I'll admit right now that I haven't seen the full episode, I couldn't find a decent download last night and the ones I tried kept timing out on me for whatever reason. Going to try again later today, but I have seen all of Misha's scenes, thanks to the lovely people on the Internet/Tumblr who uploaded them. And can I just say, watching them, I was blown away by his performance. I think the most notably part was his very last scene, which I can honestly say that even though I knew what was coming it still affected me. The sheer emotion that came out of him at the end, I swear it was simply the most amazing yet heartbreaking things to watch. I don't think anyone was emotionally prepared for that ending with him.....
WHEN YOU CRY MISHA THE WHOLE WORLD CRIES, OKAY? JUST DAMMIT MISHA WHY DID YOU HAVE TO DO THIS TO ME? I CAN'T HANDLE THIS. ;____;
Of course the entire time watching his scenes I couldn't help but make parallels between Castiel's situation -- and already people have been making manips and things to match what happened/going to happen/what they wish would happen on Supernatural, more specifically between Dean and Cas and Dean forgiving him and everything being alright again. Because that's all Dylan here wanted, was forgiveness. He had tried moving on, but he still hadn't because of all that guilt, and when Bridget (still as Siobhan) went by his new life to give him that forgiveness, realizing that there just needed to be peace in both their lives after what happened. Sometimes that's all one needs, is forgiveness, a sense of peace. And in a sense it was a slight catharsis, not a while lot mind you, but if there isn't going to be a scene equivalent to this on SPN, I'll take whatever I can get elsewhere and apply it to my own headcanon, thanks.
Overall, Misha was simply fantastic. He and SMG acted off each other very nicely, you could see the levels of tension from their characters and that last scene when she is forgiving him, all that tension just washing away. Just proving yet again just how phenomenal Misha is with his acting. ♥
According to certain sources, last night's episode brought the ratings up, not by a whole lot mind you but it's something. Better to be going up a little instead of down or remaining in a standstill.