Supernatural: Blood Lust
June 6, 2021 5:06 AM - Season 2, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Sam and Dean meet another hunter, Gordon Walker, whose obsession with killing vampires may get them all killed.
posted by orange swan (3 comments total)
 
Dean: [driving his rebuilt 1967 Chevy Impala] Whoo! Listen to her purr. You ever heard anything so sweet?
Sam: You know, if you two wanna get a room, just let me know, Dean.
Dean Winchester: [talking to the car] Don't listen to him, Baby. He doesn't understand us.

Sheriff: What newspaper did you say you worked for?
Dean: World Weekly News.
Sam: Weekly World News.
Dean: World...
Sam: Weekly World News.
Dean: Wor... I'm new.
Sheriff: Get out of my office.

Sam: [while examining a severed head] Dean, get me a bucket.
Dean: You find something?
Sam: No, I'm going to puke.

[Gordon has just called Sam "Sammy"]
Sam: [Nods his head towards Dean while looking at Gordon, sternly...] He's the only one that gets to call me that.


During the filming of this episode Jared Padalecki injured his hand when he fell badly during a stunt. He thought it was merely sprained and went straight into filming the next episode without having it checked. But it got more and more painful and finally he went to the doctor and discovered that his hand was broken. Because he had already begun filming, he couldn't cast the hand until filming for that episode was finished. The writers ended up writing in an accident for Sam and a "I think she broke my hand" line to explain the fact that for the following few episodes he would be wearing a cast. Padalecki must have an impressively high pain threshold to carry on acting, and with the rest of his life activities, for that length of time without realizing his hand was broken. 

This is the first episode in which Dean calls the Impala "Baby".

Dean's in a bad place. He's only too glad to have the excuse to go off on someone or something. He's not all that less hard core than Gordon, and took such pleasure in beating him up for being hard core just because he could. And he couldn't even bring himself to hit on Jo.

Sam at least no longer has his hair in his eyes. And he's given up on getting Dean to stop calling him Sammy.

I like the Gordon character. His measured way of speaking is at such chilling odds with his ruthlessness and fanaticism. Killing his own sister for becoming a vampire.... 

Later on in the run of the show, the Winchesters will find a way to turn vampires who have never tasted human blood back into humans again, and it's a shame they didn't know about it in time to save the nest in this episode. You'd think someone would have figured it out before them, though. 
posted by orange swan at 5:18 AM on June 6 [2 favorites]


Sterling K Brown never disappoints!
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:26 AM on June 6 [1 favorite]


This was my first time seeing Sterling K. Brown in anything, and there are Some Choices with Gordon's character along the way but he's so so good. Amber Benson is great as Lenore, too.

I don't know that the show ever reeeeeeally comes around to an answer to the question posed here. Monsters are there to be killed, unless they're your friends or you need them. People are for saving, usually, unless you need to kill them or something more important happens, or your brother's in danger and then all bets are off. People who are unlucky and fall somewhere in a gray area, and it depends what kind of episode you're in. I'm actually not sure the show is that interested in answering the question, really, either because that's more ideological coherence than they're really aiming for or because the point is that the universe is a miserable broken toy and the best you can hope for is to protect whatever it is you've decided is yours to protect.
posted by jameaterblues at 7:05 PM on June 6 [1 favorite]


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