Since yesterday, January 24, was none other than Dean Winchester’s birthday, I thought we’d talk shop on Supernatural and two of my favorite brothers, the Winchesters.
If you aren’t caught up yet, the spoilers they are a coming so fair warning. Alright, I warned you…I know, sometimes spoilers are just so tempting so here we go.
As of right now Sam is finally out of Lucifer’s cage. Seeing him in there was heart-wrenching especially since this was the second time, at least physically for Sam. We can’t forget when Luci haunted the hell out of Sam in Season 7, which was basically like being stuck in a cage with that psycho for Sam.
I was just so happy to see protective older brother Dean when he found out where Sam was. The best seasons, at least in my opinion, have always been when the two brothers are fighting side by side despite whatever craziness was going on. Because when you get down to the core of it, Supernatural has been and always will be about Sam and Dean Winchester. Yes, there have been plenty of other important characters along the way. Bobby, Castiel, Charlie…just to name a few. But Sam and Dean are Supernatural. End of story.
They’re family and as we’ve seen over the course of eleven seasons, these two brothers will always choose each other. At times it might not be right away, which has left me on my couch clenching my hands into fists in frustration and muttering things at my TV at fictional characters. But Sam and Dean are each other’s strengths and weaknesses and no one comes before the other.
Even Eric Kripke has spoken similarly about the brotherly bond.
“The thematic of the show has been ‘family can overcome anything’. Nothing is more important than the bonds of family. It’s even more important than the bonds of Heaven and Hell. We give them lots of obstacles, but I believe – at the end of the day – that Sam and Dean will always come together because in the world-view of the show and in my own personal world-view, there’s no stronger force than family,” Kripke said in an interview with TVOvermind all the way back in 2012.
But I seriously digress!
So now that Dean and Castiel ventured into Lucifer’s cage, got the crap beat out of them along with Sam and eventually pulled Sam out of there, we are now left with…Lucifer arrogantly prancing around inside of Castiel’s/long dead Jimmy’s body.
And as much as I dread whatever horrible kick-in-the-stomach consequences are going to come from all of this, I’m honestly really excited to see Misha playing Lucifer! I know, I know, that sounds all kinds of crazy but that just comes with the territory of being a Supernatural fan
since day one.
Even from the short scene we saw at the end of last week’s episode of Lucifer in Castiel’s body, my jaw dropped from how well Misha pulled off Mark Pellegrino’s Lucifer. He must have sat down and studied the hell out of Mark’s mannerisms and speech because it was incredibly spot on! Just re-watch that scene again below, trust me.
We also got a trip down memory lane courtesy of Lucifer. And, of course, I totally needed a refresher of Season 5’s “Swan Song.” Sure, yeah, as if it wasn’t bad enough how much that season finale tore my heart to pieces (and also had a chance of being the last episode of Supernatural ever) I really needed to see Sam reliving it all. Oh, Supernatural writers, you are all well-versed in emotional torture…but I love you for it.
Lucifer expressed his confusion about Castiel’s use of ‘assbutt,’ we learned that smiting sickness is a thing thanks to Dean puking his guts up and we got to see a special appearance by Colin Ford playing young Sam again in a new glimpse into Sam’s past. Oh, and as you saw in the clip above, we had to say goodbye to yet another character aka Rowena. I was actually enjoying loving to hate her so I’m sad to see Ruth Connell go. But you never truly know when it comes to characters’ deaths on Supernatural so maybe we’ll see her again. Like we get to see Bobby again this season. In flashbacks but still, Bobby!
I cannot wait to see what the upcoming episodes have in store! I mean, we not only have an episode dealing with wrestling but there’s also one coming that has the boys back in time on a World War II submarine. I’m also dying for them to eventually gank the Darkness, who seriously needs to take a hike because I’m tired of Amara’s trouble-making and creepy affect on Dean.
And, as always, I continue to be amazed by the talent Jensen, Jared and the rest of this cast, crew and writers bring each and every week.
Until next time fellow SPN Family members, let me in on your thoughts about this season and I now leave you with this stab to the heart tweet from Mark Pellegrino 🙂