- Why hello Chuck, am I the only one who absolutely LOVED the monologue-ing? because this shit is amazing. Also? great idea to track the series by tracking the car. Because she's like SUPER important.
- Oh and CHUCK = GOD, that makes me smile. Because he really did help them the whole time, in the best way possible. Because he did it through the guise of a bumbling drunk. He helped them without them knowing. By giving every possible bit of help without interfering in their freewill. Remember, Chuck just tells them the information, not what they have to do with it.
- And the bit of help that was the biggest? Giving them Castiel, saving their biggest asset. I'm never a fan of deus ex machina. And if he helped the way that Castiel, Sam and Dean wanted? Well then, it would undermine everything that freewill is supposed to mean. But he never forsook them. Just made it possible for them to do it their way. Gave them the tools to change the fate of the world, of humanity, and he began by writing a book. Like his tricky child Gabriel, God did it with style. But back to God later.
- I can't talk about the Sam and Dean's struggle, because honestly? They did exactly what we thought they would do, just like Lucifer and Michael. But without hate, they did it with love. With family, and like Chuck says, That's what it's all about.
- And the impala, for me, is a symbolism for life, God/Chuck says it best. "It's the blemishes that make her beautiful."
- Lucifer? You are arrogant, and selfish, and petty, and so wrathful, so very, very wrathful. You don't understand the point, and that is why you lose. The point, it will always be Family. They didn't have to kill each other, they could have both taken the high road. They had freewill, just like humans. But instead of acting on it, they hid behind the moniker of "it's all God's PLAN."
- It's also why Lucifer inevitably falls. It's why Michael falls as well, because you can't admit you're wrong, not because of arrogance, but because you are too high up on your horse to see the cracks in your foundation. To me, this symbolizes the Dean and Sam of last year's finale. The fight is the same, the words almost the same. But Dean and Sam? They learned the errors of that fight, they figured out how to win. And you didn't.
- Am I the only one who loves the plot point of Azazel placing demons around Sam to watch him over? Because that is genius.
- Castiel's journey, It's been a rollercoaster. We've seen him high, and low, and at rock bottom. But now? we see him as a Human, and then as an angel again. As a human, he knows that the likelihood of success is negligible. And the way he tells Dean isn't by yelling or threatening (like he did before) but by diffusing ("don't be mean") and quietly speaking the truth.
- I love that we learn that Dean and Sam took time to smell the roses. That we got to see the downtime between fights, that they eventually understood that life is too short to forget about the simple things. I love that we are told the one thing we all know in our hearts, that even though Dean and Sam live without a home, "they were never in fact, homeless."
- "The angels are keeping it top secret, very hush hush. But I saw it anyways, perks of being a prophet." - wow, now we know why. Chuck isn't so ridiculous anymore. And don't you love that he says, he has too much respect for Becky? I do, because Gabriel thought he was good at witness protection, but he ain't got SHIT on Chuck. Well God, rofl. And he did know where the story lead, just he couldn't let everything be so clear. I always love when a story takes something and turns it into more. Now we can look back on all the things that Chuck has done, all the things that were too odd to just be fate. I love that we get to see the watchmaker, I love that we get to know that he really did care the whole time. And his love of his creation never shrank, he helped Team Free Will along in the most unobtrusive way possible, and if you can't see that, well I'm shocked.
- Poetic Justice, or the crow that flew over Lucifer and Michael. It's amazing what symbolism you can find when you view the episode again. :D
- Oh Michael, you just want it to end don't you? And that is what leads to your demise. Oh Lucifer, you just want Michael to change his mind and if that doesn't happen? Kill him and then kill your Father. And you two thought Sam and Dean had problems. The Michael/Lucifer fight? They really are Sam and Dean, but without the strength to give a little. So sad.
- DEAN? BEST SONG CHOICE EVER. You really would love to burn out, and not fade away. Rock of Ages, what a beautiful symbolic moment.
- Cas? Nice job burning Michael, but you looked so very, very surprised at Lucifer's anger, you really shouldn't have been. Because you know Dean and Sam, and they are firm believers in only letting yourself be the one to hurt the other. Never let an outsider hurt the family.
- Oh and blowing up Castiel? Literally made my heart stop. I'm pretty sure it went double for Dean and Bobby. But Lucifer you are one cold smooth operator.
- Dean? Why did you only say No when Bobby died, and not when Cas did? Stop lying to yourself, you know you loved him too. (I'm not wearing a shipper hat, just telling the truth. Because when Cas left without a goodbye I could tell he was hurt.)
