Everyone had such fun with our last roundtable review, we thought that to fill the time during hiatus, we’d do another one! Only this time, let’s go back and review an old episode. The oldest episode in fact. After ten years now, will the pilot look any different to the WFB writers? Does it still stand up or has the show succeeded in spite of it? Read on as Elle, Elle2, Metamorphic Rocks, and Percysowner take a trip down memory lane…
1) What is your favorite scene from the Pilot?
Elle – This is a tricky one – for me it’s a tie between the beginning silhouette moments between Sam and Dean in Sam’s apartment and the very end shot from the trunk perspective, “We’ve got work to do.” Both classic moments in the show, highlight the brothers and the artistry of the filming in the show not to mention some of the darker tones, the emotions and interplay between the boys that the series intends to adopt, and will do very successfully throughout it’s life.
Metamorphic Rocks – It’s difficult to choose, since there are so many good scenes in the pilot. I did manage to narrow it down to two: First, the “22 years ago, Lawrence Kansas” sequence is very well done and crucial to the essence of Supernatural. It sets up the mythology that will be woven throughout the whole series. It’s also one of only two times that we’ll see the whole family together (The other being “The Song Remains the Same” in Season 5). In short, that scene started it all.
Second, and just as important, is the scene where Dean comes charging into Sam’s home and life (literally and figuratively) and the two wrestle and fight. This is the first time we see Sam and Dean together as played by Jared and Jensen, and their great chemistry is noticeable immediately. That scene also perfectly sets up the tension and dynamics between these two brothers that we’ll see played out in many seasons to come.
Percysowner – I like when Sam realizes that the Woman in White is afraid to go home, so he takes her into the house. It showed Sam being smart and thinking like a good hunter.
Elle2 – I love the exposition scene with Sam and Dean walking down the stairs at his apartment building. It’s all right there: their history, (We were raised like warriors.); their differences in opinion: Sam: He gave me a .45. I was nine years old. He should have told me not to be afraid. Dean: Of course you should be afraid. You know what’s out there; the fact that Mary wouldn’t have wanted this (life) for them – we don’t learn that until four seasons later…still; as well as how skilled/knowledgeable they both are with Dean’s ability to strip out the recording to reveal the hidden message underneath, Sam’s immediate recognition of EVP. Plus the kicker part is this: Sam did not want to go. He tried to convince Dean to go without him, and then, when Dean revealed he couldn’t do it alone, and Sam staunchly defended saying: Yes, you can; Dean revealed the reality…he didn’t want to (do it alone). At that moment of honesty, Sam relented, and the road trip began.