Wow, it's here, it's here!!  The explosive season finale that's five years in the making.  I'm so keyed up about this and I haven't been this nervous about an episode since "No Rest For The Wicked."  So, did Kripke deliver?  Is he worthy of the "DAMN YOU KRIPKE!!!" that we usually bestow upon his finales?  If you like and have no words, or even if you have plenty of words, just share that statement!  Trust me, it's pure love.

For those that haven't seen the synopsis, here it is:

The entire season has been leading up to this showdown between good and evil.  With the Apocalypse looming, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) realize they are out of options and make heart-breaking decisions that will change their lives forever.  A beloved character is killed.  Steve Boyum directed the episode with teleplay by Eric Kripke and story by Eric Gewitz (#522). 

I'll see you all when it's done!  Happy finale everyone. 


Comments  

ElenaM
# ElenaM 2010-05-13 20:54
Everyone ready?!?! Kleenex, check, big blanket, check, comfort food of choice, check, "damn you Kripke", check...
gentlesoul
# gentlesoul 2010-05-13 21:49
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OO THIS IS NOT HAPPENING...
Chase
# Chase 2010-05-13 21:59
Damn You KRIPKE!!!
Holy Crap that episode ROCKED!!!!
elle
# elle 2010-05-13 22:01
:shock: "A" beloved character is killed? Try all but one of them! I am absolutely destroyed. I loved it. What an incredible episode - a beautiful homage to show. Had that been the series finale, apart from the last two seconds, I could have lived with it.

This is going to be the longest summer of my life. How many days till Hellatus ends?
Stephanie
# Stephanie 2010-05-13 22:02
KRIPKE, YOU BASTARD!!!

Oh my god... was Chuck...?? And Sam..? And the light flickered...? And I... HOLY CRAP!!

Is it September yet???
gentlesoul
# gentlesoul 2010-05-13 22:03
Kripke, I hope you rot in... Damn you, Kripke! [The episode was mind bogglingly stupendous!!!!! ] *runs offs to go insane*
Jeannine
# Jeannine 2010-05-13 22:07
Speechless with a need to talk about this? Does that make ANY sense? This was so awesome and awful. I cried. I cheered. And cried a whole lot more. The Chuck narration was brilliant. As endings go, this would've been a wonderful ending for Supernatural. The kind of ending that makes classics. But at the same time I am sooooo very glad that we are getting a Season 6. That last shot creates so many questions. A wonderful cliffhanger. I don't know if I'm going to survive until the fall.
elle2
# elle2 2010-05-13 22:13
Me likey...Damn you, Kripke!!! (And thank you very much)

I wondered if Chuck would be God (granted, only for a very short period of time) but I really liked that Chuck was the voice of Kripke and I could sense the change in the character from the beginning, much more confident in his writing.

The Impala was fabulous, all those little bits of a childhood that make a home...we've always said it and Kripke delivered, the Impala is home.

When Dean was left with nothing, Castiel blown apart, Bobby dead, Sam in the hole, there was Dean, battered and bloody and leaning against what's always had his (their backs) the Impala.

I'm thrilled with how it ended...most notably because Sam is still alive. Is Sam the devil back on earth? I don't think so. I think as Chuck stated, it was a test and both brothers did well. I think God restored Sam and Sam is watching Dean. I wonder if it starts next season with Dean trying to adjust and Sam trying to figure out if he should reup with Dean or let him be happy.

Bobby lives!!!! BOBBY LIVES!!!! And he's hunting a rugaru...wheee. ..Bobby will be back next season. The door is greatly opened for Castiel to return and I don't mind that either.

Kripke, you're right, beginnings are easy, open lots of doors and start lots of threads...endin gs are hard because there are always untied bits...thank goodness (and yes, you to CW) for a sixth season.

I love the dual moments when Dean is telling Sam that it's okay. He's here and he's not going to leave him and then Sam regains control and tells Dean that it's okay. He's here and he's got him....beautiful.

I love the use of all those shots from the past, every single one of them...if that's what it took to get another song than I loved it because it brought so much together to closing this storyline.

