Ok….it’s that time of the week again. Already? Wow. Time flies when you’re waiting for a bro confrontation...
So here we go for another episode preview.
When Sammy met Benny…..
Dean’s monster secret is out in the open. Sam met Benny and Sam’s pissed. That was definitely his pissed face. His very pissed face.
I’m pretty happy at least, that one of the brother’s secrets is out in the open, even if that means the ‘personal crap’ is about to hit the fan.
Episode 8.06 “Southern Comfort” is written by Adam Glass. He’s got another Garth episode. It’s his second, as Glass wrote, “Party On, Garth”. I wonder if maybe Garth was Glass’ creation. I know Dabb and Loflin were the first to write Garth in “Season 7, Time for a Wedding”, but I’m wondering if Glass came up with the original character concept and Dabb and Loflin just got the assignment to cover that episode. I have absolutely nothing to base this on other than, as this is the second Garth episode Glass has written, he must like the character, or have some ownership over it.
Tim Andrew directs this episode and actually, he directed “Season 7, Time for a Wedding”, so this will be his second time around the block with Garth too. In addition, Tim directed “Of Grave Importance”. This will be his third episode of “Supernatural”.
Let’s look at the synopsis:
GARTH RETURNS TO HELP SAM AND DEAN ON A CASE — Sam and Dean investigate a murder and find Garth (guest star DJ Qualls) is already on the case. Dean is not happy to learn that Garth has assumed Bobby’s duties, but Garth points out that both Sam and Dean have been missing for the last year and someone needed to do it. The guys discover an “avenging ghost” is responsible for the murders and they need to find the source before the killings starts again.
The thing about Garth is, to me he seems to be quite intuitive. He was right on the money with the guy with the wife who sold her soul in “Season 7, Time for a Wedding” and he was all over Bobby being attached to the flask in “Party On, Garth”, so maybe an outsider coming into and assessing and maybe raising some issues regarading the brother’s situation at this point, is a good thing. Yes? No? Too hopeful?
The promo shows Garth stating that it seems to him, that the brothers are talking to each other but neither is listening. I smiled at this. I wanted to say to Garth, “Oh that’s right, you haven’t known them that long!” Then bam, Sam hits Dean. Meep! Dean says Sam never wanted this life, Sam says you had secrets you had Benny, Dean says you left me to die, for a girl and then…oh gosh, gun out and possibly pointed at Sam…. Meep meep! Hey Dean...this discussion does not require a weapons discharge (happy place, happy place, happy place)!
I really want Sam and Dean to have this out, at least some of it. Yelling at each other…no problemo, but I get upset when they hit each other. I don’t like that, it makes me yell at them via my TV like some insane person who thinks Sam and Dean are real…wait, what? The only time I can think of when one of them pulled a gun on the other is when Sam thought Dean was Lucifer in the "stone number one" coversation. Has there been any other times?
The question of course being, is this all real emotional spillage or is something provoking it…other than their anger and frustration with each other. Promos can be notriously tricky and manipulative in how they depict a scene. I've been tricked by the CW promo team before! Only time will tell the contex. But I’m preparing myself for angst… painful, Winchestery angst. GAH!
The preview clip shows Dean and Garth doing a bit of research. Garth makes the mistake of calling Dean an idjit… Dean tells him in no uncertain terms, if he’s not going say it properly, don’t say it at all…meaning, don’t say it at all. Garth then points out that the brothers are “a little tense around each other” and offers his assistance, just like Bobby would. Oops. Dean, who is already irritated and, well tense, loses it and yells at Garth that he’s not Bobby and he never will be. Garth’s chin wobbles and he tries to explain, the brother’s don’t own Bobby, he belonged to everyone. Dean softens his tone. I love how Dean does this…KABOOOM temper…then realises what he did and tries to be a little kinder, in his own inimitable way.
And…sorry for what I’m about to say but….Dean looks AMAZING in this clip. I love me some cranky Dean. Jensen has to stop getting better looking (Jensen do not stop getting better looking). This show is killing me with the hottness of these guys this season. Once again…sorry… where was I….
This scene is kind of sad isn’t it? The first time I watched it I went, *wibble*. I was so happy/sad that they were talking about Bobby, even if Dean wasn’t, I was. I really like that the thought of someone trying to replace Bobby, not that I think Garth genuinely was, makes Dean flip his lid. I like that Bobby’s missed, that’s they're speaking about him, that he's still in everyone's thoughts….it makes me happy/sad all in one. That’s a “Supernatural” emotion.... Happy/Sad.
So that’s it. It looks like it might be a tad painful...for something completely different.
Are we ready for the confrontation? I am...I'm ready, or as ready as I ever am.
And just out of interest, how does everyone feel about Garth? Is he a good character to keep revisiting? I'd like to hear if you dig the character or not.
Let me know your thoughts.
Enjoy the episode everyone!
See you in reviewland.
EDIT: I found a good copy of the CHCH promo for this episode.