolling Cas, Castiel not understanding grimly, Dean thunking his head against the nearest tree. Repeat.
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-The risk of crossing Purgatory with a Seraph, it's less than strategic." Yay for actual reasoned discussions about strategy, okay, but what did Castiel just call himself? Seraph. That's very interesting... but I'm not quite sure why yet. Six wings... Zachariah had six wings, or at least he said he did. Hmmm...

-"This dimension wants to spit you out." Oh for- Stop reading my WIP fic notes, Edlund! I've had that freaking scene written for three years. Hmf.

-"Cas, we're going to shove your ass back through the eye of that needle if it kills all three of us." Pure, boneheaded, foolhardy, loyal-himself-to-death Dean. Love it. I do wonder though if Castiel disembodied and let poor Jimmy go through the gate as a human, if his angelic self couldn't find a maintenance entrance of some sort to sneak out of, but who knows what that would do to the *handwave* head-Lucifer situation. Could be he's body-bound too after all the crap. I'm going to assume it's been discussed and dismissed off-screen for some sensible reason. *handwave handwave*
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-Why are bug zappers so ominous? Is it the blue glow? Is it the casual myriad tiny deaths occurring overhead? And... why is Sam using the laptop outside in the dark under a bug zapper? I'm going to assume the wifi was better out there. *nods*
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-"*ZOMG STALKER!*"/"I'm fixing your sink!"/"...What?" *facepalm*
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-"Boarded, burned and buried at sea." HOLY CRAP, IS BENNY'S OLD NEST A NEST OF VAMPIRE PIRATES!? Does that make them Vampirates? I think it does. Heeee! *nods*
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-*nods again at the strategy* Would have worked better when sea travel was less tracked and more hazardous, but still, it has definite strategic merit as a method of vampiric hunting.

-"Vampire pirates?" Eeeehehehehehehehe! Yep!
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-"That's what you guys are? Vampirates." EEEEEEEEEEEEE! \o/ Okay, I will admit, I literally shrieked just a little there, and also managed to slap myself in the nose. Not sure how that worked. Anyway, VAMPIRATES! \o/
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-You know, Benny the huggable vampire is cool and all, and I get that Dean seems to have adopted him or trusts him, but there's still a shiver of intrinsic 'WRONG!' about seeing him sitting in the Impala passenger seat. Not that he should drive because that's just made of hell no.
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-So, Benny left the vampire family for the love of a human, the family tracked him down and killed both of them, and now he's out for revenge. Simple enough motives.

-OMG you guys! Dean's on a boat! I don't know why that fills me with such glee, and I think he's even been on a boat before at some point, but it just does. Boat! *flail*
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-Not sending Sam that message is going to get him in trouble, but then again, sending it might have gotten him in trouble too... or maybe not. Sam's got a head full of normal right now, he might think it was all fine. Not sending it will get him in trouble for sure when everything goes south in a minute here, I'm sure.
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-Benny's nest has a nice house that looks slightly familiar... *quick check* and it's not the same building as was the very pink museum in The Mentalists last season.
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-That staircase looks really familiar too...
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-Ohhh, they didn't kill his girlfriend/wife, they turned her. That's... so much worse. Probably.
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-And it's a trap. "Idiot." I completely agree, Dean.
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-*facepalm* I know we have had this conversation before, Dean. When sneaking around, particularly when sneaking around in the house of vampires who have on occasion been known to be able to hear a heartbeat from a good distance away, which you know because for a while there you were one, turn your damned phone off! Vibrate will not cut it. Off. Silly Dean. *pats*

-Also, while sneaking around aforementioned house of vampires, don't talk to yourself. I repeat, *facepalm*

-And a shot of Sam's girlfriend's license. She lives at an address the doesn't actually exist (no surprise) but the town does and the zip code is correct. Although her name at the top of the window is Richards rather than Richardson. Maybe it's just truncated verrrry subtly.
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-And I just spent a minute trying to figure out why the mouse pointer on the screen wasn't moving when I moved the mouse. *facepalm* It's late.

