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posted by [personal profile] somersaulter at 09:13pm on 04/05/2007 under , , , ,
Supernatural 2.20 - What Is And What Should Never Be

1. Am I the only one who is not very happy about the plate change? Yeah, it's more realistic to change it, but I love that Kansas plate.
2. And am I the only one who is amused at Sam's "No no no, come pick me up first."?
3. I never figured Dean's soulmate to be a Carmen. Or maybe I'm just plain jealous.
4. The moment that door opened, I just started crying. Dean with that incredulous look, his suspicions, then relief and joy and wonder.
5. The photos. Oh the photos. Some looked so obviously photoshopped, but still. The Winchesters.
6. "He died in his sleep. You know that." "That's great."
7. "Who would have thought, baby, we're civilians." But of course the Impala itself is still there.
8. Dean still loves food.
9. Ooh, he works in John's garage!
10. HAHAHA. He looks so happy mowing the lawn. White picket fences. Garden gnomes. Weird Neighbors.
11. Erm, the crazy Dean/Jess shipper in me is ridiculously happy.
12. That absurdly proud smile when Sam announces the engagement.
13. In what universe is Sam and Dean not close?! Oh yeah, this one. *sobs* "We should go sometime. I think you'd be great at it (hunting)."
14. "I'm dating a nurse. That is so... respectable."
15. "But why? Why is my job to save those people? What do I have to be some kind of hero?" When Dean cries, we cry.
16. Pilot parallel! "That was so easy, I'm embarrassed for you."
17. "Why are you doing this?" "Because you're still my brother." "Bitch." "What are you calling me a bitch for?" "You're supposed to say jerk." This is me crying and laughing at the same time.
18. Oh Dean. It's so tempting, isn't it.
19. Sammy's being strangled again.
20. "It's not fair, and it hurts like hell, but it's worth it."


I just randomly started crying at perfectly random parts. It was embarrassing. I was so glad that I was all alone at home. It's just Jensen. Why oh why does he have to be so perfect? His expressions, his little reactions, like that stunned look and the slight flinch when his mother first reached at for him, the hurt when he realized he wasn't close to Sam, the desperation when he was talking to his father's grave, all perfect. Pitch perfect.

And it felt so good to see Dean all angsty again. His silly and ridiculous antics were fun, but it was getting old. Jensen is definitely at his best in emotional scenes. Actually, the show itself is at its best with emotional episodes. The past few episodes were fun, but the emotional stuff is what draws me in. Such a wonderful episode. I'm still upset that Jeffrey Dean Morgan wasn't in it, but Adrianne Palicki and Samantha Smith more than made it up.

I really feel awful for Dean though. He's constantly tempted by the dark side, the first time by the demon in Crossroad Blues and now here. I could only imagine how hard it is for him to resist, but he does it anyway. In the end, he always does the right thing. Ah, the reluctant hero. Part of me wants to think he came back for Sam. If he couldn't wake from his dream state, Sam would be left alone in the real world. And I adore that last exchange between the brother, Sam trying to convince his brother that it was all worth it. For someone who loves the job so much 2 years ago and has been at it his entire life, Dean is getting tired, and he really needed that conversation to pull himself up, that recognition that what he has been doing is noble. And it truly is. And Dean, stop breaking me.

One thing I'm really curious about is AU Dean, the one we never saw. Honestly, he sounds like a stupid drunken asshole who doesn't take care of his family like he should have. Sam's comment about "starting off Mom's birthday with a bang, as always", Mary's obvious surprise at Dean's sudden affection and "never mowed a lawn in your entire life" and a wary neighbor all point towards the negative. He's dating a nurse, which is, yes, respectable, but we all know chicks dig the bad boys. It's kinda terrifying to think of Dean as a hateful guy. We all love him so much.

In other words, I love this show. And my eyes are gonna be all puffy tomorrow. Damn.




































Music from the episode:
Led Zeppelin - What Is And What Should Never Be (episode title)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Saturday Night Special
Joey Ramone - What A Wonderful World
Music:: brandi carlile; until i die
Mood:: 'mellow' mellow
There are 16 comments on this entry. (Reply.)
 
posted by [identity profile] memoryfloodsin.livejournal.com at 01:44pm on 04/05/2007
It was an absolutely perfect ep and makes up for the absolute mess most of the rest of season 2 has been for me.
 
posted by [identity profile] slowtuesdays.livejournal.com at 02:05pm on 04/05/2007
One thing I'm really curious about is AU Dean, the one we never saw

Yeah, me too. That's all I kept wondering about throughout the episode, with all the little comments and actions that you listed. It would really be interesting to see what had happened.

the crazy Dean/Jess shipper in me is ridiculously happy.

The one that's in me was jumping around inside when he hugged her. Hee!
 
posted by [identity profile] americangrl69.livejournal.com at 03:44pm on 04/05/2007
I loved this one. It was all kinds of awesome.

