First impressions SPN 12x12
From now on, Davy Perez and Steve Yockey need to be writing all the eps together or alternating because they are fucking amazing at this. Dabb can get an episode in there too. Bucklemming can be shown the door (but that’s nothing new).
I loved the style of the episode. The Tarantino vibe suited the story perfectly. A big fat congrats to Richard Speight Jr. for his top-notch direction.
Loved the callbacks to some of the very first SPN lore: the Colt (yay! it’s back! but what will it be used on?) & introduction of the princes of hell (and clarification that Azazel was one)
The background on Crowley circa S6 was interesting! I like that it was Ramiel who basically handed the throne over to Crowley. He seemed to surprised to hear it was even an option for him.
This goes without saying but every single line from Cas was pure fucking gold. Please put Davy in the list of writers who know how to write Cas. His speech at the end fucking killed me. It was wonderful and perfect. Also, I am interpreting this to mean that Cas has finally accepted his place in the Winchester family. Sure, it’s not like his insecurities are going to disappear now, or that he will have no more doubts about where he belongs. It doesn’t work like that, it’ll take time. But if he truly didn’t feel like he belonged with them, like he was a Winchester, he would not have said that. I couldn’t be happier about this development.
Dean’s responses to Cas this entire episode were so….Words cannot describe. The whole thing with the waitress, which had Dean winking at Cas and smiling at him and shit. Dean running to Cas the moment they enter the barn while Sam talks to Mary. Dean’s expressions when he realises Cas is dying.
Also, Sam and Dean and Mary all deciding to stay and fight for Cas, though they realised their chances of survival were extremely low and that there was no guarantee they’d be able to save Cas was so touching and wonderful.
Mary NOT giving back the Colt and choosing to risk her boys and herself dying had me going “seriously??” I mean, that was shitty. Sam and Dean would not have hesitated to give it back to save the others…Why is she taking these risks?
Crowley saving Cas was great. Whatever you think about him, he comes through in a pinch. Thank fuck for that. I do think that Sam and Dean have been treating Crowley really shitty this entire season so far, and while I totally understand why, I think it might bite them in the ass later on…Already Lucifer is planting the seeds of doubt, betrayal and suspicion…
Well, we knew Lucifer wasn’t dead so I’m not surprised. Crowley is an idiot for keeping him anywhere in earshot, though. Also, that cage looks in NO WAY secure enough to hold Luci for long.
Okay I need to mention this separately and someone absolutely needs to gif this, but unless my eyes deceived me, when Sam and Dean pulled Cas up together (each with one hand - which was a great visual underlining the fact that Cas is family to them), Sam let go a hell of a lot faster than Dean. Really, I’m pretty sure Dean’s hand lingered juuuuuust a tad longer on Cas’s.
Overall: A+ fucking amazing episode loved every minute but will need to rewatch to catch all the stuff I missed.