Okay so we have this quote about the season 9 finale:
“Prepare for a Supernatural first and a major cliffhanger in the finale. ‘We leave our guys in a situation they’ve never faced before, which after nine seasons, it kind of narrows it down a little bit,’ supervising producer Andrew Dabb teases.”
The last episode of the season is called Do You Believe in Miracles. And there, for once, isn’t a giant looming situation that even NEEDS a miracle right now.
Now hear me out before you start yelling “HEAVEN IS CLOSED! THE MARK OF CAIN!!”
Let’s talk about Heaven first. It’s fairly obvious that Metatron is going to fail, and Gadreel is going to have a hand in that failure. Gadreel knows where the “back door” to Heaven is, and Metatron just seriously pissed him off by letting him get captured and beat senseless by the Winchesters. So Metatron is going to die/be captured at the end of the season, with or without Cas’ help.
Now, on to the Mark of Cain. I’ve said over and over that a parallel for the crypt scene makes the most sense. Imagine this scene, but with the places switched up:
That’s right: Cas laying beaten and battered on the ground as a human (which we know is possible, since Metatron said his stolen grace would “burn out”). Dean standing in the hypnotic trance, nearly killing him. He needs Cas to snap him out of it. He needs something shocking to wake him up.
What could that be?
The title of the finale is “Do You Believe in Miracles?” Like they’re talking to us, not just about the characters. Maybe they’re asking if we, the fans, believe in miracles. Because maybe we’re going to get the thing we’ve been asking for, a thing many of us would consider a miracle.
A real, honest to goodness, no way around it, Destiel kiss. That snaps Dean out of it. And that’s the last scene of the season. It has to be huge, because Andrew Dabb said, “I think once they see the last frame of the last episode, I think people are going to be incredibly excited for Season 10.”
Not only that, it gives them what they want AND what we want. We get a kiss, they get a hiatus to judge public opinion on it and write a way to explain it away on the ridiculously-tiny-small-wee-freaking-SMALL chance that they get a massive negative response.
Everyone wins. Thus, do you believe in miracles? Because I do.