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Terry Reviews/Misc.

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A New Vlog, Supernatural Art Project!

This is my newest vlog, it is a Supernatural themed vlog for the most part. Let me know what you think? If you have a youtube, subscribe? Thank you :3

Falling Down the Rabbit Hole…Or in this case the satin sheets?

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This may just be a bland, over generalizing observation on the part of the author, but isn’t there not enough tension, build up and than a drawn out release in fics? Meaning, why is there not more playful, in character, seduction pieces in fanfics? And to further elaborate, what I am trying to say is, why is there always a rush to the finish line in fanfics when it comes to couples getting together physically? I am not a romantic at heart (hard to believe I’m sure) but I prefer to see a build up between characters before they just jump each other’s bones. For example, Sabriel in Supernatural is a popular fan pairing (Sam/Gabriel) which has a number of fics where they topple into bed together quickly.

It feels rushed in some way. Perhaps I am not explaining adequetly. What I would like to see is more of a character who is unsure, not necessarliy unwilling, but stubborn, nervous to a degree, testing the waters for a long while, a build up. I like to see more of a persuer/persuee  type dynamic that is in-character and yet has a seductive quality to satisfy the urges long enough until the magic happens. And to add some sprinkles to the top of the sundae, why not make it within the actual universe of the characters. It can still be AU (given the characters are being pushed together and scenes that originally didn’t exist would probably be added or existing scene altered) but why not only changer certian aspects instead of the whole place. Not trying to diss the whole universe being entirely alternate for those who enjoy that, but it would be nice to have a story in a cannon-esc setting.

For example, Sam and Gabriel (a commonly used pairing reference you can see) would be a good launching pad. I enjoy the pairing (and I don’t have to explain why), it is one of my favorites in fact. But given both characters pasts and personalities, they would work great in a story that has build up (these do in fact exist, but I’m using the best example pairing I could think of). Gabriel is a tricky archangel that spent a good number of centuries knocking the high and mighty off of pedestals with deadly powers that can also be used to summon cake and sexy ladies from nothingness. He’s cocky, he’s fun, and I’ll bet you he’s flirty with no regard to male or female given that he is Loki (and kudos to those who explore this in depth in their fics). He wouldn’t take no for an answer (well, in terms of winning affection not in terms of the bedroom because he isn’t a violator). Sam is an alpha male type of man, raised to be minimalistic, tough, and to have “no-chick-flick-moments” (a common theme in emotional situations in Supernatural that I find rather annoying/offensive). He’s dysfunctional, has had serious problems with the dark forces of Earth, and is only attracted to women.

Again (as the () held before) there are fics that explore Sam and Gabriel in this kind of dynamic. The one where Sam is being pursued (and oblivious to it, or taking it as friendship only) by the supercharged archangel step by step, and there is tenderness and stuff, but I’m merely demonstrating what I mean for more fics in general with them as my base line. So, Sam has never been attracted to a man before, and since you are born gay/bi/etc. it would have to take something pretty significant for Sam to notice Gabriel in that type of light (discover a side of him that maybe he didn’t know/acknowledge he had). Now, this could all be focused on the sexual aspect and here is where a fraction of the problem lies. It isn’t all about the sexuality when it comes to being truly in love. And so, can this distinction actually be made? Sexuality is a type of method to display love, but it also can just be sexuality only and for a story that is focused on the romantic aspect wouldn’t it be better to add more feeling and intellectual connections between characters? For example, actually showing difference between the characters that could illustrate potential problems and thus a reluctance to enter a partnership, or have one point out all the positives/similarities they share? Of course have physical attraction, but try not to make that the only reason they love each other?

Need a paragraph break….break’s up.

I like the idea of there being an established mental connection, emotional connection between the characters that actually seems like it wasn’t cliched love at first site (which in my opinion is attraction at first site) but built by experiences. That maybe, just maybe, one of the characters who would truly have issue in the actual series with being personally attracted to someone of the same sex, would want to take it slowly and not just let everything happen.

