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Supernatural 3.06 - Red Sky At Morning
I loved this episode, because the big bad this week was near and dear to my heart. I have a special fascination for the sea and all lore connected with it: mermaids, selkies, pirates, haunted lighthouses, and quaint fishing villages. The Fog is my favorite horror movie (the original for the story, the remake for the pretty). So the first glimpse of the ghost ship made me bounce in delight.

Right off, let me say that I like Bela. I think she's fun, I love the way she drives the boys crazy, and I'm fascinated with her little charms and artifacts. I look forward to finding out more about her. I also hate her with a passion, and want to smack her most of the time, but I think that's what they're going for here. So far Bela's been played for laughs, and this episode in particular was pretty silly at times, but that's fine with me. Jared and Jensen seem to have fun with the comic bits, and I think they're entertaining to watch. I don't need every episode drenched in emo angst, thank you very much.

The funny bits I loved? Dean hyperventilating when the Impala wasn't where he left it. Dean wanting to shoot Bela, and Sam telling him, "Not in public." Dean's reaction when Bela suggests they should have angry sex. Sam pointing out that Bela fooled him, not them. hee! Not so much? Gert pawing Sammy all night. Ewww.

I thought the ghost story was well done, and scary. I liked how they all found out different parts of the story, then put it all together to figure out a way out. The special effects were especially cool. The torrents of water pouring out of the second brother's mouth totally freaked me out! The little interlude where they stole the Hand of Glory, with the tuxes and the smooth music, was like a cute little homage to Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief. And I especially liked how this silly episode took a sharp turn towards the serious once Bela caught sight of the ghost ship herself. There was nothing funny about the boys confronting Bela about her hidden sins, or the final showdown with the spirit in the cemetery.

Oddly enough, the tuxes didn't do much for me. Jared in a suit or sport coat, however, makes me melt, and we've had that in four out of the last five episodes. Yum. Jensen I love best in Dean's usual garb: jeans, leather jacket, and those awful boots. He just looks so right that way.

I loved how Sam cited Great Expectations, and Dean had no idea what he was talking about. Sam knows books, and Dean knows movies.

Once again the show bookended the monster story with intense mythology scenes, and to great effect. It's getting so I brace myself every time they show the boys in the car, because I know something heavy is going down. At the top of the show, Dean confronts Sam about using the Colt on the Crossroads Demon, and Sam is completely defiant and unapologetic in the face of Dean's Daddy trip. I honestly thought JDM was back for a minute there! The remark about the incredibly evil cans was all Dean, though. hee!

Even in the middle of the show, the car talk broke my heart, when Sam said that lately he felt like he couldn't save anyone. Oh, Sammy.

Then, at the end, I was 100% with Sam. I wanted to smack Dean upside the head! He's such a dope sometimes. And then he just shuts down. I'm sorry, but he's kind of being an ass.

On a final note, sometimes I really wish this show were on cable. During these fights between the boys, when they're throwing around words like friggin' and crap and screw, I just think the scene would be way more effective if they could say what they really mean. Or at least film it twice, and put the unexpurgated version on the DVD. Sales would go up, I swear! :)

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whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: November 12th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dean asking Sam if he could shoot Bela, and Sam's reply was my favorite exchange of the episode. And I about fell off my couch when Gert was feeling up Sam.

I'm liking Bela, but I don't want them to make her into a heart-of-gold girl. Although, I'm OK with Dean thinking she is.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 12th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the way you think. One of the things I like about Bela is how she's so consistently selfish and untrustworthy! LOL! One part that kind of got to me, though, was when Dean said, "You're so damaged," just because Jensen has such amazing nuances he puts into his voice. He made it sound so tragic, for a second I really felt sorry for her.
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: November 12th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

And she was such a sorry sight all sopping wet. And being cuddled by Dean. Nope, not jealous at all.
ophelia_77 From: ophelia_77 Date: November 14th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi there! *waves* Thought I'd move off of Andie's journal and check out your review. And man it was spot on.

1)I'm with you on the sea lore, etc. I was so pumped for this episode. And, I just rewatched the remake of The Fog this weekend. What can I say, I needed the pretty! :)

2)I'm liking Bela too. *ducks the rotten fruit being thrown* I mean I don't like her but she adds some spice which is fun to watch. I like how Dean said he wanted to kill her and acted as if he didn't care if she died after she saw the ship UNTIL they were in the cemetery and then he was all "stay close." He just can't help being the hero can he? :)

3) About Dean in the car at the end. I don't think Dean is intentionally being an ass, I think he just can't verbalize his feelings to Sam. It would make them to real and he doesn't see the point. He honestly believes there is no way out and if he tries then either he fails or Sam ends up dead. Both options are too painful to consciously acknowledge so he uses anger and sarcasm to mask his other emotions and seemingly stay in control of the situation. But that's just my two cents! :)

Can't wait for this week. Gordon's always a good time but by now Sam has to be regretting not letting Dean kill him.

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 14th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi!! Thanks for dropping by!

1) I know a lot of people think the remake was really bad, but anything with Tom Welling in scruff and fisherman knit sweaters (and showers!) has my vote! :) I also think Tom did a good job - I think he's a better actor that people give him credit for.

2) I don't know why people have such violent reactions to Bela and Ruby. I think it's been interesting to see the boys play off some new characters, and it's not like they're in every episode. Bedtime Stories was just the boys, and I thought it seemed like more of a treat because we don't get that every week now.

You're so right about Dean. Even Sam looked a little shocked at how cold he was to Bela, but in the end he can't help himself, he has to save everyone.

3) You know, I'm right there with you that Dean is masking his pain, and using his behavior as a way to keep both Sam and the panic deep inside at arm's length. I actually talked about that in my review for The Magnificent Seven. I think I'm just getting impatient. :P He's beginning to sound a little bit like a martyr to me, and I just want Dean to fight back, already! :)

I wonder if that Kubrick guy will be back this week as well. I think even Gordon's a little scared of him. I know I am!
ophelia_77 From: ophelia_77 Date: November 15th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy Thursday to you! Boy this week flew by!

Tom was definitely not the bad part of that movie. I hand that trophy to Grace like we mentioned before. But then again I am partial to anything that gives me Welling wet! That shower scene was very...well...watchable (to put it mildly!)

I forgot about Kubrick. He's a dangerous type of crazy and his voice really accentuates it. He and Gordon are both such loose cannons and it would be fun to see them hunt together, even if they are hunting Sam.

I wonder if we get Bobby back this week? I miss him.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 15th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know Welling's beyond busy making Smallville, so he just crashes during the summer, but I would love to see him on the big screen again.

I miss Bobby too. I loved that story Jared told at the Con about Jim Beaver, where he was tickling his toes during a scene to try and make him mess up, and then Jim says to him, "What is wrong with you?" Can't you just see it? hee!
ophelia_77 From: ophelia_77 Date: November 16th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)
AGH! Kubrick IS back! You totally called it
ophelia_77 From: ophelia_77 Date: November 18th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey girl - good review. In puerto Rico this week so will comment more *coherently* when I get back! :)
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