Wednesday, January 28, 2015
'There's No Place Like Home' -- SPN 10x11
Warning: Spoiler Alert
I'm freaking out! This was the best episode that Show has had in a long, long time ... like in a "I can't even remember how long" amount of time. And I wouldn't be at all surprised if a lot of it had to do with the addition of Felicia Day. The last episode with her wasn't all that great, but I think that a log of that one had to do with the fact that that particular episode felt more like a flashback one, and no one else really seemed to be trying to bring their A game to it. So, maybe it also had to do with the fact that the boys were actually trying in this episode, rather than just phoning it in.
Oz time is different than our own, huh? So, I guess that kind of makes it like faerie? I think that may be what's going on here ... even if the writers aren't necessarily aware that that's what they're trying to say (and just trying to give themselves an excuse as to why someone who should be dead is still alive (I have long since given up hope that the writers of Show are at all aware of the implications that they may have been putting into Show)).
I'm getting the feeling more and more that we aren't actually ever going to see Dean get rid of the Mark ... and that we might also find out that it has somehow messed with the longevity of his life. With the addition of "ZOMG! OZ TOTES RUNS ON DIFFERENT TIME," and the fact that they mentioned how Cain had it for so long before figuring out how to deal with it so that he didn't try to kill everyone that he came into contact with, it makes me think that they might be saying that Dean is kind of doomed to roam the world without ever figuring out how to get rid of the Mark ... or at least, he'll be doomed to live a whole lot longer than he ever was meant to, and he'll end up just as tired as Cain was when he gave over the Mark (and maybe then, he'll be able to get rid of it and die ... and maybe go to Heaven, but this time for good).
I also have the feeling that the whole thing about Dean not forgiving himself is going to come back to be dealt with later on. Just the way that forgiveness kept popping up in the episode, and the way that it was such a big deal when Charlie and Dean were talking at the end of the episode made me think that if he doesn't forgive himself for things that he's done in his life (not even just the things that he's done since he got the Mark, or even things that he necessarily needs to be forgiven for (but that he thinks that he does)), something is going to happen. Maybe he needs to forgive (and make peace with) himself before he's going to be able to find any peace and not have the Mark be such a driving force in his life anymore.