Hellatus is here...damn network schedules...and the reality of producing a show and the fact that time is needed and blah, blah, blah...I loved it.

Somebody start the clock, Hellatus begins.

Scurries off to take a look at an article I'm preparing...
Alice
# Alice 2010-05-13 22:18
I can't do it!!! I can't give a DAMN YOU KRIPKE! How about this???

KRIPKE YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!
Alice
# Alice 2010-05-13 22:22
I mean, what brilliance! Chuck was God?? Oh Dean, you made good on your promise. The Impala!! The hero! I...I...I...thi nk I'm going to rewatch that about ten times this evening!!!

I seriously need to get an emoticon on this site where it has the smiley bowing to the ground. You're our God Kripke.
gentlesoul
# gentlesoul 2010-05-13 22:22
No. Kripke, you brilliant "assbutt" lol...

So, Chuck was God? and oh man, the look on Sam's face at the end... :S
BagginsDVM
# BagginsDVM 2010-05-13 22:23
Well, they certainly made up for the lack of the Impala's appearance in the 100th episode! She is their home!
That's all I can process at this point. Must rewatch...sever al times.
Damn you, Kripke! (and love you ,too!)
Dawn
Laura
# Laura 2010-05-13 22:28
Oh. My. Gosh. elle2 you summed it up perfectly; I was nodding my head as I read your comment. I really loved Chuck narrating because the whole time I was picturing Kripke in his place putting his own touches on his creation that is Supernatural. Very creative on his part. He is an incredible writer. God, what a finale. Onto a new beginning in the fall, and DAMN YOU KRIPKE YOU'RE AWESOME
Sablegreen
# Sablegreen 2010-05-13 22:29
Wow...great episode. Everyone lives!! Chuck is God and Kripke gets another note in about the fans! Loved the impala and all the nice memories of the boys. And everyone LIVED! Great!

Sad Dean doesn't know Sam is alive, but he will! Sad Sam doesn't tell him, but he will. No way Dean and Sam give up hunting! But sad they aren't together!

Great story...Much better than my idea.
Sam fan
# Sam fan 2010-05-13 22:32
"Damn you, Kripke!" and thank you for your brillance :-)
Can't imagine where the show will go without you! Jared(Sam) rocked Lucifer btw.I guess I will have to rewatch all the seasons to bide my time until Sept season....
Ardeospina
# Ardeospina 2010-05-13 22:36
That was incredible! I have so much love for that episode. Of course the Impala is the most important object in the universe! I cannot wait to watch that again and then a million times more.

But now a few questions: did the light flicker because Sam came back different or because that was the effect of someone bringing him back?

If Chuck was God the whole time, why didn't Dean's amulet glow the times when he was wearing it in his presence? Or was Chuck not always God?

Did someone pop Adam out of that hole when they popped Sam out?

Man, that was so good. I can't wait to see what season 6 has in store now.

EDIT: Yeah, I think you're right, Alice! Let the speculation begin, I guess.
Sablegreen
# Sablegreen 2010-05-13 22:45
The amulet was something I really missed. I think the light was Sam appearing outside. I hope they don't start s6 off 3 months later. Hate to see Sam and Dean that sad for months. Guess that was the cliff hanger!

Really nice if Adam came back too, but he said he was happier in heaven with his mom, so maybe that's where he is. Seems God fixed everything...un til next Sept.
Chase
# Chase 2010-05-13 22:56
I wonder, Was Chuck God the whole time? Or did they just decide to make a character we knew God and said lets go with Chuck? However if Chuck has been God all along they told us when they introduced him when after meeting Sam and Dean he makes the announcement he is A God... Such awesome show
cindy evans
# cindy evans 2010-05-13 22:59
i spent most of the episode bawling my eyes out. :cry::
how attached i get to all these fictional characters.
the goodbye seen with bobby and cas was painful to watch..lol
i found myself clutching at my pillow and gasping for air between cry spells.
i cannot wait until next season!

love the whole chuck thing and the fact that sammy comes back at the end...
but the look on his face...,
is this a good thing or a bad thing?

so i'll be painfully awaiting season 6, and rewatching every episode till then!
:shock:
ElenaM
# ElenaM 2010-05-13 23:00
Oh my... apparently Kripke is God, hee. Amazing, beautiful ... swan song indeed. Crying buckets.

