Something struck me?

Why do I hate this episode so much?

Last night I tuned into watch the boys on re-run on Sky-Living and we’re up to season 3 episode 3 Ghost-facers, penned by Ben Edlund. Now I still can’t abide ghost-facers, at any price, even on re-watch. But I caught the last ten minutes of this stupid section of the show, and something caught my eye. Dean had sabotaged their movie and the boys were on there way out of their house. The boys, yes to my surprise were laughing. Even Sam, who is usually stern and moody was clearly having so much fun with the thought that his brother had performed, a smart move. 

The boys personalities were so different pre-hell!

I came to the conclusion that this happy (time) hour was pre-hell. Now the boys as we know were much younger, and care free in those days gone by. But it was wonderful to see spontaneous humor. Had Hell changed those personalities so much, that they are now unable to mature, and capture those lovable boys ever again?  Was Hell a mind-field that screwed with their minds so much. And was a path that turned their emotions so dark, they are unable to laugh, as they once did. They were very pranky men, getting their own backs on stupidity, that didn’t agree with them. So have the writers been consistent in the boys mood swings that they have changed, matured and are unable to show feelings of laughter and big smiles. 😦 As they appear so god damn miserable now. 

Has hell changed Dean in particular so much?

So Bella would like to discuss today, are the boys more miserable these days, with good reason? Or, have they simply lost the ability to laugh and be spontaneous getting their own backs on people for affect. Has hell lost something in their personality deep within, that they may never get it back. So you no my drill angels, getting tapping away on those keys and leave me a few lines soon ….

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4 thoughts on “Something struck me?

  1. So, in the early years, the series started out with MOW and evolved into the myth arc that was Kripke’s vision. He reeled us in to love the Winchesters as young heroes. 22 yo Sam and 26 yo Dean. As the series developed and the larger story unfolded, the Winchesters suffered more loss of a human kind, plus Hell experienced by both. Life(and death) became more serious and as they matured the pranks got less and less. I loved the one where they play pranks of each other- the itching powder, the superglue- I think it was” Bloodlust” but that was early on. The characters were developing and exploring new emotions. Once the Apocalypse, Leviathan, and Hell Gates are part of the mix, the life of the characters is so much more serious. Sam’s guilt at his perception of his failures as revealed in the finale explain why he is hesitant to stop and have fun. There is still humor in witty quips, but the pranking and laughter well, that is why in LARP and the REAL GIRL, it was a pleasure to see that Sam acknowledges that they both need some fun and he lets Dean get into it and in fact in PACMAN, there is a reference that they will attend the next LARPing convention- so one is led to believe that their lighter moments are off screen. Hell how could Dean goof around when Sam was so ill this season? In remember the Titans, Dean teases Sam a bit by answering Sam’s question as to what do we know that has Bourne fighting skills, dies often and picks violent women? Dean replies with :YOU:. Dean’s humor but in retrospect it hurt Sam- see Jared’s facial reaction- and added to his list of failures.It was humorous to see Dean playing with the sword in the MOL cave, but Sam is so serious as much is at stake so he is not willing “to play”.Dean tries to lighten the mood-but Sam is focused. It was humorous and sad to see Sam’s recollection of their childhood trip(if it was real or hallucinated). Sam is super focused and serious most of season 8. He has serious work to do.
    I think your right there they were exploring their emotions. That is what I secretly loved about that episode that he admitted they BOTH needed some down time and yes he actually smiled. Oh I get this about season 8, not necessarily this season I was getting at, but in general seasons 1-3 were so young and free, and you felt that free spirit knocked out of them and is so sad to see as the supernatural has taken their youth away. 😦 There spark for humor has no doubt receded and it really does show. Focusing on the bad stuff really takes the humor aspect away, to the point where they almost don’t no how to laugh any longer because the job to a degree won’t let them/allow them to. I miss those goofy pranks in the car like Dean putting that plastic spoon in his mouth whilst he was asleep.

