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My review of the Supernatural episode "Repo Man" is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!

An excerpt:

"There are some other parallels to sleeping with demons and having truck with demons, but to me, that’s the main point: Sam feels he’s on his own on this one, and frankly, with as little as we’ve been getting about Sam, I anticipate that this close-ups of Sam in his turmoil are pretty much about all we’re going to get. There are only a handful of eps left this season, maybe five, and the writers have done this before:Big Buildup about Sam, and then, whamo, we get dumped off a cliff. Poor Sam. Surrounded by hellfire, only inches away from his brother on a hotel bed, and his Hand Jobs are no longer effective. What’s a guy to do?"


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My review of the Supernatural episode, "The Slice Girls," is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!

An excerpt:

"And, for the record, Dean is a bottom. When he had sex with Cassie, he bottomed. When had sex with the angel (which still gives me hives), he might have been on top, but he still bottomed. (I mean, hello? Angel?) And this time around, yeah, he starts out bottoming, and probably ended up that way as well. I mean look at his face during the sex scene, for crying out loud. He comes across as being all of 16 years old and certainly not in charge of what’s going on. Oh sure, you can argue that he’s a tender soul and wants the woman to feel safe and comfortable, but believe you me, any woman who goes to bed with a man who she does not know does not have any issues about safety. Dean’s a bottom, and that’s all there is to it."



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My review for the Supernatural episode "Time After Time" is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!

An excerpt:

"So here’s where I start to complain, you can stop reading now if you like. To anyone who reads my reviews, you already know what the complaint is, and that is the fact that Sam and Dean were separated for most of the ep. And not only that, but Dean gets to Time Travel, while Sam is forced to stay in the Grotty Squat on his own, and struggle to find Dean in amidst the strings and vibrations of the past. Why is it that Dean gets the spotlight, and has all the fun of meeting Eliot Ness, while Sam must stay at home (in the present) and never gets to go anywhere cool? And if the boys are apart, they can’t be seen relating to each other, which is the reason I started watching Show in the first place. I will continue to complain until I get my way."


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My review for the Supernatural episode "Adventures in Babysitting" is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!

An excerpt:

"Maybe Sam’s incompetence is to demonstrate how helpless he is without Bobby doing his research, but then, we already know that. Maybe it’s to demonstrate how helpless he is without Brother Dean, but then we already knew THAT too. So why does Show insist on this scenario over and over? Not that I mind the sight of Sam all tied up and ready to be sacrificed, but as big and as smart as he is, it sometimes gets a little silly to see him fail like that. Seems to me, at this point in Sam’s development, Show could be a bit more inventive and take risks with what Sam’s capable of. Oh, but this is Show, I forgot. Home of the insecure writer."
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My review of the Supernatural episode "Death's Door" is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!

An excerpt:

"Sam and Dean talk about death and about The Dad dying and other sad things. I thought what was most interesting was the lighting. The boys are standing next to a louvered window whose slats are half open. Thusly, across their faces, fall lots of natural light and lots of shadowed light. Which is not only atmospheric, but perhaps also bespeaks of the half-lit, half-shadowed nature of the passage between life and death. And it looks good on them."



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Dear All - Due to the aftereffects of surgery (vicodin overload), I wasn't able to review The Mentalist this week. I'll be in a place where I can write this weekend, hopefully, and catch up.
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My review for the Supernatural episode "Meet the New Boss" is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!

An excerpt:

"So, if you had a brother with a record of LYING ABOUT HOW HE’S DOING, and who recently had a meltdown courtesy of the Prodigal God, and who has a tendency for dramatic collapses, weird fevers and visions, and whose hair has a tendency to overshadow everything else going on, wouldn’t you want to, oh, I don’t know, KEEP SAM CLOSE?  Am I shouting? Or, as Mike TV asks, “Am I coming in clear?” Why on earth is Dean letting Sam spend so much time on his own, if he’s so damn worried?"

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My review of the Supernatural episode "Mommy, Dearest" is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!

An excerpt:

"After the hoe-down hilarity of last week’s ep, this week’s ep was a whole lot of something that wasn’t anything like a hoe-down and nothing like anything I’d be watching twice, if I didn’t have to. I’m not saying it was terribly bad, but at every other turn in the plot, I kept asking, why are they doing that? or why is he saying that to him? Not to mention the fact that it was Dean, Dean, Dean, all day, all night, all Dean, 24/7, and there was, at the same time, a mighty DEARTH of Sam."



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My review of the Supernatural episode “Frontierland” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!

And excerpt:

“Magical Bobby is the first one to find the intel about the Phoenix and how its ashes can destroy the MOA. Up starts the funny lines, most of which are delivered by Dean. Here he asks, “Are we talking River, Joaquin, or the flaming bird?” Sam gives Dean a delighted smirk (as if to award Dean points for being so clever), and then his eyes get a little narrow, as if appraising Dean on some other and perhaps darker level. Am I reading too much into this, do you think? There’s still the issue of the Great Wall of Sam and how much is (or has) gotten through to be dealt with. I’m hoping it will happen soon because I think it’ll be a doozy when it does.”

