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One fan's opinion of tonight's episode
|Date:|| Thu, 08-Nov-2012 12:16:34 AM PST |
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|In reply to:|| Supernatual Live Post?! posted by Viola69|
This season they seem to like everyone except each other. Benny, Amelia, Garth, etc. They like and defend them all. But they hate each other at this point, and the end of Southern Comfort just shows that it's only going to get worse.
I am very sad right now. But also I am mystified. Why are the writers doing this? They are bogging up Benny as Dean's true brother - a betrayal of everything we have seen on the 7 years of the show so far. And they are making Sam irredeemably unlike able, disloyal, selfish, cowardly, and a terrible brother. How can that ever be in the interests of the show? And they appear to be clearly ruling out the only way to save Sam's character - which would be revealing that he had looked or played a role in Dean's escape. They are working hard both on and offscreen (through interviews etc) to show that it is what it is. Sam abandoned Dean for a girl and a dog! I'm not seeing any way back from this. If Dean forgives Sam it only makes him look even more the hero but does nothing the equalise the relationship or redeem Sam. If Sam now saves Dean from something else, how would that help? He's saved him loads of times, but there is still this huge pile of baggage and betrayal on the other side of the scales that can't be scrubbed away.
These decisions appear so counter to the best interests of the show. I'm trying to keep faith that the writers have a plan, but I'm struggling!
The final paragraph is exactly the issue I'm having with the show this season. The one word I really am comfortable using is struggling. I don't like the show this season. I don't like the deliberate plan to make Sam look bad for not having looked for Dean and Dean being made to look like the hero for carrying on the fight. I know Dean fans are going to jump on me for it, but I just don't like Dean this year, though I've been struggling to care for Dean. I'm struggling to understand why Carver is believing it's okay to make Sam so careless that Dean comes off as looking heroic.
I know there were a lot of fans who had issues with season six and Soulless Sam and that he didn't seem to 'care' for for Dean, but there was a reason for that. When Cas pulled him out of the box, he forgot as Crowley called it, "The messy bits." Those messy bits were Sam's soul. When his soul was put back in him with the help of the wall Death put there, we had what I thought was the boys back and cemented as brothers to carry on the fight. After Cas took on the burden of Sam's demons last year the finale was set for a good bit of Winchester angst when the boys were separated due to Crowley's machinations. Flash to this year.
With the departure of Sera Gembel, Jeremy Carver came back and for some reason missed the opportunity to make season eight dynamic. The dynamism should have come from Sam's angst in trying to find Dean and in Dean's trying to find his way back to Sam. Instead all we've gotten is Dean saying Benny has been a truer brother to him than the boy Dean has given his life ten times over to protect, and Sam giving up on trying to find his brother who has protected him and held him, bandaged his wounds and even gave his life to a Cross Roads Demon for. Where's the cohesion? Where's my Winchester Brothers? Where is that Dean who feared losing his Sammy? Where's that Sam who sided with his Demon self to try to find a way to rescue Dean from Hell?
There are so many other avenues this show could take with Sam and Dean, but they chose not to. Killing off so many of the people Sam and Dean could rely on is making me think no one at this show knows what they're doing. Starting off with the unevenness in the writing for Grampa Cambell, to the whole issue with Bobby being a ghost and bringing in characters I could care less for in both Benny and Amelia, it's not making me want to watch this show and once again, I'll say I'm struggling to care about this season. I still care for Sam, but not how they're writing for him. Dean right now I could care less for. He's being the same sanctimonious arse he's always been, a true successor to John's behaviour if not a little more militant. Like the poster above said, unless Carver tells me something in the next few episodes to make me care, I'm afraid I won't struggle with the action of finally turning the show off for good.
- I'll be curious to see your reaction when you do watch the ep - Wahoo - 08-Nov-2012 4:38 PM
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