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09 February 2010 @ 05:52 pm
5.13 The Song Remains The Same: We Have To Try  
5.13 The Song Remains The Same: We Have To Try
The past is prologue:
Anna hunts John and Mary,
Fought by Team Free Will. 

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The icon on this one is by bakinblak . Thanks!

I've been dealing with the East Coast Snowmageddon. Hope everyone's staying warm and safe!

Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: "The Song Remains The Same" by Led Zeppelin
mattheal: family dramamattheal on February 11th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
Absolutely amazing! I love your reviews, they always help me put my thoughts in order.

Like Dean, I have to believe there’s more to life than being forced to take part in someone else’s hair-pulling catfight. I have to believe the choices I make matter.
bardicvoice: TeamFreeWill by <lj user=bakinblak>bardicvoice on February 12th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
Thank you!

And we matter ... :)
ext_214454 on February 12th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
Regular lurker reporting for the first time!

Lovely analysis, as per usual. The time-travel-paradox issues had my eyes spinning, but this episode was so good for the drama.

One question, though -- what of the deals that Azazel made in "In the Beginning"? Here's assuming that he was targeting the, uh, "Cain-and-Abel" bloodline, which comes from John. Why the deals? Why couldn't he have just traced the kids down and tainted their blood with his? (And he ended up killing Mary anyway) It's been a while since I saw ITB, so forgive me if I'm forgetting something obvious, but even so.

"how Mary and the brothers realized John had gone to the garage after his phone call"

I wondered that, too - before I thought that maybe Mary figured that the only place John would go on such short notice and promise to return so quickly from - without specifying its name - would be his workplace.

And, uh, I've only ever seen snow twice in my life, and both times I was thousands of miles away from home, so sorry, I can't sympathise. :p

Take care!

~ Maithreyi
(Anonymous) on February 13th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
The song remains the same
I love this review and your theory about Michael being the one to let Anna "escape" and allow him to make first contact with Dean is spot on. I honestly didn't think of this, but it does make since. I love Castiel in this episode. He is showing more and more how he feels about Sam. His perspective is changing from what he was told to believe. He is seeing Sam for who Sam really is, not who heaven told him to believe Sam is. I love that!!
Two things that stand out in my mind about this episode. One is the cars. I knew you would mention that, but the 70 blue chevelle that Dean and Sam drive to get to there mom and dad's home was gorgeous. That was my favorite, and the firebird that Anna lands on. Also the lies that Anna tells Uriel to get him to do was she wants. She says that Dean and Sam killed him, but she did and that she was still his superior in the future. Both lies, and proved that she wasn't the angel we had known her to be when Sam and Dean first met her. It also proved once again how much Castiel had changed from when we first met him, because the torture he endured didn't change him as it did her. If anything it made him a better "man" than he was before. Perfect symmetry for what Dean and Sam have endured and how they have taken that and became better men. Those 3 are definately Team Free Will. I look forward to future episodes and seeing that relationship continue to develop. I have already seen the next episode as I write this, so I'm really looking forward to your take on it. I think it was my favorite so far this season. Talk with you soon.
saltnburnemsaltnburnem on February 23rd, 2010 04:13 am (UTC)
Team Free Will for the win!
Thanks for another fab meta! I loved seeing young Mary kick a** in the garage, including the huge stab with the crow bar. It made her out to be a formidable hunter.