So what did you think of the episode overall? Did it live up to the hype?
OH MY GOD.
Seriously that’s all they needed to do to live up to the hype. Hugs and cowboy hats…
This was just so much more. I mean… Jack’s final scene sort of summed up ALL of their issues:
Sam: Jack, look, this life, what we do, it’s not easy. We’ve all done things we regret –
Jack: Don’t. You’re afraid of me.
Castiel: Jack, no.
Jack: No, maybe you’re right. Maybe I’m just another monster.
Dean: No, you’re not. I thought you were. I did. But, like Sam said, we’ve all done bad. We all have blood on our hands. So, if you’re a monster. We’re all monsters.
Jack: But you don’t… Every time I try and do something good, people get hurt. I thought I was getting better. I’m not. I don’t know what I am. But I know I can’t make the world a better place, not like this. I can’t even do one good thing. And I know if I stay I will hurt you, all of you. And I can’t. You’re all I have. I have to go.
He tries to do good, but people get hurt.
He thought he was getting “better” but he doesn’t think so anymore.
He doubts everything, all the faith Kelly and Cas showed in him (because his power convinced them to believe in him), but this same power that satisfies Jack’s “needs” like protection and comfort, that can reach through to the empty to bring back what he needs to feel safe and secure, is also something entirely out of his control… and even doing “good” things has consequences because he CAN’T control it… Believing he can be “good” because he HAS TO believe it… it’s just not enough.
He feels completely out of control, like his very presence is poison… (sound familiar?)
He doesn’t know what he is. He doesn’t know what he’s supposed to do. So he runs.
He’s so a Winchester. I mean. GAH.
Heck, this episode so far exceeded the hype it’s ridiculous, and I haven’t even gone through to point out all the things. I’m kinda-sorta waiting on Lizbob’s recap post to take care of most of that for me. (because I’m currently yelling stuff at her while she’s watching)
GAH. So good.