After a couple of so-so
Supernaturals, it was really nice to get an enjoyable episode high on intensity, brotherly interaction, blood and gore. Gordon's gone, courtesy of one seriously badass Sam Winchester. Kubrick's gone, too. Sam called Dean on his recent behavior and told his big brother some of the things I've been wanting to say to Dean myself these past few weeks. And then there was the last scene: Sam, Dean, the Impala, a few beers and a Bad Company serenade. Awesome.
Let's start things off with Gordon Walker. I really believe he had to go. I was growing a tad bit weary of his whole "Sam Winchester is the most evil being in the universe and he must die" shtick. But I love me some Sterling K. Brown something fierce. The fact that Gordon was turned into the very thing he had been hunting since vamps got his sister was such a good twist. And the fact that his black-and-white beliefs didn't change even though he was now sporting fangs was even better. He knew Kubrick's instincts to kill him were right. And if Sam hadn't done the deed for him, he would have killed his own self right after he had killed Sam first. The guy had some twisted logic, but he was so smart and scary. I'm really sorry to see Sterling and Gordy go, even though it seemed like it had to happen.
The brotherly interaction was front and center. Dean was being reckless and not wanting to stay still for more than two seconds. Sam was just biding his time trying to let his brother do his thing. You could tell he just wanted things to be the way they used to be. I'm beyond happy Sam just told Dean how it was. Of course, Dean at first responded with sarcasm, his favorite defense mechanism.
"What do you want me to do, Sam, huh? Sit around all day and write poems about how I'm going to die? You know, I got one. Let's see. What rhymes with 'Shut up, Sam'?"
Then Sam took the reins and got even more serious. He knows Dean will never admit it, but he's afraid. Was it "Sin City" where he told Casey he wasn't terrified? And we could all tell he was beyond terrified. Sam knew it was true, too.
"You're scared Dean. You're scared because your year is running out and you're still going to hell and you're freaked."
"And how do you know that?"
"Because I know you."
"Yeah, because I've been following you around my entire life. I've been looking up to you since I was 4, Dean! Studying you, trying to be just like my big brother. So yeah, I know you. Better than anyone else in the entire world. And this is exactly how you act when you're terrified. And I can't blame you. It's just"
"It's just I wish you would drop the show and be my brother again. Just cause"
And Dean listened to Sam. He listened to Sam. He didn't respond with another sarcastic barb, he took his little brother seriously and listened to him. That was a nice moment. It was a moment that I've been waiting for all season long.
" Loved all the boys-with-guns action going on
" "Fresh Blood" definitely felt different from
Supernatural's previous vampisodes "Dead Man's Blood" and "Bloodlust." The beginning of the episode was kinda sad when Buffy's Harmony (Mercedes McNab) learned she was a vampire simply by ingesting some of the tainted blood.
" As for Mercedes McNab, I really wish we had gotten to see more of her. Her role was a good one, however, and her ending was really sad. Sam and Dean had to off Lucy even though she didn't even realize she was a vampire. And she had been roofied into becoming a vamp.
" Guess Bela's quality time with the Winchester boys last week didn't change her at all. She eyes Gordon's mojo bag and sells Sam and Dean out big-time. Loved Dean telling her he was going to kill her the next time he saw her. I hope he gives her a scare anyway, even if she let the boys know where Gordon was located.
" Reminders of Season 1: 1) Hearing Bad Company's "Crazy Circles." I admit I didn't know much about Bad Company before the "Route 666" episode, but I've loved every time the show has used one of their tunes. 2) "That's right! Come on! I smell good, don't I? And I taste even better!" Dean trying to get Lucy's attention reminded me of some of the dialogue from "Wendigo." You know the part where he was all "I taste good!"
" Seeing what a former human goes through once they've been turned was really interesting. We saw Gordon's POV: his sudden super-hearing; his sensitivity to light; the appearance of the fangs; and saw his first kill. Later we saw his blood-red vision as well. Nice touches.
" What's with the message Bela gave the boys regarding the spirit she had contacted to find out where Gordon was? The spirit had said to get out of town and not to go after Gordon. Not sure what to make of that.
" Dean looking under the hood of the Impala was so cool. But when he started giving Sam pointers on Impala Maintenance 101, well, that was just heartbreaking, wasn't it?
Favorite lines (in addition to the ones already mentioned in my column):
"You know, man? I'm sick and tired of your stupid kamikaze tricks."
"Whoa, whoa, whoa, kamikaze tricks? I'm more like a ninja."
"That's not funny."
"It's a little funny."
"No, it's not."
"He was old, like 30!" (OK, I admit this was humorous, yet annoying at the same time.)
"There you are." "Sorry, I stopped for a slice."
"Nice move you pulled back there Dean, running right at the weapons!" "Well, what can I say? I'm a badass."
"Daughters? Try fang whores!"
"Can you think of a worse hell?" "Well, there's hell."
"Dean, quit turning everything into a punchline. And you know something else? Stop trying to act like you're not afraid."
"It's my job right? Show my little brother the ropes?"
"Put your shoulder into it."
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After a couple of so-so Supernaturals it was really nice to get an enjoyable episode high on intensity brotherly interaction blood and gore Gordons gone courtesy of one seriously badass Sam Winchester Kubricks gone too Sam called Dean on his recent behavior and told his big brother some of the things Ive been wanting to say to Dean myself these past few weeks And then there was the last scene Sam Dean the Impala a few beers and a Bad Company serenade AwesomeLets start things off with Gordon Walker I really believe he had to go I was growing a tad bit weary of his whole Sam Winchester is the most evil being in the universe and he must die shtick But I love me some Sterling K Brown something fierce The fact that Gordon was turned into the very thing he had been hunting since vamps got his sister was such a good twist And the fact that his black-and-white beliefs didnt change even though he was now sporting fangs was even better He