'Supernatural' Finale Recap: Apocalypse Now! (Page 1/5)
'Supernatural' Finale Recap: Apocalypse Now! (Page 1/5)
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
It's here, the Apocalypse on Supernatural.  From the start creator Eric Kripke promised a five-year plan, and this episode, "Swan Song," will end that plan.  Sure, the show's been renewed for a sixth season, but writer and producer Sera Gamble will take over as showrunner, and while Kripke will stick around in some capacity, this is the last Supernatural with him in charge.

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And an ending is exactly what we get, with one major twist added in that will leave fans confused for the entire summer before Supernatural is back for season 6.  But let's start at the beginning.

A season finale means an awesome montage of "The Road So Far" to "Carry On My Wayward Son," which is the best thing Supernatural does every year.  Back in the present, we find Chuck Shurley narrating the history of automobiles.  It's all leading up to the 1967 Chevy Impala, which he calls the most important object in the history of the world.  I completely agree.

Back in the present, Sam and Dean share a beer and their feelings.  Dean explains that he's always defined himself as Sam's big brother, his protector, but now that Sam is an overgrown man, he needs to let go.  So Dean agrees to Sam's plan to say "Yes" to Lucifer.

The Winchesters, Castiel and Bobby go out to collect gallons of demon blood to fortify Sam so he can accept Lucifer.  Bobby goes through his research and when Dean hears about omens in Detroit, he knows that's where it will all go down because of what Future Sam told him in "The End."

On the car ride to Detroit, Cas sleeps, which is unusual since angels don't sleep.  Sam makes Dean promise that he won't try to bring him back after he jumps into the pit.  Sam is a smart guy, because he knows Dean will instantly try to find a way to save his brother.  After some opposition, Dean agrees.

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