'Supernatural' Recap: It's Alpha vs. Leviathan In 'There Will Be Blood'

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 7, Episode 22 of The CW's "Supernatural," entitled "There Will Be Blood."

A TV season is a marathon, not a sprint, but I'm concerned that "Supernatural" is starting to show signs of fatigue as it nears the finish line. The show is assured an eighth season and an injection of fresh blood when veteran writer Jeremy Carver comes back on board as showrunner, but I still want to see Season 7 go out with a bang instead of a whimper.

Last year's two-part finale narrowly avoided fizzling out in such a manner; I thought that Episode 21 was uneven and Episode 22 was downright dull until the final few minutes, at which point it pulled itself sharply out of its nosedive and left us with one hell of shocking cliffhanger to obsess about over the summer hiatus. Am I confident that this year's finale will wow us? No, but I'm cautiously optimistic, if only because it promises to reunite many of our favorite major players in one place: Crowley, Meg, Castiel and Bobby will all play a role, and even better, the Impala will make her long-awaited return. On paper, it all sounds promising, but I'm troubled that the finale is coming after such a lackluster scene-setter. Read More...



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