March 29th, 2018

rabbit's foot

Rewatching 8-15 Man's Best Friend with Benefits

This is a very interesting ep. There are many things about it that are hard for me to handle - such as most of the dialog between Sam and Dean which seems awful, and Dean and Portia about dogs and girls - also awful. Then Dean’s, again, bigoted reaction to his friend who has become a witch since they saw him last, his and Sam’s readiness to make James guilty of the crimes instead of looking into other possibilities… But, on these rewatches I’m going deeper than the initial reaction to delve into the why. Why is this an ep about a witch and his familiar? Why are the boys acting like they are? There is a point to be made, and parallels to be drawn. That’s where it becomes interesting.
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