Supernatural Recap: “Our Little World”

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Episode 11×06 AKA “When Cas Punches Metatron”

Well, the hellatus is over and Darkness is unleashed on the Earth in the form of a little girl. Crowley has become a guardian to Teh Dark Preteen; Sammy was infected by the rage monster virus, and Castiel has been cured of his curse by Rowena. I’m guessing the Winchesters won’t be getting sunshine and puppies anytime soon…Warning there be spoilers ahead.

The Winchesters are on the hunt for Teh Dark Teenager, Amara, and plan on following her trail of victims until they locate her. This leads me to WTF Moment #1 of the episode: Why would the Winchesters hunt down the Darkness before they have a plan to kill her?

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the CW

Let’s consider what we now know about Amara. A) She’s old. B) She’s evil. C) She’s the oldest evil. It seems unlikely that Ruby’s blade would work on an evil that predates Lucifer, but perhaps Dean’s urgency stems from an inner desire to be near Amara again. When the two do get face-to-face, we already know that Amara is God’s sister in the guise of a sixteen year old girl. I haven’t yet decided if this makes the weird-potentially-sexual tension between her and Dean more or less creepy. Jury’s still out.

The possibilities for a primordial evil like Amara are endless, and it’s interesting (and, perhaps, limiting) that the writers choose to have her relate to the other characters in increasingly humanlike ways. Her motivations seem to stem from emotions, as is seen in the way she treats both Crowley and Dean, and she is petulant like a human teenager. As the First Evil matures, so does our understanding of her, and Castiel’s retrieval of the Demon Tablet from Metatron may lead to more clues as to how to defeat her.

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the CW

The Demon Tablet brings me to WTF Moment #2: why doesn’t everyone slap Metatron the moment they see him? When Castiel goes to Metatron’s apartment to steal back the Demon Tablet and to learn about the Darkness, we learn that the former Scribe of God has resorted to shady video reporting to support his new lifestyle as a human. In short, Metatron is still a Metadouche, and Castiel punching him right in the face will always be my favorite part of the episode.

We do, however, learn a few valuable things from Metatron. A) The PTSD Castiel is suffering from cannot be cured by angelic grace (but we kinda figured that didn’t we?). B) Amara is God’s sister (Which begs the question…who are their parents? Or have they just always existed?) C) The Demon Tablet might still be useful to the Winchesters.

This brings me to WTF Moment #3: Sam had a vision of the Cage. Yes, THE CAGE.

We’ve been getting teases about Lucifer all season, but last night’s episode showed Sam (and us) the cage in which Lucifer and Michael are held.

I don’t know about you, but I’m still screaming. I’ve been waiting for this since “Swan Song.” While we don’t know when God *cough*Chuck*cough* will be making an appearance, I think it’s safe to bet that Lucy will be showing up sometime soon. Probably because the Demon Tablet gives instructions on how to open the Cage?

Here’s a thought: what if Sam says yes to Lucifer now because they need his angelic badassery to fight Amara?


Until next week, SPN Family.

-The Collectress

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  1. robynize

    Always love your reviews! I too scream for Satan! LOL But your last line and that gif literally made me cringe, Jared gave such a brilliant performance as Samifer, but dear God, I don’t think he or I can withstand watching him be possessed by him again. We already know Sam is dealing with cage trauma again. However, since show likes to kill our hopes and dreams, this scenario could very well happen!!! LOL love love love this review!

    1. The Collective Blog

      Thank you for reading! I have a hate/love relationship with the idea of Samifer. Part of me loves how dark and twisted Jared Padalecki portrays the character, but at the same time I just want to make sure Sammy is happy and never hurts again! -TC

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