Supernatural Finale Recaplet: Far From Heaven

Supernatural Season 8 Finale RecapWarning: The following recap contains major spoilers from Wednesday’s season finale of Supernatural. Read on at your own risk!

The CW capped off its Wednesday night of “Sacrifice” with the Supernatural season finale — but it wasn’t just the Winchesters who lost something.

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Turns out Metatron is a lying bastard. He doesn’t want to close the gates of Heaven. Instead, as payback for ruining the paradise God gave the angels and forcing him out, he wants to expel all of them and send them to Earth. Naomi finds this out after kidnapping the scribe and, after a season of treachery and threats, makes a pretty impassioned plea to Cas. She even promises to accept him back into the fold if he’ll stop this plot. But when he visits upstairs, he finds that Naomi has been killed by Metatron, and the angel has big plans for Cas, as well. He strips him of his essence and tells him to live his life, get married and have a family. Then when he dies and his soul comes to Heaven, he wants to hear the story.

As Cas is sent back down to Earth as a human(!), Dean is trying to heed Naomi’s other warning: That Sam will make “the ultimate sacrifice” and die if he completes the trials. While the elder Winchester has been helping his angel buddy, Sam’s been trying to cure the King of Hell. The brothers manage to get him in their grasps through a clever pair of demonic handcuffs. They quickly set up shop in a church so Sam can purify his blood by confessing his sins and get to work on Crowley. At first, it appears the blood injections are having no effect. The two ward off an attack from Abaddon, who wants a regime change in Hell, after which it’s back to business for Sam. Crowley can’t believe they’re back to step one after they’ve been in a foxhole together. He starts bringing up… HBO shows. Hasn’t Sam ever heard of Band of Brothers? How about The Pacific? Does he never watch HBO in all those motels?

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Hannah on Girls “needs to be loved. She deserves it” just like we all do, Crowley says, rambling on until a confession that inspires a look of surprise and confusion from the both of them. “I just want to be loved.”

This demon cure might actually be working because Crowley is turning into a needy, human HBO subscriber! Alas, Dean shows up and begs his brother not to go through with it because he will die.

Sam’s blunt response: “So?” He reveals that when he was in confession his greatest sin was how many times he let Dean down. He’s forced him to turn to an angel and a vampire. Dean insists that’s not true. He points out that he killed Benny to save him, and that he’s willing to let Crowley and the demons walk for his brother’s life. But Sam doesn’t know how to turn off the trials and collapses in agony as a shower begins above them. However, this is no rainy storm. These are angels falling to Earth.

Finally, some choice lines:

Cas: “You really think it’s wise to be drinking on the job?”
Dean: “What show you been watchin’?”

Metatron on God: “Larger than life, gruff, bit of a sexist – but fair.”

And let’s not forget Dean’s look of surprise upon seeing Cupid’s match for the burly bartender.

Supernatural fans, grade the emotional hour below and then hit the comments to back up your pick! Are you looking forward to a human Cas? Do you think Crowley will still be cured? And was Dean and Sam’s heart-to-heart worth all the brotherly issues this season?

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120 Comments
  1. Nicole says:

    Apparently I’m in the minority here, but I felt extremely let down by this finale. They did the worst thing they could possibly do, setting us up for closing the Gates of Hell and then wimping out. One of the greatest things about Supernatural in the past was that they were not afraid of making major changes, such as killing off their main characters and sending them to Hell, freeing Lucifer, etc. This move was cowardly and unnecessary.

    They wouldn’t have even had to come up with a solution for Sam dying, because the possibility was only brought up this episode (as an afterthought), so they could have just not mentioned it – no harm, no foul.

    The storyline with the angels falling from Heaven is amazing, and a perfect set-up for season 9. Closing the Gates of Hell would be perfect, and rid of us of the tired villains that are the demons. They’ve been around since the beginning; it’s time for them to go.

    After 8 good seasons, I am willing to allow the writers to redeem themselves, but they have betrayed the essence of the show (and the fans) by not following through on what was built up for a whole season. Major fail!

    • SPN Fan says:

      On the Contrary I agree it was a let down not closing the gates when in the past they have gone through with what they have planned. Then I thought about it and SPN has never done anything the easy way and stopping the trials was the hard thing to do and not closing the gates was a harder thing to do then closing them. Think about if the gates were to close that would make things way to easy on the boys and for the first time it would make them have taken the easy way out. What they did do that still lives up to SPN essence is that they expelled the Angels from Heaven meaning they are cut off and even if they retain their powers they have no rejuvenating from heaven so their power is going to be limited. They tipped the scales between good and evil heavily to the wrong side. i thought it sets up for something interesting for season 9 – and beyond. My only gripe is we did not get a full resolution to all the Naomi stuff that happened through out the season and left with a whole bunch of questions and loose ends. Ex: Why did she want Dean to be killed?

  2. enuff said says:

    CW-Could we please get a Dean & Sam spin-off next season?

  3. Bee says:

    BEST EPISODE OF THIS SEASON BY FAR. In fact, I’d go on to say, best episode since Season 5 finale too.
    Honestly, Supernatural has been disappointing ,me since season 5 and most of this season was no exception, but I honestly think, the last two episodes of this season have saved it tbh. Loved everything about it and it finally felt like Supernatual again. Haven’t felt like this since Season 5, but can’t wait for Season 9.

    And pllleeeassse tell me Abaddon isn’t dead? I was actually really starting to like her.

    • Alan says:

      she’ll be back but not played by alaina huffman because she smoked out at the last second and the body has now been flambéed.

  4. MadamBabe says:

    These are my boys…I’ve been with them since day one. I have remained faithful to the show since the beginning and own every season, but this season kinda let me down…mostly for the lack of emotional connection between Sam and Dean which i must admit is what i live for. (Being that close with my baby sister myself I feel i can relate in most ways) But there were a few good episodes. Yes, the finale was the best! If Supernatural never had a final season I’d be watching it for the rest of my life.

  5. ina mote says:

    I don’t want castiel human. That trench coat can’t go.

  6. Mischa says:

    Wow! That finale was superb! Angels falling?! Who would have thought of that! Only Supernatural writers. I’m still not over that final scene. Just wow.

  7. Vanessa says:

    I don’t know if I like the idea of castiel being human.It seems like I ‘m losing my last favorite angel.The show has lost enough angels.But I can’t wait to see loving crowley.Great show.

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