Ardeospina, I wondered about the light as well... If it is Sam and he's okay, would he let Dean go on believing he's dead so that Dean can go on living a normal life? But yeah, all that demon blood, status post Lucifer possession, wouldn't be surprised if Sam came back a bit, er, radioactive. As for Chuck (so perfect!!!), I figure God can keep the amulet on ice if he wants... That's what I tell myself anyway! ;-)
Sablegreen
# Sablegreen 2010-05-13 23:02
Thinking about it, maybe it wasn't Sam. Demons always appear with flickering lights. And he did look angry. Season 6 will need a new foe for the boys, so maybe that's who is outside. Either way...great episode.
TPGH
# TPGH 2010-05-13 23:04
So many amazing details, like the look of shame on Sam's face when he's about to drink the demon blood, the way he asks Dean not to watch...
ElenaM
# ElenaM 2010-05-13 23:05
Ooops... that was me
ElenaM
# ElenaM 2010-05-13 23:08
Wow, Sablegreen-- Sam back as a demon... there's a chilling thought.
trina
# trina 2010-05-13 23:13
I have to watch that again (and again and again). It was everything I could have hoped for. Bravo Jared.
Sablegreen
# Sablegreen 2010-05-13 23:14
Actually, I like that idea better than Sam not telling Dean he's alive. That's too sad. Sam leaving Dean to a normal life won't work, Cass already told Dean nothing has change...ie, no peace.
Scullspeare
# Scullspeare 2010-05-13 23:35
Wow! And after back-to-back viewings, double wow.

Absolutely loved the Sam/Lucifer scene after Luci ‘removed the gag.’ Bravo Jared.

And Jensen is SO good at reacting – from the little ‘oh crap’ expression after the snarky jab at Lucifer to the ‘fighting to keep it together’ looks as he reluctantly agreed to Sam’s plan and the complete and utter devastation when Lucifer vanishes with Sam after first possessing him. I’m in awe.

The Impala vignettes were awesome. What a fantastic tribute to the boys’ ‘home.’

Kripke’s so right; endings are hard and you’re never going to please everyone. But, if the reactions around this site are any indication, he’s pleased a lot of them. And count me as one.

I love summer, but Season Six gives me a great reason to look forward to fall. I'll be there with bells on to see if Sam returned solo.

P.S. Have to wonder though, that if this was the series finale, would it have been Sam/Lucifer and Dean/Michael tumbling into Hell together, a la Butch and Sundance?
ElenaM
# ElenaM 2010-05-13 23:41
Hey, Bobby still needs his soul back--bring on season 6!!! And please excuse me while I squeal over my Ohio moment--he'll be hunting just outside DAYTON!!!! Previously for me it was when Sam & Dean posed as med students from Ohio State (which was where I graduated med school, in '05) and of course the Impala's new plates. I can live with a rougarou terrorizing my town (even if the Midwest is pretty far from the bayou, I think loup garous in the swamps were a variation on werewolf legends :geek:-) Not that anyone should care about any of this, I just had to share...
Alice
# Alice 2010-05-13 23:51
Just made it through rewatch #2. #3 is happening next. Oh man, Sammy!!! Dean!!! I think at the end Sam's reaction is bittersweet. He wants to tell Dean he's back, but sees that Dean did exactly what he asked. Now he's got to let his brother go. Just like Dean, what he wanted happened. Too bad it feels so sucky.

Plus, the score on this episode was amazing!!! Great job on that guys.
ElenaM
# ElenaM 2010-05-13 23:53
Wait, maybe if he died and came back he already has it back? Aargh. Must. Stop. Posting. Piecemeal. Thoughts.
Alice
# Alice 2010-05-13 23:57
Today is my 15th wedding anniversary. Did we go out? Hell no! We drank champagne and watched the episode twice. Now that's love. :D :D
Sablegreen
# Sablegreen 2010-05-14 00:19
Yep...it feels sucky... So sad for both boys. Really wish they had driven off in the impala together looking for the next monster to hunt, but glad they didn't leave Sam dead for the whole summer.

