On Thursday night, CW aired a double Supernatural episode, therefore, wrapping up the show’s 12th season. Luckily, Sam and Dean’s adventures are from being over, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles reprising their roles for a 13th season this fall. For those who haven’t seen the double heart aching finale, please be advised that huge spoilers will be featured in this article, for those who had already had their hearts broken, let’s dive deep into what probably was the most gut-wrenching episode since Bobby died in season 7.
Breaking Down the Action
During the first half of the double finale, Sam, Dean, and Lady Bevell escape the Men of Letters bunker, arriving in the nick of time to Jody’s place where a brainwashed Mary Winchester was tied to a chair, breaking the hearts of the Winchesters brothers, and fans alike, with every word she uttered.
Lady Bevell proves useless and profoundly dislikable once again when she reveals Mary’s brainwashing is permanent. Then, Sam leaves with an array of hunters to take down the British Men of Letters. One of the first big surprises comes as the little Winchester, despite his gullible effusions, terminates the association between American hunters and the British faction.
In the meantime, in a harrowing attempt to override Lady Bevell’s work, Dean incepts his mother, providing a bittersweet, shattering speech that would be extremely efficient in any Kleenex commercial.
Down below, in Hell, things were not going any better as Lucifer managed to upturn the balance of power, making Crowley his pet. Luckily, the King of Crossroads narrowly escaped into a rat as the fallen archangel stabbed him with an angel blade.
Fast forwarding: Rowena died off-screen, Castiel steps into a rift in time and space to a post-apocalyptical world where Bobby is still alive and Sam and Dean were never born because Mary never made the pact with Azazel, there’s a whole reunion in the final 10 minutes of the show, the boys come up with a plan, the plan goes haywire.
Crowley kills himself in an attempt to trap Lucifer in the post-apocalyptical world, Lucifer stabs Cass, Mary punches the Devil in the face and ends up stuck with him in the barren wasteland where humans are collateral victims in a never-ending war between angels and demons. Oh, and the Antichrist is born.
What Can We Expect From Season 13?
Apart from Scooby Doo crossover animated episode that CW announced a couple of months back, fans are waiting for a miracle, or two. While few may be regretting Rowena’s passing, Mark Sheppard’s Crowley and Misha Collin’s Castiel were central characters to the plot.
When it comes to Crowley, fans are not abandoning hope yet as Lucifer killed the King of the Crossroads with an angel blade, and we all know Crowley can only be killed with the Colt, angel blades having no effect on him in the past.
Now for Castiel, the Nephilim may have a word in the angel’s demise. If he can create a rupture in time and space before being born, he can revive Castiel. God, aka Chuck, did it at the end of season 5 of Supernatural.
As for the death of both Castiel and Crowley, don’t forget that the same predicament was hinted at the end of Season 10 – when Dean killed Death and released the Darkness. There may be hope for the two Supernatural characters yet.
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