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Holy ass-butt, you guys. Supernatural started off their 2016 season with a few moves I never expected. I’m still in shock, but so freakin’ excited to find out where this is going to lead.
WARNING SPOILERS ABOUND!
Mark Pellegrino as Lucifer is weirdly hot. He has this whole overtly menacing, manipulative, sexual vibe that makes him the best and worst cell mate ever for our dear Sam Winchester. That’s where we start this episode, with Lucifer metaphorically – and I’m pretty sure literally, given the chance – wanting to jump Sam’s bones.
This show is really all about the Winchesters. Nothing has proven that more than the writer’s insistence that Castiel needs to be in every episode. They’ve backed off on that this season and it has been a welcome reprieve. Crowley on the other hand has remained one of my favorite supporting characters. This episode dove more into his backstory and complicated Mommy, Dearest issues when Rowena finally divulged why she hates him so much … only to prevent her from loving him, because love is a weakness.
Then she dies, you guys. She dies. What is this going to do to my favorite King of Hell?
Also, Rowena’s dream/nightmare of their family Christmas really deserves it’s own full episode.
Five seconds into the episode, Dean is in full on hell hath no fury like a big brother’s scorn mode, completely dropping the investigation on Ms. Darkness to find Sam. Crowley, realizing his mother is a witch with a capital B, brings him up to speed on the whole Sam is trapped in hell storyline and they quickly form a rescue plan.
In one scene that basically describes the entire Supernatural series Crowley says, “Don’t worry about Sam.” To which Dean replies, “Oh, I’m sorry, have you met me?”
The big, BIG shock of this year’s midseason premiere came when Castiel betrayed the Winchesters and made a secret deal with the devil. I have long ranted about Castiel’s character becoming more and more useless on the show and this episode had me really worried about where the writers were headed as Cas once again faced an existential angel crisis wandering through the woods.
But then he went with Dean to save Sam and he made a freakin’ deal with Lucifer on the down low. Castiel is gone, you guys. Lucifer has taken control of the vessel Jimmy Novak.
I was shocked. I did not see this turn of events coming and I am so excited about where it’s going to go. Misha Collins is a gorgeous actor and I can’t wait to see him in full on playful devil mode. His mimicry of Mark Pelligrino’s expressions and voice was so on point.
I am fired up about this season. It started off a bit messy with multiple storylines, although all of them were intriguing, but the writing is getting more concise with every episode. Everything is coming together. Everything is leading towards a massive showdown between Ms. Darkness, Lucifer and our beloved Winchesters. Lucifer echoed the entire fandom when he pointed out to Sam there is a horrible problem with the brothers always choosing each other over the fate of the world. The new reaper, Billie, reinforcing for the umpteenth time that “dead means dead” from here on out is absolutely terrifying.
Is anybody else totally freaking out? Is Castiel really gone forever?!?