I'm writing my review before reading anyone else's (other than the counteragent
poll) so after I start reading what everyone else thought, I'll probably change my mind and be ashamed of myself. But right now, I've got to say I absolutely loved 9.05! I'm so glad I had low expectations for this episode, because that made it so much better when I unwrapped this hour of unforeseen cracktastic fabulosity. They put me in the mood right at the beginning, with a "Then" sequence full of previous crack episodes (and is it just me, or was that one of the best "Then" sequences EVER???) and it just kept getting better and better.( Let me count the ways! )The Zeke situation
I love the way Show likes to give us a ridiculous comedy episode that seems to have nothing to do with the story arc, and then throw something important in there. At the beginning, we have Sam insisting that he feels perfectly wonderful, and Dean has a little moment of huh, yeah, that's interesting, he does seem to be better and yet that angel is still all up in his business.
And at the end, we have Sam wondering why the monster would ask "what" he is (yes, Sam, that's a very good question, isn't it?). And of course Dean's suddenly self-aware explanation about someone possessed by something he couldn't control, and it's a matter of time before it completely took over and Dean, do you know what we call this? FORESHADOWING
. I think I love the way they're stretching this out and not letting us forget or ignore what's going on (though, still, flashy are blue eyes NOT NECESSARY); just showing Dean's growing concern and Sam's occasional discovery of a clue.
Anyway. If your standards are higher than mine I'm sure you thought this episode was a trainwreck, but I'm still basking in the afterglow over here. I avoided the previews for next week, as usual, so please don't tell me what's coming!