Cas is back. Jack’s gone. Cowboys. All good. Let’s talk about that, because I have a few issues.
1) Dean didn’t really question Cas all that much.
This isn’t a bad thing, but it’s definitely weird. We see an obvious shift with Dean once Cas is back. Sam’s “I don’t even know what to say” followed by Dean’s “I do” and hug was sort of unexpected. He even started welcoming Jack–more than ep. 4–when Cas came back. It was, in my opinion, a bit obvious that he shifted his feelings toward Jack to which it almost felt like Dean saw Jack as Castiel from late season 4. Or maybe it was just a coincidence and he’d warmed up to the kid before then, I don’t know. But this leads me to my next point.
2) Cas is…different? Or is he?
It’s been driving me crazy!
The hugs? Guys, the hugs. They were…lacking. Maybe it’s just me but…
Dean was gone for less than a day and this hug was better than the hugs in this episode!
I’m not saying there’s no love in it, it just didn’t…flow. Like it was more of a “Good to see you again” hug rather than a “you were dead and I spent 5 episodes not being okay with it” or even a “you were dead and the guy taking care of me hated me and I hurt people and you were supposed to be there and you weren’t.”
Also, he’s just sort of…chill? Like the episode was everything we wanted, especially from Cas, but it all felt too soon to me. I think he needed more than the first 10 minutes of the episode to adjust. Or maybe him only needing the first few minutes means something.
It honestly just felt like everything was too easy for Cas and they weren’t explaining why.
3) Diversifying the episode’s runtime
This was my biggest issue with the episode.
Again, I liked everything in the episode but it was given in a way that didn’t really make sense to me.
They spent the first 4 minutes of the episode with backstory and the case set-up, and by the 10-minute mark, Cas’s return was basically settled. And then the whole 2nd half of the episode was dedicated to finishing up the case and bringing Jack home.
Don’t get me wrong I loved what they did with Jack. It really gave you the feeling of “Everything’s fine–Oh no it’s not!” It also gives you that great frustration of getting Cas back and then losing Jack.
But just because Cas coming back and Jack leaving are both important, doesn’t mean they need the same amount of screentime.
The things they said to Jack in the car and the things they said to him back at the bunker felt like the same dialogue, it didn’t need to be rehashed.
Cas’s scenes, however, needed more time to settle. That was the whole point of him coming back! He needed to adjust, he needed to see Dean’s spirits rise, he needed to have conversations with Jack–more than one and more than just about what Jack did wrong. He needed to talk to Sam, he needed to be contemplated, he needed space, he needed time. They didn’t have enough time, and that’s what wrecked the scene for me.
I also think what would’ve helped is NO CASE. Jack finding his first case is a big and important moment, but the case itself was so unnecessary. It would have been cuter, better, if they went there, had no case, said f*ck it, and just had a good time playing cowboy. Did Jack really need a real case to accidentally hurt someone?
And I was so upset when Dean didn’t go with them back to the bunker! Because of the case, he had to stay behind and it prolonged the Jack scenes even more because they had to wait for Dean. I just…I think it got in the way too much.
4) Dean/Cas and Jack/Cas scenes were epic
“I’m your huckleberry.”
What. The. Hell.
They did such a good job with that! In this episode you really did get to see the old dynamic between Cas and Dean, and even hints at some B-T-S stuff.
Dean made Cas watch Tombstone.
Dean made Cas wear a cowboy hat.
Cas remembered lines from Tombstone and the voice.
Cas knows how much Dean likes cowboys.
Cas knows Dean’s a violent sleeper.
IT WAS SO GOOD.
Jack and Cas scenes were amazing too! Jack was honesty like a boy who just got back from his field trip and wants to tell his parents everything.
And they had such great heart to heart scenes! Not to mention the “I don’t sleep much” “Well I don’t sleep at all” sequence. OH MAN.
Point is, this episode had great stuff…it just didn’t really flow the way it should have.
It’s over… Belle finds out Lachlan slept with a prostitute!
Having got wind of Lachlan’s bad behaviour, Aaron storms off and tells Belle. She reels as she learns her boyfriend has almost harmed his baby cousin Seb, and that he slept with a prostitute on his birthday! Suffice to say, their relationship is over. Later, Lachlan leaves Belle a voicemail saying ‘goodbye’ before picking up an electric drill, clearly intending to use it… What’s he planning to do?
Cain looks after his baby son Isaac for the day. His ex-wife Moira’s relieved to have some space from their newborn child but Cain’s on edge and snaps when Harriet voices her concern.
