This is the final review of the final episode of Supernatural, and my feels are very turbulent and conflicted about the ending. I couldn’t sleep after watching the finale, so most of this was written on my phone in the middle of the night because apparently, even after all these years, Supernatural still has the power to keep me up all night.
After fifteen seasons on the air, we have finally reached the end of Supernatural. Allow me to grow nostalgic for a moment: the show began in 2005. I had just finished high school, and had moved into the dormitory at my university in an effort to demonstrate to my parents that I was a fully grown adult. It is not lost on me that Supernatural has been around for my entire adult life, and saying goodbye is more difficult than I had anticipated because it’s always been a constant for me. Breakup? Watch the Winchesters. Bad day at work? Watch the Winchesters. Feeling introverted and don’t want to go out? Watch the Winchesters.
Luckily we will have 327 episodes to watch over and over for the rest of our lives, so I guess the Winchesters will always be a constant.
So without further ado, let’s talk about the end of Supernatural.
Hello, friends. It’s been a while since I wrote about Supernatural…and I’m going to be honest…I was behind even before the pandemic put all our lives (and the show’s final season) on hold. I’m sure I’m not alone in stockpiling episodes of a favorite show so you have something to look forward to; in this godforsaken year (pun fully intended), we need all the good things we can get.
First things first, I need to get this out of my system:
At first I was like:
And then I was like:
And now, I’m like:
And if you don’t know what I’m talking about…SPOILERS AHEAD. Ye be warned.
Episode 10×09 or “Actually Nothing Was Left Behind”
So far this season Sam has cured Demon!Dean, Crowley has cured Cas, and Supernatural is now a musical. Dean still has the Mark, Sam is playing babysitter to his brother, and Hannah left Cas behind because humanity. The rogue angels are taken care of, Cole has made peace with Dean, and Crowley has a mother. Specific enough?
So far this season Sam has cured Demon!Dean, Crowley has cured Cas, and Supernatural is now a musical. Dean still has the Mark, Sam is playing babysitter, and Cas is gallivanting through the countryside with Hannah. Something about rogue angels and that guy from Dean’s past who wants revenge. Specific enough?
I’m deviating from traditional format this week, because I have a lot to say. So without further ado…
Episode 10×05 or “It’s a Matter of Interpretation”
I came to the 200th episode of Supernatural from a week-long hiatus in which I had written for five straight days, or approximately 120 hours.
What was I writing? Fan fiction.
The irony is not lost on me that I completed my final major revisions of my 35,000 word DCBB fic a few hours before the episode “Fan Fiction” premiered. To say that I was a bit emotionally fraught would be to say that Alistair was ‘just a bit misunderstood.’
The 200th episode has been described as a “love letter to fans” so, without further ado, allow me to meta some meta.
A (Very) Brief Synopsis
Dean’s jonesing for a case. He seemingly pulls one out of thin air and convinces Sam to help him investigate the disappearance of a drama teacher at an all-girls high school. The school is putting on a play: Supernatural the Musical, a “transformative work” penned by a high school girl as an homage to Carver Edlund’s works.
Sam and Dean are not thrilled.
Turns out the goddess of epic poetry, Calliope, has a taste for the supernatural and wants to devour the writer of the play. So the show must go on, and Sam and Dean must kill a goddess to protect the girls.
So to sum up this season so far: Ichabod and Katrina’s son, Henry, the Horseman of War, is doing his best to not only destroy his parents relationship, but also drive a wedge between the two Witnesses. Katrina is canoodling with Abraham, the Horseman of Death, in his cozy cabin. Jenny has a boyfriend named Nick Hawley who may or may not be working for Henry. Also Ichabod learned how to drive.