I agree with the photos. The one graduation one looked like they just through John in without even trying to make it look real though Mary looked more like she belonged there.

I loved it when Dean hugged Jess. That was fun. I don't ship them but after this episode I might have to.
 
posted by [identity profile] alwaysavingme.livejournal.com at 04:26pm on 04/05/2007
I was like OMG no plate change!!

"Why are you doing this?" "Because you're still my brother." "Bitch." "What are you calling me a bitch for?" "You're supposed to say jerk." This is me crying and laughing at the same time. haha. I know. I loved that. He was like your supposed to call me jerk.

Christmas photo totally photoshopped.

and "You've never called me Sammy."
 
posted by [identity profile] lalita82.livejournal.com at 04:37pm on 04/05/2007
Loved the episode, everthing about it. xD

 
posted by [identity profile] keeplistening.livejournal.com at 06:13pm on 04/05/2007
RE: 1 & 2: You are definitely not the only one!

The graveyard scene was amazing. Really. I just. *flaily hands*
 
posted by [identity profile] trystan830.livejournal.com at 07:02pm on 04/05/2007
i.... *splutter*

oh Dean!!
 
posted by [identity profile] othloverr-0322.livejournal.com at 07:57pm on 04/05/2007
this is lovley.
i bawled at the end,
well whenever anything happends to dean i crys(i'm a big cry baby),
i'm pretty sure the dean/carmen thing is jealousy cause i knows i was.
i'm pretty sure he didnt really know how to mow the lawn, lol
 
posted by [identity profile] deadflowerss.livejournal.com at 08:02pm on 04/05/2007
Oh the pictures...*sniffles*

I think the AU!Dean was the rebel inside our Dean,that in this reality,had the chance to rein freely,as I`m sure our Dean wishes he could.

It maks me wonder though,as I had always thought that the rebel part of Dean,was a product of John`s harsh regime.Maybe it`s from something else,maybe Mary spoiled him just a little too much.
 
posted by [identity profile] beautifulovexo.livejournal.com at 08:15pm on 04/05/2007
I loved this and I cried when Dean and Carmen kissed. I'm sorry, but I just don't think she's his soulmate. I mean Dean and a nurse? No way, sorry. Plus, she looked like a whore to me.

I cried the entire time Mary was on the screen, I loved how John was still gone too. Like no matter what, he wasn't supposed to live that full life.
 
posted by [identity profile] nyaubaby.livejournal.com at 11:53pm on 04/05/2007
I just saw the epy. My eyes are puffy, red and actually I can hardly read anything. Jesus you so pictureing everything and saying out loud what Im thinking. I was crying all random parts. Basicly I cried over the whole episode. Starting from the fact when Dean saw her mother, healthy and alive.

This show brokes my heart. I love it so much. Poor Dean, Poor us!

I always come here first after I saw the epy 'cause I know you have the best recaps and insights. Thanks for it.
Oh man.... I want to hug someone so badly!!!! And the havent hugged... I was totally waiting for it! Jensen did awesome!!

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posted by [identity profile] santacarlagypsy.livejournal.com at 02:11am on 05/05/2007
Am I the only one who is not very happy about the plate change? Yeah, it's more realistic to change it, but I love that Kansas plate. ~ No, you're not the only one. I don't like it at all, even if it's realistic.

Erm, the crazy Dean/Jess shipper in me is ridiculously happy. ~ Me too! I'm hoping for lots of icons of them. (And preppy!Sam, too.)

Beautiful caps! And thank you for Lynyrd Skynyrd... that's the one I didn't have. : )
 
posted by [identity profile] sunshine-n-evil.livejournal.com at 03:57am on 05/05/2007
This ep was made of Win and YAY for Winchester Mom love! She rocks!
 
posted by [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_cinjudes_/ at 04:42am on 05/05/2007
I'm on vacay and watched the show down here in Orlando at my friends, needless to say I was 3/4 of a way threw a bottle of Bourdeaux and wept like a little bitch to the point that I missed most of the dialogue. After reading your post I just announced to the household that I have to rewatch since I obviously missed, like, the entire episode because Jensen & red wine = buckets-o-tears.

I totally agree with you about the emotional stuff. This is what I thrive for and seeing Jensen knock it out of the park is just a delight. A heartbreaking delight, but what can I say, I'm a masochist. *shrug*
 
posted by [identity profile] tiggerratty.livejournal.com at 09:50am on 05/05/2007
I giggled at the photoshopped pictures, heeee.

Gah, I really loved this. Dean was just... no words, really. His crying was so heart breaking. I really like this AU side though.. I don't read SPN fics but I'd be willing to read AU!SPN with the Dean we know. Basically, what would've happened if he actually didn't go through with the knife thing. It'd be interesting!
 
posted by [identity profile] heizqu.livejournal.com at 06:58pm on 05/05/2007
I loved this episode SO MUCH. And I totally cried at random parts too, heh.

Downloaded the songs, thank you! :)

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