I’m not sure that my good times were rolling while watching this Supernatural finale. I’m also not sure that I’ll enjoy Dean in his new role. This episode does have great moments and invites compelling speculation and wonder. I’ll have to debate the pros and cons of what happens in this story later.
It seems like just a short time ago that we were left with mysterious glowing eyes, Castiel’s prone body and burnt wings, and Mary and Sam and Dean having lost everyone and everything in the war against Lucifer. Nevermind that rift and the apocalypse world. And here we are again, already a whole season later and it’s hard to know where to begin talking about this finale; so much happened yet so much unresolved at the same time. Chaos, action and emotion packed into an intensely short 42-minutes. With that said, let’s just dive into it.
I loved it! Absolutely loved it! That’s what a Supernatural finale should be – thrilling, gratifying, well-written, superbly acted, fantastic cinematography with scenes that take your breath away, plot closures that make sense and a tantalizing cliffhanger. I’m mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted – which is what this show is supposed to do to us! “Let the Good Times Roll” was an ending worthy of taking its place among the best finales of the series. Did I mention I loved it?
"My name is Dean Winchester" - we hear as Dean begins to narrate only to be interrupted by Rowena: "This is boring! Isn't there some music?" And here comes "Carry on, My Wayward Son" accompanied with varied images from throughout the season. The Road So Far especially focuses on Alt World, and we glimpse all the characters including Missouri's psychic granddaughter and Kaia the Dreamwalker. As the song ends, we see Dean and Sam in the bunker, and Dean says, "That was awesome!"
NOW: Sam is in the bunker, so colorful compared to the bland palette of AltWorld, in front of a bulletin board covered with news articles and computer printouts, letting the refugees know about our version of Earth. Bobby says if the polar ice caps are melting and the guy from The Apprentice is president, OUR world sounds like Apocalypse World! Sam gets a phone call from Dean. He's tracking werewolves. Sam, Jack, Cas, and Dean meet outside a boathouse; they're back in our world and back to the family business. A guy stands on a dock lighting a cigarette; when he turns, Castiel is standing there. He opens his mouth to reveal sharp canines, but Cas knifes him with his angel blade. Inside, there are two more. Jack and the Winchesters make quick work of them - Jack freezing them with his powers while Sam and Dean shoot them with silver bullets.
The end of Supernatural’s season thirteen approaches and I’m still wondering if the story is adding up to anything special. We’ll see, I suppose.
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