We have to change. -says Sam as we all laugh at how that will never happen
Despite the darkness being released, the worst thing the brothers have ever come up against, they still can’t comprehend lying to one another just causes more problems.
*spoilers, of course*
I love Supernatural and always thought it had great potential to become more than the recurring themes we see every damn season, but unfortunately they are still all over the place. Sam goes on a big spiel that they need to change because everything keeps repeating themselves (yeah no shit) and not much longer after that does the change happen? Nope.
The episode starts with Dean surrounded by darkness but he spots someone there with him. For a few minutes the scene flashes back and forth between Sam and Dean remembering the darkness engulfing their car to Dean disappearing. Sam finds him a mile away from the car and Dean tells him about the woman he saw, but that he doesn’t remember their conversation. But guess what! He does! And he doesn’t tell Sam that darkness told Dean they are forever bound. She shows the Mark of Cain on her shoulder. She also thanks Dean for letting her out.
Now Sam and Dean are on the road again and come across a town where everyone is pretty much dead. Apparently if you were outside when the rolling cloud of death crossed by you were infected, started to grow black veins across your neck, and became violent. Don’t worry though, apparently you only live for a few hours until it eventually kills you.
Did anyone else have a Croatoan vibe with this? Not that it’s a bad thing, but man couldn’t the darkness do anything else?
Sam and Dean meet a cop who has been surviving this whole ordeal and going up against the infected. She seems like a cool character, but man I hate those cop uniforms they give the woman.
They end up at the hospital to patch her up when they discover a man and his newborn daughter are hiding in a closet from a “Rabid.” Eventually it’s revealed he got infected after one got their blood on him. He tells them her name is Amara but I prefer Doo Drop (he called her that once and that’s what I called her the rest of the episode) and Dean will do anything to save this baby.
Then comes an argument between the two. Sam thinks they need to change because things keep repeating themselves and I laughed out loud because that is literally the show. They talk about finding a cure, but seeing as the infection only lasts a few hours, what’s the point?
Dean gets the cop lady (her name is Jenna) and Doo Drop out of the hospital safely and Sam leads away the Rabids after them. And what happens during all this? Sam gets infected….of course. And does he tell Dean he’s infected? Of course…not. Of course not! So what’s next episode going to be? Curing Sam of course and this better not last longer than an episode or it will turn into last season (finding a cure for Dean.)
Oh wait! What about Cas? And Crowley?
Well remember Rowena put that spell on Cas? Yeah he’s still got it and he can hurt other people so he calls for his Angel brothers to take him away which is the worst idea ever. Why not just tell Dean and Sam and they’ll figure it out. Because this is a season of change!
And Crowley found a new meat suit for a while, a woman who convinced her husband to have an orgy with their neighbors…Yeah Crowley goes through with the orgy THEN kills them and contacts his demons. It was odd and a little awkward.
But Crowley makes his way back to hell where the demons tell him about the darkness and that there’s a disturbance in the cage. Oh my god is someone out? No they’re just trying to warn everyone about the darkness. But maybe someone will get out? That could change things up. Or maybe we just need Lucifer to lighten things up around here.
The episode ends with Jenna changing Doo Drop’s diaper and notices something on her shoulder: the Mark of Cain! Okay that ending was pretty damn awesome. The baby is the darkness and that’s why Dean wanted to save her so badly. He’s bound with her. I wasn’t expecting that at all.
So compared to last season this one has way more potential with the darkness. However we need to stop with the same old sob story of Dean and Sam not telling each other shit or staying on storylines for far too long. This Sam has the darkness infection better not last the whole damn season. We don’t need another journey of curing a brother. We need a journey of Sam and Dean going after the darkness and kicking it in the ass. Or will Dean’s “connection” with the darkness hold him back?