Finally! A myth arc episode! While I enjoy Supernatural’s lighter episodes, I am drawn to the deeper story, i.e. the mythology, the relationships between the characters, and whatever big stakes, supernatural battle is currently being fought by Sam, Dean and Castiel. “Our Father Who Aren’t In Heaven” (OFWAIH) delivered on all those fronts with an outstanding character study of Adam and Michael leading the way. Superbly directly by Richard Speight, Jr. with intricate stage sets by Jerry Wanek’s team, this story was visually, intellectually and emotionally interesting. Let’s get started!
NOW: The Lucky Elephant Casino is bright and cheerful, though one inebriated customer has apparently passed out leaning on the bar. But then there's another sprawled body, then another. A frightened cocktail waitress in fishnet stockings and high heels delicately steps through the carnage. She's holding herself tightly in control, though she's obviously shaking with terror. A tray with a fancy drink with an umbrella is balanced on her hand as she approaches the slot machines. Someone is pulling the crank; three pink elephants roll up; coins rattle out into the overflowing tray. The waitress breathes deep and approaches the customer. It's Chuck. He looks over his shoulder at her. "You went easy on the rum this time?" he asks, then adds darkly. "You don't want to see me cranky." He yanks the umbrella out of the glass and tosses it aside. The waitress tries to smile.
SUPERNATURAL: "Our Father, Who Aren't in Heaven"
As these final episodes air, there’s a nagging question that keeps coming up. How would I like the show to end? I know that the end is truly not the end. The story can carry on with limited series runs in the future like “The X-Files” or “Gilmore Girls,” or through a movie like “Firefly,” then there’s the countless fan fiction that will push the story on for years. But if it was me setting up this ending, what would I want to see? After watching this week’s episode, I found an answer that surprised myself.
If “Last Call” were a latte, it would have a whole lot of froth on the top and a little, very dark espresso on the bottom. This episode was a curious mix of fun and brutal reality, finally leaving us in a position to move forward, with seemingly everyone on board in knowing the key information.
Let’s break it down.
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