Well, it’s certainly been an interesting ride on “the road so far” this past year, now hasn’t it? After being floored by what was quite essentially the spiritual sequel to season 5 a year ago, we’ve instead received two overarching stories this season that often feel quite disconnected. Yes, there has been some overlap here and there, but for the most part, it’s felt like we’ve been watching two entirely different seasons of television.
Months ago, I commented on this disconnect, which has held true right up until the end. In fact, I’ve spoken with other Supernatural diehards at conventions and such, each of which have agreed with me in saying that while the individual offerings were good this season, the overarching narrative lacked focus.
That said, it comes as no surprise that the two-hour finale reflect this, with the first half, “Who We Are,” seemingly wrapping up the British Men of Letters side of things:
FAMILY – Caught in a dangerous situation, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) only have each other to rely on. Meanwhile, the fight between the American Hunters and the British Hunters comes to a head. John Showalter directed the episode written by Robert Berens (#1222). Original airdate 5/18/2017.
As for the second hour, well, that’ll consist of what truly sounds like the main event to me, as “Along Along The Watchtower” will likely see the arrival of Lucifer’s son. And, if you were to ask me, this is where the seeds for season 13 will truly be planted.
EPIC SEASON FINALE – Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) battles Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) for control of his unborn child. Robert Singer directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb (#1223). Original airdate 5/18/2017.
Supernatural airs on Thursday nights on The CW.