11.14 The Vessel
Writer: Bob Berens
Director: John Badham
A tribute to those who made unflinching sacrifices in World War II to protect our future.
Truth be told, Berens does not disapPOINT.
WHAT DID I WATCH?
THE TITLE: “THE VESSEL”
MILK, COFFEE, BEER, AND WATER
No one wants that Milk
Dean needs to stop saying “It’s a Milk run.” Because it never is.
Sam gets the coffee
Sam’s caffeine induced quest for knowledge reveals the powerful weapon of the Hand of
God on a World War II submarine which sank.
Dean gets the beer
“You drank all the coffee, so what am I supposed to drink, water?”
Na. Lucifer gets all the water
NOW THAT’S DISTURBING!!
Watching the humiliation of Crowley was most uncomfortable to watch.
(Luci is going to pay for this!!)
SIGILS AND SYMBOLS
(Did Sam send Lucifer to heaven?…uh oh.)
Points And Finger Points
(I want that hairpin!)
Dean lit with a halo effect:
Nostalgic lighting to Red Danger Light
Behind pointy weapons:
Low Eye-level With Dean
Emphasizes the powerless…
Or those overwhelmed by loss:
The Bunker is set in a Shadow Cage.
Robert Mackay: submarine technical advisor
For an interview on the production design by Jerry Wanek read this article:
Acting and Dialogue recreated the tight confined spaces:
Crewman: “Look out. Coming through. Coming through.”
Abandoned derelict wharf
The Incredible Detail of Sam’s Research:
THE BECHDEL TEST
So far in Season 11, 6 out of 13 episodes have passed this easy gender fairness Bechdel test,
or 46% of the episodes.
Normally, I would be DEPRESSED, but this failed gender fairness test was completely overshadowed
by a positive comment about gender equality referencing Rosie the Riveter.
Women were called upon during the war to do men’s work and these women proved
that they could do a “man’s job” and do it well.
The poster resurfaced and became an iconic image for Feminists in the early 1980’s.
So many contenders!!
Mark Sheppard’s performance of Crowley’s humiliation with a tinge of suppressed anger was disturbing
All the crew, Grant Harvey (Petey), Taylor St. Pierre (Galley Cook / Harris) and
Darren Dolynski (Captain Dearborne) took us to another time and quickly
established a connection. We did not want to lose these people.
The beautiful and talented European star, Weronika Rosati, as Delphine Seydoux,
captivated her audience with a literally kickass performance.
Bravo Femme De Lettres!
Richard Stroh ruled as Befehlsleiter Gumprecht.
Jensen Ackles (Dean) impressed us with his complex dialogue scene with Delphine interrupted
by Petey and he overwhelmed us with emotion at the end making everyone reflect
on the tragic loss.
The real mind bending performance was Misha Collins acting as Lucifer, as played by
Mark Pellegrino who portrayed Castiel, as performed by Misha Collins.
That’s one for the record books.
CONGRATULATIONS MISHA COLLINS!
FROM THE REAR VIEW
(Sorry No Baby)
FOREVER DREAMING TRANSCRIPT
IMDB: CAST LIST
SUPERNATURAL FANS ON LINE: SCREENCAPS
SPRINGFIELD SPRINGFIELD: SCREENCAPS
TWEETS: Jim Michaels and Jose Manzano
MINDEN PHOTO: Diver on the wreck of the US Submarine tender USS Macaw
5 out 5 One Hit Wonders