Recap: Supernatural S7 Finale, “Survival of the Fittest”

SAM AND DEAN STORM SUCROCORP TO TAKE DOWN DICK ROMAN — Dean and Sam prepare for battle with Dick Roman (guest star James Patrick Stuart). Dick’s in the final phase of his plan and the Winchesters must team up with Castiel (guest star Misha Collins), Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver), Meg (guest star Rachel Miner) and Kevin (guest star Osric Chau), the prophet, to stop him. However, Dick is one of the smartest enemies they’ve ever faced so it’s a mind game to see who can keep the upper hand. Robert Singer directed the episode written by Sera Gamble.

The Ramble

Holy crap. For this totally spoiler-free fan, that ending was…. I swear they’re trying to kill me. Us. Me. I can’t even….

*rubs hands together in giddy anticipation of Season 8*

The whole 3-act play thing? Yeah, it basically played through, but then the last five minutes set up a scenario for next season that could be amazing. This is one of those times I wish I was one of those clever people who know how to do .gifs that perfectly portray their emotional reactions. *laugh* It is going to be SO HARD TO WAIT for next season!

First though, an epiphany. As of the close of this season, I’ve now been writing these Rambles (and posting them on LiveJournal) for a little over four years. Prior to that, reactions to episodes for the first 3 seasons were just emailed to a group of friends. That’s a lot of territory to cover in the Supernatural universe. *smiles* Some have been reading all along, some have dropped off along the way, and some just read as the mood strikes.

To each of you, I say a big thank you. Each time I finish a Ramble – and I hear from you – my energy for the show is renewed. I love reading your thoughts and reactions to both the show and the review. We may not always see things the same way, but we always play nice here. And I thank you for that, too. Plus, now that our show has been moved to Wednesday nights and not the end of the week, I may have more energy when it comes time to Ramble On. Also, I’ll have to get a new icon. Anyone want to volunteer to make one for next season? *grins*

Okay, so, with that, let’s get to it because…holy crap! The episode had so many of the things I really wanted, a few I didn’t know I’d like, but totally did, and one really big thing I never saw coming. Let me get the only negative things out of the way that I’ll really bother paying attention to (anything else is just hand-waving).

  1. I wish it hadn’t been quite so “talkie.” There was a sensation of a slow build, but at times it felt a little too slow. And there was a lot of attention paid to the Leviathan’s Master Plan (though, now we know a good part of what’s going to be keeping Sam busy…possibly). The action was actually quite perfect…it was just spread out a bit more than I would have liked for a finale.
  2. The Impala scene was too brief. *laugh* I know, I know. Picky much, Gaelic?

And that’s it for the negative because the end just totally blew me away. But before we get to the end, let’s start, of course, with The Road So Far and the show’s unofficial official theme, Carry On My Wayward Son. *FIST BUMPS ENTIRE FANDOM* Right before the show started, I sat forward on the couch in anticipation and when the first notes of that song came on, I shoved both hands in the air in a victory salute.

The hubs, who was walking out of the room in apparent self-preservation, paused long enough to give me a Really? look. Hell, yes, really! *laugh* The Road So Far pretty much recapped the entire season and you know what? This season had some damn good episodes. Taken as a whole, it’s been a fun ride, even if I did think the Leviathan storyline a bit on the meh side. The best part, for me, was that for the majority of the season, the boys were together – not just physically, but mentally. Once they got past Amy, even when Sam’s crazy was prevalent, they weren’t on opposite sides, keeping secrets from each other. And then when Sam was healed, their partnership took center stage.

Which is one of the things I think is going to carry them through the situation they left us with. But I’m getting ahead of myself. *focus, Gaelic*

Gaelicspirit

Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

Gaelicspirit

Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

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