Let’s Speculate: Season Premiere 10×1 “Black”
Written by Jeremy Carver
Directed by Robert Singer
Summary: The season nine finale ended with a demonized Dean, a desperate Sam, a dying Castiel, and a gleeful Crowley. The season ten premiere picks up with Sam torturing Dar. Sam seems desperate still. After Sam returns to the lonely bunker, we get a montage of him searching and missing Dean. He calls Castiel who we see in a cheap motel and he’s sick. They discuss Dean and possibilities. We cut to Dean having sex with a waitress and then Crowley interrupts. There’s an exchange of Jerk and Bitch to show us how far Dean has wandered away.
The episode then follows three threads. First, Sam’s search for Dean and the revelation that Dean is a demon, which leads to Sam confronting Crowley on the phone and then being captured by the new guy, Cole, who is connected to the demon Sam was torturing in the beginning. The second thread follows Demon Dean drinking and playing and Crowley trying to convince Dean to take his rightful place at the right hand of the King of Hell. Crowley brings up Sam and uses Sam to push Dean into making a choice. Dean propositions Anne Marie, the waitress, to run away with him and when she refuses (in what has to be the best intuitive decision of her life) Dean insults her and she leaves. The third story follows Castiel and Hannah as they track down rogue angels who want to stay human and have choice. The two angels, Daniel and Adina, are fugitives, basically. Hannah and Cas confront Daniel and then tangle with Adina.
The episode ends with the following set up for the threads. Dean refuses to bargain for Sam with Cole, showing us that he doesn’t care if Sam dies but he will kill Cole at some point, while Cas and Hannah continue their mission to bring the rogue angels back to heaven.
Mini-review: Yay for the premiere! We are back.
Questions to Ponder:
What do you think Demon Dean is going to do?
How is Cole connected to Dar and Dean?
Will Sam get another head injury and turn into mush?
What does Crowley want, really?
How will Cas get better? What will be the divine intervention?
Leave your thoughts and questions below and welcome back!