Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Supernatural 10.5 "Fan Fiction" - 200th Episode

It is currently 3:30 in the morning and I am up blogging about the 200th episode of Supernatural because it was, simply, amazing. Speaking as a 10 year fan of the thriller show, this episode gave me all the feels. I literally laughed, cried, cheered, and shot up in surprise at the long awaited scene at the end of the episode. If you're new to the show, this episode was a great introduction to the Supernatural universe from the collection of Supernatural stamp intros over the years, to Dean verbally recapping recent events, to the musical depiction of the brothers' lives. 

Five major highlights of the 200th episode:

1. "Carry On My Wayward Son" - This classic hit by Kansas can be heard playing in the background of the montage sequence during the beginning of each Supernatural season finale episode. The song is the closest thing the show has to a theme song and is incredibly fitting for the lives of the brothers and their journey; the road so far.

Carry on my wayward son,
There'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more

In tonight's episode, the high school theater club sang a beautiful cover of the song at the end of their play, "Supernatural" and the brothers can soon be seen driving off into a beautiful sunset in Baby, the Impala. The scene took my breath away and captured the depth of the brothers' bond and the trials and tribulations they've overcome thus far.

2. Winchester Brother Bond - To say that Sam and Dean have been through the ringer is an understatement. Both have died, sold their souls for one another, gone to Heaven, gone to Hell, gone to Purgatory, been destined for opposite sides in the war of good versus evil, and most recently been divided by Dean's time as a demon.Despite the low times, their bond always shines through and they always come back together for a "BM". (Hehehe)

3. Amulet ("Samulet")- In episode 3.8, "A Very Supernatural Christmas,'' we learn that an eight year old Sam gave Dean an amulet Uncle Bobby told him was special, after learning John had been lying to him about hunting. Dean wears the amulet for years and learns from Castiel some time later that it will burn hot in God's presence. Upon learning that God won't step in to stop the Apocalypse, Dean trashes the amulet in front of Sammie, breaking his heart, and fragmenting their relationship. At the end of this episode, Dean receives a wooden prop version of the amulet and hangs it on the rear-view mirror, signifying the brothers' renewed and beautiful relationship.

4. Adam - During the closing act of the "Supernatural" play, an unrecognizable cast member is identified as Adam, Sam and Dean's half brother who is still trapped in the cage with Lucifer. Adam has not been referenced for a few seasons and the brother's share a disturbed look. This reference to Adam felt very pointed and I can't help but feel like we will be seeing/hearing about Adam again very soon. And I imagine that he will be Pissed, with a capital P.

5. Chuck - The moment that will be on everyone's mind and a major topic of conversation for days was the appearance of Chuck! Speculation has run rampant that former prophet Chuck Shurley, the author of the Supernatural books, is actually God. As there can only be one prophet at any given time, Kevin Tran's time as a prophet seemingly implied that Chuck had died. After narrating the events of 5.22 "Swan Song," Chuck appears dressed in white musing on the difficulty of getting endings right. He then just vanishes. Chuck's reemergence tonight could mean so many wonderful things and I can't wait to see what the Supernatural writers have in store for fans with Chuck's storyline.

How did you feel about the episode? What were your thoughts and what did you enjoy seeing?

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