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Supernatural: All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 2

Bobby: "How's your brother gonna feel when he knows you're going to Hell? How'd you feel when you knew your dad went for you?"

I knew Sam would be resurrected somehow. But Dean sacrificing his soul for Sam's life really upset me.

Again, I have to give gold acting stars to Jensen Ackles, because Dean's grief and his selflessness gave this episode so much emotional oomph. The way Dean talked to Sam's body reminded me that, with Mary dead and John on the road, Dean pretty much raised Sam. So it made perfect sense that Dean would do what he did. And the Dean/Bobby scene in the salvage yard might have been the strongest in the entire second season. Just excellent.

Resurrected Sam seemed a little ... off. ("I swear I'm going to tear that son of a bitch apart.") The way he killed Jake was definitely out of character. Was it still Sam? That last scene pretty much confirmed that it was. Okay, maybe he's a little edgier, a little more bloodthirsty, less inclined to show mercy. Dying will do that to you.

Unlike Sam, I was expecting them to kill off Bobby and/or Ellen, and I'm glad they didn't. I like them both. Especially Bobby, who works much better as a supporting character than John Winchester did. Although I absolutely loved John coming up from Hell to save the day. Night. Whatever. Another great scene in a really good episode.


I'm glad the Yellow-Eyed Demon plot is over, because it was time for it to be over. (It's over, isn't it? Although we never did find out how Mary knew him.) And it's going to be big with the repercussions. In one fell writing swoop, they just gave Dean and Sam fuel for an entire third season of emotional angst and character development, as well as a couple of hundred more demons to fight. They even built in the third season finale, if it takes Sam that long to figure out how to untangle Dean from his deal with the Crossroads Demon.

Season one was fairly light. Season two has been a good bit darker. Sounds like season three is going into the charcoal range. Can't wait.

Bits and pieces:

— The classic rock "previously on" was back. Love them. They're special.

— The idea of a Hellmouth situated in the middle of a pentagram of churches at the points connected by railroad lines, built by Samuel Colt? Really cool idea. Good writing there.

— Where was Jo? Not at the Roadhouse, I assume, but she wasn't even mentioned. Maybe she's still in Duluth.

— So Jake wasn't totally evil. The Yellow-Eyed Demon was holding the lives of his mother and sister over him. Poor guy.

— This week, we went to southern Wyoming.

Quotes (nearly all serious this time):

Bobby: "Something big is going down. End of the world big."
Dean: "Well then, let it end!"


Crossroads Demon: "It's a fire sale, and everything must go." A different actress this time, but the same Demon. Which made sense because It possesses people.

Dean: "Well, check that off the to-do list." I'm glad Dean got to kill the Yellow-Eyed Demon. Finally, some closure.

Sam: "Did you sell your soul for me, like Dad did for you?" That sort of feels like John should get his money back, and get out of Hell free.

I think I cried three times in this episode. What a great ending to a great season. Four out of four stars,

Billie
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Billie Doux adores Supernatural which is a good thing since apparently, it's eternal.

9 comments:

  1. This is a very good episode but I still have mixed feelings about it. The Yellow Eyed Demon plot is over and while I liked it, I felt this finale to be a bit anti-climatic. They were building the season to be just kind of kickass and well it wasn´t. But what I loved about this episode was all about Dean. Dean´s emotional angst has been building up since the beginning and it makes perfect sense that Dean would make the deal. Also, love the scene where he is talking to Sam´s body, the scene where he pours his heart out to Bobby where he doesn´t care about the world ending if Sam is dead.
    So, I loved the emotional part but kind of meh with the plot.

    Season two is amazing. I love how it focuses a lot on the boys, especially Dean.

    Billie, since I´m restarting season 3 after Christmas, I wanna wish you, your loved ones, your collaborators and everyone who stops by this site a Merry Christmas.

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  2. Merry Christmas to you too, Anonymous, and I'm enjoying your comments. Happy new year, too!

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  3. What a great way to wrap up the season. Nearly everyone (no Jo) was here and had a part to play. Sorry to see the end of Ash and Ava as I liked both of those characters a lot.

    Agree with Billie that it's laid a very solid foundation for next season. Can't wait for the next set of discs to arrive!

    Once again, Billie, many thanks for such a great recommendation.

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  4. ChrisB, I'm loving your comments. It's always so much fun for me to see someone experiencing one of my faves for the first time.

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  5. Billie,

    My husband and I are so grateful to you for introducing us to this great show. We can't believe we missed it. We just finished Season 2 on Netflix. It was great. We can't wait for more.

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  6. Woo hoo, Suzanne! Another convert! I'm so glad you're enjoying it.

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  7. Loved the giant Devil's Trap. That was just awesome. I also thought Bobby or Ellen would bite it. Or that Bobby would turn out to be evil, because he's just so dang helpful.

    What were the ratings for season 2? This feels like a "we think we might be canceled" season finale. It wrapped things up fairly neatly.

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  8. Just caught this on reruns on TNT. I always loved this season finale. I remember when it first aired, the show was in danger of being cancelled and I just felt so satisfied after the ending. They did a perfect job of not only setting up the next season but I felt it also worked as a series finale. In case it did get cancelled. Watching it again, I felt the same way. I do so love this show!!!!!

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  9. Fun fact: in the scene with Dean's monologue over Sam's dead body, it took them a while to get through it, but not because of the emotional content. It was because Jared couldn't keep himself from moving when the camera featured his body in the shot...and because he kept farting, for some reason.

    This next part I'm not sure of, but I think I heard somewhere that they eventually had to make Jared leave the room for the close ups on Jensen, so he could get through it without laughing or breaking character.

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