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I've actually been quite looking forward to this episode! I can't say I wasn't nervous, but every time SPN does a meta episode I get hugely worried, and then I end up grudgingly enjoying it, so this time I tried (with some success) to skip the fretting and just do the enjoying. I did mostly enjoy it! It was the most insubstantial and mental episode we've had all season, and I was cringing SO MUCH in some bits (the bad acting bit. Oh god. Hilariously awful but TOO MUCH for my delicate sensibilities) that it can never ever be a favourite, but I was definitely left with smile and a feeling of awed disbelief (or disbelieving awe... I'm not sure) at just how bonkers SPN is willing to go with the meta. Sera Gamble has balls.

Here is what I took away from the episode, in no particular order:

• FINALLY they've given a female vessel to a formerly male angel. I have been longing for them to do that! New Raphael seemed extremely promising in the brief glimpse we got of her.

• I enjoyed seeing Genevieve! I find her ridonkulously gorgeous. I am increasingly convinced I am going to have to see her film at some point (and maybe get the poster with its giant image of her face) even though I have an inexplicable aversion to music industry films. For one thing, I find most female actresses tend to look better off SPN than they do on (I don't know why! Hair, make up and wardrobe are more used to men?) and I have to know what that is like.

• I also extra enjoyed Misha this week! I was shocked and dismayed when he was killed, because now he is dead forever in that reality. :(

• Everyone else dying was... weird. I kind of laughed, and then I kind of cringed. What was with that leaning guy?

• I think this episode would have been much MUCH harder to watch if it hadn't been so far removed from reality (for one thing, whoever wrote Misha's tweets into the script has clearly not spent much time reading his actual feed. Misha is darker, madder and way more interested in world leaders than J2. But I digress). Having it be set in bizzarro world made it all less skeevy than I expected. I had a weird fear of them recreating someone's actual house or rapport, but instead it was mad and silly and therefore not awkward at all. Well done SPN! You walk the thin and crazy line you drew for yourself well.

The only really important thing to note about this episode, and no it's not all that angelic weaponry blah blah blah blah, was that Sam and Dean wanted to go home TO BE BROTHERS. :D :D :D

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Date: 2011-02-28 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shoofus.livejournal.com
brothers...that felt like the best moment in the ep, hands down

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Date: 2011-02-28 08:29 am (UTC)
ext_29993: (Brotherly Hug Attack!)
From: [identity profile] persuna.livejournal.com

Definitely! I mean, I laughed in other moments, but that was the only meaningful moment all ep.

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Date: 2011-02-28 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saltnburnbaby.livejournal.com
SO far removed from reality. It was INSANE. Which is why, despite my worries, I actually really loved it. So funny. Seriously. BUT THEY KILLED MISHA! O.o
Also, I can't believe that some people actually took the messsage from this eppie, that the Js aren't talking and pissed off with each other. O.o Really, people? Reality check much?

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Date: 2011-02-28 08:29 am (UTC)
ext_29993: (Default)
From: [identity profile] persuna.livejournal.com

Dude. People are thinking that? *headdesk* Clearly Show must have spent all these years paying absolutely everyone ever involved in the show extra to rave about how great the atmosphere on set is only to blow the secret on a random comedy episode. And J2 really are rich assholes with narcissistic houses. And Jared has an alpaca in his garden... okay, there is a small chance Jared may actually have an alpaca in his garden. I hope.

*sniff* I am sad about them killing Misha.

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Date: 2011-02-28 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saltnburnbaby.livejournal.com
Oh god. Misha dying was like O.o NOOOOOOOOOOOOES!! *flail*
But yeah, people are actually rumouring about the Js not talking. For ral. *head!desk*

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Date: 2011-02-28 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] de-nugis.livejournal.com
Brothers who talk to each other. In some ways it's sad, how modest that is as a good thing to outweigh their horrible lives, but then you realize that it kind of literally is worth the world to them in this episode.

In other news, I have developed an alpaca fetish. They are very cute. Clearly I need to flee my urban lifestyle and live somewhere where I can have alpacas.

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Date: 2011-02-28 08:32 am (UTC)
ext_29993: (Brothers heart hugs)
From: [identity profile] persuna.livejournal.com
Hey, "to wake up every morning and save the world, to have a brother who would die for you" is pretty damn amazing when you think about it. ♥ Er, I still wouldn't swap.

Right? They really are the greenest animal. I googled it.

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Date: 2011-02-28 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abrakadabrah.livejournal.com
They really are the greenest animal. I googled it.

LOL. What does that even mean?

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Date: 2011-02-28 01:15 pm (UTC)
ext_29993: (Kitteh!)
From: [identity profile] persuna.livejournal.com
Precisely why I googled it! Their greenery starts with their delicate, non-plant-crushing feet and just continues from there.

http://knol.google.com/k/anonymous/the-green-alpaca/e0amrvtluylx/2#

Also, they don't moo or bleat, they hum. I quite want one.

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