|Reviews for Priorities|
| Dimminished 6/8/09 . chapter 1
aw... so sweet.
I've figured out that I need to re-watch "Heart" again. As much as I adored Sam's apology in this story, I don't recall what brought the apology about.
It still was a very touching scene you've left me with, and I've no doubt that I'll be thinking of this story the next time I watch that episode. :)
| staceycj 7/18/08 . chapter 1
This was so cute. I thought Sam was having a breakdown at first the way he just pounced poor Dean at 3 in the morning. I loved it. Great story!
| bhoney 3/24/08 . chapter 1
Thanks for addressing the promise, now that Sam knows what it's like to be in Dean's place and what a hard thing he's asking. Loved these lines: "Of course he hadn't really thought that his brother would pick 3am to have that talk or that he would start it off with a sentence that made no sense."
"And I'm not even gonna ask how you know what goes on at a slumber party in the first place." LOL The idea of Dean at a slumber party cracks me up.
"Dean decided to treat that one with dignified silence, although he did file it away for retribution at a later date."
| Nana56 1/10/08 . chapter 1
I liked this better than other tags I've read for that episode. I think it's more like what the boys would have done. Good one.
The girl who played Madison is now a cop on CSI NY.
| Ivy3 9/7/07 . chapter 1
"Saving people. Hunting things. The family business."
Heehee, I always love it when Dean says this line, it sounds so mafia!
A nice tag to an ambiguous episode. I like how suddenly Sam feels guilty about letting his brother down and not caring for him/his safety enough. Dean actually got into a little "chick-flick" moment with Sam, before he could laugh it off in the end. This fic got me chocked up a bit, so kudos for that!
| AlmostHeaven 6/9/07 . chapter 1
Nicely done. Sam does have a tendency to get tunnel vision sometimes. No pun intended. Anywho, great fic. Keep it up.
| heyesgirl 6/5/07 . chapter 1
Yippee! A new story from supernaturalgeek! That makes me so happy. Great story. Great to see Sam thinking about Dean and showing some concern for him, especially at a time when Sam, himself, is so messed up. And I loved Dean's thank you - "For what you said, about watching my back. And for caring about what you thought you'd done wrong so much, even after everything else that happened. Even if you did have to get all girly and slumber-party about it.” Great line. Great story!
| tona234angel 6/5/07 . chapter 1
great job. This is my favorite tag to "Heart"
| pandora jazz 6/4/07 . chapter 1
I can't believe I'm gonna type this, but I almost didn't read your story. I enjoyed 'Heart', but have not been pleased with most of the tags that have been written, in fact I gave up reading anymore of them.
Jared did a great job as always in this episode, but I did think that once again Sam wasn't thinking about Dean. But maybe it is because he just always assumes Dean will be there, as Dean is never the one to leave, Sam does.
I did like how you had Sam waking Dean in the middle of the night, as he suddenly remembers his brother. You did a great job with the scene. Dean would of course instantly forgive Sam, because he wouldn't think Sam did anything wrong and want to make his brother feel better.
I liked your description of Dean 'cleaning the apartment', which is probably why the FBI want to talk to Sam but have no evidence.
You also had Sam care about Madison, but he had not fallen madly in love. They had just met. I always thought some of Sam's tears were mostly because he couldn't save her and realizing the promise he had asked of Dean. (Was interesting to read how Jensen and Jared prepared for this scene.) I think Dean/Jensen's eyes and lone tear ended up stealing the ending.
Loved Sam's thoughts at the end of your story - 'At the end of the day he still had Dean and as long as he had that, there was hope for the future. ...Tomorrow they'd be back on the road again, doing what they did best. Saving people. Hunting things. The family business...Together - as always.'
I enjoyed your tag and I'm glad I read it.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
| heather03nmg 6/4/07 . chapter 1
" At the end of the day he still had Dean and as long as he had that, there was hope for the future.
Turning over, he closed his eyes and felt himself drifting off. Tomorrow they'd be back on the road again, doing what they did best.
Saving people. Hunting things. The family business.
And when it came down to it, everything else they could deal with. Together – as always."
I loved this tag scene, you always add in all the chick flick moments and brotherly fluff that Kripke deprives us of.
Beautifully written as always!
| Rhesa 6/4/07 . chapter 1
wow 2 new stories in 2 days - you're spoiling us, and im very grateful. Great stuff as always. Hope to see another story soon.
| alwaysateen 6/4/07 . chapter 1
Great story. We could see at the end of the episode that Sam finally got what he's asking of Dean with his promise. Glad you brough it up. And happy that Sam realized that Dean been hurt.
| LaurenWinchester 6/4/07 . chapter 1
Wow, this is a wonderful tag!
I enjoyed "Heart", it was brilliant and such an emotional episode. (it made me cry my eyes out *sobs*)
But it really did bother me that Sam didn't seem at all concerned about Dean being hurt on the hunt. I mean, when Sam found out that Madison had attacked Dean, he never thought to ask if he was okay.
So anyway, thanks so much for aknowledging this. Keep up the good work, I love reading your stories!
| limonade 6/4/07 . chapter 1
A dedication? For me? I saw that and refreshed the page because I couldn't believe my eyes. I've never been so honored in my life! Thank you!... I would add more exclamation points except I want to leave room for the actual review. *grins*
- the sound of the gunshot cutting through him like a knife. /
That's such a great description of the gunshot, it conveys how painful it was, like the soundwaves materialized and cut through him like a knife. Love that!
- sitting Sam down and taking the gun gently out of his hand /
Maybe I get too wrapped up in the details, but Dean slowly taking the gun from Sam seemed like such a poignant gesture. Dean being so gentle, just makes my heart break.
