DittyDotDot October 4, 2014 Share October 4, 2014 Dean and Sam have gone their separate ways, and each faces deadly challenges. I so want to like this episode, I really do. I think Sam and Dean needed the separation, but I also think it needed to be more important...if that makes any sense. I think they went the wrong way with Sam in S5. Instead of him getting back in the game because he wanted to and because he made a mess and wants to clean it up he seems forced back into the life because destiny has decreed it and no matter what he does he can't escape this life. This should have been the episode he wants to get back in the game, not the one that forces him into it. I also never understood why they didn't have Sam go hang with Bobby for a couple of episodes. Not actively hunting, but getting drawn into some of these hunts and helping a little. Plus it would have been a good way to bring Bobby's handicap forward some too. I realize Jim Beaver wasn't supposed to be in every episode, but I don't think he actually had to be for this to have worked. And they didn't do any better with Dean's side of things. It should have been the episode where Dean hunts entirely alone and finds pleasure in it, but also realizes that he prefers it with Sam. I do like Cass and Dean working together though, I just wish it was a better case and all. I also hate the part of Dean trying to get Cass laid and it seems like it was just "funny" filler and completely out of tone for the episode. And, trapping Raphael would have been interesting if there was something actually useful learned by it, but in the end it all just feels pointless. I just realized that Jeremy Carver wrote this episode and it got me to thinking. I usually think of him as a decent writer, but if you look at the list of episodes he wrote he's very mixed in hits and misses. For every A Very Supernatural Christmas, Mystery Spot and Changing Channels he also has a Sin City and Family Remains and Point Of No Return. Oops, sorry for the aside... The positive to end on? I really liked the actress that played Lindsey (Sam's barmaid friend) and Cass The Awkward FBI Guy is still some of the funniest stuff ever. 3 Link to comment
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