Happy aniversary, Alice. I think you made the right choice.
ElenaM
# ElenaM 2010-05-14 00:28
Happy anniversary, Alice--congratu lations, that's so awesome!!!!
BagginsDVM
# BagginsDVM 2010-05-14 00:51
I live in Dayton, so I was thrilled with Bobby's next hunting choice.
Congrats, Alice! That sounds like a perfect way to spend your anniversary!

Dawn
elle
# elle 2010-05-14 00:54
Happy Anniversary, Alice!
Evelyn
# Evelyn 2010-05-14 01:48
OK, I'm 40 minutes post watching this episode for the first time and I cannot seem to get my emotions under control. I think I've stopped crying and then I read a comment or have a thought on the show and I start crying all over again. Damn you Kripke! You have destroyed me!!! And now we have to wait another long 4 or so months until we find out how Dean and Sam are going to get back together again.

This was a great episode. The flashbacks and montages were awesome and the brotherly love was front and center. I just wish we could have had a hug in there somewhere. I loved how the Impala was weaved into the story, truly epic storytelling. And then when Dean showed up at the cemetery playing a rock song full blast - and the look on Dean's face, aw man!!!! So beautiful, great and classic. After each episode I think how can it get any better and then Wham! you get another episode like tonight and you say to yourself "That is how".

Sablegreen....t hought about the flickering light - lights also flicker with angels. Go back to any number of epis in S4 and you will see that when Anna or someone entered, something happened.

So, I choose to believe that the Sam watching over Dean was angel!Sam, not Lucifer!Sam. Because Sam was able to overcome Lucifer in life and thus, in turn, can overcome him in death.

Now we have to ponder and think back on this epic season and wonder what will happen next. Although I am satisfied with the ending, I won't ever be happy with an ending unless I know that Dean and Sam are together. So, I for one am happy that we have a Season 6 to look forward to. Both boys have to be alive, well and together when the series ends. Nothing more will satisfy me. Well, I think I've calmed down enough to go and watch it again. Here goes nothing!
Bethany
# Bethany 2010-05-14 02:03
Happy Anniversary!!!!

don't lights flickering signal angels (more a cascade of sparks) and other supernatural presences it could be whatever brought Sam back...

Is Chuck God? i hope so, that's my kinda god. I agree with the above chucks whole speeches are kripke talking to us about the show and i agree with Alice i just can't say it so i will also have to go with Kripke you magnificent bastard!!! i want to watch it again but i have to go to work!!!!

Anyone else thought that when they kept talking about the impala Sam was going to drive it into the cage??? and it was like the season 1 finale all over again i actually yelled (and woke up my housemates) "dear god not the car!"

oh i want to watch it again!!! i'm so grabbing tissues and ice cream on the way back from work and sitting down and watching it through so many times and bubbering about everything ......

Kripke i knwo you're still involved but i'm going to miss you so much as show runner, thank you for sharing this story and your characters we're more grateful than you can imagine.

excuse me i have to call my friend and squee until i'm late for work
Bethany
# Bethany 2010-05-14 02:09
i think sam sees dean doing what he asked and although wants to say hi can't because all he wants is dean to be surrounded by family and he wouldn't do anything to take that away from him. I didn't think sam looked angry i thought he looked sad, bittersweet... but oh boy if dean finds out he was back and didn't come to find him... sammy is going to be in trouble!

is it september yet?
Bethany
# Bethany 2010-05-14 02:12
ok one final thing then i really am going ... how awesome, wonderful, brilliant, moving, etc etc was that montage of shots of dean and sam in the impala ... i was so chocked up about that moment for me those few seconds of film demonstrated so much about why i love this show.... just beautifully done.
Bethany
# Bethany 2010-05-14 02:14
ok honestly the final post ... Sam took out lucifer and michael! that's badass sammy!!!!
Supernarttu
# Supernarttu 2010-05-14 03:04
I love our Show.
Jasminka
# Jasminka 2010-05-14 03:30
The Impala saves the day! the reflection of the sun on her glass draws Sam's attention with enough force to remember everything and shake off Lucifer long enough to do what needs to be done! What a lovely hommage to this gorgeous car!