And why does it always have to be penetrative? Why can’t foreplay be enough for their first time touching/being together? Maybe they’d want a couple of tries to actual get used to each other, explore each other, get to understand likes/dislikes, and all of that.


I understand that this is a generalized rant but I hope that I’ve conveyed at least a fraction of what I wanted to.

-Terry





Sam and Dean Boxes

Hello Supernatural fandom!

I am hoping you all are well. Currently I have undertaken a little art project where I am decorating two little cardboard boxes. The themes? Sam and Dean. Now with Dean, I’m finding it very easy to put at least a little positive iconography into the mix, with Sam…I’m finding it difficult given that he has had to cope with a great deal of evil/darkness (more-so than Dean I feel). I want to incorporate things from all across the seasons, it’s just hard for me to think of things for Sam that are Sam’s alone AND have some positive meaning behind it. The only thing I could think of is his knack for research and love of his computer.

I want them to have things that pertain soley to them and not the other Winchester (Dean’s getting the impala (more his than anyone’s) and Sam’s getting things like antlers). A great deal of it will be symbolic and I know that majority of what I would like to do, until my brother pointed out how sad Sam’s box especially was.

So, could someone give me a moment where Sam had something positive for himself? Or even something that isn’t necessarily positive, but a nuetral aspect to Sam?

The Afterlife of Supernatural

SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE MISSED OUT ON THE LAST FEW EPISODES OF SEASON 7!!!!!

We have gone for the ride down the road of the Winchester brothers. From the beginning with the death of their mother, heaven, hell, Earth and now purgatory. After hearing about purgatory since the length of season 6, we finally make it to the actual place. And it is something out of the darkest, original Grimm’s fairy tales. All the monsters are there. And guess what, so are Castiel (what’s left of him) and Dean (who I wanted to slap often, but damn I still love him).

My questions, when I address the fandom to gain perspective, I tend to be afraid are silly, unintelligent. I hope not, I tend to devote actual brain power when thinking about my questions.

The afterlife, in hell the time weighs on those trapped inside forever and ever. In Heaven it is timeless, no passage of time to drive one insane, and now purgatory. Purgatory is a hellish place cast in forests and darkness and instead of the purely human souls we are accustomed to seeing, it is filled with those who had been transformed in their life into/always born to be, supernatural creatures (vampires, werewolves, shifters, etc).

Now, if the person was human and transformed into a monster, why is it that if they were a good enough person who just had something bad happen to them that death (not meaning Death with the capital D) doesn’t clean the monster out of them and send them up or down? Why do they have to go to this horrible place automatically because of what they are rather than who they are (Amy the Kitsune for example).

And for Purgatory, doesn’t it just seem like a type of hell unto itself? To me, it is almost an extension of the dangers of Earth. You could get ripped to shreds and die just like on Earth, but if you die in purgatory then your soul ceases to exist and poof, bye bye. Does one need to sleep, eat, drink, in purgatory, or does that cease because you’re no longer in a body. In hell one can certainly bleed but that could just be because of the type of magic the place held (evil and dark designed to torture but never destroy a soul). And in Heaven…I get the feeling that seeing as no time passes, you never want for anything, probably no human issues to deal with, so are you always awake?

And as for purgatory, it was created to hold the leviathans according to Death himself. So why did it become the after life for all the “freaks”? How? Did God decide that? And if so, why didn’t he stop Eve’s creations from spreading across the Earth (she was starting up while he was still in the picture). He separated the dangerous leviathans, why not the other dangerous ones too?

Do demons go to purgatory when they die, or do they not exist given that they are twisted souls being destroyed? Angels do not have souls, so how could they progress to any kind of after life (going off the theory that Gabriel and Balthazar might be in purgatory)?

And another thing, does it bother anyone else how reapers operate? It seems that they show up sometimes to take someone’s last breath and cart their soul up or down, but seriously, always they act cryptic. Like anyone wants to go to hell and the reapers pass it off as if they are going to take you on a pleasant drive (they can’t tell you where you’re going and so you know they play the whole “come with me” game to anyone). But if that is the case, why don’t they show up to EVERYONE who dies? Like the sheriff? Granted in the sheriff’s case there was a powerful ghost keeping everyone trapped, but a reaper surely can over power a human ghost? And when they do show up, do they make the call as to whether you were good enough for heaven? How do they send you up or down? Do they bring monsters to purgatory? There just seems a lo to of gaps in reapers to me.

