So I don't think we can doubt that the PTB at Supernatural love their fans. They gave us everything. Yes, there was action and plotty things that moved our little apocalypse along. But mostly this show was a love letter to the fans. Because let's face it, they gave us everything. EVERYTHING. (well except the actual smexing and hugging but still) First of all they are equal opportunity shipping lovers. Because EVERY ship got some action. EVERY SHIP PEOPLE. (rolling on ground laughing here)
1. The Wincest Ship - Erotically co-dependent? Hee! Aw Zach you're all jealous and stuff aren't you? That was very shippy and I have no doubt is leading to tons of squee in wincest land.
2. The Lisa/Dean Ship - Aww, Sam knew where you were going Dean. That lends a little credence to the fact that Dean must have mentioned his little instafamily fantasy.
3. Dean/Cas - Oh baby. That was one motherload of shipping. The wall slamming, the gave up everything for you, part 2 lines, the pissed off lover's attitude Cas had the entire episode, the eyefucking back in full force, the wink, the lines.
"The last time someone looked at me like that I got laid."
Not to mention angry papers - credit tracy_loo_hoo - Cas was totally wing flouncing, the bare chest of Cas all bloody and hot, and complete to the umf BAMF Cas.
Moving beyond shipping, I loved, loved, loved how they fixed this. Sam! Hey Sam! Way to be the most awesome little brother ever. Awwwwwwww. And Dean! Hey Dean! Way to find yourself in the nick of time. Awwww. I don't wincest but I do ship family and they were so great at the end. Loved every moment they talked. Sammy is all grown up isn't he? We need to have a graduation party or something. Just awwwwwww.
So the big sacrifice was a little underwhelming I must admit. I loved watching sneaky, badass Cas but maybe I've read too many fic because I was all this is it? But still loving it. Last night I was worried about Cas but I do think, especially after all that, that they wouldn't just have him be dead. Cas has survived angelbegone moments before. Especially with Dean's we'll get him at the end. I have to keep reminding myself of Misha's contract and how PTB really don't enjoy paying people for nothing and stop worrying. Sorry squeemonster for dumping my worry fears on you.
Adam was snarky and I loved the scene with Bobby which Jim Beaver nailed. And the opening scene in the hotel room with Dean packing away his leather jacket, impala keys, gun and writing his goodbye letter was so sad. And then Sam was there and was awesome and of course he brought Cas. (hugs Team Free Will. Hugs them hard.)
Zach was a great, great villain and kudos to Kurt Fuller for being so memorable. Loved his opening hissy fit and great final view cinematographers of the wings. And zimsham I kept looking at the lights. Oh the lights, the lights. Especially right before the wall slamming. I was all I know what that red light means. I do, I do.
In conclusion Kripke, Carver, we love you too. We really do. Some of us are willing to marry you and have your babies for giving us so much. Just don't kill off my angel this year and we're good forever.
Off to read the many, many commentaries and squee and flail around with everyone. Guys Cas and Deans lips were so close.