Supernatural Season 13 Episode 23 Review: Let the Good Times Roll

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You know what I will miss most when Supernatural eventually ends? Hearing, "Carry On My Wayward Son."

It was a sight to see Sam explaining our world on Supernatural Season 13 Episode 23, but it provided a few laughs for an otherwise bittersweet season finale. 

Who else loved the parallels between Jack and Dean? Both of them are haunted by the people they were never able to save. I imagine the reason why Dean is now so open to accepting Jack as family is because he sees so much of himself in Jack. 

The Gang Arrives - Supernatural Season 13 Episode 23

Looking back at the beginning of the season to this episode, Jack has grown up so much – he still has a lot to learn as well. It was difficult watching him beat himself up over hurting the guy at the gas station. We all have to remember Jack is still trying to learn how to control himself; though he's still a newborn in many ways. 

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I can't be the only one who enjoyed the solo moments between Jack and Lucifer, right? Even though Lucifer is not the most trustworthy person, I was hoping he'd get a chance to talk with Jack. Jack deserved to hear what his father had to say even if it was all a ploy. 

I'll even admit to being shocked when Lucifer didn't talk badly about Sam. I know we've discussed the softer Lucifer, and not being a fan, but there was no way he was going to get anywhere with Jack if he was the all evil Lucifer we've been waiting to see. 

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Lucifer knew he had to approach Jack a different way if he was going to get Jack to trust him. If Lucifer had immediately started going off about wanting to kill Sam for what he did, Jack would have disappeared quickly. Heck Jack probably would have murdered Lucifer for even threatening to hurt the people he considers his family. 

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It was odd hearing Lucifer being the voice of reason when it came to resurrecting Maggie. He brought up some valid points about bringing people back from the dead; though the real reason he didn't want to bring Maggie back was that he was the one who killed her. But hey, still a good point. 

Michael's entrance into the bunker was pretty awesome. This is the Michael I have been waiting for all season long. We FINALLY got to see why everyone was so afraid of him; though I did have to wonder why the guys were continuing to shoot Michael when the bullets weren't working. 

Sam Is Afraid - Supernatural Season 13 Episode 23

The other crazy moment had to be seeing Jack's powers. We all knew he was extremely powerful, but seeing him get the upper hand on Lucifer is what did it for me. This entire time Jack could have just killed Lucifer without even breaking a sweat, but he never did because he wanted to accept his father. 

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Even though I knew Lucifer would succeed in getting Jack's grace, there was still a part of me hoping he wouldn't. The poor kid had been through so much this past season; though I know many of us were happy to see the old Lucifer come back so quickly. 

I was confused why Lucifer thought telling Sam about the blood on Jack's hand was going to make Sam look like some type of monster. There was no way Sam was going to feed into what Lucifer was trying to tell him. Jack pulling the knife on himself was yet another example of how much humanity Jack has in him. 

Castiel And Dean - Supernatural Season 13 Episode 23

The moment everyone will be talking about is Dean letting in Michael. 

The only way they were going to beat Lucifer was always going to be through Michael. It is a moment I have been waiting forever since I heard Dean was Michael's vessel back in Supernatural Season 5. 

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I loved when Dean stated he was going to be the one in charge of his vessel, but would be using Michael's powers.

The whole fight scene between Dean and Lucifer was fantastic to watch, but I was sad to see Lucifer get killed. We all do need to remember Jack wouldn't have been able to live freely if Lucifer survived, but it still hurts. 

Of course, we all knew there was no way Michael was just going to let Dean be in charge. Michael is just as manipulative as Lucifer. Michael got the best part of the deal – he got to kill Lucifer, but also got to take charge of his true vessel. 

Castiel Is Unsure - Supernatural Season 13 Episode 23

My biggest complaint about the entire season was the most exciting moments came within the last few weeks. They could have done so many things with the apocalypse world, but instead, they focused way too much on talking about going to the apocalypse world. 

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I'm interested to see where they go with this whole Dean being Michael now. Supernatural Season 14 will undoubtedly be about trying to save Dean, but how do you save someone from one of the most powerful angels? 

Can we please have God return? I'm also curious about the world Michael envisions.

Now it's your turn to tell me what you think. 

Were you expecting Dean to offer up his body as the vessel for Michael? How will the family track down Dean? What did you like about this season? What would change?

Let me know in the comments below. 

Don't forget you can watch Supernatural online anytime via TV Fanatic. Just make sure to come back here to let us know what you think. 

Let the Good Times Roll Review

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Supernatural Season 13 Episode 23 Quotes

They're talking about if Kylie Jenner will be a good mother.


Bobby: Let me get this right. The ice caps are melting, a movie where a girl goes all the way with a fish wins best picture, and that damn food idjit from The Apprentice is the President.
Sam: Yeah.
Bobby: And you call where we come from the apocalypse world?
Sam: Good point.