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Dean fetches beers out of the Impala and offers one to Bobby who refuses. I guess Bobby’s on the wagon after his four month long drinking binge. They cover the plan one more time, they had to roadhaul Luther again with an iron chain. Ghosts and their iron deficiencies. Sam asks Dean how he’s feeling, he says fine, but that was really a setup for Bobby and Sam to needle him about his little quitting speech. Dean gets all tough guy, and Sam says “Aww,” while Bobby claims he’s adorable. Bobby leaves, and as he goes there’s a gorgeous landscape shot of the green mountains in the background. Good thing this is supposedly Colorado. If this was Ohio again, that would have been awkward. 

Sam asks Dean if what he saw. Dean plays it cool, only mentions the sheriff, then looks into Sam’s eyes and sees a flash of yellow. Holy crap! Wait, wasn’t the sickness, uh oh. Me thinks a deep seeded fear has surfaced. Or maybe that was for real? I’m sure that’s something we’re meant to find out in the future. ”Howlermonkeys,” Dean replies. I also suspect he was going to tell Sam the truth until he saw that flash of yellow. 

“Nothing I couldn’t handle,” followed by a close up of the trademark Dean in avoidance look. We know that look, all tough on the outside, but there’s that little crack on the inside. He won’t be shaking that feeling anytime soon. For a scene that many dismissed as a throw away scene, this one had some major foreshadowing.  

Oh, but wait! Bonus!! We are back to “Eye of The Tiger” and the fist pumps from the front seat of the Impala. ”Supernatural presents Jensen Ackles.” He pops up from the front seat, lip synching the words in perfect coordination. Jensen has obviously seen Survivor’s video to this several times, for he’s got several of the moves down to perfection. I barely hear Jared laughing in the background, because my laughter is drowning his out. Jensen climbs out of the Impala window, takes his place on the hood, and kills us with moves like pointing in the air, shooting the arms out to the side, and pointing at the eyes, a la bad music videos from the 1980’s. But then he adds his own bit, he plays his leg like a guitar! That’s a new one. Finally, he brings the first chorus home with the arms stretching out, exactly like the video. He gives a gorgeous smile over the huge applause and all that hype from the last few weeks was worth it. What a huge payoff! Bravo Jensen and he’s definitely got a great shot at a career as video rock star when his gig with Supernatural is done. 

 
My grade overall on this one is an A-. Just like with “Mystery Spot” this was the perfect combination of humor, horror, and emotional drama, but this didn’t move as smoothly or was as cleanly executed. Still, it was a winner, and gave us some huge moments we’ll never forget. A++ for the music video though. Too priceless.   

Comments  

Tigershire
# Tigershire 2008-10-28 22:49
OK, here is a bit on the Buruburu for you (you were close). http://theshadowlands.net/ghost/japanese.html

I too found the combination of calm, cool and collected Bobby and Sam a bit...unusual. The lack of urgency was quite noticable to me.

Also, I had a thought about the ghost sickness. In a few other sites, some folks said they didn't believe that Dean would act the way he did, even frightened that much. Perhaps so but he was actually haunted by the ghost sickness - so perhaps some of that was actually Luthor?? Like Dean was haunted by Luthor himself in total freak out mode?

Anyhow, It was a very entertaining episode all the way around - I loved it.

Cheers
Tigershire
Tigershire
# Tigershire 2008-10-28 22:49
OK, here is a bit on the Buruburu for you (you were close). http://theshadowlands.net/ghost/japanese.html

I too found the combination of calm, cool and collected Bobby and Sam a bit...unusual. The lack of urgency was quite noticable to me.

Also, I had a thought about the ghost sickness. In a few other sites, some folks said they didn't believe that Dean would act the way he did, even frightened that much. Perhaps so but he was actually haunted by the ghost sickness - so perhaps some of that was actually Luthor?? Like Dean was haunted by Luthor himself in total freak out mode?

Anyhow, It was a very entertaining episode all the way around - I loved it.

Cheers
Tigershire
Alice
# Alice 2008-10-29 00:04
Thank you! I wondered about that, but the time for research was limited this week. I was hoping someone would educate on this. Unfortunately, my Japanese is a little rusty! :D
Sydney2011
# Sydney2011 2008-11-18 05:18
Great fun! Does anyone know what the music is that Dean is running from the cute dog at the start? They've used it before in all the seasons but only ever the guitar riff bit. It's driving me crazy!
Flamboyant
# Flamboyant 2009-10-11 10:35
So, Alice, I want to know - why was Dean picked instead of Sam? Because of what he had done in Hell? :ugeek:
Flamboyant
# Flamboyant 2009-10-11 10:35
So, Alice, I want to know - why was Dean picked instead of Sam? Because of what he had done in Hell? :ugeek: