I am so disoriented right now! It was a good episode… till it reached that godawful ending!
The Winchester Blood
I enjoyed the boys interacting with their mother so much! It was such a treat, drawing similarities between them and the openly happy Dean.
The conversation Sam and Dean had in the cemetery was one of my favourite scenes because their acknowledging that they have problems dealing with emotions is great character development.
“…like mother, like sons…” – Sam Winchester
Agents Beyonce and Jay-Z
Castiel was great in this episode! (Although when he told Mary that he still doesn’t fit in, it broke my heart a little!)
His search for Lucifer was predictable, though I doubt he’ll actually call the boys if he needs help.
“Do you think that happens to Sam and Dean?” – Castiel when the door was shut in his face.
I am curious to see what they will do ultimatly if they do face Lucifer… I mean, he is an archangel! I am sure the angel blade that Cas was carrying is not enough!
And there is of course, the post-Lucifer change there seems to be in Cas. He seems angrier, sassier and impatient! Tumblr theorizes that it is because there is a remnant of Lucifer’s soul still in him and maybe Lucifer has a remnant of Castiel in him (I don’t see that, honestly. Vince-Lucifer is so much more… CRASS, than the Nick-Lucifer.)
All Hail Rowena!
I thought she was done for in this episode. I even felt bad for her; a lot like Sam, actually – wanting out, but the family business pulling them back into jobs they wanted nothing to do with.
When she started casting that spell for Lucifer, her sudden compliance did make me suspicious, but she just banished Lucifer to the… ocean!?
This is a new thing for Supernatural, a female character fending for herself without dying.
“…if you get Lucifer cornered and find yourself in need, I’m there…” – Rowena to Agents Beyonce and Z.
This might have been the only nice thing Rowena has ever volunteered to do.
Mary’s Adjustment Issues
I knew she was finding it difficult to be there. So did Sam. I knew from episode one, where this was headed, but I did not think that’s how she’d leave!
She was snatched out of heaven, where she had her two little boys and her husband, and put back on earth where her sons were grown-up and her husband was dead.
“…Every moment I spend with you reminds of every moment I lost with them…” – Mary to the boys.
She might as well have said that she could not stand being around them! I was so dejected, and I don’t think I have ever seen Dean this hurt. When he backed away from Mary, I wanted to scream.
And when Mary started to head out of the bunker, she did not even look back and when Sam winced as the door shut… I sat in front of my laptop for a few seconds, unsure of what had happened.
HOW COULD MARY LEAVE!?
As Tumblr rightly put it, for Dean, his mother had been a mythical icon of perfection; she was even there in his heaven. But she left him… the boy with abandonment issues had been left by his mother, again. And I would really like to see some serious impact this has on him.
I get it and I saw it coming, but I thought her exit would be eased in to the show. It would have been less heartbreaking if Sam and Dean saw with each episode how uncomfortable she was and then, when Mary decided to leave, they’d be in full support of her! Maybe even suggest it themselves.
But of course, when has Supernatural ever tried to be less heartbreaking for its fans!
Now if you’ll excuse me I need to sit in a corner and cry.