Archive for January, 2013
Hallelujah! Part two of S8 is full steam ahead! Written by Jenny Klein (@jennydelherpes) “Torn and Frayed” gives us (the fandom) everything! The Winchester men sorting out their issues, Castiel (Misha Collins) randomly helping mankind and unfortunately, closure with Benny (Ty Olsson) and Amelia(Liane Balaban) for now. Let’s sort out this episode, shall we?
Castiel healing a crying child touched my heart. This is the REAL Cass to me: simple, kind, fixing boo boos. The puzzle surrounding Naomi (Amanda Tapping) continues after she yanks Cass back to Heaven, instructing him to rescue Samandiriel (Tyler Johnston). She emphatically demands that Heaven nor she can take credit but that it’s Castiel’s idea. So our choices regarding Naomi are: 1) is Naomi a “good” angel, on the up and up, working for God, Heaven and humans or 2) is she something dark? What do you think fandom? Let me know!
Dean knocks on Sam’s motel door and Sam almost slams it shut. Thus starts tonight’s “As the Winchesters Turn” soap. Sam is still righteously angry at Dean who admits that using Amelia as a lure was wrong. I don’t think that Dean realized how deeply Sam feels for Amelia. Sam’s reaction seems to gut punch him but it also starts Dean thinking about clean breaks which is woven through all the relationships in this episode. Such an impasse here with Dean protecting Benny and Sam protecting his emotions. After Dean leaves, Amelia shows up where the most believable scene between she and Sam takes place. I’ve truly not felt a real connection between Sam and Amelia but Jared, Liane, Jenny and director Bob Singer made this touching and real. After the love fest ends, Amelia gently draws a line in the sand for Sam: come back and we’ll be together. Don’t and that’s the end. A clean break.
Cass seeks out Dean who is sleeping with a beer bottle. Rousing Dean by watching him sleep gets the “it’s just creepy, Cass!” Proudly Cass lets Dean know that he’s been doing good, doing penance but that Samandiriel needs to be rescued. Lying that he heard the angel’s cries for help over angel radio, Castiel’s demeanor changes. This angel doesn’t want to lie and certainly not to Dean.
I have to call Samandiriel’s (aka Alfie’s) torture scenes the worst/best of the season. I closed my eyes during the screw tightening, it was horrible! Thumbs up to Mark Meloche, (@rotomonkee), VFX supervisor for the wonderful awfulness! Viggo the torturer finally hits an angelic nerve. Samandriel screams for help, which ignites a bush and catches a man on fire but not before he hears Samandiriel speaking. From a religious point, God spoke to Moses in the form of a burning bush. From Klein’s eyes, this is a Monty Pythong reference. The down low here is this hardrive contains sensitive angel info, most damaging to Heaven and the angels.
Cass and Dean pop in on Kevin who’s working tirelessly to decode the demon tablet. Mrs. Tran is a distraction so Kevin has sent her away which strikes a chord for Dean. Kevin can’t enjoy life until he finishes his given task. Dean compares their lives instantly: John possibly left his boys for the very same reason. Kevin banishes his Mom and Dean can’t have close relationships while he still has a job to do. On the other hand, Sam tries to have a life outside of hunting, a trait that Dean covets. Cass makes an angel run for demon TNT ingredients and picks up Sam also. Sam promises to leave as quickly as Samandiriel is returned.
Entering a deserted factory, the guys destroy the angel sigils which allows Castiel to enter and also gives the Winchesters new anti-angel mojo. Cass continues to flashback to Naomi’s torture sessions and Samandiriel’s screams physically hurt Castiel. In the end, Cass bleeds from his eye which appears to be where Naomi probed him. Remember when Anna was “reprogrammed” and tortured? Could this be happening to Cass? We’re also seeing a less powerful, more vulnerable angel which Jeremy Carver, Supernatural show runner has stated would evolve. Thoughts anyone?
Crowley (Mark Sheppard) vamooses before the three break in to destroy the demons. Cass whisks Samandriel off with Naomi in his ear, forcing Cass to kill him. Samandiriel pleads Naomi’s case, he’s been compromised, given out information that would hurt the angel squad. He basically begs Cass to “kill me”! With severe regret, our lovely angel does stab Samandiriel. Naomi demands that his body be returned to Heaven so Cass does just that. No black wingspread for Samandriel, just a whoof as the two disappear. I hope that this isn’t the last of Alfie! He was homespun and sweet! So more questions: why did S’s body need to be returned, will he come back and who IS Naomi?