What do you guys all think? Feel free to answer here or drop me a line at my inbox. If I don’t answer that means tumblr ate it, send it again.

-Terry

Questions, comments, concerns, requests?

Oh My Goodness the Perfect Sappy Sabriel Song!!!

I normally do not enjoy slow sappy romancy music but I was searching around to find the perfect song for this story and behold, the PERFECT Sam/Gabriel song (taken from the perspective of Gabe singing)!

Air Supply- Making Love out of Nothing At All

Seriously, go to youtube and listen to the song….it is the PERFECT Sabriel song!

ww.youtube.com/watch?v=N3LolVVZ7MQ

Speculations: Any Opinions?

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Extra Warning: There are spoilers for seasons 5-7 so if you have yet to see these seasons in full, be warned.

Speculations about the upcoming Supernatural episodes have sent my dash into a whirlwind of dizzying anticipation fueled by “oh they better not!”

Apparently there is a rumor going around that Crowley (was a punk ass crossroads demon turned to King of Hell) will soon leave the show in a probably violent way AKA: death.

Given that Supernatural, since roughly season 5 started all the way till now, is having a trend of killing off beloved side characters (in order to elicit strong emotional responses) in mass with seasons 6-7 being some of the heavy hitters, it is devastating to think that yet another fantastic, easily expandable character will be tossed by the wayside.

Gabriel has been petitioning for the restoration of his life (meaning the devoted fans of the tricky archangel) for a long while now with no avail. This caused some stirring given that Castiel was brought back but not him, not Ellen, Jo, etc. And even now, Bobby hasn’t been brought back to flesh, but still exists in ghostly form which is more than other characters have gotten.

That all being said, Crowley (author’s personal bias) is one of the best, evil characters to come to this show. Meg being another (and one of the few surviving female memebers of the cast that makes regular apperances). They bring a richness to the show, diversify the idea that the main focus only has to be the Winchesters. Why can’t we have focus brought to these well rounded characters. Of course have the main boys in, show their interactions, but can’t we just have more love spread to these disposable side characters? Using disposable given that’s how they’ve been treated.

Balthazar for example has so much more to offer. Granted the arguement that he was just a cardboard replacement for the snarky space left for Gabriel has been brought up (at least on my dash). But he was his own persona, had his own strengths and weakness that barely were tapped. He made limited apperances in season 6 and after we just fell in love with him he gets killed.

Supernatural team (speaking to all of them) we love you, please don’t think we don’t even if we use harshness sometimes. But please understand, we are tired of the recycled notion that everyone but the Winchesters must die or suffer. We want more than that. Please, use, abuse, expand these other characters, but please don’t take them away from us!

The Waltz of the Possessed (finished)

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Supernatural recently aired the 15th episode of it’s seventh season; the average run of a season for this show is the low 20’s, so we can assume that this season is drawing to a conclusion soon. This most recent episode however, followed a more traditional formula of the typical monster hunt (quite standard for the beginning of the show, as well as stand alone episodes through out the seasons to break up the main arch). It was tad refreshing and fascinating to become privy to an adventure that we as the audience had not been aware of before.

We see a case the Winchester brothers had four years prior, in which a man was possessed. Instead of focusing only on the present, we are propelled back in time to the case itself in a series of flashbacks. During the course of the episode, Dean and Sam attempt to figure out who is going to be the next victim (which according to the previously possessed man (Jeffery) follows a list) all while Sam tries to keep Satan out of his mind.