Wanting to spend time with her kids, Debbie turns down a lunch date with her richo boyfriend Tom, who’s not happy about being side-lined.
Tuesday 21 November
Caught out! Rebecca is on to scheming Robert in Emmerdale
The colour drains from Robert’s face when Rebecca tells him she’s just seen something which has led her to work out he’s been scamming her family. Panicked, Robert is trying to claw together an explanation to save himself when Chrissie bursts in, saying she thinks her son Lachlan has killed himself…
At Jacob’s Fold, Debbie’s new pad, a delivery arrives. It’s a set of furniture – a gift from Debbie’s rich boyfriend Tom. Seeing as he’s already bought her the house, which the independent mum wasn’t happy about, the gesture doesn’t go down well.
Struggling mum Moira admits that losing her daughter Holly, who died of a drugs overdose, has left her in constant fear that her baby son Isaac will be taken from her, too.
Wednesday 22 November
Debbie’s chuffed when new man Tom wows the Dingles
Given her messy romantic history, Debbie has taken it super-slow with new man Tom. Since splitting with Ross, she’s spent ages getting herself back on an even keel, focussing on her kids Sarah and Jack. But her romance with Tom has been hotting up and the time has come to intro her new man to her family. The Dingles aren’t the easiest crowd and given that Tom has got such a different background to hers, Debbie’s worried about it. But she needn’t. Tom wows them all. Win!
At Home Farm there’s still no sign of Lachlan and his mum Chrissie is going out of her mind. Rebecca tries to comfort her sister, who’s becoming more and more convinced her son Lucky has taken his own life.
Leyla lends Pete a shoulder to cry on. He’s desperately missing his little brother Finn. Can Leyla reassure Pete he couldn’t have done anything to save him? Is there something Pete isn’t telling his ex?
Thursday 23 November
Debbie panics Sarah has been killed when she is involved in a horrible accident
Debbie flies into a panic when Tom takes her daughter Sarah out quadbiking and there’s an accident. It’s bad. Sarah has been knocked unconscious, leaving Debbie fearing the worst for her child.
Elsewhere in the village, another mum is in crisis. Lachlan still hasn’t showed up and fraught Chrissie is trying to put on a brave face. But Rebecca and Lawrence aren’t fooled by her act.
Bernice breaks out in hives when Jimmy and Nicola start spending the cash they hoodwinked from dead Mrs Dumphreys. Having never felt right about taking the old lady’s winnings after her shock death in the salon, Bernice is sure the money is cursed.
:::: Episode 2 ::::
While Nicola and Jimmy have earmarked all sorts of things they’d like to splash Mrs Dumphreys’ cash on, Bernice feels sick at the thought. The salon owner has never been comfortable with taking money from the OAP – who died in the salon after a big win on the horses – even though Nicola and Jimmy have done their best to justify it. The guilt becomes literally written all over Bernice’s face as she comes out in hives because of the stress of it all!
Following the quad-biking accident, Sarah comes round and is distressed to find herself in hospital.
At Home Farm, Chrissie beats herself up about her son Lachlan, who hasn’t been seen for days. The mum is convinced he’s taken his own life and feels responsible.
Friday 24 November
It’s a fix… Bernice rigs a raffle to right a wrong in Emmerdale
At the salon, Bernice has a plan. She wants shot of dead Mrs Dumphreys’ money and has decided a rigged raffle is the best way to get it to its rightful owner. But who is that person? And why, when it’s all ready to go, does Bernice pipe up with another suggestion at the eleventh hour?
Lachlan is still missing and Chrissie, who believes her son has taken his own life, is a woman on the edge. Gerry proves he has a heart when he starts to feel guilty about the situation.
Bob finds himself in a deep hole when he realises he’s forgotten Brenda’s birthday. Can he rectify things?
hello im here to provide some of that sweet trans girl pidge evidence from season 4
firstly this scene
what i got from this was that ‘pidge’ is most likely a childhood nickname of her birth name and therefore she hates when matt (who probably made it up) calls her it
but because she loves her brother so much and misses him when he leaves for the garrison, she’s come to have a fond association when she hears that name as opposed to the negative one she used to have before he left, so she uses it again
and then this scene
this is the second time that someone’s referred to pidge as a ‘he’ (s1 when she gets into the garrison) because! she’s trans and doesnt always pass thanks for coming to my ted talk
anyway pidge is a trans girl and you can pry these facts from my cold dead hands