Supernatural University: Spectral Speculations
I thought Death's Door was a magnificent piece of work, and ranks right up there with Abandon All Hope as one of the best mid-season finales of the series. And while I grieve profoundly for Bobby's death, the story around it was solid and very fitting, and did him proud. Special kudos to Jim Beaver for an award-worthy, totally honest performance, and to the entire company for supporting him in it.
Although I do believe Bobby is well and truly dead, this is Supernatural, after all, and I strongly suspect we haven't seen the last of him. Sam and Dean have died more than once, but are still walking, and even Bobby came back from the dead before, raised by Castiel after Lucifer killed him in Swan Song. Castiel himself was brought back, evidently by God, at least twice after having been destroyed by more powerful archangels, as described or seen in Sympathy For the Devil and Swan Song – and where there's room for one wayward angel, I'm certain there's room for one almost-father and heavenly hero. I think there are some excellent story opportunities that could involve Bobby's eventual return, and I thought I'd explore one here. Welcome to a speculative fiction, cosmology, and mythology class at my little Supernatural University, in which I look to the show's established ghost and spirit lore to ask questions about where the writers could possibly take Bobby's story in the future, based on elements from the past!( Read the rest ... )
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Peace and joy to all, and to all, a good night!