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 »


Castiel: Please, accept this sandwich as a gesture of solidarity.
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References Family Guy (1999) See more »

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A great season final
21 May 2012 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

A great season finale which ties up on sub-plots and creates new ones! The finale had everything; comedy, drama, action and special effects. The boys solve the Bobby and Dick Roman problem. There is much comic banter between Roman and Crowley. I hope the writers bring back the character Dick Roman in the next season. He added a certain charisma to the show. The question is Did it matter which Dick they killed? The out of it Cassiel plays comic relief perfectly. The drama and action parts of this episode where, the Boys put Bobby to rest, and have to deal with multiple Dick Romans. The season ending had great special effects, and left the viewer hanging. One wonders what will happen next year. I give Survival of the fittest a ten out of 10.

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