Supernatural S12E23 Review: All Along the Watchtower

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Sam Mary Dean Supernatural All Along the WatchtowerThe Season 12 finale of Supernatural, “All Along the Watchtower,” stirred up some strong feelings among viewers. The audience was feeling pretty great after watching “Who We Are,” an emotionally fulfilling episode in which the Winchesters finally get a win. It felt good … maybe too good. Our joy melted away and turned to shock as we lost one beloved character after another in “All Along the Watchtower.” Say what you will about the tendency of Supernatural to kill off their characters, it was a riveting hour of television. Showrunners Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb took responsibility for crafting an episode that they knew would be controversial, with Singer directing and Dabb writing “All Along the Watchtower.” Continue reading

Supernatural Season 12 Finale Points to the Past and the Future

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Sam Castiel Dean Supernatural All Along the WatchtowerAfter a satisfactory Season 12 of Supernatural, we get a two-part season finale that far exceeds expectations. This was certainly the most improved finale event in terms of the hit-or-misses we’ve seen over the years. In an unusual move, Supernatural gave us Episode 22, “Who We Are,” and Episode 23, “All Along the Watchtower,” on the same night. Was it a network decision driven by timing, or a storytelling choice to give us these two excellent episodes together for the Season 12 finale? Either way, it worked. Continue reading