It’s here, the season 7 finale of Supernatural. The epic showdown between the Winchesters and the Leviathans. And if history teaches us anything (car crash, Dean selling his soul to bring Sam back, Dean going to Hell, Lucifer rising, Sam being stuck in the cage and Cas becoming Evil God), it’s that Supernatural never ends on a positive, “Yay, we won and everything is rainbows and puppies!” kind of way.
Read my full recap HERE or keep reading for my quick thoughts.
Wow. Before this episode I wrote down all the season endings that have come before this one, and it seems like this show is better at cliffhangers than any other show on TV. Every year they manage ti do something crazy and game-changing, especially odd-numbered seasons. Season 3? Dean goes to Hell? Season 5? Sam in the cage. Season 7? Dean in Purgatory!
I suppose we have to start at that ending. After talking about Purgatory for so damn long, I’m excited to see it. It seems appropriately spooky, and I’m curious how the heck this show will move forward in season 8. Part of me hopes Dean stays in Purgatory for a while, because think of the possibilities. It’s where monsters go when they die. Well, Dean has killed a lot of monsters. All of them could be there. Azazel. Lilith. Eve. The show just opened the door to any number of possibilities.
And having both brothers end up alone was great. Sam was stranded in an equally foreign place. And I love that Crowley is easily and obviously the Big Bad of season 8. Despite stranding Dean in Purgatory, I feel like Sera Gamble ended the season with a huge present for Jeremy Carver, because he has sooo many options for where to take this show.
I haven’t even mentioned Bobby yet. That was a great final scene and I love that the camera stayed on the boys and we saw Bobby’s ghost burn up in their faces. But I wonder: Since Bobby sorta turned into a vengeful spirit, would he go to Purgatory?
Sure, the killing of Dick was kinda simplistic and it more than resembled the way Dean took out Zachariah, but whatever. The explosion made me jump, and I like that Leviathans are now just another type of monster on the loose, like one could be the Monster of the Week next season.
Oh yeah, and the Impala returned!!! Seeing Dean’s Baby once again definitely brought a smile to my face. Maybe that’s why this season has seemed like such a downer. No Impala.
Since I seem to be recapping this episode in reverse, I’ll end at the beginning. Is there anything better than a “Road So Far” montage set to “Carry On My Wayward Son”? Because that pumped me up like nobody’s business.