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Stream of Consciousness, Episode 6.04

“Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.” -- To Kill A Mockingbird

Congrats on a wonderful directorial debut, Jensen Ackles. I was thoroughly entertained. 

The first thing you should know is that I had a friend in town this weekend to watch with me, and I may have driven her half-crazy with my habitual talking at the TV. I come by it honest. My Dad yells at the coaches during basketball games. *grins*

I don’t know much about the different roles in TV and movie-making. How much sway the director has over the writer’s script, and so forth. But in one of the promos for this episode, I saw that Jensen said he just approached this new challenge in a way that he felt would make Kim Manners proud. I definitely think he accomplished that. And I thought the way this story came together, the pacing and the reveals and the shots we didn’t-quite-see were wonderfully done.

I absolutely loved it. I honestly didn’t even mind that we had less ‘pretty’ to look at because when they were onscreen, it mattered. And it was funny. And poignant. And we got to see things from a unique POV that we didn’t often get to see: Bobby’s.

I was really upset with Bobby before this episode. I still don’t quite understand his reasoning for keeping Dean in the dark about Sam. It was cruel and assumptive and, quite frankly, hurt worse than Sam’s keeping silent. Sam at least is…different. He went to Hell and was…changed, somehow. I am ticked at him, but there were things I can slide in to shore up the argument he handed Dean. His excuses disguised as reason.

But Bobby? That just hurt. He knew Dean looked at him like a father figure. That Dean had no one else in life to cling to and that he’d just about died trying to save his brother’s soul. He knew what Dean would be going through thinking Sam was in Hell because he (Bobby) had been there himself when Dean went to Hell. And yet, despite all that, he did what he thought was best for Dean—not what Dean would have wanted, necessarily, but what he thought would protect Dean.

Kinda like…a father.

So, I wasn’t really ready to forgive him for what Dean went through. And I still think that he’s got some explaining to do. Him and Sam, both. But…I’ve been humbled a little bit. And reminded clearly that things are tough all over. And that no one is spared hardship or heartache. No one.

I decided something, too, by the way. A friend over on the forum I visit mentioned how she wished she could go back to watching the show just for the pure enjoyment of watching the show and not be so aware of how ‘fandom’ would react to this or that. I agree. And so I am. My speculations may be waaaayyyy off-base, my squee about the show in general may be a bit too PollyAnnaish, and I may lean too far toward one brother because his story (and…everything else) just does something for me, but this show is fun, ya’ll. It’s not the same as it was before…but, then again? After nearly six years? Neither am I. *grins*

Okay, so skipping over the THEN’s, we see a news report of a major storm in Galveston, TX, with a news reporter (whom, I was told, was actually Jensen’s dad—is that right?) covering the mess that was left behind weather-wise after the Almost Armageddon. We’re told it’s one year ago and we’re at Bobby’s.

Bobby summons Crowley, who is his usual high-larious crotchety self. There’s some verbal exchange about “just saving the sodding world together,” and Bobby offers Crowley a drink—which the demon declines as Bobby’s rot gut isn’t up to his usual standard of Krieg. Basically, the pleasantries aside, Bobby wants his soul back. Obviously.

Crowley says he didn’t read his contract closely enough and BAM—insta-tattoo on Bobby’s arms. Ouch.

Crowley: Paragraph 18, sub-section B. It’s on your naughty bits.

Heh. Of course it is.

Apparently, Crowley only has to make “best efforts” to give Bobby’s soul back. Can’t say I’m surprise. I mean, the dude is a demon. Like he was really going to write a contract that gave Bobby his soul back after they iced Lucifer. Puh.Leeze.

He says Bobby has 10 years. Bobby traps Crowley with a glow-in-the-dark Devil’s Trap (cool!) but Crowley trumps him with pet Hellhounds (crap!). Lacking a better idea…Bobby lets him go.

Bobby: This ain’t over.

C: I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Annnddd…Shattered Glass. Also? I just noticed the sound of the heartbeat with the glass. I can’t believe it took me four episodes to pick up on that. *bad Gaelic*

We’re in Kenosha, WI, and it’s present day. Through a clump of trees we see a bunch of kids playing on a playground…but just this side of those trees…is a gutted dead body with one Dean Winchester elbow deep in the bloody chest. Gack. Sam comes up and says he couldn’t pick up any EMF, but Dean says he found some weird claw.

He calls Bobby. The phone rings for a bit. Sam thinks maybe Bobby’s in the can. Not having Bobby answer right away is enough to draw a slightly worried, slightly irritated frown across Dean’s face. Bobby finally picks up and Dean rapid-fires him with the 411: 6 bodies, chests open, no EMF, no sulfur, nothing. He needs an ID ASAP on the baddie.

Bobby, wiping his hands on a towel, says he’s busy, but Dean presses for answers. Bobby relents and we have a montage that definitely makes it into my top five—right up there with the “Carry On Wayward Son” Road So Far montage, the “Simple Man” montage, and the “Back In Black” Impala Love montage—“The Gambler” Bobby’s Research montage

Made. Of. Win.

I loved it! It probably helped that literally last night, one of my best friends and I thoroughly weirded out our kiddos by singing as many of the Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits as we could remember for no particular reason.

The lyrics fit awesomely with what we were getting to see of Bobby working to help the boys out.

First, he starts looking in the thousands of books stacked around his house—nada. “Balls.” Then, he hops in his ancient Charger (it is a Charger, right?) and drives down the road past a pretty blonde neighbor with an adorable grin who waves at him. He gets to the Sioux City library, only to find it closed. “Balls.” He goes around back and breaks open a window, attempting to climb inside and ends up falling head-first through same said window. “Balls!” He gets back to his car (presumably with the info he needs) and his car won’t start. “BALLS!”

*is laughing*

He ends up popping No-Doze and mainlining coffee as he spends the next several hours looking through book after book after book after…well, you get the idea. Finally, by sunrise, he calls Dean with the answer. It was a masterful glimpse into the story behind the “I called Bobby” answers we see from the other side.

It did make me wonder, though, if Sam did the same thing during The Year. I mean, he was hunting with the Campbells, right? So, I wonder, even when he lit out on his own, did he call them? Or did he call Bobby? It’s more Dean’s ground to reach out to Bobby. To the man that stepped so easily and quickly (in Dean’s mind) into the empty hole left by John. I wonder if Bobby had kinda had a year off from this mad-search for answers as well, y’know?

