I’m totally unsure of Crowley’s plan. He’s all for educating the littlest evil in the ways of Hitler but squirms when she takes out one of his minions. He bought her a pretty pink pop-up book and even though he knows perfectly well that she eats souls, he attempts to feed her cupcakes when she says that she’s hungry and later tries to put her on a soul diet. What’s going on here? Did he bite off more than he can chew? Does he want her close so he can rein her in? And if so, why? Why not help the Winchesters defeat her? Is it just a pride thing? Is he still in denial about being their sidekick? In any case, Amara is now a bitchy little tween and Crowley’s hands are certainly full.
We got another largely unnecessary scene selling us on how big and bad the Darkness is. We get it. Darkness = bad. That’s been established; can we move on? This is the scene that really pushed me overboard on the mediocrity of this episode. It was poorly acted and so poorly written it felt like a rough draft the writers ran out of time to revisit. Or maybe the episode just ran short and they had to throw something together quickly to kill time. We did get the tease that the grunts of the angels and demons world have had it up to here with being redshirted and might just be ready to take things into their own hands. Which might be interesting if the show manages to introduce some non-Cas angels and non-Crowley demons with actual personalities. As it is, they’re all dull and interchangeable. This show used to have a truly great roster of supporting/recurring characters. It really feels like the writers have given up on having us care about any character who isn’t main cast. We still have Jody Mills at least. (Please don’t ever kill Jody.)
The Lucifer name drop might serve as an important reminder about the early seasons politics of Hell. Crowley was anti-Lucifer to the point that he provided an integral role in Lucifer’s imprisonment. So is dear old Uncle Crowley’s endgame with Amara to keep Lucifer locked up and himself on the throne? The past couple episodes have ever so slightly hinted that it might be time for the cage to be opened and Lucifer, Michael, and poor, forgotten Adam to be set free. Which, can I just say, PLEASE! And please, writers, let Mark Pellegrino return to play Lucifer. I don’t care what sort of crazy plot gymnastics you have to throw in there to make it happen.
Returning from the land of hopeful wishing, the best part of the episode for me was Rowena, which sort of says a lot. Rowena’s annoyed me from day one. Everything about her is so ridiculously over the top. She’s like the Vegas showgirl version of a Supernatural villain. I get why the show keeps Crowley around despite all logic, I do. He’s fun and funny and Mark Sheppard. Rowena has none of that going for her and it’s ridiculous she’s still wandering around making trouble. Because this review is really just an epic bitchfest and I appreciate you reading this far I’m going to lighten it up for my take on what Rowena’s been up to.
What else happened this week? Cas went super crazy and almost killed an extra but didn’t and has now been miraculously cured of whatever curse it was that made him super crazy. Kind of a waste of time there. Also, the gang is on the hunt for Metatron because…I really have no idea. They need him to defeat the Darkness? We’ve been down the trusting Metatron road. It didn’t turn out great. And how much do I hate Metatron? Please let the Winchesters kill him the next time he pops up. Please oh please oh please.
Bits and Pieces:
-- Undercover Dean looked strangely familiar.
Dean: “Yeah, it’d be nice if He’d put down the Mai Tai and show up for work.”
Cas: “…scouring the earth for the perp. It’s slang for perpetrator.”
Claudette: “You can’t do this! I have rights!”
Dean: “And I have a fake badge” *winks*
I could really use some feedback on this one guys. Is my criticism warranted? Am I alone in my dislike of Rowena and outright hatred of Metatron? Can anyone come up with a better term than megacoven?
two out of four megacovens
sunbunny, who is not Billie Doux
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