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Samuel and Sam just chilling on the couch drinking beer is just so random and odd. But this shot of them is pretty cool. I still don't know why they decided to tell Roy and Brenna about what they do and who they really are, but I do enjoy Sam making that couch look like doll's furniture. Seriously, nothing Sam sits on looks like real-person furniture.
This is a fantastic angle, and I adore how it was shot through all that stuff on the restaurant table. Again, nothing is in focus that's not essential to the scene.
What a cool monster's-eye-view right here. All the fractured pieces are reminiscent of this season's title card and of the Lucifer/Sam conversation in "Swan Song." In other words, nothing good comes from a fractured view.
The intense shadowing in this scene is lovely. The only source of warmth in the whole room is that lamp, and it's doing a poor job at that. The blue undertones on everything is gorgeous, and I love the giant shadow Dean is projecting on the wall. It's so moody.
Oh, poor put-upon Dean. The guy just can’t catch a break, can he? He’s finally got Sam back and re-souled, and what does Sam want to do? Go poking at the wall. And Dean knows it’s a bad idea. Even if he hadn’t been given countless warnings, he’d know instinctively that this was a bad idea. But he just can’t say no to his brother, even now. He doesn’t have to be happy about it, though. But in this shot, the way it’s framed with blackness all around him, Dean just looks so alone.
All that string crossing Sam's face makes it look like he's already caught in a web. Again, cool foreshadowing.
Yay, another shot with stuff in the foreground! I love those. All those shots of Sam and Samuel through the plants were really, really cool. As much as this show deals with the supernatural, it doesn't often have time for the very natural like this, with plants and in a park and all that. Plus, it just really looks cool in black and white with all the blurring and whatnot.
I cannot mention how much I love this location. It's even cooler from this perspective, I think. Quite possibly my favorite warehouse. And it's very New England, too, with the wooden planking like that. Nice job, location people!
Here is a perfect example of an extreme close-up and the whole "cutting people's faces out of the frame" thing that happened a lot in the flashback parts. Gosh, it's just so cool! I'm running out of adjectives to describe it, honestly. I'm just going to draw little hearts around all these shots and write "Arde+Cool Shots 4 Ever" on my notebooks instead of paying attention in class.
I cannot even handle it anymore. Look at this shot of the pistol! It's so stark and harsh and gorgeous. I really, really love this shot.
The lighting here is fantastic. Dean’s got light streaming through an open window at him, but Sam’s is partially blocked because he still feels shuttered up and slightly closed off about the whole wall thing. He’s trying to keep it together as best he can, but he’s Sam, so he just has to test the limits. We all know where that takes him. Also, I like the contrast between Sam’s pretty neat bed and the chaos of Dean’s couch. It’s like Sam felt he couldn’t control much in his life, so he decided he could control his belongings and always be neat. Dean, on the other hand, had so many other things to worry about that cleanliness just was not important enough to care about.
Really, I’ve never had such a hard time restricting myself in my shot selection before. I heard from a few of you that you were curious to hear what I would have to say about this episode, so I apologize for the tardiness. I had kind of a crazy week, but I hope to get back on track this week. Also, for everyone who’s been commenting, I really do appreciate it. I often don’t have time to answer comments, which I need to work on, but I do look at them, and I think it’s great that some of you are looking at episodes in a new way because of these articles. Just know that I am humbled and really pleased by your responses, that they don’t go unnoticed. Right, and before I forget, my favorite shots this week are 15, 20, and 7. Winchesters and guns. It doesn’t get much better, does it?