The show down that we were denied in the last episode came to its conclusion tonight. That’s how a season finale goes with this show, we get something resolved and then you’re left with a “HOLY CRAP” moment you’re not sure what to make of it. Lets start from the beginning shall we.
We pick up right where it was left off, God is dying, Castiel is back and the boys are banged up. All of the crew seems to have given up, except for Sam. This is course leads to a sudden finding of a way to stop the Darkness, pure logic. She is dark and you’ll need light to destroy her, a lot of it. The only thing powerful enough to do it are souls, and we have a group full of people with personal experience of just how powerful they are.
“This is desperate and stupid.” – Crowley
With the help of Rowena (who I still want dead but a little less now) there’s a spell in the book that will bind souls together to create a bomb. This bomb would unleash a light so bright and powerful that it would kill the Darkness and give life back to God.
Dean is the only one who can get close enough to her and let this bomb out, it will however cost him his life. This is how it was always going to come down to it. Dean was going to end up giving his life to save the world, we’ve seen it time and time again on this show. Except one thing, the Darkness is already sad about the world dying around her, after all the sun is losing power the same as God. She doesn’t want the world to end because with it she will end as well. Amara got her revenge but she didn’t know she would feel sadden, I believe this is the humanity in her coming forward, she is after all in a human vessel, same as God.
The group gathers souls, ghost and those from the veil with the help of the reaper Billy who seems to be Team Dean and Sam now, at least so long as they’re trying to stop the end of the world. And so Dean goes to face Amara and finds her the way he has felt before on this show, you got revenge but what now, what have you given up. Dean is able to use his Dr. Phil powers to make Amara see what she is doing and to forgive God and try to understand what has happened and what will need to be changed. Dean is struggling of course with about 200k souls locked inside of his chest, waiting to be unleashed but he manages to make Amara see her actions.
God disappears from where Sam, Rowena, Crowley and him are waiting for Dean to do what he must do, in a bar of course. God appears before Amara, on his last leg of life and she restores him and the sun. Together they make apologies and agree they must spend some time together in order to make things right and they leave, but not before Death makes an odd promise to Dean:
“You have given me what I wanted most, I will do the same for you.” – Amara
Dean is left to wonder around until he comes upon Mary, his mother, brought back to life. And this is your first “holy crap” moment. Dean is surprised, Mary is too and it seemed to me she actually recognized Dean. This is going to be difficult to explain to her but I’m sure Dean will be able to figure it out. Meanwhile Sam and Castiel have returned to the bunker, unsure of what has occurred and if Dean is alive or dead. They are not alone. Our mystory woman from Britain has arrived to bring in Sam and Dean to answer to the Men of Letters across the pond for their actions. Sam refuses, especially after she blasts Castiel away. And you see her pull the trigger but you don’t know if she hit Sam, Sam dodged it or if somehow the bullet hit her instead.
Dean: No chick flick moments.
Sam: You love chick flicks.
Dean: Yeah, you’re right. Come here.
This season finale played homage to previous seasons and I love when this occurs, more importantly we got back to what this how is about, these two brothers never giving up when the odds are stacked against them. I give this episode 9 out of 10. The only downfall I didn’t like is that I feel like Amara’s change of heart deserved another episode of building and the apology between her and God should’ve been just a little bit different. I may be alone in this regard.
I’m also curious as to why the Men of Letters across the pond let the American base fall and somehow still know that Dean and Sam are now running it. This seems to just be thrown in but I’m interested to see how it plays out. I’m also expecting someone powerful to show up too, not God or Amara but someone else. These Men of Letters seem to be more powerful then we realized, so naturally someone has to be helping them or did at one point right? I’m all for a twist with this, some please Supernatural writers, give it to me please.