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Episode poll 11.17: "Red Meat"

Before we start, let me quickly say thank you. The comments on last week's poll were full of interesting conversation and astute observations and you guys just add so much to my ridiculous little polls and I love you all. Regulars, visitors, lurkers, people who always comment, people who vote but never comment... thank you all for being here. {smooches}


(Sloppy declarations of love? I might be a teeny bit intoxicated from 11.17!)


Now, on to the poll!


Your thoughts on 11.17, 'Red Meat?'

LOVED IT
43(82.7%)
Loved some, liked some
6(11.5%)
Liked it
2(3.8%)
It was okay
0(0.0%)
Meh
1(1.9%)
Didn't really like it
0(0.0%)
Disliked it, so there must be something seriously wrong with me - maybe I've been turned into a werewolf
0(0.0%)

Which of the following is true?

This was a Sam-centric episode, even though it had many awesome Dean moments
3(5.5%)
This was a Dean-centric episode, even though it had many awesome Sam moments
11(20.0%)
This was a very bi-bro episode, and I don't think it focused on either one
41(74.5%)
Comments!
0(0.0%)

Better title for this episode

Oh, You Forgot Sam is a BAMF? Let Me Remind You
34(20.1%)
Here's a Fix For You H/C Junkies
25(14.8%)
The More Dean Says 'Okay,' The Further Things Are From Actually Being Okay
24(14.2%)
How Many Times Can We Break Dean's Heart in One Season?
19(11.2%)
Yet Another Very Explicit Reminder That Dean Loves Sam... I Wonder If It's Leading Up to Something
27(16.0%)
The Sound of Your Heart Shattering Into a Million Tiny Pieces
28(16.6%)
Pumping You Up For an Amazing End of the Season
4(2.4%)
Buttering You Up Before a Downhill Slide
8(4.7%)
Something else; see the comments
0(0.0%)

Things I loved

Pre-shooting grumpy Dean
33(3.8%)
Pre-shooting chipper Sam
36(4.1%)
Sam collapsing in slow motion after being shot
33(3.8%)
Injured Sam trying to get Dean to take care of the victims instead of him
36(4.1%)
Frantic Dean taking care of Sam
44(5.0%)
Injured Sam hauling himself to his feet and trying to function
39(4.5%)
Injured Sam trying to get the victims to flee without him
33(3.8%)
Dean being incredulous that Corbin wants him to leave Sam behind
42(4.8%)
Sam having the presence of mind to notice Corbin's werewolf bite as Corbin is smothering him
37(4.2%)
Dean ready to attack anything and anybody that tries to keep him from his brother, even though it's too late to save him
46(5.3%)
Dean washing down a handful of narcotics with Pedialyte
37(4.2%)
Sam killing two werewolves after being left for dead
45(5.2%)
Sam and Dean collapsing simultaneously
44(5.0%)
Billie calling Dean on his shit
38(4.4%)
'Time to say bye to Luigi, Mario'
33(3.8%)
'The Big W'
37(4.2%)
Dean coming back to life just when he learns he still has something to live for
38(4.4%)
Sam stumbling from the truck to the Impala
38(4.4%)
Dean's reaction to his phone call from Sam
38(4.4%)
Sam killing Corbin like a BAMF
44(5.0%)
'Took you long enough'
34(3.9%)
'Mostly dead'
36(4.1%)
Conversation in the Impala
29(3.3%)
Something you've forgotten, which is forgiven because there were so many amazing things to remember, and I will discuss it in the comments
2(0.2%)

Things that left me in a quivering little puddle

Sam on the floor with his face full of pain and fear, looking at Dean like he can make everything okay
42(6.7%)
Bullet removal
32(5.1%)
Sam bandaging his injury with his shaky hands
40(6.4%)
Dean constantly saying things are okay as his way of dealing with them being really not okay
39(6.3%)
Dean freaking out in the woods and pulling himself back together
44(7.1%)
Helpless Sam realizing Corbin is going to kill him
42(6.7%)
Sam 'dying' without Dean
39(6.3%)
Dean finding Sam on the floor and realizing he's 'dead'
43(6.9%)
Dean being ready to die fighting the werewolves after Sam's 'death'
40(6.4%)
Dean promising 'dead' Sam he'll be back for him and then patting him and saying 'okay' and then looking back at him before he leaves
43(6.9%)
Dean waking up in the clinic and having to remember that Sam is 'dead'
37(5.9%)
Dean begging Billie to bring Sam back
38(6.1%)
Dean almost collapsing in relief when he hears Sam's voice
41(6.6%)
Sam staying upright after shooting Corbin, just long enough to confirm that Dean is okay, and then collapsing
39(6.3%)
Dean trying to convince Michelle she's going to be okay
26(4.2%)
'After everything we survived together, I watched the man I love die. There's no normal after that.'
38(6.1%)
Something else, which I will discuss in the comments
0(0.0%)

