Edgar Allen Poe, my favorite poem
We start right here season 10 ends, The Darkness coming towards the Winchesters. The episodes jumps around, starting over with different POVs and then moving forward. To start, Sam is alone in the impala. Dean is in a field of flowers about a mile away, carried away by The Darkness. They start to see what the Darkness has started all while Dean is remembering what happened before Sam found him.
“She’s been locked away since the beginning of time. Does she even know what a cheeseburger is?”-Dean to Sam about the Darkness
Turns out “The Darkness” is a chick. And she thanked Dean for letting her out, and to move forward to the end of the episode. She tells Dean that because he had the mark and now she’s free “they’re connected”. So if that a metaphor sure but since Dean doesn’t have the mark, the connection may be that even without the mark, Dean has stained his soul.
But lets focus for one second on “The Darkness”. This is of course a copy cat name for a bad guy or girl in this case that the writers stole from Disney. And to quote the movie that it’s from:
“The Darkness? What a lame name.” -Twitches
I’m still not a fan of this whole “dark cloud” I’m supposed to be afraid of. It’s lame and while sure it seems to mutating people so far, the writers are once again playing into the hype from another show. These mutated people, are like mad zombies. They bleed black, which is much like the Leviathans. And they have a “infected time” and a “burn out time”. Either way it’s not all that original and quite boring.
Now I don’t want to come across as hating the episode because that’s not the case. I’m just not a fan of where this direction is going. Plus, this chick looks like a emo rock band reject, also not original. I want to learn more but I also want to think that we could’ve come up with a better villain.
“Dean, if we don’t change, right now, all of our crap is just going to keep repeating.” – Sam
So fast forward to the part where Sam saves Dean, a cop and a baby girl. The baby girl was born just as the black cloud came over the hospital. She isn’t sick and hasn’t been sick even with all of the people around. You get sick from fluids from someone else who is sick or a cut you may have if they touch you. So here Dad got infected and Dean promised to protect the kid. Sam saves them by drawing away the infected people who seems to continue to flock to the hospital, anyone else find that a bit odd? Well Sam gets infected when he kills one of them and the black blood or goo gets in his mouth, much like when he killed Hell Hound, except it’s bad this time.
So the cop takes the baby girl to raise and when she’s changing her, the Mark of Cain is visible over her heart. Interesting to say the least. There are two options here, none of which are pleasant. The first is that because she was born the moment “The Darkness” was set free that the “The Darkness” is reborn in this little girl, sure it’s still a cloud but this girl is apart of it. The second, she is going to be dangerous and feeds off those around her, which means she’s going to have to be killed. See what I mean by not pleasant? Yeah neither option sounds nice. There is a third but honestly, it’s not going to happen so it’s not worth mentioning but I will. The third is that she’s being protected by “The Darkness” because of when she was born. Not likely, like I said.
So what about this mutation? Sam seems to think that they’re a cure, but while there probably is, you have such a small window of figuring out how to fix them and get them the cure. I’m thinking there’s something in the Book of the Damned but since Rowena walked off with it, I’m not thinking she’ll be helpful in any area.
We also have Castiel and Crowley to talk about. Castiel thought he killed Crowley but Crowley was able to get away just before Castiel stabbed him. Which means that the “blood suit” he was wearing would be dead but that’s not the case, somehow he was able to protect it to keep it alive. This also breaks some of the lore we learned about in earlier seasons. If the one being possessed, the human, dies, the demon can’t use the body anymore. How is that Crowley was able to do that? I get that he knows magic and that’s probably what it will boil down to but if we continue to break this for certain people it’s killing the lore? And I’m not saying I don’t like Mark, because I love Crowley but at some point they have to stick to things.
“You barely escaped assassination, you’re arguably on the run from the most powerful witch on Earth, not to mention an angel of Heaven. And you didn’t call for help until after the orgy?”-A demon to Crowley
Also, Castiel is being hunted. It turns out not just by humans but Angels. He made the mistake to pray to the people that don’t really want him around because he broke out Metatron then let him get away. Yes he made quite a mess. The one good thing about this season is I’m praying Metatron will be killed. I don’t really care how, since he’s human but it needs to be done.
