Read ahead and there may be spoilers. Proceed with caution.
Supernatural has got some of the most loyal fans in the world. The show was originally planned to last three seasons but the fans said no, we want more. The creators planned to end after five seasons and the fans said, "Really? Did you not learn from last time?". Now the show is nearing the end of it's tenth season and already renewed for an eleventh and there isn't really an end in sight.
The issue isn't the end though, it's what will happen Wednesday on the finale. Fans of the show know that Sam and Dean have separated after Sam's actions to save his brother ended in Charlie's death. It was a huge blow to fans everywhere and though we aren't over the death of the sweet, geeky Charlie, we do want to know what happens next. I, myself, will wait for the summer to lick my wounds and recover as I normally do with The Walking Dead.
Now as I binge watched old episodes on netflix I noticed a few things.
- As much as I love Castiel now, I really miss his naivety from his earlier episodes.
- I thought going back and re-watching episodes would make me like Sam more-- it didn't. He still annoys me to death (I do, however, love Jared Padalecki as an actor). I can't quite put my finger on why I dislike Sam, though I can say that I liked him much more in the earlier episodes. Maybe it's just that everything is always about Sam, I mean the angels actually went so far as to get a replacement vessel for Dean while Sam was still irreplaceable, I really tend to dislike the characters they try to force to be the likable hero (examples: Harry Potter, Frodo, Katniss Everdeen, Luke Skywalker, Emma Swan, Elena Gilbert). The closest I can get to understanding why I dislike him is that he will criticize Dean for going to extreme lengths to save him then go and do pretty much the exact same thing. Like how Sam didn't want to be brothers anymore in season 9 because of what Dean did to save him with Gadreel, now that the situation is reversed it is suddenly okay to go to extremes.
- I still have no idea if Gabriel is dead and it's the main reason I have trust issues.
- Lucifer gave the mark to Cain.
I didn't catch that the first time watching that episode but it does bring up a question-- If Lucifer gave the mark to Cain can he take it away?
The synopsis for the finale is "Dean (Jensen Ackles) makes a shocking decision regarding the Mark of Cain that would change not only his life, but Sam’s (Jared Padaleck) too. Meanwhile, Crowley (Mark Sheppard) and Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) face off and Castiel (Misha Collins) gets caught in the middle."
Now nothing there suggests Lucifer and it is probably just my hopeful thinking but Cain did say that Lucifer gave him the mark and even though Metatron admitted to not knowing how to remove the mark, something he said still stands out: "The river ends at it's source."
Well, Lucifer is the source of the mark and the writers have been known to answer the demands of the fans from time to time and the fans have been asking for Lucifer back. I know some would probably think that it would be a repeating story line but there are so many ways they could twist it that it could not only be a great season but it would also bring back a great character and answer the "What happened to Adam?" question.
Personally season 5 was my favorite but the ending to the season was kind of a letdown. The battle that the entire season built up to ended up anticlimactic and as much as I love the Chuck/God reveal, it just felt unfinished to me, like there was more to that story.
Interviews with the cast have said things like "Sam will save the day but in an unexpected way" and "There will be surprising alliances". Add that to an unconfirmed rumor I came across that there would be a "super top secret" guest star and you have a chance. Well maybe this is just a crazy fan who misses some of the better characters on the show but here's to hoping on the off chance that Lucifer will make an appearance on Wednesday night.
Are you ready for the finale? How much do you want to bet that we'll hear "Carry on Wayward Son" tomorrow night? Do you think Lucifer will make an appearance to remove the mark from Dean?