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And again, sorry for the delay on this, but I've been busy working on other projects (see 12 Days of Supernatural Christmas) that have been taking up a lot of time! Anyway, "Caged Heat" was directed by Robert Singer, a very familiar name in the "Supernatural" world, and not just because he has a character named after him.
I don't know why, but I just like the way this knife tray looks right here. It's kind of stark. And I know that's blood, but it's fake TV show blood, so it's okay to think it looks pretty. *nods*
The light! Oh, my god, the light. As we all know, I am a sucker for streaming light, so this is right up my alley. Just look at the extreme bands of dark and light on the left of the screen there. Lovely.
I like how Sam is just kind of draped on the floor there. He's very artistic when he gets knocked out. Also, I really like it when they squat in run-down houses instead of staying in hotel rooms. I love the look of run-down buildings. They have so much character.
Seriously, just look how amazing this house is. I love it. And yes, we're all totally looking at the set design and not at the tied-up Winchesters. Ahem. Anyway, the production team did a great job this episode with all the dilapidated buildings: first this house and then Crowley's monster building. They're both so grungy and dirty and really fun to look at. The best part is that the sets on this show always look so organic. They never look like a set. They look like a house that hasn't been inhabited in years, or an abandoned building or wherever they are. This show always looks like it has three times the budget it does.
What a cool shot of the spell components with all the flames and the candles. Also, I want to know why one has to use black candles for that sort of thing. Do supernatural beings have a color preference? Do black candles burn better? Is it purely for looks? Do they smell like black licorice when they burn? Am I overthinking this? (The answer to that one is yes.)
I'm just going to take a minute to be shallow here because I really have no good reason for posting this shot except that I really like this barely there profile of Dean with just a kiss of light on his face, and grandpa all blurry and no doubt glaring in the background.
I like how this shot is behind the TV so all the TV accessories are sort of framing Cass here. Very nice. And I like how appropriately confused he is, heh.
Apparently, I need to add characters in closeup profile to the list of things that I'm a sucker for because man, there have been some awesome profile shots this episode. Also, Cass doesn't do a lot of staring into nothing. He's usually looking at someone or something, speaking to someone. He looks really pensive here. I hope he's not thinking about his civil war and how badly it's going for him. Which I am curious to know more about, so I hope we see that in the second half of the season.