-"Because someone jammed about eight hundred limes down the drain and blew up the disposal." You know, it was a very long time ago, but I'm not sure if that's a TWoP Text Me thread shout out to the frisky armadillo saga or not. Somewhere in the wilds of the internet, I have a crappy paint graphic of a stuffed armadillo pushing a lemon into a garbage disposal. That was a very long time ago. That aside, she's going through a hell of a lot of limes. Either it's some kind of sign she's a monster, or she has a serious tequila-shot problem.
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-"Usually when someone moves into a town, they, you know, move into a town." HAHAHAHAH. Considering Sam's long history of moving as a kid, I think this must be idealized thinking on Sam's part. I doubt the Winchesters moved in to many towns they lived in.
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-*facepalm again some more* DO NOT MAKE PHONE CALLS WHILE SNEAKING AROUND INSIDE A VAMPIRE NEST!!! Dean, seriously, we need to go over stealth phone etiquette before you get your fool ass killed.
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-"What guy? Garth!?" HEEEEE! Poor Garth.
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-"All your friends are dead." Nice Sam. Real nice. Sort of true... and sort of still true considering Benny is technically dead too. But tact, Sam, really. Look into it.
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-Now there's a lovely knife. Not a machete, but it should do the trick. Sounds like Benny's not the only one who want's the lead vamp's head chopped off. Although she seems to be able to switch sides very quickly and apparently completely, without much hint of any leanings one way or another. And if Benny kills the rest, she'd be top of the hierarchy, or Benny would. Also she's doomed. She just feels doomed, with the lingering looks and such from Benny. He'll have to kill her too for some reason, or she'll be killed by the other vampires as a lesson to Benny. Regardless, doomed.
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-*AGAIN facepalm* If you MUST call your annoyed and shouty brother while sneaking around a vampire nest, DO NOT PUT HIM ON SPEAKER. Aaaaarg. Luckily for Dean, Vampirates seem to have bad hearing. Must be the sea air or something. Yeah. *headdesk and handwave*
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-Sam, don't think you're off the hook (ha ha) on the stealth phone etiquette. You know Dean is in the middle of a difficult bit of vampire nest clearing when he calls, you get the location and hang up. You do not castigate him loudly and endlessly over the phone.
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-*headdesk* Okay, that better be a trap for the guard vampires.
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-Oh good, it is. You get a pass on that one, Dean.
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-And one more time, *facepalm*
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-Heh. And the head vampire is wearing something that I think is usually called a fisherman's sweater. Could be wrong on that. If not, then very cute, Show.
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-"I wailed when I saw you in all those pieces." Well, that makes the whole business of getting messily slaughtered just fine then. Why's everyone so grumpy? He wailed. Pfft.
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-"If that's all I could salvage for my wayward son-" Oh for- Hahah. Fine. Quote the damned song. *headshake*

-*head bounces down the corridor* Tea. Everywhere. Bwahahaha.

-Um, guys? While you all are arguing vampiric morality, Castiel's angel-sense appears to be tingling.
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-"More monsters?"/"Leviathan." Well crap. This is really not going to go well, is it?
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-"'Dog'? That's what you're calling him?" Hee.
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-"You buy all your clothes at army surplus. White supremacists do that."/"I'm not-"/"Drifting serial killers do that."/"Fair enough." Sneeeeeeeeeerk. Technically, yes. Victimology: monsters, ghosts, demons...

-"And that's because you have no one. I mean, at all. Right?" Sam, we've had this discussion about tact before. Look into getting some, because it's not helping reduce your creepy factor with the pretty vet.
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-Ooo! Yellow car! Sam's stealing a yellow car! Okay, that's three possible Cabin Pressure references in the same episode. Seriously, who in the production team is a Cabin Pressure fan?

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-All right, Bullet-time Benny was rather impressive, I'll give him that.
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-"This universe is a pyramid of despair." I bet the head vampire has some interesting poetry stashed away somewhere.

-"Where, Benny?"/"What are you talking about? Anywhere." Heh. Yeah, no. And here comes the other side of her motivation.
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-"We can ride the high seas, plunder together." Considering he's said at some point he's stopping the whole operation, I really don't think that will fly. And so, doomed. Of course.
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-"What I love, it ain't here anymore." Ow. Jeez! Just chop her head off, it'd probably hurt her less.
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-Or Dean can stab her in the back and then decapitate her with the Purgatory blade, which seems to do a fine job of decapitating vampires, but hasn't shown any special abilities yet, despite being made of stone from a different dimension. Just saying. Bet Mjölnir would smack all hell out of a vampire too.
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-"You could have drained my soul into any culvert and no one would have been the wiser." Benny, sweetie, have you even met Dean Winchester?
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-The intensity of this face makes me worried about the content of the inbound flashback. Very worried.
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-Okay, Leviathans in Purgatory are like a freaking artillery barrage version of the liquid metal Terminator, in black. SO FRIGGING AWESOME! I mean eep! Yes, eep. Very dangerous to our heroes. *nods sagely*
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That was so damn cool! *bounces*

-And Benny saves Cas. The look on Castiel's little faaaaace! Awww!
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-Interesting framing for Sam, with the big red rescue ring behind him making big red horns...
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-Oh, right. 'Hi Sam, I'd like you to meet Benny. He's a vampire I met in Purgatory who escaped with me, who is on my 'cleared for hugging' list. Benny, Sam, my brother who's been reluctantly hunting monsters with me most of his life, but now he wants to abandon me, I mean hunting, for a veterinarian and a dog.' This will go well. Suuuuure.
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-Oh crap. I was thinking there would be some intense lying for an episode or two, but it looks like Sam knows something.... I hope it's not just that vampires tend to be cold, because they just drove a boat across the bay at night, and anyone's hands could be quite cold. Maybe it's some kind of latent psychic thing. OOO! Or the monster blood Sam got stuck with at the start of season 6. Yeah! *handwaves*
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-Dean: *headshake* Sam: *moderately epic clenching* Ohhh there will be many words about this development between Sam and Dean, yes there will.
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-"I can see you two have a lot to talk about." Pfffft. Yeah, Benny, you could say that.
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-Really, though, after the alliance with Ruby thing, Sam should be somewhat understanding, right? Ha. Hahaha. Yeah, I couldn't keep a straight face while typing that either.

