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    Tyrathius

    [21]Nov 6, 2011
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    lachlan_j_g wrote:


    the whole salt line getting blown away when windows shatter is getting a bit old though - it keeps happening in every ghost episode.



    Now this I do agree with. You'd think sooner or later Sam and Dean would catch on and start hiding the targets in bathrooms or closets or some other room with no windows.

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    libra113

    [22]Nov 6, 2011
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    Tyrathius wrote:

    lachlan_j_g wrote:


    the whole salt line getting blown away when windows shatter is getting a bit old though - it keeps happening in every ghost episode.



    Now this I do agree with. You'd think sooner or later Sam and Dean would catch on and start hiding the targets in bathrooms or closets or some other room with no windows.

    That's assuming they have time or that such rooms are available to them. Most of the times they're in a hurry and just set up the salt circles wherever they happen to be so they can stand between the ghost and it's intended target with their salt guns.

    I don't think blowing the salt away really happens as often as it might seem, certainly not enough to alter tactics at this point.
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    JoshSutton

    [23]Nov 8, 2011
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    I really enjoyed this episode. The pace felt the same as that of season 1 and 2. Nothing about angels/gods which was getting old in my opinion. This season could end up being a really good season depending on what happens with the Leviathans.
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    zan4

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    they should put salt in a rubber tube and make it with that the tube should protect the salt enough.
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    libra113

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    zan4 wrote:
    they should put salt in a rubber tube and make it with that the tube should protect the salt enough.
    I don't know but I THINK if the salt is covered and can't come into direct contact with the spirit it doesn't work.
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    basenji529

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    zan4 wrote:
    they should put salt in a rubber tube and make it with that the tube should protect the salt enough.


    Well, contact (or at least having nothing between the salt and the spirit) is required, but you're thinking.

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    libra113

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    Maybe what they should do is mix it with glue so when it's placed on the floor it will stay there. Of course they would have to take time to mix it or keep it an air tight bottle so the glue doesn't harden and I would hate to have to clean up after them.
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    basenji529

    [28]Nov 10, 2011
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    libra113 wrote:
    have to take time to mix it...air tight...doesn't harden...I would hate to have to clean up after them.


    Oh, you just saw your first porno? *ba-dum-psh*


    (Sorry, but when I heard that last part, I knew there was a "what she said" joke somewhere in it.)

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    gamrgrl007

    [29]Nov 10, 2011
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    libra113 wrote:
    kepa55 wrote:

    Orb of Thesulah. Nuf said.

    No, gonna need more.


    Haha@libra113

    Well said
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    gamrgrl007

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    WickedNix wrote:

    libra113 wrote:
    gamrgrl007 wrote:
    WickedNix wrote:


    Dean to Sam discussing why he killed Amy....


    "Now quit being a bitch!"


    Hey! I take exception to that remark. Why couldn't he have said d**k? I missed the first part of this eppy but the boys seemed to have resolved their issues pretty quickly.


    Just asking, why are you upset with Dean saying bitch? And he did also say d**k when he started scolding Sam, so I suppose they didn't want to repeat the word again within a sentence or two. As for the other point, yeah, why a 3/4 episode buildup for a 30 second resolution? IDK, whatever. At least the car-side convos can take a break...
    Yeah it's kinda weird. Dean says bitch all the time but this time it bothers them. Maybe, they're one of the ones who didn't like Amy being killed so they felt it was aimed at them or the writers put it in to respond to the people complaining about it. I wonder if there's a limit on how many times in an episode they can say dick or how many times in a scene. I know the sensors used to have rules like that (seriously).


    Good point Libra. I didn't think of it in that way. I suppose being a woman makes me a tad touchy about that term.



    A little late in the day to be offended by Dean spouting "bitch" I don't think it's intended as a 'female-insulting' term at all, just a general mild cuss since we're on network TV. And Dean usually says it rather affectionately But I do see the point of 'bitching about Amy' - a revenge of the writers kinda thing... heheh

    We in India have a censor board that doesn't allow even smooches onscreen, but instead you can show anything bizarrely innuendo-ish about 'doing it' like trees shaking or beds bouncing, so nothing of the censorship sort startles me
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    libra113

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    Yeah, it's not really intended, in this case, as a female slur. In fact Dean's rarely, if ever, said it to a woman (even monster women) and in this case it was said to his own brother.

