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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "Roadkill" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

"There’s lots of looks and tips of the head, silent exchanges between the brothers as they try to convince Number Six to let them take her out of there. (There’s lots of flashing of flashlights, as well, in this ep, always sexy, and it starts in the first scene where the boys are looking for Number Six’s car. Which they can’t find.) Personally, I wouldn’t get into a stranger’s car on a BET, let alone with these two characters, because if I didn’t know them, I would be totally freaked to meet them on the road like this, and run very far, very fast in the opposite direction. It just adds to the creepiness of this ep that Number Six does not, no, instead she gets into the back seat of the black (totally AWESOME) and scary car with two guys well over the six foot limit, and allows herself to be driven off."

Working together...

Working together

 

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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode “Croatoan” at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

“Second, I’m pleased on account of The Dad’s theory about Croatoan. Legend has it that the colony of Roanoke disappeared, and either they got absorbed or killed by nearby Indian tribes. Perhaps they wandered aimlessly off in search of the nearest Ye Olde Coffee Shoppe, whatever. There’s an overarching 400 years or more of history to attest to the fact that the colony vanished in mysterious but was most assuredly a normal, earthly manner. The Dad, however, tosses all of this out the window and without a single nod to any generally accepted “lore” that had been unearthed, ascribes the entire disaster to the YED messing around with his pet virus. You have to love a man with enough chutzpah to overthrow current carbon dating methods, satellite imagery, anthropological digs, DNA testing, preserved letters and ephemera, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, TLC, National Geographic Magazine, AND The Smithsonian – all to theorize that the devil did it.”

Pastoral beer drinking:

Pastoral beer drinking


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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode “The Usual Suspects” at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

"Anyway, the interrogation focuses on Dean, whom they tape while Dean confesses. What’s funny here is watching Dean tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, but so help me God, he’d be sexy even if he wasn’t saying a word. The lighting guys are at it again, doing their bright and shiny best in all of Dean’s (and Ackle’s) scenes in the squad room. The set guys have put a table that reflects light up, and thusly we get, yeah, all those freckles, and the sparkles in Dean’s eyes, and the lovely swell of that raspberry mouth thrown into high relief. I wouldn’t say that what Dean was wearing stands out in my memory, but with a face like that, who cares what he’s wearing?"
 
Who cares what he's wearing:

You missed a spot

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 You can read my review of the Supernatural episode “Simon Said” at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

"The last of the visions comes during the car right at night. I envy Andy in this scene as Dean drives along; I like to imagine what must it be like to be able to hang out in the back seat of the Impala like that. Or to lean forward over the back seat like that, close enough to see the lights on the dash and know exactly how FAST Dean is going. To dither away like you’re one of the gang, and have that exciting feeling that maybe you’ve found some new, cool friends to play with. Well, the fun doesn’t last long and as the vision is upon Sam, Dean stops the car so fast it’s a wonder all of them didn’t go through the windshield. Plus, he sprints around that car like he’s in some psycho version of car musical chairs. It’s also very sweet to watch how Sam turns to Dean immediately, for comfort and for something to hold onto. Someone who understands. For Sam, Dean is the ultimate home base."

You're my home:

You're my home

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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

Sam, of course, knows better, and back at the motel, the boys have a major dither as Sam calls his brother to task. I’m sure it must be getting old for him trying to make Dean talk, trying to make him admit that the whole hunt is just a part of Dean’s Denial, and if Dean could just admit THAT, he could move on to the next stage, whatever that is. Again I am distracted because the lighting is such that the blue of Dean’s shirt (a color which he should wear, like, all the time. That is, when he’s not wearing olive green, or that nice, rather tight, grey t-shirt I know he’s got rolled up in that duffle somewhere) makes his skin glow and his eyes glitter. Plus he’s so beautiful when he’s pissed, his Angry Eyes are just amazing here. Then he announces that he’s going to get a drink. By himself, which as you know is when the succubus gets you. (And why hasn’t show had a succubus for the MOW, I ask you?)

