Monday, December 12, 2011
Supernatural - 7.08 - Season 7, Time for a Wedding - Recap
Previously - Dean wasn't coping, Dean lied to Sam about Amy, I hoped no one would mention Amy again, Dean and Sam argued about Amy, Amy was a drain on the season, Sam left, Dean and Sam worked together in Psychic USA, it was gory, Sam rejoined Dean, Sam understood why Dean killed Amy, Chuck wrote Supernatural books and remains unforgiven for introducing Becky to SPN, Becky takes 2 minutes to annoy everyone, Becky crushed on Sam, Sam tried to avoid Becky - poor Sam.
In the end, I did not like this episode but I didn’t hate it with a fiery passion like I thought I would. Becky is still the most annoying character in Supernatural history but she wasn't quite as intolerable as I feared. However, she does not get better on rewatch so I doubt I'll sit through this one again over hiatus. I had issues with the writing, but it's Dabb and Loflin so I am predisposed to dislike it - not an impartial judge of their work. In this one, I disliked their portrayal of Sam but until the end he has the elixir excuse and it's doubtful anything in this episode will carry to other ones. At least I hope it doesn't. I've had my fill of Becky Rosen for at least 5 more years. I do expect to see Garth back. One because he was quirky and fans seemed to positively respond to him. Plus, he's someone they could kill without consequences - always a good thing. Also, DJ Squalls is currently unemployed now that Memphis Beat was cancelled. Here's hoping he finds a permanent job soon. And not on Supernatural.
Grade: Better than I expected. I didn't expect much.
Best scene: If it weren't for Becky, I'd say the initial wedding scene. However, I'm going with Crowley followed by the NotImpala chat.
Best surprise: Crowley of course
Biggest gratitude: I didn't have to watch Becky and Sam having sex. Not enough brain bleach in the world!
Next up: the Jersey Devil, Leviathans, and hunters. Oh my!
Screencaps by Home of the Nutty