Anyway, the episode finally downloaded this afternoon while I was on a conference call with work - I restrained myself from saying "YES!" into the conference call as I watched the count down to completion. So, after spending the day shopping and visiting with our older sister a little, me and Lil' Sister finally sat down to watch it.
It was a great episode!!! I was very very pleased with it. It wasn't as horrible (in a heartbreaking way) as I thought it was going to be. The thing I forgot about Supernatural was that they only ever leave ONE major question remaining at the end of a season. So what we got was a great wrap up to the problems of this season, and the introduction of the them/main villain for next season.
Most importantly, the BOYS ARE GOOD AGAIN! I know they still have to talk about everything (in a manly way), but the end scene left no doubt in my mind that they are back to being brothers, and back to being on the same page, and back to not being at each other's throats.
Also, NOBODY DIED!!! Oh...umm...except Ruby...but seeing as how she was a villain, that doesn't count. Basically, what I mean to say is: BOBBY IS STILL ALIVE! I was seriously worried about him this season. That he'd be the one to kick the bucket or something, I'm VERY pleased that he is still with us.
Now, back to Ruby. I seriously think Genevieve did a great job this season. The more I saw her, the more I realized how awesome she was at playing this more manipulative version of Ruby, and this episode just clinched it. She was great, and the fact that her death was an act performed in perfect harmony by both Winchesters was poetry. Extremely well done.
Ok, now we've talked about the demons - let's talk about the angels! I had a feeling Zachariah was a bad guy, and I was right! Man, next season is going to be intense, because they'll have both Lucifer AND Angels to contend with.
Castiel was awesome (or better said, Misha was awesome). I think they've really fleshed out Castiel wonderfully. From this perfect heavenly being into someone who is just as flawed and struggling as Dean and Sam are...the fact that he was obviously torn the past few episodes and in the end chose to try to redeem himself through helping Dean was just great. Lovely. I'd be worried about him, but I know that he is signed on for Season 5, so he obviously lives...mind you, who knows how much the archangel/whoever might mess him up. Still, methinks after following the wrong bosses once, he won't do it again. Who knows though. It's going to be interesting!
I wonder if we'll see the Prophet Chuck again? Obviously he can't be killed because of the archangel protection. I love the fact that he had "Lucifer Rising" on the screen and was ording 20 call girls...hahaha. Gotta love this show.
But on to the intriguing bits - Cas and Dean weren't supposed to drop in. Which means that Dean wasn't supposed to go to the abby and meet up with Sam. Which means that they are off course with the prophecy, and perhaps divine will.
I hope Bobby is chilling in his panic room.
Oh yeah...and that tampered with phone message from "Dean" that Sam heard - horribly heartbreaking - but I think Sam knew at the end when Dean came for him that Dean had forgiven him.
Possibly Important to Note:
Bobby told Dean that he was a better man than his father was. In MY opinion this confirms my theory that John was NOT a righteous man, and therefore was never a contender for the first seal.
Now all I have to do is wait until the DVDs come out and then I can timeline this season! Yay!
Also, I can stop avoiding my flist now for fear of being spoiled! :-)