Exile on Main Street Squee Post!
For those of you new to this party, and those who have forgotten. Anything underlined in this entry will relate to Wincest. If it squicks you, avoid the underlines. If you're right in the head, skip to them ;)
First thing's first: I sat down in front of the TV at 8:50 to be sure I would not miss a minute of show and sat through the worst ten minutes of television of my life. Is there a rule about only speaking in worn down cliches and trying really hard to be prosaic in that universe? Look, no offense to the fans but HOW DID THAT SHOW RUN FOR SO LONG, JFC? I feel even dirtier giving Smallville my last ten minutes ratings than I did giving them to The Vampire Diaries (which could very well be a good show but it is SERIOUSLY not relevant to my interests so that was always annoying).
ONE YEAR AGO RECAP. <3333333
LOL. Good thing they gave Lisa some lines other than "You okay?" later in this episode, because I was like, "Is that all she knows how to say?" DEAN, STOP BEING SO BROKEN YOU MAKE PEOPLE REPETITIVE.
That montage of Dean's life juxtaposed with his life with Sammy was so fucking perfect. TEACHING THE KID HOW TO FIX THE IMPALA. TEACHING SAMMY. DEAN IS A SAD CAKES. THAT MOMENT IN THE KITCHEN WHEN HE'S BRING THE EGGS TO THE TABLE AND LISA DUCKS UNDER HIM AND THEY MOVE LIKE A FAMILY THAT WORKS WELL TOGETHER. BUT DEAN IS STILL ALL SAD. OMG. THE AGONY. Dean Winchester does nothing but hurt me. It was fucking perfect, haters to the left.
Yeaaaahhhh...he's just making it really difficult for me to pretend I can't see his nipples through that gray shirt. I DON'T LOOK FOR THESE THINGS, SLEEPY TIEMS!DEAN. YOU NEED TO MEET ME HALFWAY AND NOT WEAR THINGS THAT BEG FOR IT.
I am not sure how I feel about the title card yet. Everyone seems to like it. It's certainly not as bad as Season 1 or 4, but it's not exactly Season 5, either (LOL, NOTHING WILL EVER BE SEASON 5, I AM NO LONGER TALKING ABOUT HOW GREAT THE TITLE CARD IS).
Hello, man trying desperately to court Dean. I am sorry to disappoint, he only likes dick that belongs to his brother.
Pest control. VERY SNEAKY, DEAN. There are things in people's walls that will eat them alive. THIS IS NOT HYPERBOLE.
HE SAID WORKING WITH A PARTNER. AND HE SOUNDED SO WARM WHEN HE SAID IT. GUYS, I LOVE IT WHEN THEY CALL THEM PARTNERS. FIRST OF ALL BECAUSE OF THE OBVIOUS GAY, BUT ALSO BECAUSE BOYS WORK SO WELL TOGETHER. AND THAT'S HOW HE THINKS OF SAMMY. HIS PARTNER. JOJOIJIOJURIEHTIERUH.
Wow, I am gonna apologize right the fuck now for the rights violations I am inflicting on my capslocks and on your retinas. MOMMY MISSED HER SHOW, YA'LL.
OH MY DEAR LORD. WHAT IS THIS? IS THIS DEAN WINCHESTER? TALKING WITHOUT BATMAN VOICE? I BELIEVE I HEAR A CHORUS OF ANGELS SINGING THE "ABOUT FUCKING TIME" SONG. It's beautiful. Tears literally in my eyes.
You ARE respectable, Dean! It's adorable! AND NOW IT SHALL ALL BE UP IN FLAMES. BWAHA.
OMG. He is turning down girls throwing themselves at him. DEAN FUCKING WINCHESTER, GET CUTER. I DARE YOU. Also, who are you kidding pretending to be surprised so many girls hit on you, Dean. YOU ARE DEAN WINCHESTER. You may not be going for it, but you are always aware that you could if you wanted.
The sign on the wall of that construction site was for DJ Sam. And was that Jared Padalecki in the hoodie and sunglasses, or is that just me? Either way. Subtlety: This Show Seriously Lacks It.
Deannnnn researching shit all night instead of going to beedddd. THAT'S MY DEAN.
Hey, Dean Winchester, try to look a little miserable that she's the person you have to check out.
That Dream a Little Dream of Me parallel with the laundry line was really nicely done!