It’s always been interesting to me, this relationship between Bobby and Dean. Dean isn’t the same hard-ass we met back in 2005. Saving people, hunting things…that drove him for a long time—even after he lost his dad. But losing his brother changed that. Losing his soul immediately after that…and then his life, and then any innocence he might’ve had, and then pretty much everything else that grounded him…it all wore down the hard edges and the man we see now is softer. He’s still as bad-ass as they come when he needs to be, and he’s still a fighter, but he’s more willing to expose his heart to certain people.

People like Bobby.

But that’s what intrigues me. Bobby has never really been exactly…gentle with Dean. Please correct me if I’m not remembering something, but…when he found out Dean sold his soul for Sam, Bobby (though visibly wrecked and heartbroken) gripped Dean’s face and said he could “throttle him.” He was angry that Dean had followed John’s footsteps in the whole sacrifice thing. When Dean was fed up with Sam and wanted to walk away, we got the “boo-hoo, Princess” speech. Yet…at the same time, Bobby stabbed himself to save Dean’s life. And on the heels of reaming Dean for, basically, giving up, he tells Dean that he is twice the man his father was.

It’s a rough love. Not tough love, exactly, but it’s rough. Just as John was with his son, so it seems. Dean sought in Bobby the same kind of rough display of love he’d always gotten from John to grip him and pull him back and give it to him straight.

It’s just…an interesting observation in an observationally interesting way. *wink*

Okay, so anyway, Bobby tells Dean (who is shoveling food in to his mouth) that they’re dealing with a Lamia—which apparently (before this) never leaves Greece—and the easiest way to kill it is with a silver knife blessed by a Padre.

Dean hangs up—he got what he needed and they had a baddie to knife. I was like, “Uh…you’re welcome, Dude.” Two seconds later, Bobby said the same thing.

*shakes head*

That deed done, Bobby heads downstairs to where he’s tied up a Cross-Roads Demon on top of a Devil’s Trap. He wants his soul back. Of course. She’s all coy with him. “Foreplay will get you more play.” *gonna have to remember that line* Gives him flack about his having to kill his wife. Twice.

Bobby wants Crowley’s real name. The CRD ain’t talking. So, he shows her a bag of…something. My friend watching it with me immediately guessed ‘bones.’ I have smart friends. *grins*

CRD: It won’t work. It’s a myth.

B: Then you’ve got nothing to worry about.

He dumps the contents of the bag into a basin thing and lights it up with a blow-torch. She begins to burn. He presses her for Crowley’s name and she finally shrieks out that Crowley is now the King of…Hell.


Wait, what? Whoa. THAT’S an interesting twist.

The doorbell rings and Bobby’s torture session is interrupted. Again. He goes up there and it’s the pretty blonde neighbor—Marcie. She’s baked him some ginger peach cobbler. Something (that I missed) catches her attention and Bobby shrugs it off saying it was a horror movie.

Marcie: I love scary movies. Have you seen Drag Me To Hell?

B: Trying to avoid it.

Hee! Marcie invites him to dinner, which Bobby awkwardly (and reluctantly) declines. So, nervously trying again, she says her wood chipper is broken and would he come by and fix it? He agrees, and I found myself thinking, I hope she’s real and not a demon or someone he has to kill.

Annnnyway, back in the Basement Of Demon Torment, Bobby starts to light up the CRD again and gets from her that Crowley’s real name is Fergus McLeod. She says they call him the “Lucky Leprechaun” behind his back. Bobby snarls that McLeod is Scottish and he is so disgusted that the CRD switched the Celtic heritages that he torches her.

No, not really.

But he still burns her bones and poof…no more CRD.

Next day (I guess) we see a map of Scotland where Bobby is apparently trying to narrow down where good ol’ Fergus might be buried (since the burning of CRD bones to kill them thing apparently isn’t a myth), but a curmudgeony hunter’s job is never done and his multiple fake phone lines are ringing off the hook.

Now, whether this is really a Day In The Life, or things are just crazy now because there is a surge of monsters and Heaven and Hell are both apparently in chaos, I’m not sure. But the bottom line was, Bobby was damn busy.

A hunter named Garth calls him with some intel about vamps that apparently doesn’t sound “right” and Bobby tells him to call the FBI. Another phone rings.

B: Willis, FBI. No, not me, the REAL FBI. How are you still alive?!


Midst all this, there’s a knock at the door and Bobby opens it to see Rufus on the other side asking him to help bury a body. Seriously, the things this dude deals with. They give each other the appropriate amount of sh*t as they head out to Rufus’ truck and see a body of an Asian woman in the back—something called an Ocami. And yes, I’m aware I’m probably butchering the spelling of these baddies, but I’m writing this too fast to look them up.

B: Only time I ever saw one of these was in Japan.

Huh—so, that’s why Bobby knows how to speak Japanese. He’s been there!

The hunters have a minor WTF moment when Bobby shares that Dean and Sam are hunting a Lamia and it usually never leaves Greece. (Tiny aside…Rufus didn’t react to Bobby’s mention of Sam, so either he didn’t know what went down at Stull, or he also knew Sam was back. Hmm.)

B: Is it me, or are the monsters more lately….

R: Yeah. Weird. So, you got a shovel?

Love it. Get right down to business.

But, this also helps weave in the arch thread that the Big Bad we’re dealing with (aside from the fact that Raphael wants Apocalypse 2 and, we find out later, the demons are behaving badly in Hell) is a bunch of rogue monsters. Which seems like an oxymoron. The whole Alpha Shapeshifter thing is going to come back, I’m sure. Not the Shapeshift itself, but the concept of the Alpha.

I think that’s why monsters are leaving their territories and running amuck. All the Big Daddies are back in the game.

Bobby gets a backhoe and digs a wicked deep hole while Rufus looks on, grinning. “I know what I want for Hanukah.”


They bury the body and Bobby tells Rufus about Crowley aka Fergus McLeod and we find out the Rufus knows his Scotch. Not only that, but he has contacts in Scotland. Bobby insists that he isn’t asking for help. Rufus counters that he wasn’t asking for permission.

And this is the crux of a good amount of our angst right here, folks: asking for help, and admitting that you need it.

That and a serious failure to communicate.

So far, Dean’s really the only one even attempting to ask for help. Sam is in denial that anything is wrong with him, it seems. I mean, yes, he admitted that he was different but he’s also insisting that he’s okay. Which, clearly, he’s not. And Bobby has been apparently spending a year trying to do the same job he’s always done while simultaneously attempting to get his soul back. No one is telling anyone else that they’re drowning. No one is waving a hand.

