Supernatural 11×21 ‘All in the Family’

Rating: ★★★

This episode was one of those episodes where nothing happened, but at the same time everything happened. It had all the components for an amazing episode… but just wasn’t.

This episode I really did not want to end, we we’re finally getting answers and shit was happening.

The re-introduction of Kevin was messy to say the least, this is one of the fan favourites and all they could manage was a few lines before God hoists him up to heaven. I just wished it held more weight as it felt like a cop-off. Also, that whole Sam being a fanboy-moment was a mess, Sam is smart and would have come up with better things to talk about than planets and ears – pretty sure he knew all of that already. Lazy writing.

The Supernatural writers are still not finished with their John Winchester-hating…great. The way they write about John I’m getting the feeling there’s more that the writers can’t write about…leaning towards actual physically abuse. I don’t want to think like this, because I love John Winchester and have fought for him throughout all the hate from the fandom, but now all I’m thinking is what don’t we know. Dean seemed over all his childhood and that he’d forgiven John and then this shit happened:

Dean: Well, from where I sit, it feels like you left us and you’re trying to justify it.

Chuck: I know you had a complicated upbringing, Dean, but don’t confuse me with your dad. 

And then Amara with this little speech.

Amara: What you’re feeling is that I am the end of your struggle. Something stops you. Keeps you from having it all. 

Also, on the top of childhood and father issues. Why is everyone talking about Dean’s childhood? I have a weird feeling there’s going to be something in the finale that links his childhood to who he is now as a person. Because there was just way too many references to it in this episode.

Not in a million years would I have thought that I would feel sad when Metatron died. I was gutted. He was just becoming a likable character and he goes and gets killed from the show. [should’ve seen it coming, but I didn’t]

The feeling for characters I shouldn’t have feeling for didn’t stop at Metatron, my heart broke for Lucifer when he and God met for the first time. He’s still wearing Castiel and he all burnt,bloody and battered and he literally looks like defeated, that he even cowards to the wall. This is the Lucifer, and he looked like such a lost child that I was thankful to Chuck for cleaning him up and not saying anything mean to him.

Queer baiting…sigh. I wish this show would just stop it. I cannot not see Destiel. I honestly don’t know how anyone can watch Season 11 and not see Destiel. I used to be on the fence after season 10 on Destiel, and then I was sure that it wasn’t going to happen… Then Season 11 happened….Please stop queerbaiting if it’s not going to happen- it’s unfair on fans.

This episode abruptly ends with probably the worst ending it could have been given. It had no context or even made any sense:

Dean: So in other words- adios. 


Wait….what? Dean has suddenly just accepted it? There was no transition from all the other times she told him that they were going to be united and now.  All through this episode the main focus was all about Amara and God at this stage and God sacrificing himself to save the world. Why has Dean thrown in the towel, just accepted it so nonchalantly? Adios? What?  It was a poorly executed ending. Could have had had a lot more meaning to it.




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