The Devil In The Details
We’re back and a whole lot of things went down tonight so let’s get to it:
Apparently Rowena and Lucifer have been working together for months just to get at Sam. Everything we’ve seen up to this point has been Lucifer actively effing with Sam to get him to come to Hell of his own volition. Sam, of course, spends the episode telling Lucifer to eff off but Lucifer is a persuasive bastard and really, really wants his chosen vessel. Mark Pellegrino and Jared Padalecki do an excellent job with what is essentially a bottle episode for their characters and easily fall back into the relationship dynamic that Lucifer and Sam share.
Dean, on the other hand spends most of this episode alone, trying desperately to A: recover from being at ground zero of an angel smiting and B: decide if he’s going to be heartbroken or relieved if Amara is dead. When he finds out from Crowley that Sam went to Hell, he proceeds to go into DEFCON 1 mode but not in the usual way as he stays calm and calculating throughout his gambit to save Sam.
And then there’s Cas.
Misha Collins has been noticeably absent this year of Supernatural, to the point where fans have been actively asking the show writers why. Tonight we find out as we see Cas struggling with his PTSD and making terrible decisions in his efforts to do the one thing Cas has been obsessed with doing since he arrived on this show: keep Dean Winchester safe. I won’t spoil it for you, but suffice to say it’s a game changer on a massive level and a ticking time bomb that is bound to go off at the worst time possible.
Amara meanwhile is very much not dead and in no way deterred from her mission of finding her brother, killing him and restarting creation with Dean as her mate. Dean is well aware of this and justifiably terrified.
The episode ends with Crowley getting some emotional closure where Rowena is concerned, Rowena getting her just rewards and everyone in even deeper trouble than they were before even if they don’t know it.