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I'm too upset to be coherent right now, but, in a nutshell, this feels like the end of an era. This show, and Castiel's character, has meant so much to me. To watch it turn into this is more painful than I can hope to articulate. I know some people enjoyed the plot that was introduced at the end of season 6, and I don't mean to rain on your parade -- I'm happy that you liked it, and I hope that you continue to do so. Unfortunately, that's not how I feel (believe me, I wish I did), and my reaction to current developments is largely negative.

Good things about this ep:

• Misha's superb acting skills. 3 distinct characters in one episode, flawlessly portrayed. And his manic laughter/grin? Really fucking creepy.
• God!Cas proclaiming sexual orientation is irrelevant.
• TV!Lady referring to God!Cas as "young" and "sexy."
• Sam willing to put some effort into saving his friend, rather than just kill him off. This is a little contradictory to how he stabbed him in the back with an angel sword in 6.22, but I'll let go of my bitterness over that. Eventually.
• Mark A/Crowley!
• Mark P/Lucifer! So good to see him after all this time. I thought his talent and character were majorly underused in season 5, so it's good to have him for a couple more episodes.
• Death. Though it baffles me that he hasn't killed everyone.

Awful, atrocious things:

• Everything else.
• Can those hell flashbacks stop? The special effects budget doesn't let them pull it off. It'd be much more powerful if they stopped trying to show it to us.
• Dean. You patronizing, self-righteous, cold-hearted asshole. So fucking willing to kill your "best friend." You weren't even considering an alternative. For fuck's sake, Death was the one to offer you get the souls out of Cas. "Kill him now!" pretty much throughout the whole episode. This is the being who pulled you and your brother out of hell, betrayed his family for you, died twice for you, helped you avert the apocalypse, and you've treated him like your personal doormat for the past year. You showed absolutely no concern or care for him; even towards the end, when it looked like you maybe gived an iota that your friend was dead, you had to ruin everything by proclaiming "Cas, you child, why didn't you listen to me?" I just... can't even get over this condescending, self-serving statement. Free will means squat when it isn't your will being obeyed to, huh? This, of course, is only echoing your behaviour and statements in the last 3 episodes of season 6, but it's only getting more infuriating. You did not take any responsibility for anything that happened, and you were an ass even when Cas was on the cusp of death. I'm not sure why this whole point is in second person. I guess I'm that enraged.
• For a moment, there, I actually believed Cas was saved and they were going to make it through. Then, of course, it turns out that Cas is dead, and Leviathan has taken over. Well, fuck you. I want Cas. Also, it really bothered me how Cas kept apologizing that whole scene. He certainly has plenty to apologize for, but he shouldn't be the only one taking responsibility for how things played out.

Date: 2011-09-24 11:06 am (UTC)
ext_93822: ({thor} how could this go so wrong)
From: [identity profile] piecesfalling.livejournal.com
Even Mark P And Mark Sheppard can't bring me back right now and that's really sad. I wished they could have been more part of the show when the plot wasn't such a mess.

And it sounds like there's a whole lot of character development assassination going on there. Sorry to hear it sucked so bad. :|

Btw, where's that 50 pages long essay about #vancon? ;)


Date: 2011-09-24 11:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ionchannel.livejournal.com
I understand. I mean, I find it really sad how many people have given up on the show in s6, but I get it.

I really wish Mark P had a larger role back in season 5, his portrayal of Lucifer was so flawless. And the Cas/Crowley dynamic is one of the few things I actually liked in s6.

I think they actually have some good ideas, but the execution has been all over the place and not really working for me.

Oh, the vancon report is coming, I promise! I just had so much on my plate lately that I've yet to get the chance to write it all down. But there will be much squeeing!

Date: 2011-09-27 08:13 pm (UTC)
ext_93822: (the awesome power of Mark Sheppard)
From: [identity profile] piecesfalling.livejournal.com
I know the earlier seasons weren't perfect either but somehow there was more charm to them. There are other things I couldn't stand anymore but people might throttle me if I said them; with this in mind I really had to take a break. :/ Man, I miss S5, even with all its flaws.

Heh, looking forward to it. :)



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