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13 May 2010 @ 09:38 pm
Supernatural Season Finale  
I should send roses to Kripke, but I'm pretty sure he knows.

Some people will love this, some people will hate it. Chuck/Kripke/God. Jared got his death scene. Dean got a family. Sam got to be grown up. My much adored Impala wasn't the beloved character. There was Wayward Son.

I'm still processing, but I think this is as good a season/series finale as I've ever seen.

Fall premieres are a long way away.
 
 
 
Vanilla  ... Spiked with Slivovitzjenna_thorn on May 14th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
Himself in the first three lines said, "Oh look honey, someone else loves teh Impala as much as you do" and then even More

this one felt very much like a series ender for me, though, and then they corkscrewed out room to start up again next fall.

Dean did not look happy or fulfilled spooning out mashed potatoes. He is not a tame lion and three months of playing daddy and mowing the lawn and grilling steaks in the back yard and hearing calls he won't let himself answer is going to make him miserqable, I bet. We'll see if I'm right in september.
beadslutbeadslut on May 14th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
First words out of my mouth? "Jesus, they're killing the Impala?"

I want to hug Kripke to pieces for being a little Mary Sue, and it's his Swan Song, after all, not Show's.

I'm with you in another thread. It's peace. If Dean had freedom, from a promise he didn't actually make, he'd be doing something about Sam. Even though it appears to me that Some One already did.

Sam put the choke chain on Team Free Will, to preserve the Peace.

I do need to know whose Mary Sue Lisa is, please.

Inspired choice of music in Rock of Ages, don'tcha think?
Vanilla  ... Spiked with Slivovitz: Impala by Beadslutjenna_thorn on May 14th, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
Himself was teasing me about the Impala - I need to go back and find that first supernatural post four years ago.

Lisa = Sera. But she's smart enough to know not Dean.

In September I want to see Dean talk to Ben, to say, "I can't be a father; I don't know how." Because he's going to spend three months trying to be Ward Cleaver for Sammy's sake, and it's not going to work.

We rolled.
beadslutbeadslut on May 14th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
Elaborate, please on
Lisa = Sera. But she's smart enough to know not Dean.

So's you know, that's the thing The Boy™ hates about the episode.

I actually love it more today than I did last night, and last night, I was enchanted.
Vanilla  ... Spiked with Slivovitz: Impala by Beadslutjenna_thorn on May 14th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
Dude, you mean I can't just throw random words at you (missing some, even *headdesk*) and have you magically pick up my thoughts? Sheesh.

If Chuck = Kripke (which I suspect is damn close if not spot on) then Sera = the normal chick who gets seduced, who gets rescued, who watches the boys, inspires (Dean), provides the audience for their heroics and is the {false} happy ever after.

Becky may be the fangirl representative, but Lisa and the art auction woman in the season one Bloody Mary episode who sleeps with Sam, they are the audience.

Passive audience (watching the show, being rescued) rather than active audience (Becky, interacting with the show, interfering or acting as catalyst, depending on the moment and how irritating you (generic, not Bea or Jenna) may personally find her).

Ruby, Bella, even Jo and Ellen, are actors (not "people playing roles, but actively engaged in the world, movers, not moved} and thus by definition, not audience.

So, Lisa = the goal, the happy ever after, the womanly embrace that is the hero's reward, the ring of roses.

But Sera knows (or I'm geving her credit for knowing, because I sure as hell know) that the brass ring that Lisa/Ben represents isn't Dean's brass ring. He's not equipped for it, he's never considered it, he's certainly never dreamed of it.

Lisa is what he's supposed to want, because doesn't everyone want a house with a yard and roses on the gate? So isn't that the perfect happy ending? It's what Bobby wanted, after all. It's what Sam wanted, the blonde wife with the short skirt and happy domesticity.

No, it isn't, not for Dean. He missed the memo about happy ever afters and so he's built his happy on being the hero, not being the dad.

Therefore, much in the say that Chuck (Kripke's avatar) is broken (superpowered defenders, psychic powers / alcoholism and physical weakness), Lisa as Sera's avatar is similarly wrong (the perfect woman / happy ending for a man who breaks fence posts to use as stakes).

beadslutbeadslut on May 14th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
Most of the time, but today I'm being precise about what I say. *pats you*

Oh, Chuck=Kripke=this universe's equivalent for god. I am absolutely certain of that.

Sera wrote
Dead in the Water - the one with Amy Acker.
Faith - the one with Julie Benz
Heart - the one with Emmanuelle Vaugier
The Kids are alright - introducing Lisa
Bloodlust - introducing the grey area with the 'vegetarian' vampires
Jus in Bello - Nancy the virgin
I know what you did last summer - introducing Anna

I think she's hit all the flavors of Mary Sue there are here at Chez Rationalization.

Just to clairfy, Sam doesn't sleep with Sara Blake, otherwise she'd be dead.

So, anyway, it's not what Dean wants, it's where Sam thinks Dean would be safe, and that's what he wants with all his heart. Star-crossed those two.