"For the first time in a long time it feels like we're gonna win." ...Sam
The Hell trials and the Heaven trials collide in "Sacrifice" and the end result is spectacular!
Other than stopping the apocalypse, this was probably the biggest season ending to date.
To recap, the plan to cure a demon is a bust! It's possible, Sam gets the ball rolling, Crowley discusses watching GIRLS (tragic), but then it all falls apart. Turns out that Metatron is a tool and has been telling a whole lotta lies about his true intentions, which I feel dumb for not seeing sooner. He's not looking to close the gates of Heaven at all. He's looking to toss all the angels out on their angelic asses! And he succeeds.
He's a vengeful little assbutt, huh?
But more on that a bit later. First, the Winchesters. They're separated early on which is a bit of a bummer, but by the end they're back together (stop pulling them apart, it doesn't really work!).
Dean learns that Sam's gotta die to complete the trials, and so they call it quits with one of the best "brother moments" the show has probably ever done. We all love those, right? Sam spills his emotional guts and Dean gives it all right back.
Usually Dean gets the heavy lifting in these situations, but here it's all about Sam. Which I happen to really appreciate. It's not often he's given this sorta stuff to work with, but in "Sacrifice" he gets the goods and brings home that bacon!