- Watching Dean stuffing his face with a burger never gets old. Add to that haunted, betrayed eyes on the one and guilty puppy eyes on the other side and you have yourself a truly Supernatural moment of brotherly angst. I like.
- Wherever they unearthed Sam's preppy college clothes from, he needs to wear them more often. Really, that slightly too short hoodie was hugging him in all the right places. Ngh.
- Alistair is a compelling SOB. I can't not appreciate his evilness. I hope that big cloud of black smoke will be back to wreack more havoc soon. I wouldn't mind if they threw in some tortured!boys on top, too.
- So, big plans for Dean, eh? Tessa better be right. He sure deserves something good to come his way.
- POWERS!SAM!!! Seeing him cucking demons and exorcising them with a simple wave of his hand, and that determined, hard look on his face sure was smoking hot. I can see why the dark side's so alluring. Why yes, I'm shallow.
- Speaking of Sam, it bugs me that everyone and their cat see him go Darth Vader on them. The boy needs someone to believe in him, dammit. So far, he's done everything to use that curse running through his veins for something good. It's like he's trying so hard to do amends for a crime he didn't even commit. He's been saving hosts. He's like the most efficient demon sweeping tool out there at the moment which should make their jobs easier and safer. He may even stand a rational chance against Lilith. May help avert the apocalypse. And he's all alone having family, angels and psychics telling him not to. Why? What good reason do they have?
Good things are constantly twisted and used to manipulate, to destroy, to hurt and wreak general havoc. So someone give me a good reason why it shouldn't work the other way round. It's not the sword that cuts, it's the person holding it. And they have a choice of what side they're fighting on. And so does Sam.
Though lying Dean straight to the face, that's another story. I can see that Sam feels compelled to lie after how people reacted but all they have left is each other. And keeping things from one another has only ever lead to more trouble.
- Quite satisfied with how they displayed the theme of lying in this episode, though. There were so many small scenes that were prominent. How Dean's not fooled by Sam's lies but simply tells him he shouldn't think he's stupid is so heartbreaking. And it's equally painful to watch Sam give fake promises and false hope to that dead boy.
But they even take it further showing that the angels use lies just as well to manipulate and as a means to an end. Looks like not only humans sin.
- Also, I quite liked Tessa's speech at the end and how it leaves you juggling with thoughts. Is lying born out of our innermost fear? Do we lie because we're scared? And if there's no miracles, is there a destiny then? And if so, how set and fixed would our destiny be? How much can we bend and change it?
- I'm somewhat glad they killed off Pamela. *gasp* It's just that I always found her quiddity rather irritating. I gotta second her opinion on Sam's ass, though. It is a fine one.
- That said. Save the friendly neighborhood reaper, save the world.
Next week's ep looks promising, too. *wibbles*