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10) Though we all have favorite scenes of the pilot, do you have a least favorite scene, or more specifically, are there any particular scenes you would have liked to see done differently?
Elle - Well, that two years line still bothers me. I know it's meant to have been an error in the script, but still. The one scene I don't like, or rather that feels out of step on reflection is when the boys find John's room and determine salt means he was worried. As hunters, and based on their upbringing salt simply means a spirit is hanging around and this is a preventative measure - not necessarily that it's an uber-concern. They seem to jump here a bit prematurely all things considered about their childhood. It's a minor thing but it always stands out when I watch the Pilot.
Elle2 - I hate to nitpick, but I’ve watched it so many times that there are things I do notice – even as they don’t bother me that much, mostly because I enjoy the Pilot so much, but, since I don’t want to skip the question whilst my companion writers soldier on, I’ll say this: I wish there was some explanation of how Dean got from the payphone he was at after escaping from the sheriff’s office to where Sam and Candace were just in the nick of time. It seems like they skipped something there and all of a sudden Dean was there. It’s not a huge deal, but since this is pre-Cas, he clearly wasn’t transported there and there was no car and no explanation from Sam of where on the road he was, just boom: Candace gets him and then Dean is there at Candace’s place. I know, I know, they only had 43 or 44 minutes, so it’s not a big deal.
Percysowner - I wish they hadn't cut the scene of Dean realizing something was wrong when Sam returns home. It's just a little odd that he drives away and suddenly shows up again.
Metamorphic Rocks - The pilot laid the foundation for the series so effectively, and was so well done, that I don’t really have any least favorite scenes. If I had to nitpick something, the exposition scene when Sam and Dean are walking outside sounded a bit forced and awkward (and this is the scene that Eric Kripke has said in interviews that he wishes he could do over). But the scene was relatively short, and the visually stunning shots make up for the somewhat clumsy dialogue, so it doesn’t take anything away from the excellent episode.
Ultimately, this pilot still stands up to the test of time, and remains a fantastic introduction to the story of Supernatural, and even more importantly, to the relationship of the Winchester brothers.
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