DittyDotDot July 27, 2014 Share July 27, 2014 Sam and Dean investigate the murders of several people by individuals who claim they were visited by an angel and were carrying out God's will. __________________________________________ I hate to keep harping on the Sera Gamble preachy factor, so I won't, because I think the writing in this episode hits a nice balance. It's a good discussion about faith rather than someone telling me how to feel about it and I find Sam's need to have faith just as compelling as Dean's lack of it. I think it also hits a nice balance of fun and heavy. I love the bits of Dean and the magic fingers and his getting stir crazy in that room; his jokes about unicorns and taking down your Christmas decorations or you might get filleted by a hooker from God and such. They are nicely balanced when he drops the jokes and gets serious. I also think it was a nice touch that after all that time they spend together, there's still things that they can learn about each other. But Sam needing to have faith in something and needing to think there was something bigger than him that could save him is really what holds this episode together for me. A couple of nit picks...I don't know if it was an editing choice or what, but I don't really care for the way they cut some of the dialogue scenes. They frame them so beautifully and then chopped them up a bit more than I like. I also don't know who picked music for this episode, but that ditty dit dit dit music, that plays over Dean following that guy who tries to rape that woman, just doesn't work for me. I also think there are probably 20 other Dylan songs other than Knockin' On Heaven's Door that haven't been so over-used and would have worked here--Slow Train Coming, to name one. But I'm not one to lament over the use of a Bob Dylan song, so I won't worry about it. I feel I should add that when I do hear Knockin' On Heaven's Door, I do think of Supernatural, just not this episode. Back to the good. Kim Manners set up some really beautiful angles and made the most out of that church. I love the shots of Sam and Dean looking at the priest's tombstone and of them sitting in the church talking about how Mary had faith too and the shots of them on the steps of the church--really nicely done Mr. Manners. Anyway, this is a solid episode, not probably on my a top 10 or even 20 list, but solid none-the-less. 2 Link to comment
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