And the sad part is, every single one of them would be there for the other in an instant (as was proved with tonight’s episode) if they just asked. I mean, sure, you could argue that the other party didn’t investigate. Dean and Sam knew Bobby’s soul was sold in exchange for Death’s location. But as far as they knew, Crowley was going to give it back, and they were both dealing with some pretty heavy stuff, too.

It just comes back to standing in someone else’s life—even for just one moment—and realizing what they’re seeing, what they’re living through, and understanding that no matter how much pain you’re in, there’s someone else drowning beside you.

Body buried, Bobby is back inside when one of his phones ring. He picks it up and it’s Dean—full-on frantic, no sh*t voice.

D: What’s another way to kill a Lamia?

Obvious sounds of a struggle are around and behind him. Apparently the blessed blade didn’t quite do the trick. Bobby is searching frantically through his house for something to help the boys. Meanwhile, back wherever Dean is, Sam is getting his ass kicked. Bobby tells Dean to get some salt and rosemary (they’re in a house, apparently). Bobby’s doorbell rings and it’s the FBI with Sheriff Mills next to him.

On Dean’s side of the phone, Sam is getting thrown across the room and Dean bellows at Bobby who tells him to sauté the salt and rosemary over high-heat. Dean throws the mixture at some shadow we don’t see—but don’t have to…we hear the hurryhurryhurry in Dean’s voice and we see Sam crumpled in a corner. Dean kicks aside a stove and rips the gas line out of the back.

D: Fire in the hole!

Dean lights up the gas line and torches the salt-and-rosemary-covered Lamia while Bobby is dealing with the sheriff and FBI in his kitchen.

B: Okay, good. Enjoy the roast, Mom.

And can I just say? Dean + Homemade Flame Thrower = Love. That is all.

FBI dude shows Bobby a sketch of Rufus (aka Luther Vandrose, aka Rubin Stoddard) and said that there were reports of him showing up at Bobby’s with a body. A slight pissing contest ensues between Bobby and the FBI dude and Sheriff Mills steps in and tells them to put the rulers away and zip up. She manages to get the FBI guy to go outside while she “looks into it” since she’s been arresting Bobby for about 10 years now. Hee.

FBI guy leaves and Bobby’s all, what’d you do that for? He has a body in the basement, but he also has a body buried outside.

Sheriff Mills: Dammit.

Checks, and FBI guy isn’t out on the porch.

Bobby: Balls.

That might be my new favorite word.

They head out to the back and find an empty hole in the ground—which Bobby covers smoothly as a blown septic tank. Good thinking.

The law folks leave and Bobby’s on the horn with Rufus about the Ocami escaping from its grave. Rufus is two states away, though, and not much help. There’s a bit of a disagreement about the number of times you have to stab the Ocami to kill it—clearly, it’s 7—and Rufus says it was feeding on single white females while they slept when he caught it.

Gah! Marcie!

In true horror-show fashion, pretty Marcie is getting ready for bed, all peaceful-looking in her white nightgown, innocently moving around her house closing windows and ruffling her hair when BAM! Bobby breaks in holding a shotgun and demands to know where her bedroom was.

Yeah…I kinda think he shot any real chance he had with her in that moment.

She points the direction—pretty much in shock—and he heads in there, looking under the bed, then turning around and asking her if she’d seen anything weird.

M: You mean, besides you?

And then…her eyes widen and she looks over Bobby’s shoulder and…the effin’ thing is on the freakin’ CEILING.

Great. I’m never going to sleep tonight.

A tiny, sharp-toothed, Asian female dives from the corner of Marcie’s bedroom ceiling onto Bobby and knocks him through a window, following him out. A fight ensues. Marcie runs out flailing and helpfully telling Bobby to watch out. In the struggle, Bobby hits the ‘go’ button on Marcie’s (rather massive) wood chipper and for a moment it looks like the trucker hat was going to get it, but Bobby is able to twist and fling the Ocami into the chipper and…eewwww….

Tons. Of. Blood.

Poor Marcie is standing there, literally covered in blood.

B: I thought you said your wood chipper was broken.

M (sounding utterly tiny and pathetic): I just said that to get you over here.

Poor Marcie!

B: I guess I can come over for dinner some night.

M: I…don’t think so.

Poor Bobby!

Next thing we know, Bobby’s talking to Rufus who seems somewhat surprised that Bobby is alive.

R: You just happened to have a bamboo dagger blessed by a Shinto priest lying around.

Dude…I wouldn’t put anything past Bobby.

B: Wood chipper.

R: Okey-dokey. Wood chipper. That pretty much trumps…everything.

HA! He said Okey-dokey. Guess he’s…okey-dokey.

Rufus tells Bobby that he got a lead on McLeod—Fergus Roderick McLeod, to be exact. Born in Scotland in 1661. And he had a son named Gavin who went down in a shipwreck, but whose signet ring is in a museum in Massachusetts. Rufus guesses that Bobby’s thinking of a hostage exchange, but the way Bobby replies, “Something like that,” you totally knew he had something else planned.

Later that night, Bobby’s attempting to eat Marcie’s ginger-peach cobbler and the phone rings. The caller ID says John P. Jones. I love that they get little bits of Led Zeppelin in there even if they don’t have the budget for the actual music.

B: Dean, you okay?

D: Lamia grilled up fine.

B: I sense a ‘but’ coming on.

D: It’s Sam.

We can see Sam outside the motel room on the phone—I’m guessing with Gramps.

D: He’s different. I get that going through something like that changes you, but…I got a few questions about that year—

Bobby’s phone clicks and he says has to get it, it’s important, his click over an answer to Dean’s, “more important than Sam” question. For Dean, even after all of this, nothing is more important than Sam. Sometimes…when you’re neck deep in your own pain and wrapped in your own fear, it’s hard to see a clear path through to what anyone else might be dealing with.

Anyway, it’s Rufus on the other end and he’s got the ring…but he’s also got the cops on his tail. To keep the ring safe, he swallows it. Gack. Sighing, tired, scared, and more than worn down, Bobby clicks back over to Dean who has grown increasingly irritated at being put on hold when his head is full of questions, his heart is tight with worry, and he’s still walking wounded from his brother and his father-figure keeping him in the dark for so long.

D: Bobby, what the hell?

