“That’s right. You won’t be judged by the shogun or the heavens. You will be judged…by me. Don’t bother trying to remember me since I’ll bring the Tendoshuu and those worthless crows… No… I’ll bring the heads of every person on this planet down to hell with me. Say hello to Sensei for me.”
Mark Pellegrino as the velvety and menacing face of Lucifer once more. He really knows how to hold a room with the briefest of lines.
Mr. Ketch timing Mary with a stop-watch on her hunting skills - a nice, if blatant, shout-out to the British Watchers’ Council and all their “tests” for Buffy.
Dagon - played by Ali Ahn - badass - even her cheesy “Come with me if you want to live!” terminator line. Shame we already know she’s gonna get offed eventually by some Winchester-Crowley combo.
Mary coming semi-clean with her sons by showing up with beer and burgers provided for an excellent final scene - great acting by all. Although, coming semi-clean is always a mistake, because when the rest of the dirt comes out, the people you semi-lied to are going to be twice as pissed. Mr. Ketch has the Colt and her sons don’t know it.
Jensen emoted whole essays with his body language about his long role as Sam’s protector (substitute Mom) after Mary diied. Of course he did.
Rowena - she’s a great character - end of.
So Cas says “I love you” one episode ago and all we get is a gruff Dean POV phone call about Kelly Kline? (although Dean did stroke his phone a lot). Why is Cas off hunting for Kelly on his own anyway. And how come he’s having no luck when a couple of angel would-be assassins tracked her just fine?
All mothers are bitches who will disappoint their sons in the end Mary/ Rowena parallels ?!? Ah yes…
Crowley has always been Mr. self-preservation central. Would he really pass up the chance to pop Lucifer solidly back in the cage just for some petty revenge soliloquies? OK.
So Crowley saves their angel and one second later the Winchesters go behind his back, with not even a heads-up phone-call from Dean (ex-bromance and all) before they get his son killed? OK.
Fiona getting gang-raped by the crew of the ship in order to further Gavin’s noble back-to-the-past sacrifice plot. Gratuituous rapey-ness - thanks Bucklemming.
Clunky script saved by the acting, but I suppose Dabb had the satisfaction of making Bucklemming correct the plothole they created by yanking Gavin out of his timeline in 9x21 King of the Damned
What was in your opinion the funniest part of V4 I think the reaction to Tai's brain cell joke was funny. When I showed it to my friends they basically did the same while I was laughing my ass off.
The Yang/Tai joke was funny, but the response to it from some parts of the fandom - who acted like Tai slapped Yang in the face with her own arm - were funnier to me.
Honestly though that scene was great (and ridiculously important), Kali falling through the door made me laugh (and love her even more). Blake in general had a lot of hilarious expressions in this entire volume (THOSE EARS).
I actually really enjoyed the Port/Oobleck stuff with Yang and Tai. Port’s fear of mice in particular was great.
Favorite is probably Ruby laughing at Jaune’s hoody though, because who knows when we’ll hear her laugh like that again.
That was a much better season finale than last season’s even though not much happened other than a lot of action.
I’m going to talk about the whole season in another post but I’m pretty satisfied by the episode, it tied up a couple of loose ends and moved forward a couple more.
I expected a lot more drama considering how the previous episode ended though. The way Ruby’s face went blank I was sure there would a massacre but we didn’t even see her that much… or any of the others actually. The RWBY team in general got a bit overshadowed but I guess the writers are trying to show that no matter how awesome they are, they still are first years.
Team CFVY having such a great scene was somewhat strange with this being the second time we see them as a “team” but I guess they did the same thing with Penny last season. Nothing like introducing a character while they kick ass.
I think the only thing I’d complain about is that there was maybe too much action and not enough plot but it’s understandable for a season finale.
I have a couple of other things to write about but I’ll save them for the season post. See you next time!
I’ve never seen Isak more enamoured than here. His eyes are closed and he’s craving Even’s kiss. He can’t wait to have that deep and intimate connection a kiss means with his love. He looks like he’s in a trance due to Even touching his neck, ear, hair and the back of his head.
Isak is experiencing real ecstasy here. This scene manages to be deeply sexual, intimate and soft at the same time. Two boys in love sharing a beautiful moment. Scenes like this make Skam an exceptional piece of art.
There are persecuted people all around the world who would love the opportunity to come here, but they can’t. Because the rules are different for different people. So some of them break the law and they do what they have to do to fight for better lives for themselves and their families. And you know what? I get it.