Hells yeah! Good things really do come to those who wait.
You might say the same thing about tonight's season finale episode, and indeed about this entire 7th season, too. What a payoff.
"Let's bone this nun!"
Looking back, I'm still not that impressed with Leviathians. They just didn't have that crazy scary IT factor going like demons or even some of those Alphas from last season. They were sorta disgusting with their plans to eat us all up, but nothing felt all that BIG BAD with them. Sometimes I even forgot they were the backbone of the season. Dick was occasionally enjoyably, but that was more about the actor than it was the role, I think.
Still, having said all that, even a weak arc can work to a show's advantage when the end-game comes into play and the writers use it as a spring-board to do a little rebooting. Enter Purgatory! Literally!
Cass and Dean's predicament - while similar to Dean in Hell - is sorta genius. All this time it wasn't really about what the Leviathans were doing here on earth, but instead all about where they came from. Purgatory. It looks like an awful place, huh? That was the real root of the story all along, and it all comes back around - to Dean. Of course. He always ends up in the sh!t.
Obviously, the biggest moment of the finale was Dick going POP! (feel free to make crude jokes in the comments), and the awesome double-bone-throat-stab. But mostly, at least for me, I liked getting a glimpse into Purgatory more than anything else. When Dean was in Hell we never really saw much of anything. Just heard about it afterwards. So that's promising in my book, and if this place is where all monsters go to die, it should be a great opportunity for Dean to come face to face with old foes and for us to meet some truly awful new creatures next season. All in all, this could really be something big.
But what about Sam?
Based on the show's history, it would seem likely that it'll be Sam's job to find a way to rescue Dean out of Purgatory. With Crowley in the mix, there's a chance even this might be worth seeing. My one fear though, is that Sam becomes lost in a sideshow plot, playing second fiddle to Dean's arc. Still, I'm hopeful that even with the brothers separate, the writers can find some way to keep both sides of the story interesting and engaging.
-Has Castiel redeemed himself?
-Did you bawl like a child when Bobby finally fizzled out - again? Is he truly gone now?
-Were there just a few too many Dean/Cass shipper nods in tonight's show, or are you down with that whole thing?
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Our Score: 9.5/10
Ratings Note: 1.56 Million Viewers, 0.7 18-49 (no change on last new episode)