B: Sorry…

D: You are the one person I can talk to about Sam and having to leave Lisa…I don’t know which way is up right now.

His voice cracks with the last, showing how real this is for him.

B: Son, I know you’re hurting, but this is a really a bad time.

D (too calm and with a hefty layer of attitude): I’m baring my soul like a feakin’ girl. And you’ve got other things to do. It’s fine. Seriously, though, a little selfish.

Eee…yeah, I know. I said it, too. About both Bobby and Sam. And I meant it. But…then I saw the world through Bobby’s eyes. And I was, as I said, humbled a bit. I needed to stand on his porch. Doesn’t mean I let him off the hook—I still want that whole year thing address and thoroughly, but…okay, maybe I get it.

Life’s tough all over.

Bobby demands that Dean get Sam inside and Dean puts Bobby on speaker phone. The amazing thing is (to me) that these two adult men sit and listen and allow themselves to be totally reamed out by their friend—Sam, probably having no clue where this is coming from, since he didn’t hear the call from Dean that triggered it. They sit, they take it, they react the best way possible—with action. To me, that says a lot not only about them, but about who Bobby is to them.

B: I love you boys like my own sons, but sometimes…you two are the whiniest, most self-absorbed sonsabitches. I do everything for you. You call me, and I come through. Every time. I know you got issues—but you ain’t the center of the universe. How ‘bout you two sack up and help me for once?!

You know, I heard him. I did. I was irritated with Dean for not saying ‘thanks’ when he got the Lamia intel (though, he’s said it many times before). I was worn out watching Bobby move through the days. And even before all of this End of the World Big stuff, I found myself wondering if the boys ever called to just check in, or if they only called if they needed something.

But, on the flipside? Bobby never told the boys what he was going through. And he never called them for help. Not only that, but they’ve done plenty to help Bobby—dreamroot anyone? How about zombie hordes attacking?

It’s a two-way street and apparently everyone’s entitled to a frustrated, whiney, hissy fit when they’ve reached their limit and are swinging from the end of their rope. Even curmudgeony hunters.

Sam looks baffled, Dean chagrined. Not only that, but Bobby mentioned something in his rant about calling him to talk about each other, and both of them flinched. Dean looked embarrassed at being caught, Sam…I couldn’t tell. I kinda hope he called Bobby during The Year to talk about Dean, for some reason.

Sam: Bobby, all you had to do was ask.

Dean: Anything you need, we’re there.

*rubs hands* ‘At’s right. It’s on.

Next day(ish) Bobby meets Sheriff Mills on a bridge (that looked way too Vancouverish to have been in South Dakota, but what can you do) and asks for a favor—he needs her to extradite Rufus from Massachusetts back here on a charge of murder. Mills is basically, dude, I could totally lose my job for this—would like to help you, but can’t.

Which is tough to hear because Bobby actually asked for help. Used the ‘h’ word and all. However, next thing you know, he’s sitting in his kitchen sipping his rot gut and Mills shows up—with Rufus.

B: How did you—

Mills: Don’t ask. You got one hour. I lose my job for this, I’m taking it out of your ass.

Bobby turns to Rufus. Speaking of taking it out of your ass…. *ahem*

Rufus has the ring (which Bobby puts in boiling water). Next thing you know, we see Bobby using a summoning ritual with the ring and brings water-logged Gavin McLeod into his kitchen for a little chat about Daddy. Later still, Bobby’s back down in the Basement of Demon Torment and is summoning Crowley, trapping him in a Devil’s Trap.

Crowley spends a little time whining about how being the King of Hell wasn’t the rainbows and two-headed puppies he thought it would be and that the problem with demons is…they’re demons—evil, lying prats that are too stupid to learn a better way when it’s shown to them. He decides to (hilariously, I might add) cut to the chase with why Bobby summoned him—corn-pone insult followed by a witty retort….

It’s all glossed over because we’re focused on Bobby getting his soul back, but I gotta wonder about this new regime in Hell. And what it’s going to mean about the ruckus on Earth. And how the Civil War in Heaven plays into all of that. *ponders*

Bobby reveals Gavin and Crowley lays it on thick with the “Oh, Son!” The music adds to the moment, I might add. Obviously, though, Gavin was not the apple of his Daddy’s eye. They hate each other, in fact. So much so that Gavin told Bobby “everything.”

B: I know it all, Fergus.

Apparently, our boy Crowley sold his soul for an extra three inches below the belt. Men. I will never understand them.

Not only that—Bobby knows where he’s buried. He picks up the phone, dials, and hands it to Crowley. It’s Dean. And they’re in Scotland. I KNOW! I was all…bu-bu-bu…did Dean fly?? Go by Angel Taxi?? HOW ARE THEY IN SCOTLAND?!?!

Dean and Sam are standing over Crowley’s dug-up grave, the demon’s bones at their feet with the very real threat of torching them.

Bobby says something rather poignant about demons just being spirits—not as special as they thought they were—but I missed it because I was still all Dean is in Scotland?!?

D: You hear that, Crowley? I’m flicking my Bic for you.


Crowley attempts to hold out, but with a frustrated, “Bullox!” he returns Bobby’s soul—keeping the legs in the mix, thank goodness. Bobby lets him go, and Crowley shows up at his grave to gather his bones. Y’know…you’d think that if that really was a real problem, he might’ve thought to protect his bones a long time ago. But…whatever, I’ll go with it.

Dean threatens to torch the bones anyway, but Sam stops him.

S: He’s a dick…but a deal’s a deal.

Hmmm…so, you’ll let Cas torture a kid for intel, but you’re okay maintaining a deal with the new King of Hell? Interesting.

Crowley: I don’t need you to fight my battles for me, Moose. Get bent.

I love this guy. Demon or not.

He picks up his bones, then saying he “has a little Hell to raise,” he disappears. Ominous, that.

The boys are driving the world’s tiniest car—Dean driving on the wrong side—sorry—other side of the car and road. They are literally CRAMMED in there. Sam’s knees are like up by his ears. It’s hysterical. They’re talking to Bobby on the speaker phone and Bobby’s saying he knew the nine hour flight had to be hard for Dean.

B: Did you drink your way through it?

S (sounding slightly little-brother-delighted by this fact): No, he white-knuckled his way through four puke bags!

*HEE* And thank you Show for remembering that our boy is afraid to fly!! See? Do they come through for Bobby or what?!

D: I wasn’t drinking. I had a fork. I was ready if someone tried something.

