The carnage! Oh, the carnage! Are we sensing a theme yet with the shots in this episode? I like all these long views with all this stuff in the foreground. It just gives the viewer so much to look at and really shows off the incredible work the props department and set-building teams do.
This overhead angle is especially cool because of the reflection in the mirror. That’s some great framing right there. Bonus points to Cass for trying to be all casually leaning on the doorframe and failing.
Shots through blinds are always welcome. This one makes it look like Cass is trapped in some sort of prison.
And yet another excellent overhead angle. I feel like I’m just repeating myself at this point, but these all are really just neat. This show usually shoots from a more straight-on angle, so it’s different to see so many overheads in one episode.
Just look at the swagger on these badasses. It’s a thing to behold, isn’t it? If I didn’t know that they were all going to be bested like two seconds from entering that diner, I’d think that whatever they were headed for was in serious trouble.
We haven’t had a whole ton of streaming light in this episode, but here’s some! Through blinds, too, hooray. This was just a good episode for shots of the fab four here just doing their jobs and hunting something.
Let’s end on another long shot with Cass in the deep background and the diner carnage in front of him. It’s a good look at the mess that gets left behind, and one we usually don’t see once the Winchesters skip town. I also like how harsh the overhead lights are, almost like they’re overlit. It’s like that diner is trying so hard to be cheery and bright, and that contrasts wonderfully to all the dead bodies lying around.
Okay, that’s a wrap on “Mommy Dearest.” What did you all think about the great overhead shots and all the crazy stuff happening in these sets? Or locations, but, you know what I mean. My three favorites this week were 13, 8, and 6.