So! Benny's out of the bag, and Sam and Dean are going to talk! Loudly! Progress! With shouting! \o/

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borgmama1of5 From: borgmama1of5 Date: November 6th, 2012 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)
And not a single tie in the whole episode! :(

Vampirates :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 7th, 2012 07:43 am (UTC) (Link)
VAMPIRATES! There should be more! In frilly shirts and high leather boots, swinging from the sails. Wrong century for that, though, darn it.
claudiapriscus From: claudiapriscus Date: November 6th, 2012 10:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm. Dean and I have very similar phones. Perhaps even the same phone. Actually, what i was commenting to say was that the hall of the mountain king thing is really interesting, because it was used as a motif in M for whenever Peter Lorre's character got up to murderin'. He whistled it. It was notable because it was one of the first times a leitmotif was used in film as shorthand for a character, or at least so I've been told.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 7th, 2012 07:45 am (UTC) (Link)
It's been used in quite a few things, yeah. I do like the M connection. The lyrics are completely monstery in translation too, so suited well for Purgatory.
ph0enix_flyer From: ph0enix_flyer Date: November 6th, 2012 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
The whole 'seraph' thing confused me.

I know that a seraphiim is a six-winged angel in Isiah's vision, and that was the first thing my mind went to.
But I have also very commonly seen it used simply as another word to refer to an angel. Kinda like we can refer to ourselves as Man, Human or a Person, but the context remains exactly the same.

(EDIT: That's what I get for trying to post a comment on my phone... No substitute for a good computer. Ever. Continuing...)

Personally, with the way it was being used in the conversation, I'm more inclined to believe it was the latter. I mean, it wasn't exactly the right moment to be pointing out his promotion. Even Cas at his most obtuse knows that. :P

Edited at 2012-11-06 02:52 pm (UTC)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 7th, 2012 07:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I doubt Castiel was pointing out anything, whether it was a promotion or not, but you're probably right about it being used as a generic term for a celestial, rather than a rank.
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: November 6th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
In the Hall of the Mountain King - oh my, yes. I sort of flailed internally there.

Anyway, I do love Benny, but oh my saints and martyrs there is going to be a discussion after this..lol Also vampirates!!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 7th, 2012 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh yes, there will be some loud discussions of great ouch.
percysowner From: percysowner Date: November 6th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
As a vampire Benny doesn't have a pulse plus Sam knew Dean had gone to a vampire's nest and what with Dean having been turned once, Sam was probably just checking for a pulse of whoever came out with Dean. Actually considering Dean HAD almost been turned once before, Sam trusting his nod that an actual vampire is okay is very trusting of him.

Pattern I have noticed this year. Episode one is about finding another Word of God, which okay Kevin the prophet needs something to do, so it makes sense. Episode 2 we get Thor a god and Mjölnir. Episode 3 is all about the Mayan god Kakow(?). Episode 4 we have Sam and Dean directly mention the Mayan god and Michael declares himself a "golden god". In this episode Benny talks about how his maker considered himself god. There's been an awful lot of mentions of god in a series that even during the Apocalypse didn't mention God every single episode. It could be coincidence and very likely next week there will be no use of the word god or any reference to any god at all, but God or gods seem to be peculating somewhere in the back of the season. Is there a god tie?
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 7th, 2012 07:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Fair enough, and an interesting theory. Nice to have a broader base of cultural source material at the very least. As to a tie, we'll see when or if we see.
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: November 7th, 2012 12:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, exactly!! After sneaking about with Ruby, you would think Sam would take it a bit easy on Dean for sneaking about with Benny... But maybe it's not so much the sneaking about with a monster (?) as the sneaking about with a replacement brother Sam's not too happy about!

And seriously, when did Sam become good at fixing stuff?

I did like this episode though. Kind of restored my faith after the last couple of 'filler' eps!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 7th, 2012 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Sam fixing stuff is an interesting, yet bizarre development. Kind of cool, and given all the gun cleaning and bullet assembling, he'd have grown up with some manual dexterity and sense of how things fit together, but considering Dean had to show him where the carb was on the Impala... it's bizarre. But interesting.


Edited at 2012-11-07 09:00 am (UTC)
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: November 7th, 2012 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwww thank you! It's been lovely so far! If only because I woke up to find out the US hadn't elected a nutjob as president! Hurrah! Safe for another four years!
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caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 8th, 2012 04:43 am (UTC) (Link)
My contrast seems to be too dark, I couldn't tell Benny's eye color.
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