"Supernatural" Season 15 "Proverbs 17:3": Chuck Tests the Heart [LIVE-TWEET TAKEAWAYS]

Hot damn, SPN Family! The gauntlet has been thrown and Supernatural's final season is officially resurrecting the series' greatest hits. Foreshadowing comes to a head in an action-packed, twisty, and gut-punching. Richard Speight Jr. aka Trickster/Gabriel does a brilliant job directing this gripping episode full of poetic parallels and parables.

As my tweets will reveal, "Proverbs 17:3" takes us on a roller-coaster ride. High and lows keep us on the edge of our seats. But by the end, some fans find themselves in an awkward predicament.

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Supernatural — "Proverbs 17:3" — Image Number: SN1505A_0471b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jared Padalecki as Sam and Jensen Ackles as Dean — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Do I love or hate the direction the final season is taking? Is Season 15 an enhanced reiteration of everything creator Eric Kripke established in the early years of Supernatural? Will revisiting "the greatest hits" elevate this series as it ends? Or will it be a watered-down nostalgic revival of the show's glory years?

So far, I'm seeing a lot of the Kripke Era aka SPN Classic – which is Supernatural at its best, arguably. Honestly, I'm not sure exactly how I feel about it when I put my critical thinking hat on. I want to focus more on enjoying #TheLastRide while it lasts.


"Supernatural" Live-Tweet Reactions [MAJOR SPOILERS]

Given my reactions in the moment, I totally enjoyed this episode and am relishing every nostalgic retro-Winchester Bros moment.

Case Full Of Callbacks

The boyish ID photos, old-school undercover, monsters targeting a damsel in distress, Dean (Jensen Ackles) switching from silly gags to swoon-worthy hero, and Sam (Jared Padalecki) remaining sensitive and cautiously pragmatic. The perfect combo of cheers and fears kept us glued to our screens. But then things take an unexpectedly dark turn.

We've seen responsible monsters with a conscience before. When the Werewolf Bros were fighting it out with the Winchesters, something felt a little different than usual. We've never had a case end in murder/suicide. On the heels of teen vamp's death, this sight is extra jarring.

Then the truth is revealed…

Chuck's Endgame

The "victim" Dean surprisingly didn't seduce is actually Lilith. What?!? Chuck (Rob Benedict) brought her back and wrote this screenplay to send the boys a message. Chuck will have the ending he planned, the one in which one brother kills the other.

For 15 seasons, Sam and Dean have been fighting against this morbid fate Chuck keeps creating for them. Much like "Mystery Spot," "Changing Channels," and other iconic Supernatural installments, Chuck is trying to orchestrate the Winchesters' lives and writing the ending he wants.

Proverbs 17:3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart.

The Winchesters' hearts have been tested and no matter how horrifying circumstances seem, their love conquers all. Dean and Sam's bond is too strong to break. That has been proven over and over and over again – like in every premiere, cliffhanger, and finale.

With that said, it's time for Dean to forgive Castiel (Misha Collins) and welcome him back onto Team Free Will. The boys are stronger when surrounded by the people they love and trust. Castiel may not be perfect, by he doesn't deserve this from Dean. He's family and it's going to take that kind of familial bond to beat Chuck in the end.

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