Happy Friday TV fans! After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 13 episode 19 last night, I learned that redemption is possible for everyone and that it’s never too late to do the right thing. We sometimes just need someone to believe in us and then the rest is up to us. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “Funeralia,” Sam and Dean reach out to Rowena for some help but are politely turned down due to her other engagements. Meanwhile, Cas visits heaven and tries to get some reinforcements but is in for a surprise. My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 13 episode 19 are:
“She’s right you never go to parties.”
In the beginning of the episode, Sam and Dean are trying to figure out what their next move is especially since Gabriel walked out on them, declining to join the team. Rowena seems like the next best option to help them get to Mary and Jack, but she is otherwise engaged when they reach out. Rowena overhears Castiel and asks if the “handsome angel is there,” to which Castiel mechanically responds with, “um hello.” After hearing a lot of background noise, the Winchester brothers quickly realize that Rowena is at a party. She hangs up on them before they can get more information out of her and she proves that a passionate tango dance can be hotter than you think when she literally burns a woman alive at the party.
“She started taking me to the light. It didn’t work out.”
After Sam and Dean realize where Rowena is, they decide to head out there to deal with her in person. They get an uninvited guest in the back seat of their car, however; when Jessica the reaper makes an appearance. Jessica explains that she is there to act as a sort of “baby monitor.” She has been listening in and keeping an eye on the Winchester brothers for quite some time now, but only just decided to show up now to offer herself as a resource in this case. Sam and Dean are suspicious about this, but listen up all the same. They learn that people have been dying outside of their assigned timeline and that their reapers have been killed as well. While Sam and Dean now understand the reaper’s invested interest in this, they still need to find out why Rowena is doing this.
“Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect?
Dean of course eagerly replies with, “Ashton’s second best movie,” which keeps the laughs coming even when literally faced with Death himself…or herself now. The reaper explains that Billie, now known as Death, is not getting involved directly, but has clearly taken notice of Rowena’s actions. She explains that if reapers continue to die along with people outside of their timeline, it will cause a ripple effect and throw off the grand design. If this continues much further, Jessica thinks that the slate will need to be wiped clean and that the world would need to start over, which is not what anyone wants. Jessica reveals an important piece of information when she lets Sam and Dean know that Rowena’s ultimate death will be by Sam’s hand. There is no other alternative version, which puts a lot of responsibility on Sam and also places him in danger at the same time.
“It’s a sports term like slam dunk.”
As Castiel shows off his knowledge on the usage of the term, “Hail Mary,” he thinks that the angels may be able to help them even though approaching them can be extremely dangerous. Castiel goes up to heaven and the angels think that perhaps they can help each other. They offer him a deal and explain that he must bring up Gabriel and then they can help. Castiel tries to clarify that this will not work, but it is later explained to him that heaven is running out of power and that there are barely any angels left to keep it running. It is revealed that Gabriel could be the key to preventing this from happening. It looks like everyone desperately needs Gabriel’s help, but will he come to his senses and do the right thing?
“Sometimes life is unfair…some things just are.”
After learning that Sam will be responsible for her ultimate undoing, Rowena holds him captive and threatens to end his life. Billie finally appears before her and Rowena demands for her to bring back her son, Crowley from the dead. Rowena is clearly still in a lot of pain over her son’s death and feels that it was unjust and cruel. Even though she is in the wrong with her actions, her vulnerability in this moment is heartfelt. After Billie tells Rowena that she will not be blackmailed, Rowena cannot follow through and kill Sam. Billie tells her that she knew she would never kill Sam, which shows how far Rowena has come. Rowena truly has loyalty and some love toward Sam and even though she knows he will kill her in the end, she still can’t take his life. Rowena still has the chance to be redeemed and agrees to help Sam and Dean. They warn her that Lucifer is still around, but Rowena tells them she is no longer afraid of him. After all, Sam is now the greater threat.
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Supernatural in the comments section below. Happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl