Hits S4 Hits and Misses Part Two
Here it is – the second half of the season four Hits and Misses: and let me tell you, this was not easy so please pardon all the nit-picky misses. They were the only way to get enough misses to compile the list. The hits could go on and on, that’s true and I’m sure there are tons that aren’t mentioned between this and Part One. Season Four was awesome and there could be an entire book dedicated to all the great moments. So state your favourites in the comments below and stay tuned for season five H&M Part One in the next few weeks!
Hit – Death Restores Memories
Miss- Seer Doesn’t See
Ok, ok – I’m grasping. Season four is difficult to find flaws in, at least for me. This was a cool effect and an awesome build up to the introduction of angels in general as well as Castiel specifically. Nevertheless – it is a total shame Pamela lost her vision permanently. Why couldn’t the angels heal her at some point?
Hit – Reveal of Ruby’s Betrayal
Miss – Drunkard Flashback Sam
Some drinking post Dean’s death? Yes, okay. Absolute, constant drunkenness? No, I’m not completely on board with that – particularly while on a hunting/revenge mission. If we learned anything from Mystery Spot it’s that Sam is driven and focused – much like John – when on an undertaking such as he was. I’m not sold on the idea that he’d be drinking all the time and carelessly calling on demons the way he was. I know he was grieving and feeling that Winchester guilt – but come on, this isn’t exactly the Sam Winchester Way.
This episode was dark, intense and emotional. The acting from every party was heart-wrenching and it ended devastatingly. Nonetheless, we were never so clear about where our boys were at mentally or emotionally and nobody can argue it wasn’t an incredible episode all around.
Miss – Teenager Dean – “Sad, Lonely Kid”
For whatever reason, this was always a miss for me – toward the end of After School Special in the flashback where Amanda tells teenage Dean he’s just a sad kid and he insists vehemently that he’s a hero. I’m not going to suggest that that Amanda was off in her assessment or that she was 100% on the ball either, but Dean’s reaction to her just felt out of character to a large degree, at this point in his life. He was looking for approval primarily from his father, not from these people and for him to break cover and react so defensively? Something just a bit off there. (Yes, this is a nitpick, but it’s always bothered me).
Hit: Lollipop Disease begets Fluff Splatter
Honestly, the depressed Teddy was and still is one of the greatest things I have ever seen on television in my life. This stands as one of the many examples of the pure genius that exists in the Supernatural writers room: it’s adult humour that goes just far enough and even if standing wholly independent never ceases to be hilarious.
Miss – Pamela’s Death by Demon
Pam really got screwed in season four. Plain and simple.
Hit: It All Begins
Learning and understanding how it all began was incredible – and remarkably well done. That dogged, bad-ass, dark and gruff absentee father we all knew and love as John Winchester started out as a well-mannered, gentle soul looking for the 2.5 kids and a white picket fence. And lovable little apple-pie baking mother Mary? She was an ass-kicking, demon exercising, soul-trader who made the deal that started it all. Ain’t life grand.
Miss – “You walk out that door, don’t come back.”
Yes, this line was meant to parallel John’s word’s to Sam before he left for Stanford. And yes, it was meant as the so-called straw on the brothers relationship. Yet somehow this seemed uncharacteristic. There were many things that could have been said, equally as harsh and relationship damaging. For example: “if you do this, you won’t be my brother anymore” (I’m not a script writer, people). Somehow, telling Sam to never come back just seems out of character and more importantly, out of place given the situation – even accounting for the anger and hurt. Sam wasn’t leaving the life, he was pursuing what he believed was a solution to the problem. He was physically leaving the room, but that’s all. This line implied something greater that didn’t fit.
To be clear – I’m not overlooking the big/obvious, such as Dean being alive, for example. That’s a big hit, but also a given (in my books at least). Somethings don’t need to be stated to be so. I.e. Supernatural is awesome. So – your thoughts on the list? Agree? Disagree? Your own Hit/Miss list – share below!