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Man, I really hope that's the last of Jo. Why do all my shows suddenly have extremely annoying blondes on them?


Dean is not happy. Especially at being called "Deano."


Dean is pretty when he's annoyed.

She was spectacularly awful for the first 2/3 of the episode. That conversation about her father and the knives. *shudders* She definitely improved when she was scared or pissed off at the end. And her sticking the ghost with her little knife was very satisfying. I'm just sure they could have found a much, much better actress somewhere in the world. Evangeline Lilly is looking better all the time ! (I really don't have any issues with her acting anymore, just her talk show appearances!)

Guessed why Ellen was so mad at John a few steps ahead of the reveal there. Ouch. So much for the Roadhouse family. I loved Ellen and Ash, but Jo can stay gone or be recast.

And wow, what a creepy episode, with a capital C. The backstory was awesomely detailed and creepy. A prison yard where they hung people! The abduction at the beginning was very scary. And the sewer scenes. Eep! His pawing Jo was very disturbing.

I have a question: How did Holmes lure people into his "murder castle?" Were they residents? Did he abduct them?



Sammy's best "Bitch, please," face.



I let out a whoop of approval when the cement truck rolled up. Awesome.



And I love how the show lately has been wrapping up each episode, you think, only to deliver a little extra sting at the end there. That is what's keeping it from being just a "pretty boys hunt creepy things" genre tale.


Grey's Anatomy
My Miranda love knows no bounds. Her face when she saw her name had been erased from the board! Aww! Cristina, you are in so much trouble. :-/ Looks like this might be the beginning of the end for her and Burke as well.

And the Izzie love is slowly creeping back. It's pretty Mary Sue to have her be the only one to diagnose self-harm with the burn victim, but I think that parallel thing they do worked in this case. I mean, these cases are about as subtle as an anvil in how they mirror their lives, but most of the time it just works and results in some very rich storytelling.

And go, Alex, baby whisperer! Heh. Derek's sister = Total Bitch. Bye now!

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zelda_zee
Nov. 3rd, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
My favorite moment was when Jo squeezed past Dean when they were inside the walls and he said something like "Damn, should've cleaned the pipes." Hee!

Also it was fun to be scared.

Was it just me, or did Jared look like he had something very uncomfortable stuck up his ass this whole ep? Maybe he thinks the Jo actress sucks too.

I hope that's not the last of Ash. He's like the 4th Lone Gunman. I'm fond of him.
halfdutch
Nov. 3rd, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
Very creepy. I actually broke it up to go to a yoga class so it was a little less intense.

I don't think either of them were liking Jo much - because they have eyes and ears, like we do!

Ash rocks. They need him to alert them when the Demon is active again. I'm confident we'll see him again soon.
isis2015
Nov. 3rd, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
Man, I really hope that's the last of Jo.

Yes, please. God, she annoyed the hell out of me the whole episode. I like Ellen alright, and Ash rules, but not Jo. I tried to give her a fair shake, I really did. At first it seemed like she was only there to get with Dean, a thing that usually bugs the crap out of me, introducing a character just to be a love interest, but in this episode they tried to give her this story of wanting to be a hunter because of her father and...*sigh* It just didn't work. In fact, it pushed me right off the fence into 'I don't like her' territory. :/

I missed my Sammy. ;_; He was barely in the episode. The show is primarily about Sam and Dean for me. So my final thoughts on the episode were pretty much: too much Jo, not enough Sam.
halfdutch
Nov. 3rd, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
They needed a much, much better actress for that part. She didn't sell me at all. In fact, I nearly turned the tube off.

And yes, more Sammy! (Hee, you didn't even used to like him!)
isis2015
Nov. 3rd, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
(Hee, you didn't even used to like him!)

:P

This is, sadly, the truth. But you were right. He did grow on me. Sammy's the ultimate younger brother that you just want to protect. And as a big sister, I can't not love Sammy.
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halfdutch
Nov. 3rd, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)
I think what Izzie did to Denny is completely unforgivable and I don't see how/why they're giving a second chance but I'm getting over it. I liked her and Denny together but - GAH! I would never, ever have done what she did or covered up for her.

Alex I've never been that fond of, but he does have his moments. Meet Dr. Karev, future OB/GYN? And with Mark on staff, I guess Alex is off the hook for being the resident jerk!
ellel
Nov. 3rd, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
The fingers through the vent...
*shudders*
halfdutch
Nov. 3rd, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
I know! I spared you all creepy screencaps!
ellel
Nov. 3rd, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
HUH,I think I capped these scenes with eyes closed,lol-seriously creepy!

That conversation about her father and the knives.
The whole "bonding" scene over dead fathers and knifes and whatever only made me roll my eyes,corny and bad delivery-even Jensen,who is always brilliant at emotional scenes didn't save the scene for me...Him,lecturing her about the choice she has and mother who loves her was good:)

Not enough Sammy,but his every scene rocked-especially trying to comfort Dean,that it's not his fault Jo got herself kidnapped by a spirit of serial killer.
Also-scientology joke was awesome:D
siluria
Nov. 3rd, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
I cringed throughout the entire hallway sequence before switching the ep off, and then FF'd and just caught the cement truck. I shall sit and think about the ectoplasm and Staypuff Marshmellow Man comments, and Dean and a big truck, and leave the rest of the episode be I think.
halfdutch
Nov. 5th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
The ghost and set up was actually quite cool but you did have to put up with some very annoying Jo. And god, you missed that horrible convo with Dean and Jo bonding over their dad being hunters. IT WAS AWFUL!

