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SPN - ep. 8.6 review

Wow, I really don't like Sam much right now!

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I hadn't seen the trailers, so when I saw that Garth was in this ep. I thought that it would be one of the more comedic ones, and it did have funny moments but they were few and far between.

Garth as Bobby - rather funny and a little poignant

Everything else - not so much.
What with Sam staring off into space for memories of Amelia when there was business on hand that he should be paying attention to, and Dean, for the most part, looking very much the BAMF who looked like he'd like to rip to shreds most people he meets - including Sam
When Dean had his spectre induced tirade I thought finally - finally! - Sam would have to answer for all the crap that he's pulled on Dean and was just conveniently washed away by the writers, but nope. No joy. In fact, no sense of brotherly love at all. We're back to angry co-workers who can't stand each other.
In my opinion Sam's answer for why he never looked for Dean was incredibly weak. He never even tried, but he did manage to jump into an easy relationship quickly enough and do his best to forget his brother. The old emo Sam who would want to talk, or at least say he was sorry for everything that had happened, is dead and gone and it sounds like he can't wait to get rid of Dean.

I think the writers had a brain fart while writing this ep and, for me, the only saving grace was Garth.


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Nov. 21st, 2012 12:19 pm (UTC)
I think it's really sad that both Sam and Dean are now so unlikeable that the show relies on the supporting characters to make it watchable. I really felt like I wanted Garth to deck Dean the way he was treating him, and I actually had a moment of being glad when the posssessed guy put him on the floor (gee, didn't Jensen do the fall well, though? He went down like a plank!)
Nov. 22nd, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
I like Garth! He doesn't look like what would be considered a typical hunter, which, I think, may be part of why Dean (and Sam) kind of treat him like they do.
Heehee! Jensen really is good at having Dean fall down convincingly - usually on his side, arm pulled in like it might be injured (though it rarely is). For quite a while it seemed like he just couldn't win a fight and wound up lying on the ground a lot ;p
Nov. 23rd, 2012 02:39 am (UTC)
I've liked Garth ever since we saw his motel room last season. I thought "now HE has the right idea". There's a hunter with a sense of perspective, a sense of what his work is worth and what he deserves in return, a guy who knows what he needs to keep himself human. Sam and Dean have lost that.
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