By the Collectress
The Road So Far
Last season saw the brothers in a battle with their biggest foe yet: the Darkness. Upon reuniting the Darkness with her brother, AKA God, the brothers were able to take a long relaxing vacation…oh wait, nope. The boys never catch a break. Dean and Sam are reunited with their mother…who’s been dead for thirty-three years. Oh and Lucifer is footloose and fancy-free (with a baby on the way!) Spoilers ahead.
This episode reunites Castiel with the Winchester boys, and while Castiel is welcomed back into the bunker, there’s a bit of hurt feelings between the boys and the angel because of Cas’ disappearance without so much as a text.
As it turns out, Castiel’s return to the bunker carries ulterior motives. He takes the Colt from Dean’s bedroom (apparently Dean sleeps with it under his pillow…because that’s proper gun safety protocol) and takes it to Joshua. The plan is to kill Kelly AKA Lucifer’s baby mama, and Castiel plans to do it because he believes that the boys won’t be able to kill “an innocent.” When it comes down to it though, Castiel is just as unable to kill Kelly as Dean or Sam.
Kelly has decided that her spawn of Satan isn’t so bad after all, and that giving up her own life for its birth will be a gift to the universe. She tries to convince Castiel of the same, and says that when she’s gone, he can care for her child. For Lucifer’s child.
Castiel can’t kill her, and after the Winchesters come after him, he leaves the Colt behind to go to plan B, which is a lot less bloody. Kelly and he take the Impala and leave the Winchesters with a broken down pick-up. Castiel’s plan to take Kelly to the gate of Heaven and have her soul (and the baby’s?) dispersed into the universe is thwarted when Dagon appears, and the Winchesters just after. She’s mightily pissed off, since she intends to raise Lucifer’s baby as her own and live a happily ever after as the Queen of Hell. She destroys the Colt, and is near destroying Winchesters & Co. when the unborn nephilim channels it’s power into Castiel and destroys Dagon.
Castiel is then all aboard the Crazy Kelly Train and leaves the Winchesters unconscious, presumably to be Kelly’s new protector until Mini-Satan is born. No mention of whether or not he remembered to leave the Impala keys with Dean.
The Big Picture
We’re nearing the end of the season, folks, with only four episodes left this year. I’m curious to see how the writers will intersect the storylines of Mary and the International House of Douchebaggery with Lucifer’s Happy Family. Here’s a few thoughts on what we might see:
- I’m thinking that the International House of Douchebaggery might last into next season. We have yet to see the full power structure of the British monster-killing squad, and I am hoping that the writers will avoid the errors made with the Stein family in season 10, and flesh out this organization more fully. There is so much potential for tension between hunters of different organizations and cultures, and I’d like to see trans-Atlantic partnership (or enemies…) continue. BUT, I would also like the writers to make the Brits seem less like they walked off an episode of Get Smart and more like they just flew in from MI-6.
- I think that, once again, we have a Castiel who is brainwashed, although that may be too strong of a term. The ‘visions’ that the unborn nephilim showed to Castiel are way too similar to the visions that Sam saw of the Cage in early season 11. This could once again be Lucifer manipulating people to obtain freedom or, and this is more likely, this could be the nephilim manipulating Castiel to ensure its survival. Like father, like spawn, right?
- The season 12 finale will appear in two back-to-back episodes on May 18 and that means…someone will probably die. The only other time Supernatural has ever aired the last two episodes of a season on the same night was in season 6. And we all know how well that ended for Castiel.
Prepare your feels now.
Until next time, SPN fam. I might even make you a mixed tape.