has inspired me to post about my favorite moments of season 8, since she's doing the same and it's always fun to revisit moments from a season and get someone else's thoughts on them.
It should be easy for me to narrow it down, seeing as how now, 18 episodes into S8 on DVD, I'm so disappointed with it that I'm having a hard time finding the motivation to finish the season. It doesn't even feel like watching Supernatural anymore. :-( Which is a story for another time, I guess, but it makes a brightly_lit
But here begins a collection of the things I DID like, starting at the very beginning: the very first minutes of the season, which made me clutch my heart with delight--so good!! Another monster in the woods circling the tent and terrorizing the campers, as we've seen before so many times on SPN, from the very first episodes of S1 ... only this time, the monster is Dean!
Feral, like a cornered animal, SOO far from the Dean we've always known and loved. He casually steals their stuff, because he's forgotten what it's like to be a civilized human being (having just been threatened at gunpoint by someone who's undoubtedly unbalanced, and possibly completely insane, the campers probably figured they got off easy), and disappears into the night. ARRGHHH, everything I could have wanted from Dean's return from purgatory!
There was so much potential in this, to explore the always-uneasy question on SPN (I touch on this a lot in my fic) of whether monsters always deserve to die. Sam and Dean have killed some monsters just because they were monsters, when whether they deserved such an end was very much at question. (I never could bear the way they terrified the ghost in the "fear virus" episode to death when he only became what he was because he'd already been so cruelly tormented with fear in his life.) When Dean COMES OUT OF PURGATORY ACTING LIKE A MONSTER ... what do you do then? The writers could have taken this in a deep and brilliant direction. Would Sam begin to wonder if he should be hunting Dean? Would Sam and Dean become the monsters other hunters were hunting ... and might the other hunters' perspective be justifiable? Would the black-and-white values John instilled in his sons be forced to become shades of grey? What would this mean for these characters? Instead, the writers dipped a toe into the question of whether all monsters deserve killing here and there using Benny, then completely abandoned the whole notion, *le sigh*. Oh, well.
Yes, the first scene was fantastic. If only what followed hadn't involved cheesy music and "Dude, you're ... freakin' alive," and interactions between the brothers that didn't make sense and are never, to my knowledge, explained. Dean sure remembered how to act civilized quickly, and Sam seems ... not excited to see Dean again. wtf?? I mean, even if he REALLY didn't want to hunt anymore and he felt like Dean was all that was tying him to hunting, couldn't he ... I don't know ... find some balls and tell his brother he's out? Even if he was that much of a coward (and we have no reason to believe he is), he still wouldn't be HAPPY Dean was dead just so he didn't have to hunt anymore. I mean, eek. The whole thing feels off. (So now I know what everyone was talking about when they said Sam not looking for Dean never sat right with them!)
BUT AT LEAST THEY DID MANAGE TO WORK IN ONE LAST DICK JOKE. ("I guess standing too close to exploding Dick sends your ass straight to purgatory"--rim shot!) Seriously, though. The dick jokes made me happy.
Perhaps you will also like to share your favorite moments from S8?