Who else watched the season finale of Supernatural last night? Show creator Eric Kripke’s five-season long story-arc ended with the appropriately named episode, Swan Song. And it ended on a strong note.
The gravity of the situation was heavy throughout the episode, with the characters strongly emoting and reacting in ways that were heart-wrenching. It wasn’t just drama though; there were a few hilarious moments as well to ease the tension before hitting hard again. Interludes were woven into the finale, and some flashbacks that didn’t feel contrived helped bring a sense of nostalgia that served a great purpose. It was a very satisfying and bittersweet ending for the story-arc.
Another thing worth mentioning is that there was a lot less classic rock music this season, but Swan Song brought it back in full form. It was a nice touch for longtime fans.
Is it gay to say that nobody in the world can nerd bait me as well as you can?
I enjoyed this episode quite a bit and I was glad to hear some more classic rock but it did call to attention the lack thereof in the 2 most recent seasons. Deans ride to the field of battle was great.
I have always liked Chuck (“I AM THE PROPHET CHUCK” is surely my favorite line from the show) and was glad to see him used the way he was, even though I felt the writers were using him to prepare us for an unsatisfying end. I like that Castiels final line was able to sum up the entire season without being to corny.
As unfulfilling as the end to this story was, it was also perfect in its own way. The show has, for a long time, been about free will, from the question of its very existence to its value and the implications it holds. This episode illustrated the futility of those arguments with the mixture of nihilism and humor that makes Supernatural such an entertaining show.
At this point, I find it hard to imagine the show being successful in its 6th season. With the steady escalation from monsters to demons to angels. The only way I can see them continuing is by becoming Garth Ennis’s Preacher but with an impala. Roaming America in search of vengeance and God.
I dont care what those who would lump this show in with Reaper and The Vampire Diaries think. Supernatural has been a great show.
If this is overlong or fails to make any sense, please note that I have been awake for over 24 hours.
It was a great episode indeed. I just wished I watched the previous seasons beforehand.
Nah, it isn’t gay. I’m just that good at baiting you.
I’m still apprehensive about another season with the same reasoning as you, but who knows? They might surprise us.
Haha, Brian. I’ll have to make you watch the previous seasons.
ahh!! I missed it.
I love Supernatural,
and i missed the last episode.
this sucks lol.
it sounds like it was good.
Irene, you can watch the finale here: http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video/supernatural
You’ll enjoy it a lot.