01 March 2013

Review: Supernatural 'Remember the Titans'; Happy Birthday Jensen Ackles

This week's Remember the Titans is another filler episode, so naturally, I compare it with other fillers. While there are no better filler episodes than Southern Comfort and LARP and the Real Girl in season eight, but I did enjoy last week's witch episode and also this week's Remember the Titans. The Greek Gods are one of the most explored topics in pop culture, and I do appreciate Daniel Loflin's take on it.

There were some really fun moments and that 'so are you like a Kenny' line, killed me! I love the zombie-obsessed cop, he was simply too cute! I like the Kenny-was-Jason-Bourne take on the Greek God myth. I think Artemis was hot, she clearly needed more dialogues and kick ass actions. John Novak as Zeus was good and he was one badass evil -- who would treat a kid like that? You sad person you! But I love his accent. Prometheus Kenny was a bit weak to me, he seemed helpless most of the time. I did expect him to remember things so that he can have a real battle with Zeus. I kinda thought Hayley was like a spy for Zeus, her appearance and the vibe were very suspicious to me at first. The whole time I was like "Don't trust her! Don't bring her to the bunker!" Despite having no chemistry with Prometheus Kenny or whatsoever, I do see the point of including Hayley and Oliver to enrich the family theme and humanise Prometheus Kenny, which has been a bit of a recurring theme for this season.

Part of me was wondering who would be the first people the brothers invited to the Men of Letters bunker? My money was on Kevin, Garth and Castiel (not hard to guess!) But it was Kenny, Hayley and Oliver. I was fine with it, it was cool and hilarious to see Dean to finally feel proud to tell others he was legacy of the Men of Letters. He was too cute! But seeing other people in the bunker that were not Kevin, Garth or Castiel, was a bit weird. Like, if I am organising a house warming party for Dean and Sam, they would be the first I invite. But I guess it was a matter of safety. Because, like I said, the way Hayley was written or may be something else, I don't know, I thought perhaps she couldn't be trusted, like she was a spy or something, and if she was bad news, then the bunker would be compromised. Just saying. But glad it turned out she was just a mother who protected his son, who happened to be a son of a Greek God. Percy Jackson, anyone?

I love the MoL bunker. We are seeing more and more of it, it was the first time our heroes were out of the library area. We saw Dean's room again, and the other guest room for Oliver, but I want to see Sam's room and the kitchen! I love how the bunker is being integrated, just like Bobby's house, the Batcave, Smallville's Watch Tower, 24's CTU or Friends' Central Perk.

Sam was smart! I love Sam in this episode. I said it over and over again, I love Sam when he was focused and smart. Sam is hiding a secret from Dean, Sam is sick, he is hurting. He didn't tell Dean, but oh his big brother knows! Which brings me to the following point…

The Dean monologue at the end of the episode WINS. The episode has its moment and I could easily not care too much about it. However, Remember the Titans has one of the BEST scenes EVER in the history of the show. Remember Dark Side of the Moon in season five? I didn't really like that episode for many reasons, but the firework scene at the beginning was one of the best scenes I've seen on television, and you know I watch television like I drink champagne.

Dean's 007 look!
Jensen Ackles, today is your birthday. I really must tell you, I love you, I am obsessed with you, I am addicted to your goodness, your spirt, your body and your acting. You are the best thing ever happened in my life. You inspire me. You show me things I didn't know existed before. You ruin my life and my desire in other men. You are a beautiful sexy man. Your existence is totally illegal. Girls want to do dirty things to you.. ok may be the guys too. You are so good, so hot and you are a BRILLIANT ACTOR, I want you to win all the Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globe from now on. 

Sorry, I had a moment…

Jensen is brilliant in doing a lot of scenes, he has the ability to carry any scenes, any emotions. But one thing about Jensen is that he is fucking brilliant in doing monologue. Pardon my French. In WIAWSNB, we saw Dean doing monologue for the first time when he spoke to John in front of his grave -- "why do we have to be some kind of a hero?" In Monster at the End of the Book, when Dean prayed in front of the vending machine and Cas appeared -- "praying is a sign of faith." And then we have Dean praying again at the end of My Bloody Valentine where -- "I need help." And now, we saw Dean prayed again to Cas -- "…keep a look out for my little brother." Dean keeps saying he isn't the praying type, but the more he does all these monologue, the more I think he is the praying type and he wants his prays to be answered. I know Cas is listening. I know it! Jensen nailed every single monologue. The last scene along is enough for me to die over and over again…like Kenny.  

"Cas, you got your ears on? Listen, you know I am not one for praying, 'cause in my book it's the same as begging. But this is about Sam, so I need you to hear me. We are going into this deal blind and I don't now what's ahead. Or what it's gonna bring for Sam. Now, he's covering pretty good, but I know that he is hurting, and this one was supposed to be on me. So, for all that we've been through, I'm asking you keep a lookout for my little brother, okay?" ~~ Dean, Remember the Titans
I cannot process how great that last scene was, kudos to Dan's writing and Jensen's acting. Hot stuff! I didn't expect to see it at all, I thought the episode would just end after Kenny's body was burnt. But no, wait, there was more! Dean knew something was up with Sam and Sam was hurting. And damn! Stop making me cry! Damn you Dean Winchester. Damn you Jensen Ackles!! Damn you Daniel Loflin!

So, Supernatural will now have a mini break and will be back with Goodbye Stranger, Hello Meg on March 20. While it's gonna suck, I welcome a break. And I look forward to catching up with Arrow! Yes, Arrow!

Again, Jensen Ackles, I love you, I am obsessed with you. You are so damn good. Dean Winchester is live because of your brilliant craftsmanship. I am getting dirty. I should stop.


  1. The boys really shined in this episode didnt they? Not that they normally dont, but it really was the best of both of the brothers. Sam admitting that he is not really 100% sure on if he is going to live and Dean being good old big bro.

    1. Thanks Kara. Yes, I agree. I think the brothers worked extremely well together. That's what I love about it. Their fight and the 'not working well together' thing in Citizen Fang was pretty heartbreaking to watch -- well written but heart breaking.

  2. Yes! Yes! Yes! I agree with everything you write. And I love Sam' s brilliance, sweetness and bravery. And Dean's wit, smarts, caring, and bravery.

    1. Thanks Jo! Bravery! Like Braveheart..


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