DittyDotDot August 17, 2014 Share August 17, 2014 Re-visiting an old flame, Dean uncovers a hunt - changelings are slowly killing off families in a suburban neighborhood. Meanwhile, Sam continues to research ways to save Dean's soul. _________________________________________________________________ I think this might be the best physiological case of the week they've done...perhaps...or maybe it's the only one I can think of right now. The mother slowly losing her mind and drowning her daughter was creepy and disturbing and did I say creepy...yeah that. Not only was the actress that played the mother excellent (as she always is), but the kid who played the monster girl was super-fantasicly creepy. They had a run of good creepy child actors this season, didn't they? I usually am really hard on this episode for the mini-Dean bits, but they didn't feel like they overwhelmed the episode this time--or maybe I was just steeled for them and was better able to compartmentalize this time. I do think that Jensen played off it rather well, just couldn't get behind musical tastes and catch phrases as being genetic, but whatever. This episode reminded me of why I think S3 struggled with tone--Holy buckets of whacky music Batman! So we go from mullet rock to cartoon music in the space of one episode. Don't get me wrong, I know they used a lot of the whacky music in S2, but this episode in particular seems overwrought with it. I felt like I was watching some '70s screwball comedy at times. And don't even get me started on the Technicolor brightness of S3...but, I'm pretty sure that was a combination of network tinkering and them switching to digital and not getting it right out of the gate. Many shows struggled with this when they first switched to digital, so I'm a little forgiving...never forgive network interference though. 😉 So, we learn that Evil Ruby is evil--like I hadn't already guessed that--and mamma Winchester was more than she seemed. Good to know. BTW, my dislike of Ruby has nothing to do with the actress, I think Katie Cassidy did okay with what she was given, which wasn't all that much, IMO. I was really amused with the scene where she gets all excited about eating the "fried crack". The delight she has in pouring the ketchup onto that plate is great. If her entire character wasn't so cookie cutter, I think I would have liked her better. So, I've always liked Lisa and have always thought that Jensen and the actress have great chemistry together. I immediately liked Lisa when she decided to support her friend and help her rather than be the typical bitchy mom that would run out and tell the other moms what a bad mom she was. And I also loved that she was pissed Dean had advised Ben to kick that kid--even though I think Dean was right, sometimes you do just need to kick a bully in the nads. I just like that she was trying to be a responsible parent and stood up to Dean rather than just still being enamored by him because he was hot and they had had one weekend together. Lisa had far more to her than most of the female characters they bring around and she's very much the type of woman that I think Dean would want to be with long-term. So to sum up, I like this episode, just don't love it. 2 Link to comment
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