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20 March 2009 @ 09:41 am
Supernatural Review: On the Head of a Pin  


Oh, my beloved show…

I both loved and hated the episode last night. 

I loved it because I thought the storyline was top notch interesting and presented.  The demons rocked, Allistar was creepy and I loved Ruby’s black eyes and presence.  Anna seemed much more of a character in this episode than the others she was in because I felt she wasn’t as vulnerable as before.  For the first time, I really liked Castiel.  I never disliked him, but I was always indifferent.  Bringing up John’s character made me happy because I personally always wondered about him  Also, I thought the acting was really well done in this episode.  One big thing I absolutely loved about it was when they were talking about how something may be going wrong in Heaven and then angels were turning – it made me feel like their Heaven and angels and all the religious stuff was much more of the Kripke universe, which I liked because I feel it separated it from the Heaven those of us who believe in it in our daily lives are so accustomed to.  And finally, that kickass shot of Uriel and his wings!  I thought that was just so well done.

My dislikes?  The part I hated the most was Sam actually drinking demon blood.  I had no real problems with him using powers, but actually becoming more demon than human by drinking in the demon blood?  I hate that.  I love Sam, but now I feel he is becoming what the boys have always hunted and that is not going to end well.  It made me remember in “In My Time of Dying” when John said Dean needed to save Sam – I wonder what he would think about what his younger son is becoming.  That whole thing is really sad.  Although it had it’s positive (saving Dean from being killed and killing Allistar), it’s just going to end badly.  Hearing Sam say, “Now I can kill,” was really chilling.  Did anyone else see Uriel as the killer coming from far away?  I don’t know why, but I saw that coming from nearly the beginning of the episode.  It was just too obvious to me.  Also, I hated that Ruby called Sam 'Sammy.'  That’s Dean’s thing.  Ever since ‘Bloodlust’ when Gordon called him that and he said that only Dean can call him that, I just loved that little thing about them.


So I can’t really judge this as being a good or bad episode.  I guess if I had to, I would say good because overall, I found it too be very well done.  I just didn’t like some of the content.  In other notes, did Allistar remind anyone else of Hannibal Lecter?  I’m a huge Hannibal Lecter fan and the scene where Allistar was first tormenting Dean reminded me of the scene in “Silence of the Lambs” near the beginning where he tells Clarice that she is “more than one generation of plain white trash”.  I mean, everything about it.  The creepy voice (although not the same accent), the demeanor, even the way his eyes looked at Dean were a dead on comparison.

Oh, I want to type more, but my hand and wrist are still sprained and to type is incredibly painful, so, no more.  I would enjoy some feedback though because I can type smaller things.  Ugh, hate this!  I can’t write or do art or anything.  But hey, it’s Friday…


I feel: bouncybouncy
I'm listening to: Law (Earthings on Fire) by David Bowie
Barbara Desmond: bare chestagegloomybardgirl on March 20th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
Hope the hand and wrist feels better soon. That voice was creepy so I'm wondering if the voice was actually the same person. It reminded me of how they had a demon voice for Anya and the same voice turned up when the gang made a demon. I never liked Uriel for day one so I wasn't really surprised to have him revealed as the bad guy. I also have to wonder if he was working with Ruby.

Yes things are going bad for Sam but he did save Dean because Castiel was pretty screwed there for a bit. That was pretty chilling when he told Alistair that he could now kill. I predict a fight between the boys which isn't good at all. I just wanted to smack Sam but I think he's thinking that he's already infected so he might as well drink so he can get stronger and try to use it for good. He still might think that but he really should have listened to Pamela.
sairahiniel_k on March 20th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
I'm really happy with this review. Lol. I feel the same way. I'm about to post mine in a few. Busy day for me. But this episode really upset me. I mean I liked some parts. The bit with Dean and Alastair and him singing. Lol. That was new. Uriel...I'm not particularly fond Anna killed him. I was hoping Castiel or Dean or even Sam. There was little time on the screen for Sam and that made me sad. It's no wonder they had no time for Bobby Singer.