Now, there is much debate as to whether or not Lucifer is in Sam’s head, or is he real and using Sam’s mind as a channel. As a side note I’d like to make a point on it as to what I believe. In the episode, Sam is sitting at a library table, Satan being Satan, starts messing with him (to keep the dramatic effect I shall not spoil it here). Long story longer, Sam eventually (after months of not responding to the devil) tells him to “shut up”. Now, this is the point that I want to point out. After Sam tells Lucifer to shut up, he gets up from the table, walks away. Lucifer doesn’t follow him. And then, just for us, the audience to hear (Sam’s now gone) says, “He told me to shut up.” If Lucifer wasn’t real, why would he stay behind after Sam couldn’t imagine him there, couldn’t hear him, and then get focused on by the audience? That’s just my guess. I believe that he is really there, using Sam as a channel, but still there. Only able to affect Sam’s mind but again, none the less, real.

Back to the main story line, come to find, the possessed man actually wanted the demon inside of him. Had felt free when the demon made him kill (which apparently was his true nature all along) and even seems to have been in love with the demon. And because of this, he was resentful of the Winchester brothers banishing his demon back to hell.

So, long story longer, the man (Jeffery I believe is his name) kidnaps the son of a woman (whom four years ago helped banish his demon; she is a good witch) and makes her find a spell to retrieve his demon from the pit. Even cuts off the ear of her child and sends it to her to show how serious his threats of murder were. Eventually Dean finds the warehouse where the kidnapper/kindnappee are, he gets knocked out/tied up, and is now privy to the events that unfold.

The best scene (or at least one of them) comes up when the man evokes the spell, the demon comes back, but instead of going into Jeffery (who wants the demon back inside of him), the demon goes inside of the one-earred kidnappee. It is a delicious bit of wicked humor that the demon proceeds to not only hug the startled and confused Jeffery (bloody side of head pressed against his face of course) but then waltzes with him, all as a thank you for freeing him from hell. Shivers of evil delight, the homosexual undertones that are played off by the demon in a sadistic humorous way (meaning the demon is subtly mocking Jeffery).

So as not to spoil the entire episode (which I’ve basically done so make sure you head the disclaimer at the top and check out my disclaimer page) I won’t go into any further detail.

Now, admittedly, this review has been difficult for me. I was asked to compared Castiel and Dean’s relationship to Jeffery and his demon’s relationship and I have failed to do so. So I will just do a pros, cons, and conclusion section and hopefully I will rectify this later on.

Pros:

The episode played like a good o’ fashioned SPN, adventure of the Friday night death slot, episode. Some dark humor, characterization expanded or at least played upon, bad ass hotties taking out the monsters, all spelling out the tradition of the SPN episode. It is a breath of fresh air when during an intense arch (such as in seasons 5-7 in particular) there are the occasional stand alone episodes that make reference to the underlying main issues, yet take a time out to explore the characters as they stand and bring them back to their basic roots that is the foundation of the show itself. A particularly nice touch is the bringing back of Satan and showing him to us from the perspective of Sam (who is seeing the fallen angel in horrific, schizophrenic visions). There is a debate in and out of the show’s universe as to whether or not Lucifer is really connecting to Sam through his scarred soul, or Sam’s just so damaged from being in the cage for a year (120 years hell time seeing as every month=10 years) that it is just taking his memories and creating for him these visions. For the fans, seeing Lucifer in all of his sarcastic, twisted glory, gave many dogs ear aches. The whole episode in general was delightful for the forementioned reasons.

cons:

There isn’t much in ways of negativity I could give in critique of this episode. It had smooth dialogue, humor, characterization, etc. It was just that damn good.

Conclusion:

This is one of the better episodes of SPN season 7. When the season started, it was rocky and must’ve been anxiety educing for the writers. But as it has progressed, it looks like SPN has a continuing future and the story line is just that much more complex. I would recommend this episode to any viewer.

Thank you for reading. Any questions, comments, concerns, requests? Please feel free to leave them in my inbox. It is always empty.

-Terry

The Waltz of the Possessed (finished)

Disclaimer: All disclaimers for spoilers and fair use found on disclaimer page.

Supernatural recently aired the 15th episode of it’s seventh season; the average run of a season for this show is the low 20’s, so we can assume that this season is drawing to a conclusion soon. This most recent episode however, followed a more traditional formula of the typical monster hunt (quite standard for the beginning of the show, as well as stand alone episodes through out the seasons to break up the main arch). It was tad refreshing and fascinating to become privy to an adventure that we as the audience had not been aware of before.