*snort* A fork. HA!

Bobby tells them thanks.

D: Without you…I don’t want to think about where Sam and I would have ended up….

B: Let’s roll credits on this chick-flick moment.

Aww, boys.

Sam closes the phone and Dean accidentally hits the tiny horn on the tiny wheel in the tiny car and I cackled. Cackled, I tell you.

Bobby sits down, finally trying to eat some of the ginger-peach cobbler when the FBI line rings and he’s backing up another hunter. A hunter’s work is never done.

Thoroughly entertaining and had me grinning so much of the time. Plus? Moved the Baddie-arch of the story forward! *smile* I enjoye these types of 'breaks' from the Angst That Could Kill Me, but I'm ready to get back to it. Ready to watch Dean figure out how to balance a love back "home" with his real "home" on the road, watch him figure out how to come to terms with what happened to and is going on with his brother, watch him decide who he can trust, and what he's going to do next. And I'm ready to find out what's going on with Sam, and what happened to him.

Next week, though?? Good. Lord. I may have to take a nap to prepare for the late night of rambling after that viewing. Vamps? Dean-As-A-Vamp? GAH! Monsters running amuck, indeed! Can’t wait!

Thanks for reading. Would love to know what you thought.





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Oct. 16th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
I have to say, I enjoyed this episode more than I thought I would, given that it was Sam and Dean light, and Bobby-centered (I have a few issues with Bobby...). As you said, it was good to see things from Bobby's point of view. I think Bobby's problem is that he can't ask for help and don't like talking about his problems, which make people think he's fine, and then he resents others when things get too much... I tend to do that too, but that doesn't make it less irritating to watch. :)

I like how quietly funny this episode was. I wasn't expecting it. I think it worked better for me than it had been all heavy angst.

HA! He said Okey-dokey.

One of the drivers of the shuttle I take to drive through campus says "okey-dokey" which made me go 'heee.' So much things make me think of SPN now that I'm in the US.
Oct. 16th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
I really appreciated the funny, too. It was good to smile -- because I think we're going to be in for it soon! :)

Thank you so much for reading and taking time to share your thoughts. Love hearing from you!

See you next week.
Oct. 16th, 2010 06:13 am (UTC)
I appreciated this episode a lot more after your review. Thanks for pointing out the good stuff.
Oct. 16th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. Thank YOU for reading. I'm one of those types that needs to be told it's worth it every once in awhile. *smiles sheepishly*

Take care of you!
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Oct. 16th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
Oh Gaelic, you've just made me enjoy this even more, and man I loved it already. Made me realise how much I love the entire Spn premise and the complete family and not just the Sam and Dean angst, and since I whined to you, I thought I'd share my new-found enthusiasm too.
Just want to fill you in on a couple of things though. Firstly it's "Bollocks!" which is actually quite an impressive cuss to get airtime and made me laugh out loud.
Secondly, less of the cracks about the tiny car LOL! that's a pretty normal sized vehicle for the UK!
Also, more seriously, when Dean was thanking Bobby and saying that he doesn't know where he and Sam would be without them, OMG the expression on SAm's face. It made me worry that Bobby actually knows what's wrong with Sam and agreed that he should stay away from Dean, which is almost to terrifying to contemplate.
I'm dreading the next epi..fear it might be as bad as "Bugs" but I'm more back on board than I was because I think after that we're going to start finding out what is going on. There is no other programme on TV that has ever made me anticipate/dread and analyse like this. Way to go show.
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Oct. 16th, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
Just had a thought after reading your ramble, if Crowley (how I love him) is the new big kahuna in Hell, did he release Sam?
Oct. 16th, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
Butting in to say: I contemplated that too. Especially when Sam said "A deal is a deal" - so maybe he dealt with Crowley? Or Crowley with him - you know, kinda made an offer and Sam accepted?

Good idea, I think.
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Oct. 16th, 2010 08:16 am (UTC)
Thank you for review and e-mail! Have posted it already, as always. Still downloading 604, biting my nails ))) Cross my fingers for Jensen!
Oct. 16th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
Hey there -- could you do me a favor and add credit to the quote of "To Kill A Mockingbird"? I meant to do that, but finished it so late last night that I forgot. I'd really appreciate that.

Thanks for uploading it! :)
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Oct. 16th, 2010 08:33 am (UTC)
My stream of consciousness reply. LOL

A friend over on the forum I visit mentioned how she wished she could go back to watching the show just for the pure enjoyment of watching the show and not be so aware of how ‘fandom’ would react to this or that. I agree. And so I am. My speculations may be waaaayyyy off-base, my squee about the show in general may be a bit too PollyAnnaish, and I may lean too far toward one brother because his story (and…everything else) just does something for me, but this show is fun, ya’ll.

Me too! My talking to people like you helps with that. We're speculating for the hell of it. Not because we want the show to do what we think. ♥ I talk and yell at the tv too and sometimes it's, "F**k fandom, that was great!" ;D

, with a news reporter (whom, I was told, was actually Jensen’s dad—is that right?) according to several sources, it was.

Then, he hops in his ancient Charger (it is a Charger, right?) It's a Chevelle. /car nerd

And I pretty much agree with everything else you said. Bobby and the boys just needed to walk in each other shoes for a minute and I think this ep did that. Also, Crowley seems like he can still be an ally. I don't think he wants Lucifer back running the show because he'd obvious die in that instance so will he be willing to "help" the hunters in order to keep his position. I'm totally hoping a "good" version of this will happen but my spidey doom sense is telling me bad shit's going down and Crowley is knee deep in it. *shake head* Not mah Crowley. ;D

Bobby said that Demons are just ghosts with bigger egos, basically. jsyk

Forgive my potty mouth and unintellectual comments. RL is beating the nicely worded philosopher right out of me.

Total ♥ for the To Kill A Mockingbird quote!
Oct. 16th, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC)
I *heart* TKAM so damn much. It's my favorite book/movie hands down. I was just too sleepy when I finished the ramble to properly credit the quote, which I ammended first thing this morning, so YAY for you for knowing it! :) *high five*

It's a Chevelle. /car nerd

Yes! Yes, of course. Thank you. *loves car nerds to pieces*

I hope you're right about Crowley and that there's a possibility for a reluctant ally once more. There has to be a reason they spared him, right? *ponders*

Thank you so much for reading! See you next week! :)
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Oct. 16th, 2010 10:43 am (UTC)
YES. THIS. POST!!!!!!!

