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!
Holy mother of monsters, that episode was intense! When I saw the episode title, I thought maybe it would be a lot of monsters dying and stubbornly held on to that belief for way too long. Also, if you have never read Agatha Christie's book "And Then There Were None," I highly recommend it. It's a really kick-ass book. It's the first mystery book I ever read, and I think in some ways it spoiled the genre for me because it's just so perfect. Okay, enough with the literary criticism. On to the speculation!
Eve Is One Creative Bitch
That mind worm thing was horrifying! Monster parasite! Parasites are just terrifying to me, and that thing was no exception. I have to wonder if she had that thing planned the whole time she was talking to that trucker or if she just made it up on the spot. Because if she has the ability to just create monsters at will at any time, that is insanely dangerous. Anytime you face her, she could just plop a monster or ten down next to you. "Oh, you're here to kill me? Have some werewolves!" How do you stop something like that? And I'm very curious just whom Eve was luring to that cannery. Was it hunters in general so she could take them out? Or was it specifically the Winchesters? They are pretty famous hunters, as far as hunters can be famous, so maybe she knows who they are. Also, Dean's like about a "Sherman March monster mash" was hilarious. I didn't figure Dean for a Civil War buff, but it was a very good analogy.
Next, I am just going to pat myself on the back here in regards to naming Eve as the mother of all. High five to everyone who agreed with me! Now, she could just be calling herself Eve for fun and not because she really is THE Eve, but I still like the symbolism of it.
And did anyone else find it interesting how Eve turned up 10,000 years ago and started creating monsters then? I don't know why I thought monsters would have been around longer than that. According to a quick search of Wikipedia, Homo Sapiens have basically been around for 250,000 years. The first civilization, the Sumerians, basically got started around 5000 BC, which means that Eve was around creating monsters for 3,000 years before that. I find this very interesting because if you look at a lot of Mesopotamian mythology, there are monsters involved all over the place, especially Tiamat in Babylonian lore. I could go on and on, but my point is that I liked where they placed her appearance in the Supernatural world because it makes ancient history seem that much more possible, doesn't it? Perhaps there really was a Medusa, a creature with snakes on its head. Maybe satyrs and minotaurs and all sorts of things really were real at one point. This idea pleases me to no end. Now I want to see Sam and Dean get sent waaaaay back in time to hunt some monsters of the ancient world.
All In The Family
This episode was just chock full of family talk, wasn't it? From blood ties to emotional ties, family was everywhere, Of course, you had Eve being the mother of all monsters. And you had the Campbell Family drama and all that entailed. But I'm much more interested in the emotional family things happening in this episode than I am the blood ones. Though, Samuel biting it was pretty great. Anyway, when Samuel made that crack to Bobby about him being the man pretending to be Sam and Dean's father, oh, I wanted to smack him. Low blow, man. I'm so happy Bobby stood up for himself and simultaneously put Samuel down with his response, too, because you do not mess with Bobby.
But what I found most interesting was how they fleshed out Rufus and Bobby's relationship. They never said how the situation with Bobby's wife got resolved, and I just got it into my head somehow that Bobby managed to stumble upon something that worked and got the demon out, though the damage had been done. But knowing that it was Rufus who basically set Bobby on the path of hunting was awesome. And that makes Rufus Bobby's hunter father, in a manner of speaking. So Bobby basically killed his figurative father tonight, or at least a brother. Because they hunted together and traveled together and were Sam and Dean, basically. Until Omaha. Which leads me to...
The Graveyard Talk
Most of the time, I swear that I can't love Dean more than I already do, and then he'll go and do something like give that speech in the graveyard. It was just so beautiful in a Dean sort of way because it wasn't flowery or overly dramatic, just real and heartfelt and vehement. And Bobby and especially Sam needed to hear everything he said. And let's just take a moment and really think about the fact that Dean spent a year apart from Sam and Bobby, found out Sam was alive and then spent months around this soulless thing who looked like his brother. He was more alone than I think he's ever been for a really long time, and he just got his family back, really. And since Dean is all about his family, of course he was going to step up and let them know, in his own way, that no matter what happens, no matter what they do, he will love them and be at peace with them. Unconditional love.
And Now For Yet Another Hellatus
We're on the verge of yet another long break, and the CW gives us that maddening promo! Alice thought it was for the next two episodes, and that makes a lot of sense. And I really have no idea what was happening in most of that promo, but it really made me curious to see the episodes!
What did you guys think about tonight's episode?