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::gallops about screaming and gnawing furniture:: - growling at the edges
pheral
pheral
::gallops about screaming and gnawing furniture::
I'll try and summon something more than "omgsqueeeeee ::flailcollapse::", but it's going to be tough.



::scrabbles at desk with claws:: Ggrraawwrrrrr! I was so wound up waiting to watch this, by the time the 'the story so far' came on i was nearly at the point of chewing my own arm off with tension. And man, the episode didn't help! I was so shocked they *actually* killed Sam, that it felt like i spent the first five minutes hyperventilating. I just thought they were playing with us, with the ending of 21, and he'd wake up in hospital or something, or the YED would turn up and save him for some eeeevil plan.
But no, we got his dead body looking damn deaditty dead, and Dean looking like this was it, like this was the moment he cracked in two and his sanity fell off the face of the earth. And surely, it was, because he would have done that devil's deal even if he got no time at all, i know it.

For some reason i loved the fact that Dean has Sam's body lying there, set all peaceful, and yet he knew and we knew that if he tried to lift Sam's hand or something it'd be set with rigor mortis, and his skin would be deathly cold. His calm face, tipped to the side to look at Dean, was this terrible gentle deception, something Dean was clinging to desperately.

The other part i adored, was when the YED had Dean up against the gravestone, and was whispering to him about Sam not being quite Sam anymore. That view of Dean staring at Sam as poisonous things are fed to him, as the YED spreads fear and doubt between the brothers, to make them distrust and lose their strength. Wait, i might have to screencap, i love that moment so much...



And then, as the YED finishes his bit about Sammy not being 100% himself, Dean's mouth twitches as if he's trying to summon a joke, something snarky and rebellious, to show this bastard he's not scared, but it stutters across his face like a grimace, fails, and he says nothing at all.



Bobby was fantastic, also. I love: "are you that screwed up in the head?!", and how much he seems to love those boys and fear for Dean.
And overall i think the dynamics between Bobby&Dean and Sam&Dean were so satisfying, because Dean was in a such a state that for once they could see that vulnerability and were able to go softer on him, rather than just rage and rage and then leave. Dean makes it so easy for people to leave, because he blocks them out. But mostly in this episode his walls were failing, and Bobby and Sam (in the end scene for Sam) were getting glimpses of how fragile he was. How desperate he was, and how that led him to do the things that would otherwise make them so angry.

And perhaps the thing i found the saddest (and my god wasn't this episode just one concentrated helping of sad) was how terribly relieved Dean was at the end of the ep, as they gathered around the car. His smiles were geniune, he looked energised and happy, and ready to get stuck in to things again. Because whereas he can't deal with the idea that Sam could be at risk, or dead, or hurt, he can deal with his own suffering - to an extent that it helps him. To know he's the one in danger, he can cope with that. The peril he is now in means he is constantly paying the debt he feels he owes to his family. Every second he lives now is one less second of his year, and one second in the payment he is making for his brother. His purpose.

This coming season is going to be one *hell* of a lesson in characters, i can't wait to see where they go next! Now then, when the hell is the first episode airing...?



And for those who don't want spoiled, but just want to know whether it's something to look forward to or not? Let's just say that, dudes, it was fucking awesome, and after that i am looking forward to season three SO much more!

And hooray for siluria coming to visit me sometime in juuuuune! We shall eats sweets and have pancakes and watch Mag7 so i can see Perlman in a cowboy hat. Mmmmmm.
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siluria From: siluria Date: May 19th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
*flail and meep*

And then *squee*!!!!! Roll on June.
pheral From: pheral Date: May 20th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whee! :D
gumnut From: gumnut Date: May 20th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC) (Link)
There are not enough words in my vocabulary for this episode and you've got me wanting to watch it all over agin for the third time in less than 24 hours. ::flails::

I love it! When does the next season start??????

Nutty
(with you on all of this)
pheral From: pheral Date: May 20th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mwahaha, well good, because you're tempting me with all your fic! >:P

Just checked about s3, and it looks like it's going to start airing as part of the CW's 2007 fall schedule. Roll on autumn!! WHEE! God i can't wait.
knights_13 From: knights_13 Date: May 20th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Okay, Okay, Okay, Okay, Okay, Okay, Okay!!! Where to begin!!! ;P

This episode totally rocked! DUDE!!!

