Last summer, when asked about the future of Supernatural, creator Eric Kripke said:
“I’m looking at this season as the [last] chapter in this particular story."
He went on to say that there can always be a new story, but he made it clear in February that he didn't want to play a major role in that story: Kripke stepped down as showrunner.
Now, considering those words and that action, on the day after a satisfying season finale, we can't help but wonder: should "Swan Song" have served as a series finale? It felt that way, didn't it?
Sam apparently sacrificed himself to save humanity; Dean reunited with Lisa; Chuck's voiceover updated us on Dean and Bobby and said that that endings aren't always ideal:
Chuck: So what's it all add up to? It's hard to say. But me, I'd say this was a test... for Sam and Dean. And I think they did all right. Up against, Good, Evil, angels, devils, Destiny, and God himself, they made their own choice. They chose family. And, well... isn't that kinda the whole point? No doubt - endings are hard. But then again... nothing ever really ends, does it? | permalink
Then, of course, Sam appeared outside of Lisa's house, a scene that teased events for next season.
But we must ask viewers: Did this episode nicely wrap up the story you care about? SHOULD there be a sixth season?