Abandon All Hope

Rewatching Supernatural‘s episode entitled, “Abandon All Hope.”

I have this attachment with Jo’s character BECAUSE she pursued being a hunter despite her Mom’s negation of every-thing-hunter-ish. Take note that her parents are both hunters. INB4: Parents’ fear of their child dying first before them. Still, Jo left the Roadhouse to live the life of a hunter.  But there is this personality of Jo that I am drawn to– her willingness to try despite failing. As you may not know, Jo is not an A Class Hunter. Most of her life growing up was spent under the roof of The Roadhouse. She serves as a waitress, and, sometimes, a poker player.  Her skills are average. Yes, she can kick some ass like when she took the gun from Dean single-handedly. But she is also prone to being kidnapped like that time when she was taken by an angered spirit who fancy blonde girls.  But that is what I like about Jo. She is just an average hunter with average skills. Nevertheless, she tried and became a hunter. She may not be the best in town but she did it. She hunted whatever it is that needs to be hunted.

Her first appearance in Season 2 made me look forward for ‘that’ kiss with Dean Winchester. But as the season progresses, Jo’s character cannot/is not meant to be the love interest for Dean. (Writer Kripke admitted the conception of the character was flawed from the beginning.)

‘The’ kiss finally happened in Season 5 (in the episode Abandon All Hope) after the invisible Hell Hounds attack Jo. For me, it is important. That they kissed. That it actually happened. And I do not need to imagine both of them kissing because the series won’t allow it. It is important for me– because that is ‘the’ moment I have waited for (for) three seasons.

Sickeningly saddening, ‘the’ kiss took place right before Jo’s death.

 

BTW, later in the series, Jo’s character (will) return(s) [in the episode “Defending Your Life”]. But mostly as a secondary character slash filler slash closure-type only. As much as I really like to revive/keep her in the Supernatural universe, I must decline because one must show respect even for fictional characters. Yea, Jo Harvell deserved my respect because [redacted: you need to watch the episode or prolly the full series].

My Kind of Thursday

May application ako kahapon (Thursday) sa “isang” Catholic College. Logically, tabi lang ng isang simbahan ‘yun. Pang professional ‘yung get-up ko at habang inaayos ko ‘yun kwelyo ko eh na-miss ko ‘yung isang step sa tapat ng Accounting Department. Ayun, lumipad ako ng three meters. At bumangon uli. Muntik pa ako mapilayan. Narating ko ang HR Department nila sa tulong ng GPRS ng phone ko. After ng interview–uwian na.

Narealize ko na gusto ko pala makarinig ng sermon kase di pa ako nakakasimba nitong mga nakaraang linggo. Eh since tabi lang ng school ‘yung simbahan, I filled my hopes up.  

Swakto 😄

May misa. Sinilip ko, konti lang ang tao. Dahan dahan akong pumasok (syempre naka-formal attire ako eh). Sa gitna ako naglakad para kunyari entourage. May mga tao sa bandang likod pero gusto ko sana sa harap para marinig ‘yung sermon ni Father. Kasalukuyang kumakanta ng something something kaya naglakad lang ako nang marahan.

Nakatingin lang ako sa altar habang naglalakad kase ang solemn ng kanta eh.

Nang malapit na ako sa harap mismo– putek na ‘yan. Nakita ko may kabaong. Misa pala para sa patay. Gusto ko matunaw. Nakita ‘ata ako ng mga kamag-anak. Curious siguro sila kung sino ako at anong relasyon ko sa namayapa na. HUHUHUHU.

Isa pang putek. Thursday pala kahapon. Di ko narealize. Minsan na lang makapagsimba eh no ganito pa ang nangyari 😄