Thursday, May 17, 2018

Supernatural 13x23 "Let the Good Times Roll"

Here we are, the end of season thirteen. Can you believe it? The little show that could just keeps could-ing. That's a word, don't even.

Mark Pellegrino as Lucifer and Alexander Calvert as Jack in Supernatural 13x23 "Let the Good Times Roll"After last week's episode, everyone was back safe in our world. Or the Supernatural world, I should say, as clearly this isn't our world. Semantics! Anyway, everyone is starting to feel like they might be okay with just staying in this world since Lucifer and Michael are stuck in the other one, but we all know that's going to be short-lived, as ole Luci made a deal with Michael to make a rift and come on over, come on over, baby. So, you know, he could get his baby, aka Jack, and walk off in the sunset, or universe, as he was arguing. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

Yes, they all soon enough discover that Lucifer is back in town. And Jack is a little more receptive to him this time around, since he's feeling all guilty about hurting people and whatnot. He thinks yeah, maybe Lucifer's offer to head off into the universe at large and explore and make some lightsabers might not be such a bad idea. Of course, that becomes short-lived, because they find out that Lucifer didn't come over alone, he made a deal.

Michael comes a calling at the bunker while Jack and Lucifer are off contemplating the Milky Way. While Mary and Bobby get away with that Maggie girl (yeah, I skipped that whole storyline, whatever), Dean, Sam, and Castiel get beaten up by Michael. But Sam is able to shoot off a prayer to Jack, who does hear it and comes to their rescue. But of course Lucifer has to join in as well, and when Jack finds out about his dad's deal with Michael, he gets very angry. You're thinking oh he'll have to kill his dad, but instead Lucifer pulls out that archangel killing blade and steals some of Jack's grace with it, making him uber-powerful. He ends up absconding with Jack and Sam in a kerfuffle, leaving Dean and Cas with a powered-down Michael whose vessel is losing its mojo.

Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, Misha Collins as Castiel, Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester in Supernatural 13x23 "Let the Good Times Roll"Dean, knowing that Lucifer has Sam and Jack, but mostly Sam, ends up making what will surely be known as a rash decision - he decides to let himself be used as a vessel by Michael. You know, they haven't talked about this since around season give, but Dean is supposed to be Michael's "sword" aka his perfect vessel, and Sam is supposed to be Lucifer's. I'm not sure if Lucifer since got a special vessel, because the original version of this guy degraded, but I'm on a tangent here. The point is, Dean offers himself up to try to defeat Lucifer.

Because, yes, Lucifer is basically giving Sam and Jack a choice - either one of them kills the other, or they both die. Sam wants Jack to kill him, but Jack is determined to off himself, convinced that Sam has a better chance at defeating Lucifer. He's just starting to stab himself in the gut with the archangel blade when Dean/Michael shows up and gets to beating up Lucifer, with a lot of air acrobatics that just look goofy. It looks like Dean/Michael isn't going to succeed, but then Sam tosses him the archangel blade at just the right moment and BAM. Lucifer gets it in the gut.... and we finally, just maybe, have a true death of Lucifer, angel wings burned into the ground and all.

Everyone has just enough time to celebrate for a few minute before Michael makes his presence known and promptly takes over Dean's body, because duh. Obviously once he was inside he wasn't just going to leave it easily. And the show ends on one of the most hokey still frames with a slight zoom in I have ever seen of Dean strolling down the street in what I can only call a grandpa or possibly hipster cap, his eyes glowing all Michael blue. I straight up cackled at that shot, my goodness.

And that's where things are to end the season. Ciao bellas... until season fourteen.

Random Thoughts:

- The intro to the recap was a lot of fun, with Rowena saying isn't there music and then Kansas rolling in.

- Honestly, they could have at least addressed the whole vessel thing at some point before it just suddenly became important in the finale. That was basically the whole point of season five, you know?

- I didn't really think of this before, but would Mary have known Bobby? I feel like... no. John met him after she died, and he's not that much older than her for him to have been a hunter back when she was growing up. Unless I just am silly and she didn't know him? But I feel like she did? It doesn't matter, really.

- Are you happy to see Lucifer gone? I mean, finally. They've only been fighting that villain for years.


Bobby: And you call where we come from Apocalypse World?

Castiel: They're talking about whether Kylie Jenner would make a good mother. I can sense this doesn't help.

Mary: That's trouble.
Bobby: Ginger trouble. The worst kind.

Sam: You're talking about retiring? You?
Dean: If I knew the world was safe, hell yeah. You know why? 'Cause we frickin' earned it.

Jack: He's here to help.
Bobby: He is?
Lucifer: You know it, Longmire.

Dean: Well, as Shakespeare once said... eat me, dick bag.

Lucifer: I'm thinking fire-breathing dragons, sassy-talking robots.

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