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SPN season 9 ep.1!

I don't know if it was just because I was so looking forward to the season opener that I expected more, but I felt a little let down. Don't get me wrong, it was good, and definitely had some great stuff in there, but over-all I was rather underwhelmed.

[Spoiler (click to open)]Really liked how Dean, in Sam's head, was the embodiment of continuing to fight and trying to live, though I was really hoping for some brotherly schmoop and for Sam's one question to Death asking if Dean would be all right if he left, not asking if he'd stay dead for sure this time - that really disappointed me as it seemed to me the ultimate running away... again.

Anyway, liked that Cas finally got to change clothes, though a bit sad how Dean so casually killed the angel while knowing that the vessel would die with it.

Love Tahmoh Penikett as the new angel! Cute as hell and definitely won't mind seeing more of him, though it was rather sneaky the way he got Sam to say yes when what Sam was saying was yes to living not yes to being possessed by an angel. Also, as angels have proven themselves to be unreliable and perfidious, you have to wonder if he's telling the truth to Dean about being there to help and if he doesn't have his own ultimately self-serving game plan in place.
So, a good episode, and a nice set-up for what I'm sure will be an epic blow-up between the brothers once Sam finds out what happened and, I'm sure, more splitting up (is it just me, or is that getting old?), but overall the ep. rates a three out of five stars.

Hoping for more schmoop in the future, but I think that that's because I read too much fic ;)

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queeberquabbler
Oct. 9th, 2013 03:07 pm (UTC)
Underwhelmed is exactly how I felt, too. It's a shame :( There were still parts of the ep I liked, but otherwise it was a bit of a mess, IMO.
fanspired
Oct. 14th, 2013 01:36 pm (UTC)
Premiere
Hate that I don't get the episode to a week after its been aired in the US, so everything I say has probably been said already, but my immediate thoughts are

1/ We've only got Ezekiel's word for it that he's who he says he is.

2/ the subplot with Hael showed us that the Angels need to possess new vessels to survive when the old ones start wearing out.

3/ When Ezekiel appeared in Sam's head as Dean he continued the conversation Sam had been having with dream Dean earlier - so just how long had he been in Sam's head and might he have been manipulating Sam's dream?

4/ Is Dean just blindly trusting Ezekiel or does he have a Plan B? What happened in the rest of that conversation with Crowley that we didn't get to hear? o_O
ferrous_wheeler
Oct. 14th, 2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Premiere
Totally agree with everything you said! Really don't trust Ezekiel, and thought myself that Dean is taking a lot on faith (which is rather ironic for him ;p).
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