And speaking of parallels--way to keep consistent on fearing Yorkies, Dean.
POSSUMS CARRY RABIES, GUYS. THEY KILL. I think we need shirts and pins to spread this message. IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE.
OMG. I thought Sam had left that sulfur that ended up being a hallucination. I WAS SO SAD.
Dude, John Winchester is shitting himself that the soldier he raised is this unstealth. I MEAN, REALLY. Be a little dodgier, Dean. Lisa and your gay boyfriend have caught on that something's up, but maybe the old lady in the last row didn't hear.
DID THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY SERIOUSLY JUST GET PLUGGED IN SHOW? GUYS. GUYS. GUYS. HOW OFTEN DO I TALK ABOUT THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY: OFFICIAL RESTAURANT OF SUPERNATURAL SEASON 6? And now they are being mentioned in Show. Do you think it was a product placement? Because it worked. I mean, I was planning to go there for my birthday anyway--BUT NOW I AM EVEN MORE PLANING TO DO IT BECAUSE THAT IS HOW RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIPS WORK AND IF THEY KEEP GIVING MY SHOW A BUDGET TO MAKE ME WANT TO GIVE THEM MONEY, BY DAMN, I WILL GIVE THEM MONEY. It's okay if you end your paragraph about The Cheesecake Factory now, Elisa, no one will mind.
Thank God Yellow Eyes was a dream. This was a Serious Fucking Concern for me for the last few weeks. WHEN DEAN WINCHESTER KILLS YOU, YOU ARE KILLED. Though now that I am pretty sure Samuel Campbell is going to be the baddie of the season, we could hella use an interesting bad guy running around. -_-
It has already been said 800,000 times, but, let me add my voice to the chorus of people who think thast construction jacket had better go. Why couldn't we just stick to the nipply gray sleeping shirt? I don't remember there being a problem with that.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: His middle name is not really Careful. That was a lie.
OMG. FLICKERING LIGHTS. HERE, SAM. LET ME PUSH YOU TO MY [heaving] BOSOM. Better yet, let me leave you and Dean in a room for three seconds and I'm pretty sure he'll push your face into his [heaving] bosom faster, and you'll probably like it more.
Hahahaha. There was a line Azazel said that was so cheesy I wrote down, "Oh God, I am watching Smallville again." I'm an unlovable bitch. :)
I did not like the camera work in this episode. In particular when we first saw Sam sideways from Dean's perspective--though it was very cute to live that moment of excitement when he suddenly rushes up with him. I think they could have depended on Jensen's good acting to get that across without making us sick.
LOL. Oh, Sammy. Calling your brother out on robbing you off cuddlez.
He saw Sam. And his first thought was that he's dead and in Heaven. Because that's where he can see Sam. Because he knows they are soul mates. Let me tell you--things I never expected them to bring up again. BUT THIS WAS BRILLIANT AND PERFECT AND TEARS IN MY EYES. DEAN WINCHESTER, YOU ARE THE SADDEST THING TO EVER SAD AND FUCK HAVE A LOT OF THINGS SADLY SADDED IN THE HISTORY OF SAD. Yes, that did require bolding. Suck my dick, I'm a shark.
Ok, even though everything he hallucinated was so terrible, his first question is "are you real?" and he sounds scared of the answer. DEANNNN.
Is anyone else a little stumped on how the first Djinn poisoned Dean? Or are we just taking Sam AT his word?
ETA: Oh, I get it now, it was the bar wench. They could have probably done that in a way that doesn't require rewatching for the audience to get.
Sammy: LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! I CAN CUT MYSELF WITH KNIVES! I CAN DRINK SALT WATER! I AM AMAZING! GIVE ME ATTENTION. I CAN'T THINK OF MORE WAYS TO SHOW OFF, GIVE ME MORE ATTENTION ANYWAY.
^^ Actually dialogue.
Let's talk about how pissed I am that Sam Winchester was bored by his brother's hug. Better yet, allow me to give you a diagram of my angry. You know how people make a big deal about how big T Rexes are? My anger is a Spinosaurus:
Fuck you, dinosaurs are always the best way to make a point. I mean, I'm not here to bash the new Sam characterization. It was a big concern of mine, as well, but I think that they are doing it as well as they can if this is the route they take, and I guess I can buy it. But the hug? Sam looks bored with the HUG? Fuck yoooouuuu.
