By Kaylynn Kasandra
They say if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. And we see how true that is in this episode in more than one way. It was far too easy for the Winchester boys to find what they thought was their solution. But being the 300th episode, I figured it would be special in some way. And honestly, I loved the family reunion. Even if it was short lived and ended on a very depressing note.
I loved the idea that they had to have the guys rob the crooked pawn store owner at the beginning of the episode. All the occult items they received will definitely come in handy I’m sure. But, Sam and Dean were pretty silly to think that the pearl that grants wishes would be successful in helping them with their Michael issue. It wasn’t so surprising to see Dean’s true desire was to see his parents together again, and to have his family whole.
It was a sweet gesture to the longtime fans of the show to once again bring their dad back. Even if he did come back as a total softy. But I suppose seeing your dead wife will do that to ya. I can’t lie though, seeing Mary and him kiss my first thought went to Bobby. I mean, it seemed like he and Mary had a thing going on, so was kissing her husband cheating? I guess we shall never know. Unless, of course they decide to address that, which I don’t see happening.
Being such a big fan of Castiel, it wasn’t too fun seeing him be the mean guy in this episode. Of course, the guys weren’t too keen on it either. I’m just happy Sam is the nerd he is, or else they wouldn’t have been able to fix the timeline in time. And seeing how nerdy Sam would be in that timeline… yikes. Of course Dean remained a badass even in the alternate timeline. I’m sure that I am not the only one who wasn’t surprised by that.
I’m just glad this episode didn’t go down the super cheesy road it could have gone down. It was the perfect amount of nostalgia while still addressing the major plot. I get quite annoyed when they go an episode or more without ever even mentioning the dilemma of the season.
I just hope next week we will be able to see more action. I mean, the fight with Cas was okay, and killing John Wayne Gacy’s ghost was cool too, but I want more end of the world type stuff.
It was cool how the episode ended though. It brought us back to a scene from when their dad was still alive. And apparently he did remember seeing them, he just thought it was a dream. I thought that was a nice touch. I feel like this show is really good about small details like that. I’m looking forward to seeing more Michael stuff next month, and hopefully more Nick, since he is the closest we will get to Lucifer. I guess I will have to wait and see if I get my wish.
Written by Kaylynn Kasandra. Awkward hippie who enjoys helping people, creating things, reading, sci-fi, fantasy, and Thor. Find more from her at http://www.youtube.com/c/tiedyesmurf