Bonus gifset, because I ended up giffing more shots than I needed for my set, but I didn’t want to let them catch dust in my gif folder. So have this gifset that nobody asked for. :) But really, this episode is just too glorious in terms of overall look and Dean outfit and just about everything.
4x08 “Wishful Thinking” “Okay. Fine. Then look me in the eye and tell me you don’t remember a thing from your time down under.”
“I don’t remember”, Dean says. But he may as well could have told the truth, because it’s all the little tell-tale-signs that give it away anyway. And Sam knows how to read them, Dean’s expressions, the set to his shoulders, the look in his eyes, but most of all in this episode he notices, because of Dean’s drinking. I love this episode to pieces - as I love all Edlund episodes, because on the forefront they may seem silly, but it’s in the details where they punch you in the gut and leave you gasping for air - because there so much to unravel about Dean and his time in hell and some of his core problems throughout the episode. And with this lead-in-scene with Sam and Dean at the table and Sam coaxing Dean into opening up, you immediately know this episode will be amazing due to the sheer amount of beauty and tragedy packed into the first 2 minutes.
Because look at this camera work, look at the set up. There are Sam and Dean, facing each other, on opposing sides of the table. One would think this is the normal way of sitting with someone at the table and it is, but if you read up on this and know a little bit from body language and subconscious tells then you may know that this way of sitting is very confrontational, which is exactly what this is. Compare this with moments like this one. Commonly this is a much more liked way of sitting and it gives off an entirely different vibe of closeness. The way they sit here highlights and almost demands for this type of reaction from Dean. But hold on this is not all, it gets better, meaning worse.
It’s this exact confrontational conversation and way of them facing one another that makes the way this moment is shot even better, because it is lead into with a close up of Dean’s neatly lined up multiple shot glasses and with that not only making it unmistakably clear that something is neon bright not right with Dean, but these shot glasses literally form a wall, a barrier between Sam and Dean. It’s like a safety blanket for Dean - a false one of course - only capable to go through the day and this conversation when the edges are a little less sharp. Furthermore this division between them further emphasizes how they are not on the same page, which of course is what while the season unfolds becomes more and more obvious.
In conclusion: I will forever worship at the altar that is Ben Edund’s writing. And I will also forever miss him on the show. ;____;
11x06 “Our Little World” “You said you were close. Dean how did she get away?”
Oh Dean… Just be honest with them. They suspect something already, maybe even know the answer: Cause you couldn’t. And even if ou couldn’t say more than that. Just that you couldn’t would be better than deflecting. End of story? It rather feels like the beginning of one… And Cas’ little headmotion and slight squiny eyes I just love both and I actually have to somewhat smile to myself about Sam, because even though he’s exchanging conspiring looks with Cas here, somehow I just can’t not headcanon him looking back and forth between Dean and Cas and thinking “No, no, no please don’t fight”, “Okay you won’t stop, uhmm, I’ll just disapppeeeeeaaaar somewhere now, byeee”.
10x18 “Book of the Damned” Jacob Styne and the Family Crest
You know, even though this guy and his “family” was bad news, I can’t deny that cinematography wise they did some really pretty stuff with him here. And the family crest - which reminds me a bit of the crest from the “Thule” - sure features something we saw Jacob framed with here in a very beautiful way as well… He wasn’t the only one with wings though… And no, I’m not talking about Cas here.
“You’re insane! You want me to procure the most dangerous weapon on the planet for Dean Winchester, the man, who goes mental every time he touches it.”
How much can change in a year. Just a couple of months back Crowley couldn’t wait for Dean to “touch that precious”, to get his hands on the First Blade, to kill Abaddon and howl with him at the moon. Now, he doesn’t even want Dean anywhere close to the blade in fear of what Dean could do to him. And he was the one to ask Dean to hunt with him, to get Dean to take on the mark, to pick up the First Blade. And while Crowley always has ulterior motives, thinks of his own advantages, there is still something there. He has a soft spot for Dean, misses him even one could say. “Crazy ones are good for a fling, but they aren’t relationship material. It’s not me, it’s you.” Those were the last words Crowley said to Dean. And while he’d most probably never admit it out loud, when that phone rang and Dean asked him to meet, he just up and left. It almost makes me feel sad for Crowley. He just wants to be loved, but no matter if it was Cas or Dean or his mother. He just can’t find the real kind…