Things that make me think I have some serious issues

I really enjoyed the amount of h/c in this episode
34(26.8%)
I really enjoyed the amount of h in the episode and would have been happy without any c
12(9.4%)
I really enjoyed that slow pan up Sam's 'corpse'
28(22.0%)
The actions of two fictional characters have really impacted my mood this week
35(27.6%)
Oh, too many things to list
18(14.2%)
Comments!
0(0.0%)

What is your opinion of Corbin?

He truly thought Sam was going to die, and speeding that process was the only way to save all three of them, so I forgive him
1(0.9%)
He thought Sam might die, and he knew the three of them had a better chance of escaping if Sam was left behind, so I forgive him
0(0.0%)
He didn't know if Sam would die, but he was still willing to kill him to save himself and/or Michelle
21(17.9%)
He was just doing what Dean has done many times - committing some unspeakable act to save the person he can't lose
9(7.7%)
He 'murdered' Sam to increase his chances of surviving, even though he knew Sam would likely not die from his injuries, and he pretended he was doing it for Michelle
11(9.4%)
He transformed during the day, which means he was able to control it, which also means he killed the doctor and the deputy intentionally
11(9.4%)
The worst, the absolute worst
21(17.9%)
Hope you enjoy Purgatory, asshole!!!
41(35.0%)
Other, see the comments
2(1.7%)

When Michelle said 'I watched the man I love die,' and the camera zoomed in on Dean, it's because he was thinking of

Sam
45(52.9%)
Cas
2(2.4%)
What the fuck? Seriously, people think it was Cas?
38(44.7%)

What is Billie up to?

She truly dislikes the Winchesters and is eager to toss them into the Empty
4(5.6%)
She's warming up to the Winchesters
2(2.8%)
She's always been on their side, which is why she hinted at a way for Sam to cure the Darkness sickness, and told Dean that Sam was alive before he had irreversibly crossed over
14(19.4%)
I'm still not sure
18(25.0%)
I don't care, I just love her
34(47.2%)

What does this episode mean for the rest of the season?

More foreshadowing that Sam will be the one to stop the Darkness while Dean helplessly watches
15(17.6%)
A reminder that Dean will make all sorts of bad decisions to save Sam
30(35.3%)
A reminder that Dean will make all sorts of bad decisions when he's wearing a red shirt
21(24.7%)
A way of letting us know that someone can appear dead but not be dead, because we'll need that information later
14(16.5%)
Nothing, it was just filler
4(4.7%)
Something else that I will discuss in the comments
1(1.2%)

What's your opinion of the season so far?

I love Sam, and S11 has been like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one
27(26.7%)
I love Sam, and I'm okay with it
4(4.0%)
I love Sam, and I'm disappointed
1(1.0%)
I love Dean, and S11 has been like Unattached Drifter Christmas
22(21.8%)
I love Dean, and I'm okay with it
2(2.0%)
I love Dean, and I'm disappointed
0(0.0%)
I love both brothers, and I'm thrilled so far
41(40.6%)
I love both brothers, and I'm okay with it
3(3.0%)
I love both brothers, and I'm disappointed
1(1.0%)
I don't like either brother and I don't know why I'm even watching the show any more
0(0.0%)

I think the final battle of S11 will be

Sam vs Amara
3(4.3%)
Dean vs Amara
1(1.4%)
Winchesters vs Amara
16(23.2%)
Lucifer vs Amara
3(4.3%)
Billie vs Amara
0(0.0%)
Heaven vs Amara
1(1.4%)
Winchesters vs Billie
1(1.4%)
Winchesters vs Lucifer
4(5.8%)
Team Free Will vs Amara
7(10.1%)
Team Free Will vs Lucifer
1(1.4%)
Team Free Will vs Billie
0(0.0%)
I still think Rowena is going to be in there somewhere
5(7.2%)
There won't be a final battle; everything will continue to next season
7(10.1%)
I don't have a theory and I'm not even willing to speculate at this point
20(29.0%)


No spoilers in the comments, please!
Tags: 11.17 red meat, dean's red shirt of bad decisions, just for fun, poll, sam's hair, season 11, supernatural
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