Supernatural has been to heaven and hell and, in Friday’s season finale, the CW series headed somewhere new:purgatory!
In their quest to kill Dick Roman, Dean and Sam teamed up with the shifty Crowley because they needed his blood. Dick presented Crowley with a counter offer: He can have Canada as a free-reign grazing land for all of his ilk in exchange for handing over some useless demon blood to the Winchesters. Despite a lengthy retainer, Crowley eventually handed over the real deal blood to the boys. After convincing Castiel to join the fight – they needed his ability to see the original Dick Roman, who managed to clone himself – they headed into the belly of the beast with style.
“We’re going to announce ourselves – big,” Dean declared as he put the Impala back into action. And what a sight it was, even if Meg was the one doing the driving. Welcome back, old friend!
Meanwhile, Sam found Kevin the prophet, who told him about Dick’s plan to kill skinny people with a drug-enhanced non-diary creamer – you got to give him points for inventiveness – and insisted they blow up the lab. But Dean and Cas were already there and putting that special “kill Dick” bone in the Leviathan boss. The first attempt didn’t take, but then Dean surprised Dick with a second bone through the neck. He exploded in a burst of black goo and disappeared…with Dean and Cas! In the final moments of the finale, the two found themselves in a creepy, dark forest.
“Every soul here is a monster,” Cas explained. “We’re much more likely to be ripped to shreds [than to get out].”
And then Cas disappeared too, leaving Dean all by himself, as shadowy figures with red eyes circled in on him. Yes, they were in purgatory, and the residents were not too happy about the new visitor.
Elsewhere in the finale:
• After nearly killing the maid he was riding and Sam, Bobby said goodbye to the boys. “Here’s to running into you guys on the other side – only not too soon,” he said. And nice touch, team Supernatural, showing Dean and Sam’s broken reactions instead of Bobby going up in flames.
• Crowley’s demons came calling for Meg and Kevin, leaving both Sam and Dean alone in two completely different spaces. And while the head of the beast has been destroyed, Crowley sure made it clear that the problem Dick created is far from over, even in his absence. This certainly sets up a potentially dynamic start for Season 8.
• How great is it that seven years later, the show still uses “Carry On My Wayward Son” for the ep’s “Road So Far” montage?
Supernatural fans, what did you think of the finale? Did it get you excited for next season? Are you sad Bobby is gone for good? And how much did you yelp with joy when the Impala returned?Follow @VladaGelman