March 21st, 2008


After the Fire

A few weeks back, Samantha Ferris asked on her website for some suggestions on what Ellen has been doing with herself since last we saw her slamming shut the gates of Hell with Bobby Singer. Due to one thing and another, it took me a while to formulate my response, and naturally I couldn't just do a few sentences, and so I'm coming late to the party. Not a true story in the proper sense, more of a seven page plot bunny. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized Ellen has a few things to say that I wanted to hear. Not at all difficult to hear those things, as Ms Ferris made it very easy to hear Ellen's voice. Making maximum use of a limited amount of screen time, using a few deft strokes, she was able to create a vivid, memorable and well-defined character. A high water mark in the series for me.

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