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13 May 2010 @ 10:41 pm
SPN 5x22: Swan Song  
Kinda numb, but I will post my thoughts anyway.

Well, it truly was a swan song. It felt like a series finale to me. I have two reactions.

One: As a storyteller, I think this was a fantastic ending. John always wanted Dean to have a home. Dean has secretly been wanting a family since like S2. And Sam has overcome his personal demons. He overcame the darkness through the memories he had with Dean and the Impala. Both of them stayed together until the end. Family trumps all.

As much as I protest, I would have probably done something similar myself.

Two: As a viewer and fan of the show, I'm so very sad. I really wanted them to die together or make it through the end together and neither of those happened. So, I'm a bit emotional over it. I know we have sixth season ahead of us, but it doesn't mean I'm not all choked up about Sam and Dean. I hate them apart. *cries*

Makes me wonder where they will go next year. Was Chuck a prophet or was he really God? Did Sam come back or is he currently a ghost of some kind? How do they get the brothers back together next year? Do they? Does Dean play family forever now? What about Bobby's soul? What about Castiel?

For the record, I have very specific views on Dean/Lisa. I've been hesitant to share them though. And I'll probably regret doing so.

I don't think Dean is in love with Lisa. I think he is in love with the idea of having a family. He sees that in Lisa. He sees that in Ben. But I think that over time, he could grow to fall in love with her. They already care for each other. And I see that they care a great deal. I just seem to be in a minority who doesn't see them in love, but the potential for love. Therefore, I'm pretty indifferent to the pairing either way.

So they do have plenty to work with next year. Just not sure how they will play it. I just hope it's good. :)

As I said before, this has a very series finale feel to it, so I'm not sure how fannish I will be for this show anymore. I would at least like to finish my fanfic that I have started so far and my AU series. And finish up some art, if I can. Seems like a fitting end. So that makes me sad. That could be the post-SPN haze talking, though. Maybe I'll change my tune come the fall.

Awesome job, SPN. Kudos for not backing down and finishing your 5 year story arc with class.
Current Mood: sadsad
courtney !: (♣) • last time someone lookedtakeaside on May 14th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
i'm so incredibly numb right now.
first, i was sad. then, i was confused. and now, i'm just numb.
I love the idea of Chuck being God, but I hate the idea of the boys being apart.
I just...I don't even know. I can't really thinking coherently right now. I don't even know if coherently was the right word to use there!
ldyanneldyanne on May 14th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
I agree. I think Dean is in love with the idea of being in love.
Hell's Half Acre: Hughells_half_acre on May 14th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
I liked it - but I love bittersweet imperfect endings. So, it's sort of like Kripke wrote it just for me :P

I really like the fact that it felt like a series finale. When I got into the show, it was because it seemed so certain that it'd only run 5 years - and I didn't want a show that carried on forever...I really don't like shows that just go on and on. So, for me, it's absolutely perfect that this is both an ending, and an ambiguous beginning - because then it's like S6 is a bonus track to the album, not necessarily an integral part.

But, that's me. I can certainly already see that fans will be of very differing opinions when it comes to this episode.
brijeana: Strange Balloonbrijeana on May 14th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
I'm so sad and I've only been watching the show for one season so I can only imagine how you're feeling right now.

I agree that it really felt like a series finale.

I haven't seen Dean and Lisa's relationship in the past but from what I've seen your opinion of their relationship rings true. That doesn't make me indifferent though. I can see how much she loves him, and how much he needs a safe place to mourn and I love her for that.

I LOVE DEAN! Before this I liked Dean but I loved and wanted to squish Sam. But oh my goodness. When Dean told Sam that he was a man now. WOW! It was an amazing moment. I was SO UPSET when Lucifer walked away in Sam's body. Bobby and Cass had given up. But Dean! Oh Dean! Oh wonderful, beautiful Dean! He would die just to be with Sam at the end. I was punching the air and doing high kicks.

That montage. I'm tearing up again just thinking about it.
jessm78jessm78 on May 14th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
I pretty much feel the same on all of it. I'm so sad now, I'm actually crying. The last time I did that was during SG-1's finale. I can't believe it. :(

I'm pretty meh on Dean/Lisa as well.

I have no idea about Sam. I thought that he was a ghost because of the electrical disturbance. Unless he actually got brought back by God or something and that was a sign of him coming back? I'm so confused and I think it's going to be a long summer.
     Mandy: The Impalaa_phoenixdragon on May 14th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
YES to all of this...and especially on the Dean/Lisa. I'm sorry, in the end he will always go home, back to his girl - the Impala...

Jill: SPN - Don't Leave Medawnfirenight on May 14th, 2010 05:28 am (UTC)
I agree with you on Dean/Lisa - in fact, I think I discussed a similar idea after watching..."99 Problems", I think, was the episode where she showed up at the end. She just represents an ideal to him, that he wants, but that I selfishly hope he won't have, because Sam will come back and they will return to hunting and...I don't know where they'll go from there. This really could have been a series finale.
A.vella_amor_dm on May 14th, 2010 10:13 am (UTC)
it was beautiful and if that's how kripke would have ended it, i would have been okay ;) to my surprise i think season 6 has the potential to be the best yet. i have high hopes for it!

i agree with you on the Dean/Lisa front. i don't think he's IN love with her yet. i think he was IN LOVE WITH Jo but he obviously can't have her back. Lisa is a safe harbour though
A.vella_amor_dm on May 14th, 2010 10:15 am (UTC)
oh and i think that was Lucifer!Sam at the end!
Jeancontrary_lady on May 14th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
I totally agree with you about Dean/Lisa. It definitely has potential for them to fall in love, but they're not there yet. I wonder what will happen between them, though. I mean with season 6 coming up, I don't think they'll have Dean living the apple pie life & still hunting. We'll have to wait and see which direction the writers are going to go. I hate waiting!
Library Alterna-Chick ;): Jacobjedishadowolf on May 15th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
I'm totally thrilled with this episode - except for what I find to be a major plot hole as far as Sam having to drink the blood to hold Lucifer when Dean doesn't have to do anything to hold Michael - I absolutely loved the episode. I don't think Dean's in love with Lisa either. They had a fling, he still cares and even though she said Ben wasn't his I think Dean believes (and so do I) that Ben is his son. The potential for love is totally there, just depends on if Dean lets himself feel it. I'm kind of hope that was Sam's soul watching him, but I think he would've been smiling, happy for him if it was.

This would've been a near perfect series finale.