2x08 - Crossroad Blues
It would have been too perfect, I suppose, for Sam to have his arm along the back of the seat during that final scene. JP's cast is on the other arm, though, right? So it's not like it would have hurt him or anything. Sam's really earning his stripes as a touchy-feely guy, but it makes me sad that he is neglecting the patented manly-manlove-by-Sammy thing with the arm. That was one of my favorite things about S1 manlove. I loved the dichotomy of it. The aloof guyness of gentle Sam's manlove vs. the intimate softness of macho Dean's. There's a very different dynamic to their manlove this season, one that is more in keeping with their outer personas. I'm enjoying it a great deal, but to be honest, I'm missing the old. Just a little.
Total Touches: 21
Average per Episode: 1.13
Average per Episode: 1.25
Average per Episode: .25
And this breaks the post-IMToD pattern, with the same brother touching the other for two consecutive episodes. Although the touches by Sam carried through from IMToD to ELaC, IMToD was clearly in a world of its own and the pattern since then has been consistently... inconsistent. As far as the number of touches. But the nature of touches, well, that's a completely different matter.
Of course, it helps to have two Dean in danger/turmoil episodes back-to-back. But I love Sam (and JP even more) for what he's doing. It makes complete sense that Dean would be inconsistent, so I don't fault him for that. Still, I'm eager to see what the "SOON" previews and moments like this (from Supernatural Media, vaguely spoilery) might bring.
Mini-hiatus next week (I think?), which means it's time for manlove meta! I'm aiming to have IMToD and ELaC both posted on Thanksgiving, as both a "sorry about the wait!" apology and a little "SPN things to be thankful for" offering.