Seven Things About Supernatural: 12x13 - “Family Feud”
I try to go into Buckleming episodes with an open mind. Yes, I also acknowledge that they’re among the least technically skilled (or at least among the worst at really hitting the mark for this particular show) on the team, but I try not to be the guy who hates them out of hand.
DAMN IF THEY ARE NOT MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR ME TONIGHT.
What’s the deal with Clan MacLeod this week? We were firmly in frenemies/mutually beneficial arrangement territory and then suddenly this ep it’s all high antagonism. Was there a regrettable incident involving a bowl of Cheerios that got cut out of 12x12?
Also, Crowley’s attachment to Gavin seemed out of proportion to the interactions we’ve seen. While we can guess/imagine some stuff, viewers need a little more than that to be able to feel any sort of connection to a character who’s angry and suffering.
They do want us to do that, right?
Really, the only thing in the whole MacLeod Family Drama that had much punch was Rowena revealing that her willingness to help the Winchesters was seated in a desire to punish Crowley for Oskar’s death.
Okay, but can Buckleming write just one episode that isn’t rapey? Just one? One tiny episode? It isn’t difficult! Hell, they had to shoehorn it in this time! Argh.
So we got answers about the Lucifer thing from LOTUS, which is nice. Unfortunately, those answers appear to be that Crowley might not underestimate the Winchesters, but apparently he’s more than happy to underestimate Lucifer.
Like, this isn’t just a bad plan. It’s a bad plan with a million points of failure that you monologued in front of your victim. Whatever potential ego benefit there may be, whatever boost in credibility having Lucifer in chains might confer, this shit ain’t worth it. Crowley, sweetheart, what the fuck.
So that case resolution was anticlimactic.
Show: Hey look, weird deaths! Oh hey, we know someone who knows something! Oh hey, it makes sense that it’s this person, and here’s a really obvious pattern! Hey, we were totally right! Hey, here’s a possible resolution that folks are okay with, and the only person who disagrees is easily stopped! Oh hey, we were able to easily carry this out! Oh hey, all the bad stuff looks like it was totally reversed by our efforts! Go team!
Show: Uh, have some family conflict?
The CW: Oh, and you don’t get a promo this week either.
Like, I guess the upshot is that we’ve tied up the Gavin loose end? It’s just…wow, pointless and I feel pretty much nothing. Which is a shame, because this could have been incredible with more prep.
I’m liking Dagon. I would have expected to see her arrive an ep or two later, but given that she and Lucifer are apparently in communication, and this was Crowley’s “I have you right where I want you” episode, I’m good with it. Her pitch to Kline was pretty standard “demons get a bad rap, and look at how badly the good guys have treated you” fare, and with Lucifer banking on his incoming Nephilim son to foil Crowley’s plan, yeah. Okay. I’m curious what she used to send angels up in a puff of smoke – Ramiel certainly didn’t do that with Cas! – but overall, I’m into it. Here’s hoping she gets to be more than just a semi-disposable mini-boss.
I want better for Kelly Kline in so many ways. She is scared, she’s being tossed around by forces she can’t control or understand, people and things so much more dangerous than she is are everywhere. Well-meaning wait staff (who turn out to be murderous angels) say ominous things in cafes.
Okay, so we’ve subverted the “Mary is doing a S6 Cas” thing. This is good in a Changing The Winchester Paradigm sort of way. We’re not going to spend half a season lying and keeping secrets and coming out of it with I can’t trust you because you lied to me, and so on. This is good. This is interesting.
And, in light of Ketch’s apparent attempt at undermining her loyalties (e.g. let’s get a drink, don’t tell your sons, family makes you weak, etc.), we see Mary doing something remarkable: she goes to the boys, comes clean, and tries to make her case.
She’s making a questionable choice, but she’s not falling for the whole seduction, or being sucked in on the BMoL’s terms. She’s not allowing them to isolate her. Which, given that being isolated by questionable choices is how Sam, Dean, and Cas have all fucked up in the past, is also pretty fucking interesting.
Dean Winchester in a museum dicking around with things he shouldn’t dick around with is my jam. As I said on Twitter: he is beauty, he is grace, he drops shit and he makes that face.
Bonus Thing #2: So Sam’s casting spells. That’s fun. It’d be even more fun if those spells had, say, continuity of function instead of working on low pillars instead of doors and turning dead Scottish people into lemon-flavored Jedi…
Bonus Thing #3: I am awarding credit for the episode title, what with the MacLeod and Winchester families having Differences internally and with one another, as well as the bit between Crowley and Lucifer about their offspring.
‘And who is this ‘Str0ng3r-than-y0uX2′ Person, and how in the name of Yellow Diamond do they have the World Record?!’
A Redemption!AU Where they all live with Steven and try to adjust to Earth life and gain the Gems trust. They wear pieces of clothes that Steven has that would fit them because they don’t want to wear anything ‘Diamond affiliated’ and the Gems are forbidding them to use their powers just yet. (Only Lapis escapes this because she helped them out before and her dress is stylish)
Jasper discovers the wonders of Fry Bits and Peridot becomes obsessed with phone apps and this one person who seems to be holding all the records for them (It’s Garnet)
Snails eat so much random shit, the snail in my mom’s betta’s tank died so I let Cheese munch on the body a little but it was too big for her to finish so I plopped it in the breeder snail tank and they just swarmed over it and all that’s left is a shell. They eat anything from veggies and salad that’s going bad to cooked egg. Hobo, the big wandering pond snail (she’s actually wild caught from our own pond) is really smart too, she goes up to the top everyday at noon because she knows I hand feed her. She just kind of grabs food from me with her little squishy snail face. The ramshorns aren’t that smart though, I’ve named the biggest one Goliath but she just isn’t as personable as Hobo. Hobo reproduces a lot faster than all of the ramshorns too…she’s my precious snail angel who helps feed my precious puff angel.
Game time! What were the last 5 songs you listened to? Send this to 10 favorite blogs for song recommendations and pass the game along to discover some new music! 💕 // if they r all bts songs im Blocking u
the 1st part of this ask is so cute n sweet the 2nd is u going back to ur demon ways….. also ur lucky u dont have to block me :)) they’re not all bts songs :)) Matter of Fact !! its not even bts at ALL!!
1) time slip - red velvet 2) rose scented breeze - red velvetsus 3) light me up - queen red velvet 4) huff n puff - 5 angels 5) 7 7 one of these days - my favorite girls in this ugly world