In the middle of this melee, Dean commits to seeing Benny, to help him out of the vamp’s “rough patch”. But in the end, Dean breaks it off cleanly. He tells Benny, “This is it, the end of the line.” Benny accepts this with his head bent and a “Thanks for the ride” response. I’m hoping that the next meeting between the three will not end badly. For now, a clean break between Dean and Benny. Sam chooses to also break with Amelia, not going back within the time frame the two had set earlier. For me, Sam truly chose the high road, he sacrificed his feelings with respect and in response to what Amelia said to him. So this relationship is done.
This episode embodies emotions, relationships and endings. Klein wrote an excellent story. For Castiel, I hope that we see him sooner than later. The story ends with Dean and Sam, comfortable in their roles as brothers but no beer clink to celebrate a job well done. There’s no talking about their personal stuff or explaining, “yeah, Benny is gone, done” or “I won’t be seeing Amelia ever again.” Clean breaks…. really nothing more to say. Til we LARP tonight…. stay supernatural!
What a great night for the “little show that could!” Supernatural did well at the People’s Choice Awards winning the Fave SciFi/ Fantasy show! Not only did the show win big but the fandom won also! Congrats to us all! Enjoy the fun from tonight’s event!
Jensen made PCAs best dressed list! http://tv.yahoo.com/photos/people-s-choice-awards-2013-red-carpet-slideshow/34th-annual-people-s-choice-awards-red-carpet-photo-577951796.html
Another article Jensen, best dressed. http://www.vh1.com/celebrity/2013-01-10/ian-somerhalder-chris-colfer-jensen-ackles-and-co-heat-up-the-peoples-choice-awards/
Video: J2 on stage accepting Fav Scifi show award and presenting best band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QnXmRtH9YYs …
J2 giving a speech for the award! 😀 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnXmRtH9YYs …
Jensen & Danneel on the Red Carpet vid. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwn1ec_daneel-harris-people-s-choice-awards-2013_people
Jensen’s interview vid! http://www.buzzsugar.com/Jensen-Ackles-Interview-About-Being-Dad-Video-26716761
Jared’s interview on the Red Carpet at 1:04:35! posted by ValerieLobban http://new.livestream.com/aplive/peopleschoice2013
Jared & Gen on the Red Carpet vid. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwn0xh_jared-padalecki-people-s-choice-awards-2013_people#.UO6XuLbPbV0
@Hollidayo Jared & Jensen accepting their 3rd People’s Choice Award for Fave SciFi/Fantasy Show!!! fans u r AMAZING! pic.twitter.com/H7Q02gmJ
@jarpad Y’all really are the most amazing and supportive fans. Thanks for all the votes, and congrats on your wins 🙂
Jensen gets hands on with Danneel and their babybump: pic.twitter.com/QMbrjH7r
@DanneelHarris #SPNFamily congrats supernatural fandom!!! Best fans!!! Duh!
@LaurenTom9000 I’m still grinning! I had a blast going thru that with U! U guys are a powerful bunch,the best kind of folk–strong,loyal,funny,&giving
@bodyguard4JandJ we won we won we won the best fans ever
Danneel looks so gorgeous and sparkly! pic.twitter.com/NK2K3kUL
Sci-fi Show e TV Fan Following.. pic.twitter.com/Q0cPiemw
@cadlymack Jensen Ackles’ face is a national treasure. http://twitpic.com/btx2lf
* Ackles x 3 http://say.ly/Wmm4VFE
* Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki get matchy at People’s Choice Awards 2013: ‘Supernatural’ snags award http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/01/jensen-ackles-and-jared-padalecki-get-matchy-at-peoples-choice-awards-2013-supernatural-snags-favori.html …
Why Would I Tell?
@Phoenix_RangerI think it’s hilarious that Nathan Fillon basically said, that he thought that Jensen should have won the award.
* Jensen’s face when Jared was thanking their wives, that is a look of pure love & affection right there! http://twitpic.com/btwytv
* Jensen and Jared Backstage Tonight at the PCA’s and being absolutely too adorkable for words. http://twitpic.com/btxuxc
CONGRATULATIONS SPNFAMILY!!! pic.twitter.com/KAHsYTa5
Jensen, Danneel and her baby bump! http://twitpic.com/btwkgi
@realGpad Here we go people! pic.twitter.com/UZ0jCJzs
Look at those smiles! pic.twitter.com/YwDX38i0
@jasonmanns No surprise of course, but congrats to the #SPNFamily for being the best fans around! I’ve been saying it for years!!
Supernatural family: 2012 was wonderful and now it’s gone! I’m so very excited to see where our show will take us the remainder of S8! Please check me out for the past year and further! As always….. stay supernatural!
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