I'm with you on the most brilliant thing, and totally expect Dabb to bring back Cas (and possibly Rowena or Crowley) in an epic way, but my god it was a risky move on his part - either very brave or very stupid - because he's got to know that this will be the tipping point for a lot of people to quit the show. I can only assume whatever he's got up his sleeve is worth the risk.
Yeah. I have a feeling he knows all of this. And knows what sitting at SDCC in July is gonna be like, and he’s still gonna be looking like the cat who swallowed the canary.
Because ALL of this, every last bit of it, still plays beat by beat to the long-game speculation that a bunch of us have been yelling about since before s11 started.
And yeah, he chose the absolute most brutal path, but heck… I’ve said like nine times this season that if he actually pulls off what I think he’s trying to do– which is subverting the entire original 10 seasons of the series– then this is a pretty freaking direct way to go about it.
So honestly? This is how I see 12.23 as “the most meta finale ever,” because it basically confirms all the meta. They are going there, they are doing that.
They’ve gone back to Mary’s deal with Azazel and shown us what the world would’ve been like if she HADN’T made that deal, and they even pushed her and Lucifer through the portal into that dimension… so she spent so much of s11 running away from the guilt of having made that decision, and now she gets it hammered home that it might’ve hurt and been terrible, but HECK IT WAS BETTER THAN THE ALTERNATIVE.
I dare ANYONE to tell me that Mary was “selfish” for making that deal. S11 has truly unraveled that ENTIRE original story for us.
And it’s left us with Dean kneeling over Cas, not caring about anything else in the world… including the nephilim.
And SAM RECOGNIZED THIS and ran off to take care of that himself.
Because Sam finally recognized just what Cas is to Dean. It’s the same thing that Jess was to him. I mean heck, they even paralleled the scene from the end of 1.01 where Dean drags Sam away from his burning house, having Sam drag Dean away through the portal instead of letting him run after Cas…
And that’s really the big loss that Sam’s been dealing with since the pilot episode. He gets it now.
But of course he thinks it’s too late…
And honestly, I don’t think Dabb is an idiot. He knows what he’s doing.
(caveat just in case Dabb IS an idiot, and I have been deceived, I am sharpening my pitchfork along with the rest of y’all… but really, I think he knows the story he is telling here…)
More telling than Dabb’s reaction at comicon this summer? The reactions of the rest of the cast. I have a feeling it’s gonna be very different from the reaction to Charlie.
Gah, I have too much going on about these episodes. I’m afraid I’m gonna be spitting out meta-relevant bits like this in all my replies for a while…But current mood: