Supernatural is back tonight, and it’s not a moment too soon. The mid-season finale was INSANE and left me INCREDIBLY concerned for Sam’s safety…
…I suppose now’s a good time to warn those who aren’t caught up on Supernatural: SPOILER. ALERT.
Alright, everyone here okay with talking Supernatural season 11 part 1 spoilers? Well then…
We left both Sam and Dean in rather precarious positions at the winter finale. Dean was with Amara, and by with Amara I definitely mean with Amara…
Okay, to be fair it’s not like Dean is head over heels in love with Amara, but the two of them definitely have a connection. While Amara is the one who does the big talk of “we’ll become one”, Dean does a lot of posturing as though he plans to kill her, but he never actually does–and not for lack of opportunity. He’s had quite a few chances to kill Amara, but he’s never actually done it. In fact, in the moment that leads up to their kiss, Dean tries to stab Amara and doesn’t–they make out a little instead. Just as we’re trying to figure out if we want or should start shipping Dean and Amara (Damara? Deara?), and while we try to ignore the parallels to Sam getting with Ruby while Dean was in hell, Amara is attacked by a group of angels. She wipes them out fairly quickly, but then realizes that the angels have another plan of attack. Every single angel smites her at the same time, but before we know if the attack is successful or not (I’m gonna guess not since we still have an entire half of the season), Amara zaps Dean to safety. I guess you can’t say that The Darkness isn’t loyal.
Dean’s situation with The Darkness is certainly heavy, and her presence on earth has wreaked quite a lot of havoc. However, the big mid-season cliffhanger had to do with Sam. Ever since the boys unleashed The Darkness, Sam has felt a calling from someone–someone who Sam believes can truly help them defeat The Darkness. Of course, the visions Sam had weren’t always great. While he had a vision that he was speaking with a young version of his father (because Jeffrey Dean Morgan is busy being the Worst Person In the World over on The Walking Dead), he’s also had pretty vivid visions of his time in The Cage. While I was stoked to hear mention of The Cage again–especially because I thought it might mean we get a clear answer on what’s up with poor Adam–it didn’t take long for Sam to decide that 1) the visions were from God, and 2) the visions meant he needed to return to The Cage. Of course Dean was NOT on board with this “visit The Cage” plan, but since he was busy snogging The Darkness, he wasn’t around to smack some sense into Sam. Instead, Sam finds Crowley and Rowena, and they work to bring Lucifer up for a bit of a chat to see if he’ll be willing to help them defeat The Darkness.
Can I just stop and say, if the King of Hell and his mom think your plan to visit the Devil in hell-prison is a good plan, FIND ANOTHER PLAN.
But I digress…
Of course, things don’t go as planned, and it turns out that not only are the visions from Lucifer, not God, but he manages to snag Sam and lock him back in The Cage (where Adam and/or Michael is noticeably absent, but whatevs). That’s how we were left. Merry Christmas, kids, Sammy’s back in The Cage. Happily, the wait is over and the show returns today. I don’t know about you, but I’m really hoping Sammy’s second tour of The Cage is about as short as the so-called “year of the Deanmon” which actually turned out to be approximately three episodes. However, I really fear that Sam will have to wait it out in The Cage a bit longer so Dean can do his worried brother thing and fight to get Sam out of hell. Here’s Jeremy Carver talking a bit about the second half of the season:
So what do I want out of the mid-season premiere?
First off, I want a clear answer on Amara’s fate. If she’s dead–which I highly doubt–then I want to know what is going to happen now. Does life just go back to normal? Are there any aftershocks from her death? Of course in the highly likely event that she isn’t dead, I want to know what she’s going to do now. I also really want to know how she can be killed. If the biggest angel smiting in the history of the world doesn’t get her, I highly doubt that anything like Dean’s demon blade or an angel blade will be able to get her.
I also want to understand more about Dean’s relationship to Amara. She’s been going on and on about how she is bound to Dean, but apart from her bearing the mark and Dean inadvertently freeing her (though, if we want to get technical, wasn’t it really Sam and Rowena who freed her since they were working on the spell?) I’m not sure how they’re connected. She’s clearly got plans for Dean, and I want to know what they are. I’m super nervous about what could be in store for him.
I also want to understand what is really in store for Sam. Okay, so Lucifer has him in The Cage, and he plans to use Sam as a vessel to get out of hell. So what does that mean for Sam? Not that hell is the best place to spend a weekend, but it’s gotta be more low key without Lucifer around to torture him, right? Ultimately we know Sam will manage to be rescued somehow, but I really want to understand what’s in store for him in the meantime.
Will we see Adam? Like I said, the cage was very noticeably lacking any signs of Adam, so it’s safe to say we won’t see him again. Still, I really hope they at least tell us what happened to him so we can finally get some closure on his story.
What’s the deal with the Reapers? Okay, we probably won’t hear about this in the mid-season premiere, but I just want to go on record that I haven’t forgotten about this and I want more info. I was super freaked out by the Reaper who told Sam that, since Death is dead, any time a Winchester dies they’ll not only be dead for good, but they’ll be “lost” forever. That isn’t true, right? The Winchesters won’t die and have their souls lost by the Reapers, right? Once The Darkness is taken care of, the natural order of things will be restored, right? RIGHT?!?
Happily, we won’t have to wait much longer for some of our answers since Supernatural comes back tonight. Take a peek of an extended trailer for the mid-season premiere:
What questions do you have about the second half of the season? What are your theories on Sam in The Cage, Adam, The Darkness, and Dean and Amara? Let me know in the comments, and be sure to tune in to Supernatural tonight–as well as the premiere of the amazing new show, Legends of Tomorrow–on the CW!