- I guess that's where this story begins. And here is where it ends.
Way to say goodbye, Kripke, you evil genius. I remember, pretty early on he talked about having a five-year plan and how he likes to give a beginning, a middle and an end to a story. And he delivered. Although they found a somewhat open ending that'll leave me to agonize over how the story will continue, I feel sated and pleased with how this part of the myth arc was wrapped up.
It's the little things in particular, that made me alternate between joy and tears. The simple emphasis on family. The toy soldier, the legos, THE CARVED INITIALS, the dated tape deck, the classic rock, the hustling pool, the Ozzy concerts, the stargazing - the freedom and choice of each other's company. It's funny how they make demons, the devil - hell the apocalypse - seem unimportant in comparison to that freedom.
And let's not forget her. If any object ever deserved a gender assignment and a name, it's the Metallicar. Now I just hope I won't have to see Dean drive around with it with a gaping hole where Sam used to sit.
While it took me a second to get into the narrative, it really made the big surprise at the end go off with an even bigger bang. The prophet Chuck is really just God in
Assuming it was all Sam and no Lucifer or the like in that very last scene, I do get why Sam would give Dean that shot at a normal, apple pie life but is it really what Dean wants? I honestly don't think Dean's ever going to be able to live a truly happy life thinking his brother's burning in the pit. I totally see him looking for ways to get Sam back, and even if it's only so much as a thought in the back of his mind.
However, I am looking forward to seeing what lives they'd lead if they stayed apart. But what I'm really excited for is the reunion. Think of the possibilities. *bounces* Yes, I need season 6 like yesterday.
As for Lucifer, I'm kind of sad to see him go. They made him to think so big yet with a naively twisted vulnerability to everybody family. He goes berserk when Cas molotoved his brother but is about to kill him by his own hand.
This episode also made me sob and cry like a real champ. I think it was Dean's it's okay, I'm here. I'm not going to leave you speech followed by that muted fast-cut sequence that finally did me in. Right under my skin. Brilliance on their part certainly was the choice for no music except for that howling wind. It really made time freeze and brace you for that storm that is sure to follow the silence. Nice.
For me this even beat the season one finale, and that's saying something. Gosh, I love this show. Now for the summer hiatus? I'm in denial. Thank Chuck for fanfiction which will most likely be the only thing that's going to keep me sane till fall.