Warning!!!! If you haven’t seen the latest episode of “Supernatural” and the preview for next week, do not read this! There is going to be plot-based speculation and discussion! You’ve been officially warned!
Ding dong, this Hellatus is dead! And I really liked this episode a whole lot, so I thought it was a great way to come back. This episode was a really great example of how good “Supernatural” is at mixing poignant drama with dark comedy. At first, I was so, so, so happy to see Ellen. But then I realized that she was going to be gone at the end of the episode, and oh, that was hard. I’m glad Jo was alive somewhere in that universe, but I wish we could have seen her, too. I always liked Jo. But really, what I want to speculate about tonight has to do with Cass and his war.
How Many Souls Does It Take To Get To the Center Of A Tootsie Roll Pop?
I’m not going to lie, I did not see that twist coming! I thought for sure Balthazar was just being Balthazar, but that was not the case at all. So Cass had Balthazar unsink the Titanic in order to create 50,000 souls. Boy, I really want to know what he needed those souls for. I’m sure we’ll find out soon, but in the meantime, I really want to know. Of course, we all know that souls have extreme power, and Death himself said it was about the souls. And how was Cass going to use them? Was he going to have to harvest them from people somehow or could he tap into their power by some other method?
Cass is really heading toward a slippery slope, isn’t he? This seems like a “doing the wrong thing for the right reasons” situation. At least, I hope that’s what it is. Because setting things right and sinking the boat wasn’t the wrong thing here, I don’t think. I think UNsinking the boat and creating that alternate world was the wrong thing to do. Again, I’m sure he had good intentions, and it’s not like anyone else on this show is squeaky clean, but the whole reason Cass rebelled against heaven in the first place is because it was corrupt, so it’s hard to see him have to possibly corrupt himself in order to win his war. I’m worried about Cass, everyone! Episode 20 this season is going to flat-out kill me, I think.
The Balthazar Situation
I find it really interesting that Balthazar went from antagonistic trouble-maker with dubious motives and no allegiance to anything to Cass’ right-hand man and collaborator. And he’s willing to use his reputation as a loose cannon to take the fall for the whole Titanic situation, and it worked with Sam and Dean. Mostly because they didn’t notice that Cass was lying very, very poorly, but still. I’m curious to see what his role will be moving forward, and honestly, I’m kind of a bit nervous that he might just turn on Cass or abandon him when things really get super bad. We shall see.
Next week’s episode is going to be so much fun, I just can’t wait! Old West! Gunfights! Samuel Colt! Hooray!
What did everyone think of this week’s episode? Did you all enjoy it as much as I did?