Thursday, 19 October 2017

sweetondean's Light on Spoilers, Heavy on Squee Preview of Supernatural 13x02 "The Rising Son"




Welcome to the second preview of season 13!



Yes, we got through the first episode of season 13...we probably cried...but we MADE IT! Unlike Cas, Crowley and Rowena. Too soon?



Okay...where did the premiere episode leave us?


THEN

The devil's kid is a streaker.
The angels want him.
God's not listening.
Dean's sad.
Sam's optimistic.
That sheriff is never going to sleep again.
Hash browns are basically fries.


NOW

Parenting Satan's Child: How to Raise the Devil's Spawn and Survive.




Yes...Jack Morningstar has moved into the bunker with Sam and Dean... who are now insta-parents...sorta.

Let's check out the synopsis...


The Rising Son

WHAT EVIL THIS WAY COMES… — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) begin to explore what Jack (Alexander Calvert) is capable of doing with his powers. An unexpected visit from Donatello (guest star Keith Szarbajka) alerts the boys to the fact that Jack will need more protection than the Winchesters can provide. There is a new Prince of Hell in town, Asmodeus (guest star Jeffrey Vincent Parise), and with Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) out of the picture, he sets his sights set on Jack. The episode was directed by Thomas J. Wright and written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner (#1302).


Wow. A lot is going to happen in this episode! We have the Jack story, we have the Apocalypse world story, and we have the new Prince of Hell story. Crikey! It looks like it's full steam ahead into all the arcs of the first part of the season!

And everyone is after Jack. I wonder how long he will stay with the brothers before he moves on, or out, or gets nabbed.

Let's check out the promo...



So Jack gets inked up with some protection symbols - interesting. I wonder if Sam got reinked, is this when we see him get reinked?


(Tattoos are very much on my mind today...because Jensen got a freakin' tattoo and I lost my mind...but I digress...)

I'm interested to find out how the prophet Donatello recovered from Amara sucking out his soul - I'm guessing maybe Amara released the souls? I read somewhere that this question is answered in this episode, so yay!

It's also going to interesting to hear Donatello's take on Jack and what advise he gives to the brothers. I figure Dean will be in a he's evil frame of mind until such a time as Jack proves he's not...if he indeed does do that. But so far I like how the brothers are dealing with their disagreement, for want of a better word. So far I like it a lot. It's like they said at Comic Con, they don't agree, but they work through it from different places. ❤

We get to meet the last Prince of Hell...is he going to be pissed that the Winchesters are responsible for the death of all 3 of his siblings, or will he not care? Will he end up getting his mitts on Jack? Will he be after revenge. How will he change up hell?

And we visit the Apocalypse world - though that isn't in the promo.... these are promo pics for 13x02... plus one other which is a spoiler if you don't know, so I'm not including it!



I love the pointed headed demons.


Entertainment Weekly is continuing the Supernatural love fest, and an article today discussed Dean's mood...

Dean is going to be throwing himself into the job now more than ever. “He’s essentially grieving by burying himself in work,” Jensen Ackles says. But don’t expect him to be enthusiastic about it. “He’s still going to fight the fight, but there’s less passion there because of the loss that he’s dealing with,” Ackles continues.

While Sam continues to look for ways to potentially save mom or maybe get Castiel back, Dean is focusing on the task at hand. His attitude, as Ackles puts it, is, “I’m not going to think about what I’ve lost. In turn, I’m just going to focus on what I can fix.” That leads Dean down what Ackles calls a “hopeless road.”

However, don’t expect the show to get too caught up in the darkness of it all. “The boys certainly aren’t mopey,” Padalecki says. Ackles adds, “That’s not interesting to me. What’s more interesting is the person who looks like everything’s fine when you are fully aware that everything is not fine.” And, considering this is Supernatural, fans can always expect humor to find its way into just about any situation. “One of my favorite things about the series is that it can bring levity to situations,” Ackles says. “And I think that’s one of the reasons why this season we’re not going full-mope.” Padalecki chimes in, “Never go full-mope.”

No full-mope sounds good!



Okay...so I'm standing by for a sneak peek clip...and when it arrives...it will be...

HERE




SNEAK PEEK TIME!


Oh my gosh the copying Dean, and Sam's face when he realises what's happening! That's pretty adorable. I love it. I love when Dean starts to notice it - the eye rolls! Dean will end up liking him against his better judgement - you can see it, he won't be able to help it, Jack is essentially a kid, and Dean is essentially a softey.

I'm going to admit I never considered the fact that Jack is God's grandson. That's interesting. Could be interesting later? Would love it to be interesting later! 

Look how pissed Dean is at God again...wounded again, fed-up again that he and Sam have been deserted and left to deal with all this biblical shit alone. Sigh. 


Here is some crew info on the ep from Mary on the post production crew...


                     (Director is Thomas J Wright)



Okie dokie! Enjoy the episode, everyone! How good is it to have our show back!


