This wouldn’t even pass muster as a MOTW. My daughter who grew up on the show mentioned, remember when shapeshifters used to take time to change and rip off their skin? And didn’t Djinn have tattoos all over, etc? They didn’t even put some decent effects into inadvertently hilarious female werewolf transformation scene.
Andrew Dabb implies that we are getting something new and different if we get ‘demon Dean’ in season ten. But we had demon Dean in season 3, 4, 5 ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’ ’On The Head of A Pin’ ‘The End’ so it’s not so new and different, except that Dean’s not suffering because of Sammy, or torturing for Heaven, or succumbing to despair.
We now get Dean taking on the Mark of Cain to kill Abbadon … er, why is she the main target? not Gadreel, not Metatron? Way, way back in the season we saw an Abbadon who was eager to possess Dean, as former vessel of an Archangel, and while having an Abbadon + Dean alliance of some sort would be an intriguing idea, why so clunky show? Why not show a bunch of episodes across the season with Abbadon attempting to woo Dean to her side, instead of Crowley? (not that I dislike Crowley by any means)
Now, say that Dean and Abbadon team up, to whatever, who’s supposed to go save Dean? Castiel’s been given angeling distractions (per usual, off screen) and Sam’s spent half the season passed out, or pissed off at Dean. While it would be a nice change for Sam to do the saving, instead of having to be saved, with his lasting words being ‘we are partners, but not brothers’ and Dean saying ‘oh you wouldn’t do the same for me (save me) in the last episode, they haven’t set up this scenario very well. so maybe it’s Team Free Dean, Crowley (for reasons) Sam and Castiel.
show has some great season enders, but rarely do they show their promise *see Cas being God for one ep, how closing the gates of Hell ended, and how ultimately underwhelming the angels falling from Heaven became.
Okay, that was one of the better MOTW all season, however, I really mind that yokel vamps were able to take down Sam and Dean Winchester so easily, and here Dean is supposed to be a killing machine, so did Sam and Dean even need to be in this one? It’s okay to give the guys a break, don’t have them in every episode, if that episode makes them incidental.
“It’s really a show about boys becoming men,” he added. “It’s about manhood and these guys who vacillate between testosterone-infused knife fights and gun battles and then crying on one another’s shoulders, having their intimate brotherhood-of-men moments. And I think that’s something you don’t see that much of on television.”
read the rest of this interview featuring Jared and Jensen
So, now Cas is gonna get all the pop culture refs, and all we get for Dean taking the Mark is ‘dammit’ Dean? For sure Cas knows the effects of the Mark, and he’s not gonna share that with Sam, or with Dean for that matter? This ep doesn’t really take us anywhere we weren’t before, but it was nice to see Richard Speight.
And it’s still inexplicable, after all that, that Cas would decide to become a leader, unless the forehead tap is get another means of control, which is pretty much what the writers do with his character, not letting him take his own journey, but smashing him into whatever plot they are working on at the moment.
re: SPN spinoff Bloodlines - “We want to take a soap-ier approach,” Dabb said. “It wouldn’t be like ‘Supernatural,’ where there is a different case every week. It would be more serialized with ongoing stories.”
well, that sinks my interest. One thing I love about SPN is the brothers (And their angel) in the car going to different states, different towns, very much the ol’ Kung Fu tv (mysterious stranger appears in town to help people) show vibe.
The veteran WB/CW series poised to return for Season 10 — and possibly beyond, network president Mark Pedowitz told reporters Wednesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
“As a fan of the show, who’s seen every episode, as long as I’m here and those [ratings] still hold, God bless them,” said Pedowitz. “They can go as long as they want.”
After the session, Pedowitz revealed that he expects to receive the script for the Supernatural spin-off backdoor pilot later this week.
Other takeaways from The CW’s exec session:
* The network has acquired the four-hour miniseries Labyrinth, starring John Hurt, Sebastian Stan, Jessica Brown-Findlay and Tom Felton.
When they said Cas would get new wardrobe I thought ooh, maybe he can finally wear the costume from the season five photoshoot. (incidentally, this was chosen because Cas and Dean’s coats were stolen in transit to the shoot and a buyer picked this out, dude, can spn hire you?)
I thought ANYTHING would be better than the oversized baggy trench - but, now we get this bland shapeless shorter tan coat, Congrats spnwardrobe, I don’t think you could find anything more boring. Yes change is good, and a new wardrobe points out the fact he’s not the ol Cas but bland? and still hiding Misha’s fit firm body? No.
At least with the old long trench, it could swoosh, I miss the swoosh.
not to mention Jimmy’s backwards tie.