Ok, there's a little meta at the end, but I'll start at the beginning.
Ya know, I had a feeling I was going to hate this episode because three episodes in a row is... a lot since s3. And this is a mytharc episode, so I'm really pretty sure I'm not going to like it. ...
Anna? Is made of awesome. I'm so gonna use her in a fic. Ok, not her, but a character based on her.
OMG! Anna is SO awesome! Can I haz her pleaz?
Is Sam hustling? Whoa... Although, him, sucking at it? Not surprising. (Ok, Dean was surprised, but still.)
Written by Sera Gamble? *groans*
I kinda liked that the CRD was a guy this time. And that he's scared of
Sam the puppy Sam.
Ok, show of hands (pun intended...) who did not see this coming?
They want Dean in Hell, and away from Sam? *nods* I approve.
I mean, even stripped of his powers, the demons still consider Dean dangerous...
*gasp* Is this possible? Is this actually going to be an episode of Gamble's I like? What, is the apocalypse here? Or is it one of the 66 seals? You guuuuuuys, Sera Gamble writing an episode I like is one of the 66 seals!!
Hee, they're in step with each other! Awww SamnDean.
Uh, Dear SamnDean,
FINGERPRINTS! Stop leaving them everywhere, you idjits!
Is Sera actually going to write Smart!Dean? ... Of course not. Cuz Sam's the smart one... *sigh*
Well, if I were religious, scared, and had demons on my tail, I'd shag ass and head for Bobby's. But hey, that's just me.
Oh, I ♥ Anna so much. Who wants to bet that she's going to die? Oh, Btw, where did she get the change of clothes? Does she have a locker in the church where she keeps clothes in case she gets locked up and runs away and has to change them? Wow, Anna, you sure are smart!
Just say no, Sam. C'mon, you know you can do it...
Dean! Say no to Sam! Dean!! Protect your brother!
Is it wrong for me to like Sam getting his ass handed to him so much?
He knows the demon! Guys, Dean can recognize the demon!!
No more knife. No more excuses for Sam not to use his Powers of Doom.
Subtle. Very subtle.
ETA: I can so use this in fic. I get it Kripke, you want the sequel already, but you'll just have to wait like the rest of us.
Uh, not convinced.
Hee. Cuz, yeah, pull it out, but make sure there's no tube in there to help her breathe or anything, just something covering her mouth and looking hospitally. Hee. I know what you did there, Show. It was a little homage for IMToD, wasn't it? Just like the monitor connected to John really wasn't? Oh, Show.
She recycled. Hee.
Wow, that knife slices through bone as if it were butter. Awesome.
You can totally see Sam's nipples through his shirt. I wonder what kroki_refur is going to squee about it.
Is she carrying his deeeeeemonic spawn? Is that why he wouldn't kill her? I mean, I know that would make her 6 months pregnant and she's so thin, but hey, deeeeemon.
Dean? TMI? Hee! So what, you can dish it, but you can't take it?
Don't do it. Don't open that door... It's going to be a demon...
Ok, Sam being ordered around by a sista? Is awesome! Also? Told you it was a demon.
"Would you like to explain why you have that stain in the room?" Hee. I mean, harsh, Uriel. But funny.
Okay, so... I liked it! We're one seal closer to the end of the world!
And am I the only one who thinks there was something weird about the 'els?
Ok, now to the meta part of the show...
Also, I happened to stop the episode at the very beginning, and I never paused 4.01 before, but now that I did - most of the stuff painted on the warehouse wall looks like gibberish to me, BUT -
There are more than a few Stars of David painted there, and what appears to be a crooked Hamsa (חמסה) - a protection against Evil Eye, or the devil. There's the word חי (alive), which is considered mystic in Judaism, aaaaaand, the name of the Lord. THE name. Now, with all those Jewish symbols around, they still went with the Christian version of angels, and have yet to use Jewish lore in the show.
I'm just sayin.
But like I said, I didn't overthink it this time, so I could actually enjoy it. What can I say, season 1 it's not.