In Crowley's defense. The idea of offing demons by torching their bones was considered a myth. They couldn't try it with Lillith, because she never techniccally 'died' - but with Crowley it was a long shot that Bobby test-ran on one of his cronies *GLEES!!* Perfect!

This was a beautiful, tightly paced, well-woven eppie! And yes, Kim Manners would have been proud!!

Next week?! *Spazzes and Faints!!*
Oct. 16th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
The idea of offing demons by torching their bones was considered a myth.

Oohhh...so even DEMONS thought it was a myth. See, I didn't get that at first -- I thought it was just a line they handed to Bobby to get him to back off. But if even they didn't know it would work, then yeah, totally, I get the not protecting the bones thing. :)

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!! I look forward to seeing you every week. :)
Oct. 16th, 2010 11:00 am (UTC)
I SO loved the episode. I really, really did. I think it has been a long time overdue to give ol' Bob the credit he deserves, because he really, truly is always there foor the boys. Sure, he was a bit over-the-top with his "You never help me"-whining, but then again, he was kinda stressed. You say a lot of stupid stuff when you're stressed. And he isn't really wrong too, you know?
I mean, they say "Thanks" definitely more often than he implied and they would always come through, but we're never shown if they come over for, well, peach cobbler.

What I loved, though? Was Rufus. He was a cool dude, all business but still a good friend, even though Bobby didn't call him 'friend' and might not have realized that Rufus DID consider him a friend. He might have to adjust his view of the world, old Bobby.

Same with Sheriff Mills. She reminds me a bit of Kathleen Hudak (from The Benders), but she seems a bit too young for having a ten-year-record of arresting Bobby. Just, you know. Observation, interesting, way and all that.

I love Crowley. He is cool and funny - and even more, he is witty! He also has a kind of attitude that makes him more trustworthy than any other demon - even though he STILL is a demon. The fact that he's trying to establish a new order (of whatever kind) in Hell is rather funny - and very "Good Omens", in my opinion.

Oh, and I reeeeeeally loved the twist with burning the bones of Demons. I wasn't as smart as your friend, I didn't know until it was revealed in Scotland (yay, Dean and Sam in Scotland!!! I need a fic now about them spending time there. Could be a haunted castle, or something - I BET Dean wants to see Loch Ness!).
Hmm, I think that Crowley didn't think of protecting them before might have been because a) all thought it's a myth b) he thought nobody knows his name or enough to do it and c) he was too arrogant to consider something like that could happen.

Mostly c), I think. I just wanted to ask why they didn't do that for Dean, but then I remembered the Colt and that Sam ganked the original CRD and that didn't work - and I guess Lilith bones aren't really salvageable. Hee.

I'm all for new revelations about monsters and about Chaos in Hell and Heaven - as I said, maybe we get Crowley in business with Balthasar? Could be!

Bobby meets Sheriff Mills on a bridge (that looked way too Vancouverish to have been in South Dakota)

They love that bridge. It keeps popping up. So what - South Dakota might totally have a bridge, right? I have no clue about Sioux Falls, but I think there is a river. And, you know, a fall?

So, I totally LOVED that episode, with all the strange creatures we fic-writers have been using for ages now anyway :-D

I loved "The Gambler" and the display of Bobby doing research. Really, really loved that! Poor Bobby's love-life, though. Marcie was cute.

But damn, her woodchipper... I think... you think she might have bought it recently, just so she could have one if Bobby ever really came over? Cause who the heck needs such a huge wood-chipper?

Uhm... What is that about Dean as a vamp? I hate to not see the announcement for next week :-(
Oct. 16th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
You say a lot of stupid stuff when you're stressed.

Yeah, exactly. Which is why, even though I winced and offered thoughts about how the boys HAVE helped and DO say thanks, I thought he was entitled to his hissy fit. :) We all are.

She reminds me a bit of Kathleen Hudak (from The Benders), but she seems a bit too young for having a ten-year-record of arresting Bobby.

Her story from S5 -- the one where Bobby had to kill his wife for the 2nd time -- just about broke me with the dead son rising, turning zombie, then killing his dad. Gah. I really like this character. I hope the bring her back again. For Bobby.

I'm totally with you. I LOVED this episode. :) And yeah -- that was a ginormous wood chipper. LOL! Holy cow.

This was short for you. :) Hope I'm not boring you. Just kidding. *grin*

See you next week!
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Oct. 16th, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
I loved this episode. Jensen did a wonderful job of directing. I loved that we got to see a day in the life of Bobby. I thought the phones ringing off the hook and then Rufus ribbing him about sitting on his ass on the phone all day was hilarious. I answer the phone all day and no one ever appreciates the sh*t I put up with either.

Did anyone else think "Fargo" when Bobby ganked the Ocami?

In the comments someone mentioned the idea that Sam might have made a deal with Crowley. I think they might be onto something, but I can't help thinking that the fact that Angels are buying souls is going to be significant too. I read in an article about Jensen that he said he had been begging Sara to "give Sam his soul back". This suggests to me that a deal may have been made. It also suggests that the old Sam may not be completely lost to us.

Just a thought about the scenes for next week. I'm not sure why, but I definitely got the impression that something shady was going on. Almost like someone was running some kind of a con on Dean to make him think he was becoming a monster. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

Thanks again for sharing!
Oct. 18th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Did anyone else think "Fargo" when Bobby ganked the Ocami?

OMG! I didn't, but I do NOW! LOL! Oh, that's so funny.

I read in an article about Jensen that he said he had been begging Sara to "give Sam his soul back".

Ohhhh...interesting. I hadn't read that (avoiding pretty much, well, everything out there for fear of spoilers) and that has me nodding with acceptance because I've been saying that I can totally buy Sam having left a piece of himself in Hell -- just like they said Dean did -- and that piece could be, well, his soul.

I wonder, though, if Jensen literally meant soul (which it totally sounds like he did) or if he just meant, "Start writing Sam with his heart again, because he's a freakin' robo!Sam."

Either way, I agree with him.

I can't wait to see how they pull off next week. It's going to be interesting, that's for sure!!

Thanks for reading! See you next week.
Oct. 16th, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
I'm happy, too. :D Very happy. So happy that I tweeted Danneel last night to gush about her hubby.

It's not a Charger, it's a Chevelle. Chevy Chevelle. You can rely on this old chick to know the old cars. lmao Especially the old General Motors cars.

