Kalliel (kalliel) wrote,
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13x02 "The Rising Son"

1. There's no way I'm gonna be able to take this KFC guy seriously. There's just no way. XP Which like, I never took the Stynes seriously either, and I truly loved their ridiculousness. But THIS KFC GUY, THOUGH.

I do like that his power of choice is impersonation, though, because that has mindfuck potential and I'm all about that. Though I'm surprised both Sam and Dean jumped to the conclusion that someone other than Jack had impersonated Donatello? I know we had that whole scene with him walking to the other side of the door, but that was immediately foregone when Jack teleported. Honestly, my money would've been on the kid, and not some fourth party.

2. The fight scene choreography in this season so far is out of this world. I LOVE IT.

3. I forgot to mention this in the last post, but I loved the scene where Jack asks Sam what you say to the dead, and Sam's response is "Thank you, and I'm sorry." It's so Sam, and so heartbreaking. And it's so much the fabric of how death functions around the Winchesters--they feel like an imposition on anyone else's lives. And arguably, they often are (see: Sheriff Christine and her ER-bound son; see: dead drunk girl). And when Sam finds Jack in the alley and he's tasked with explaining human complexity, using Dean as his example--just wonderful.

4. Okay, still not over KFC guy. W t f.

5. My favorite scene in this was definitely that last scene, where Dean finds Jack stabbing himself. Because even as Dean admits to Jack that he doesn't think Jack can be saved, even as he promises Jack that he will be the one, in the end, to kill him, it never sounds like a threat. Because we've heard Dean say the exact same things to others--and in those cases it was most certainly a threat. This one didn't sound at all like those. It's nothing personal; it's just part of a general mood, which helps fill in the picture Sam already drew the outlines for, for Jack. And the juxtaposition of Dean promising Jack's death--but coming down the hall, all but jumping into the room because Dean was not capable of watching Jack stab himself, Dean taking the knife away--I wanna kiss it. Fucking fantastic. <3 I love how much synergy there is across the scenes in this episode, how deeply the nuances of the later ones depend on the small moments in those that came before. I know that's how narrative, in an ideal world, always works, but on TV it's usually not so deft--and almost never so insistently.

6. K F C     G U Y
Tags: beekeeper!dean, fandom: spn, i can't watch tv like a normal person, sam!kinks, spn !!
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