Recap: Supernatural, Episode 7.06 – Slash Fiction

Sam turns off the radio and Dean closes his mouth in a slight (and totally sexy) pout. Sam looks back at the map and notices that there actually IS a pattern to the Leviathan attacks, only not geometrical…it’s following a geographic timeline.

He calls it out to Dean – Jericho, the Woman in White; Black Water, the Wendigo; Lake Manitok, the kid in the water…. The Levi’s are hitting the jobs they worked, in order, since Sam left Stanford. Okay, I both liked this and head-tilted it. I liked it because I like flashbacks to the previous episodes, and it was fun to see them tie in to earlier, more innocent times. I like the flashes of those hunts, too. I wondered if it was supposed to plant something in our minds – or even the brother’s minds – of what brought them back together in the first place to help them deal with the ramifications of the end. I could be over-thinking that part of it, though. Basically, it was just a nice shout-out.

However. What was the Levi logic there? Was the point going to the towns where the brother’s had saved people? To mess with their heads? To  make sure they were found? The answer to both is probably yes, and it worked on both counts, but it just seemed to be a bit…head tilty to me. I think I might have to chew on the Levi logic through a few more episodes.

Anyway, Dean instantly recalls (which is kind of amazing considering how much they’d been through in the last six years – including Hell) that the next stop would be St. Louis, home of Conner’s diner and the best burger in St. Louis.

Dean: I deserve something good in my life right now.

Yes, Dean. Yes you certainly do. Sadly, you’re not going to get it, but you definitely deserve it.

Next shot is of the brothers at the diner, Dean noshing on a burger, Sam eating a salad. Took me a sec to realize these were the LeviWinchesters. Their exchange in enlightening. First because apparently the Levi’s don’t just clone the appearance of the individual, they clone everything.

Memories, experiences, thoughts feelings. I find that interesting. And pretty much totally creepy. Because it’s as if they’re possessing the actual individual – as if Dean and Sam were inside those cloned bodies with the Levi’s – only it’s a totally separate being.

LeviDean finds the burger disgusting (bite your tongue! No, really….), and LeviSam says the salad is, “Dead plants with creamy goo…it’s like eating self righteousness.” LeviDean has a bit of fun tearing Dean down. It can’t stand him and says he has a hero complex, which is interesting considering Dean has no self-worth. But at the same time, I get where something like a Leviathan would say something like that about Dean. The only way Dean feels good about himself is if he saves someone, cares for someone, and they recognize him for it…which rarely happens…so he wants to be a hero, he just doesn’t get the recognition he craves and therefore feels worthless.

I can kinda understand that, actually. I find that I struggle with something similar: I don’t want to be the center of attention, but I do want to be recognized. I tend to take charge of situations because I feel as though it’s the only way I’ll be sure it’s done “right,” and therefore I get worn out because I rarely let anyone help me. And then I get hurt when it feels as though I’m taken for granted, or that no one sees how hard I work. So, I could see why Dean might be seen as having a hero complex, even though he feels he’s 90% crap.

LeviDean continues by saying Dean doesn’t have relationships, he has applications for singlehood (which, sure…he can’t risk anyone getting close to him because it hurts so much when they leave, and they always leave) , and apparently Dean thinks he’s funny. LeviDean takes anything he gets from Dean’s inner workings and twists it into a mockery of the man we know.

Gaelicspirit

Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

Gaelicspirit

Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

2 Comments:

  1. I liked this episode, though I’m still not on board with Supernatural right now. Wish Kripke was still captain of the ship.

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