I’ve been laughing for three years over the fact that in ye old England you could chose to have ‘trial by cake’ in which you ate a piece of cake and if you choked you were guilty and if you didn’t you were innocent, and the only time it was used the guy on trial fucking choked and was executed for it
It sort of pissed me off, actually. It was fine at first. I probably would have liked it fine, actually, if not for how that torture scene ended. I thought Cas was brilliant in his manipulation of that other angel.
But then, he stole the other angel’s grace. This is not how we’ve been led to believe grace works. Metatron, when he took Castiel’s, said that he was taking Castiel’s essence, basically leaving angelic memories in a stolen body, but the part of Castiel that made him…him was gone. He lives in his memories, but the physical form that was the angel Castiel was gone. Used in that spell. He was human now. No true form. No grace. No angel. Just memories in a stolen body.
And I liked Cas as a human. There was a lot they could have done with him. He had a lot to learn still. I would have loved more Human!Cas. And they took that away in his fourth episode.
But I hate the way they changed it. He takes another angel’s grace. He becomes Metatron. And, like I said, it isn’t how we’ve been led to believe grace works. Taking another angels grace as your own…I don’t see how that makes sense at all. He took the other angel’s grace, his essence to use Metatron’s word.
And boom. Are we ever going to see how he really reacts to his guilt now? Now that he’s got that angel shield of grace up again? Angels don’t feel like humans do, and Cas…we didn’t really get to see him experiencing emotions. Granted, most of the ones he did experience were painful ones. Confusion, guilt, despair, betrayal.
I suppose he feels useful again, useful to Dean maybe, now that he’s got grace again.
I didn’t ignore how his first call, once again, was to Dean. To warn him about Not!Ezekiel. And to tell him that he had grace again.
Even if it isn’t his.
Maybe, like wizard wands, it doesn’t work as well, if it isn’t yours. I hope so. I hope he has to get rid of it at some point. Before the end of the season. I hope he chooses to get rid of it.
I thought the whole point of making him human was so they could have him in more episodes, so that Sam and Dean didn’t have a veritable Superman that could fix everything.
I love Cas, but I hate what the writers did to him here.
Why is Christopher Eccleston afraid of Paul McGann?
Because McGann Hurt Eccleston.
oh my god
Can we take a moment to appreciate that 50 years of a television show, with multiple writers, a reboot, and the fixing of a gaping plot hole have come together to give us the ability to make this exact pun?
“Russell because he doesn’t like spoilers. When we worked together on the show, we tried not to spoil each other. I’m really serious. When I was doing ‘Silence in the Library,’ [he said], ‘I want you to have River Song pre-figure something about what’s going to happen to Donna, and I said, ‘Don’t tell me what’s going to happen to Donna!’ And I said, ‘What kind of thing is it?’ ‘It’s sad, Steven. It’s very very sad.’ I said, ‘OK OK, I’ll put something sad in.’ [Former production head] Julie Gardner was sitting there saying, ‘You’re working on the same TV show. You can’t behave like this.’”—'Doctor Who': Steven Moffat Explains Billie Piper's Role in the 50th | Anglophenia (via doctorwho)