You are watching: Supernatural free to be you and me
By Diana Steenbergen
In the final scene of the previous episode, Dean and also Sam determined that they could not occupational together, at leastern not best currently. In "Free to be You and also Me," we are offered a taste of what it is favor when they are separated. Dean proceeds to hunt, and is joined by Castiel for a mission while Sam gets himself a regular-male job at a bar and also tries to retire from the household service. After even more than 4 seasons via nearly eincredibly episode featuring Dean and Sam functioning together on a case, it is jarring to check out them separated for so lengthy. But I prefer that Supernatural is willing to take chances; they are flourishing the brothers' relationship in maturity as they go through this painful process. Dean states he is happier, not having to problem about his family members for the first time in years, yet is he? Sam is desperately trying to live a "normal" life, aget. In the end, neither brother appears much better off acomponent, although they have actually not yet realized this. Writer Jeremy Carver puts effort right into presenting Dean and also Sam's stories paralleling each various other, even though they are separated. I preferred the opening montage reflecting Sam burning all of his fake IDs while Dean is still making use of his; Sam slices a lemon and also Dean slices through a vampire; Sam washes down the bar at work-related while Dean washes the blood off his vehicle. The problem each brother encounters at the end of the hour dovetails also when Dean and also Castiel encounter the archangel Raphael at the very same time Sam battles a group of hunters. The tool does its job; the detached stories feel connected, greatly because we understand that Dean and also Sam are still inevitably associated. Jared Padalecki does an excellent project of quietly reflecting us just how guilty Sam feels. I prefer that Bobby does not conveniently let him off the hook as soon as he calls to report demon activity in the location. Sam is additionally having actually visions of his dead girlfriend, Jessica (Adrianne Palicki of Friday Night Lights) and also it is fitting that she would show up while Sam is attempting a 2nd time to hide himself in a normal life. Padalecki and Palicki (what are the odds of actors with these two names being in a show together?) have an easy, organic chemistry, and also even in simply a few brief scenes we are reminded what Sam lost at the beginning of the present. I additionally preferred Lindsey, the girl working in the bar via Sam. She, like Jessica, is threatened when Sam's real people comes ago to haunt him. However before, this time Sam is able to save the girl as he fights off the hunters that thrconsumed her. After the majority of the episode is invested seeing Sam beat himself down and try to hide who he really is, it is cathartic to watch him earlier in fighting mode again.
When the vision of Jessica is revearesulted in be Lucifer trying to tempt Sam right into ending up being his vessel, it is a reminder that this is the exact same method that was provided on Nick, Lucifer's current vessel. Mark Pellegrino does exceptionally well in his function as Lucifer, with his gentle demeanor toward Sam it really does seem like he cares. He speaks softly and also soothingly, yet what he states is chilling. Is it feasible that Sam would certainly consent out to being Lucifer's vessel? I hope not, however we shall watch. Meanwhile, we are provided the Dean and also Castiel show, as Castiel gets Dean to help with his search for God, this time by trapping Raphael in order to gain information from him. I love watching Jensen Ackles and also Misha Collins work-related together – the actors click amazingly well, nearly and Ackles and Padalecki. A few of Dean's insults to Raphael felt overly jocrucial, however many of the moment the funny dialog in between Dean and Castiel works quite well, favor Dean trying to teach Castiel exactly how to impersonate an FBI agent. And while the scene in the brothel felt a little like something in a sitcom, the look of pure terror on Castiel's confront was hilarious. He have the right to face dvery own specific death without flinching, yet a prostitute? That is a different story. As Raphael, Demore Barnes is compelling, conveying the bitterness and also grief from believing that God has actually abandoned them all. Interestingly, Raphael's factors for what he has actually been doing, starting the apocalypse, sound suspiciously similar to Lucifer's desire to take God to task. In a nice little moment, as soon as Raphael mentions how exhausted he is, tbelow is a brief mutual look between him and Castiel that is complete of sadness. I hope this actor will return; it does not seem as though the story with Raphael is finiburned yet.
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Next off week guarantees a glimpse of a feasible future. Will Lucifer's predictions about Sam come true? And will the brothers find a factor to fight alongside each other again? Only time will tell.