Swan Song

Montage – it starts with a montage.

 

Enough said – oh, except for the fact that ‘Carry On My Wayward Son’ is the song the montage is set to.

Enough to make me weep with joy.

So I did !!!!!!!

Then Chuck tells us about Baby – where she first came from.

This is already my favourite episode of all time now.

So what do they do next?

The boys have a heart to heart. Dean talks about his feelings regarding the whole Sam saying yes to Lucifer plan, as well as his feelings about him and Sam.

Five minutes in – and lumps are forming in my throat.

The boys, Castiel, and Bobby head for Detroit, and Lucifer.

Another heart to heart, in the Impala.

The writers are killing me with this episode. Sam telling Dean not to try to bring him back, to go and live a normal life with Lisa and Ben – tears, lots of tears, and we are not even ten minutes into the episode.

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Sam saying goodbye to Bobby, Cas – more tears.

Back to Chuck – telling us about the boys and the Impala. His narration is both moving and sad.

Lucifer being the Devil knows all about the plan to put him back into hell. But Sam goes through with it anyway.

Lucifer is looking a bit shabby in his old meat-suit.

But once he is in Sam – well he is too strong, and Sam’s plan seems doomed.

Jared Padelecki is fabulous as Lucifer.

To watch him switch characters, especially when Lucifer and Sam have a conversation via a mirror is extraordinary. Damn fine acting. Watching this scene, you really believe in the two different characters.

The facial expressions, the tone of voice, masterful acting. My impression of Jared’s acting abilities (already fairly high) soared with this scene.

Back to Chuck talking – about the boys and the Impala.

Chuck: “In between jobs, Sam and Dean would sometimes get a day, sometimes a week if they were lucky. They’d pass the time lining their pockets. Sam used to insist on honest work, but now he hustles pool, like his brother. They could go anywhere and do anything. They drove a thousand miles for an Ozzy show, two days for a Jayhawks game. And when it was clear, they’d park her in the middle of nowhere, sit on the hood and watch the stars…for hours…without…saying a word. It never occurred to them, that sure, maybe they never really had a roof and four wall…but they were never, in fact homeless.”

Of course this is Supernatural.

So, after all this emotion – Chuck answering Dean’s call with ‘Mistress Magda’ brought tears of laughter.

Dean is not about to let Sam/Lucifer face Michael alone.

I love Lucifer/Sam. He is such a great bad guy. So restrained, so threatening. Adam is back as Michael. Lucifer/Sam and Michael are about to have the prize-fight of the millennium until Dean and the Impala arrive with ‘Rock of Ages’ blaring from the cassette deck.

Yes the Impala still uses cassette tapes.

Don’t you just love it?

Cas calling Adam/Michael ‘ass-butt’ – classic.

Cas exploding – oh no !!

Lucifer/Sam then kills Bobby, and gives Dean the beating to end all beatings.

When a flash of sun off the Impala hits him, another montage.

One of the best ever montages Supernatural has ever had of the boys. The only sound, that of rushing wind.

Powerful stuff for a little TV show.

Sam takes control. Not even Michael can stop him, and they both end up in the hole.

Me – crying like a blubbering fool.

I’d like to mention what a great job they did with the music in this episode. Fitted perfectly.

Cas returns and thank God, he brings Bobby back. I was worried they had killed off two amazing characters.

Chuck returns to talk about how hard endings are to write – I think most writers would agree with that.

I have to wonder if they always planned to end the series with this episode. Chuck’s narration is all about tying up loose ends.

Normally I don’t like this in books, movies or TV shows. But it works. It is evocative, and touching. It leaves you with both grief and hope. Grief at the loss of Sam, hope for Dean’s future as he keeps his promise and goes to Lisa.

If it had been the end of the series – it was well written, well acted, and edited masterfully.

LUCKILY – they have season 6 (and recently announced a season 7 –yeah).

So it did not end there.

Watching Dean through the window as he sits down to dinner with Lisa and Ben, who else?

Sam.

Or is it?

In this show, you never know.

So far – this season has been my favourite.

Rock on Season 6.

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Author: Jo Bryant

I was born in the land of Banjo Paterson, gum trees, and weather extremes. I am a freelance writer. I live in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, but still like to claim my Australian heritage. I graduated with a Bachelor of Communications in 2008. I am writing my first novel. I love to write poetry, short stories, and also write for the web. And there is nothing that is on a par with a sunny summer's day spent at Waihi Beach.

2 thoughts on “Swan Song”

  1. hi Jo, SheWrites sister here. Will be back to visit again, but I want to hint that, for me at least, it’s very hard following text that is centered like this. (At least you are not torturing my eyes with a fluorescent or dark background and white text, or a cutesy font!) Sounds like you really enjoy this show. 🙂

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