Did this seem like a step up to you guys?
They did it! I am finally interested in Amara, and what they're going to do with her this season. It's sort of an insane writing choice that she is... God's sister? Seriously? If God and Amara are siblings, who are their parents?
I'm of course less happy with God being referred to as male and his ultimate evil opponent, his sister, as female. But actually, God doesn't come out well in this scenario. He betrayed and sacrificed his sister (to whom?) in order to create the world. Is she evil? Or just super powerful and hopping mad? After all, we saw two angels acting pretty badly just in this episode. And she made mincemeat out of Crowley, which was fun.
What did Crowley think he was doing with Amara, anyway? Was he just worried about keeping her confined so he wouldn't have to fight her sometime in the future? Was he planning to use her to bring down God, possibly? Amara thought Crowley was doing a crappy job of protecting her, and she was right -- Dean walked right in, didn't he?
One thing Amara finds very interesting is Dean Winchester. Girl, you'll be a woman soon, you'll need a man? And Dean lied to Sam and Castiel about why he didn't kill her, too. We haven't had anything close to a sexy subplot for either of the boys for awhile. Will Dean have a fling with the Darkness, hopefully when she's moved on to a more adult body? I think that might be fun. Does that make me weird?
I'm also really pleased at that glimpse of the Cage. We've never actually seen it before, have we? Why is Sam getting visions of his time there? Are we going to see Lucifer and Michael again? Are we going to return to the Winchester brothers as archangel vessels? Could they please finally get back to Adam Winchester? I'm sure I asked some of these questions last week, but they bear repeating.
We also got more of the kinder and gentler Winchesters when they would have exorcised the demon who came to assassinate the delightfully named Goldie Schmidtlapp if he hadn't been dead already, and Sam tried his best not to kill the demons he took down during their raid on Crowley's quarters in Hell. Well, two out of three isn't bad.
Castiel has something of a no-kill policy now, too. In fact, he just wants to stay in the bunker and watch television, and I know how he feels. But Castiel did manage to track down the now pathetic Metatron and put him in traction, or the boys wouldn't know what Amara is. Why the demon tablet, though? Will there be information on the demon tablet about Amara? Wouldn't it be more likely that she'd have a tablet of her very own?
|I'm glad that red eye look is gone. I prefer Castiel yummy, like this.|
Bits and pieces:
-- I liked the young actress who played Amara this time. She was a much stronger actress than the last Amara. I wonder if they'll bring back the Amara from the first episode of the season when she finishes growing up?
-- Poor Len from "Thin Lizzie" is now dead. Crowley referred to him and people like him as Amara's "candy wrappers".
-- Loved the OWW2 News newscaster, and the way she went from fake all smiles to faux serious.
-- Note the white neon cross in the background when Castiel saved and healed the poor guy who'd been mugged from Metatron. Do you think maybe the recording still exists?
-- Crowley says he can kill Dean now. I wonder.
-- I loved Amara looking at lolcats. What did we do before lolcats? I'm going to ignore that mention of the murder of a family cat in Fall River.
-- This week: Fall River, Omaha, and Hell. The wonderful motel room where the boys killed the demon assassin looked like the dingy version of the room in "Changing Channels". Loved the acid green pictures on the walls. Also loved "Needham Asylum". Where do they find buildings that look like that?
Sam: "Seems insane to leave our one and only angel friend on the bench."
And so say all of us.
Dean: "Are you watching Jenny Jones?"
Castiel: "It's a rerun. She's just about to announce the paternity results. (To the screen) Jenny, he is not ready to be a father!"
Dean: "Okay, I thought you were going with socially acceptable binge-watching. You know, The Wire, Game of Thrones."
Castiel: "Yeah, well, man can't live on caviar alone, Dean."
Sam: "I keep forgetting about you and Crowley's summer of love."
Demon: "Turn to the graph at the bottom of 27 and you'll see a nearly forty percent decrease in soul collections in the Pacific Northwest over the past three years. An unexpected consequence of legalized marijuana? Some analysts think so. Others are not quite so sure."
Metatron: "Reality is the great literature of our era!"
Castiel: "What do you know about The Darkness?"
Metatron: "The band?"
Demon: (to Sam) "You of all people should know pacifism doesn't pay."
Metatron: "I can't take it anymore. Not a single human day. The indignities, they just don't stop. Making my rent, and keeping my phone charged, hemorrhoids..."
I enjoyed this one. Three out of four unexpected consequences of legalized marijuana,
Billie Doux is the founder of Doux Reviews and has been reviewing her favorite shows for quite some time. More Billie Doux.
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