I'm so happy with this episode. I wish I could re-watch it immediately, alas I'm at work and have to wait another ten hours or so... Okay, I'll survive knowing that this show is still and always will be the best thing on television.

Happy anniversary, Alice - and what a way to spend it.

May I suggest for our beloved 'Quote of the Day' the dialogue between Sam and Dean in the end? Or some of the other stuff...?

Love, Jas
anene
# anene 2010-05-14 03:59
The Epic Love Story of Sam & Dean was what this finale was all about. Ditto on what everyone else has said(except the ones complaining about it if any.)

I do love my show. And i love you Kripke. Damn you!
I am not coherent enough to put it my thoughts together.
RisenShine
# RisenShine 2010-05-14 04:19
I'm still kinda devastated. That episode rocked, but the last minutes did me in. Ok, Sam is back or at least his body. Michael caged Lucifer in the first time, maybe he knows a way out? Maybe it was Michael in Sam under that lamp? I want the real Sam and I want the brothers be together again - can't wait til September!
Suze
# Suze 2010-05-14 07:38
First impression was that I hated it. I need time to digest. Back later.
Karen
# Karen 2010-05-14 08:16
What an outstanding episode.
And the acting by all was over the top.
Kudos to you Kripke and Co…You are a Magnificent Bastard.
I loved Chuck’s narration through out.
I loved the tribute to the Impala.
I loved every moment of Castiel. His Goodbye to Sam. His ‘Oh Crap! expression as he was backing away from Lucifer. His being resurrected and restoring both Dean and Bobby.
I loved every moment of Bobby. I actually Gasped in horror when Lucifer broke his neck.
I loved how Mark played Lucifer. How someone who comes across so calm and passive, who speaks so softly can be so evil that they send chills down your spine.
And I absolutely loved both Sam and Dean.
Their love and devotion to each other.
Dean refusing to let Sam die alone, willing to be beaten to death to still stand by Sam.
And Sam making Dean promise not to rescue him and to go and have an apple pie life.
I loved how Sam seeing that army man in the ashtray was enough to bring back all those memories to give him the strength to take back control of his body.
I believe Sam was resurrected and I think his expression was of sadness for he was making the decision to let Dean go, so Dean could have a chance of a real life that he so deserves.
marie-a
# marie-a 2010-05-14 08:18
the first time in my life that I cried before an episode of a show. The first time in my life that I cried like a baby in front of my computer. The first in my life that I love to cry. The best word I can say is : that was beautiful. With grace, poetry, and all the words possible. Kripke you are a creepy genious. I saw it few hours ago and Dean telling Sam "It's ok sammy, I'm here, I'm not gonna let you", is hauting me yet. My heart is in piece, and it's the first time in my life that I can say that about a TV show.
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, you are great actors. And if it's true that actors let some things about themselves in their roles, you are two beautiful persons. The poor word I can say is thank you. You let us see so many layers of your ...
I began the episode in tears but at the end I was only in shock. Can't even cried. I will never see that again. I couldn't. Sacrifice is the ultimate proof of love, and we have saw it in the most beautiful way possible. 2 months is probably the times I will need to recover to this shock.
Randal
# Randal 2010-05-14 08:46
At least it was better than Bugs.

I mean, HOLY FUCK.

Everyone has said everything that I would have said every time, every & etc. Of course, if Chuck *is* Numero Uno now (maybe he wasn't initially, who knows) then he/she/it of all things can nuke the power of any mystical object.

Genius, pure genius acting all around, pathos, physical pain, arrogance, loss, emptiness and, above all, love. The framing with Chuck showing the importance of the Impala was a masterstroke, as was not having the purported climax of this storyline (who knows what's up for season six) devolve into mere set piece action. It was full-on emotion.

As for the ending, if that is in fact Sam (I really didn't see the pulldown of Michael into the pit, another fantastic move, a big middle finger to all the power players), then what a softly heartbreaking ending, the denouement of Castiel, without malice, twisting the knife: peace or freedom. Sure, it's more complex than that, but man, that hurts.

