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08 November 2007 @ 10:22 pm
Nobody messes with the Impala....  

So my initial thoughts is that it wasn't as exciting as I thought this episode was going to be, it pretty much fleshed out Bela's character, as vague as possible mind you, and her connections with Dean and Sam. They keep crossing paths with her, which makes me wonder why they haven't been crossing paths with her before this or even knew about whatever business she's dealing with. I don't know, still trying to understand where this all fits into this season.

As for the Ghost Ship plot, I quite enjoyed the mythology of it but again this wasn't the central point of the episode. The beginning though, with the girl taking the shower then getting drowned by the spirit of the angry brother from the ship...yeah. See, I love taking showers and this kind of made me, well, not want to take one. At least not until tomorrow; it seemed very Psycho, mixed with the spiders coming out from the showerhead from the first season episode "Bugs". Not exactly comforting, but hey this is Supernatural. If nothing they do is scaring you, they're doing it wrong. I found the drowning by choking on water very terrifying, and that cemetery scene was quite interesting (though really, how did Sam manage to read the incantation from the book as it was getting soaked? Sam: The Boy King and Super Reader!)

Bela Lugose. I'm still uncertain about her character. Obviously they're making her seriously damaged, revealing that something terrible has happened in her life, like killing someone from her own family for instance. She seems like a possible redeemable character from her smug personality, though only when her life is in danger. I have to give her props though, she's convincingly cunning and does have style, but she's basically someone's lapdog. She has a paying job, she does whatever they tell her to do and she'll do it. So money is her weakness, and she doesn't care what she does as long as the act of business is completed and she collects her reward. I do wonder who she works for though, what they plan on using those artifacts for or if it's just a simple paranormal black market. It would be interesting if some of the items she collects and sells to her boss are being shipped to the Demon Army, either intentionally or unintentionally, could go either way. Now that would be something. As for the possible setting up relationship with Dean, they're quite damaged individuals though I only see them as mortal enemies at this moment. He hates her, she finds it amusing. It can become something or maybe nothing at all.

I don't know, I'm still Team Ruby all the way. Bela has yet to grow on me as a character. But I am interested in her past and whatever she does for a living and who she works for. I also like the symbolism here: Sam meets Ruby, dislikes that she's a demon but is willing to help him anyway for her own intentions, where Dean meets Bela and he doesn't like her one bit but she's able to work with them, only for personal gain on her part of the job of course.

The whole Sam and the elderly lady thing was...kind of uncomfortably funny. Though Sam and Dean still look mighty fine in a tux, bow-tie and all. Bela's reaction to Dean all fancied up was interesting...and her comment on having "angry sex" with him, and Dean's "stop objectifying me". Hee! Oh, Dean.

Oh, and NOBODY MESSES WITH THE IMPALA! That's one thing that even if Bela starts being on my Like List, I will never forgive. She nearly gave Dean a freaking heart attack, like literally, he was hyperventilating. Seriously, the Metallicar is off limits.

Regarding Dean and Sam arguing about the Crossroads Demon and Dean's shortened life expectancy, their argument in the car in the beginning was precisely the kind of conversation I had predicted would happen. Dean being all "after I specifically asked you not to do that!" and Sam defending himself with "it's what I had to do!" Almost exactly how I pictured it would go. Of course the end, Sam being all befuddled over Dean's lack of worry of dying and being sent to Hell. While it's nice they're talking about it (or arguing, bitching and shouting at each other really) I'd like to see more of action being taken place than that. I don't want every episode to touch on that very subject. Ruby should get more involved with this I think, and Bobby too. Two people I missed dearly in this episode. Also, I kind of want more of the Demon Army and this big ass war that's coming.

Next week: GORDON COMES AFTER SAMMY, OH NOES! That preview was sinister, like whoa. Gordon scares the beegesus out of me, he's badass to the extreme.
 
 
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Tracy: Deanalexwhitman25 on November 9th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
I was a bit disappointed in the ship stuff too - I wish it would have played a bigger part and had more tension to it.

At this point, I'm not a Bela fan. I get what they are trying to do with her, but it isn't working for me. I know the death thing is going to be something that really wasn't her fault/she had no choice and that is why she is all damaged and callous. But I just don't like the parallels they are trying to set up between her and Dean - although to me Dean is a much better person than her. And I don't think Dean needs a girl similar to him, if anything he needs someone different that will complement him. *sigh*

And then there is Ruby, who I totally miss and need more of. Her character works for me - she is different than anything we have seen yet. Why does Sam get all the awesome love interests/girls to play off of?

Renéerogueslayer452 on November 9th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the parallels between her and Dean just shouldn't be there. I felt they were trying to make Bela seem sympathetic. Well they got my interest at what she'd done, but not really feeling sorry for her character. She has another vendetta, she plays the Winchesters from time to time. You're right, Dean is definitely a better person than her, and I disliked that she compared them to serial killers. What does that make her then? At least they save people.

I love Ruby. I think it's because she's mysterious and a demon and doesn't have any illusions or pretends to be someone she isn't. There's no game with her, and it makes for an interesting case because she IS a demon and is helping Sam in particular. It's different, and it's intriguing and that's what I love about Ruby. Bela, on the other hand, I don't even know.
Tracyalexwhitman25 on November 9th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
I felt they were trying to make Bela seem sympathetic.
And oddly, that was when I knew I didn't like her. It's such a cliche character route. She couldn't have just been a callous, greedy thief for the fun of it or because she enjoyed it? She has to have some tragedy in her background that made her this way? Grrr... And you are so right about Ruby - the conflict of her being a demon, but helping the boys for whatever her reason is what makes her so interesting. It's something different.