What an awesome episode! Keep 'em coming, plz.
Supernatural has been getting better and better for the past couple of seasons, but then had a disappointing return from this winter's hiatus. "Sam, Interrupted" was a waste of time. "Swap Meat" was a little better, but still not up to the show's current standards. The weakest two episodes in years, in my opinion. But with "The Song Remains the Same" Supernatural is back with a vengeance.
So much awesomeness. I don't need to tell you, you've seen it yourself.
I do have a couple of minor complaints, like Anna's ridiculously feeble "fighting". She had John, Mary *and* Sam right within reach, and instead of killing them (as is her mission) just threw them around and apologised. And then moved reeeeally slowly, so they'd have time to pick themselves up and get away, heh. I don't believe this is necessarily the case, but the way it played out, you'd think she was sabotaging her own efforts on purpose. However, with the epic awesomeness of the episode as a whole in mind, these little issues are easily forgiven.
The ep raises some questions though, and two stand out in my mind.
One: Just how divided *are* the angels? They're all pulling in different directions, no two of them in agreement on what to do or how to do it. Heaven seems like a shoddy organisation, if you ask me. Is anyone in charge up there?
And two: What's the deal with free will? Angels are lying bastards, but if they're right and free will is just an illusion, then what does that say about God? He's not only absent, but an evil puppet master who created everything for his own entertainment, and is now sitting back with beer and popcorn and enjoying the show? It *would* explain a lot, I guess.
I hope Kripke knows how to wrap up the religious mythology, because if he pulls a Battlestar Galactica on us, I'll be- well, maybe not as pissed as I was when BSG did it, because BSG was all about the mythology, and Supernatural has a lot more going for it than that, but I'll be a little miffed.
What do you think?