DittyDotDot August 24, 2014 Share August 24, 2014 Sam & Dean enter Bobby's dreams to fight an interloper preventing him from waking ________________________________________________________________ I adore this episode to a ridiculous amount and mostly just for the stuff the art department did here. There's a lot of subtle touches with the bird wallpaper and Bobby's house and the forest hallway and such. Every time I watch it I keep looking for more things that I've missed before. I also think that Steve Boyum did a fantastic job directing. Although, I'm not sure if I should forgive him for removing the spotlights on Baby so they could mount cameras on her side. On the one hand, he did it so they could get better angles inside the car, on the other, he messed with Baby and that should never be taken lightly. Hee! Anyway, I love how he uses some simple and subtle camera trickery in the dream sequences and the quick cuts are very effective for me. They tend to over-show their hand in the later seasons, but this episode is an example of how they used to not need to show off their special effects or camera moves to be visually effective. So, some good performances by both Jensen and Jim Beaver. Jim really shows how he can handle more than a few catch phrases and a trucker hat in his nightmare scenes and Jensen blows the doors off his "Superman on Superman junkyard scene". Playing two sides of a coin can easily become the most cheesiest thing on a genre show, but Jensen always walks that line perfectly. Also, one of Jensen's other strengths, building to a moment, is on full display here. Story wise, I think this is a great episode too. We learn a bit more about Bobby and why he probably felt a kinship to John--both losing their wives to the supernatural and all. And you see Dean really start to latch on to Bobby as a father figure for the first time with the absence of his own father. I never really believed that Bobby was so involved in their young lives as the show tried to retroactively tell me. It really changes how I see some of the earlier episodes, like this one, so I choose to ignore that bit of retconning. It makes more sense to me that Bobby stepped in to fill a role and a need once John was dead. And we finally get Dean admit he not only doesn't want to die, but doesn't deserve to go to Hell. It feels like we can finally start moving forward towards the end of the season now. And, I'm not too bothered by Bella stealing the Colt because I like to pretend she didn't exist in this episode. Sam can still have a wet dream if he likes and they can get their dream root from some other source...see, easy as pie if you try. Oh look, I rhymed and didn't even mean too. ;) Link to comment
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.