Wasn't home in time to watch the east coast feed online, so I watched it live on the TV.
I'm trying to give myself a break and not kill myself doing these reviews. We'll see how it goes this season.
What's here are basic reactions I typed out during the show, with a few bits and pieces put in afterwards. Hopefully it'll be brief, but still interesting.
wow….hellooooo Dean :D
now that's a sweet shot of him walking - love the tracking shot as Jensen walks across
back 40!!!! - that's the area north of the Boundary Bay Airport. I recognized those trees Jensen ducked under. *g*
wow….benny hitched a ride...interesting
btw, i was at that location where dean digs the grave :D it's also on the back 40. I've got a pic of that gravesite.
painful reunion for the boys
sam didn't look for dean :(
Baby is BACK! oh yeah! :D
nice vamp beheading!
that was awesome
heh, i bet people are really pissed at sam right now
UBC! - Note, the only way I recognized they were there was because there were tweets and pics of them filming there, otherwise I never would have known. There's so little that we actually see of the campus in that shot where they're walking & talking. :P
sam's hair is too long
there, i said it
(sorry, gotta be honest)
ooooh the blood goblet is back! sweet
sam: "dude, it's a burger" dean: "it's a treasure" hee
that was sweet of sam :)
oh, head-butting FTW
yeah! demon knife is back too
kevin's one smart little cookie
oh ouch….crowley killed his girl though
heh, dean's usual tough love approach - You're in the life now, deal with it. Heh.
sweet….that was a cool episode
over too soon though :P
-- I LOVE Purgatory and how Dean has been effected by his time there. It is very much like a soldier returning from war and I can't wait to see more and see him reacting to things differently because of it.
-- Benny is really intriguing and I look forward to learning more about him. He and Dean seem really close, but by the end of the ep, the look on Dean's face after their phone convo. indicates something else is going on here. Does Benny have some ulterior motive? He is a vampire after all. On a side note...I totally saw Ty Olsson on location after VanCon, but didn't yet know who he was or that he was Benny. D'oh! I do have a couple of pics of him though. ;)
-- Amelia...not sure I like her yet. She seemed a little pushy/bossy to me. But I'm willing to wait and see. One brief scene doesn't tell us much.
-- Ok, so Sam didn't look for Dean. Something tells me there's more we don't know yet. Just a hunch. Plus I'm really willing to give Sam the benefit of the doubt. There has to be something else. I can only imagine that losing his brother destroyed Sam and it's something we'll see evidence of in other flashbacks. Now why Sam wouldn't speak right up and admit to this...I don't know. So he did what they always promised to do and walked away? Didn't bother looking at all? Dean, naturally doesn't take it well. That was a painful scene. But I'll give the boys props...they stuck together and kept talking about it. That's a huge step forward from seasons past when they'd get angry and sullen and silent.
Edit: I'd also like to know why Sam went back to Rufus's cabin after a whole year. Clearly he didn't get a call from Dean and didn't expect to get attacked by his brother when he walked in the door (which was awesome, btw - talk about an intense reunion!). So if he's quit hunting all this time, why go back there? I hope we'll get a better idea of what led him there in future episodes.
-- I'm still convinced we don't know the whole story about Cas in Purgatory either. Dean's hiding something. Just my 2 cents hunch.
-- How does Jensen get more and more handsome every season? A couple of shots simply took my breath away.
-- Crowley still rocks.
-- Loving the new weapon Dean brought from Purgatory. Remember Jensen saying at VanCon that it's his favorite new weapon. :)
Getting a download of the ep is proving difficult, so it'll probably take me a day or two to get it. Then I'll be able to cap, grab the title screen (remember, I posted all those?), and with any luck get the caps to all of you before next week's ep. Don't quote me on that though! I'll try my best.