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The Road So Far: Lebanon

I know I skipped 2, but to be honest, they weren’t that great anyway. It was a lot of the same shit and the self-hatred and self-sacrificing shit that we see every season from at least one of the Winchesters, mainly Dean.

But I couldn’t not review the 300th episode. It would be a sin. So here I am, literally writing this minutes after the premiere. (Or in the case of this intro before the cut, 45 minutes before the premiere. AAHHH!)

Will I love it? Will I hate it? Is John Winchester still an ass??

Let’s find out below the cut!

Before proceeding, read my spoiler warning here and proceed with caution.

I thought that this was going to be a full light hearted fan-service episode, similar to the 200th, which was named ‘Fan Fiction’ in honor of the fans.

Oh no. This one made me EMOTIONAL.

As Supernatural typically does. But worse.

Ever since the explosion at the end of the last episode where Sam punches Dean (drunkenly), they’re fixated on finding a way to get rid of Michael more than ever, so they’re researching a lot at their bunker and they go out to Lebanon, Kansas and are hunting monsters, as per the usual.

I thought this was gonna be a weird fourth wall break episode when a group of teenagers started talking about monsters and people who hunt them, and then Sam and Dean pull up in front of the movie theater and they go “That’s them!”, but then I discovered that I guess a select few people end up knowing in the town because its so small. Or at least, that’s my assumption.

Anyway, a teenage girl steals the Impala and they go on a wild goose chase to find it and then a killer clown tries to kill them, and the teenagers find out they are real and hunt monsters.

Then they decide to test out some pearl that is “supposed to give you your heart’s desire”, and since Dean’s is to get Michael out of him – or so he thinks – they try it out.

And then John Winchester reappears instead and tries to beat the shit out of them because he’s the worlds best father, right?

We find out that Dean’s heart’s desire is actually for his whole family to be together as a whole for once in his life, now that Mary is back and all, and they get it. But not without a price.

But first – John and Mary reuniting made me bawl my eyes out and then laugh hysterically. It made me bawl cause it was EMOTIONAL and then laugh cause they started makin’ out and Sam and Dean kind of awkwardly snuck out of the room.

Now back to the price thing.

Meddling with time is never good – especially in this show. Because John came back for this, Dean is now on the Most Wanted List (again, but more for real this time) and Sam is a motivational speaker or something. So they’re not themselves.

And Castiel is back to the way he was when we first met him and Zachariah was back for 5 minutes before Dean killed him. But Castiel tried killing Dean (which Misha probably loved) before Sam banished him.

Then we got emotional again as they knew that they had to send John back to where he came from.

It was a rollercoaster, John was upset, Mary cried, Dean cried, Sam cried, I cried. Everyone was crying basically, and it only got worse when it came time to destroy the pearl and send John back to heaven.

John doesn’t seem to remember any of it, at least from what we could tell in the end scene, but everyone else remembers everything – meaning Sam, Dean and Mary. Castiel walks in like normal and is confused.

This episode wrecked me. I’m so happy it wasn’t a self-hatred party or any of the usual tropes they go with – it was the Winchesters happy, but still having to do their job in the end, no matter how painful it is. It was emotional and I already want to watch it again and again.

Overall one of the best episodes in a while, by far. It was a good nice break from the regular chaos that is happening in the show to have something a little more light hearted (not that the episode was that, but compared to the rest…).

If you’re a Supernatural watcher let me know what you think down below! I’d be interested to see what you thought!

Until next time!


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