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Episode 23: Survival of the Fittest

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by Lucy
Aug 13, 2016 10:31AM EDT
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Season 7 has had it’s ups and a fair few downs, but overall II did enjoy it. The series again was split into sections, with the main arcs being Sam’s Lucifer hallucinations, Bobby’s ghost, the rise of Dick and Cas’s mental instability. All four story lines were weaved fairly well together, but ultimately the introduction of lots of new characters/monsters did jar with the overall series arc a bit. However, the characters that were introduced on the whole were fantastic! We were re-introduced to Frank who basically served as a technologically capable Bobby, GARTH the nicest guy you’ll ever meet, Krissy Chambers junior hunter extraordinaire, Charlie Bradbury the most badass geek to ever hunt and my favourite Kevin Tran. All will be back in later seasons and I’m eager to see them! Leviathan being the main monsters this season was a radically change as since series 4 it’s all been very angels and demons and apart from a few brief appearances from Meg and Crowley, the demonic villains were pretty low on the agenda this series, which was a shame (more demons and angel presence next season please). However, Dick Roman was an interesting new villain and I honestly couldn’t predict what his end game was for a long time, so kudos to him! Or perhaps not as Dick killed Bobby! Bobby's death didn’t stop his ghost/vengeful spirit from popping up throughout the series which was fine for a couple of episodes, until it became a get-out-of-a-plot-hole device. So Bobby had to be killed off again, sigh... The Winchester relationship is practically sky high this season. Aside from a fallout over killing Amy, their brotherly bond is really on top form. Dean and Cas do get some all important screen time near the end of the season, where they have some really nice scenes and appeared to forgive each other, finally. Shout out to the episode “Time After Time” as being a well written mythology episode mainly set in 1944 with ELLIOTT NESS. Also “The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo” was a brilliant episode with plenty of Charlie and Dean teaching her to flirt with a guy was hilarious! The finale was a bit anti-climatic, however it’s beautifully set up the next season and I have a ton of questions about what’s going to happen next. Like season 6, the season as a whole feels a bit like a bridging season, (though to be fair, the whole of the Gamble era is a bridging season but that’s a whole other post) but I definitely enjoyed huge amounts of season 7, it’s set up some interesting characters and situations for season 8.
Season 7 has had it’s ups and a fair few downs, but overall II did enjoy it. The series again was split into sections, with the main arcs being Sam’s Lucifer hallucinations, Bobby’s ghost, the rise of Dick and Cas’s mental instability. All four story lines were weaved fairly well together, but ultimately the introduction of lots of new characters/monsters did jar with the overall series arc a bit. However, the characters that were introduced on the whole were fantastic! We were re-introduced to Frank who basically served as a technologically capable Bobby, GARTH the nicest guy you’ll ever meet, Krissy Chambers junior hunter extraordinaire, Charlie Bradbury the most badass geek to ever hunt and my favourite Kevin Tran. All will be back in later seasons and I’m eager to see them! Leviathan being the main monsters this season was a radically change as since series 4 it’s all been very angels and demons and apart from a few brief appearances from Meg and Crowley, the demonic villains were pretty low on the agenda this series, which was a shame (more demons and angel presence next season please). However, Dick Roman was an interesting new villain and I honestly couldn’t predict what his end game was for a long time, so kudos to him! Or perhaps not as Dick killed Bobby! Bobby's death didn’t stop his ghost/vengeful spirit from popping up throughout the series which was fine for a couple of episodes, until it became a get-out-of-a-plot-hole device. So Bobby had to be killed off again, sigh... The Winchester relationship is practically sky high this season. Aside from a fallout over killing Amy, their brotherly bond is really on top form. Dean and Cas do get some all important screen time near the end of the season, where they have some really nice scenes and appeared to forgive each other, finally. Shout out to the episode “Time After Time” as being a well written mythology episode mainly set in 1944 with ELLIOTT NESS. Also “The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo” was a brilliant episode with plenty of Charlie and Dean teaching her to flirt with a guy was hilarious! The finale was a bit anti-climatic, however it’s beautifully set up the next season and I have a ton of questions about what’s going to happen next. Like season 6, the season as a whole feels a bit like a bridging season, (though to be fair, the whole of the Gamble era is a bridging season but that’s a whole other post) but I definitely enjoyed huge amounts of season 7, it’s set up some interesting characters and situations for season 8.
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