Now that we’ve all had a chance to mostly forget what we saw in “Sacrifice,” I figured it was the perfect time to revisit the episode and take a look at all the pretty. And let me tell you, there was a LOT of pretty in this episode. So. Much. Pretty. In fact, there were so many great shots that I had to split my visual review into two parts because it would have been insanely long otherwise. So let’s delve into part 1 of my visual review of “Sacrifice” and see what we can see, shall we?
I always like shots that have the action we’re interested in framed off to the side and not the center. It’s a great visual and very pleasing to the eye. This episode starts off with that right away and keeps on using it, to my ocular enjoyment.
Yes, I admit this shot is hard to look at because JODI!!!! Don’t be hurt! But the framing is awesome, and the way she’s partially reflected in the mirror is really great.
Another pretty shot with our heroes framed left of center. There may be a lot of those in this review, but doesn’t it look nice? And anytime we get to see the bunker is a win in my book.
I just love this billboard. Some of the chili names are really fun. “Chili Con Carnage” is a personal favorite. “Phil’s Smokin’ Hot Chili Pepper Pot” may be a nod to this episode’s director, Phil Sgriccia. And the “Burn Twice Chili” made me think maybe Sam was going to end up in Hell again somehow. Foreshadowing, perhaps?
Look how ominous that chili devil looks in this shot. It’s like he’s just waiting to get his hands on that tablet.
I love, love, love this shot in Bobby’s scrap yard. Sniff. Bobby feels.
NOOOOOOOO! That’s Bobby’s Chevelle!!!!! DAMN IT, SHOW!!! Why must you spring surprise Bobby feels on me? I am still not over it! I WILL NEVER BE OVER IT!
The giant scroll sight gag will ALWAYS be funny. Heheheheh, it’s a giant scroll. Somebody’s compensating for something!
This shot just makes me laugh. It’s like all of the wind went to Sam and completely ignored Dean. You know how some people have chemicals in their blood that make bugs like to bite them more? Sam is like that with wind. The wind is like, “I just HAVE to get into that hair.”
When trapping demons in handcuffs, it’s very important to include John Paul Jones’ Led Zeppelin symbol. In case the demon wants to rock out or something.
Ignore stupidhead Metatron for a moment and just gaze upon the delicious streaming light behind him. Fabulous. You can even see the breaks in the light from the blinds. I love that so much.
This church set was AMAZEBALLS. Just so good. I like this juxtoposition here with the king of Hell right in front of the giant crucifix. Nice imagery.
This is a really cool shot of Sam in the confessional, too. It’s so sparse. Most of the shot is darkness. Lovely. Plus, who doesn’t like a profile shot?
I mean, just look at this church! That location is a horrible place for a church, so no wonder it is abandoned in the “Supernatural” world. But it is an amazing set.
This. Is. The. Creepiest. Crucifix. EVER.
And on that note, thus concludes part 1 of my visual review of “Sacrifice.” There’s so much goodness packed into this episode, and we haven’t even gotten to the most iconic images of the episode!