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All Along the Watchtower 

Lucifer battles Sam, Dean and Castiel for control of his unborn son.

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Lucifer battles Sam, Dean and Castiel for control of his unborn son.

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18 May 2017 (USA)  »

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The Title of this episode "All Along the Watchtower", is a reference to the 1967 song (of the same title) by Bob Dylan. Although this is Dylan's song it's strongly identified with the interpretation The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded. See more »

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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Wow, now that was some season finale
30 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

I have always looked forward to Supernatural Season Finales because they have produced some gut wrenching moments and cliff hangers.

This was a great finale to a season that has been quite mixed. Season 12 ranged from good to great episodes. We saw better directed episodes and interesting one off story lines that explored various parts of the Supernatural universe. Some story lines did not fly like Lucifer hopping from vessel to vessel and Mary returning only to be absent as if she had never returned at all. I appreciated the action packed episodes and unique brand of monsters and powers such as the Witch magic they faced with the brother and sister hunters.

This finale was eventful from the start. While all episodes in the season felt short this felt long because so much happened and the show didn't pull any punches for its finale. The rip in time caused by the Nephilim to open a gateway to an alternative world was fantastic and how his birth would lead to things getting biblical which took it up a notch. It was so good to see Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver) return for an episode. The verdict is still out on whether he should have been killed off as he was a great character, certainly worked better with him than bringing Mary back. In this alternate reality Bobby is fighting in the apocalypse, a great reference to how the Winchesters saved the world. This was also intelligently done as one could infer that Azael maybe chose other children or other two brothers were chosen for vessels who agreed to it. Great references and protecting previous story lines and continuity.

The battle with Lucifer was great and kept you on the edge. This finale really saw characters just drop like flies. The first unseen death was Rowena who is probably not coming back. The Winchesters along with Cass, Mary and Crowley work together to take on the Devil. This time the team worked beautifully and utilized the main characters really well unlike the poor season finale last season where they mainly just sat around and exchanged words.

This was a great and very eventful finale, some shocking moments for sure. The beauty of Supernatural as a show and its genre is the ability to reinvent itself and create new situations. I believe they have opened many doors for the show and turned it on its head. This is one of the better season finales in the last few seasons. Besides the Apocalypse related finales my personal favorite finales were the gates of hell, the trials and the first blade season that saw the Mark of Cain and Dean becoming a Demon. After a period of good/great finales it was wonderful to see a quality Season finale where so much happened and left a lot of loose ends for Season 13 to address. Hopefully Season 13 capitalizes on these events for a thrilling season.


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