I am legit still baffled that we have a hijabi Muslim teenager as a lead and in 8 episodes we have neither seen her go to the mosque once nor have we had a scene during Suhoor OR Iftar. There’s no taraweeh, there’s no POV where Sana gets to show her actual day to day. Our salat was used instead as a mere almost cheap visual device.
Are we really to believe the focus is on Sana when like this a huge part of every Muslim’s life and we’re not seeing even 10 seconds of it? Everyone wants to talk about how revolutionary this representation has been but honestly it really hasn’t? Like no one on here is wiser to Islam than before and more than that I feel it perpetuated more problems than solutions.
No, I don’t believe waiting until the end of the season to hastily tie up loose ends is good story telling or even realistic. Nor does it add gravitas or drama.
It just allows people to play into negative stereotypes and then excuse themselves by saying the show meant for you to be tricked like that. Umm, no.
dennis is rejected by the mother of his child bc he literally just faked his own death to get out of being involved w the kid. dennis is ~shocked and upset~. He doesn’t want to admit he failed at normalcy for a second (2nd) time so he goes back to the bar to get the range rover to hide out in only to find that it’s been incinerated and the gang seems to be having an okay time without him. Totally abandoned, he decides not to tell them that he’s back and lives a la mac and charlie die, or like, relocates to a dumpster or something. Also, dee becomes the leader of the gang and mac fucks rex. and dennis is so pissy about both these things that he emerges from the garbage
Some gags I pitched for the Season 3 intro. Pitched 4 or 5 but only 2 made it in.
And now for a…
The entire Rick and Morty crew was invited to pitch gags for the intro sequence. I would say each director, storyboard artist, and some designers pitched around 2 to 6 gags each. But only so many could fit in the title sequence considering some of the gags had to be pieces of actual episodes. That means that there are around 40 Rick and Morty title sequence gags that will never be seen! Hooray!
I daydreamed this up at work whilst evidently not working and wanted to share it with you… If only I could pitch it to Andrew Dabb…
Okay so picture the scene. A generic MOTW episode with Sam and Dean and no Cas because he is off hunting Lucifer apparently (though since this is MY episode idea instead I am gonna say that the only reason Cas is sitting this one out is because he is currently visiting Claire and Jody for some R&R and the bros are stopping off to deal with this very minor hunt on the way to meet him and the girls. So THERE BOB SINGER.)
Anyway. The hunt is pretty straightforward, its either a Vamp, a standard salt and burn or I dunno, a Rugaru whatever you feel like. The monster isn’t important. What is important is that this is a DEAN centric episode.They roll up into this sleepy little mountain town somewhere in Colorado (or wherever, location isn’t important either) and go to interview the first witness.
The first witness is a guy in his late thirties who clearly used to be a looker but the years have been hard on him. He can be anyone you wanna imagine. (preferably for me I’d say he’s dark haired and blue eyed but that’s my own preference *wink wink*.) the guy immediately recognises Dean. There goes the FBI cover story. Dean is completely taken back by this guy and gets kinda goofy around him much to Sam’s surprise and amusement. The guy (we’ll call him Jake) is really happy to see Dean and starts talking about how long it’s been and how he thought he’d never see him again after Dean left town. There is clearly a back story here hence why we get a nice close up shot of Dean’s face looking all sad and reminiscing before we cut to…
Young Dean, about 17 years old (played by Dylan Everett of course) is in the town with his dad and Sam whilst his dad deals with another hunt and he is skipping school. Through some consequence or another, Dean meets the younger version of Jake and they become friends.
Throughout the episode, the story skips between the past and the present showing just how close Dean and Jake became as teenagers, though the subtext is obvious, the audience is still completely oblivious and thinks they are just friends. In the present time, Dean is obviously awkward around Jake and Sam continuously teases him and tries to get more info out of him about him and Jake’s past, since Dean never mentioned him to Sam. Jake outs himself as gay/bi pretty early in the episode in a similar way to how Jenna did in 11x02. It is never focused on, just mentioned in a passing comment about his “ex boyfriend” or something. No one even raises an eyebrow of course.
Jake either already knows they are hunters (maybe his family were the victims of whatever John was hunting in the past) or maybe he only found out now because he was a witness to the present day monster (or maybe the two monsters are connected who knows) but Jake is determined to help the boys in the case in present day. This leads to him getting hurt bad (maybe he dies but I hate that trope with a passion so since this is my story and not Bucklemmings the gay guy LIVES.) Dean is pretty broken up about it. He goes on about never bringing people with them into the hunt and how dangerous their lives are and this is why they can’t have relationships. Sam raises his eyebrows but doesn’t say anything. The Drs confirm that Jake will be okay but he is sleeping and Dean can’t deal with it. He leaves the hospital with Sam on his heel and gets into the Impala.
Sam asks why they are leaving? doesn’t Dean wanna say goodbye to his friend?
Dean just shakes his head. They ganked the monster but someone got hurt once again. Its best if Jake just forgets he ever met Dean Winchester.
We cut back to the past. Dean is upset that he has to leave another town, another school, because his dad is taking him away again. Jake comes running up to him asking him whats wrong? that its okay because they can just meet up again? He can get a bus and visit Dean where he is moving to. But Jake of course doesn’t understand Dean’s life and it just makes him more upset. The two boys hug and when they pull apart Dean takes the initiative. He kisses him. There is no ambiguity about it. It is innocent and sweet and in no way platonic. The boys relationship was more than friendship all along. When they pull apart Dean tells Jake he will miss him and then he leaves. Young Jake is left watching as young Dean walks away from him.
We cut back to present day Dean. Sitting behind the wheel of the impala clenching his jaw. He doesn’t say anything but Sam just looks at him with a sort of pity. Sam may not know the details of what happened between them like we as the audience do, but he knows something, because Sam always knows. The impala drives off into the night and we cut to credits.
In the next episode everything is exactly has it always has been, Cas is in the next episode and acts as he always does. Nothing else is different, but suddenly the audience has a different perspective on everything they see. Because you see, Dean Winchester kissed a boy when he was 17, and therefore Dean Winchester has been bisexual all along. Nothing has changed, and yet everything has.