So, basically Spn last’ message to the (male) audience is:
- You can’t change your destiny , if you’re destined to have a miserable life , or die at young age, you may as well give up and accept it because you won’t win the fight against fate.
- Family does end with full blood. full-blooded siblings are more important than friends and partners , your half-siblings don’t count as siblings.
- Your wife is only in your life to give you kids, you’re not obligated to marry a woman you love. Your wife/husband is not as important as your parents and f-b siblings.
- Your friends come after your f-b siblings, no matter how much they love you, even if they sacrificed their life for you, it doesn’t matter, their safety and happiness SHOULD NEVER ever come before your f-b siblings well being.
- You don’t owe anything to anyone except your parents and f-b siblings, gratitude is not obligatory, you should not feel remorseful if you used your friend(s) as tools at some point in your life, especially if you did that to save your life or your family’ life, remember : Only parents and f-b siblings count as family.
- Never ever say “I love you” to anyone that is not f-b sibling or parent, no matter how much they love you, no matter what they did for you, even if they give up everything for you, you are only supposed to say “I love you” to your family.
- An abusive father is still your father, as such, you owe him respect and obedience, even if he beats you or mistreats you, it doesn’t matter, you must obey him and love him, and never contest any of his orders, never tell him what you think about him, and never ask him to apologize.
- You must always forgive your parents and f-b siblings and never talk about it again, no matter the mistakes they made, which is not the same with non blooded family, you must remind them of their mistakes every now and then, even if you forgave them.
- Don’t hesitate to sacrifice your friend’s life to save your f-b sibling because again no price is too high when their life is at stake.
- Don’t marry a disabled woman, even if you’re in love with her, love doesn’t mean marriage.
- Don’t move on from your parents and siblings’ death. Spend your life grieving them and using your new family as replacement. they don’t need your love, they’re here just to serve you as unhealthy coping mechanism. ( @expecto-potatum )
*You can complete this list if you think I didn’t get the full message .
And it’s their take-aways exactly that shattered my outlook on the final episode after the initial watch-through and outrage
Carry On just… ruined the countless GOOD things this show set up! And unexpectedly, too! I appreciated this show in one part because it built up so many important themes which would be portrayed via its rough, classic rock, gunslinger Americana topic! I appreciated it because, in my experience, the intended audience of Supernatural (at least in the beginning) *needed* to hear those themes. Because, in my experience, the intended audience makes up a large fraction of the population, and they probably wouldn’t have even *considered* those ideas had they not not been presented in such a familiar fashion. My dad, for example, was one of those people.
It’s not that they need to acclimate to every positive theme brought up by the show, but that the show was the chief opportunity of exposure for them, where otherwise they could too easily brush off, deny or challenge those important themes.
There was *15 years* of mounting evidence and conviction, more than enough to prove those points (family don’t end in blood, it’s okay to process and express your emotions, etc)
But 15x20 pulled an Uno reverse on ALL of it, crushing the beauty and build up into a ball and yeeting it back to s1 e1. As if none of that growth even happened.
A finale is so *important* to a show, and for Supernatural, its finale spilled coffee on all the notes of
Remember how disappointed people were with the How I Met Your Mother finale for turning the eponymous mother into a disposable womb, only there to give the main character his kids before dying so he could go back to his original love?