-sweetondean






Monday, 16 October 2017

Supernatural Think Tank - Anna's Thoughts on 13x01 "Lost and Found"



Prelude

First off I'd like to start out by saying...Welcome back everyone. I hope you all had a safe and fun Hellatus.   If you are reading this, I'd secondly like to thank you for that as well. I very much appreciate that Amy has allowed me the honour of sharing my thoughts with all of you, even if sometimes we all don't necessarily agree on them.  I very much appreciate the time you take out of your day to read them, whether for sheer enjoyment and interest or simply for the opportunity to comment and share your thoughts, either they be positive or negative.  I am just honoured that you made the effort. 😀  As you may or may not  know, I don't review the eps.  I will rave about it and I will gush with the love and admiration of our characters and the awesome work by both Jared and Jensen, but I leave the actual reviewing to Amy.  She's brilliant at reviewing and she doesn't need any assistance at all in that department.   What I tend to do is share my wandering thoughts with all of you when I find a certain aspect or aspects of the show compelling.  Of course one thing leads to another and before you know it I'm off on tangents as my thoughts simply wander and wonder in all sorts of directions.   I can only hope that some of these thoughts might be something that is as interesting to you as well and thoughts that you might have opinions on that you too would be willing to share.

All that being said, I hope you find the first of my ramblings regarding this season to be at the very most......interesting.😜 


An Interesting Observation in an Interestingly Observational Kind of Way

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Review: Supernatural Season 13 Premiere - 13x01 Lost and Found



THE ROAD SO FAR

So close, no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don't just say
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they say
Never cared for games they play
Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
And I know, yeah!



My goodness…13 seasons in and my anticipation for this show’s return continues to increase season on season! I was super pumped for Supernatural’s epic season 13 premiere, on what for me was Friday the 13th! I had to wait way too damn long to watch Lost and Found though…having to work of course (stupid work getting in the way of fangirl stuff), but then also having to go out at night! So I didn’t end up watching the first episode of the new season until about 1am in the morning! It didn’t matter that I was exhausted, there was no way in the world I was going to sleep without watching my boys…they had been on my mind for hours (oh who am I kidding, they are always on my mind!) So I got some cookies - nothing like a long past midnight snack - and settled in….


The Road So Far was a really interesting precursor to what we were about to see and feel. It one hundred percent focused on the people Sam and Dean had lost, and I loved that. There were all the hugs, hands helping each other up, everything that represented the family Sam and Dean had clawed back into their lives - yes, even Crowley - all of whom have now been torn away from them, yet again. It wasn’t so much a montage of what happened last season, as a montage pointing to the brothers’ new painful reality. Of what they fought for, and have lost. Of course they have each other, and when push shoves, that’s what is the most important thing and what always gets them through no matter what, which the amazing Metallica song we had accompanying The Road So Far perfectly captured… “Forever trusting who we are, and nothing else matters”, but that doesn’t mean this series of losses isn't absolutely cataclysmic...

Sunday, 8 October 2017

SUPERNATURAL – 264 EPISODES LATER… THE SEASON 12 FINALE AND MORE! - by sweetondean



Honestly, I meant to write up the season 12 finale straight after it happened, I truly did, but then I got busy, and then it got further and further behind me, and then I started my EPIC HELLATUS REWATCH, and then I thought… ”well hell, let’s write it up just before season 13…like my very own ROAD SO FAR!” Heh. So here I am!

For the first time in a quite a while, this hiatus I did a full series rewatch. I used to do a full rewatch every hiatus, but then the show kept going and going and going and there were more and more episodes and it got more and more daunting! I’d watch full seasons, favourite eps, lots and lots of Supernatural, but the full season rewatch, I probably hadn’t done since METATRON KILLED DEAN AND I WAS CATATONIC FOR 3 MONTHS! I still can’t write this without excessive use of caps.


As always, it was super interesting going back and watching the Supernatural story unfold, being privy to all that would happen to the Winchesters further down the track. But what really interested me was how some of the seasons that had always been my go-to seasons, when watching them this time around as part of today’s big picture, now made me feel REALLY BIG FEELS! 

I had always said that seasons 4 and 5 were my favourite seasons. I loved the story that rolled out, the standalone episodes and the mytharc, and the brothers' epic fight against Lucifer and the apocalypse. But what I found interesting as I tackled my epic rewatch, was how traumatic I now found these seasons to be! Yes, sure, they were always traumatic, I knew they were chockerblock full of pain, yes they always hurt, these were the seasons where the fractures between the brothers really started, and some of the worst conflicts between the boys and some of the most feely moments live in seasons 4 and 5…but, oh my gosh…MY HEART! I was actually shocked at how devastating I found these two seasons, and how hard I found them to watch! I had been watching a few episodes each night, but half way through season 5, I took a little hiatus of my own… FROM THE PAIN!

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Supernatural Season 13 Episodes 1 - 9 Titles Revealed! Weeee! (Includes Spoilers for titles...obvs!)


Sooooooo are we all surviving the Hellatus? It's really not that long now until the new season kicks off! Woohooo! The show is already onto shooting episode 4, and with convention season in full flight, we're starting to hear bits and pieces of what to expect from the season!

One of the exciting things that happens before the season starts is we start to hear some episode titles. Well, this year we have the first 9 titles for season 13 released! Of course these can change, we've seen that happen, and the order can change, we've seen that happen too, but it's a start for all of us getting real hungry for the new season! And definitely something to chew on!

So here they are, let's look at them and see if we can work out what they're about! Come at me with your theories!

Monday, 31 July 2017

Women of Letters Podcast talk 2017 San Diego Comic Con!



Jules from the SuperWiki, and Amy AKA sweetondean, talk all the shenanigans, and awesomeness that was this year's San Diego Comic Con. 

They discuss all the Supernatural appearances, from Conan on Wednesday, through to the big Kansas epicness at Sunday's panel! All the news, spoilers, and everything Supernatural and Supernatural adjacent! 

It's a Supernatural-a-palooza! 

Supernatural at Comic Con on the Women of Letters Podcast.
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