Note: The following review goes into detail about the episode. SPOILER ALERT!
After an incredibly impressive nine seasons on the air, “Supernatural” has undoubtedly shown signs of its age over the last couple of years. We’ve had a few uninspiring plotlines and the occasional dud of an episode, and a general consensus amongst fans is that the show may have been better off ending after its originally planned five-year run. The thing is though, unlike other shows, “Supernatural” has never really descended into really terrible territory, and it has remained a completely enjoyable show. Over these last few seasons we’ve had plenty of memorable moments and when the show fires on all cylinders it can still produce fantastic episodes. Not only was “Do You Believe in Miracles” one of these episodes, it shook the very foundation of the show and threw in one of the biggest game changing plot twists any show has done in recent years.
That ending was freaking phenomenal. Sam and Dean have died a hell of a lot of times over the years, but watching Dean slowly die in Sam’s arms after getting stabbed by Metatron was still heartbreaking to watch. With Castiel around along with Crowley in the mix, it was safe to assume that Dean wouldn’t remain dead for long, but then we got thrown the mother of all curveballs. With Sam scrambling around to summon Crowley so he could bring Dean back to life, we caught up with the King of Hell already at Dean’s side. At first it seemed like Crowley’s humanity may cause him to resurrect Dean but the more he talked about Dean and the Mark of Cain, the more the viewers at home will have leaned forward on the edge of their chairs. And then it happened: Dean’s eyelids flashed open to reveal a chilling pair of black eyes underneath!
This is absolutely massive now, and fits in perfectly with the little parallel we’ve witnessed between Dean this season and Sam under the influence of demon blood back in the earlier ones. The Mark of Cain didn’t just pop a demon into Dean’s body, it actually turned Dean into a demon himself. A simple exorcism won’t do the trick here, and we’ll have to assume the technique they used on Crowley last season won’t be a quick and easy fix for this either. Dean has lived his whole life hating Demons but now finds himself changed into one. His reaction is going to be interesting to say the very least, but will he retain anything that makes Dean who he is? Could we perhaps be setting ourselves up for a Sam vs Dean final showdown in the potential series finale? Boy I can’t wait to find out.
The rest of the episode was chock full of great material here too. Metatron set about obtaining the worship of humanity by heading down to Earth and posing as a miracle granting homeless man called Marv. Metatron’s been a great villain to have around this year. He’s been different from the majority of the “big bads” the show has had over the seasons but just as powerful. Watching him fool the humans around him while getting so easily frustrated by that random opposing angel was pretty damn amusing. He proved in his fight with Dean just how powerful he was as he beat the ever loving crap out of him, and then of course actually killed him.
Castiel and Gadreel were a great pairing to watch as they attempted to sneak into heaven to destroy the source of Metatron’s power: the Angel tablet. Unfortunately, their plan was doomed to fail and they ended up stuck in “angel prison” where Gadreel had spent thousands of years. Gadreel has been a good addition to the show this season, as he proved to be an interesting semi-villain before eventually redeeming himself. It’s a shame his redemption came in the form of self-sacrifice as I would have liked to see him again, but it was a fitting way for his story to end. Castiel defeating Metatron with the simple use of a turned on microphone was absolutely perfect too. After all of Metatron’s planning, it just felt right that something so small would be his undoing.
Damn, I’m still buzzing after that twist! The ramifications that will have on the future of the show is sure to be absolutely colossal now heading into the tenth season. So many questions have to be answered: what will demon Dean (Deanmon?) be like? Will he run off with Crowley? How is Sam going to react to all this, or Cas? Will things ever be the same again? As for that last question, I have a feeling the answer is a firm “no.” One thing’s for certain, it’s going to be a long wait until we find out. Let’s hope Season 10 can pick up where this marvellous season finale has left off and deliver something incredible.
How did you react to the twist? What are you hopes for Season 10? Let us know in the comments below.
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