Last nightâ€™s episode â€œCaged Heatâ€ revealed that Crowley was not the big bad after all. He was really more of a used car salesman, all talk and no substance. The fact that he was personally doing the torturing hints that he was doing the bidding of someone else. The King of Hell is upper management, he wouldn’t be getting his hands dirty. So, if Crowley isnâ€™t the big bad, than who is? Thanks to some brilliant thinking during our discussions on the episode (Jeannie gets the gold star), the answer to me now couldnâ€™t be more obvious. This answer clears up any inconsistency issues I have had with season six. So who is the big bad?
Just think about it! I know, that probably makes hearts sink more, for many are hoping for Dean and Sam to be together again fighting evil, but letâ€™s look at the evidence.
Sam wouldnâ€™t allow Crowley to be killed in â€œWeekend at Bobbyâ€™s.â€ What if Crowley was working for him all along? Was Crowley able to spring Sam from the cage because Lucifer and/or Michael have a new Plan B? Since Sam could leave the cage and they couldnâ€™t, why not tap him to run the show (and thus carry out their wishes). It would make sense he would come out soulless. The human soul has a way of impeding plans of evil.
Sam killed Megâ€™s minion quickly and easily and Meg didnâ€™t protest or retaliate. She gave Sam a look like â€œwhatever you say boss.â€ That is a clear cut hint whoâ€™s really calling the shots. I think Sam and Meg arranged this whole adventure which is why she went to easy on Sam but threatened Dean.
The way he had Castiel get rid of the prison full of monsters. You think that was Sam really covering his tracks?
Samâ€™s character in â€œCaged Heatâ€ came across as a grand schemer rather than someone whoâ€™s on a quest for his soul. There was just something more to it. The characterization wasnâ€™t consistent, so could it be theyâ€™re raising doubt over Samâ€™s true intentions. Either that or itâ€™s some really choppy writing. Heâ€™s actually been scheming all season and it makes you wonder what he was actually doing that year he wasnâ€™t with Dean. Thereâ€™s probably more to come on that, maybe. In â€œClap Your Hands If You Believeâ€ it was my belief that Sam was playing with Dean about the soulless stuff.
Something has been bugging me all season, and â€œCaged Heatâ€ really sealed the deal for me. What happened to Samâ€™s powers? He’s always had them, even when not drinking demon blood. We learned from â€œDeath Takes A Holidayâ€ that his powers come from his body not his soul. It was eluded to by Castiel that the amount of demon blood Sam would have to drink to kill Lilith (and handle Lucifer) would change him forever. You think that we havenâ€™t seen him use his demon powers just because TPTB arenâ€™t ready to pull that trigger? That he really does have them and has been using them but he canâ€™t use them in front of Dean or Samuel otherwise heâ€™ll risk giving up what heâ€™s really up to? I canâ€™t believe that Sam after all that happened would be left without demon powers.
The ten second promo thatâ€™s on the our front page, not to mention this seasons promotional poster of Dean with a halo and Sam with a snake. It certainly hints that Sam is the one running Hell, doesnâ€™t it?
I could go on and on (and maybe I will in comments once more clues become apparent) but it seems to me that Sam is pulling one very calculated con, exactly the way Ruby did in seasons three and four. What do you think? Is this just another trick the writers are using to raise doubt or am I onto something here? Do you like the idea of Sam being the big bad? Do you think weâ€™re being setup for a Dean having to save Sam or kill him scenario again?