Supernatural (2005–2020)
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Sam and Dean capture Crowley to finish the trials and close the gates of Hell. Castiel and Metatron continue the trials to close the gates of Heaven. Sam is left with a huge decision.


Philip Sgriccia (as Phil Sgriccia)


Eric Kripke (created by), Jeremy Carver




Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Misha Collins ... Castiel
Mark Sheppard ... Crowley (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Osric Chau ... Kevin Tran
Kim Rhodes ... Sheriff Jody Mills
Amanda Tapping ... Naomi
Curtis Armstrong ... Metatron
Alaina Huffman ... Abaddon
Diana Pavlovská Diana Pavlovská ... Gail (as Diana Pavlovska)
Courtney Hojenski Courtney Hojenski ... Nancy
Devin Pihlainen Devin Pihlainen ... Nathaniel
Bruce Blain ... Dwight Charles
Mike Wasko Mike Wasko ... Rod
Avery Taylor Avery Taylor ... Homeless Man / Angel Spy


After the reveal of Crowley's plan, Sam and Dean make the decision to use Crowley as the last trial, curing a demon. However, while they are working on the Hell trials, Castiel and Metatron have their own agenda, closing the gates of heaven. After Metatron is captured by Naomi Sam and Dean must try to complete both sets of trials before everything falls apart. Written by Jordan Dark

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As Naomi is interrogating Metatron, he says, "Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content." He is quoting Samuel Johnson from "The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia" (1759). See more »


When Sam and Dean have Crowley in the deserted building Dean goes outside to the trunk of the Impala where Sam is retrieving the items needed for Crowley's exorcism. When Dean steps out, the building door is open, when we see the door for the second time it's closed. We then see the door again, but this time it's open. See more »


[first lines]
Nancy: [placing a red martini glass] On the house, Sheriff.
Sheriff Jody Mills: Oh, thanks, Nance, but I didn't order...
Crowley: So...
Nancy: [whispering] Good luck.
Crowley: [joining Jody in the booth] ... what are we drinking?
Sheriff Jody Mills: Roderick?
Crowley: Wow, Jody. Words cannot begin to describe the injustice that that picture does to you.
Sheriff Jody Mills: [smiles, shyly chuckles] Come on.
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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »


End Credits Theme
Composed by Jay Gruska
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User Reviews

Great finale for season 8 and a very promising season 9
16 May 2013 | by dessykSee all my reviews

It was a great finale for not such a great - in my opinion- season, comparing to the previous ones... With even more questions raised in the end than the beginning , this series made it possible for us- the fans- to anticipate one more season which i m pretty sure it will be spectacular , given the fact that there are so many questions to be answered and plots to be tied together to a final conclusion, while a new circle begins , with new adventures, new characters and new roles - hopefully- for the existing characters we all loved. Nobody can predict or even begin to imagine what will happen in season 9, we all have some ideas but still...

It s really rare and in the same time amazing for a TV series to keep the viewer clueless for what comes next after 8 years.

★ 9 out of 10 ★

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15 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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