Like the Winchester brothers, Supernatural is that show that just will not die. Last week Supernatural aired it’s 300th episode and has just been renewed for it’s 15th season thereby confirming that this will be the show to outlive us all. There are only 6 shows currently airing that have over 300 episodes: Criminal Minds, Family Guy, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, Law & Order: SVU and The Simpsons which comes in at a whopping 651 episodes.
Every year I am pleasantly surprised when Supernatural is renewed again, I mean how much more can these poor boys possibly take? At this point I am still watching because I have spent 14 seasons watching and I may as well stick it out till the end now.
But in all honesty, I don’t know what I will do when they eventually cancel this show and I love these boys so much and I really want them to have a happy ending. It’s been a part of my TV viewing for the longest time and what is the world without Sam and Dean Winchester? Bleak, that’s what.
I think that’s a very big reason that this show is still going, these characters are LOVED like family members and at the end of the day despite all the crap with angels, demons and other supernatural beasties, Supernatural is a show about family. I mean, the fandom is even called SPN Family. So it’s no surprise that this is what it’s 300th was centred around.
So how did the 300th episode measure up?
It’s a family reunion
In an attempt to rid Dean from Michael, who was locked in a corner of his mind, the boys come across a MacGuffin that grants the person holding it their deepest wish so of course they think to use it to get rid of old Michael who is just making one hell of a noise up in Dean’s head.
But instead, they pull John Winchester all the way from 2003 (3 years before he dies) for a little family reunion. Who let’s be honest is looking a little worse for wear. But nonetheless there are hugs and tears and apologies.
And while John is happy but surprised to find Sam and Dean in the bunker, when Mary walks into the room is when my water works started. Because, you guys, he thought she was dead!
And while Sam suspects shenanigans, Dean just wants one goddamn family meal together. You see, because as much as he wants Michael out of his noggin, he also just really, really wants his family whole and who can blame him. They’ve been through a lot! I think this is all I’ve ever wanted for the Winchester Boys. For them to be happy.
Anyway, Sam and Dean go out for dinner supplies and the town of Lebanon (where the bunker is based) doesn’t seem to remember them at all. Dean’s first inkling is when his local barman doesn’t know who he is and Sam sees a wanted poster for Dean on the post office window. Dean’s done a little Googling and turns that dragging John from 2003 means that the reality was changed and Sam now runs a law firm and has TED talks online.
It’s hilarious and one of the things that Supernatural does so well is the humour. Among the madness and seriousness of their current situation, it injects these moments of humour and makes us love these characters more.
So they have to send John back or turn into TED Talk Sam and Wanted Man Dean. But not before having a run in with our old frenemy Zacharia and a Castiel who’s never met the Winchester brothers. He’s just a good old Soldier of the Lord who does what he’s told.
So they have their family dinner and I’d like to think that the director simply let the camera run while the actors ate, laughed and just caught up with each other. And when their time’s up and goodbyes are said, Sam crushes the MacGuffin and John wakes up in the Impala thinking it had all been a really nice dream.
I liked this episode because the boys were happy for once but as always they’re left with the sads. However, I did expect more by the way they were hyping it up weeks before it’s air date. The whole thing with Castiel and Zachariah was such an aside because “who was messing with time”? But also why would Zachariah ask a bunch of mortals like they would even know WTF he’s even talking about? Anyway, that was weird because the boys would’ve put the whole thing right without this incident.
It was a milestone episode for Supernatural, which means there’s usually some fan service but I don’t mind that at all because I am the audience and they do it well. I’m glad the boys got this closure with John but I really just wanted the episode to have more substance.
Dean: A serial killer clown, I mean this is like the best worst thing that’s ever happened to you, because you love serial killers and hate clowns.
Hahahaha, I love when they make fun of Sam for being scared of clowns. He can face all the monsters but draws the line at clowns.
Dean: Basically, uh, if you don’t go back, Sam never gets back into the life, um, and Mom, she, uh…
Dean: Well, without everything that we did — with God, The Darkness — she never comes back. Sam thinks that she’ll just fade away.
John: Okay. I mean, me versus your mom? That’s — That’s not even a choice.
Shame, I felt so bad for John in this moment but we all know it’s true.
John: My girl. I miss you so damn much.
Mary: Me too.
John: You two. You take care of each other.
Sam: We always do.
Dean: Good to see you, Dad.
John: I am so proud of you boys. I love you both so much.
Dean: I love you, too.
Guys, I cried so junk here! My booooyyyys!
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