Supernatural: Season 7, Episode 23

Survival of the Fittest (18 May 2012)

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Sam and Dean make a plan to storm Dick's company building and kill him once and for all, with help from Castiel and Meg. Providing Bobby doesn't get to Dick first.



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Episode cast overview:
Crowley (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Royce / Leviathan


Dick Roman summons Crowley and makes a deal with the demon, asking him to give blood from a common demon to the Winchester brothers instead of his own. Meanwhile Dean and Sam get the bone of a nun and they just need Crowleys blood to prepare the weapon to vanquish Dick Roman. Dean and Sam also burn Bobby's flask so his ghost can rest in peace. EWen Crowley arrives, he tells his agreement with Dick to Dean and Sam and gives sample of his blood. Is Crowley betraying Dick Roman or the Winchester brothers? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This finale, like all the season finales since season 2, features the song "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas. The first chorus, first verse and second chorus of the song are usually used, with the "Road So Far" montage ending on the last line of the second chorus. However this finale is the first (and only finale so far) to add the bridge of the song. The lyrics of the bridge are: "Carry on/ You will always remember/ Carry on/ Nothing equals the splendor/ Now your life's no longer empty/ Surely Heaven waits for you". After the bridge the chorus plays one more time. This makes the season 7 finale montage the longest in the series. See more »


While "Get Your Motor Running" is playing in the background, and the Impala is driving toward SucroCorp to begin the raid, two people can be seen riding in the car. However, after the Impala crashes into the company sign, only Meg emerges. See more »


Crowley: Castiel. When last we spoke, you, well, enslaved me. I'm confused. Why aren't you dead?
Castiel: I... don't know.
Crowley: Well, you want to be? 'Cause I can help with that.
Dean Winchester: All right, enough.
Crowley: It's enough when I say. I came here to help you. I've found out you've been lying to me, harboring an angel, and not just *any* angel - the one angel I most want to crush between my teeth.
Meg: Oh, so you can crush angels now, huh?
Crowley: You bore me. You know that? You have no sense of poetry.
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10 August 2013 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

This season wasn't perfect - we lost Impala for the most of the season, then Bobby (in this episode once and for all), new member Frank...and I 'm afraid we lost the villains with no style at all.

Crowley becomes the King No1 - no enemies on the road; Sam stands alone, Castiel and Dean in Purgatory. Kevin with the King and...Meg on the same place.

Very bad finale - it didn't have enough juice to catch the attention. Leviathans were so be killed by a bone...Bobby vanished like the writers forgot on him and then realized they have to do something with him...Do they realize that this character was there since the beginning? Writers, you torture us - you gave us some great nostalgic episodes and then bring the "tablet" thing, Castiel again on the feet (seriously again rescued and no one bothers to explain WHY and WHO - God is out of the game?!...) and you had to let Winchesters trust the demons again...I'm really disappointed..Out of ideas? Deus ex machina celebrates...

For me as a fan there is a very problematic scene...Would've Dean confided Meg his BABY??? ...When this is the end of the season and a beginning of the eighth season, I'm afraid I have to sing I See A Bad Moon Rising again...

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