THE LONG JOURNEY HOME – Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles), Castiel (Misha Collins) and Gabriel (guest star Richard Speight, Jr.) must work together if they have any hope of bringing Mary (guest star Samantha Smith) and Jack (Alexander Calvert) home. Meanwhile, Rowena’s (guest star Ruth Connell) encounter with Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) may alter the outcome of the journey for one of our heroes. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Robert Berens (#1321). Original airdate 5/3/2018.
Post by AntiArbitrator on May 4, 2018 16:38:04 GMT -5
That was exciting and scary in some places. I enjoyed it and I enjoyed seeing both Gabriel and Lucifer getting their mojo back. Lucifer was depressed because he had nothing to live for without his son. I admire his cleverness in using Sam to soften his introduction to Jack. Of course, I am glad he brought Sam back. Jack looked so very happy to see Sam. Lucifer refueled himself by taking grace from angels he ran into.
It seems the big showdown will be in the dark realm instead of on our side of the rift.
Post by novemberschild on May 5, 2018 10:05:11 GMT -5
It took this episode to bring back some of my joy for the show, I really liked 95% of this episode once I got past my anger at a certain scene and thought it thru because I just knew that my favorite characters wouldn't do something so out of character.
But I thought about it and went back and watched a couple of old episodes and it made sense to me, so here is what I am talking about.
Let's get the silly parts that I thought were unnecessary out of the way. Gabriel falling into Cas (major eyeroll) and I didn't care for the Gabe/Rowena hookup, though the looks on Sam and Dean's face were priceless and Cas not being able to look at anyone was funny.
I have really grown to like Rowena, she is helping the guys and seems at home with that, and she managed to hold her fear at bay and actually fought back against Lucifer, good for her. Even after she sent Lucifer on accident thru the rift and wanted to leave she fought herself against leaving, I think that shows growth on her part. She has always been totally selfish or helping to aid herself in the end and to see her wanting to help the guys was great. Back when she came on I thought she was a one note character and now she makes me feel for her.
Our guys are in the other world traipsing thru the woods each set of brothers talking with the other. I did think Cas made a curious comment to Gabriel, as they were talking about heaven, Cas says maybe Gabriel could help and be what WE need why did he use WE, I thought that was strange. I still wonder if this is our Cas? Sam and Dean's conversation seems odd too, Sam is happier and Dean seems a little sad, or more resigned would be a good term, he seems to be going thru the motions. Is he just tired of everything?
The cave- this is where I got mad because I couldn't believe that Dean or Cas would ever leave Sam behind, even with the awful neck wound and the chances of Sam surviving that I thought they would have tried harder to find Sam, Dean has never left Sam behind nor would it enter his mind, it was heartbreaking to watch that fight and to see Cas and Dean be so upset with having to leave Sam behind. We never see Dean speak again until he says he is going to go back for Sam, he just looks at everyone until then.
As I said I got mad because I knew Dean and Cas wouldn't leave Sam, that was totally out of character for them, but I went back and watched Red Meat(S11)and I watched 13.01 where Dean has to burn Cas and I saw that even though both times Dean had to leave the fallen behind in order to save someone or finish the mission that he did or tried to go back in order to retrieve what was lost. Once I realized that I was better with what happened.
I have never been a big fan of Lucifer as he is another one out for himself and he leaves a trail of bodies behind him, however I loved that he knew he needed an olive branch in order to get close to Jack and for him to bring back Sam, I was grateful for. the fact that he even thought that far ahead, was a tiny bit of growth for him. I still hope someone kills him off
Jack was so upset and his asking his two uncles why they couldn't bring Sam back was painful to watch. Seeing Sam come walking out was great for just that minute and then to see his face when Lucifer comes out behind him, you could see how much that hurt him to have to have anything to do with Lucifer. I hope he can forgive himself for that, I hope we actually get to hear some of that conversation between him and Dean over that. Now I am actually excited to see what happens in the last 2 episodes I hope we don't have another bloodbath like last year.
Good episode, except for Rowena. She is such a nothing character, I could have done without her. And she folded so quickly to a few taunts from Lucifer. I mean, jeez. If she's such a powerful witch, couldn't she have made his voice inaudible or plugged her ears. That was just silly.
Like the action in Apocalypse world. The tunnel was a little weak. Why couldn't Cas or Gabriel take out the vamps? I thought Sam was done for and Dean looked completely wiped out. How did Lucifer find Sam? At least he brought Sam back from the dead.
Dean's meeting with Mary was so bittersweet. He looked so broken. And when Sam finally walked out, Dean at first looked happy, but his face changed when Lucifer showed up.
What will happen with Jack and Lucifer? Did Sam make some kind of a deal with Lucifer?
I'm anxious about the final 2 episodes since we've been told Dean is going to do something that will change him from Dean into another character for next season. I'm both scared and anxious to see it.
Post by novemberschild on May 5, 2018 20:10:36 GMT -5
I also thought the cave tunnel scene was a little off, I couldn't for a moment ever think that Dean would leave Sam behind, even though I "found an explanation for it" I still wonder what was going on.
I found Cas a little odd in this one also, which is why I keep saying I am not sure it is him, but I guess we will find out.
I am worried for the next 2 episodes, who they will kill off, cause we all know that is happening, and how it will end up and what will happen this year to make us grumble all summer. S10, we thought Sam was going to die, S11 we thought Dean was going to die, S12 Cas DID die, and there has been speculation about what Dean may do at the end of the season, I really wish they would show both episodes on the same night so we could be done with the anxiety. Sam and Dean have fought together all year to bring back Mary and Jack, and to be so close and to have something else happen to keep that from happening (and I bet it will) will be heartbreaking.