Turning away:

Turning away


 

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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "Bloodlust" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

How on EARTH can a man look so good with blood and ichor on his face like that? It’s bad enough that Ackles is already more beautiful than this Earth should allow; the blood, you would think, should somehow dehumanize him so that we can see the hunter within and be appalled by it. For I’m sure that’s what the scene is meant to do, what it’s supposed to do, and Sam’s look of HORROR just adds to this - we’re supposed to be up close and personal with the ugly, ugly mechanics of hunting and be worried or disgusted or put off. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Watch this scene and try to believe that. Better yet, sit next to a fangirl and listen as she watches this scene. You’ll hear it: GUH. It’s the sound of her lungs contracting, and her stomach clenching up, and her thighs igniting on fire, and maybe some other things too that I’m too polite to mention. That’s how good this scene is. 

Car Roof Porn:

Car roof porn

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An excerpt:

"The scene where Dean gets Sammy singing was priceless. I got the feeling that when Dean’s alone in the car, he sings rather a lot. I can see him rolling all the windows down, cranking the radio all the way up, and singing at the top of his beautiful, musically talented lungs. So, to cheer Sam up, because that’s what big brothers do, he starts off rather like Sister Maria does with the Von Trapp Family Singers: he encourages by demonstration and then brings Sam into the fun. (The whole “Bon Jovi rocks…sometimes,” line is sure to become a classic.) Sam, alas, can kill vampire men much better than he can sing, but his enthusiasm and joy make that okay. Plus, it was one of those Winchester moments you wish you could lock in a golden box forever, because in between the woe and strife and the never-ending angst, there are these bits of good times, stops for coffee and pie, an excellent sunset as they drive across the flat highways of the plains, or even the quiet joy of stretching out on a real bed after sleeping in the car for three days - because the Winchester’s lives are not all on the screen, you know. Lots of it is off screen, and it’s tidbits like these that give me the flavor of that." 

Eyelashes:

Eyelashes

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An excerpt:

Dean visits Rufus Turner, an isolated, solitary hunter with a taste for Johnny Walker Blue. I think this was one of my favorite scenes for this ep, in spite of the introduction of a character I was sure was going to get whacked before the last set of commercials. Rufus had a way about him that, combined with his velvet voice and his audacity to call Dean “kid,” had me listening to him intently. I had a feeling he knew what Dean was about from the get go because his ability to create drama and then heighten that drama by flapping Bella’s folder in front of Dean had all the earmarks of a master storyteller. And Dean, as well, was adorable when riveted like that, taking in the knowledge that Rufus is giving him. (That they’re both half-drunk by this time adds to the charm. Plus Rufus called Bella a “skinny, stuck up, English girl.” You GO, Rufus!)

Getting the file:

Getting the file

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 You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "Long Distance Call" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

However, Wardrobe needs to realize that Sam is now a strapping tall lad with pecs out to there and shoulders as wide as an axe handle. We’ve seen the pictures. He can pound nails with his neck. He can decapitate a vampire man with a piece of wire and his bare hands. To pretend otherwise is to attempt to ignore the changes that Sam has gone through. To expect the audience to ignore the changes as well is to do us a disservice. We’re not blind. Oh, we’d happily go blind staring at Sam’s physique, yes indeed. But we’re not blind. (Plus, if Show wants Sam to look young and harmless? Then they need to bring back The Bangs. Get Makeup involved and check out pics of Season One. Now there, you got you some classic Samhair. With bangs.)

Hands, in pockets:

Hands in pockets
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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "Ghostfacers" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

"And maybe it’s just me, but I thought it would have been cool for Dean to go on and on in response to Spruce’s question about the fact that Dean only has two months. There’s another missed opportunity here. I mean, it’s dark in that basement, there’s only Dean and Spruce, and Dean can easily discount Spruce on account of he’s not going to be much help finding Sam. And he does, after all, start talking when Spruce asks him the question. I’ve seen him do it before, this talking thing. He opens his mouth and out the words come. Why not let him continue and give us some insight as to what’s going on in that beautiful head of his? Oh Show. You continue to deny me."  