A goddamn +, at least.
Julie
# Julie 2010-05-14 09:41
I have just watched for the fourth time . Everytime it gets better.
Just want to thank everyone connected with this wonderful show and say how lucky we are to have found it .
Cannot say how relieved I am that Bobby and Cas are still breathing .
There were so many heartbreaking monents and quotes in this episode and my head is still spinning with questions. Thank goodness we have Season 6 to look forward to .
I love that everything came down to the love between two brothers and their `home` a beautiful old car , that was just perfect .
Kripke you are a genius.
Julie
# Julie 2010-05-14 10:21
PS. Happy Anniversary Alice
Bevie
# Bevie 2010-05-14 12:59
Happy Anniversary Alice !

What can I say that hasn't been said above?

That Chuck is God is so apropos as Kripke IS the creator and Chuck seems to be his mouthpiece, ta da ---- God the Creator! Never expected that, but it is so obvious now.

Really wish Kripke was not stepping down from his creation next season, but hope he keeps a bit of hold on the reins anyway.

I would be unhappy if this had been the end of the series as the brothers are not together and even though Dean has found a haven with Lisa and Ben, I know he will be grieving mightily for his Sammy. So if that was indeed the real Sam watching at the end, I hope he won't let his brother/father/ mother Dean suffer too long in his grief.

Everyone was stellar in their roles and the Impala and the flashbacks were awesome!

I'm hoping those rumors of a mid season start for the series for next year are just that, rumors. Horrors to have to wait longer than September for the next episode.
Robinv
# Robinv 2010-05-14 14:01
Chuck is God? I thought Chuck was a prophet? What gave away the fact that Chuck was God--because he disappeared that way?

The episode rocked my socks off! I warned my husband to leave me alone, even if he heard loud sobbing, because it was going to be a tough one. It didn't help that I began bawling the instant "Carry On Wayward Son" began to play! One part that really affected me was when Sam and Dean were watching the stars together for hours without saying a word. That's what people very attuned to each other do, you know, so connected words just aren't necessary? It really got to me and started my waterworks firing up even more.

If they had ended it without the final scene with Sam, just Dean with Lisa, I would have been so miserable. I know, Sam sacrificed himself for the greater good, but it would have killed me. I wanted both brothers to survive, together, or if they had to die, to die together.

Happy, happy anniversary, Alice! You deserve kudos, love and the biggest chocolate cake ever!

Love, Robin
Bethany
# Bethany 2010-05-14 14:30
haven't read all the comments above (just about to do that) so someone may have already mentioned it but on the rewatch i noticed that the first owner of the impala was called Sal and i think that's a lovely little touch from kripke as he has said that kerouac's on the road was one of the inspirations for supernatural and that he wanted to call the main characters Sal and Dean after the main characters in that book but he ended up changing Sal to Sam. I'm sure there are loads of other little things in there that i hadn't noticed but i did rather like that one.
joelsteinlover
# joelsteinlover 2010-05-14 15:57
I woke up on Thursday morning, went to a church with a gym, took and AP test, came home, and spent the entire day waiting for Supernatural...

And that may have been the best season/storylin e ending I have ever, EVER watched in my life. I do not think they could have done that more perfectly. I had no idea how they'd wrap it all up in 40 mins but they managed and did it excellently.

I went up to my mother at the end practically in tears and she was like "what happened?! was the ending bad?! good?!" and I couldn't even explain it. It was the best possible ending for the show but the worst possible for the fans who have to wait MONTHS for a resolution! I went down and rewatched it right away.

I wasn't getting that Chuck was God, I think Chuck is a prophet, and when a prophet is done with his story, he disappears, right? That would make sense. I might have missed something.

That last moment--I thought Sam looked angry, at first, because that's Sam's angry face, if a lil diluted, but I'm leaning more toward sad. My guess is that he's not going to interrupt Dean now that he has his new family, he wouldn't do that. I'm also guessing that they are going to do a 3 months later thing, with Sam watching out for Dean and killing all the monsters around so he doesn't have to, and then Dean will see him and think he's going crazy.