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My review of the Supernatural episode “My Heart Will Go On” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!

An excerpt:

“Dean points to the back of the bus, not at the # 666, but instead at the hind end bus ad that shows Russo shilling his wares. When Sam gives him the Bitchface, we get another lovely quip from Dean, “Too soon?” (as in, too soon to poke fun?) and Sam retorts, “Yeah, Dean, six seconds is too soon.” This is funny, funny stuff, and when’s the last time, I ask you, since Sam and Dean had these types of exchanges? It’s been years. Years! I’m not saying that it didn’t make sense, that absence and the brothers’ distance, but it’s nice to see them more in sync in this timeline. Hopefully it will continue back in their real lives.”
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My review of the Supernatural episode “And Then There Were None” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!
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My review of the Supernatural Episode “Mannequin 3: The Reckoning” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!
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My review of the Supernatural episode “Unforgiven” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!

I had to restrain myself in my review on Pink Raygun as to the number of pictures that included Sam's closeups. But here's one more....

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My review of the Supernatural Official Season 5 Companion book is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!
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My review for the Supernatural episode “Appointment in Samarra” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!

An excerpt:

Then, committed to my task, I still had to stop to look up Balthazar. Remember him? I didn’t. But apparently, he’s an angel who wanted to kill Sam and Dean at some point last season. But then, who doesn’t these days; the world is out to get them. Anyway, I had to look him up because I didn’t remember him and he has a scene with Sam, who, foolishly, has to-do list, at the top of which is inscribed: “Mistakes I Need to Make Today.””

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My review of the Supernatural episode “Caged Heat” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!

An excerpt:

Back the boys go to their grotty hideout. And it is grotty, in a way that motels simply can’t be. The hideout is an abandoned house, complete with visible slats in the walls, mold everywhere, and no overhead lights. By the looks of everything, I’m sure the bathroom is perfectly frightful, so hats off and thumbs up to the set dressers for this one. That Sam and Dean fail to remark on the decrepitude of their current surroundings is rather nice, as well; it implies that they’ve seen worse, stayed in worse. Certainly, they’ve stayed in better, but they’re adaptable boys, so this is far less difficult than most things they’ve had to put up with.”

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My review of the Supernatural episode “All Dogs Go to Heaven” is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!

An excerpt:

Be that as it may, the opening scenes also have Sam and Dean at a BBQ joint somewhere in New York, even though New York State is not really known for being a haven for BBQ joints. But never mind that now. The sun is shining, the brothers are together, and Sam is wearing a green plaid, snap-button shirt, which is one of my absolute favorites for him to wear. He looks so good in green, always, and the snap buttons are just hot, on account of they can be unsnapped so easily, if one’s imagination were inclined to go that way, which mine is. I’m perfectly certain that Show does NOT dress Sam to suit my tastes, but sometimes, like this time, I’m perfectly certain that they do. And then there’s the Samhair, which makes a lovely showing in this scene and fact makes many showings for the rest of the ep.”

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My review of the Supernatural episode “Clap Your Hands If You Believe” is up at pinkraygun.com.  Enjoy!

An excerpt:

“There’re so many things about this ep that were great or laugh-out-loud funny and I had such pleasure watching this one twice. Overall, I adored this episode in a way I haven’t in a long time. I like that Sam’s getting some great lines now. I love that Dean realizes how important Sam is to him, that is, Sam with a soul, which he wants to get back. Even if having a soul and being human means nothing but constant pain and sorrow. Which isn’t exactly true, being a human is pretty cool. There’s joy and happiness and hot chocolate and puppies, and along with watching cool shows like Show, and Stargate: Atlantis and Numb3rs and Starsky & Hutch that makes life worth living. Sure, bad things happen to good people, but that, along with the sorrow that comes when beloved shows are canceled, is part and parcel of being alive. You can’t have the sweet without the bitter, after all.”

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Dear readers who are looking for this week's Supernatural episode review. Unfortunately, there was an unepected emergency that took me out of town and away from my computer. Next week's review will be posted as regularly scheduled at pinkraygun.com, and this week's review will be posted as soon as I can get to it.

Thanks for reading and for stopping by.

Best Regards,

Sylvia
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My review for the Supernatural episode is up at pinkraygun.com. Enjoy!

An excerpt:

Plus, Sam begs and asks and cajoles Dean to untie him. Dean says no, no, and not only that, hell no. So in a terrific little move, Sam shakes off the ropes from his wrists and with a twitch stands up and announces that, hey, I’m done being locked up, and you can’t hold me so you might as well fight with me. He refers to himself as “the soulless guy,” which cracked me up. In fact, I laughed a lot during this ep, at funny little comments the characters would say, almost to themselves, under their breath, as though muttering at the absurdity of their situation.”

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