Loved this episode and so surprising since it was B/L for writers. I'm trying not to get too excited for this season, but its coming up all good so far.
Yes, I could have used a little more 'reunion time' between the boys and between Sam and Mary. And a little less Lucifer time. But overall it was great and I'm interested in the Season.
Loved the ending. Jared played it perfectly and managed to make Sam look so little somehow (LOL, cause he's a freakin giant compared to Mary). Broke my heart watching Sam talk to Mary- he was looking at her like she was going to explode or poof out of existence.
And Dean. Doesn't know how to act, what to do, what to say, but is trying anyway. The way he deals with Mary is sweet to watch. He's softer, reverent... IDK its hard to put into words, but Jensen is playing it so well. And the end scene, with him looking at old photos and drinking on the floor of the kitchen was well done. Mary's back, just down the hall, but Dean's looking at old photos instead. The reality of her there is not easy for him to get a grip on, and its different, I'm sure, from all the times he's wished or hoped she'd be there. And he's keeping a bit of distance, because he knows the Winchesters don't get a break, they don't get to keep good things, and they lose the ones they love. And I don't know if Dean could lose his mom again.
The old photo (from the alternate universe) is odd, and seems way too obvious for the prop team to get wrong. Could Dean have kept the photo when in the alternate universe and brought it back with him? Would the photo still exist (head-hurty, timeline wonkiness).