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Regarding SPN 5.21, "Two Minutes To Midnight":

I would just like to remind everyone that I called it, way back in March once hiatus was over, that SPN CURRENT SPOILERS )


Okay, fine, maybe I forgot to post it in my LJ, but I do have multiple actual live people who can attest to the truth . . . I did, indeed, CALL IT. SO THERE.

Also, I kinda wonder if itty-bitty spoilery ). Just a feeling.

I will miss last week's character death ).

And from the week before that . . . man, I like me some righteous Cas, getting his angel-anger-management-issues worked out on punching-bag-Dean.


Okay, moving on. Time for the best Damon scenes from Vampire Diaries!

Last week's episode: 1.20 - "Miss Mystic Falls"

Johnathan: I’ll tell the Council what you are.

Damon: Do it. I’ll kill every last one of them. Then I’ll sever your hand, rip the ring off of it, and kill you too. How’s that?

Last night's episode: 1.21 - "Isobel"

Damon ( choking Isobel ): I do believe in killing the messenger. You know why?

Isobel ( busy being choked, also concussed ): Uhn…

Damon: Because it sends a message. You tell Katherine, if she wants anything from me, the little bitch can come and get it herself.


It’s the intensity that gets me, reels me in, that focus in his eyes. Just . . . OH YEAH.

Sure, he's twisted and kinda evil and vaguely amoral, but he's also utterly devoted and, in his own way, trying to do the right thing. Which, seriously, is more than you can say for some of the human characters. Alaric even says it, in last night's episode, "You're a complete dick, but you still have emotions."

Sigh. Yeah. Gets me every time.

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About SPN 5.18: Point of No Return . . .

I knew Zachariah was going to get his ass kicked when he broke the top three rules for bad guys:

1. DON'T GLOAT. Revealing your master plan to the people you haven't killed yet pretty much gurantees that they're going to escape, and now they know what you're up to.

2. DON'T FUCK THE CAPTIVE. There are plenty of people to have sex with who don't necessarily want to see you dead. At least, not until after you've finished and kicked them out.

3. DON'T ASSUME YOU'RE INVALUABLE. The graveyards are full of men who thought they couldn't be replaced.

Also, one teeny-tiny thing:

He called the Winchester brothers "psychotically, irrationally, erotically co-dependent".



*happy sigh*

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Damon makes me sooooooooooo happy.

*blissful sigh*

I'm rewatching last week's episode, where he and Alaric go to the house in the woods where Stefan is being held captive, and Damon kills the house's owner so that he can get inside and rescue his beloved brother.

Alaric: You were supposed to compel her.

Damon: It doesn't work that way.

Alaric: She's human!

Damon: And I'm not! So I don't care. Now get out of here--oh, and get rid of the body!

The fact that the entire conversation is conducted in hissed, harsh whispers to avoid detection by the other vampires just adds to the amusement value.

I've said it before, and I'm sure this is not the first time that I'll repeat myself, but Damon's true obsession is his brother. We get to see more of that in this week's episode, when Damon is confronted about his vampirism by the newly introduced Uncle John Gilbert. Damon's clearly puzzled by John's knowledge, but doesn't care too much about it until John threatens both Salvatore brothers with exposure. Then Damon's hackles go up *visibly* and he breaks John's neck without a second thought.

Of course, that doesn't turn out so well, but still. The point remains the same. If Damon were any more obsessed, there'd be an entry in the DSM-IV about it.

Watch how he switches gears abruptly at the very end of the episode. Damon's lounging in an armchair in front of the fireplace, playing at lord-of-the-manor with his cut-crystal glass of blood, when he hears Stefan come in.

Damon: We have a problem . . . and by problem, I mean global crisis.

And when Stefan is just pale and silent, Damon immediately whips over into protective-older-brother mode, forgetting all about the truly important matters of a just a moment before . . . because for him, nothing is more important than his brother.

I doubt anything ever will be.

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SPN 5.17 - "99 Problems"

Oh, come on.


First off, I cannot possibly be the only person who was sitting there last night, scratching my head and thinking, "Wait-- at the end of last season, wasn't Zachariah extremely specific about swearing Dean to the service of Heaven?"

And then the ending?

I just couldn't buy it.

Something like that required Dean to do a complete emotional one-eighty, something that's way too big for the audience to just blithely assume.

Show . . . don't let me down now, okay? Not when we're so close.

I'm trying to have faith, but you make it hard.

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SPN 5.16 - "Dark Side of the Moon"

All I have to say is:

"Yes, I must be out of my head.
Look at your blank faces--
My name will mean nothing
Ten minutes after I'm dead.
One of you denies me.
One of you betrays me.

...Three times will deny me!"

Am I the only one who listened to WAY TOO MUCH Jesus Christ Superstar growing up?