Sexy at dawn

Sexy at dawn

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 You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "In My Time of Dying" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

Sam tells The Dad about hearing Dean. The Dad is not condescending when he answers, not quite. Anything is possible, as he says, and he must know, having seen it all. Sam here is in obedient son mode. He’s looking to his dad for answers. But he already knows the answer, right? Yeah, it’s the magic talking board. This is one of my favorite scenes in this ep. The first thing out of Sam’s mouth when he brings the board out of the bag in Dean’s room is, “Don’t make fun of me for this, but….” Which as anyone can tell you gives your siblings free license to do JUST that. Dean is dubious, but he goes along with it as he tends to do with Sam. As he always tends to do with Sam.


Not Listening:

Not listening
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An excerpt:

The road trip the boys take gives us even more good story telling and factoids woven in rather than being part of some stiff exposition. The car, for starters, is just THERE, and it is never explained why on earth the Boys are driving a car that’s surely got over 100,000 miles on it, gets terrible gas mileage (12 MPG), and is almost 40 years old. There’s the oft-told story of how Kripke was going to use a late ’60’s model Ford Mustang but decided in favor of the kind of car that when it pulls up beside you at a lonely intersection, you’d be rolling up your windows right quick. Plus, there’s more room in an Impala to store everything the Boys need. Not to mention, you could put six dead bodies in the trunk. If you stacked them right.

Da Boys!

Finding answers
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An excerpt:

Sammykins, on the other hand, makes a delicious priest, with his hair Brylcreemed down and his deep, green eyes paving the way for all sinners to find redemption. Oh, were I that sinner in need of saving and Sammy himself would come and wrestle for my soul. (Or wrestle me, come to that, though I have a feeling that my girly powers would be no match for the wrath of God in THOSE muscles.) When they arrive at Max’s house, he seems to know instinctively who needs saving and who he can leave to the tender though religiously inept mercies of Brother Dean. His voice takes on the right tone, his expression is sweet, and no one, and I mean but no one at that wake doubts for a minute that Sam is man of the cloth.

Brothers:

Brothers

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An excerpt:

The cuteness involving the boys (which is far more important even than my campaign for random about-to-be-dead-running-around-naked guys) starts right away when they pull into suburbia to check out the creepy bug thing. Their remarks about how cool or uncool the perfect green lawns and beautiful houses are telling. Sam thinks they are nice, because he’s, at this point, a very nice boy, and he likes nice things. He understands the concept of buying the cheapest house on the block, he understands the value of a savings account, and in fact, he probably has an IRA account (or, because he’s so smart, a Roth IRA) tucked away that even Dean doesn’t know about. Plus, more importantly, Sam’s dream is to live in a place Just Like This. Or rather his dream WAS to live in a place just like this. Right now, during this ep, he just wants to find The Dad and then finish it all up to get back to his old life. Or what’s left of it. 

I call this picture: The face.

The face

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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "Devil's Trap" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

This review is dedicated to [personal profile] apgeeksout who understands the full power of flannel. Of which, sadly, there wasn't enough in this episode.

An excerpt:

"Because they are smart, they find the apartment building called Sunrise, and devise a plan. (Check out Dean’s cute freckles as they hide behind the tree!) I love the fact that they know that if they pull the fire alarm that the city will respond in exactly seven minutes. Whether or not this is true for your borough, the fact is that I imagine that The Dad taught them the response times for all emergency crews, from firemen, to paramedics, police, swat teams, everyone. They are well trained. While you and I are aware that on Fridays, chicken is on sale at the local market, these boys know how long they have before the firemen arrive. Anywhere."

