: Last Call
December 5, 2019 9:32 PM - Season 15, Episode 7 -
Dean goes off on his own to take on a case; and Castiel has an idea on how he can help Sam track down God.
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I had to check if Dean's old pal had been on the show before. He hadn't. That's a little surprising, given all the characters coming back this season! I feel like this would have landed a little harder if it was a character we knew. It wouldn't surprise me if they wrote this around some hunter character we saw way back in season two or something, but then they couldn't get the actor. Christian Kane was good, though.
fans know that the guy excels at playing nuanced, self-pitying villains who could have been heroes if not for a few really shitty choices.
I had Kane pegged as the killer from the get-go, and I think everybody else probably did too. The show hardly seemed to be trying to hide it, given the shifty look the guy did when he was caught in the lie about how he didn't know the missing girl. So the only suspense came in finding out WHY the guy had gone bad, and while the episode was a little slow getting there the final confrontation was some good stuff.
obliterates my idea that the series ends with Dean giving up hunting to run a bar. He actually seemed a little judge-y about his friend doing that. Dean might daydream about settling down, in Michael-induced visions, but it seems like he plans to keep hunting until the end. If anything I think Kane's character was like a dark reflection of Dean, everything he'd never want to be.
After the show spent a couple of seasons (unfairly!) making a big deal about how old and undesirable Dean has become, lately it seems like he's getting a lot of attention. Here the wannabe Denzel sheriff seemed to be flirting with him(?), the waitress was
him and he got TWO pats on the ass. (One was admittedly just a hetero bro ass-pat, but it still counts!) Mostly it seems like he's getting flattering remarks from dudes, and not women. It started with the Jack-demon telling Dean he was gorgeous and I've noticed it a few other times this season, it's a thing. Dean seems to just shrug it off, but he doesn't get all freaked out by gay-ish stuff anymore so I'm calling that progress for our boy.
Ackles got to sing again, which was cute but makes me worry he's maybe got a little too much pull this season, what with all the singing and people swooning over him. The swooning and singing aren't BAD, but it needs to maybe calm down a little!
on December 6, 2019 [
I thought the waitress that was hitting on Dean would be the killer, but that Kane knew. I was surprised that she wasn't involved at all.
on December 7, 2019
I had Kane pegged as the killer from the get-go
Yeah, this one suffered from the same issue that a lot of the police-procedurals do: it's easy to tell who the killer is because it's the one actor you recognize from a zillion other shows. Not that I minded seeing Christian Kane again (I miss the Librarians!) but yeah, not really any mystery there.
This episode totally obliterates my idea that the series ends with Dean giving up hunting to run a bar.
As best I can tell, that was the main point of this episode? Dean seemed to also be considering giving up hunting, and this glimpse of a dark-mirror version of himself seemed a very deliberate way of closing off that possibility and re-affirming that he can't/won't ever stop hunting.
on December 8, 2019
The giveaway with Christian Kane was when he was all "nope, don't recognize her" and the waitress was all "doesn't she come in like,
?" "Oh yeah,
one...." Sigh. That was a little weaksauce.
I love me some Christian Kane and the bro-singing, but he deserved better.
"After the show spent a couple of seasons (unfairly!) making a big deal about how old and undesirable Dean has become, lately it seems like he's getting a lot of attention."
Jensen Ackles is still hot and the previous episodes making him sound old and busted was just wrong, wrong, wrong. I don't know how the man does it, but he's still goddamned gorgeous.
on December 9, 2019
Finally caught this one on streaming and it was...ok. Mrs Ber liked her Dean singing. Good to see Dean and Cas starting to communicate. I suspect Sam is being set up for trauma at the death of another female character. Been there, done that, won't forgive this show for offing Charlie.
on December 18, 2019 [
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