Re: Official Supernatural Discussion Thread
I thought that the season started out pretty unevenly. It was still Supernatural, but it felt "off." Eventually, I suspected that Sam came back soul-less (go me), and once he got his soul back, the feel of the show seemed to return as well.
I liked how whenever we saw Cas, he always looked completely worn out and frazzled, as a consequence of the war in heaven. Still (and I know this was intentional), we never got a sense of what was really going on up there, and for me, that made it feel less important than it really was. Again, I understand that this was intentional - we're supposed to feel like the Winchesters do: "bad shit might be going down in heaven, but WE ARE HERE. Earth comes first."
With Cas, we also get a gradual fall - one that Dean sees clearly, but Cas doesn't even notice. He's still convinced he's doing the right thing. I dug that.
I really thought we'd get to see our author prophet again, and that the Cas situation would be resolved before the end of the last episode, and we'd get some other (unknown) event as a cliffhanger. I'm not at all unhappy with how it ended though. Their finales are always strong.
I thought the other Sams were pretty weak, though.