180 Degrees

180 Degrees

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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "Salvation" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

Sam on his own is a lot like a lost child, with his schoolbag and his tan jacket that keeps slipping off his shoulders in the rain. Then he has a vision, which looks like a very bad migraine, but alas, there is no one there to comfort him. But instead of falling prey to his own misery, Sam pays attention to the vision, and figures out that the woman and her baby who are in danger live near the railroad tracks. Out comes his map, and off he goes. I like to imagine that he RAN the whole way, following the line of the tracks, stopping to check his bearings every so often, to pull his jacket up yet again, and then kept on going, regardless of how bad he feels. Sam’s like that, you see. He might whine about the food, or bitch at Dean for no particular reason, but on his own, like he is here, he matures about 10 years, and looks for help from no one. (I notice how badly Sam needs a haircut here. I hope he never gets one.)

Stopping the car

 

 
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Panel: SPN: John: Good Hero, Bad Dad?

 

At Escapade this year, [info]kathyem1 and I ran a fantastic and fun panel called John: Bad Dad. But then we (K'Kathy) changed it a bit to be less provocative, because really, I don't know any fan who thinks that John was totally horrible. So at the end, this was the description about the panel, and points for discussion, in case we ran out of things to say, which, needless to say, didn't happen:

 

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Panel: SPN: John: Good Hero, Bad Dad?

 

Description: Leave your weapons behind but I think it would be interesting to discuss what kind of father John Winchester actually was. He has so many good qualities and so many bad ones....people get so riled about this subject, it might be nice to hear some debate on it.

 

 

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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "Shadow" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt: 

Outside, it gets good, and I mean good. Dean is incensed at Sam, asking, “Dude, were you bitching about me to some girl?” For Dean, it’s not what Sam said about the luggage, it’s the fact that he said anything at all. This particular complaint feels incredibly girly to me, because usually it’s one of your girlfriends who will say, “Oh, I can’t believe you told her that about me!” when in fact what she really wants to know is what ELSE you said about her. This is how girls often exchange information, through a third party. It maintains lines of communication, and also includes everyone. Which is how girls talk. So to hear Dean working this line, it’s almost like he asking, “What ELSE did you say about me?” Because what he really wants to know is, “Did you tell her I was your favorite brother?”

Yet Another Message for The Dad

Yet Another Message For The Dad
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An excerpt:

The boys check out all the palm readers and psychics in town. Dean stands by the car, and Sam opens the phone book and starts reading. You ever hear someone say, oh that actor is so good, they could read from a phone book and make it sound interesting? I have, and here I get to see that in action. All Padalecki does is read two names from a phone book, but it’s mesmerizing and funny at the same time. I’m thinking it’s that rich voice of his, and the quirky tone he uses as he reads. Names like El Divino and The Mysterious Mr. Fordinski. It’s only a thirty-second scene, but it’s delightful, due, I think to Padalecki’s awareness of what he’s doing, and how it will add texture not only to his character (that’s Sam), but to the plot in general. Finally he gets to Missouri Mosley, and Dean stops him to focus on what The Dad said about going to Missouri to find the truth. (She’s a person not a state, see.)

I like to call this picture "Guenther's Last Mistake."


Guenther's Last Mistake

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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode “Jus In Bello” at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

As explained, the kink factor is already high, and Henriksen brings it up another notch, mentioning how glad he is to see the boys thusly restrained. (Me too, Victor!) Actually, it’s Dean who adds fuel to my fire with his, “Well, aren’t you a kinky son of a bitch, but we don’t swing that way.” (So, like, how many times has Dean denied swinging ANY particular direction and at the least provocation? When I know full well and good that he has to swing some way! Him and Sam both.) Henriksen just laughs and continues to take it out on Sam and Dean, to watch them squirm, because he can. And Dean and Sam, in hand and leg cuffs, can’t do a thing about it.”

Sam, worse for wear

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