For some reason it made me sad when Dean has to wipe all traces of himself and Sam from her apartment... It's just that Sam had feelings for her, and even though his prints are gone the pain is still there. Erasing the physical evidence doesn't erase the memories. It's completely logical that they would wipe their prints off and everything- after all, they have to cover their tracks, but it just made me sad, thinking of Dean cleaning the apartment while Sam just sits and looks haunted and helpless... but at the same time, it's sweet of Dean to do that for Sam. It's something Dean would do, taking care of cleaning up and calling the police so that Sam doesn't have to.
- His heart had literally been breaking for the pain his brother was feeling but there had been nothing he could say, no words that could make it better. /
Dean really struggles with the fact that he can't fix everything for Sam anymore... I love how you compare it to when they used to be kids, and then show how things have changed as they've grown up. My heart breaks for them too! This whole paragraph really puts things in perspective.
- “You. I forgot to check about you.” Sam whispered /
I didn't really focus on this when I first saw the episode, but you certainly brought the issue to my attention! In retrospect it makes perfect sense, I just didn't see it. *bangs head against the desk* Sam's guilt never fails to make my heart break... Dean really is the most important person in his life, so of course he'd feel guilty about being too "distracted" to check up on his brother. It's amazing how they're both looking out for each other, always worrying about each other... Sam feels that it's his duty to watch Dean's back, and Dean feels responsible for watching Sam's. You really have a knack for showing their intense loyalty to each other. I think that's part of the reason why your writing captures and portrays their emotions so well.
- The thought that he could have been overcome, could have been killed, tore through Sam like a knife. /
I love the knife imagery you use in this fic, it's amazingly effective. It makes me feel Sam's pain and guilt in a deeper way.
- He wondered sometimes what he'd done to deserve such an amazing big brother. /
Dean really is an amazing big brother. He would, and does, sacrifice everything for Sam. And Sam doesn't think he deserves Dean- that boy clearly needs a hug.
-"Hell, I probably wouldn't have made it through these last few months if it weren't for you.” he said truthfully, for once not hiding behind quips or easy humour. /
Oh, I'm so glad Dean honestly expresses his feelings without hiding behind a shield of comedy. They really do depend on each other for survival, maybe in different ways, and Dean saying it warms my heart. That's just so beautiful. Very well done :)
- “I get it now. The whole promise thing? I know how it feels to be on the other side of that.” he said quietly. /
YES! I was slightly irked that they didn't address the parallels to Sam and Dean's situation, but you did a fantastic job of it. To me, that was kind of the point of the episode... Sam realizing what it's like to kill a loved one when asked to. Dean cares about Sam a whole lot more than Sam cared about Madison, but I think it's important that Sam realizes the magnitude of what he asked Dean to do. I'm SO glad you addressed this issue!
- there was nothing in this world that could be worse than being to the one to hurt or kill his own brother. /
I can't even imagine what Sam's guilt would be after *that*. The only thing worse than losing Dean is being the reason for it- but, then again, that goes vice versa as well. Dean doesn't want to be the one to hurt or kill his own brother either. So I guess Dean's right- he'll just have to save Sammy before either one of them dies, because neither of them could kill the other and live with it.
- “I wish we could have saved her.” said Sam softly /
My interpretation of this episode was that one of the reasons why Sam was so desperate to save Madison was because he needed to believe that there was hope for his own redemption as well. Having to admit that death was the only cure makes it harder for Sam to see any hope for himself. In saying that he wished he could have saved Madison, I feel like he's also saying he hopes that he can be saved... so this line just struck a chord in me.
- "Even if you did have to get all girly and slumber-party about it." /
Oh, Dean always knows how to lighten the moment. But they still feel comfortable enough to share their inner thoughts with each other, even if they know they'll be teased about it later. :P
- Dean decided to treat that one with dignified silence, although he did file it away for retribution at a later date. /
Dignified silence! I love that. I also love how he files it away for later. I can just imagine Dean keeping a tally or a list in his head. But he still knows that now isn't the time to tease Sam too much right now, because that would be like kicking a puppy while it's down. He has the decency to wait until later! That line fits Dean so well. I love how you can get into the character's head and convey their thoughts without diluting their personality. It's downright brilliant!
I liked "Heart" a lot, and I confess that it made me cry. Actually, it was more like wailing or sobbing uncontrollably... *sheepish grin* I mean, it was incredible. Jared's acting when Madison asked Sam to kill her was so touching... and who could forget Jensen's demonstration of his excellent crying abilities at the end? :P
This is what they should have shown after "Heart" and before "Hollywood Babylon". I always wished that we could have seen what happened after the gunshot went off and that they had addressed the issues that arose in this episode later in the season... and this fills in the gap perfectly! I absolutely LOVE how you look at "Heart" from a different angle and shed some light on the deeper meaning of the episode. Good thing I taped it, because I really want to re-watch it after reading this!
I'm still shocked over the dedication. THANK YOU SO MUCH! You have no idea how extremely happy you've made me! I'm literally bursting at the seams with happiness. I feel so warm and fuzzy inside! I'm wondering when I'll wake up, because this must be a dream. I really want to give you a hug, but you're an ocean away, so would you settle for a cyber hug? *hug*
| jjackles 6/4/07 . chapter 1
Another good fic SNG. Heart is not one of my favourite episodes, but I agree, the ending - Dean's lone tear, he always does it for me, he's an amazing actor! I love your angst! I never really thought about this before but I suppose Sam didn't think of Dean at all did he? I have always been under the impression that Sam is a selfish b-d (usingDean'a words), lets hope that now the roles are about to change in series 3 we see another side of Sam. Sorry for rambling on! I love the way you make the boys have their much needed conversations. Thanks for this!