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Hopes for SPN season 11

Season 11, can you believe it? Here's my list of what I hope from this season. It should be spoiler free as long as you know what happened in the last ep of season 10. I'll put it under a cut anyhow.

Mostly in very random order.....

For the death of Death to mean something, specifically for Dean who killed him.

That the Darkness will have more to it than something that can take humanoid form or possess someone.

Creeping. Lethal. Fog.

Good monster of the week episodes.

That Sam and Dean (or Cas) are not the big bad and that they can be a united team fighting whatever is.

The return of Jody, maybe Ellen somehow or Mrs. Tran, the Golem not as MotW, some of the early Men of Letters like the two from the Oz episode.

Incorporation of someone else's version of creation than just the one from Genesis.

The Jersey Devil or some other legendary monster from some part of the rural US and maybe some other magic like hex symbols from the Pennsylvania Dutch area.

Continuation of the great show sets including more awesome motel rooms.

A Night Vale reference.

Humor in good balance with angst.

Classic rock, the car, and general badassery from the boys.

Sam F*#%ing Winchester!

Smart Dean....smart Winchesters for that matter.

Character growth over the season that makes sense in regard to all they've been through.

For Sam to find something that is his in the way that the car is Dean's. It doesn't have to be something tangible. I want Sam to want something for himself and to get it.

And I think biggest for me, I need to make peace with Dean. I want to be able to like him again but if that is not possible, I want to be able to figure that out and move on and just enjoy Jensen's performance in a more detached way. I want to be able to see and like Dean as the character that he is on screen, not how I wish he were in my head. I'm not entirely sure what has to happen for me to get to that point but it is really important to me.

Mostly, I want to be entertained and have things to notice, examine and discuss with my flist. I want to enjoy being a fangirl. I feel more positive about it than in the last couple of seasons. Here's hoping. See you all in LJ comment sections the mornings after.



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Oct. 7th, 2015 05:24 pm (UTC)
I like the idea of Sam having his own thing. I think I also need Sam to actively claim and defend his own (metaphorical) space, not just get it handed to him by the narrative or, worse, by Dean. If Sam having more room in the relationship is seen as something Dean grants, we just get a benign dictatorship in place of a punitive one. That's why I can't quite get behind the wishes for the brothers being united against a common enemy. I need some conflict to actively resolve things; I need Sam to fight for his own interests and fight back and WIN, to take a stand and have Dean acknowledge it. Just something to really wash away the image of beaten-up Sam kneeling in front of Dean and Dean deciding to spare him as a model of any kind of love. (I still can't watch 10.23 without feeling sick to my stomach.)

Honestly, I expect I will be even more sporadic in my watching than I was last season. /downer
Oct. 7th, 2015 10:04 pm (UTC)
Yes to everything you said here. I'd be fine with that kind of conflict between Sam and Dean. I would really like it if Sam is seen as having been right to want the Mark of Cain gone. I want Dean to actively work to make things better with a different relationship between them. I want them both to learn and grow. I want them to really understand how truly screwed up they are together. As I'm writing this, I'm realizing that I don't want them to stay with each other if they can't make substantial changes. I have to say that I really didn't like where the last couple of episodes of S10 were headed and all I've seen of those last 5 eps or so were gifs on tumblr. I don't know if that was a good or bad thing in terms of how I'll react to the start of this season but we'll soon see. I like your comments because you are often able to put into words why things feel so off for me.
Oct. 7th, 2015 06:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, especially for a Night Vale reference (if they have an angel named Erica I will DIE OF HAPPINESS) and Sam F. Winchester!
Oct. 7th, 2015 08:48 pm (UTC)
Or some mention of the hovering cat in the bathroom, the dog park or just walking by the faceless old woman who lives in a house like it's no big deal or they don't even notice.
Oct. 8th, 2015 03:10 am (UTC)
*rolls around in this post* :D!!!!
Oct. 8th, 2015 09:08 am (UTC)
Just downloading the ep to watch in a while. Hoping, hoping....
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