this is what i got after 5 months (or not...can't remember how long it's been since 723) of heart wrenching wait?!!!
seasons 6-7 were pretty shitty (character and story-wise), and that was probably why they had a change of executive producer. from what i can see, the change brought nothing but more shit.
it's totally understandable that he would WANT to quit after being truly and completely alone and utterly helpless for the first time in his life. but to JUST quit like that without even TRYING to figure out what happened to his brother? that's more shitty and worse than when he was soulless.
not to mention the whole cas thing...judging by the few words of reminiscence in this episode, i won't be surprised at all when in 802 misha's name is preceded yet again with "special guest star", showing him only in bits and pieces. WHY WON'T YOU JUST BRING HIM BACK COMPLETELY WHILE ANOTHER ANTAGONISTS AND NEW CHARACTERS ARE MADE CONSTANT?!!!!!!!
destiel chemistry is what's been keeping me from giving up on SPN altogether, and without it i doubt my interest in the show can ever be rekindled.
and also the thing about purgatory. during the long wait i already prepared myself for a shitty reresentation of the place, and hardened my heart for the possibility that their stay/entrapment there may turn out to be quite lousy. but what i didn't prepare for was for them to skip the whole thing altogether and show only flashbacks after. if this season later turns out to be filled with random and haphazard filler stories that have nothing to do with the main storyline like the last season, then i can only come to the conclusion that skipping out the entire purgatory thing is 'cos they are at their wit's end. besides, the flashback fighting scenes in this episode make absolutely no sense which i can only frown upon——how do you decapitate souls already dead?
what the hell happened to script writers these days?! how did my favorite characters turn out to be soooo OOC and heartless?!! and how did the storyline as a whole become so...anticlimactic (especially after the long wait) that i enjoy fanfics a LOT more?!!!!!