Maybe Sam spent a bajillion years in hell too! Maybe the time is even different there!

WAHHH
magichappening
# magichappening 2010-05-14 17:40
So. Damn. Good.

Where’s that cigarette? I remember you mentioning it a couple of summers ago, Mr Kripke, and after last night? It has to be smoked.

‘You’re gonna let me say yes.’
‘No. That’s the thing. It’s not on me to let you do anything. You’re a grown - over-grown – man. If this is what you want, I’ll back your play. ‘
‘That’s the last thing I thought you’d ever say’.
‘It might be. I’m not gonna lie to you though. It goes against every fibre I got. I mean the truth is, you know - watchin’ out for you? It’s kind of been my job, you know? But more than that… It’s kind of who I am. But you’re not a kid any more Sam. And I can’t keep treatin’ you like one. Maybe I gotta grow up a little too. I don’t know if we have got a snowball’s chance, but I do know if anybody can do it, it’s you’.
‘Thank you’.
‘So, if this is what you want…is this really what you want?’
‘I let him out. I gotta put him back in.’
‘OK. That’s it then.’

Mr Padalecki? Kudos and a half to you, sir. A tour de force. A couple of quibbles notwithstanding , seriously dude. Pretty much every scene, particularly the mirror one was brilliant. Bravo, bravo and bravo again. You’ve come a long way. And Sam. All those demons surrounding him all his life…oh Sammy. And holy crap. The ending? What? What?

And Mr Ackles? Despite the obviously horrendous headcold you had, thou rocketh like no person hath rocketh-ed before. I teared up five times…but especially when Dean said ‘Well, then I ain’t gonna let him die alone’. That was the only thing left he could do for his brother. *sniff* And when Lucifer is beating the ever-lovin’ CRAP out of Dean and he keeps saying ‘Sammy, it’s OK. I’m here. I’m not gonna leave you’. Dean Winchester - not raising a hand to defend himself, not lifting a finger to save his little brother. And at the end when he says to Lisa ‘If it’s not too late, I’d like to take you up on that beer’. Broke my heart.

(By the way, did anyone else think Jensen looked just like Jeffery Dean Morgan when he said ‘Yeah’ when Lisa asked Dean if he was OK? No? Just me then).

"In between jobs, Sam and Dean would sometimes get a day, sometimes a week if they were lucky. They’d pass the time lining their pockets. Sam used to insist on honest work, but now he hustles pool like his brother. They could go anywhere and do anything. They drove a thousand miles for an Ozzy show. Two days for a Jayhawks game. And when it was clear, they’d park her in the middle of nowhere. Sit on the hood and watch the stars for hours without saying a word."

Mr Kripke? You MAGNIFICENT bastard.

Love that you heard how we were upset we were that either Cas or Bobby might die so you killed both! And then brought them back – ‘new and improved’… (What?) Sal Moriaty… and including your own inner monologue about endings being hard. And those clips of the Winchesters' childhood worked and narration worked and the memories from the series beginning in the pilot SO worked and the Impala-as-their -home and the Kripke-as-Chuck -as-God/the Trickster and bringing Sam back before not after hiatus? Genius. If I had a hat on, sir, I would it take it off to you. Ms Gamble, you‘d better gird your loins. A tough act to follow.

And now we fans will languish for week after golden/grey week of summer, each quiet Thursday evening/WAY-too -early Friday morning for those of us on this side of the pond, sadly lacking that certain Supernatural something in the air. How long is the hiatus? Wake me up when September ends…
Alice
# Alice 2010-05-14 18:02
A word to the wise. Don't go to work, take your laptop with you, sit in the van at lunch, watch "Swan Song" and expect to come back to work after bawling your eyes completely out. The red puffy eyes were definitely blamed on "allergies" this afternoon. Plus I couldn't concentrate on work at all. Thanks Kripke, the nail in my mental health coffin is complete.
Freebird
# Freebird 2010-05-14 20:27
Alice, happy anniversary :D :D :D

Wow, seems that everybody was here, so I'm gonna join, too :-)

You know what I did? Watched TwoMinutesToMid night last saturday - just ones - then went through the week trying not to think about the finale, also avoiding every preview, trailer, spoiler, comment, and then, today, re-watched TwoMinutesToMid night and then watched SwanSong. I'm telling you, it was hard, but so worth it!!!

