I had my standards high for this episode after the premier, but I wasn’t getting my hopes up, Supernatural can epically drop the ball- and they have. There’s some minor good points, but the majority of it was a disaster.
This episode had more Dean and Cass. The way that they can communicate without words, that after all the crap they’ve been through, they just understand one another and fit like a glove. Essentially there’s no Dean without Cass and vice versa.
I love that Mary is having happy dreams about John and all the funny things he used to do and her saying that he was a great dad meant a lot. The show isn’t shitting on him like they very well known for. I’m just waiting for one of the boys to slip up and of course Dean has given Mary the journal so….this isn’t going to last, I can feel it.
What happened to Benny?? Did the kill him?? I’m so confused about what they did to him!! I hope he comes back.
Then Cass disappears without reason just so Sam and Dean can have a family meal with their mother. What happened? Cass doesn’t exactly have anywhere else to go, his family is Dean and Sam, so he should’ve been there too or even explain where he had to run to.
Another small detail in this episode is that Mary doesn’t cook. Here’s this 12-season backstory that Dean always wants pie because it reminds him of his time with his mother, naturally the audience took that as Mary making toddler Dean pie. But she doesn’t, she buys the pie and everything else she has given Dean since coming back.
Sam and Mary talking for the first time was executed badly.
As a character who thought he lost his brother and craved for a mother’s affection, I just think that Sam should’ve had more confusion and emotions upon seeing the two, and I wish we didn’t miss the whole first-meeting when she came to rescue him. That whole scene was skipped; I think it would’ve been more heart-wrenching if we got that motherly-son first talk when emotions were high at the very moment that they landed eyes on one another.
Sam: “Mom? For me, just uh, having you here, fills in the biggest blank”
Sam’s expression when he hugs her is just so heartbreakingly beautiful. He’s doing the one thing he’s been waiting his whole life for – a hug from mom.
The Prop Department need to sit down and talk; not a single person caught the EndVerse photo?? Why did Dean have all the other photos but then this photo- that isn’t supposed to exist- is handed over to Mary? Why didn’t Dean take that one too? It’s this that has me thinking…maybe it isn’t a slip-up, maybe it’s supposed to be there. But then that doesn’t even make a slick of sense. Anyone else?
Also, since when does acid damage an angel’s vessel? Specifically Lucifer’s vessel?? It was a cool scene and great special effects, but it doesn’t make sense. Also, Rowena being able to control the original Fallen Angel doesn’t follow canon and I would’ve thought that Lucifer- being Lucifer- would have broken wings. This scene was a mess- cool- but a mess. Somebody just didn’t do their research.
I felt for Dean as he sat on the kitchen floor looking at old photos. The is a character who idolised image of his mother is slowly being destroyed. Now, this is the part where the notion that maybe it would’ve been better if she had stayed dead come along. Mary is quickly getting kicked off the pedestal that the boys have built for her. Nothing is going to be the same after this season and that’s a very unsettling feeling.
Can’t wait to see what the British Men of Letters have up their sleeves. Just wish that the team would do their research and stop making huge mistakes in a single episode.