There were so many things to love about this episode and they did a great job in throwing in funny remarks and moments to balance it out and basically create a real nice mix.
Though Dean wasn’t that present the whole episode, he really knocked me out with his slight bad ass and cocky yet so much more mature self. He got sparks in his eyes at the thought of hunting a werewolf like a kid that just got permission to take his first ride alone with his bike. And the fact that they ran into the last furry wolf when they were kids makes me want to read fanfiction about it. Where are all the weechester werewolf tales? Throw them my way, pretty please.
I love how the writers never fail to pick facetious aliases for our boys and I adored Sam’s death glare thrown backwards at Dean after introducing them. Landis and Dante, oh the irony ♥
It felt a bit like having back our sassy season one Dean at times here. His naively proud face when Madison told them about how Nate loved hitting on everyone in a five mile radius was all kinds of adorable. Must have been the first time they had a playful rivalry about a girl too. And how cute is it that good old jousting is replaced by paper, scissors, rock? Seriously, I loved how both of them stuck to the same picks *draws hearts around them*
Oh how Dean can’t lose a game without teasing and chaffing to follow. Him calling Sam’s cell and knowing his brother so well he predicts in every detail what awkward misery Sammy was in sitting on that couch was just sweet.
DEAN: What’s she wearing?*loves*
SAM: Bye, Dean.
DEAN: (hangs up) Oh, Sammy.
As for the Sam/Madison storyline, I think it built up okay and was just the right thing between awkwardness and attraction. The actual revelation that she’s a monster at full moon and doesn’t even know about it and, most importantly, that there’s no cure, added a biting wit to the whole thing. If anything it bonded the both of them more with respect to the fact that Sam understands her. He’s scared of the monster in himself, of what he might become and that just as much as Madison had no control over it, he’s afraid he might not have either.
The outcome is this blurred reflection of what Sam asked of Dean in BUABS. It’s not the first time they dropped foreshadowing of that kind and it makes me all wobbly to think that, one day, it might be Dean pulling the trigger on his brother because it’s the last way left to save him.
This turn of events was practically mocking Sam and I don’t think that he fully understood the irony in that just yet. Still, I find it brave and unsettling at the same time that unlike Dean, he went through with it after all.
I was flinching right with Dean when the shot went off. In fact, I love it how he cries a single tear – a brief slip of the mask and it carries this strength along with the sadness – which is just so beautiful.
It’s not clear exactly what he’s mourning, whether it’s the fact that he knows Sam is losing his last bit of innocence the moment he’ll take a human’s life or the fact that he couldn’t take this away from his little brother; whether he cries for Sam, himself or their screwed up lives. Probably, it’s a bit of everything. And really, who can blame him after seeing Sam so defeated? Oh, but they do broken so beautifully.
DEAN: Sammy, I got this one. I’ll do it.They both kill me here; Dean’s protectiveness and what he’s willing to take on his shoulders for his brother just as much as Sam’s choked up, trembling voice when he’s giving his answer. Oh, boys. What, oh what else has to happen so you hug?!
SAM: She asked me to.
- Random things
- no one can put as much loveably poutiness in the because I’m older argument than Dean
- it’s the first time we hear Sam say bitch, looks like big brother rubbed off on him
- ”Don’t mention it” - Poor Dean just doesn’t get the recognition he should from the folks he saves *pets*
- women’s underwear puts the sweetest notion of uncomfortableness to Sam’s face ♥
- Dean’s smooth in showing Sam how proud he’s of his bro getting the girl
- a scar leaving such a deep crease as the bite Madison got in her neck wouldn’t have faded in color that much in just a month
- Adonis-like doesn’t even come close to describing Sam’s body. *fans self*
- the minimalist werewolf make up worked, I was scared we’d get some furry quadruped so this was nice
- I’m in love with Sera Gamble. Again.
Well, solid show and yes, I admit it, I cried at the end because first Sam broke me and then Dean broke me too. *sobs*