I remember when the show started the producers said that they didn't want a continual story arch and I was really impressed that they killed off the demon. This has been going on for more than two decades and it ended in that cemetary. WOW! But what an ending! Chez Kewl! And it nicely opened up an arch for next year - one that we know will be dealt with over that year and with all the demons that got out, that gives the opening for a lot more plots! =D

And, I love how John hugged Dean. HEE!!! I think that meant a lot to him.

And all of the vulnerable scenes with Dean and the brotherly love - That was all awesome and put it right over the top. They did an awesome finally! =D
pheral From: pheral Date: May 20th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, Okay, Okay, Okay, Okay, Okay, Okay!!! Where to begin!!! ;P
This episode totally rocked! DUDE!!!


I know i know i know!!! Lmao, omg, i'm so overexcited about it too. Just checked, and season three starts in the autumn on The CW, so whooooo! It'll be nearly time for that when you come visit, maybe it will have even started at that point.

I remember when the show started the producers said that they didn't want a continual story arch and I was really impressed that they killed off the demon.

Yes, it's a pretty brave move, and yet what with Kripke having planned 5 season ahead we still have some really strong plots going on, totally agree - the army of demons and Dean's year left, both helping to keep Sam with the program too (because up until now the YED has been his only motivation with staying hunting with Dean really).

And all of the vulnerable scenes with Dean and the brotherly love - That was all awesome and put it right over the top. They did an awesome finally! =D

God yeah, it was great to see some understanding between them too, wonderful to see the strength of that affection they have for each other. How are we going to survive until the Autumn??!

(oh, d'you hear Dresden Files is coming out on DVD soon? Hopefully that bodes well for a second season, too)
knights_13 From: knights_13 Date: June 13th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know i know i know!!! Lmao, omg, i'm so overexcited about it too. Just checked, and season three starts in the autumn on The CW, so whooooo! It'll be nearly time for that when you come visit, maybe it will have even started at that point.

That would be chez kewl!!! We'd have to arrange it so we can get together to watch a new episode while I'm there if that's the case!!! Much squeeing would be going on!

Yes, it's a pretty brave move, and yet what with Kripke having planned 5 season ahead we still have some really strong plots going on, totally agree - the army of demons and Dean's year left, both helping to keep Sam with the program too (because up until now the YED has been his only motivation with staying hunting with Dean really).

So far I'd say he's kept a nice balance. Although we all know that now with YED gone others are going to want to take his place. Should make things interesting and open the door to different types of spooks.

(oh, d'you hear Dresden Files is coming out on DVD soon? Hopefully that bodes well for a second season, too)
Oh yeah? Very very cool! =D For some reason I thought second season was already approved - but I think that was just my thought, not that I had it confirmed anywhere.
vespurrs From: vespurrs Date: May 21st, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
*carefully avoids looking at any of the text in this post*
pheral From: pheral Date: August 11th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahahahaha ::dances around in front of you waving text::

Have you caught up with the seasons yet, have you have you?? I've been away for yonks, sorry, and i'm still very much 'away', but i found time for some replies and saw your comment reminding me you were stranded in the middle of Spn seasons. Hurry and watch them all, the next season is due real soon, WHOOT! :D
green_ghost From: green_ghost Date: May 23rd, 2007 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
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Oh, Dean.

That scene when Bobby gave him what for for doing the deal....mmmph. I thought it was a great finale with enough questions to set up the third season and I adored the wrap around from the last scene in the pilot to the last scene here. Just ...WAH! I want more NOW.
pheral From: pheral Date: August 11th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

latest reply *ever*...

I know my god, Bobby demanding to know was he "really that screwed up??" and i was sitting there screaming "Yeesssss! Whooo!"

CAN.NOT.WAIT. for season three. Only a few months to go! Eeeeeeee.... ::dances around chewing lips:: (er, my own lips)
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 16th, 2007 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Happy Holidays, Pheral

Just wanted to give you a little holiday well-wishing fic to let you know that your online friends are still thinking of you. Hope this comment finds you well.

-AnonyMouse Santa

Whumped By a Christmas Tree


“Ow!” Jack groaned as a thousand needles crushed into his shoulder.

This was a bad, bad idea. It was born of too much eggnog and too many trips off-world and trying to stop Daniel from going on and on and on about the various holiday traditions and their history. Christmas was only two thousand year old but not to Daniel, oh no.

