It’s dolls gone wild with “Mannequin 3: The Reckoning.” This episode was directed by Jeannot Szwarc, a veteran TV and movie director. This is his first episode of “Supernatural,” but he has directed a few episodes of time-slot competitor “Fringe.” There were some pretty cool shots happening in this episode, visually, so let’s take a look, shall we?
Well, this isn’t an emotional way to start an episode. Nope. Not one bit. I mean, Dean is absolutely not freaking out about how his brother has just finished seizing and is now motionless on the floor. That’s not worry on his face. He’s completely in control of the situation. And seeing Dean lose it never makes me also lose it. Not ever. /Sarcasm.
It is insanely creepy when an inanimate object moves its eyes. I think it’s even worse if said thing looks sideways at you. There’s something about a sideways glance that is just unnerving. This shot makes the dummy seem like it’s looking out and silently judging me, and I don’t like it one bit.
Dean’s cellphone background is a picture of the hotel-room wall from “Clap Your Hands If You Believe.” And those are totally Dean’s feet, meaning he looked at that wall while he was laying on his bed and thought it was kind of cool (he’s right) and decided to take a picture of it. He didn’t get out of the way or stand up or anything. Just a Dean spur-of-the-moment decision to takt something that he liked and keep it with him. Never change, Dean.
You know, I like watching these two when they sit in front of a monitor wall and go through security-camera footage. It has to be tedious as hell, but they both look so adorable all hunched over and concentrating like that. I am also amused as it seems like Sam made his chair higher off the ground just to look that much bigger than his brother.
This is a really cool exterior shot. That smoke stack with the red lights looks really ominous. Nothing good ever happens at night near smoke stacks with red lights on them. That is a completely true fact. I looked it up in the Encyclopedia Ardeotannica.
I love everything about this shot, from the low angle to the mannequin parts strewn about to the lighting. It’s really, really cool.
This is a great angle right here. I’m sure staircases are probably annoying to film because there are only so many ways you can shoot them, but I highly approve of this one. It really makes that staircase look steep, though, doesn’t it?
I like the way this shot is over the Impala’s hood, almost like the camera is sneaking around trying not to be seen, so it takes cover behind this giant car and hopes no one notices. Plus, any shot with the Impala in it is a good one in my book!