Honestly, I was so excited and nervous about the finale that I coined a term Supernatural-Pre-Finale Jitters.
Seriously! I couldn't wait to watch it knowing that I've only loved the second half of Season 8 and I was sure that the Supernatural team would go out with a bang. And boy, was I right!! It was quite a thriller! One surprise after another.
They had me since the very beginning! Jodi Mills and Crowley... What the hell, man. I hate Crowley. I kept yelling NO! Not Sheriff Mills! NOT Sheriff Mills! They couldn't bring her back only to kill her off... I do really like her... though I had always hoped something to happen between her and Bobby.. but now..
Dean: Fine! Then the angel tablet comes to us.
Crowley: On what grounds?
Dean: On the grounds that you're a douchebag. (
Couldn't stop laughing. That's like SO DEAN!) And no douchebag should have that much power. Deal or not?!
GO, DEAN, GO!
Just when I think I hate Crowley enough, he does something else and I hate him more.. He HAD to make Dean say, "I surrender." The sonofabitch knows that's the hardest thing for Dean to do... just surrender to something evil.
Crowley had some awesome lines though, I cracked up several times:
"Nice try, squirrel. Moose's doing the trials. Moose signs."
"You're gonna move your lips the whole way up here, aren't you?!"
I knew at some point Cas was going to ask Metatron about God. He is still a loyal angel. Not loyal to heaven and idiot angels. But a loyal angel at heart. He still believes in what the angels truly are and what they are supposed to do and God. "A bit of a sexist... but fair!" That line from Metatron cracked me up.
They caught Crowley a little too easily... I think... demonic handcuffs? I mean yeah the facade was pretty convincing... I guess Crowley fell for it because of his rather huge ego. He thought he could make the Winchesters do what he wants.. yeah.. not happening! "Ah ah ah... demonic handcuffs, jackass! No flicking, no teleporting, no smoking out... oh, and NO DEAL! Which pretty means, you're our bitch!"
Oh, I love my boys so much!
"I'm friends with friends who do this for a living." Oh, Cas!! The poor guy tries do something right. And always screws up. I feel for ya, buddy.
My boys had some pretty epic conversations throughout the episode... I loved this one
Dean: You ever done the forgive-me-father before?
Sam: Only once, when we were kids. Which is why I've no clue what to say now.
Dean: I mean I can give you suggestions, if you want.
Sam: Okay, yeah, sure.
Dean: Alright, just spitballing here, but if I were you, uhh...Ruby? Killing Lillith, letting Lucifer out, losing your soul... not looking for me when I went to purgatory...
Sam: Yeah, thanks. (Embarrassed, grabs stuff and walks away).
Dean: For starters! Or hey, how about what you did to Penny Markle in the 6th grade? Why don't you lead with that?
Sam: Well, that was you.
Dean: Carry on! *With a priceless expression!* That was THE MOST hilarious moment for me in the episode! Jensen Ackles is perfection redefined, undoubtedly.
Didn't expect to see 'dick' side of Cas... I guess all angels possess that! Well, it wasn't unwarranted though, Kevin kinda deserved it. He needs to stop whining. Yeah, stuff's bad but you gotta do what you gotta do.
Abbadon being against Crowley...makes sense. That part was pretty much a thriller. I was sitting on the edge of my seat. As always, Sam saves the day.
I think Mark Sheppard stole the show with his performance while being cured. We've really only seen the douchebag Crowley and we know Sheppard does that exceedingly well but this one time, we saw the emotions, the pain, the guilt, the horror... Hats off to him!
Okay... so they kinda lost me with the whole angel deal. First off, Naomi took Metatron... I can understand why. But why did she leave Cas behind? I thought there was gonna be an epic battle but they just left. If they didn't want Cas to begin with, why were they looking for him? The reporter angel seemed kinda surprised to find Metatron with him so they definitely weren't looking for him. Not explained very well... And then Naomi becomes the good guy? And Metatron the bad guy? Really?! I can understand Metatron's point of view with revenge (Douchebaggery runs in angel blood, it seems). That was a pretty good twist! Though there were suspicions related to Metatron's reasons, I didn't expect him to do what he did. Cas has no grace anymore... so now he's pretty much a baby in a trenchcoat.
But I was right about one thing (Might I add 'again?'
): Sam was THE sacrifice. And I knew that when Dean found out, he would choose not to close hell because the price's too high. He'd never choose anything over Sammy. Never.
THIS conversation of the boys though had me in tears.. like literally in tears. What brilliant performances by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles yet AGAIN! These guys are awesome! I'm gonna miss them big time till Season 9.
Sam: You wanna know what I confessed in there? What my greatest sin was? It was how many times I let you down... I can't do that again. What happens when you've decided I can't be trusted again? I mean who you're gonna turn to next time instead of me? Another angel? Another vampire? You've any idea what it feels like to watch your brother...
Dean: Just hold on. HOLD on. You seriously think that? Because none of it, NONE of it is true. Listen, man, I know we've had our disagreements, okay. Hell, I know I've said some junk to send you back on your heels. But, Sammy, come on! I killed Benny to save you. I'm willing to let this bas***d and all sonsofbitches that killed mom walk because of you. Don't you dare think that there's anything, past or present, that I would put in front of you. It's never been like that, EVER! I need you to see that. I'm beggin you.
And the hug again! I know as long as the boys are together, they'll be fine. Always.
But man, the ending! WOW! Sammy's in trouble, Cas has lost his grace, Crowley walks, hundreds of angels have fallen... Truly an epic ending to a finally.. with a monstrous cliffhanger. Can't wait to see what they come up with in Season 9.
Will the angels be the bad guys? It seemed like Naomi finally realized that they were doing wrong.. they were supposed to protect earth.. how did they forget that? Does that mean that the angels will be good here? Or they'll just continue the war they had up in heaven on Earth? Some demons vs. angels showdowns?
Lots of potentials here.. let's see... I can't believe this is my last review for months
Time really does fly by. Well, SPNers, do post your reviews too... what do you think? I'd love to discuss it more.
P.S. There are probably tons of typos but I am too tired to go back and read it through again and I have a final tomorrow... which reminds me, I should go back to studying.. Hasta la vista.
Edited by -Mystery- - 15 May 2013 at 9:58pm