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SUPERNATURAL- Through “Death’s Door”
I took some much-needed time to decipher exactly how I felt about “Death’s Door” and how it will affect the rest of Supernatural’s seventh season going forward. It would have been irresponsible to throw myself into writing about an episode as potentially game changing as this one without having a full grasp on it. Furthermore, it would have been disrespectful to the memory of Bobby Singer; perhaps the most well loved character on Supernatural. He deserved a time of mourning. He will be fondly remembered and terribly missed.
I have been rather critical of this season thus far. There’s been way too much angst and not enough fast burning plots. The character development (sure let’s call it that) for Sam and Dean has been a mish mash of recycled material acting as a placeholder while the writers figured out what the heck the storyline for this season will be. As it stands, now that we’ve reached the midseason finale, we still don’t have a solid idea of where this season will lead us. This hasn’t been like prior seasons where we could forsee what the endgame would be (Season 1 was finding John Winchester, Season 2 was killing Yellow Eyes, Season 3 was dealing with Dean’s crossroad deal, and so on). At this point in time, all I can say for certain is Sam and Dean will fight the leviathans. That’s about the only solid goal that’s been built up. However, there is another way the show could, but I’ll get to that in a minute.
I absolutely adore Bobby, but I will be the first to tell you I’m glad he was killed off. To clarify, I simply mean it was a wise choice to not save him. I’d prefer he was allowed to live without ever being in danger, but that’s not the route the writers chose. They chose to shoot him in the head, and to me the only logical thing for them to do from there was to just let him die. Bobby died once before (Season 5 finale) and was brought back, so to do so a second time would have felt hokey. Not only did this episode give Bobby’s character closure (openly admitting he basically adopted Sam and Dean as his own children, thus becoming the father he never felt he could be), but allowed him to slip away while still managing to be useful one last time.
I enjoyed the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind approach to the old belief that your life flashes before your eyes before you die. It promised us a glimpse at Bobby’s dark past, showing us sides of him we’ve never seen. Taking a memory of Rufus along for the ride was a fun touch as well. And as great as this all was, it would have been garbage if not for the terrific (as always) acting abilities of Jim Beaver. He owned this episode, as he rightly should. Only a few scenes with Sam and Dean were sprinkled through out, and while they both gave great performances as well (the look in Dean’s eyes as he realized Bobby was gone was heart breaking), they couldn’t hold a candle to Bobby’s final confrontation with his parents and younger self. And of course Bobby saved his best memory for last, which just had to be a night watching movies with his sons.
Finally, Bobby’s death could serve as a catalyst to set the Winchesters on a fiery path of revenge. So far this season they’ve been a depressing couple to watch, as they were slowly cut off from the world and drowned in guilt and shame. But through losing the Impala and having to sleep in a dinky cabin, they still had Bobby. Without him, what do the Winchesters have to lose anymore? They truly have no one left to fight their battles for them, no one to help them shimmy their way out of a tough spot. They are on their own, and I can bet they’ll be pissed. First Castiel, now Bobby? You can’t tell me you don’t see a serious revenge story coming, right? That’s just the red hot fury this season needs to kick things into high gear. The boys have played it safe so far, but let’s see how dangerous they can be. That’s my wish for the new year; Dean and Sam looking for bloody revenge.
RIP Bobby Singer.