- I LOVED the brother-love montage. Because it makes more sense for Sam to take over by Loving, and not by hating. It's like a big poster for Martin Luther King, Jr., "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." Sam, you won, not with wrath, or hate, or strength of muscle. But because of your heart, your heart, your love, and because you could not give up on your brother. It's a perfect way to finally bring together the brothers as one.
- Michael? Look what you did? You couldn't accept Sam beating Lucifer, so you tried to pull him out. Proof that Destiny is never written in stone, unless you write it yourself. God didn't push you all into it, God just gave you the board and the pieces.
- God? Why did you bring back Cas? Is he the new Sherriff? Because if he is? Then Dean and Sam, well there still is hope. But honestly, Castiel's speech about what Dean wanted? So true, so needed to be said, and even though you left, you gave Dean something to think about. I honestly love that Cas is going back to heaven, as much as I love Dean and Cas together, no one should hate on him for trying to help his family. I think as fans we forget just what Cas IS. He is an angel first, and everything else second. And who says that his return to heaven will be all sunshine and roses, we know it won't. But I'm pretty sure he would never be able to live with himself if he just copped out and hid away. I'll post again about Castiel this weekend.
- Cas you saved Bobby, you saved him for Dean, and because I know you love him. DON'T EVEN TRY AND SAY NO.
- (Sam shows up, or is it Sam? who knows? the light turns out before, but doesn't shatter. he could be a ghost, or Lucifer? who knows? maybe Lucifer and Michael had their beat down in the box, and Michael's dead. maybe they worked together to slip the bars and Cas is in a world of trouble. maybe Sam got out because he isn't an angel and the box couldn't hold him. maybe he was in there for no time at all? maybe it was years. but like Chuck and God says, nothing ever really ends, does it?)
- ALSO, Rob Benedict said in an earlier interview that he believes Kripke is Chuck, now because Chuck is God? Well then, Kripke = God. Nice job show. And since Kripke is stepping down, does that mean God is taking a holiday as well? An actual one, not you know, babysitting. Also? Cas never was at Chuck's with the amulet, that's HILARIOUS. He should have just visited with it on. Then he would have KNOWN. Wait, God's the prophet, therefore he keeps Cas from seeing this, well played God. :D Also? Find it funny that Zachariah visits Chuck/God, and then tells Dean "God has left the building." Raphael is Chuck/God's body guard, and yet tells Dean and Castiel that "God is Dead." OH IRONY. YOU ARE A MAGNIFICENT MISTRESS.
"Cas? Are you God?"
"That's a nice complement, but no. But I do believe he brought me back. New and Improved."
"Endings are hard, any Chapped Ass Monkey with a keyboard can poop out a beginning, but endings are impossible. You try to tie up every loose end, you never can. The fans are always gonna bitch, there is always gonna be holes, and since this is the ending it's all supposed to add up to something. I'm telling you they're a raging pain in the ass."
"What are you gonna do now?"
"Return to heaven I suppose."
"With Michael in the cage I'm sure it's total anarchy up there."
"So what you're the new sheriff in town?"
"I like that yeah, I suppose I am."
"Wow, God gives you a brand new shiny set of wings and suddenly you're his bitch again."
"I don't know what God wants, I don't know if he'll even return. It just seems like the right thing to do."
"If you do see him, tell him I'm coming for him next."
"That's an understatement."
"He helped, maybe more than we realized."
"That's easy for you to say, he brought you back, what about Sam? What about me, huh? What's my grand prize? All I got is my brother in a hole."
"You got what you asked for, Dean. No paradise, no hell, just more of the same. I mean it, Dean. What would you rather have? Peace or freedom?"
"Well you really suck at goodbyes you know that?"
"This is the last Dean and Bobby will see of each other for a very long time, and for the record at this point next week Bobby will be hunting a rougarou outside of Dayton. Not Dean. Dean didn't want Cass to save him. Every part of him, every fiber he's got wants to die or find a way to bring Sam back, but he isn't gonna do either, because he made a promise."
Thank God. Are you alright?"
"Yeah, if it's not too late, I'd like to take you up on that beer."
"It's never too late. *shushes Dean* It's okay, Dean. It's gonna be okay."
"So what's it all add up to? It's hard to say. but me I'd say this was a test for Sam and Dean, and I think they did alright. Up against good, evil, angels, devils, destiny, and god himself. They made their own choice.They chose family, and well isn't that kinda the whole point? (types, "The end.") No doubt endings are hard, but then again nothing ever really ends. Does it? (disappears)
"Yeah I'm good."