"I WANTED MY BROTHER!" - yes, Dean, we know - "ALIVE!" - That, too.
HE WAS BUILDING SOMETHING. AND SAMMY KNEW HE ALWAYS WANTED A FAMILY. SAMMY KNOWS, BECAUSE SAMMY WAS HIS BABBBBBBBBYYY. And even this semi-heartless Sam cared too much about Dean's happiness to take what he grew up watching Dean want. I mentioned I'm a shark, right? Okay, I bet you guys can guess what comes next ;)
"They're not strangers. More like family."
Sammy, I am disappoint. I cannot believe that after all the years you spent
Jared, I find you to be very attractive. To keep this statement true, let's agree to never do that thing with your lips you did when you opened the doors to the Campbells again. Yeah? Good.
Stop being an emasculating bitch to Dean Winchester. I will seriously claw your fucking face off. You did this twice in this episode, so you have one warning left. DO NOT GET ON MY BAD SIDE, MOTHERFUCKER.
No love, Me.
p.s. Thanks for telling us that Sam goes on and on about Dean. You can stay as long as you say things like that.
Hello, Christian. I hear I'm going to have to see you a lot. I'm guessing you're going to be a likable character because you're extremely attractive. I have decided the best way to deal with this is to ship you off with the last guy we did this with. Castiel, meet Christian. Your names both start with C and you both don't seem to get how to interact socially. You crazy kids go again and get to know each other a little better.
The third cousin, third cousin, something, something, removed line was funny. Sam's cute.
Grandpa Campbell! Congratulations! You singlehandedly represent all of the reservations I still have about this show! I can't wait until you die again, because you and your gang are a totally lame plot point. NO LOVE <333333
This reunion is not heartfelt. Sera, you are wasting time in an important episode boring your viewers into their graves. Bah.
Yes, there have been a lot of resurrections shoved in Deancakes' face tonight. I think he's taking it rather well.
The same thing that pulled Sam pulled up pulled you down? WOOOOOOOOOOOOH, let's check the list of things you will never convince me off. Oh, look, right there. Hovering near the top. "Samuel Campbell went to Heaven." Yeah, definitely didn't happen :D
SAMMY WAS ADAMANT THAT THEY NOT GO GET DEAN. SAMMMMMMYYYYYYY. YOU ARE TRYING SO HARD TO RESIST. You have a good heart under all that thinking-your-heart-is-deadness.
Djinns are awesome. I like that we brought them in for the first episode. And the worst nightmare inversion was a cool idea, while we're making monsters do reversal things.
The way Samuel talks to them makes me uncomfortable. "I know things your daddy didn't even dream of." Seriously? Really? He talks like I imagine John would in some daddy kink fic. Don't touch me there, Show.
Hee hee. Dean just asked Sam to take him home. No, this comment really is that pointless and immature. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ IT :DDD
WHO SAW THAT HARRY POTTER TRAILER? Fuck yeah.
This episode went really fast. OMG. I cannot believe I have already seen a whole episode of Season 6. I feel like I JUST saw Swan Song for the first time, and yet, if you asked me yesterday, I would have sad it's been years since I had a new episode of show.
DEAN HUGGING THE KID. DEAN STANDING NEXT TO THE KID. DEAN TALKING TO THE KID. ALL OF IT. HE IS KILLING ME.
Also, Ben really got older. Too bad he was a way cuter 8 year old! \o/
Lisa never met Sam. I mean, whatever, I guess you can imply they met off screen. But they really missed an opportunity there. It's okay, though, Jessica Moore exists to fix all of God's mistakes.
"If you're here, something's wrong." - Wow, Dean. Way to be a stranger.
DUDE. HERE IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT WITH JENSEN'S ACTING. Did you guys watch his face when Sam walks into Bobby's? He has this private little smile like he's so excited to be sharing the surprise that Sam is back with someone who will appreciate it for a second before he realizes Sam's been to see Bobby and he goes all crushed. JENSEN, WHY SO FUCKING PERFECT?
I really, really don't believe Bobby feels this way. Sam wanting to give Dean that life I can see, I feel like Bobby would know telling him about Sam is more important. His speech about Dean getting out? It doesn't fit for me.
