I mean, it's like they get mad at each other, they bitch at each other, they forgive each other, and the world doesn't almost end. Think about it. The apocalypse is really and truly over. For good this time. No angels insisting that predestination is the name of the game, that damnation or salvation is at hand.
Just Sam and Dean. Brothers.
Can you even imagine how grateful we would have been if we'd had an episode like this in season 4??? Or season 5, for God's sake?
And maybe it's because I'm lame with plot (I almost never see anything coming, except in the mannequin episode) but for a filler episode, I was completely sucked in by this one. So many little moments...Ellen, Missouri, Pamela? All the not!psychics' reactions to Sam and Dean. The not!brothers, the fact that there are other siblings more screwed up than our boys. Dean standing up for himself, being not willing to buckle on this one. Sam's almost happy smile in the car.
Be still my heart.
And this.... "You are a virile manifestation of the divine."
So true. So very very true.
I haven't read anyone else's reaction, so I could be all alone in my happy little fandom bubble, but since this seems to be the year of episode reactions, I didn't want to ruin my record.
And in other news (because maybe if I post it, then it will actually happen), I am fully planning to write another story in my resurrected!John verse. Been thinking about it long enough, now it's time to do it. So yeah. There's that. :)
Back to show - happy sigh.