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!
Let's Speculate! Like A Virgin, or How To Train Your Dragon to Read From A Human-Skin Book and Release You From Purgatory.
Show is back, everyone! I really enjoyed that episode, most of all because it was great to finally have the brothers back on the same side working the case together with the same goals in mind, and one of them wasn't trying to outmanouver the other. As much as I enjoyed the first half of this season, I'm ready now for them to move forward together. While much of the episode centered around the band getting back together, there were some things in here worth speculating about. So now I present to you three episode-related theories and one crazy theory I've come up with that I want to talk about. Here we go!
All In All, Hell's Just Another Brick in the Wall
It took over a week, but Sam woke up with the wall intact. I mean, he didn't remember anything at all from the end of "Swan Song" until the time he woke up. But then he kind of did. He had a bit of a deja vu moment with the skinwalker. Uh-oh. I think that's a hint of things to come, and I'm guessing that wall starts to come down sooner rather than later. Any bets on how long before Sam remembers something from Hell? I think no longer than two episodes. Yep, sorry, everyone who hoped the "Great Wall of Sam" was going to last the rest of the season. My money is on some crumbling and soon.
I know that Castiel told Sam about what he'd done during his Robo!Sam escapades, but there's a difference between knowing and remembering and feeling. Plus, Cass probably doesn't know everything Sam did during that whole year. He was busy fighting in heaven, so I'm sure he wasn't exactly keeping tabs on Sam's actions. And he definitely doesn't know about what precisely happened to Sam in hell, though he can probably hazard a pretty good guess since Cass has been there before.
And one more thing about this whole wall deal. Sam is, after all, a Winchester. You just know he's going to poke at that wall no matter how many times people tell him not to. He's going to do it because he will feel guilty about what he did during his soulless year, and he'll think he got off to lightly by not being able to remember, and to try and atone for things, he's going to poke at the wall. He wouldn't really be Sam if he didn't do that.
Knock, knock! Who's there? Only the Mother of us all!
We finally met our big bad of the season tonight. I like that we're halfway through and only just seeing her for the first time. This way she can be around just enough to be menacing but not too much so she loses mystique and scare factor. Now, way back in my speculation article for â€œFamily Matters,â€ I posted the following theory about who I think the Mother is:
â€œSticking with Christian mythology, I'm going to say it was Eve. When she bit that apple, this is what happened. She gave birth to a race of monsters as an added punishment. Not literally gave birth but figuratively; her giving in to temptation twisted earth's beautiful creatures into something ugly.â€
I am sticking with it! I still think the show is going with Eve here. I don't know precisely how they'll portray her giving birth to monsters, but I still think she will end up being Eve. I know that technically in the bible Lilith was the mother of monsters or demons or something, but they already used her, so no Lilith. Also, â€œSupernaturalâ€ has a habit of taking Judeo/Christian beliefs and tweaking them in interesting ways. Whoever she turns out to be, I am looking forward to seeing how this all plays out. I wonder what other creatures she's going to bring around?
Someone brought this up in the Cbox discussion after the episode, and I'm sorry that I forget who, but they mentioned an interesting question: why now? Why are dragons roaming the earth now after 700 years? Why is the Mother coming to earth now? Of course it all has to tie into all the other random monsters that have popped up lately, but why is all of this happening now? I'm guessing it's because heaven and hell are in turmoil right now, so the monsters see an opportunity to gain some ground.
Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Purgatory's Door
I am curious about whether this chasm to Purgatory is going to spew forth any other monsters or if it was a Mother-only affair. If demons can get to earth via doors to hell, I'm guessing monsters can do the same thing. And because it's way past my bedtime when I'm writing this, I just got this great mental image of all these monsters queueing to get out of Purgatory and getting in this huge monster traffic jam and getting really frustrated and sighing a lot and checking their phone for texts just like I do when I'm stuck in a traffic jam. But seriously, if that door can let anything into earth, not good. How are you going to seal that thing up? It was a pretty giant chasm.
All right, that was three things about the episode, so are you ready for my crazy theory?
I Want Nick To Be the Next Ruler of Hell
For those of you who might not recall, Nick was Lucifer's vessel in season 5. Here's how I see this scenario going down. When Lucifer left Nick in â€œSwan Song,â€ he collapsed on the floor and must have died. He was rotting pretty badly, and I really don't think he would have survived that. Nick was also drinking demon blood, a lot of it, to keep Lucifer from tearing him to pieces. All that demon blood surely changed Nick irreparably, just as it would have changed Sam. So now we've got a dead Lucifer vessel who drank copious amounts of demon blood who also said yes to Lucifer to get revenge for his dead family. There's no way that he's getting into heaven after all that.
So now Nick is in hell, and he's been there since "Swan Song." I think, due to all the demon blood, he was already well on his way to becoming a demon, and it didn't take long to turn him into one once he was in the pit. Now, if you're a Lucufer-supporting, anti-Crowley demon and you're looking for someone to follow, you're going to jump at the chance to pal around with the demon who once housed Lucifer. So all that trouble Crowley was having down in hell? I want it to be Nick leading the way.
Now, Meg is also a viable option, based on characters we've already met, but I think Meg is better as a number-two demon than the head honcho. I just think she has a better time when she can run amok for someone else than when she has to be the one in charge herself. She fell in line pretty quickly with Sam's way of thinking in â€œCaged Heat,â€ after all. I'm not saying she couldn't rule. I'm just saying I think she's better as a right-hand demon.
And that's it! What do you guys think? Am I crazy to think that Sam is going to tear down that wall soon? How about Eve as the Mother? And I know you all have some opinions on my Nick theory, so let's hear about it.