Review: Supernatural Episode “Sacrifice”
Cast: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins
Genre: Sci-Fi I Drama
The ending came and the angels fell. The CW’s Supernatural season 8 finale aired on May 15th at 8 p.m. with fans’ eyes glued to the television screen with one question hanging over their heads will the gates of hell be closed…forever.
Episode Synopsis: In the finale, Dean and Sam take Crowley hostage in order to complete the third and final trial in closing the gates of hell for good. Castiel is continuing with his trials that, once completed, will lock up Heaven and the angels.
Best Moment: The moment, which out shined all the others Sam and Dean’s heartfelt brotherly moment. The show is known for its’ as Dean would put it, “Chick flick” scenes. However, Sam excelled in this scene, and his acting skills were truly top notch. This scene is before the final moments of the episode, in which Sam confesses to Dean his biggest sin, “You want to know what I confessed in there? What my greatest sin was? It was how many times I let you down. I can’t do that again. What happens when you’ve decided I can’t be trusted again? Who are you gonna turn to next time instead of me? Another angel? Another vampire? Do you have any idea what it feels like to watch your brother…” It was actually the best writing Sam has gotten all season.
Best Line: There were two scenes that had classic Supernatural comedic lines. The first is when Sam gets Dean thoughts on what he should say in the confessional. Being the wiser older brother he is Dean remarks “I’d start with Ruby. Killing Lilith, letting Lucifer out. Losing your soul. Not looking for me when I went to Purgatory.” The next was a typical Cas moment, while in order to get Cupids bow he takes a strange approach in helping a bartender find love. Being Cas he bluntly asks the man “Would you say that you’re looking for a partner in crime? Or someone who’s into nurse roleplay and light domination?”
To Sum It All Up: Overall I had mixed feelings about the episode. The whole episode seemed very anticlimactic. This entire season was all about closing the gates of hell and for an episode called “Sacrifice” there was not much of that happening. Also, Castiel seems to keep making the wrong choice and finally paid the ultimate price, his grace. In short the gates of hell remain unlocked, Sam is on the brick of death and the angels fallen to earth with no ways of returning to Heaven. There seem to be a lot of plots going on at the same time. The writers are going to have to find away to combine all these storylines together in order to make twenty-three diverse and interesting episode.
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