by Paul Kelly
This was the first really interesting episode of the season. After the more linear opening stories, this felt like classic Moffat: with its fractured narrative, ugly-AF bad guys, returning classic adversary, and half-answered questions. Which means the internet's already whining about not getting enough answers. At the end of the first part of a three-part story. Which actually gave us plenty of answers. Yeah, the internet's great.
Clarke and co. have always knocked season finales out of the park, but this penultimate episode might be my favorite ever. It was layered with action and compelling character goodness and very, very well done.
I'm trying not to get mad about this episode.
That was the best episode of Supernatural I've seen in a long time. You know why, don't you? Because they once again explored the primary Winchester trauma.
Let me get one thing out of the way: I loved this episode. It wasn’t the epic finale we all wanted this season to have, it had some disappointing elements, which I’ll discuss, but overall, it worked for me. First, let’s talk about the cliffhanger, which had me reacting like this:
While this was an interesting attempt to tackle a difficult issue, it wasn't done with quite enough subtlety.