DittyDotDot August 31, 2014 Share August 31, 2014 A doctor who has achieved immortality is harvesting organs from victims. Sam thinks immortality will get Dean out of his deal, so he insists they take the case. I have a love/hate relationship with this episode. I find the whole case of Doc Benton to be interesting and creepy and all that Supernatural likes to be, but then they cram Rufus and Bella's story into it and it just feel like too much in the end. This would have been better served as two different episodes, IMO. I'll start with the love...The idea that Sam's chasing immortality for Dean and Dean choosing to go to Hell rather than become a monster is very Sam and Dean; so that works for me. I like that Sam is almost gleeful that he thinks he's found a solution--the way he smiles as they leave the testy coroner's office and Sam trying to gross Dean out with the maggot talk are really nicely woven in. And when his "surprise" is revealed, it's almost heartbreaking watching Sam realize that Dean's never going to go for it. I don't blame Dean, I wouldn't either, not in a million years! But I really can feel for Sam; especially when they are burying Doc Benton and the book with the key to immortality. That whole eyeball scene is some disturbing shit, though, and I'm really not sure how it is that Doc Benton was able to perform his own heart transplant, but since Sam and Dean make sense, I roll with it, right? The hate...Bella's story doesn't work for me, at all. I don't care that she's going to Hell or that she sold her soul to get rid of her parents. It annoys me that they tried to make Bella some sort of tragic character with the child abuse factor added on. But I could have rolled with it, I guess, if they had actually dipped into it better. It's just so crammed in with all the other stuff, that I find it irksome. And I can't really give them a break because of the Writer's Strike simply because this is their standard modus operandi. Almost every season we get to the penultimate episode and they realize they have all this stuff out there they haven't tied up so they cram it all into the last two episodes. It's just too much and each plot point doesn't get the service it deserves. I know they really wanted to do the Ghostfacers concept, but they really should have saved it for S4 and split this episode into two, IMO. I guess the tiebreaker would be Rufus...I love me some Rufus! He and Dean drinking together is pure gold, IMO. So, I guess this one barely makes the win column, in the end. 1 Link to comment
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