What a finale! If it had been the series' finale, it would have worked. I mean, the narration, the flashbacks - just beautiful! And they found a way to bring out all the things that matter in life: "I'm not gonna let him die alone", "It's okay, I won't leave you", just to mention a few. One quote especially sticked with me: "Peace or freedom?"

I am so glad everyone survived, am so looking forward to see everybody again next season (yes, I do believe there will be room for angel Cas, too). Regarding next season: I have a slight feeling, that the things said in the Sam/Lucifer dialogue in front of the mirror - with Jared's brilliant performance! - will have to do with the ongoing Winchester story. Sam's reappearance in the final scene just strengthens this feeling. Well, have to wait and see.

Yes, family wins! It's Kripke's guideline from the beginning, and he's surely proven his point.

I was wondering how this myth arc would wrap up, at one point I even believed that it would move on to S6, at least for just a couple of episodes. But, the Supernatural-te am did such an amazing job! So, at this point, if anyone from the Supernatural-te am happens to read this: thank you for adding so much fun to my life :-) Same goes to the TWFB-team, always enjoy to stop by and read :-) and glad to be part of the family
:-)

Lara
Ardeospina
# Ardeospina 2010-05-15 00:09
I can't take credit for this idea because I read it in on a few other websites in the comments sections, but there are some people who think Chuck may have been Jesus and not God. Maybe God put Jesus/Chuck on earth to watch over the boys and give them guidance. The Mistress Magda line, Magda being short for Magdalene, and the virgin/hooker line are two examples being bandied about to support that theory. I think it's pretty interesting myself. Thoughts?
Tigershire
# Tigershire 2010-05-15 04:45
I'm a little late to the show here. But....

Kripke is God and I had faith and I was rewarded.


PS - Happy Anniversary Alice.
shauna_mc_m
# shauna_mc_m 2010-05-15 09:33
oh god i watched the finale last night and i loved it. i hadnt watched the last 6 spoilers and i avoided spoilers for most of them also so when i sat down to watch from the 100th episode i was mostly in the dark. so the episode was brilliant i loved the backstory to the impala and all the flashback to the boys as kids and clips throughout the series, i loved how the impala gave sam the strength to overcome lucifer. castiel was brilliant when lucifer killed him i screamed and i kept saying no at the laptop and then when bobby died my heart broke. god dean broke my heart when he was alone and sam!lucifer was basically killing him and all dean said was its ok sammy im here im not going anywhere, i sobbed. the scene with lisa was also heartbreaking, dean just appeared so lost and broken. im glad that bobby and castiel are back and im glad castiel has his angel mojo back especially after reading a theory that cas could turn into human!cas from the future episode because i didnt like that castiel. i didnt see chuck as god to be honest but it would be pretty cool if he was. also that ending whats going on there? the one thing that has annoyed me is the amount of bitching going on from fans about this episode. thank god for this site, now is it september yet?
Bevie
# Bevie 2010-05-15 12:25
Re: whether Chuck was God or just a prophet. I remember (I think it was Sera) being asked if God would appear this season, and her answer was "Yes". So, since most of the promises were fulfilled (such as a beloved character would die, and then they nearly ALL did) I truly believe that Chuck/Kripke was supposed to be God in the finale. If it was Jesus, it was God, as God is the trinity, father, son and holy ghost according to the new testament. Joshua said the amulet would not work to find God as God did not want to be found, so it would not light up in Chuck's presence anyway even if he was God. I hope it resurfaces in season six and gets back to Dean.

And since we were told that the apocalypse story would be wrapped up this season, I have to believe that was really our Sam and not Luci or some other evil entity watching Dean with Lisa and Ben. I hope so at least. :-?

And Kripke, you are A MAGNIFICENT BASTARD! Thank you for five years of awesomeness. ;-)
Tigershire
# Tigershire 2010-05-15 14:12
You know, perhaps pulling Sam out of the cage was Castiel's doing? He did say he was new and improved.