Wincest in underlines, and expect lots of underlines :D.
So I was expecting a lot from this episode. Maybe too much. Definitely way too much. Don't get me wrong, I really, really enjoyed it, but this is not the 100% positive review you are looking for. Still my #2 or #3 favorite of the season so far. Need to maul it over a little more and maybe rewatch Free to Be You and Me again for comparison.
I was worried from the THEN. It was way too epicsauce for the episode I was expecting. Telling us about angels = instant danger, just like the THEN for Fallen Idol, only that was thankfully much more removed from the mythology. Would that this episode had been the same.
I nearly died in the sitcom at the beginning. This entire episode could have sucked and it still would have been worth it to see Sam and Dean bump into eachother and start laughing or Sam getting scared by the ghost in the closet. Also: the contents of their refriderator were soooo wonderfully accurate in a hyperbolic way. It made me smile.
OH HAI, JEALOUS-GIRLFRIEND!SAMMY. NICE TO SEE YOU UP AND ABOUT FUCKING AGAIN. You lead that homewrecking whore right on out of there, big boy, and sodomize your brother into showing you some respect! At some point, Jealous-Girlfriend!Sam made yet another appearance in the episode that was hilarious, but I didn't write context for it. LOSE, SELF, EPIC LOSE. My point though is that he/she/it/whatever has popped up like 7 times this season and it is more than my fangirly heart can take.
Dean's sandwich. "I'm going to need a bigger mouth." -- I was like whoa "OH HAI, BLOW JOB JOKE." and then SAM. SAID. THE. SAME. THING. AS IN "YOU'RE GOING TO NEED A BIGGER MOUTH...TO BLOW MY MONSTER COCK." No, really show. AND THEN IT JUST KEPT GETTING
Wow, they were being so condescending to the cop they were interviewing. I mean, I know they always are and it was cute to see them on the same wavelength, but oh my my, I'm thinking they both ass fucked each other a little too hard the night before.
Jared, you have looked better. Stop pushing that hair out of your face, baby, have you gotten a load of your forehead? To quote Olivia "forget about killing the Trickster, let's just kill those sideburns." Jensen! YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. But your hair this season. You cut it too short! Your little elf ears are all over the place. I mean, you still lack physical flaws and all, but just, if you can look better, why not?
When they were describing the hole that the Hulk left in the wall, it honestly just sounded like Jared Padalecki got a little drunk and wrecked the set.
Just desserts. They said it and it still took a while. COME ON, BOYS, YOU ARE NOT THAT SLOW. IT'S THE MOTHERFUCKING TRICKSTER!!! (I was SO excited about that when I didn't know where they were going with it.)
Sam sticking to the deal and not wanting to seek revenge? OMG, MY POOR TRAUMATIZED BABY. But then Dean was the one being all "Let's kill him, he didn't have a problem killing me." Ok, I get it show, we're trying to redeem Sammy. I love it, really, I do. BUT THE TRICKSTER?! Sam wants to kill the fucker. A lot. OKAY? I really thought Sam was going to have to tell him about Wednesday and the deal, and I was really happy and ready for the tears. Alas, I never get my way. And then Sam was all "let's use him, we can't be moral" and I was like, "Great, Sam. How well that philosophy worked out for you when it was "let's use my demon powers, they totally won't start the Apocalypse!" But I'm over it, I'm glad hes over that revenge hurdle. That shit was getting all up in his way.
So, I was SO THANKFUL for that one episode of Grey's Anatomy I was once forced to suffer through Chez Ordonez, because I got some of the jokes. Most importantly, I got the JDM!joke. Let me tell you, guys...
Ok, so, fangirl!Dean made my life. He was watching Dr. Sexy, M.D. like Sam was watching porn that one time...
Same fucking face, don't try to deny. And no I do not just have too many gifs I never get to use. Shut up.
Anyway, yes. Fangirl!Dean and his guilty, guilty pleasure. Sam at least gets off on porn, you on the other hand are way homosexual. Hey guys, do you remember when Sam used to be the gay one? It's all gotten out of control since that pink underwear incident. I mean, he got excited about the sexy nurses. But he jizzed on the spot over the sexy doctor. Who, as coyotesuspect pointed out, had long shaggy hair. Hmm...now who do we know that Dean fucks who has long shaggy hair? I can't think of anyone...Cowboy boot kink! That makes my dick a leetle bit hard, and I think the shoe thing may have been a jab at House as well as Grey's. Nobody tell Dean that paying attention to shoes is totally gay, okay?
Dean Winchester is a fucking genius. Even the Trickster said so!
That girl giving Sam the ridic speech about it not being his fault? SO FUNNY. I loved his reaction to it. And it's clearly something he needed to hear. JUST BECAUSE EVERYONE WHO GETS NEAR YOU DIES DOESN'T MAKE YOU A BAD HUNTER, SAM! Or...something like that.
My head about exploded when Dean got shot because SERIOUSLY? AGAIN? SERIOUSLY? But it was so worth it to see Sam
And then the Japanese gameshow, "Nutcrackers." V. clever title there, Carver. How long did you laugh at your own wit, it's ok, you can tell me. I liked that they were asking fangirly questions about Supernatural, I was a little sad about the questions, but I guess it makes sense in retrospect to what the Trickster was trying to get at. Also, we now know that Japanese is LITERALLY the only class Sam Winchester didn't take at Stanford.
"TRICKSTER DOES NOT WANT PRETTY BOY ANGEL." - LOLOLOL. I know some fans who overwhelmingly agree with this sentiment! Poor Cas has officially been put in the pretty boy corner. I felt kind of bad for how useless he was this episode, but it was a fuckton better than fucking up his shit like we did last episode.
"Play your roles." - Really? The moral of all of this was just to get some roleplaing into their sex lives? Sam could have taken care of that without the help, yo.
