Join me over at spn_darkside for Sunday Discussion:What’s Dead Should Stay Dead
If you haven’t seen “Paint It Black,” I’d recommend you read this spoiler filled review and save yourself forty-two minutes of boredom. At the very least, fast-forward through the two secondary plot-lines for Sam and Dean’s story. I don’t normally make recommendations like that, but “Paint It Black” was the third season ten episode from writing partners Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming, and one can only hope the last. (more…)
Good review from Hunting Muses
Alright, this time I have plenty of positive stuff to say, so I’m going to get all the negative about the episode out of the way up front.
- You know I actually don’t mind Castiel and the angels, and might even defend them against the fandom that is claiming they’re a bunch of plot tumors trying to take over the show. …Well two episodes in a row now are making it REALLY hard for me to keep playing defender. A big part of the problem is that they’re not even making a token effort to bother EXPLAINING any of the angel plot. Why can’t Castiel just take out the bad grace? Why doesn’t he take Metatron’s grace? Even if he doesn’t want to ingest it, he could at least remove it to keep the guy prisoner! Why ain’t he at the bunker helping Sam? What possible fallout could Cas &…
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As noted in the previous entry, tons of new material comes up basically as soon as I upload an episode, so here are some complementary notes, although I feel like those professors who make lists of suggested reading in the syllabus. It’s so endearingly hopeful of them.
I have heard from many people that the introduction was confusing and hard to follow, but that doesn’t mean that the article about Gerard de Villiers that inspired it was. The description of the man’s study should be enough to entice:
He led me down a high-ceilinged hallway to his study, which also serves as a kind of shrine to old-school masculinity and kinky sex. I stood next to a squatting woman made of steel with a real MP-44 automatic rifle coming out of her crotch. “That one is called ‘War,’ ” de Villiers said…Classic firearms hung on the…
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In response to all the posts I’ve seen the past few days that boil down to “Dean Winchester is an abusive asshole whose sole motivation is controlling his brother” I say, “Go watch the pilot.”
At the age of four a helpless infant was put in his arms and he was told to run – save Sammy. He did. His big, strong hero of a dad failed to save their mother, but he saved his brother. Rather than take back that responsibility, John Winchester left it on Dean’s tiny shoulders. It was drummed into Dean day after day, year after year – take care of your brother, look out for Sammy – until it became his prime directive, his raison d’etre – call it what you will. When Dean says it’s what he is, it isn’t just some defensive excuse. He’s been programed to save Sammy. Considering the age it started, his brain may be hardwired that way. When added to the love he feels for Sam, how can he be expected to act differently? (more…)