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14 July 2010 @ 02:38 pm
Day 30: "Curled up in a ball, shaking and crying."  
Day 30 - Saddest character death

Gabriel's Sacrifice
5x19 "Hammer of the Gods", Supernatural

Just looking at this graphic makes me kinda weepy, ngl. ;___;

This just wasn't the saddest character death I've seen recently, but it's the most devastating death that has come from Supernatural that I actually cried legit tears for. As soon as we hit the commercial break, I was silently sobbing because I couldn't believe they killed him not one but twice in the same episode, and this last time was for real. I was in complete denial long after, and yet I knew it was true. Not only was I devastated, I was angry too. Like, they just introduced us to the fantastic reveal of the Trickster being Gabriel this passed season, and there's much to explore with this character and his motives and they could have turned it around where he ends up fighting alongside the boys and Castiel, but they didn't. They killed him before anything else about his character was fully examined and fleshed out, and I think had they had some episodes prior to this one to do that, I still would have been affected by it but it would have made sense and I wouldn't have been so angry afterward. But Gabriel's death seriously had me in a fit of emotions after this episode aired. I don't think I can watch this episode again without tearing up.

Nevertheless, the very scene itself was very well done by both Marksha and Richard Speight Jr. They acted the hell out of their moments together with this being their first and last scene ever on Supernatural. The emotions coming from both sides and what makes this scene incredibly effective wasn't just Gabriel's words to Lucifer, but how Lucifer reacted to killing his brother. He was actually crying at the end, okay? He didn't want to, and neither did Gabriel in fact, and in that final moment with Gabriel clutching Lucifer's arm and Lucifer cupping his brother's face was any indication of how much they loved each other as brothers. You could tell there was major history between them just from that alone, and it makes me sadder than before thinking about it. ;___;

My second saddest character death scene in this show would have to be Ellen and Jo's deaths, because it was so beautifully executed but heartbreaking all at once because I loved those two and seeing them go was utterly tragic. :(

Other Runner Ups: Tara's death in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, because it happened so quickly we didn't get a chance to register it until after it happened and it's just, so fucking sad. And can I also add the entirety of "The Body" too? Because Joyce was already dead, but that whole episode was dealing with handling that death in such a beautiful manner that it would be a crime to not mention it. That's one episode you have to watch once a year or something, it's that emotionally draining. Fred's death in Angel, and also even though it's from the movie, Wash and Sheppard Book's deaths are two that I'm still not entirely over. DAMN YOU JOSS, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD! *shakes fists*

Masterlist of COMPLETED days here.

Meme is now finished! I feel like doing another 30 days challenge because this was fun.

I really need to catch up on Warehouse 13, but I caught last night's episode and behold, Jewel Staite and Sean Maher were on it! It was like a Firefly reunion with the possible AU of what Simon and Kaylee would've been in the future together or something and just, d'awww. Such a shiny surprise, let me tell you. It me really hoping for more possibilities of cast reunions in this manner. \O/
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Renée: Castiel. Whumped :(rogueslayer452 on July 15th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
I didn't really think much about that until after Gabriel died, and the more I thought about it the more I realized that wow, this season just doesn't know where it's going and I had major worries about what was going to happen in the end, who was going to bite the dust next, etc. It made anticipating the last few episodes awful because I was dreading what was going to happen next. Out of all what happened this season, Gabriel's death still remains so painful for me because I loved him so much.

The thing that really kills me NOW, though, more than Gabriel even dying, is Lucifer's reaction to it. He just looks so heartbroken and regretful and UGH. :'(

OMG I KNOW RIGHT? JESUS CHRIST. The fact neither of them wanted to kill or even fight the other breaks me so much. They were brothers, they loved each other and in that scene it's so obvious of that. Just, omg. I wished it could have all been a fakeout. Like, there should have been some fighting with their swords (why do they have swords if they don't fight when them? That's always been my question...) and then Lucifer lets Gabriel go, like as a warning or something. That would have been nice.

I still wish we could have had more about the angels and their familial relationships, because that is much more interesting to me than the Winchester repeated issues bits. We could have gotten into this whole background thing with Lucifer and find a way of defeating him throughout the season instead of the last-minute add-ins.

...you should do the 30 Day Letter Writing Meme! The silly one where you write letters to dinosaurs and inanimate objects!

kaiyotekaiyote on July 15th, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
I really couldn't even enjoy the last couple episodes if for nothing else than the fact that I was SO worried about who was going to die, and if Bobby and Cas were going to be all right, and just what was going to happen. It was... ugh, unpleasant.

LUCIFER'S EXPRESSION JUST KILLS ME, SRSLY. I've been trying to finish this angelic family vid I've been working on for a couple of months and I was trying to put some clips from that scene into and I just could not do it. I couldn't even make it through the scene to find ones that would work because Lucifer's expression is just so heartbreaking. D:

I still wish we could have had more about the angels and their familial relationships, because that is much more interesting to me than the Winchester repeated issues bits

It really bums me out to think about the potential they wasted with not exploring the angelic family futher. I mean, who knows, they could delve deeper into that in season 6, but I kind of highly doubt it. (And also I don't think any angelic relationships will be more established than the ones we've already had on the show. Like Anna/Castiel/Uriel or Michael/Lucifer or Gabriel/Lucifer or even the split-second of Castiel/Gabriel that we got.)

Lol, yes! I've been meaning to do that meme, but I actually wanted to handwrite things and well... I couldn't find my pen, lol! Here's a list of the days if you're interested.
Renée: Castiel. Searching for answers.rogueslayer452 on July 15th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, and it's because of Gabriel and those last few episodes that I am really rethinking my position on the show in general. I've always stayed optimistic as a default but, from the direction and writing-standpoint of what's been happening on the show I don't know how I feel about it and where things are going. :/ Mostly because I fear them fucking characters up more than they have already, that is and the entire story.

It really bums me out to think about the potential they wasted with not exploring the angelic family futher. I mean, who knows, they could delve deeper into that in season 6, but I kind of highly doubt it.

They said that after the apocalypse they were going to be done with the angel stuff completely, but with Castiel returning and Gabriel possibly making a comeback I don't know now. I know absolutely nothing about the sixth season other than I don't know whether I want to watch it or not. :/ Which is why I keep putting out the concept of a spin-off with the angels, because you know there are shitloads of people in fandom that would watch that. Mostly if they were to include Castiel and his journey/mission that they neglected this season with his search for God. Because I feel like that could have been more epic than anything else, for real.

But yeah, we should have gotten more scenes between Castiel and Gabriel, I'm just saying. That would have been nice. Same with Castiel and Lucifer and even Castiel and Zachariah, because Zachariah was Castiel's former superior because he rebelled. I would have loved to have seen a Castiel/Zachariah smackdown or something. So many wasted opportunities with all these amazing characters. *shakes head*