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19 May 2007 @ 02:24 pm
Now THAT'S how you do a season finale  
The Supernatural season 2 finale? Pretty much rocked from start to end. I seriously can't think of one thing about it I would change.

- Had a big fangirl moment when they started playing Dean's song at the beginning for the montage.

- Dean and Bobby have such a great relationship together. Bobby always seems kind of like a favourite uncle or something. I always get slightly worried that they're going to kill him off in order to up the drama so I'm glad he's still alive and kicking. The two main scenes - one where he's trying to get Dean to bury Sam's body and the second where he finds out what Dean's done were so strong. Particularly the second one. Bobby was so angry at him which is a great contrast for his character. He also seems to understand Dean very well. He obviously feels a great deal of responsibility for the boys.

- Out of the Roadhouse trio I've always liked Ash (RIP) and Ellen so I'm glad she at least survived. Makes me wonder what her role will be next season now (if she's in it at all). I would like to see more of her, although the less we seeing of her rather whiny and irritating daughter the better.

- Jensen Ackles breaks my heart. The scene where he's talking to Sam, asking what he should do...Just...wow...

- I'm glad they've wrapped up the YED storyline. If you spread these things about over too long it lessens the effectiveness of them. They've managed to do away with a lot of the original premise of the show in some way and yet they've still kept a strong story which is clever stuff.

- John. Oh my John. I do have a huge soft spot for Winchester Snr and I loved that he had his role to play. Climbed out of hell, helped save his boys and helped bring down the demon. Rest very much in peace. Hope they find a way to have JDM guest star again at some point though because the father/son stuff is so well written.

- The non-cliffhanger was such a relief. Cliffhangers piss me off a lot of the time and they feel like a cheap thing to do at the end of every season. I don't like seeing half of a story and then having to wait months for the rest.  I liked that they both tied it up and left it open. They've set up a new premise (Sam's turn to save Dean now, demons loose everywhere and a small doubt over whether or not Sam is 100% himself) and opened a whole new bunch of possibilities. Season 3 is certainly something to look forward to.

All in all, very, very awesome.
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
Purpleyin/Hans: beliefmissyvortexdv on May 19th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
LOL, I'm starting to get the impression I'm one of the few who actually like Jo...
doylefan22doylefan22 on May 20th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
See I like a lot of the other girls they've had on the show - Sarah, Ava etc - but Jo just always seems a bit Mary Sue to me. I'm glad they didn't go with the original plan and make her Dean's girl because there really was no chemistry between them. Not sexually anyway. It was more a brother/sister thing.
Purpleyin/Hans: beliefmissyvortexdv on May 20th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
Only vaguely in that ep where she wanted to help them. I admit she sometimes seems immature but that's fair since not everyone in the universe is gonna be gun hardened hunters from the start and not knowing how young she is I'm presuming she's fairly young, like 17-19. I wouldn't mind Dean/Jo eventually, after she's grown up more but the question is was there no chemistry between the actors at all or was it acted so it came off that way (if that's even possible)?

I'd like to see Jo again next season. I presume she's gotta hear about the roadhouse or Ellen might need some support after what happened.
doylefan22doylefan22 on May 20th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)
According to what I've read Jo's actually meant to be around 22/23 - which makes sense because to plan to have 27 year old Dean get together with a girl ten years his junior would have been a little creepy. She does come across as much younger than this though.

They had planned to have Jo as a girlfriend for Dean but apparently changed their minds when they saw the scenes of the two of them together and saw that they just didn't fit. Which suits me fine because as I said I've only ever got huge brother/sister vibes off of them but nothing else.

The writers can do relationships between one of the brother's and a girl (Sam and Sarah is a particular favourite of mine) but many seemed to agree that the way Jo was portrayed she just isn't right for Dean. I kind of respect the writer's honesty with that too - it shows that they really care about getting these characters right and aren't going to plough ahead with an idea if they come to realise it isn't working.

Kripke said he took on board many of the opinions he was hearing about the whole roadhouse storyline and he was appreciative of hearing what people thought worked and what they didn't. That's why the roadhouse stuff took much of a back burner in the second half of the season. He always seems to be a top guy when I read interviews with him and he does really care what the fans think.

I think we will be seeing Jo pop up again at some point - particularly as I think they may bring up the issue of how her dad died again - but I can't see her playing a big role. There's many other character's (like Gordon and Henricksen) who people want to see more of too. And of course everyone's favourite Bobby :)

Purpleyin/Hans: notfanficmissyvortexdv on May 20th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
Really? I didn't get the vibe either she or Dean were that old (should know better, I usually pay a lot of attention to timelines and ages on shows)

Shame the roadhouse got played down as I rather liked what could be done with that. I do hope we see more of Ellen, and definitely her husband's death needs a little more explaining.

I wonder if they're going to delve into Colt more because personally I wondered what made him do all that stuff, useful as the gun and the devils trap were. Curious if the past and Colt could in any intersect with their family...
doylefan22doylefan22 on May 20th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
Well Dean does say in episode that he's 26... :D

And I said I do like Ellen's character. She's multi-dimensioned and interesting. It is a pity they got rid of Ash too because he was a lot of fun. I always wondered as well if there'd been something between John and Ellen so I wouldn't be surprised if something like that came up as a plot in the future.

I wonder if they'll go more into the Colt stuff too. I assume he was a hunter but there must be more to it...