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5.03 Free to Be You and Me: People Can Change, There Is Reason For Hope

Dean helps Cas hunt God.

Sam, alone, learns his planned fate:

Lucifer’s vessel.

 

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My earnest apologies for how horribly late this review/commentary is; I plead the pressures of real life and work. If you're curious to see something of what I do in real life, well -- this is my work website, brand-new as of this past Tuesday night.

And now that's up, hopefully work won't get quite that much in the way of Supernatural again!

The icon for this entry came from [livejournal.com profile] talulababy. Thank you!

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4.15 Death Takes A Holiday: Stop Lying To Yourself

No real second chance;
Demons seek to break a Seal
By kidnapping death.

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I’ve realized that, were I to meet Dean Winchester casually in real life, without the intimate knowledge of him that I’ve gained from two seasons of Supernatural, I would definitely NOT be attracted to him – despite him looking like a dead ringer for Jensen Ackles. That prompted me to contemplate what it is that draws me to characters in a show or a book, and how that differs from my experience with real people in the real world. Welcome to another session at Supernatural University, this time on the psychology of attraction!

 

My thesis for this class is a simple one: that when it comes to building attraction, fictional characters have a distinct advantage over people in the real world precisely because the structure and conceits of fiction provide direct insights into the hearts and souls of those characters that we don’t get into the people we meet every day. Through stories, we are given the gift of seeing past the façades of fictional characters to understand and appreciate their true essence. In the real world, that kind and depth of knowledge comes only with time, experience, and effort, if it comes at all. And if our first surface impression of someone is a negative one, we may never choose to try to learn whether that surface is the truth or whether it conceals a priceless treasure that friendship could unveil.

 

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Thanks to

[profile] cakehole_catfor the "subtext" avi!

 

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You might not think that Supernatural is the right show to watch on Thanksgiving night, but let me tell you:  this week’s episode, In My Time Of Dying, is the perfect choice. Why? Because this is a family love story among three men – a father and his two grown sons – who will literally live and die for each other, and who are running out of time to be together.

 

Is it scary? Yes, a bit – but life is scary, especially when you, like the Winchesters, are facing your own death or the death of someone close to you.

 

Is it sad? Yes to that, too – but sadness isn’t always bad. Sadness for impending loss tells us that life is sweet, that what we have is something we shouldn’t forget to be thankful for, and that we shouldn’t ever wait to express our thanks and our love.

 

Is it good? Oh, my – yes. It is very, very good: the writing will grab you by the throat and the acting will rivet your eyes to the screen, and both together will combine to touch your heart.

 

I’ll be giving thanks for many things this Thursday:  having a loving family, my health, a fulfilling job, good friends, a comfortable home. I’ll also be thankful that the CW is giving us Supernatural, and that the show’s entire creative team – including Eric Kripke, Robert Singer, Kim Manners, Sera Gamble, Raelle Tucker, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and every single member of the writing staff and production crew – is doing such superlative work.

 

If you haven’t tried Supernatural yet, tune in on Thanksgiving night. Long before the episode ends, you might be giving thanks for it, too. And coming back again.

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