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My heart reveiw

OK so those of you who know me and Know what I write and what not probably were concerned about how I would take last nights ep.  Those of you that are not aware of the fact that I’ve spent the past seven years of my life researching Werewolves (and reading about them most of my life) were probably worried about my reaction because I’m a Sammy girl. 

Lets start with this I’ve been pretty much devouring folk tales since I was… well probably since before I was born.  I love them.  As a child I firmly believed I was a dog in a person costume.  My mother STILL calls me “Puppy” sometimes.  I’ve devoured more stories about people who change into wolves, dogs, coyotes or Foxes then I can remember.    And I’m REALLY REALLY fussy about how these beings are shown. 

That being said I loved this ep.  I’ve been reading reviews of it and it seems like most people hated it.  I’m wondering if that is “she can’t sleep with my guy” disease.   Honestly, I’m glad Sam got some.  I don’t think it was out of character for him to sleep with her.  But then again we don’t really know Sam, we only know Sam after loosing Jess – I think we know Sam in a black pit of despair /anger and obsession.  First season Sam isn’t second season Sam – he’s done some growing and changing (so has Dean).  He’s also a 23 year old and it’s been awhile.  

I like the choice made about how to show a werewolf.  A little bit of background here: Werewolves (and I’m talking pre Hollywood) have been represented in a whole range of physical descriptions from totally human with the mind of a wolf to totally wolf with the mind of a human or totally wolf with the mind of a wolf.  The choice made was a legitimate choice.  I was disappointed with the choice to make her linked to the moon (this was a modern addition to the legends).  I was sad by the choice of using silver bullets, pre Hollywood there were only 2 mentions of death by silver in werewolf legends- one was by bullet and one was a silver knife – I WAS gratified to see the knife in this ep (I think it may have been a shout out to anyone who had looked that deeply into the legends) a note on the original ledged of the silver bullet, it was from a communion chalice and it was re blessed after being shaped into a bullet.  I can forgive Hollywood for being Hollywood.  

I’m disappointed by fan reaction – but then again I think I’m watching the show differently (or for different reasons?) and I think I may have a very different education and upbringing then a lot of fans (not to mention I’m older).  I’m not saying my reaction is better than anyone else’s but this ep’s been getting a lot of bashing that I don’t think it deserved.  I honestly felt this was a well written and well played ep.  I loved the last scene.  And yes I do hope that Sam starts to understand what exactly he has asked of Dean.  And no I didn’t cry.   

Comments

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trystan830
Mar. 24th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
well, i liked your review. :D

post it at obsessions and dean_sam. :D
bodgei
Mar. 24th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
thanks. I'm still pissed about the reaction this ep is getting - and I've noticed alot of people saying basicly that Sera can't write... or that she writes a good ending but can't lead up to it... OK hookman is in my "not my fav ep" (for various reasons on of witch being that I am the kid of a minister and that you can't just walk into a church and get all the comunion silver - I mean come on!) classifcation but I can't think of another ep of hers that is in the "not my fav" set - but I'll have to go back and check. Honistly I think she writes the best Sam (she is SO a Sammy girl)
trystan830
Mar. 24th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
i've actually only seen about a half dozen posts or comments on my massive flist from people who were bored with it, and the Sammy-scene did nothing for them.

speaking of Sammy-scenes, have you read the new version of my fic i sent?
bodgei
Mar. 24th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
nope I JUST loged on now I did read the first version you sent me...
trystan830
Mar. 24th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
hehe... i sent a version last night, too. :D
bodgei
Mar. 24th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
yeah - I h aven't been on.

Mom's trying to get me to write to Sera now... I had made a comment that she was probably seeing all this smak that has been written about her this week and I know how I woudl feel about it.
trystan830
Mar. 24th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
hehe... yeah write to Sera. :D
bodgei
Mar. 24th, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
at this point I think I may come off as a crazy b*&^h if I write her...
trystan830
Mar. 25th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
awwww
bodgei
Mar. 25th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
but then again we both know I am a crazy bitch...
trystan830
Mar. 25th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
nah,....
bodgei
Mar. 25th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
disterbed?
trystan830
Mar. 26th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
nope. :D
bodgei
Mar. 26th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
obessed?
trystan830
Mar. 26th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
maybe....
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