July 3rd, 2015

rabbit's foot

Rewatching 6-1 Exile on Main St.

First of all, I want to thank everyone for your awesome participation in the quizzes for Season 5.  It was an awesome finale!

Secondly, thank you so much for your participation in the poll for this episode!  Part of the fun of sharing these rewatches with you is finding out different views.  It's a way for me to rethink my own views and thoughts and appreciate the variety of people we have in the Supernatural fandom and even just within my group of awesome friends<3

Exile on Main St. put Dean's fear of causing the hurt or death of people close to him on speakerphone.  That's basically the main theme of the whole episode.  I also truly enjoyed seeing all the indications of our mysteries - Sam's soullessness and Samuel hiding that he is collecting monsters for Crowley.  It excited me to imagine what fans must have thought on first viewing.  I can just see the posts - Why is Sam acting so cold? That face while Dean hugged him... something is wrong!   And then Sam talking about not being sympathetic to others but Dean is?? What is he talking about?  And then of course, more obviously, who brought Samuel and Sam back, and why??

And then there is the man Dean.  Did anyone think he looked different from Season 5?  More stable and grown up?  It could have just been good acting and that darn dad-jacket he had on but it seems to me that Jensen's marriage in May of the same year may have prepared him for that domestic situation and helped him look the role.

Well let's get started with Season 6!
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