But anywho, I agree. It made me think now that Anna's dark too because of what Uriel said. And she pretty much popped up whenever Uriel was around. He did say "I only killed those who said no". And she was right there with him at one scene I think. Anyway Sam should have listened to Pamela but he wont. And I don't even know what to call Sam anymore =[ And I'm a Sam girl. And I hated Ruby calling him Sammy too. She should say it front of Dean so he can punch her lol. Oh well, yeah I can't say that this was good or bad either. If you'd like to see my review, it should be up hopefully before today ends!!

I think Dean and Sam should team up and say screw it. Team Heaven's looking pretty slim right now.

Caroline: SPN - quotesdawnintheforest on March 20th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
did Alistair remind anyone else of Hannibal Lecter?

Oh yeah, definitely! Actually, for me his character has made me think of Hannibal Lecter since the very beginning.

I loved Ruby’s black eyes and presence.

Yeah, so did I! I completely forgot to mention that part about her eyes as she did the locating-spell in my review. That was the one part/scene of Ruby I have really liked this season I think.

Did anyone else see Uriel as the killer coming from far away?

I did not, actually. Then again, I am rarely able to see the early clues like that. Only in retrospect did I begin to puzzle together the pieces (including ones from earlier this season).
jaylan121 on March 20th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
I agree with you on Castiel.
I didn't hate him before but I wasn't sure of where he fit in the show & wasn't very fond of his acting. But now after seeing this episode he grew on me much more than before.
I didn't like this episode but the Dean bits conveyed wonderful acting from Jensen as usual. Also, Misha did very good in portraying the mixed emotions of Castiel from being a soldier to actually having feelings.
winchesterwomanwinchesterwoman on March 21st, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Can I ask you something?
Why you didn´t like this episode?
jaylan121 on March 21st, 2009 05:47 am (UTC)
Re: Can I ask you something?
Mainly due to lack of brothers' storyline & because I am not a fan of Uriel at all & he got too much screentime for my taste. Also there was too much angst for my taste, my mood was ruined because of all the pain Dean is going through.
I know it is natural for Sam to be abandoning Dean now; I mean he's a grown up man & he's getting darker & darker under Ruby's control. But deep down it hurts everytime I watch an episode with the boys away emotionally from each others. Now that I've sobered I'm hating the episode less but I'm still an over emotional girl who wants Dean to save Sam from the monster he's becoming & watch the boys going back to each others haven. I want them to be back together.
That's it :)
winchesterwomanwinchesterwoman on March 21st, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
I really understand you
I have knew that some fans stop to like supernatural, like the person who create supernatural.tv, and the moderator of the board. And I think, that you are totally right. Of course all the fans have a different view. But, I am with your. As many times I have been wrote. the wonderful- beginning. phrase " Saving people, hunting things, family business" IS GONE. I know that all the show in all their season have a different plot, but it was the main plot, and nothing left of this. Is just angels demons, and yes the , bsam´s destiny, what we were introduced in the beginning. But still, all the brotherly is not here. I hope that all this end soon°
Melissa N. Tillotsonbrianshanelvr on March 21st, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
I wonder what he would think about what his younger son is becoming.

I feel as though he would have killed Sam a lot earlier on. I never felt that John cared for Sam in the same way he did Dean. He saw things more black and white, and we don't know how long he has been aware of his demon blood.
winchesterwomanwinchesterwoman on March 21st, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
Well I agree with yo in all those stuff of anna, castiel and the way the episode was developed. And with that thing that you said that Sam getting darked is far away of what they did. About hunting. Yes, I don´t like that, I have seen that many fans are like " enough with the angels and demons" I want the old stuff. And I am in the same position. where is all those things of " hunting things, saving people, family business" I think all those tings is second. And for that I liked that show. Now, it is more about the sam´s future, yes, but why not put both things in a balance instead of put so much of one thing and another.

Oh, and that of Uriel, I honesty didn´t see it. Just I didn´t like him from the beginning, he looked like strct angel,. but not like a bad angel who was with lucifer! amybe because usually I don´t put my mouses in my brain when I am watching supernatural hahahahahahahha :P:P:P

and that thing of "save or kill sam" well, kill maybe, but revive sam again? it will be so much and boring. So maybe just control that demoniac stuff in him after a strong battle. At least THANK GOD. all those thing about sam´s stuff and dean´s stuff is gonna off in this season. All because they didn´t know that they will have another season, so, Thanks to the cw for take a little to say which shows will come again haahahhahaha