In an effort to make up for how late this is, lots of caps! So Alice and Jenniffer’s headache is your gain, readers. “Clap Your Hands…” was directed by John F. Showalter, who also directed this season’s “Two and a Half Men” and last year’s “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid.” So in his three experiences on this show, he’s had zombies, a baby, and fairies! Awesome!
I love the X-Files type on the bottom of the screen. Also, the light through the cornfield is lovely. It’s very atmospheric.
The whole credit sequence was awesome, except for the tease with Misha. Why did he have to be in the credits but not in the episode? Wah! But this was sweet. I like the X-Files a lot, and this homage was just so fun.
I loved the whole walking dialogue scene. It just feels so much more real when the conversations happen while something else is going on, like when Dean is cleaning weapons or when they’re walking, like in this scene. Because, really, people love to multitask. We usually do other things while we’re having a conversation. Plus, isn’t this just a lovely street scene?
This is a great angle on this watchmaker’s table. It’s so interesting! It makes me so curious about how watches are made. It also makes it seem like there could be a fairy hovering just above the lamp, watching.
What a cool shot of Dean running through the lit-up corn rows. Man, why is corn so scary at night? And being chased by “aliens” really doesn’t help either.
This is the first of a few very interesting POV shots we got in this episode. We’re basically the door right now.
I’m going to use this super hilarious moment to talk about this hotel room. It’s my favorite of the season so far. Just look at that place! It’s got a bison painting, an over-the-top patriotic painting, a fabulous corn divider, hideous wallpaper, and that’s just one side of the room!
The other side of the room has this amazing table and chairs, plus that super forest wall mural. Man, this hotel room is all kinds of ugly awesome. Really good job, production team!
Dean’s crack about blogs having no punctuation was hilarious. And he wasn’t kidding! Just look at this blog! There are typos and misspelled words all over the place. Nice job backing up the script on this one, considering we fans just love to take a look at this stuff.
Fairy POV! Dean vs. the fairy was so funny, and the microwave death was pretty ingenious. Plus, I’m just going to take the opportunity here to say that Dean’s huh? faces are comedy gold. Man, Jensen pulls some amazing faces sometimes.
Microwave POV! It gets even worse with the black gunk all in there from Dean’s perspective. I didn’t include that one because it reminds me of the old microwave at work that everyone used but no one cleaned. Yeah, it was pretty nasty.
I think it’s probably pretty obvious by now that I’m a sucker for anything to do with the Impala, and this is no exception. I really like this shot into the back window, especially since you can see Dean glancing over at Sam in the rear-view mirror. That’s really pretty cool.
This is just lovely with the super black void on the left half of the screen and the lit-up glass block window on the right half of the screen and the high-contrast lighting on Dean. Sumptuous.
This show can even make sitting in a crappy bar/restaurant look amazing. Also, we all know Jared is a very large man, but seriously, look how little he makes that booth look. The other guy is a normal size and fits right in there, but Jared? If he moves his leg, it’s going to destroy that table.
It’s hard to tell from the still shots, but this was one of the more interesting POV shots of the episode. It looked like this scene was shot with one of the Ghostfacers camera setups they wear so they can walk around the building and film themselves. It felt almost like there was another fairy flitting about in front of Dean.
This is a really cool shot of the prison cell. I love all the shadows the bars are casting on all the walls. Obviously, I am also a sucker for shadows!
I really like this shot of Sam with the shotgun in the awesome watchmaker’s shop. He’s fighting an invisible leprechaun, sure, but he looks kind of badass anyway.
What a gorgeous way to end the episode. This felt really old school, didn’t it, the way the two of them are just sitting there on the car drinking beer. I kind of wish it could last forever. What did you guys think about the visuals in this episode? There were some really cool POV shots in this one, weren’t there? Loved it.