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Grab the bourbon and hide yo kids, let’s talk Supernatural Season 11, Episode 2.
The second episode is a direct continuation of the premiere, with Dean dropping off Baby Darkness and Deputy Jenna at Grandma’s house while Sam is fighting the infected folk of Superior, Nebraska. After making a quick DIY taser pole, Sam zaps a newly infected to try and get some answers.
Meanwhile, at Grandma’s house, Baby Darkness is making her presence known.
That’s right. Baby Darkness has a mighty hunger. Slightly jarred by a baby telekinetically hurling blocks into a wall, Deputy Jenna calls Dean for help. Back with Sam in Zombieland, the interrogation of the extra is proving unproductive.
We also meet a new reaper, Billie, who tells Sam the rules of the game are changing. She says he is “unclean in the biblical sense,” which will prove to be a helpful clue later on, and dead means dead. That’s right, folks. If our beloved Winchesters die, there is no coming back.
When Dean arrives back at Grandma’s house, a surprise named Father Daphne is waiting for him.
I loved this inclusion of Crowley. It is exactly where the character needs to be, a saucy little side dish that has all the right lines but not much screen time. Turns out Crowley regularly works “cases” involving exorcism, but even he doesn’t understand Baby Darkness. Still, he’s extremely intrigued, especially when it turns out she feeds on souls. To that end, Deputy Jenna goes the way of so many characters on Supernatural, i.e. sacrificed for the greater plot device, and Amara turns from angry infant to calculating tween in an instant.
Later, Sam uses the clue from Reaper Billie to burn away the infection with holy oil and fire. He saves himself and what’s left of the townspeople.
The show ends with a few cliffhangers, the main one being Crowley now has Amara the Soul Eating Darkness Tween is his possession. He picks her up in a pedophile van full of “candy” just to amp up the creep factor. I have to assume that with Crowley’s help, we will see Amara as a full-fledged adult very soon.
After a quick plea to God, Sam also had a very haunting vision of him in hell. Probably not a good thing.
Oh yeah, and something is going on with Castiel, but nobody really cares.
I am loving this season so far, because very clear lines are being drawn between the good guys and the bad guys. Crowley is no longer anybody’s sidekick and I cannot wait to see what plans he has for the Darkness. Let’s not forget the speed at which this season is moving too! Dean already knows Amara is evil. Sam already knows how to cure the infection. Although, I doubt Sam has spilled the beans on his “hell vision” and I do not like my boys keeping secrets.
Next week, I’m sure we will return to the more procedural format of the show … hunting things and saving people … so we will have to wait a few weeks for another “core mythology” show to roll around. The writers have opened with a bang and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Deputy Grandma: Who are we gonna call?
Cut to Dean answering phone: Ghostbusters.
Is “I Brought Candy” Crowley the creepiest Crowley we’ve ever seen? Does anybody still care what happens to Castiel? Are you secretly wishing you could be Dean’s maid “with that little uniform?” Give me a shout in the comments!