I would like to talk about what happened in Hell. Crowley is back in his original “meat suit” and is getting updated. Turns out the moment “The Darkness” was freed, Lucifer or Michael….or Adam started screaming and making quite a bit of noise in the cage. Lucifer knows what it is and so does Michael so it’s likely one of them or both were the ones making all of the noise. That is also an interesting piece of this episode. We haven’t talked really about the cage in a long time, well we did for like a minute in the musical episode but other than that nothing. So we bring it up now? Because guess what folks, I’m thinking our Arch Angels are going to come into play and definitely God. And, Gabriel and wishful thinking, Joshua too. I can’t imagine Joshua would be killed in the fall because he is such good “friends” with God. I’m thinking that Joshua is with God on Earth. As for Gabriel, well he’s always been good at hiding so he could be with God too or he’s off somewhere on his own.
However, all of the powerful people in the world are going to come into play this season. No one is going to want “The Darkness” to take everything so I’m interested to see who the players are. I am also ready to get some answers on questions and to have the Angels come back to how they were in Season 4, powerful and willing to kick some serious butt if needed. The Angels have become a dry and tame story.
Either way, this season needs to build up “The Darkness” story and give this whole story line a good life. It’s dry and tame (as I stated above) and I’m not sold on it. I hope they can change that. I also don’t believe Death is dead folks, remember in season 5 when War said “You can’t kill War kiddos!”. I believe that the Horsemen can’t be killed, they may get thrown back in their corner but they can’t be killed. And lets face it, Death can’t be killed, it’s the whole point of life. So he was probably thrown back in his corner too, until he is back and that’ll be fun. Death is also one of my favorite character so I have a hard time thinking he’s dead.
Overall this episode starts right where season 10 left off but nothing really happens except we know that people get mutated when they come in contact with “The Darkness”. We have Sam being infected and Castiel being taken by the Angels but other than that, the most exciting thing is Lucifer, Michael or Adam screaming in the cage. Really I can’t get past this. So I give the episode 7 out 10.
Start of Supernatural season 11 starts tonight. I’m happy to see the show on for so long. Truly I’ve been watching since the pilet but I’m concerned and a little displeased with how season 10 went and ended.
Season 10 was supposed to be the “Year of the Deanmon” but was like 3 episodes then dragging out the next 20 for Dean to get rid of the mark. The plot was missing greatly after the musical episode quite frankly. Sure I didn’t hate it but I felt we just kept rehashing and not moving anywhere.
So season 10 ended with Dean “killing Death”, which I’m not buying. He got rid of the mark and released “the darkness”. Which is basically a black cloud they stole from Disney. And I’m supposed to be afraid or think this thing is the end? You’re joking right?
Season 11 picks up right where we left off. Except “the darkness” is now going to have a face and we may or may not have a plot this season. I’ll believe it when I see it because the writing hasn’t been that great for a couple of seasons. Plus I want to build a story, not just drag out a story for 20 episodes.
All I gotta say is I hope they get it together this season. See you at 9pm SUPERNATURAL fans.
The poster says November but yeah it definitely is out now. The plot about the movie comes straight from Wikipedia, I’m on a bit of a time crunch right now. The movie is amazing. If you have time, need a movie to see, this is the one. It runs roughly 2 and a half hours so know that before throwing it in somewhere, but it doesn’t feel like that.
“I’m gonna have to science the shit out of this.” – Mark Watney
When the Ares III manned mission to Mars is hit by an intense storm, astronaut Mark Watney is lost and presumed dead. With the lives of her crew at stake, mission commander Melissa Lewis is forced to leave the planet, leaving Watney behind. Watney has survived with the destruction of his communications equipment. Unable to contact NASA, he uses his knowledge as a botanist to grow food within the mission’s artificial habitat, anticipating that he will need to survive for at least three years and journey to the landing site of Ares IV which already has some of its infrastructure on Mars. He keeps a series of video logs to maintain morale and begins to modify the habitat’s rover to make it capable of long journeys.
