So back again to my Tupperware container and I have pulled four new episodes titles and have put my thoughts to them.
What are your thoughts on the following episodes?
Is it a scene, a moment, a line or song?
Is it just your favourite or is it the emotional impact it has on you?
Maybe it simply makes you laugh or hide under the covers.
All Hell Breaks Loose Part II
Wow! What scene doesn’t come to mind with this episode?
It was one tug at the heartstrings right after the other. I’m going to limit myself with the first four. Number one we open up with Dean staring, grieve stricken over his deceased brother. Then Bobby arrives with food trying to get Dean to eat and trying to convince him it’s time to bury Sam. Of course Dean wants nothing to do with this. Bobby then tries to get Dean to leave with him as he doesn’t want to leave Dean alone and needs his help. Dean’s reaction is heart breaking.
Bobby: I just don’t think you should be alone, that’s all. I gotta admit I could use your help. Something big is going down. End of the world big
Dean: Well then let it end!!
Bobby: You don’t mean that?
Dean: You don’t think so? You don’t think I’ve given enough? You don’t think I’ve paid enough? I’m done with it, all of it. If you know what’s good for you, turn around and get the hell out of here! (pushes Bobby) Go! (Stares at Bobby and realizes the hurt on his face.) I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Please just go.
Bobby: You know where I’ll be.
The second one we have Dean’s heartfelt confession to Sam.
You know when we were little and you couldn’t have been more than five, you just started asking questions. How come we didn’t have a mom? Why do we always have to move around? Where did dad go? He’d take off for days at a time. I remember I begged you ‘Quit asking Sammy, man you don’t want to know’ I just wanted you to be a kid just for a little while longer. I always tried to protect you. Keep you safe. Dad didn’t even have to tell me. It was just always my responsibility, you know? It’s like I had one job. That one job and I screwed it up. I blew it. And for that I’m sorry. I guess that’s what I do. I let down the people I love. I let dad down and now I guess I’m just supposed to let you down too? How can I? How am I supposed to live with that? What am I supposed to do? (Dean stands up and yells) What am I suppose to do?
The third is after Dean sells his soul and returns to Sam to find him up and about. He immediately goes to him and hugs him. Our first hug!
The fourth is when Dean and Sam arrive at Bobby’s. Bobby keeps his cool at seeing Sam alive but Sam does notice a sense of awkwardness. Bobby then makes some excuse for Sam to look over his findings while he and Dean go to his car to get more material to look at. Bobby takes Dean to the yard and gives him what for.
Bobby: You stupid ass! What did you do? (grabs Dean by the coat collar). What did you do? You made a deal, for Sam, didn’t you? How long did they give ya?”
Bobby: How long?!
Dean: One year.
Bobby: Damn it Dean.
Dean: Which is why we gotta find this yellow eyed son of a bitch! That’s why I’m gonna kill him myself. I mean I got nothing to lose now, right?
Bobby: I could throttle you!
Dean: And send me down stairs ahead of schedule?
Bobby: What is it with you Winchesters, huh? You, your dad, you’re both just itching to throw yourselves down the pit!
Dean: That’s my point. Dad brought me back Bobby. I’m not even supposed to be here. At least this way something good can come out of it. You know, like my life can mean something.
Bobby: What and it didn’t before? Have you got that low of an opinion of yourself? Are you that screwed in the head?
Dean: I couldn’t let him die Bobby. I couldn’t. He’s my brother.
Bobby: How is your brother gonna feel when he knows you’re going to hell? How’d you feel when you knew your dad went for you?
Dean: You can’t tell him. You take a shot at me. Whatever you gotta do, but please don’t tell him.
(Bobby places his hand on Dean’s face They then hear a noise in the yard and go to investigate. It’s Ellen. Dean and Ellen embrace each other while Bobby looks around for any danger).
Dark Side of the Moon
This was another episode with many powerful moments. The shooting of Sam and Dean, the fireworks with Dean and a young Sam, a ‘I WUV Hugs’ t-shirt and Mary making sandwiches and cutting off the crust. Seeing Ash, Pamela and the Roadhouse again. And Joshua relaying God’s message telling them to ‘Back off’, that He knows what the Angels are doing, but “He just doesn’t think it’s his problem.”
However I think for me the scene that I would have to go with is when Sam and Dean are sent back to the living and conveys God’s message to Cas.
Cas: Maybe, maybe Joshua was lying
Sam: I don’t think he was. Cas, I’m sorry.
Cas: (Looks up to God) You son of a bitch! I believed in … (Cas reaches into his pocket and pulls out the amulet and looks at it for moment) I don’t need this anymore (tosses it to Dean) It’s worthless.
Sam: Cas wait (hear a fluttering of wings and Cas is gone). We’ll find another way. We can still stop all of this, Dean. Dean: How?
Sam: I don’t know, but we’ll find it. You and me, we’ll find it.
(Dean grabs his duffle bag and walks to the door, he stops and after a second drops the amulet in the garbage can and walks out, leaving Sam standing watching feeling helpless).
Appointment In Samarra
The scene that stands out the most for me is the last scenes with the talk between Death and Dean. I just love the chemistry between Death and Dean and how their conversations are always so intense.
Death: Today you got a hard look behind the curtain. Wrecking the natural order is not quite fun when you have to mop up the mess. Is it? This is hard for you Dean. You throw away your life because you’ve come to assume that it’ll bounce back into your lap. The human soul is not a rubber ball. It’s vulnerable, impermanent, but stronger than you know and more valuable than you can imagine. So I think you’ve learned something today.
Dean: Wanna know what I think? I think you know that I wouldn’t last a day.
Death: I have no idea what you’re talking about.
Dean: I lost fine, but at least I have the ball to admit that it was rigged from the jump.
Death: Most people speak to me with more respect.
Dean: I didn’t mean..
Death: We’re done here. It’s been lovely but now I’m going to go to hell to get your brother’s soul.
Dean: Why would you do that for me?
Death: I wouldn’t do it for you. You and your brother keep coming back. You’re an affront to the balance of the universe and you cause disruption on a global scale.
Dean: Apologies for that.
And when Death restores Sam’s soul. Seeing Sam begging Dean not to let Death do this as Death nonchalantly tells Sam that it might be a bit itchy and not to scratch as he restores his soul.
Survival of the Fittest
With this episode I have two moments that stand out the most. The first is Sam and Dean burning Bobby’s flask upon his request. Bobby is ‘Jonesing’ to take over another body to kill Dick.
Bobby: Look, I’m done. Go get Dick. But don’t do it because you think it will scratch that itch. Do it because it’s the job. And when it’s your time, Go! (We’re shown burning ambers). Here’s to running into you guys on the other side, only not too soon alright?
Dean places the flask into the hot coals. We see Sam and Dean facing towards Bobby and then a bright light reflects on their heartbroken faces.
The second is the end scenes showing us the horrible situation that both Sam and Dean have been left in.
With Sam left standing devastated and alone as Dean and Castiel have vanished and Crowley has taken away Kevin leaving with the haunting words:
"Sorry Moose, wish I could help, you certainly have a lot on your plate right now. It looks like you are well and truly on your own."
And then there is Dean being left alone, when Castiel vanishes with growling and glowing red eyes surrounding him in his new home, Purgatory.
One hell of way to send us into a Summer Hiatus.