It's such a shame because with a decent actress, this would have been a kickass episode. As it is, it was just kind of filler. Annoying filler! (And not much Sam, because Jared was getting hand surgery, I hear.)
inthekeyofd
Nov. 3rd, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
I have to watch last nights episode tonight..I didn't have a chance to last night.

And can I say that I'm loving that people are listening to AC/DC and Metallica..*smile*

Like always, if you need any, just ask. *smile*
halfdutch
Nov. 5th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
It was not the best episode -- would have been great but Jo really ruined it. She was okay before this, but yikes, she cannot handle anything challenging.

And I'm set for tunes, I think! ;) I always have to delete some on my comp before adding more!
elise_509
Nov. 3rd, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
If you want to read a good book about H.H. Holmes, read The Devil and the White City by Erik Larson. He didn't abduct them, they were people who worked for him or stayed with him or women that he married first. He was really big on getting married to them and then killing them. He was one incredibly, incredibly evil guy.

I love that Alex is gonna be OB/GYN. That whole thing is bringing out this really interesting side of his character (and I totally 'ship him with Addison too, so that's an ulterior motive on my part...)
elise_509
Nov. 4th, 2006 08:19 am (UTC)
oops, sorry, it's Devil in the White City, not and the White City. Still a good book. :)
halfdutch
Nov. 5th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
Cool. I read a review of that book when it came out and was really intrigued. Thanks for letting me know! I didn't realize they were dealing with a historic murderer. (Although, I have to say, that I kind of O.D'd on serial killer/forensics stuff about real life murderers so I'm a little leery of that genre now. Some of those details you don't want in your head!)

And Alex is such an ass, except when he isn't. (Most generic statement ever!) The way this show is going, I expect everyone to be in bed with everyone else at some point!
arabella_hope
Nov. 3rd, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
That conversation about her father and the knives. *shudders*

And the jacket thing made me almost weep with disgust.

I did love Dean slipping into 'morning rumpled mode' when Sam came in, though. That was cute :)

It's just...how much more angst and concern can Dean take on? He really *is* going to blow a gasket one day, especially if she ever tags alog again.

Or maybe that's me. Either way. No more Jo, please.


Also? The camera angles were really awesome here, even if I was sometimes confused as to what girl in a box I was looking at. But people popping up in windows is ALWAYS freaky. It was a very good legend that they explored, definetly.
halfdutch
Nov. 5th, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC)
You know, I think I'm the only person who thought Sam said, "Cups are outside" when Deak asked about coffee. And I thought, "Why would he leave the cups outside? Does he have coffee cup trauma now since Dad died?" And then I realized he said, Cops are outside. With or without coffee. And donuts. ;)

Jo. ARGH. Would hiring a decent actress have killed them? I'll admit she was okay in the first ep and not so bad in the second one but this time? Could not do the heavy lifting required of the part. That scene with Dean was PAINFUL. GAH. Way to kill what would have been a great ep.

At least with Cassie, that was a mediocre to just plain bad episode already. And Dean took his shirt off so it wasn't all trauma.

I did like this story a lot, just such a shame that the Jo factor fucked it up. It's predictable to dislike new characters but in her case, it's completely justified!
emiliglia
Nov. 3rd, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
Haha I posted a few hours ago asking if we were done with Jo now. Like the actress sucks and I feel fairly neutral towards the character, but my real problem is she takes up space and somehow Sam got shoved aside.

They couldn't have at least gotten a better looking girl? Something about her head irks me...like it's too big and she has no chin which was only worse when she was lying down in the casket thing.
halfdutch
Nov. 5th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't have minded Jo at all if she were played by someone who could, y'know, act! Those scenes where she and Dean were "bonding" were just painful. To me, she actually looked better pissed-off and dirty at the end there and her acting wasn't quite so bad. But still, nowhere near Jensen's level. It pains me that they can't hire decent actresses on this show unless they came from a Joss show!
mediocrechick
Nov. 3rd, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
Oh good! Then it wasn't just me who was thinking Jo was one terrible actress.....and can her character be any more annoying? Geez louise.

If you want read something on H.H. Holmes, definitely read Erik Larson's book (someone mentions it in one of the comments above). Dude was one creepy mother. Although I still think Ed Gein is still number one in "Hello! My name is Psycho!" department. Eesh.
halfdutch
Nov. 5th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
Oh no, you're not alone in the Jo hatred. GAH. That was some truly bad acting. I'd like to think she'd be okay if played by a decent actress but that was a whole lot of throat shoving-down.

And ooh, yes, I think I might check the book out although serial killer stuff does creep me out big time. Equal parts fascination and horror. I've read other James Ellroy books but I could never bring myself to read The Black Dahlia.

And I have a book on the making of Psycho. And the guy who wrote the book Psycho made up a lot of stuff that was later confirmed to be true. He was so creeped out that he correctly guessed so many grisly details that he didn't look at himself in the mirror for two years!
missdarksoul
Nov. 3rd, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
Jo must die! lol I really hate her charcter and I really can't by the actor as a 'bas ass' demon hunter, the actor should stick to little miss perfect rolls cause thats all she can play *glares at her*
halfdutch
Nov. 5th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Jo wouldn't be so bad if she were played by a decent actress. UGH. Sam gets a decent girl, why can't Dean?!
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