Reviewing satellite photos of Mars, NASA engineers Vincent Kapoor and Mindy Park realize that Watney has survived, and immediately start planning to establish contact. Fearing that Watney may die soon, NASA director Teddy Sanders orders them not to tell the rest of the Ares III crew aboard the Hermes. Watney locates the Pathfinder probe, defunct since 1997, and uses it to regain contact with Earth.
“I don’t want to come off as arrogant here, but I’m the best botanist on the planet.” – Mark Watney
As Watney continues to grow his crops, crew supervisor Mitch Henderson and JPL director Bruce Ng formulate a plan to send a probe to Mars and resupply Watney to let him last the four years until Ares IV can reach him. As the launch date approaches, an increasingly optimistic Sanders authorizes them to tell the crew. Desperate to launch the probe quickly, mistakes are made and the probe explodes during the launch. Watney suffers his own disaster when the airlock on the habitat explosively decompresses, killing his crops and reducing his projected supply of food.
The China National Space Agency (CNSA) offers NASA a lifeline: a classified booster rocket that can carry a payload to Mars. They can send it to Mars, arriving barely in time to reach Watney, or follow astrodynamicist Rich Purnell’s plan to have the Hermes extend its mission, intercept the probe and recover Watney back on Mars. Sanders and Henderson clash over the best plan: while Sanders insists on sending the probe, Lewis and her crew force the issue by setting their craft into a gravitational slingshot back to Mars.
After seven months, Watney has driven all his key life support systems to the base of the Ares IV mission. Following instructions from Kapoor, he strips the Ares IV launch vehicle down to save weight, using his spacesuit to protect against the vacuum of space. As Lewis and the crew of Hermes orbit Mars, they launch the landing vehicle remotely, intending to intercept him in space. When Watney’s vehicle fails to achieve the altitude needed to intercept him, they improvise an explosive device to slow Hermes down without wasting fuel, by rupturing an airlock to release the ship’s atmosphere and generate thrust. Still too far away, Watney pierces his pressure suit in order to come close enough for Lewis to catch him in her MMU.
“I admit it’s fatally dangerous, but I’d get to fly around like Iron Man.” – Mark Watney
After returning to Earth, Watney begins “Day One” of his new life, taking up a position with NASA as an instructor for new candidates to the astronaut training program, emphasizing his own experiences as problem solving and creative engineering.
Sounds simple enough but trust me it isn’t. The movie is Watney basically talking to himself in his video journals until he figures out how to talk with NASA. It’s funny at times and it’s a great example of what someone would go through to survive in order to just make it home. The humor is placed beautifully and the tragic moments are too. You start to root for Watney and you start to wonder if you could do the same thing if you were in his position.
I give the movie 10 out of 10. Go see it.
So some of you know I’ve been planning a trip to London. Well that trip is not happening. The person I was going to go with quit his job and is going to take about 6 months off of work to “get himself together”. So no more London. Just perfect. Just what I wanted to hear. I get that our job sucks, it does. We are all tired, frustrated and sick of being there but we still go, I still go.
It’s not easy and most days I’m wondering how I haven’t had a mild heart attack with the stress. I’m good with stress I get. Either way, it’s not something that easy to deal with. But I go to work, do my job and come home. I get my pay check. I have to pay my bills. I don’t have anyone that will just pick of paying for them and quite I don’t need someone too. I have been working since I was 16, I have to earn my money and pay my bills. Be an adult. Be responsible.
I really just want to be able to go to London. I know some of you are thinking just go by myself but I want to share the experience. I want to be able to have that memory with someone. Right now, no one else can go. So I’m not going. My mom says I can still go but at this point it’s like my dream has just been destroyed and there’s a deep wound that is going to take some time to heal.
If I got a phone call for a few things I applied for or from one in particular, I would take it. And if it meant I had to move, fine off I go and I’ll make it work. That’s who I am.
Really just need to get onto a movie set. I get so much less stressed when I do that. Guess it’s time to start doing some research right?
Thanks for listening folks.