We see a case the Winchester brothers had four years prior, in which a man was possessed. Instead of focusing only on the present, we are propelled back in time to the case itself in a series of flashbacks. During the course of the episode, Dean and Sam attempt to figure out who is going to be the next victim (which according to the previously possessed man (Jeffery) follows a list) all while Sam tries to keep Satan out of his mind.

Now, there is much debate as to whether or not Lucifer is in Sam’s head, or is he real and using Sam’s mind as a channel. As a side note I’d like to make a point on it as to what I believe. In the episode, Sam is sitting at a library table, Satan being Satan, starts messing with him (to keep the dramatic effect I shall not spoil it here). Long story longer, Sam eventually (after months of not responding to the devil) tells him to "shut up”. Now, this is the point that I want to point out. After Sam tells Lucifer to shut up, he gets up from the table, walks away. Lucifer doesn’t follow him. And then, just for us, the audience to hear (Sam’s now gone) says, “He told me to shut up.” If Lucifer wasn’t real, why would he stay behind after Sam couldn’t imagine him there, couldn’t hear him, and then get focused on by the audience? That’s just my guess. I believe that he is really there, using Sam as a channel, but still there. Only able to affect Sam’s mind but again, none the less, real.

Back to the main story line, come to find, the possessed man actually wanted the demon inside of him. Had felt free when the demon made him kill (which apparently was his true nature all along) and even seems to have been in love with the demon. And because of this, he was resentful of the Winchester brothers banishing his demon back to hell.

So, long story longer, the man (Jeffery I believe is his name) kidnaps the son of a woman (whom four years ago helped banish his demon; she is a good witch) and makes her find a spell to retrieve his demon from the pit. Even cuts off the ear of her child and sends it to her to show how serious his threats of murder were. Eventually Dean finds the warehouse where the kidnapper/kindnappee are, he gets knocked out/tied up, and is now privy to the events that unfold.

The best scene (or at least one of them) comes up when the man evokes the spell, the demon comes back, but instead of going into Jeffery (who wants the demon back inside of him), the demon goes inside of the one-earred kidnappee. It is a delicious bit of wicked humor that the demon proceeds to not only hug the startled and confused Jeffery (bloody side of head pressed against his face of course) but then waltzes with him, all as a thank you for freeing him from hell. Shivers of evil delight, the homosexual undertones that are played off by the demon in a sadistic humorous way (meaning the demon is subtly mocking Jeffery).

So as not to spoil the entire episode (which I’ve basically done so make sure you head the disclaimer at the top and check out my disclaimer page) I won’t go into any further detail.

Now, admittedly, this review has been difficult for me. I was asked to compared Castiel and Dean’s relationship to Jeffery and his demon’s relationship and I have failed to do so. So I will just do a pros, cons, and conclusion section and hopefully I will rectify this later on.

Pros:

The episode played like a good o’ fashioned SPN, adventure of the Friday night death slot, episode. Some dark humor, characterization expanded or at least played upon, bad ass hotties taking out the monsters, all spelling out the tradition of the SPN episode. It is a breath of fresh air when during an intense arch (such as in seasons 5-7 in particular) there are the occasional stand alone episodes that make reference to the underlying main issues, yet take a time out to explore the characters as they stand and bring them back to their basic roots that is the foundation of the show itself. A particularly nice touch is the bringing back of Satan and showing him to us from the perspective of Sam (who is seeing the fallen angel in horrific, schizophrenic visions). There is a debate in and out of the show’s universe as to whether or not Lucifer is really connecting to Sam through his scarred soul, or Sam’s just so damaged from being in the cage for a year (120 years hell time seeing as every month=10 years) that it is just taking his memories and creating for him these visions. For the fans, seeing Lucifer in all of his sarcastic, twisted glory, gave many dogs ear aches. The whole episode in general was delightful for the forementioned reasons.

cons:

There isn’t much in ways of negativity I could give in critique of this episode. It had smooth dialogue, humor, characterization, etc. It was just that damn good.

