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Episode 22: The Man Who Knew Too Much

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by Lucy
Aug 13, 2016 10:26AM EDT
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Series 6 had a LOT to live up to after Swan Song (which is easily up there in tv best finales of all time ever), and it didn’t do too badly overall - but it was a bit slow getting there. Early in the season, the first half even was spent covering the aftermath of the apocalypse and finding a way to get Sam’s missing soul. Whilst understandable to spend so much time on all this, it slowed the pace of the series down a lot. Dean’s guilt over Ben and Lisa was a story arc that dragged on a little as it was obvious Dean wouldn’t leave the hunting life/Sam behind, and leave them. Sam being soulless was hard to watch as taking away Sam’s soul is taking away a huge part of what makes Sam, well Sam. Dean carried the brunt of the emotional story for the first part of the season, which he can do extraordinarily well, but I did miss the brotherly bond a lot. The second half of the season was much better, searching for Eve, Purgatory and working out what Crowley (and Cas) were up to. This all was much more familiar territory, linking cases, chasing monsters and digging up lore on new monsters. Loved all the lore on phoenixes, HP Lovecraft and purgatory :) Stand out episodes are of course “The French Mistake” (brilliantly full of meta and stand out performances from the whole cast) and “The Man Who Would Be King” - which I think I preferred more than the finale. The amount of Dean/Cas interactions in the episode and the break down of their relationship/trust was expertly acted. Cas’s longing looks and Dean’s facial expressions said everything. The finale itself, was fairly uneventful, but everybody betrayed each other and power crazed Cas was painful to watch him make bad decision after bad decision - desperately waiting for him to apologise to Dean and hug and make out make up. I feel like series 6 was really two series squashed together, as although everything linked together in the end, it didn’t all hang together very neatly (if that makes sense). Overall, I am keen to see where the plot/story arc goes next (leviathans and all the dick jokes next series, I am told) as Cas and Dean’s relationship is rocky to say the least at the moment and that has to be fixed to allow anything substantial to happen angel-wise - I'm keeping my fingers crossed for more more substantial angel story arcs.
Series 6 had a LOT to live up to after Swan Song (which is easily up there in tv best finales of all time ever), and it didn’t do too badly overall - but it was a bit slow getting there. Early in the season, the first half even was spent covering the aftermath of the apocalypse and finding a way to get Sam’s missing soul. Whilst understandable to spend so much time on all this, it slowed the pace of the series down a lot. Dean’s guilt over Ben and Lisa was a story arc that dragged on a little as it was obvious Dean wouldn’t leave the hunting life/Sam behind, and leave them. Sam being soulless was hard to watch as taking away Sam’s soul is taking away a huge part of what makes Sam, well Sam. Dean carried the brunt of the emotional story for the first part of the season, which he can do extraordinarily well, but I did miss the brotherly bond a lot. The second half of the season was much better, searching for Eve, Purgatory and working out what Crowley (and Cas) were up to. This all was much more familiar territory, linking cases, chasing monsters and digging up lore on new monsters. Loved all the lore on phoenixes, HP Lovecraft and purgatory :) Stand out episodes are of course “The French Mistake” (brilliantly full of meta and stand out performances from the whole cast) and “The Man Who Would Be King” - which I think I preferred more than the finale. The amount of Dean/Cas interactions in the episode and the break down of their relationship/trust was expertly acted. Cas’s longing looks and Dean’s facial expressions said everything. The finale itself, was fairly uneventful, but everybody betrayed each other and power crazed Cas was painful to watch him make bad decision after bad decision - desperately waiting for him to apologise to Dean and hug and make out make up. I feel like series 6 was really two series squashed together, as although everything linked together in the end, it didn’t all hang together very neatly (if that makes sense). Overall, I am keen to see where the plot/story arc goes next (leviathans and all the dick jokes next series, I am told) as Cas and Dean’s relationship is rocky to say the least at the moment and that has to be fixed to allow anything substantial to happen angel-wise - I'm keeping my fingers crossed for more more substantial angel story arcs.
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