So what have we learned?
Always bring a power cable for your laptop when you leave the home base for a few days. It can delay blogging.
What did we learn from SPN?
Nate’s 5th law holds true: when SPN changes their opening logo, we’re going to have a pretty good episode.
Of course it was awesome seeing Samuel Colt and how much a bad ass he really was. The monster was… a bit disappointing this time. Especially in more recent mythologies, phoenixes have been considered creatures of good. Yeah, I liked that this guy wasn’t just a generic monster going after random innocents, but I would have liked to seen his character fleshed out more. I was especially disappointed that he turned out to be just a complete retread of the dragons seen earlier in the season.
Speaking of which, if the phoenix can’t die, what would happen if he was shot or ingested a large amount of iron? (which we did see was bothering him) Or shoved through the woodchipper? Would all of that just slowed him down?
I’m also disappointed that the writers didn’t take this opportunity to play more with the Colt. Yes I am something of a fan of a weapon that can kill anything but the writers have let the Colt gun paint themselves into a corner. For instance here: what if the gun didn’t kill the phoenix? No, I don’t think phoenixes are anywhere near the same level as Lucifer… but play with their mythology! The gun kills the phoenix (and it leaves ashes behind) – but then it is reborn (which could then open up fun possibilities for the phoenix coming back in the future, looking for the boys). Or Fate, from last week. I actually believe the Colt could kill her – but since she’s a being that can stop time, do you think you’d ever be able to get off a successful shot?
Which reminds me: the whole armory of Heaven that Castiel’s storyline is tied up with. Shouldn’t the Colt be a part of that? Seems like it can do a lot of what some of the other weapons can, but has the benefit of being very focused and localized (I’ve gotten the impression that many of the lost weapons function similar to atom-bombs).
Good but still not good enough to turn around my opinion of this season. Yet.