Because that's what kept playing in my head.

Okay, the other thing I have to say is OH DEAN YOU POOR THING COME HERE AND LET ME CUDDLE YOU.

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Great. Yet another fandom.

The Vampire Diaries has totally sucked me in-- you'll pardon the pun, I'm sure.

The show starts at unlikely and blows straight through implausible and out the other side into ridiculous. Let's just begin with the idea that it's set in Virginia . . . and yet NO ONE SPEAKS WITH A SOUTHERN ACCENT.

Nope. Not a one.

I lived in freakin' DELAWARE for almost two years. Half the people I heard on a daily basis-- and I'm just talking about passing through in a supermarket or an Applebee's or a Wal-Mart-- had Confederate license plates and Southern accents. Virginia's even further south of the Mason-Dixon line, and you expect me to believe that EVERY SINGLE RESIDENT is totally Northern in speech?

And the general historical inaccuracies would make my head explode if I focused on them, so I'm just going to ignore them ( just like the writers do, it seems ).

Yeah. See that hook up there? No, the one on the thirty-fifth floor of the skyscraper next door. Yeah, that's your disbelief, suspended right up there.

Let's not even get into the question of thirty-something actors playing high-school students, shall we? Mmm. I thought not.

And speaking of high school . . . yeah, I REMEMBER that teenage angst, that sense that everything was the END OF THE WORLD, but JFC GTF OVER YOURSELF BITCH.

Which is doubtless what people my age have been saying to people of that age for hundreds of years, so hey! I have something in common with hundred-and-fifty-year-old vampires. Who knew?

Actually, the entire show is kinda like BtVS / Angel, Smallville, and Twilight all mashed up together, and I spend half my time watching it through my fingers and alternately chanting, "I'm too old for this show," and, "I can't believe I'm watching this crap!"

And then Ian Somerhalder's Damon sweeps on screen and blows me away, and I remember . . . yeah, THAT'S why I'm watching it.

My bulletproof kink has always been insane antiheroes.

I love a bad boy in any form, but give me a beautiful, brilliant nutcase with a purpose ( and usually displaying some kind of twisted emotion ), and I am GONE.

It's why I loved Sam in BUABS . . . Angel after he lost his soul . . . and now Damon, the malicious Machiavel with a diabolical plan.

I mean, come on-- what's not to love about a guy who has lines like these:

I promised you an eternity of misery, little brother. I'm just keeping my word.

And then you get Stefan going off and being all tortured and broody and squirrel-eating. I'm waiting for Damon to call him a little bitch and be done with it.

I wouldn't go so far as to call him "comic relief", but Damon always has the best lines, the sharpest delivery, that little zinger that puts one over on someone ( usually Stefan ) and makes me grin.

Like after he gets attacked and is on the phone telling Stefan about it-- and when will Civil-War-era vampires talking on cell phones ever stop being funny, I wonder-- and Damon is, of course, threatening to rip the culprit to pieces over the incident:

Stefan: Are you okay?

Damon: No, I'm not okay. I was ambushed, I was shot, and now I'm vengeful.

I like Damon being pretty much out for himself. He's kind of an asshole and he really doesn't care. There's a certain logic to his behavior . . . like when he confronts the mystery vampire about who turned him and this scene happens:

Logan: Whose side are you on?

Damon: I'm not on anybody's side. You pissed me off. I want you dead.

And he's very casual about it, very matter-of-fact--almost a quid-pro-quo kind of reaction. He obviously has feelings and emotions, but they're all very self-oriented.

Hot Topic put out "Team Stefan" and "Team Damon" t-shirts. I'm humiliated to admit that I actually-- however briefly!-- considered buying one.

Fortunately, it's a crappy picture, and since the thought of giving my money to Hot Topic makes my skin crawl on principle, I was saved from my own rabid fangirlishness.


I'm gonna go slash the brothers Salvatore for a while, now.


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Oh, come on. This is just really fucking obvious.

SPN 5.10, Abandon All Hope )

Seriously? I mean, SERIOUSLY?

More spoilers. )

Also, in the promos? I'm pretty sure I've already read that fanfic.

And, are they KIDDING me? We don't get another episode until FREAKIN' JANUARY?!?!?!?!? What, is Jensen eloping and needs the extra time or something?

IMDB says something's airing next Thursday. They're showing a new episode on Thanksgiving? Huh. That's unusual.

Not that it matters . . . I'm getting my wisdom teeth yanked and I'll probably still be in a Darvocet-induced coma. *glares*

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SPN 5.03 - "Free To Be You And Me"

All I have to say is this:


Also, in the previews for next week? Little spoilery, if you haven't seen the promo. )

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And that is why I don't do meta, folks. It invariably dissolves into tangents and I end up just squeeing madly.

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