    I think he meant in more in line of "stop bitching" as in complaining.
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    lachlan_j_g

    [32]Nov 11, 2011
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    libra113 wrote:
    Yeah, it's not really intended, in this case, as a female slur. In fact Dean's rarely, if ever, said it to a woman (even monster women) and in this case it was said to his own brother. I think he meant in more in line of "stop bitching" as in complaining.

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    lachlan_j_g

    [33]Nov 11, 2011
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    libra113 wrote:
    Yeah, it's not really intended, in this case, as a female slur. In fact Dean's rarely, if ever, said it to a woman (even monster women) and in this case it was said to his own brother. I think he meant in more in line of "stop bitching" as in complaining.


    yeah swearing seems to be a big taboo on American television. some of our Aussie shows have enough swearing to fill a bank. after 9:30 it's all on

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    Faithin1

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    zan4 wrote:
    they should put salt in a rubber tube and make it with that the tube should protect the salt enough.


    I actually have said this myself, just buy a garden hose, duck tape the joints, ta da, blow proof salt ring.
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    Faithin1

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    libra113 wrote:
    zan4 wrote:
    they should put salt in a rubber tube and make it with that the tube should protect the salt enough.
    I don't know but I THINK if the salt is covered and can't come into direct contact with the spirit it doesn't work.



    I don't think so. I say this because in a few earlier eps, there were buried salt lines and buried iron... and that worked against spirits and demons.

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    libra113

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    Faithin1 wrote:

    libra113 wrote:
    zan4 wrote:
    they should put salt in a rubber tube and make it with that the tube should protect the salt enough.
    I don't know but I THINK if the salt is covered and can't come into direct contact with the spirit it doesn't work.



    I don't think so. I say this because in a few earlier eps, there were buried salt lines and buried iron... and that worked against spirits and demons.

    when was it buried? I don't recall that and it really doesn't make logical sense otherwise the ghost could just float over the line since ghosts, tradionally, can float and levitate.
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    basenji529

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    libra113 wrote:
    when was it buried? I don't recall that and it really doesn't make logical sense otherwise the ghost could just float over the line since ghosts, tradionally, can float and levitate.


    Actually, the idea of a circle of salt protecting against ghosts makes more sense; body-to-body, err...whatever, contact causing it would just mean the ghost could float over it.


    There's a lot of occult literature about salt warding off evil spirits, and evil is particularly vulnerable to circles.

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    libra113

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    basenji529 wrote:

    libra113 wrote:
    when was it buried? I don't recall that and it really doesn't make logical sense otherwise the ghost could just float over the line since ghosts, tradionally, can float and levitate.


    Actually, the idea of a circle of salt protecting against ghosts makes more sense; body-to-body, err...whatever, contact causing it would just mean the ghost could float over it.


    There's a lot of occult literature about salt warding off evil spirits, and evil is particularly vulnerable to circles.

    Oh yeah, I've known all about the salt thing long before "Supernatural" ever even aired. Generally, it seems the salt has to come into contact with the spirit so covering it or wrapping it or whatever would negate the effect.

    The glue idea I mentioned COULD work but again would be difficult and messy and a lot of the time they have to lay down thoes circles quick and wouldn't have time for anything too fancy or invovled.
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    libra113 wrote:
    basenji529 wrote:


    libra113 wrote:
    when was it buried? I don't recall that and it really doesn't make logical sense otherwise the ghost could just float over the line since ghosts, tradionally, can float and levitate.


    Actually, the idea of a circle of salt protecting against ghosts makes more sense; body-to-body, err...whatever, contact causing it would just mean the ghost could float over it.


    There's a lot of occult literature about salt warding off evil spirits, and evil is particularly vulnerable to circles.


    Oh yeah, I've known all about the salt thing long before "Supernatural" ever even aired. Generally, it seems the salt has to come into contact with the spirit so covering it or wrapping it or whatever would negate the effect. The glue idea I mentioned COULD work but again would be difficult and messy and a lot of the time they have to lay down thoes circles quick and wouldn't have time for anything too fancy or invovled.


    It's really not that hard...
    Take a hola hoop and dip it in glue => then dip it in salt


    You now have a easy to carry "unbreakable" salt-ring that you can store in the trunk of your car and use in case you have to deal with ghosts


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    libra113

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    A hola hoop? Just hope you don't need a bigger circle.
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