Creeptastic episode this way, the dealing with the monster that technically isn't the normal kind of monster but is still a monster anyway; organ-stealing, maggots, eyeball-almost-plucking-out, the mentionings of the ice in the bathtub with the liver missing. Oh yeah, gruesome and fun stuff.
Here's my outstanding issue with the Bela Talbot storyline. As I kept saying I've tried giving her a chance like I do with most new characters, but for some reason she rubbed me the wrong way and something about her character arc bothered me. She didn't fit well with the boys or what was going on, and often was used as being a pain for them and having her outsmart them every single time had gotten annoying pretty quickly.
Her backstory, or her "sob story" as I predicted they would pull on us, provided nothing more than to add to her title as bitch. Granted they tried to angle it as that she was the victim (the implication that her father had sexually/physically abused her with her mother doing absolutely nothing to stop it, her being a naive little girl making a deal for it to stop, etc.) but that really doesn't excuse her behavior for this entire season, and I found those flashbacks completely unnecessary to give and I rolled my eyes at it. Plus we have no idea why she despises hunters so much, how or why she'd gotten into the underground trading business unlike all other people who made deals just lived their lives. She could've become the richest woman in the world doing whatever she wanted, and instead she became a lying thief. On top of that, played Dean and Sam like fools when they really truly could've helped her, plus stealing the Colt. Great job at digging the hole deeper for you there, Bela.
I felt this episode tried to explain her character in the limited amount of time she had so audiences could get a glimpse of why she'd been in this season from the beginning, when she really should've fleshed her out more in the first place. Her character was poorly executed, which is a pity because had to planned it out better I would've liked to have seen where this trading business went to. That bit was at least interesting, because it seems like the paranormal black market might be something of good use for the Winchesters.
Well, so long there Bela. Have fun in Hell, and I only wished we could've gotten to know you better without the constant annoyances of your character.
So it's been revealed that Lilith holds the deals. Wow, there's a shocker. Admittingly, that part was predictable, and what I really want to know though is where the freaking Colt is.
Though this makes for an interesting subject to touch on. Bela said that the Colt didn't make any difference because Lilith changed the matters of the deal, almost automatically. This has got me to thinking that perhaps a proposition could be made between Lilith and Dean or Lilith and Sam, judging if the Lilith versus Sam showdown allows Sam to save his brother. IDK, it's all OMG DEAN DON'T DIE and with Lilith so gung-ho on having Sam dead. I'm thinking there's going to be a huge thing between her and Sam and perhaps with the motivation for Dean's time almost being up that'll get Sam to go all "Dark Side" with his Boy King identity, or something along those lines.
Speaking of which, I don't know if anyone else noticed but when Dean mentioned the whole "black and white" issue concerning human versus monster Sam's little reaction to that. I mean, I'm pretty sure he hasn't told Dean about what the YED showed him about him having demon blood inside of him. But....I'm not sure if that's just me overanalyzing that scene or what.
I'm not even sure why Sam even suggested that they zombify Dean for immortality sake. That seems rather extreme just to save Dean, but in a way it makes sense. From the last episode of Dean believing that the phone call was his father's voice from the other side to this, both brothers are in deep desperation. This has me really scared about what's going to happen in the finale, if that desparation is going to hit an all-time high that one of them is going to do something they'll regret to save the other. This has me wishing that Sam would get in touch with his Boy King psychic instincts, not only to find an alternative way to save Dean but to also beat Lilith at her own game. It also seems that if Lilith isn't taken down by this season, that it'll be extended to next season which might become the Ultimate Battle Season. Because all this season it was about them preparing for this demon war but we haven't gotten much other than a few bits and pieces and in "Jus In Bello".
Also, boys WHY do you keep SEPARATING from each other? Haven't you both learned that's a danger sign for bad luck? Sheesh. Oh boys. *shakes head*
Dean's like me -- I can eat while looking at mutilated dead bodies. No seriously, I do this all the time while watching reruns of CSI, Bones or anything else with that gross-factor. Nobody gets between me and mah foods, yo. Hee.
But yeah, this episode had zombie!man, maggots, entrails, insane-torture-bondage, BOBBY FTMFW!!!!, Bela dying, Dean's year running out, hermit!hunter. All it was missing was Ruby, which OMG I WANTS MAH RUBY NAO DAMMIT. Let's just hope that the promo pics about the finale are what I think they are.
My thoughts are all disjointed at the moment because, with the finale coming up, I'm thinking about how things could and/or should go down and how everything might get settled or crushed in that final hour. IDK. I'll write more when I think of it.