I agree with everything you said. And was surprised that possibly Sam had called Bobby, but thought it might have been 'before'. Don't know. Guess it doesn't really matter, but it was interesting.

This episode made me love Bobby even more. He has this whole section on the DVDs in his house that really cracks me up.

Loved the humor in the whole thing. Loved the drama. Loved the angst. Loved the continuity and the feel. It really was well done.

Mark Shepherd was at ChiCon last weekend and he said we needed to tell him after the ep if he died or not. He couldn't remember. LMAO That man is a hoot! I'm glad they didn't kill him off, he adds a lot to the show.

The sheriff coming between Bobby and the FBI guy with her little 'put away the rulers and zip' caused hubby to actually laugh out loud. Impressive.

Anyway, it was an all around enjoyable experience. Jensen did a great job for a first timer.

And NOTHING would keep me from watching next week's ep as it airs. NOTHING!!!!! *Looks around for something to hold onto.* Whew!
Oct. 16th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
~~~The sheriff coming between Bobby and the FBI guy with her little 'put away the rulers and zip' caused hubby to actually laugh out loud.~~~
Oh that was priceless. I need a bumper sticker made with that saying on it.
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Oct. 16th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Excellent review, which I put to one side while I watched the episode. I Loved the episode, loved Bobby's POV and loved the fact that it wasn't actually Caithness that they visited! I would have been very pissed off if the Supernatural crew had been only a few hours drive away. Loved seeing Dean driving the right side of the car for once! I also love that they dropped everything for Bobby and Dean faced one of his worst fears for him, even if Bobby does owe him an explanation. It was good to see the other side for once and I think Jensen did an excellent job.

And they soooo are whiney sons-of-bitches, and don't we love them for it!!!

Thanks for enhancing my enjoyment so much.

Oct. 18th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
I would have been very pissed off if the Supernatural crew had been only a few hours drive away.

OH, no kidding!! LOL! I think that one of these times they'd claimed to be in Lawrence, they should have actually come here TO LAWRENCE! *grins*

Thank YOU for reading and taking time to comment. I totally dig that. See you next week! :)
Oct. 16th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
I didn't have time to open two winfows and no inclination either cause i wanted to just read this thing. The show was SO GOOD. I loved Bobby before but I really love him now. Bravo Jensen on your ditrecting. I see myself turning into Bobby, nasty, tactless, scroungy,reclusive, to the point. but dependable as all get out.

Maybe thats's not so bad.

The sound Marcy heard in the bhkg at Bobby's was the demon screaming someone help me, althought I'm sure someone has told you that by now.

I did the same thying when they showed the guys in Scotland. How the hell did they get there? And I oved Sam telling Bobby about Dean on the plane. SO brothery!

The term Crowley snarled when he gave up on trying to keep Bobby's soul is 'Ballocks' which I believe is an English version of Balls, but I could be wrong there.

I liked that Bobby remembered to make Crowley leave in the leg part.

This ep made Bobby a person, not just the show go to guy. And yeah, brought home the fact that we're all dancing on razors, and while it's hard, God knows, sometimes you gotta reach out and ask someone to help you keep your balance.

Wonderful review, but that's to be expected.
Oct. 16th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
~~~I liked that Bobby remembered to make Crowley leave in the leg part. ~~~
How'd I miss that?
*must go back and rewatch again*
What was on the leg part? Or did they even say?
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Oct. 16th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
Ok G, I'll probably have to do this in sections.
About the Title card 'thang', I've noticed they use something that is creepy, causes fear, or is primal. You ever picked up on that? Many people are just wide eyed, white knuckled, dry mouthed afraid of birds. Anytime there's blood, it means someone's hurt or dead. The sound of broken glass is never a good sound. That usually means someone's hurt or in danger.

I missed Crowley saying it was on Bobby's naughty bits. And Dean having his arm up some corpse. I'll have to go back and rewatch that. LOL
I loved "The Gambler" tune for Bobby too. Makes me eager to see what tune they use for Sam. It's coming, you know it is...:D
p.s. I totally LMAO about you singing Kenny Rogers' tunes to everyone. Wish I coulda been there. Blackmail pics I would've taken for use on LJ, net, etc.

No, I think his car is an old early 70's Cutlass or Skylark.
I laughed when he fell through the librabry window. That "Ohhhhh!" was total WIN.
I just wonder if it was really J.B. or a stunt double.

I think maybe Sam did contact Bobby but, it's possible there was some awkwardness since Sam didn't want Dean to know he was topside. So I can see Sam not really hanging out too much with Bobby. Hell, maybe Bobby ran his ass off, much fanfic will be written about this missing info. I smell bunnies...
~~~To the man that stepped so easily and quickly (in Dean’s mind) into the empty hole left by John. ~~~
The way that sounds could possibly be taken the wrong way. I know you never meant it that way.JFYI
IMO I think it's only right and fitting that Dean went to him as a Fathertype figure. Or at least an Uncletype figure.
There is so much made of Fathers in many stories, I think other famil figures get neglected.And don't eeeeeeeeeeven get me started on Disney and how they always kill off the Mother figure.
Yeah yeah, I know Kripke did it in the first epi...shaddupp.
Quit sidetracking me, dammitjim!
Oh, and I totally loved Bobby and his favorite cussword.
BALLS!!!! *snarfff*

ok, off to work on the next segment.
Oct. 18th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
Man-o-man...you're gonna keep me running, aren't you? LOL! Okay, I'll reply in sections, how's that?

I'd heard the broken glass sound (and totally agree with you on that being horrific) before, but I hadn't heard the echo of the heartbeat that comes after it until this episode. *face palm*

My Mo Chuisle just watched us sing for a bit, but by the time we'd gotten to the end of Coward of the County and were moving into "The Gambler" she had this expression of, "Seriously?!" LOL!

No, I think his car is an old early 70's Cutlass or Skylark.

It's a Chevelle. Coupla car nerds above set me straight, bless them.

~~~To the man that stepped so easily and quickly (in Dean’s mind) into the empty hole left by John. ~~~
The way that sounds could possibly be taken the wrong way. I know you never meant it that way.JFYI.

Huh? I'm confused. You mean that some don't agree Dean "replaced" John with Bobby?

