This is how this works: I will give my TOP 5 choices for the Good and The Bad of each season 15 episode that has aired thus far, PLUS a random fact that may or may not have anything to do with the episode. It depends what I am thinking at that moment! After you read my opinions, I would like to hear your TOP 5 Good/Bad list from the same episode. The point is that every episode must have both good and bad stuff for you, or you are not being honest with yourself. 😉 “The Bad” stuff might be easier to write when the episode is not to your liking, then other times “The Good” will be easier. The Good/Bad stuff can be silly things - that is alright too!
Supernatural 15.18 "Despair”
1. Castiel, angel of Thursday, aka well done Misha
2. Jack survived
3. Billie was amazing as Death
4. We got to see Donna, Charlie and Bobby again
5. The despair was real
1. There is no part of this episode that was bigger than Castiel’s sacrifice. It was controversial with a few people, but all that is insignificant compared to the emotional and heartfelt acting from Misha. I know that some of my friends who never cry during an episode cried during this scene. Castiel’s journey has been long and finally he could make a decision and be all that he can be. Even if I do not like people sacrificing themselves for others, because in the end it makes the other party feel like crap, Castiel did not have any other choice. Castiel has kept his deep feelings hidden for a long time because I think he has felt he could never say them out loud. How many years has it been from 4.1 "Lazarus Rising"?
2. I am happy that Jack survived, but his new “powers” worry me. What is up with that? It did make sense that he would have died with Chuck and Amara because that would have been a cosmic explosion. I am sure that Jack will play a part in the ending some way. Maybe when all is said and done, he will return the world to how it was? If you think of what Castiel’s paradise would be, isn’t it the one he has always had with his family - “our world” so to speak, even with its faults? That is what I think Castiel saw, or would want. If his vision was real, that is what Jack will do. I am just not sure if he will make it out alive because it sounds like he needs to sacrifice himself for that. That is his mission, not to kill Chuck. At least, that is what I think.
3. It is not easy to play a baddie that will make the viewers think the heroes need to run for their lives for real, but Billie as Death was one for sure. It was all in the tone of her voice... then the emotion started to surface on her face. She TRULY did seem to hate Dean. Also, the directing helped convey that feeling immensely. You remember Demon Dean hunting Sam in the bunker with the red light? These scenes were not that intense but Billie dragging the blade of the Scythe on the surface of the wall and knocking on the door gave me chills.
4. Like I have said many times before, I love when they bring the supporting cast we know and love back because this is the last season. We will not have the opportunity to see them again later. It is sometimes more because of the actors rather than the characters because, like many others have said, the AU people cannot be compared to the real ones. I have seen that written about this episode, too. So, while seeing these characters made me happy, it also made me feel the final loss of the real Bobby and Charlie, knowing that we will probably not see the real ones again. What I like when I see the familiar faces is that they are Sam’s and Dean’s extended family. They all are dear to them, so they are also dear to us.
5. Not sure I LIKE this last one but one thing this episode did well was convey the total feel of desperation and sadness. Losing the people they love plus all the freaking people that they don't yet know was a lot for them to take. Chuck really wants to break their spirit, and watching this episode, he succeeded. Despair ran all through this episode, ending with Dean not picking up the call from Sam. That means that Sam is not sure if Dean survived or not because he had just lost Eileen in exactly the same way. How terrible is that for Sam? I mean come on!
1. Donna, Charlie and Bobby just died
2. Eileen - I call foul!
3. All the people going poof!
4. Castiel dying
5. Ugly crying half of the episode
1. Soooo, we are doing this, really? Killing everyone in the end? Even Garth and his family who had a happy ending? Aaaaalrighty then… Now listen to me writers -pulls up shirt sleeves- Who thought this was a good idea? I mean, I understand that the stakes need to be high but seriously? I do not want every character to be dead in the end. This is not Infinity Wars! It was like every fear of the fans came true in the antepenultimate episode. It is not even the finale yet! I do not have hopes for Jack surviving, but I am not sure the Winchesters will either.
2. Another casualty in this episode was Eileen, who we did not get to see die. Others have complained about this, too, and I cannot really blame them. She died off screen for the second time! Her relationship with Sam could have been written better but maybe the rules of how many times a supporting cast is allowed to appear in a season (if they are not a regular cast member) prevented having her in this episode - and it was already jam packed with others. We saw her already this season, but that still does not take away the sting from her death. I guess they took the “text message and the answer never comes” suspense-and-dread way to kill her without showing it.
3. This adds to the stakes too, but all the people being gone from the world is a next level apocalyptic event. I just felt great sadness while seeing it. Isn’t it the ultimate failure in the Winchesters’ book? Everything they have ever done is to try to save all the people they can, so I really felt bad for them. It is also a horrible thing to wake up to - which they will probably learn in the next episode. How quiet would the world suddenly be? There would be animals but all the noise from the towns and cities would be gone.
4. The elephant in the room… Castiel’s death is something I knew was coming, but I hoped he would be with us at least until the very end. He has been integral to the show and Sam’s and Dean’s family for many years so I hated to see him go. That doesn't mean that his powers haven't been all over the place over the years, or that his storylines have done him justice always. I just imagined that he would always be present. Even if Sam and Dean were gone, there would be someone who could tell stories about them and always remember them. RIP our soldier from Heaven. PS. I hope Castiel will be in the ending someway, but I really think this was it.
5. I do not like crying. It makes my face look weird and my head hurt. Also, it makes me eat a lot of treats and maybe have a little drink or two if I am really upset. It also makes my eyes hurt. I hate losing the characters we have gotten to know through the years and Castiel’s goodbye did it to me. I can usually control my crying, but I could not in this case. Maybe it is because I knew that this might be the real end for them all - that I would not see Castiel again and it is truly the final goodbye. Castiel’s end impacted many people, even more so to some. He got my tears. Good work.
A scythe is an agricultural hand tool for mowing grass or reaping crops. It has largely been replaced by horse-drawn and then tractor machinery but is still used in some areas of Europe and Asia. The word "scythe" derives from Old English siðe. [further explanation needed] In Middle English and after it was usually spelt sithe or sythe. However, in the 15th century some writers began to use the sc- spelling as they thought (wrongly) the word was related to the Latin scindere (meaning "to cut"). Nevertheless, the sithe spelling lingered and notably appears in Noah Webster's dictionaries.
A scythe consists of a shaft about 170 centimetres (67 in) long called a snaith, snath, snathe or sned, traditionally made of wood but now sometimes metal. Simple snaiths are straight with offset handles, others have an "S" curve or are steam bent in three dimensions to place the handles in an ergonomic configuration but close to shaft. The snaith has either one or two short handles at right angles to it, usually one near the upper end and always another roughly in the middle. The handles are usually adjustable to suit the user. A curved, steel blade between 60 to 90 centimeters (24 to 35 in) long is mounted at the lower end at 90°, or less, to the snaith. Scythes almost always have the blade projecting from the left side of the snaith when in use, with the edge towards the mower; left-handed scythes are made but cannot be used together with right-handed scythes as the left-handed mower would be mowing in the opposite direction and could not mow in a team.
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Go back with Deb to 15.01 "Back and to the Future"
, 15.02 "Raising Hell"
, 15.03 "The Rupture"
, 15.04 "Atomic Monsters"
, 15.09 "The Trap"
, 15.10 "The Heroes' Journey"
, 15.11 "The Gamblers"
, 15.12 "Galaxy Brain"
, 15.13 "Destiny's Child"
, 15.14 "Last Holiday"
, 15.15 "Gimme Shelter”
, 15.16 "Drag Me Away (From You)" 15.17 "Unity”
if you missed them!