This scene at Bobby's? I tried to write down all the lines that were perfect and it ended up looking like a fucking transcript. It was, honestly? Wincestier than I ever could have hoped for them to give us.
- That "WHY?" when Bobby says he doesn't regret not telling him, like he seriously doesn't even kind of get why they thought he would be happier not knowing.
- "Do you have any clue what walking away meant for me?"
- "That woman and that kid, I went to them because you asked me to!"
- DEAN TRIED TO BUST SAM OUT. AND HE IS NOT SORRY.
In conclusion: Yes, you do look out to me, Dean. Maybe not out of hunting, but out of the closet about how much you like cuddling with your little brother, yeah.
Yeah, Dean, I don't get why she let you in, either. Her character continues to make no sense to me. I have decided it is mostly the actress. She is not selling a character, she's just saying lines. Badly. I would like to care about you, BB. I don't, buhbye!
His instinct is to sit her down and try to dump her. Once he's thought it over, he changes his mind. But the kneejerk reaction is "Sam is back, I follow."
Although I spent half of my first watch focusing on these two thoughts: Lady, you are orange. Guy, you are pink.
The line about the guy who basically just saved the world didn't really fit for me. I feel like, if Dean had told that story, nobody would come to that conclusion. Again, the lady says nothing that makes sense to me.
Also: I get it, lady, but trust me, you do not want Ben looking up to Deancakes Winchester (though at least Ben doesn't have any siblings, you know what I'm saying?).
It was the best year of her life but it was all bad for Dean. I mean, I'm not saying I believe it was all bad for Dean. But I think that's a really fucking perfect Wincest moment.
"I'm starting to think there is no plan." - LOL, DEAN, SINCE WHEN DO YOU NEED A PLAN, BB?
OH HELL NO THIS ASSHOLE DID NOT JUST IMPLY THAT DEAN IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL. FUCK YEAH, DEAN WINCHESTER, PUTTING THAT FUCKER IN HIS PLACE. YOU ARE ALL CLASS, BABY, ALL CLASS.
Samuel, you are not Dean's family. Never say it again, I will eat you.
AHAHAHA. OMG, THE GOLF MOMENT. JUST BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WAS REALLY JARED MAKING FUN OF JENSEN. AND THEN DEAN'S PATHETIC "IT'S A SPORT!!" AHAHAHAHA. LOOK AT YOU, DEAN WINCHESTER, ACTING LIKE A WHITE PERSON. You white people sure love your golf. :)
FUCK OFF WITH THIS SOCCER MOM SHIT, YOU ARE NOT CUTE. CAPSLOCKS OF RAEG. FLAMES ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE. ETC.
Yes, we know Dean is like Mary and Sam is like John. We get it. YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO BE RESURRECTED TO SAY THAT. IN FACT, YOU COULD VERY WELL STILL BE DEAD.
Mmmmmm, new creatures! I AM SO FUCKING EXCITE FOR NEW MONSTERS.
That Mayflower line continues to not be as awesome as you seem to think it is, Sera.
I like that Christian is quiet. It is unexpected. I will give his character a chance, though he is temporarily on my shit list be association.
Dean wants to be alone with Sammy. And Sammy is on board. Or, sure, make up your excuses about why it's "strategically" the best idea. I can see through them, brotherfuckers.
I wrote "Jared, you are so cute" here. I don't know what I was responding to, but I bet it was true.
OH MY GOD, DEAN IS TRYING TO TALK ABOUT IT. DEAN GOT THEM ALONE SO HE COULD GIVE SAM A CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT IT. LOOK AT YOU, CARRYING THE HEALTHY HEALING YOUR RELATIONSHIP DID OVER SEASON 5 THROUGH NOW THAT SAM IS BACK. THANK YOU FOR BEING UNHEALTHY IN THE INTERIM. You may now continue to be my favorite ever.
OMG. NO. DON'T KILL DEAN'S SUITOR. WAIIIII!?!?!?! ;___;
Do you ever watch a fight scene with Sam in it and think, "Oh, Sam. You are just hair to me."? Because I had that thought for reals during this scene.
Female!Djinn is very interesting, as is the idea of them having families and these ones being the kids of the one they ganked in The Episode Formerly Known as the Best Episode Ever.
Djinn/Dean/Djinn threesome? Do I ship it? I'm not really sure, actually.