And Disney...yes, goodness. My heart breaks each time Mo Chuisle watches a Disney movie and turns to me and says, "You aren't gonna die, right, Mama?" *deeeep breath*
Oct. 16th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
So much to say.... and yes. I took notes again! First? Jensen's directing? Wonderful. He put enough of himself into it to make it his own while still never forgetting - or letting us forget - that it was SPN. And that was my first thought too. Kim Manners would be proud - because that's what HE did for our show and one of the things I missed the most about losing him. That through line to the entire story - that the individual directors still had the same look and feel with every episode - and so did the scripts. Jensen will carry that ability to any directing he does in the future and that is a wonderful quality in a tv director. Not to mention how great he is with the actors and the performances they gave him. My only disappointment is that Jensen didn't get to do the post-production editing in the traditional way because he was on to the next episode. I feel like we didn't totally get the episode he might have given us. Though he was so tight in his shooting, I'm bet there wasn't a lot of extra footage or coverage...

I adored getting to see a day in the life at Bobby's. I wish we had seen a little scrap yard business thrown into the mix though. I mean where does his money come from??? Backhoes are NOT cheap!

Rufus was FABULOUS in this - I adore his interaction with Bobby. And don't forget how Dean had to buy his way in to see Rufus the first time we saw him in S3 - with a bottle of Blue Ribbon.... SCOTCH - high end scotch... Good continuity show! I suspect that was a big reason Rufus was in the mix...

I so wanted that last phone call to be Marcie calling to ask Bobby for dinner....

Here's my theory about where we are going with the Alphas... Who, after all is the alpha of the demons? Has to be Lucifer, right? Pretty sure that has something to do with Sam being back...

I adored the insight we got into the relationship between Bobby and the boys. Just as Dean was closer to John than Sam - that's the same thing here. I assumed Sam was talking to Gramps too...
I think we did get a shoot the shit call between Dean and Bobby in Fallen Idols when Sam walked in and was hurt by what he overheard. That call was Dean checking up on Bobby and just saying hey...
I think too that Sam and Bobby had to have talked about Dean during that year - they did decide to leave him out of the loop together.

That bridge? The window Bobby is thrown out of? All on the set tour in Vancouver. I'd show you pictures, but my camera ate them.... *sigh*

Did you catch the son's name? Gavin McLeod? Captain of a ship... or should I say boat? The actor who was the Captain of the Loveboat(tv show in the 70s...?) was.... Gavin McLeod... our show /is/ love...

And next week. Well. Just HELL no. How does this not seem like BAD fan fic. I have always refused to read crap that turns Dean (or Sam) into the monsters they hunt. And hasn't the show been about that the whole time? And if Dean couldn't say yes to Michael because it was OH so important for him to retain his humanity, why is this ok? Just. NO. Do. Not. Want. I'm contemplating not watching and using bleach on my brain to forget this even happened. I felt cheated that they backed off letting Dean be as important to the story arc as Sam by not letting him be a vessel - and cheated out of Jensen's performance as Michael - But I'd made peace with it over the Dean did it all as a human. So this just makes me mad all over again. Just - well - BALLS.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts as always! I adore these discussions...

Edited at 2010-10-16 04:12 pm (UTC)
Oct. 16th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
~~~Did you catch the son's name? Gavin McLeod? Captain of a ship... or should I say boat? The actor who was the Captain of the Loveboat(tv show in the 70s...?) was.... Gavin McLeod... our show /is/ love...~~~
I KNEW I knew that name from somewhere!!!!!!!!! I was thinking it was from "The Highlander" series though.
Thank you DG1 for catching that. I 'll bet fanfic world goes nuts with that now.
*Imagines The Bros on a Loveboat cruise with a boatload of fangirls*
So does anyone know what the "Highlander" dude's name was?
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~~~Dean isn’t the same hard-ass we met back in 2005. Saving people, hunting things…that drove him for a long time—even after he lost his dad. But losing his brother changed that. Losing his soul immediately after that…and then his life, and then any innocence he might’ve had, and then pretty much everything else that grounded him…it all wore down the hard edges and the man we see now is softer. He’s still as bad-ass as they come when he needs to be, and he’s still a fighter, but he’s more willing to expose his heart to certain people.~~~

I like to think that he feels he can do that with Bobby because he trusts him. He doesn't do this with that freakazoid Campbell family (which I am offically divorced from as of yesterday, btw:D)
And I haven't really seen him do this with Sam since he's been back.

About Bobby never being gentle with Dean, I think part of that is his intrinsic gruff nature. Plus maybe he knows that's what Dean knows from John or maybe he knows Dean would be suspicious if his delivery changed midstride.
More plot bunnay fud.
I do know that he's always shot straight with Dean and told him how the cow chewed the cud. He's never candy coated anything or pulled any punches with Dean.
I have friends like this. They keep me grounded and sane when everything else in my life is spinning out of control and I'm going off the rails. It's so much more refreshing than being lied to by someone who's supposed to be the one you're closest to in life or supposed to have your back no matter what.
Friends like that cannot be bought or sold, they just are because they choose to be.

"Drag Me To Hell" OMG! HB roars w/laughter, "Trying to avoid it", HB roars again knowing the inside skinny.
*laffs because Bobby has a Fangirl* That could get scarycreepy fast.
And I noticed Bobby didn't have any qualms about keeping his deal with the CRD.
more about that later...
~~~B: Willis, FBI. No, not me, the REAL FBI. How are you still alive?!

Yeah, bigtime. I loved the laughs they sprinkled through th ewhole epi. I put this one up there with BDABD,YF, and I forget the name of the other one.

I've liked the actor that plays Rufus since he was on 21 Jump Street and X-Files. The fact they used him in this epi gave me a personal squee because it's like he's a connection to Kim Manners. He directed both of those shows and I feel he was there in spirit with Jensen Ackles directing this one.
*wipes tear from eye*
I'm sure JA asked himself more than once 'How can I make KM proud of me?'.

~~~And this is the crux of a good amount of our angst right here, folks: asking for help, and admitting that you need it.

That and a serious failure to communicate.~~~
You could just feel the testosterone rolling off them 'old dawg' hunters in waves.Totally crack me up moment.
Now that I'm approaching that age, I'm beginning to think we get set in our ways by then and maybe 'you can't teach an old dog new tricks' is true after all.

Ok,of to post this and make more, you know the routine
:P *smooches you*
Oct. 18th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
I like to think that he feels he can do that with Bobby because he trusts him.

Totally agree.

I've liked the actor that plays Rufus since he was on 21 Jump Street and X-Files.

I know! Both times he's been on the show I've been all, "Captain Fuller!"
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