Originally posted by herms_angel
To begin with I have to say I absolutely loved 'Southern Comfort'. There was never a dull moment and everything was just right. Great episode! <3
Coming to Dean and Sam, I'm more disappointed with Sam than I'm with Dean. The problem with these two no is they have stopped connecting. Earlier on, there were instances when something caused them to vent out their anger and they would atleast talk whenever they felt like was the right time. Now, both are just not ready to open, explain and talk. They're just busy shoving their short comings to each other's face and digging up the past.
Though Dean has crossed the edge and he's less patient and understanding than before, I do get where he's coming from. A year in monster's den, he comes back only to find out the only family he had didn't look for him. Just gave up and that for a girl. Seriously, how bad would that hurt! It would.
Also, I don't see Sam helping him in any way, he just making it worse. What explanation he has to offer? A girl excuse? Her name? How he got what he never had before. Is that really enough for Dean to move on? Honestly, I think not.
On the other hand Dean, he just pushing it too far. He has to let Sam know what happened in Purgatory, how exactly did Benny become a brother to him. The fact that Dean still keeps secrets from him will hurt Sam as much Sam giving up Dean for a girl would hurt Dean. They both have to keep their hot heads calm and have a talk.
The reason I said I'm more disappointed with Sam is, I can't see where he's coming from like I can for Dean. Understood, Sam literally had no one. He was truly all alone. Everything justified. But how can him being with Amelia justify his lack of concern for his brother? Had they just showed that Sam tried, tried something atleast and then gave up, I wouldn't have been forced to think this way.
They have always seen to it that they back each other up. Never give up on each other. As far as my memory goes, I don't remember Dean giving up on Sam ever, as in leaving him to die. And Sam now, I don't really know. We know what things they have done for each other, what sacrifices they made and everything. But things change, people change.
Though the brother dynamics seem to have changed for now, I know in the end these two will come back stronger. Their bond will be more stronger and deeper than ever before! That's what we have seen from season 1, havent we? They're bothers and no matter how they go, THAT is never going to change.
On Sam-Amelia, I don't get them. I will probably need more before I have anything on them. For now I'd say I don't like Amelia's character much.
haa agree with everything.. and u know this is my problem with sam from s1 .. actually not so much with Sam as with the story tellers. Dean's side has always been painted in so vivid colors. it has always been crystal clear and absorbing.
sam on the other hand... never clear!
he was a guy whose mother and whole of her mother's side of family was murdered cause of him. he even lost his brother a few times cause of himself. and then he thought he was doing good and saving the world , making good use of his unwanted gift... when bellow!!!! he is responsible for throwing the whole damm world into a pit of raging fire...
the guilt alone could have been too painful to watch...
but no i never saw that kind of thing..
normally sam is the one who does heart to heart thing..
but i have never seen sam actually showcasing his true helplessness.. like dean did.. in s7 when hell was breaking loose in his skull, that was the only time we actually got to see how bad things were on sam's end. and this was one of the saving graces of s7 for me...
but coming back to the topic, we never get too see sam's side of story as clearly as we see dean's . and now they r showing these flashbacks with amelia so many time and all that i can actually see is how thier love stry started and continued... and man it is slow.. just few expressions of sam here and there show how devastated sam really is over dean's death...
but till now nothing concrete has happened in sam's FB'S and man they r tiring... hope that improves soon...
and as far as dean is concerned. he is truly changed. coz when did dean ever not care about what sam went through in his absence??? I mean when?? even in s4 after hell. dean was worried about what was going on with sam and he was definately not ...clingy..
like not even listening to what sam wants and just forcing him to be on road with him..
I mean seriously something is very wrong with dean..
he is trying every measure...allowed and foul.. to make sure sam stays..
he is doing that nostalgia talk about two of them being on road and that this was what they were supposed to do and when that doesnt work he sends sam on guilt trips about not doing anything when he was in purgatory
if my hunch is right, then a terrible breakdown is coming in future for Dean.
and boy I so cant wait for it..
as far as the current situation is concerned.
Garth actually summarised every thing in one sentence..
"Its like u bth are talking to each other but no one is listening !!!"