Conclusion:

This is one of the better episodes of SPN season 7. When the season started, it was rocky and must’ve been anxiety educing for the writers. But as it has progressed, it looks like SPN has a continuing future and the story line is just that much more complex. I would recommend this episode to any viewer.

Thank you for reading. Any questions, comments, concerns, requests? Please feel free to leave them in my inbox. It is always empty.

-Terry

Becky Rosen: A Blog/Review of Supernatural Season 7x08

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Becky Rosen, a loser in school and in life as she had called herself in Supernatural 7x08. I just wanted to take a deeper look at the development and the return of this character from a few angles.

Now, we first meet Becky in season 5, an advent reader of the Supernatural books by Chuck Shirley (though he goes under a pen name), she represents the obsessively die hard fan in any fandom. The type of fan who gets genuinely angry if you diss any aspect of the story or the characters. Staying up late to write fanfics, chat on message boards, and dreaming and wishing harder than anything that the story and the characters existed.

Then, she finds out the truth. It’s all real! Everything, right down to her favorite character of all time Sam Winchester. Oh boy was her world rocked! And honestly who wouldn’t be? In real life there are fans who probably would jump for joy if Sam and Dean were actually Sam and Dean and not actors, who were brothers who fought the complex and dangers forces outside of human control, to know that there is more and it is exciting adventure one after the other. On that aspect I get Becky. When she meets Sam and Dean, you can bet it was awkward for the boys, but an over sensualist joy for Miss Rosen (if rubbing Sam’s chest and breathy voice were any indication). She believed in the books and then had confirmation they were real.

But, given her zealous personality and obsession with their lives, the boys are not too responsive to Becky (especially Sam to her advances) but we think that it’ll be alright for both her and Chuck when they hook up. It seems Becky gets over her deep seeded love for Sam and then goes on to be with the author of the book series she’d found solace in during her lonely and loser life. That’s that, no more Becky right? Someone to make the calmer fans cringe, make the boys uncomfortable, and probably there as a laugh in some regard. But I got the vibe that she wasn’t an all bad person, probably smart and interesting if given the chance (in my opinion).

Then a whole season goes by and the only mention we get of this woman is at the tail end of season five where Chuck reveals that he dumped her (not using those words but you got the idea). Skip ahead and now Season 7. Leviathans, the held breath of many Gabriel fangirls that somehow he’ll come back to defeat these creatures based on a story in the bible, the rumors of Castiel coming back into the picture, and in general a mixture of hate, anticipation and love from all corners.

And in between episodes of figuring things out about the Leviathans, good ol’ fashioned hunts are back on the plate along with some random episodes to give us a little variety. I personally love it. Not all the episodes, but a number of them. And in the 8th episode of the season, Becky Rosen appears. Though her appearance is unexpected and that white dress and veil are heart stopping, you can’t help but want to know more and expect something is up when Sam is taking her as his wife while he and Dean are in Vegas. I was excited to see Sam and Becky getting married only for the fact that in the beginning, Sam talked about how once they got passed the books and got to talking, he saw something more in her, she had a deep understanding of the supernatural based on her knowing the books, and she understood the risks of being involved with the Winchester. That made it seem like an actual good match and that maybe there was more to Becky than she was given credit.

Whilst Sam is busy being hubby though, the town where he and Becky lives is full of suspicious activity. People’s wishes are being fulfilled, and then they die shortly after. Couldn’t be a demon, their deals last ten years before pop goes the weasel, right? Sam ends up with Becky and Dean, highly opposed to the match, has to investigate this by himself, or in this case with a hunter Bobby tells him to work with (and he isn’t exactly in sync with Dean let’s just say). Coincidentally Becky’s high school reunion is going on around this time and a number of the victims were going to attend it. And as Dean points out to Sam after stopping by his and Becky’s little love nest, it is Becky’s dream to have Sam be with her, so wouldn’t she also be on the next to die list? After all, those who get their wishes die soon after.