And Teal’c had never had a Christmas tree of his very own and somehow that had seemed like the ultimate travesty to a brain growing fuzzy on brandy, even though Teal’c didn’t celebrate Christmas. So they had set out like the four musketeers to find a suitable Christmas tree.

They had lots for those, you know. Places where you could just pick a pre-cut one, throw it in your truck, and take it home. No fuss, no muss. But for some reason, cutting their own had seemed like a must. He blamed Carter for going on and on about how Jacob had taken her and her brother tromping through the rows of trees at a cut-your-own place.

A cut-your-own would have been a good idea too, Jack thought. Nice level ground. No SFs to what out for. But cut-your-own places weren’t generally open at midnight.

And hey, they had a whole mountain full of suitable trees right here on base.

This was definitely going into the ‘good idea at the time’ folder. And Jack was starting to think that maybe Teal’c’s offer to use his staff weapon to cut down the tree was a better idea than they had originally thought.

“Jack, are you alright?” Daniel asked, pushing the boughs back around his face.

“Didn’t I tell you to push the tree toward the hill, Daniel?” he griped. “I’m pretty sure those were my instructions!”

“Well, I was, Jack, but I lost my footing and slipped. And it’s really hard to hold onto the trunk when you have needles digging into your side.”

“Really? You don’t say. Because I’m finding the needles to be quite pleasant really. Not quite as good as a rack or an iron maiden, but a good option in a pinch.”

“Sir?” Carter called as she and Teal’c hurried over to join them. They’d been on look out while Daniel and Jack had been procuring the tree. “Are you alright?”

“Just peachy, Carter. You know I love the smell of balsam in the morning.” He glanced up at the stars. “So if you could just leave me here under this Christmas tree until morning…”

“Technically it is morning, sir.”

Infinite patience. He had infinite patience. Oh who the hell was he kidding? “Carter?!”

“Yes, sir?”

“Get this tree off me!”

“Right. Sorry, sir.”

The three of them lifted the wayward tree. Finally! And Teal’c extended his hand to help Jack to his feet. He brushed off the snow and needles, gave his shoulder an experimental roll. Nothing broken, nothing too damaged.

“Let’s get this inside, shall we? Before the night gets any worse,” Jack said, trying to remuster his dignity.

Teal’c took the heavy end and Daniel got a hand in to hoist the tree’s narrow top. Jack glanced around, satisfied that at least they hadn’t been spotted by base security. That was something anyway. Carter took point, leading the way, while Jack fell back to walk with Teal’c.

“I hope you appreciate this, big guy.”

Teal’c turned and smiled before bowing his head slowly and saying, “Indeed I do, O’Neill. Your determination to include me in your people’s traditions touches me greatly.”

And with that Jack realized that this was in fact a good idea. A few bruises and needle pokes were a small price to pay.
pheral From: pheral Date: December 19th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Happy Holidays, Pheral

Eeeeeeeeeeeee! Lmfao, i love it!! ::squishes little anonymouse santa:: Thank you so much, my very own grumpy season Jack all stuck with pine needles, rawr. And do you know, i'm sure he has some cuts that could very well get horribly infected. I'll go imagine that for a while... ::drools::
Is that a small sack of Gumnuts you have hefted over your mousey shoulder there, or am i mistaken? :P

“Really? You don’t say. Because I’m finding the needles to be quite pleasant really. Not quite as good as a rack or an iron maiden, but a good option in a pinch.”

Bwahahahaha!

Infinite patience. He had infinite patience. Oh who the hell was he kidding? “Carter?!”
“Yes, sir?”
“Get this tree off me!”


LOL! Omg, Jack cracks me up. *Your* Jack cracks me up. I can just hear his voice saying this.

This is the most heart-warming little gift fic ever, it's adorable. And i am SO going to do this for everyone else, it's a fantastic idea! You're awesome, thank you. :D ::sprinkles with you snow:: I'm just about to a post an entry, inspired by your comment-fic, and there you can read that it does indeed find me well. I've been missing you guys like heck, so hopefully a little flash of Festive Whump will make up for my absence a bit. :P
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 20th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Happy Holidays, Pheral

You're very welcome.

Is that a small sack of Gumnuts

Nope. But I am honored to have my writing mistaken for that of the great and wonderful Gumnut.
pheral From: pheral Date: December 25th, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Happy Holidays, Pheral

Aw dang, wrong... but hey, i think Mitch has cracked it. Er, cracked you. :P
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