I don’t know about you, but I keep waiting for god/Chuck to come around and be the God of our religious upbringings; being the supreme of what is righteous and good! Let’s get it straight for the purpose of our favorite show and this blog! THIS GOD IS NOT GOOD! HE is selfish, petty, mean and when you put it all together it equals TOTAL DICK! He might be the biggest ‘dick’ we’ve ever seen because…well…he IS god! We pick up this episode with god/Chuck holding Eileen and Sam prisoner in the death casino. (Minus all the bodies) Chuck is annoyed that the wound Sam gave him has connected them both, but is figuring that something inside Sam is keeping him from ‘seeing’ what Sam is up to. And keeping him tethered to Earth! (Doesn’t god see all?) Anyway, Chuck hasn’t figured out what it is, so he admits to putting Eileen into the mix to get close to Sam so he can keep an eye on him through her! Yup, the prick even paved the way for the two of them to share ‘feelings’ for each other!
Dean and Cas are prepping to go to Purgatory to get the Leviathan blossom needed to complete the spell to lock god away, but Dean wants to delay the trip when he tracks Sam’s phone and discovers Chuck has them prisoner. Cas, ever the solider, urges Dean to stay on task, and not go in against god with no plan. Dean reluctantly agrees, a bit disarmed by Cas’ terse tone when he advises Dean not to “…be stupid!”
God meanwhile is going to try to cut the wound out of Sam, but can’t do it himself! Sam gets under his skin by telling him he likes to watch…so god admits it, and forces Eileen to cut away at the wound in Sam’s upper left shoulder. My question here is, if the wound connects them, why didn’t Chuck feel the same pain that Sam did? God is strumming the guitar and Sam tells him his impending death doesn’t matter; god will just bring him back and try again, to which god borrows a line from Dean and yells, “Son-of-a-bitch!” in frustration. Then, Chuck figures it out! Sam has hope…and hope, the very thing our religious tradition teaches us, is what makes him so defiant and impenetrable! Again, why wasn’t god able to see this when he first encountered Sam?
Dean and Cas get to Purgatory through Michael’s door, and encounter a Leviathan who leads them into a trap for “Mother” Eve, who has a score to settle! No greatest-hits here though. We don’t see Eve and the monster informs our guys that Dean’s buddy Benny is dead—killed by his own kind. Dean is knocked out during an attack and Cas is missing when he awakens. Dean says a moving prayer, in which he forgives Cas and apologizes for being so mean and angry, and allowing Cas to walk away in the first place. Turns out that Cas lured the baddies away and got away from them with a blossom to boot. The two get back to the bunker after sharing a hug and some sentiment, they perform the spell that gives Cas the “Mark of Cain” needed to complete the ritual that will lock god away in the cage!
God now has to show Sam what life will be like for them IF they beat him! Why would he need to do this? If he is writing this, how could he possibly conceive of being defeated by 2 of his own creation…UNLESS IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE? Maybe it has happened in every other world that god/Chuck has created! (Just a theory.) He has to convince Sam not to go this route, so he shows Sam with visions, scenarios from January 2021- December 9th, 2022, when the story ends.
It is a dark time. The world seems over-run with monsters, who are winning. We see a bloody Jody saying “Claire is dead.” We hear Dean talk about locking Cas (with the MOC) in a Malek box, and add that Bobby and Jody have a ‘death wish.’ Finally, we see our two boys as vamps, fighting off their own friends. Dean kills Jody after she shoots Sam…Bobby cuts Sam’s head off…and apparently, that’s enough to convince Sam that this is not the way he wants to go.
God even feigns sentimentality regarding our heroes, telling Sam, “I want better for you both!” They are his “favorite show!” What if the show up to now has always ended with god losing? This is why he keeps coming back to it in different versions; To figure out one where HE WINS? At present, he has convinced Sam that dark forces prevail without him and that everyone they love dies! (But isn’t that the case anyway? At least the latter part?)
Dean and Cas come to the casino for the rescue and god is there. Sam has the sphere and all he’s got to do is use it finish the spell and to God, but he has been beaten to a hopeless pulp and can’t do it, having seen what god wanted him to see. His “hopelessness” heals Chuck and himself. God declares he’s free now, having seen this movie play out so many times! (in my opinion!) Dean gets nose-to-nose with him and declares it won’t end like god wants it! God responds, “We’ll see” and disappears for now. Eileen ends up leaving the bunker, cuz the poor thing doesn’t know what’s real or not anymore, but she and Sam shared a warm, loving kiss! Now, back to square one, our heroes will try to figure out another way!
Enter Jack in ‘the empty’ with Billie the death reaper saying, “We need to talk!” Is Jack the key? In none of god’s scenarios revealed to Sam is Jack even a part! Jack is the ultimate, ultimate creation; the mixture of god’s greatest hits, arc-angels and humans! When at full power, he reached into the empty and awakened Cas. (god himself has no jurisdiction there!) Jack made everyone in the world honest with one wish and killed Mary with a thought! What can’t he do??? Why did god dust him off so quickly? Maybe because he knows Jack’s role will be major in his being over-thrown? What do you think! This final season is winding down, and I am expecting a big, fantastic finish!
Eric “FeelingSupernatural” Clemons
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