I think it was a very good episode and worth watching right away.
I enjoyed the conversation/pep talk Castiel had with Jack about his future. Castiel did a good job of reining in his temper when he realized Jack had gone to see the Klines. Cas was upset that Jack could have been captured and Jack is still important to Cas. I thought the visit to the Klines was bittersweet because Jack could not reveal he is their grandson. After all, how could he explain his rapid aging?
I liked seeing Dean’s struggle to cast Michael out of his body because it showed he is still strong, but he later said Michael left on his own. That makes me wonder what will happen now.
Melanie had the biggest teeth I have ever seen in a vampire’s mouth. That was ridiculous. Snitching on Michael to the hunters made her expendable bait. I guess we will see Phillippe again.
Although Jack’s philosophy about killing Dean to get rid of Michael is similar to the way I have heard Dean talk, I was shocked at how adamant Jack was about it.
Nick is insane and violent. I believe Arty was hiding something, but Nick appeared to be out of control and insanely brutal. Also, he is lying about not remembering what Lucifer did while in his meatsuit. Everybody (except Jack) lies.
I am not comfortable with Dean’s unexpected early return. I feel something else is going to happen.
Post by novemberschild on Oct 19, 2018 21:40:16 GMT -5
I went into this episode with not much excitement, but I was pleasantly surprised, I like this one a lot.
Skylander- I agree with you about Dean coming back so soon, I don't believe for a minute that Michal is gone , he will come back and I bet soon, or he is hiding inside of Dean and is trying to get information. I do think Jensen did a better job with his portrayal of Michael this time, he was scary, and menacing but had a sense of humor about it. The one thing I kind of sense about it is he is doing what all monsters, demons, etc. do about the Winchesters and Co., he is underestimating them, not good for him.
I loved seeing real conversations this time, too often it is just a short sentence or 2 and then off to something else. I loved Seeing Cas and Jack talking and how Cas was doing his best to help Jack and shared some of his backstory so Jack could understand that everyone has hard times, but you can move past it, and your family can help you. I liked the first conversation with Cas and Nick, at that moment I felt sorry for Nick and what he had to relive. As it went along, I started trying to figure out what was happening with Nick and I was shocked with what he did at the end, it leaves us with more questions about what kind of person was Nick beforehand, it was interesting and I felt pity and sorrow for him and then he got scary. That little moment with him and Cas and the Lucifer gesture of snapping his fingers really makes you wonder is it Nick, or ??
Jack going to see his grandparents was so sweet and then it was heartbreaking, I feel so sorry for Jack and her parents and I thought Jack was going to lose it when his grandma hugged him. Alex is so good in his portrayal of Jack, I love how he can show us the vulnerable side of him and his innocence. I kind of understood what Jack said about Dean. Though How did Nick and Jack get to where they ended up? Taxi, Uber, the bus, or drove?
Even thought Cas wasn't the best of babysitters, he did what he could and it was nice to see him not be made to look stupid this time ( mostly not stupid) His ability to show emotion while as an "angel" is so good and he teared up at the thought of Jimmy and his family.
I liked seeing Sam get Dean back at the end, I missed hearing Sammy. I don't understand why it takes 3 FBI people to go ask about a case, and I don't care a lot about Mary and Booby at this point.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Oct 20, 2018 8:57:02 GMT -5
novemberschild said: "I don't care a lot about Mary and Booby at this point." Booby? I just know that was not a mistake.
November, I really enjoyed your review and think you covered everything I thought about the episode, plus some - like needing three FBI agents. That finger snap was important and might foreshadow Nick putting Cas and the Winchesters in harm's way.
Michael perfected a way to enhance monsters. I was a little puzzled when the guys said they were fighting werewolves because I assumed they were enhanced vampires. Honestly, I was staring at the screen, but somehow I failed to follow how Michael switched from vampires to werewolves.
I enjoyed it very much.
p.s. I feel a little better intermittently. That's when I post.
Post by novemberschild on Oct 20, 2018 11:34:14 GMT -5
Hi Anti, actually it was a mistake about Bobby, I was tired and didn't pay attention. But I still feel like they are trying to make us like him again.
I did think of Lucifer immediately when I saw the finger snap, I am wondering what that means for later on, and I still wonder about Nick.
I also want to mention that I read comments elsewhere that fans weren't happy about the lack of Jared and Jensen in the episode. I notice it to, but have felt SPN works better as an ensemble with other characters to flesh it out. Don't get me wrong, I NEVER want it to turn into the Cas, or Nick or Jack show, but I think that in a 14 year old show and J2 working fewer days to rest and spend time with their families and do their other business ventures I think we have to try and understand that.
Skylander I like your comment about everyone lies but Jack lol, if he hangs with the guys much longer he will learn, I hope not, his innocence is so refreshing.
Post by AntiArbitrator on Oct 20, 2018 14:43:34 GMT -5
I watch a lot of series where there are 8 - 10 main cast members so I am used to the stars not getting 100% screen time. It has always been okay with me if the boys take a break. Ironically, it bothers me if J2 take a break from each other because they are angry with each other.
I am excited about this season and enjoying it very much.