    He tells Kevin that he should slow down and do something fun or he will burn out, but Kevin is focused. Was that the real Sam-I forget. Sam and Dean’s smiles from the pranks they pulled on Ghost-facers made the two episodes re-watchable. If they do re use the Ghost-facers, for comic relief, I hope it let’s us see Sam and Dean laugh-otherwise UGH! Although I did like seeing Sammy at the dead guy’s birthday party. It is a serious show injected with humor, but it would not make our characters believable if at 30 and 34 they did childish pranks. We all grow up. However, they can still laugh. Just raving.
    I appreciate too the boys grow up, but deep inside there is still that childish boy still yearning to escape and try his hand once again. There were bits of this episode I did enjoy, but as an episode it was a poor choice for me. May be I didn’t get the humor 😉 I really do hate sometimes how the supernatural has changed the boys boyish behavior, as it does show. Not having any smiles or some means of fun activity must depress their moods any way. Being totally focused on the job cannot be healthy, can it?

    Thank you for the comments,
    Love Aunty B xxxx

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  2. I think this season there was no time for fun. As soon as Dean got back they had to look for Kevin and then from then on the whole “close the gates of hell” idea was their main priority. I loved in past episodes where Dean would say lets go to Vegas or lets go to the grand Canyon we deserve some fun.
    I get this about this season, but even from season 4ish onward’s they’ve both changed in temperament and moodiness like their spirits been knocked out of them. True that the gates are their main concern, and they did have a degree of fun in the Larping episode. But yes I love those spontaneous, lets drop everything’ and take a breather. They do need more of those. I even miss Bitch & Jerk. 😦

    Thank you for the comments,
    Love Aunty B xxxx

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    1. I do not believe they have lost their spirits and Purgatory seems to have reenergized Dean in a way we haven’t seen in a long while. I’ve seen Dean having fun and laughing and equipping this season be pause that’s how Dean handles some of his stress.

      I think the fire is still present but that the fire is more focused. They are older and more tempered like fine swords, I’d say. They still know how to laugh and have fun but their energy is much more channeled.

      Back in those days their problems were also much less world destroying and they had no idea as to how much loss would be in their future. They have died multiple times, lost everyone they ever were close to, been to Hell, saved the world and nearly destroyed it as well, been possessed multiple times and learned so much about how manipulated their lives have been and the history of their extended family that we will never again see the merry pranksters of that season, although from time to time we will catch glimpses. And that’s how it should be. The level of trauma they’ve had to deal with changes a person on a fundamental level, so I feel sad for you if you’re pining for the glory days. Those will never happen again.

      As aside note Ive always had problems with shows that don’t ever have any character growth. Buffy was the first show I ever really got into and part of the reason I loved it was because the people in it remembered the things that happened to them the choices they’d made and how those decisions would come back to bite them. Its also one of the reasons I like this show. Before these types of shows the characters would remain relatively stagnant and none of the things that happened to them made them grow and change and learn. Like Star Trek for example. Each episodexwas brand new and none of the characters seemed to remember things that happened to them even just the week before.Buffy changed that game.

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      1. Back in those days their problems were also much less world destroying and they had no idea as to how much loss would be in their future. They have died multiple times, lost everyone they ever were close to, been to Hell, saved the world and nearly destroyed it as well, been possessed multiple times and learned so much about how manipulated their lives have been and the history of their extended family that we will never again see the merry pranksters of that season, although from time to time we will catch glimpses. And that’s how it should be. The level of trauma they’ve had to deal with changes a person on a fundamental level, so I feel sad for you if you’re pining for the glory days. Those will never happen again.
        I do agree with this that they hadn’t lived their future yet. They had no idea what was going to happen and what would eventually hit them, like a ten ton truck. They have much to be miserable about, yet they do carry on the good cause night and day regardless. You can see clearly, how their lives have changed them and the writing is consistent in showing us this. So it was a good observation to notice that we have viewed this in a very different way.

        Thank you for the comments,
        Love Aunty B xxxx

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