CARPE DIEM – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Castiel (Misha Collins) track down a Shaman (guest star Dimitri Vantis), who may be able to help a friend. Nick (Mark Pellegrino) continues to spiral down a dark path as he looks for answers surrounding the deaths of his wife and son. Jack (Alexander Calvert) turns to Dean (Jensen Ackles) for help enjoying the human experience. John Showalter directed the episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner (#1407). Original airdate 11/29/2018.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Nov 30, 2018 20:43:53 GMT -5
I enjoyed the drama even though they kept raising my hopes that Jack would be okay and then dashing them. Jack and Dean going on a road trip was very special. It gave Dean an opportunity to make up for making Jack feel unwanted in the beginning. It also gave me an image of Dean and John having a pleasant time fishing together.
I wondered if the hospital staff would see something strange on Jack’s x-rays (like when the Enochian sigils showed up on Dean’s x-rays), but they did not. It was funny when Dean told the staff there was nothing they could do when Jack set his mind to leaving, but it was obvious Jack was in no condition to even make a decision.
That shaman was weird and too casual about experimenting, but it was worth a try. The grace is still in Jack and I am waiting to see how it manifests. That makes three of the guys dealing with mysterious consequences. Dean keeps seeing flashes of something that might be another dimension, a vision or a blurred memory. Nick’s prayers seem to be disrupting the primordial ooze. That red-eyed entity looks a lot scarier than when Castiel was lost.
The story is holding my attention and I did not miss Bobby and Mary.
SoCal I think Nick is resurrecting Lucifer. That Lucifer was a very good character so I will not mind him returning. The downside is Nick and Lucifer seem more bloodthirsty than I remember. I prefer the misunderstood Lucifer rather than the killing machine.
Post by novemberschild on Dec 5, 2018 19:40:12 GMT -5
Hi, sorry I haven't been around, I have been sick and meant to do my review on this episode but didn't get around to it.
I think the Jack storyline would have had more impact for me, if we had seen more of it, but we kept having to see Nick, his story is interesting but not that much. I have had enough of the killing, let's move on to what the big surprise is.
I did like certain aspects of Jack and Dean big adventure, but took exception when Cas said that Dean had done more than anyone else for Jack, that is not true. Cas protected him before he was born and has tried to watch over him since he was born , and Sam has bonded with him more than anyone else and has always shown Jack friendship, compassion and understanding.