The Morning After

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!

THEN:  The flashback shows Adam (who was really a ghoul taking on his body and memories) calling the Winchesters and introducing himself, Cas calling Michael/Adam "Assbutt" and setting him on fire, Sam pulling Michael/Adam into the chasm into hell.  We see potential futures of demonic Dean attacking Sam, the God-wound, Eileen being brought back to life, Chuck typing the words, "Supernatural:  The End," and one of the Winchesters asking, "How are we supposed to fight God?"

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"

Everything we know about the mid-season finale for Supernatural season 15.

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. 

I love love loved this episode. I grinned through it, even though it was quite heavy, emotionally. I have many thoughts and feelings, so here we go.

Before I get into the plot or character stuff, I need to express how happy it made me see Christian Kane. I've been a fan for years; since I started watching his show Leverage, and I knew he and Jensen were friends, but it made me grin like a lune to see him on-screen on this wonderful show. It also thrilled me to hear his music being used on the show. The song that was used when Dean pulled into Swayze's and walked in was Christian's song, "The House Rules." He's a fabulous singer, as the episode so wonderfully showed, and his album is a favorite of mine. I hope he has more music coming out soon.

Now, onto the episode.

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.