We saw some heartbreaking things this year. Bobby’s death has to be the most traumatic. Sure we got to have him in ghost form but it wasn’t the same. I’m a peeved that the writers saw fit to kill Bobby and his seemingly replacement Frank. I didn’t really dig that at least one of the brothers wasn’t excited to have Bobby back in some form or another. It would have been interesting to see them at odds with one another over the ethics of letting Bobby help them as a ghost. I wouldn’t have minded seeing Bobby the Grumpy Ghost for another season. Let’s go back a bit further and look at WHY Bobby died. Dick Roman. If we look at Dick we do have to look to Castiel who was responsible for letting the Leviathans loose in the first place. Castiel’s transformation from reliable, dedicated, and obedient angel was turned on his head this season. I love when Castiel declared himself God and went around smiting charlatans and religious frauds. My favorite is when he changed a stained glass window from a depiction of himself complete with khaki trench coat. Then after all of that, he died… or so we thought. We find him again, with amnesia and healing people. He got his memories back, kicked some ass, and took Lucifer out of Sam’s head but now he is forever changed to a childlike state. I’m glad Castiel didn’t die but this Rain Man act isn’t fun and I’d like the old Castiel back. I am, however, that we don’t have to see the Sam with Lucifer in his head struggle anymore. It was tiresome and I wanted to be done with that thread last season.
The threat this year felt a little contrived but was an awesome ride anyway. I mean… how many apocalypses (apocalypsi?) can you have in the span of seven years and it not get a little old? After seven years each world ending event is a little different and the baddie just a little more impossible to kill. Meanwhile, the only people from first season are Sam and Dean. Everyone is GONE! I’m not sure where the boys will go from here and who they will have to tether them to the world but it will be interesting to see.
We also usually get one really epically hilarious episode person season. This season, the humor was a bit more evenly spread out with something really funny in each episode. The funniest episode this season had to be “Plucky Pennywhistle’s Magical Menagerie”. Creepy clowns win for the most disturbing baddie of the season. I enjoyed Felicia Day’s episode. She is always a good, geeky treat. The time travel episode “Time After Time” with Nicholas Lea was my next favorite. Krycek as Elliot Ness? Hell yes please! “Out With the Old” was funny because we get to see dean craving to put on Ballerina shoes and dance. I would give anything to see an outtake of him doing Black Swan. “Party On, Garth” was really good. Hearing him rock out to the Bell Biv DeVoe song “Poison” was surreal and kinda epic for Garth.
All in all, this was a solid season of Supernatural. Kudos for playing “Carry On My Wayward Son” for the finale. It feels like we haven’t heard that in years! My only concern is the events in the finale. Why is Dean in hell again? We’ve done this already. I don’t want to spend another season with one of the brothers having to overcome a ridiculous stint in hell. There has to be another angle we can take. Let’s bring back the old gods… maybe even Thor. That would be amazing to see Dean wisecracking on the God of Thunder. Great job guys; another awesome season!
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Supernatural airs Fridays at 9/8c on the CW and will return next year for an eighth season!