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08 October 2011 @ 07:36 am
This meta is turning red and flashing back several years.  

So here's the thing about the last five minutes of this ep, which is what everyone's talking about because it's SUCH a mindfuck. I hate watching it, I really do. It's painful and it hurts and we all wanted and expected more from Dean. But I can't bring myself to say it's out of character. It's in character. Dean's going to a much darker place right now, and even though Sam's the one with hallucinations, Dean's the one who's really breaking hard. Sometimes it's the natural, not the supernatural, that's truly scary, and I feel like Show is very deliberately showing us this -- the counterpoint between the two types of madness, the sense that leviathans aside, the real terror of the show this season is the horror within our own minds.

Looking back at some of the spoilers/teasers that came out pre-season, there were a couple of really big themes - the idea that the show would be truly scary again, that we would see what scares Dean and Sam, and more recently that we'd see Dean start to break under the weight of everything he's been through. This episode started to deliver on that in a truly powerful way. And if Dean and Sam really are their own ultimate Big Bads, that means eventually they'll emerge victorious.

So I am clutching my pillow and hiding my face but staying glued to the screen, not from the gore and the black ooze and the Leviathans, but from the REAL greatest fear of the boys - losing their grip on what's real and what's right, losing the certainty that they're the heroes. Yup, Supernatural.... being scary, you're doin' it right. Just don't let me down in the end.

Tiptoe39: sorry! - venustiptoe39 on October 11th, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
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*smoosh* I am sorry. I had a lot on my mind today and I just got a little over-worried about this... *hugs you tight* thanksssssss for always being there.