September 25th, 2015

rabbit's foot

Rewatching 6-13 Unforgiven

I'm starting on this a bit late for hiatus and I have stuff to do during the day tomorrow so I don't know if I'll get it finished on time, but I'll do my best.

This is an episode I haven't liked very much in the past.  Maybe because of the lighting, and all the black and whites, and maybe because I was just so frustrated with and so sad for Sam and Dean - Sam who thought he had to make things right, not taking his brother's warning seriously enough and walking right into a trap, Dean who just can't say no when Sam says, "But you'd do the same!"  but is sooooo worried that something might happen.  And then it does :(  This whole angsty bit made me rate it at Great this time around because I was hurting soo bad the whole episode.  I couldn't even enjoy that sex scene because holy, I'm thinking of Sam and dreading how these memories were affecting him.  The look on his face after each of these flashbacks :(

The title I think is named after a western movie by Clint Eastwood.  The movie is about some killers who retired and were living a normal "good" life but went back to kill some bad guys who had disfigured a prostitute.  They are going back to do good, but they end up suffering for it.

The title I assume means a person who cannot be forgiven, and is talking about Sam.  The ep actually reminds me a lot of All Dogs Go to Heaven, in that Sam tries to apologize to the sheriff's wife Brenna and is rejected.  In the sense that Brenna saves them and helps them kill her husband, the story is also very similar to Chris Angel is a Duchebag.  In both these other eps as well, the character does what is right, and suffers for it - just as Sam does what is right and ends up suffering for it, not just by not being able to end the case happily or be forgiven but by making a hole in his wall.

Let's begin.

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