Sam has genital herpes. WOW, GUYS, WHAT DID SAM WINCHESTER'S PENIS DO TO YOU IN THE WRITING ROOM THAT HAS YOU SO PISSED? First it kills people, and now it's a fucking STD magnet? It's so unfair, Dean has sooo much more dangerous sex. Or at least he did before he got into a committed relationship with his brother
And then you realize it's an angel doing it and I was like "Ok, this holodeck shit is getting out of hand." I was sure that it was Zachariah, again, and held on briefly to the hope that it was just an angel pretending to be the Trickster to throw the boys off.
I loved the entire CSI: Miami bit because Jen watches that show and it is not. good. I looovvveed Jensen's line about talentless hacks--that guy's delivery. He is no talentless hack, let me tell you, internet.
AND THEN THEY WERE MY BOOOYYYSSSS. And, ok, I knew they weren't going to kill him because there were still twenty minutes left, but they were tricky together! And Dean let Sammy have the kill when he thought they were getting the kill! That's mostly what I needed out of the world. Still hoping Sam gets to do the deed if ever it gets done, but I can live with this. Trickster will be back a few times, that's kind of awesome.
The sign in front of their hotel said "Pets are o.k." NOT GONNA LIE...the first time I saw it I thought it said "Peta is o.k." and I thought it was making humor out of the epic fail of that con and I was a little like "...LOLWUT?"
I liked Dean worrying about Cas! YOU KNOW WHAT I LIKED EVEN MORE? How two seconds later he realized Sam was missing and his worry was 39869867856876658475 more SRS BSNS.
AND THEN THE GREATEST PART OF THE EPISODE AND MAYBE MY LIFE. He turned Sam into the Impala. Umm...Dean's "baby"/"CANON GIRLFRIEND". *WAVES HANDS WILDLY* Dean was inside of Sam. Dean was riding Sam. Dean put his hand into Sam's trunk. Sam said "this is uncomfortable." THAT. WAS. ALL. ON. PURPOSE. I'm sorry it is officially canon. Those brothers fuck, and I actually think you are delusional if you deny it after that.
And then Dean demanding Sam get opposable thumbs. What he meant was "give Sam his cock back, I'd rather bottom."
You pull things out of Sam's ass a lot, Dean?
MMMYYYY BOOOYYYSSS. TRAPPING HIM IN THE RING OF FIRE. BECAUSE THEY ARE MYYY BOOOYYYSSS.
"Which one are you, Grumpy, Sneezy, or Douchey?" - 1. I am in sick, sick Love with Sam Winchester. 2. PLEASE REMIND US HOW GAY YOU ARE WITH A DISNEY REFERENCE--IT'S BEEN YEARS SINCE YOU FANGIRLED FAIRY TALES AND DEAN IS TRYING TO UPSTAGE YOU. Honestly. Brothers. You put your dick in them a few times and suddenly it's a big, gay competition.
Alright, here it comes: Don't get me wrong, I like the angel mythology and I get that we're in an apocalypse, but I hate getting the Trickster involved in it. I hate that I have to look back on those two episodes in context of Season 5 now. I thought he was kind of a petulant bitch, though I guess he had his point. Olivia talked me off the ledge--he tried to stop them and he didn't and now the world is ending and he is so not down with the boys. Still not loving that he's an angel, though I guess I have to get over it and trust that they will do good things with it. But know that I was Not Pleased.
Also, nobody tells the fucking Winchesters what to do. The more you pressure them into their Destiny, the more they will not give in to it. So this? This was bad planning. I LOVED DEAN SO MUCH THIS SCENE. HE DID NOT EVEN HESITATE, HE AND SAM WILL NOT KILL EACHOTHER. Glad they finally said that that's what they wanted, not that anyone was surprised, but now that we have in the open, we don't have to pretend it would be a ~ZOMG!SURPRIZE TWIST!11!~ which is literally the last reason I had a lingering doubt that this would not be how it ended, so it won't be and thank fucking Jesus.
"I wish this were a TV show." - Very cute, guys.
"So what, are we going to stand here and stare at each other for eternity?" - Actually, The Angel Fomerly Known as The Trickster, Sam and Dean were planning to stand here and stare at *each other* longingly for eternity while you stay trapped in your little circle and watched them have brother sex forever. You. are. not. worthy.
Also, anyone catch that Cas/Gabe moment? Do I ship it? They are brothers! And coyotesuspect pointed out...this makes Anna/Cas incestuous, too. I never would have thought of that. But, just as a hint on how I feel about that kind of thing...I still ship it! \o/
I loved Dean's speech to the Not!Trickster and that he let him go. I honestly thought he was going to come out and say he would help them after all because Dean telling him to stand up to his family was so Dean and showed so much character growth, and was also exactly what Gabriel needed to hear. I think he might still join Team Winchester, which would be great because while I will probably never forgive the Trickster (hey, for someone who hates Sam's Destiny so much, you sure had a lot to do with pushing him into it!), I am still grudingly fond of the guy and would enjoy seeing him more/not feeling as bad about the fondness. Also, having an archangel on our team will make our inevitable victory less unbelievable.
I AM GOING TO HATE THE EPISODE NEXT WEEK SO MUCH. It was funny in MatEoTB, really, my favorite episode of S4, I can take some humor at my expense. It was worrying but still amusing in SFtD. This is too much. This pushes into actually mocking your fans, the ones who made you successful and who pay hundreds of dollars to go to those freaking cons. And Kripke's writing it? I'm sorry, but fuck you Kripkeeper. That shit is just rude. Aside from the fact that it looks SO INCREDIBLY NOT FUNNY in the clip--even worse than I'd feared. God, let us get it over with.
Now maybe I can pretend to study for my math exam.