SAMMY, WILL YOU JUST ONCE BE USEFUL IN SAVING YOUR BROTHER? GODDAMN. WHY DOES GRANDPA SAVE THE DAY HERE? WHY? I HATE YOU ALL.
High!Dean swooshy camera...really, did we think this was such a brilliantly shot scene in Sam, Interrupted that we had to pretty much shoot the exact same thing again? Because ngl, that was one of the weakest parts of that episode and one of the weakest in this one. This is a badly directed episode, just throwing that out there.
OMMMMGGGG. HE IS IN BEN'S ROOM AND ON THE BED. That is so fucked up. Good on you, worst nightmare. I really can buy this as his worst nightmare. It was v. creepy, even if the dialogue got kind of stupid with the repeating. I wonder if something really is coming for Ben or if, more likely, Dean is just projecting the horrible things that happened to his last baby on to his new one.
Using the golf club as a weapon, Sammy? Orange you glad your brother plays golf.
AHAHAHA. YES. I am so glad they had that not killing the monster behind the boy's backs moment in this episode. I was going to be seriously annoyed if we were going to be expected to be all "OMG, ARE THEY EVOL OR NAWT, THIS IS TOTALLY A PLOT POINT I CARE ABOUT!LOLZ!!1!" for half a season.
I think I must be getting weak from the summer hiatus, guys. I could not take the pressure of watching this show tonight. My heart was in my throat the whole time and I think I literally broke out with three pimples in the process. That's neither normal nor cute. This better not be a regular thing.
Saaaaammmm. Okay, I really adored how hard he tried to convince himself that what he wanted was for Dean to get his family but in the end he just snaps back into little brother mode and just wants Dean to come with him. For all he's changed, he's still the same down there. And he's beautiful, even if it makes me sad that THIS is where they are taking Season 5!Sam who was the best Sam ever and I will fight you in the streets and scare the horses if you disagree.
And again, I do really find it in line with Dean's character that his initial reaction to Sam being back was to sit Lisa down and tell her he's leaving and then after he's had the time for it to sink in that Sam didn't come for him he changes his mind. Really made me think of Dark Side of the Moon!Dean, and really it comes back to how much he just can't handle being let down by Sam.
Sam's "Don't be stupid" when Dean asked why he wants him around was fucking beautiful. And Sam's reasoning for why he wants him, too. I really, really do believe that Sam, after having Lucifer inside of him, would be hollow, but that Dean would instantly fill that up. I don't get why so many Wincest fans on my flist are complaining about this, TBH. He just said things are better when Dean is around because he can only care when Dean is there. He's shattered and doesn't quite know how to show emotion, but the chemistry and relationship is not weaker, at least I don't see any reason to think so at this stage, I may take it back, who knows.
Dean trying to give Sam his girl because she should be hunting! Sam knowing how wrong it would be to drive her without him! DEAN LOOKING SAD BECAUSE SAM DOESN'T WANT THEIR HOME. But this had better be the reasons. I do not like that wanna be modernized rip off of a pretty black car Sam is driving, and there is not point in a show about brothers in separate cars.
"Keep in touch, you hear?"
"It was really good to see you, Dean."
YOU TWO ARE SO FUCKING TRAGEDY. I need a more tragedy expression to express how fucking tragedy they are.
That last shot. Oh Dean, why so looking longingly like you want to fuck our brother, BB?
So on the whole? I approve. I like it better than Sympathy for the Devil and obviously more than the Magnificent Seven as far as season openers go. I may like it better than Lazarus Rising in hindsight if this season goes really well, but I won't make rash calls.
My fears about this season still exist but have been *mostly* neutralized. And you know what I realized after this episode? It could have been a lot worse and I would still be joyful. I did not remember the agonizing bliss of having just seen a new episode of Show until this was over. I think I am actually going to have a harder time living without it until next week than I did all summer!
Also, I can't decide if I'm happy or confused by what got Jossed of my Season 6 fic and what got Kripke'd. Obviously I expected a whole lot of Jossing, but I was pretty on about a few things, too. We'll see if that holds up later in the season.
Umm, wow, these squee posts always take longer than I expect. Dear self: be less verbose, JFC. Aright, guys, I am so unbelievably happy to have the Boys back in my life. I am letting you all go now to either write or sleep.