Skip ahead and we find out the root cause of Sam’s marriage and undying love for his number one fan, a love potion that Becky got from one of her friends whom she believes is a Wiccan and turns out is actually a cross roads demon who has been making deals and finding a loop hole to kill his clients early. Peachy. Sam ends up with a knock on the head, tied to a bed without any pants, pissed the hell off and unable to do anything about it unless Becky gives up every single thing that she wants the most, him. She has to even think about a deal for 25 years with Sam’s love, no untimely death guaranteed. And she’s just desperate and miserable enough to do it. Though, she doesn’t.

In the end (and while this may not clear the board completely, it is a step towards redemption (in my opinion)) she makes the right choice to free Sam from the love potion, call Dean and tell him about the demon, and thus give up all her wants and desires forever.

Now, I know what I’m going to say is probably not going to be well recieved but please hear me out before jumping down my throat. There was no excuse for what Becky did. She basically drugged Sam into falling in love with her (though she did not force sex so that’s a small blessing) and that is just wrong. And when the potion wore off, she knocked him out and tied him to a bed so he couldn’t escape. However, this does not mean (to me) that she didn’t set things right (at least a bit) in the end when she turned down the incredible deal that the demon was willing to give her in exchange for her silence. Think about it, 25 years is over double what the normal cross road’s deal is, and she’d be getting her deepest desire. Not only did she set Sam free, but she helped trick the demon so that in the end his deals were canceled and he goes to some place terrible, and she killed a demon in order to save Sam. AGAIN, this does NOT redeem the fact that she took Sam’s will away in the first place, but I just wanted to point out something that I thought was interesting and sad for the character development.

Becky is clearly a miserable woman. She doesn’t seem to have any friends, no social life at all pretty much. She was the joke of her school (and we don’t even know the details really, she could’ve been beaten up for all we know honestly) and it still haunts her. She is lonely and so unhappy and the only place she found solace was in the books Chuck wrote. So, while I do not agree with what she did, I think they developed her enough so that we could gain a bit of empathy for the fact that she was so utterly miserable that she was pushed to the point of forcing love (again, she did not force sex onto Sam) with a love potion. I felt somewhat sad for her for what had led her to the point in which we found her in the episode. She even goes into it, how she is a loser, all of the stuff and why she identified so highly with Sam. It was a good development of the character and I like the fact that even though she won’t earn any forgiveness from either of the boys (and many of the viewers I’m sure), she did choose the right thing in the end which showed to me that she is not completely hopeless and could stand a chance of making something of herself in the future that might help in redeeming herself of this little “adventure”.

So that’s it. Not on Becky’s side for what she did, but respecting the fact that her character was developed a bit further than what was anticipated given her long absence as a sad and clearly very lonely person. Granted, the bullied, hurt, loser who wants to impress all her old classmates with a handsome, kind, smart spouse is not new really, but Becky…I don’t know, she seemed to be a better developed character than what I had first thought back when we’d met her.

That’s all I have to say. You are free to agree or disagree but please keep in mind that I have been civil and care to state that these are my opinions only. So please be polite if you have a comment about this review. Thank you.

-TerryReviews

Disclaimer: This is just a piece of fan art, I claim no ownership over Supernatural or any of the characters and I am making no money on this what so ever.
This is MY picture (TerryReviews) that while I can’t draw very well…I do attempt to draw cute little chibis. I figured…why not share them with you guys on here?
This is for the Supernatural fandom…Jared and Jensen are in Canada, at the set when they get a surprise!
If you can’t read it Jensen is saying “I don’t think there’s enough room in our kiddie pool for all these…”
ps. Yes I know I can’t draw. I just do it for amusement :) Enjoy!

Disclaimer: This is just a piece of fan art, I claim no ownership over Supernatural or any of the characters and I am making no money on this what so ever.

This is MY picture (TerryReviews) that while I can’t draw very well…I do attempt to draw cute little chibis. I figured…why not share them with you guys on here?

This is for the Supernatural fandom…Jared and Jensen are in Canada, at the set when they get a surprise!

If you can’t read it Jensen is saying “I don’t think there’s enough room in our kiddie pool for all these…”

ps. Yes I know I can’t draw. I just do it for amusement :) Enjoy!