So I saw some people last night on my dash (rightly) upset about the fact that while we had all of these Supernatural/Human pairings this season and they were all clear parallels to a Dean/Cas endgame, there was really no “resolution at the end”. There was nothing to tie all those pretty little side parallels together. In other words, the C plot was left hanging at the end of the Season. Man, that’s gotta be infuriating, right? I mean, all this time, all these human/creature crosses, and then nothing? How meaningless.
Or is it? Is it really just left to “bad writing”? Or are we gearing up for something bigger, something that needs to take steps to be shown, because of the nature of things? What’s going on with all these supernatural pairings that keep cropping up in the show?
apparently - and I say this because I, too, hadn’t fully understood that - he actually meant THREE YEAR PLAN
yes, the C plot was left hanging
there was no resolution of it in the end
because it WASN’T the end
many elements of the season didn’t have closure
because they WERE NOT SUPPOSED to come to full circle within the season
as I get it now, this was PART ONE OF THREE of a super-season
this has been a PSA
…and miles to go before I sleep
Happy Season 8 Finale
Imagine if Cas Fell and had trouble sleeping so Dean sang ‘Hey Jude’ to him.
Seasons ending in pain. All of them.
crying because of the S4/S8 parallels
Dean and Sam watching Lucifer rise/the angels Fall
ah ha ha ha sob
Or, how the narrative structure of season eight relates to fairy tale archetypes, and what this means for the future of Dean and Castiel’s relationship.
What are the odds? What are the odds the writers have decided to take 7 years of established canon and just throw it out the window because fuck continuity who needs it. Versus the odds of the writers intentionally messing with continuity as a literary device.
I need to know this. Because now…
As of the last episode the odds of “crap writing from a whole team of writers” at this point are extremely low. The “canon errors” must be part of the twist at this point. Sorry, but I refuse to believe Ben Edlund of all people forgot about the damn Grand Canyon thing when it has been mention NUMEROUS times before (in some of his own episodes if I remember correctly). If that wasn’t the biggest red flag EVER, I don’t know what else to tell everyone. Whatever Jeremy Carver has been doing is very risky and everyone has noticed, which I think is going to make the finale that much more shocking. Russ Hamilton (who has been with the show since the beginning) didn’t call it the greatest finale the show’s ever had for nothing. With the last episode confirming Crowley has angels on the payroll now, I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t have some “time manipulation” at play here. A season full of THIS MUCH “sloppy writing” and “canon issues”? Sorry not buying it.
I KNOW, RIGHT???????
These writers are not stupid and they’re not hacks. There’s been a point to all those “something isn’t right, here” moments, all those things people have been decrying as continuity errors or carelessness, since the beginning. The odds of “crap writing” from the writing staff as a whole this season has always been negligible.
Did anyone else watch the show Primeval? It was a BBC show about time anomalies and at least once they changed the past and when the returned to their timeline it was changed, or rather the people they knew were different people and the world was askew from what it had been. I don’t think they had the idea of a multi-verse in the series, it seemed more alt timeline than alt universe.
Fringe is show that used the idea of alternate universes to play with who the characters are when the world around them is changed. It explored different characters played by the same people, but different because their world was different.
The Star Trek reboot has a little bit of both concepts - it’s a parallel universe that was already somewhat different from the TOS universe, but when TOS Spock entered their universe’s past, he also changed the timeline.
I only mention all these shows because I think it would be beyond fascinating it SPN is doing their own version. But is it only Sam resonating between parallel universes (which I really like, but would imply only he is different this season) or Cas as well - is is a matter of perspective that Anna saw him as a good soldier always following orders while Naomi views him as constantly rebelling? And Dean - he’s been different himself since he got out of Purgatory, more comfortable in his own skin, more open to monsters being good guys too. Maybe he changed, that’s been my assumption, but what if he’s also not the Dean we’ve known?
But now for my new theory. Throughout this season even before Sam started resonating, there have been a lot of odd things that haven’t added up. At various times I’ve speculated Djinn vs mental breakdown vs dream sequence, but as of now I’m starting to think we’re going SPN multi-verse and the Sam&Dean&Cas we knew up through S7 may not be around anymore, or at least we haven’t been watching them this season. And that… could be very interesting. In the French Kiss, Balthazar put them in a pocket universe for safe keeping, but that implies there are multiple universes out there if an angel can create one simply for protecting 2 guys. In My Heart Will Go On, we saw what appeared to be an alt timeline where the Titanic didn’t sink, but that was Balthazar again and it introduced the concept of the Fates (which could be another possibility at work actually). The point is - angels can create alt universes and timelines for specific purposes, but there are always little quirks that give them away to viewers - and in a way isn’t that what we’ve been seeing? What if this is Cas’ alt universe, or Metatron’s or Naomi’s? What if the tablets don’t actually open or close gates, but open and close doors back to the “real” universe or between multiple universes? I don’t know really, it’s just something that makes sense to me.
I like this bit of wild speculation, but fear it may become a little complex for most…? And yes, Fringe did it well (though I haven’t seen the past 2 seasons). It’s a bold move for Carver to weave the reboot into existing canon. I’m excited for it and pray it doesn’t blow up in his face.
DrSilverfish adds: Loving the multiverse speculation.
Some interesting questions are 1) Why did Naomi rescue Cas from Purgatory (but only after Dean escaped) if he’s such a rebellious pain in the ass? 2) Was Riot really just a dog or was he a shape-shifter? 3) Why was it so comparatively easy for Sam to get in and out of Hell? 4) What were Crowley and Naomi up to in Mesopotamia? 5) Was Ellie (so much Dean’s former type on paper) an intended honey-trap distraction, to makes sure it was Sam who killed the Hell-hound and took on the trials? 6) What is the price for closing the gates of Hell?
I don’t think we’re in another universe, but I do think someone has been messing with perception in this one…
We already know that Naomi can mess with angel’s memories and “reset” them, alter not only their behavior but their actual memories, right? Sam was going on and on and on about going to the Grand Canyon, something that Dean has said before that they’ve never done.
Either they’ve really dropped the ball on continuity, or Edlund and Carver are about to blow our fucking minds.
Destiel is already canon.
JUST NO ONE REMEMBERS.
4x01 and 8x01
Sam’s explanations for the state of the Impala on the various occasions that Dean comes back from the dead.
…various occasions that Dean comes back from the dead.
I’m not crying