This is the part where I tell you there’s probably going to be SPN liveblogging. Block tags spn spoilers and spn 9.19 if you don’t want to see it.
Yup, there was liveblogging. Block those tags if you don’t want grumbly commentary and spoilers.
Oh right. Next week is spin-off week. Sigh sigh sigh.
Props to the show for finally giving *someone* emotional catharsis.
I’m not watching the episode, so I’m not sure what vamps not having “human feelings” is supposed to mean, but wasn’t it established in S1/S2 that vampires can form lasting emotional connections? I’m thinking about the vamps who mated for life…
Yes, you’re right. And the vampires in this ep definitely have a familial bond. There was just an offhand comment from the “mother” vampire about how turning someone would take away all the pain and hurt and guilt the girl was feeling. It’s not a factor new to vampire lore generally, it’s just the first time I’ve heard that being part of SPN’s vampire lore.
You know, nine seasons in.
they were the exception that proved the rule.
Sure. I get they were exceptions. Guess I actually missed my own point: SPN never established that there was a deliberate “numbness” that came with turning into a vampire. A hunger, yes, but a mindless one, a self-preservation drive that made you choose sucking blood over starvation. Not an emotional disconnect.