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Supernatural: Where to?

Jensen-Ackles.jpg Where do we go from here? Is this a classic good vs. evil, brother against brother set up?

You're an angel

Dean may be taking cues from an angel - if he decides God is for real. Eric Kripke has lamented the high cost of Aerosmith songs, but I wonder if he seriously weighed the cost for their song "Angel" somewhere in this episode?

Naw, that one didn't rock enough for him, I think.

Anyway, Dean doesn't believe in God. How does Castiel convince him? Miracles? Dean's pretty cynical, it would have to be spectacular.

Maybe a visit from Mary?

That's my guess.

Devil in a blue dress

And Sam is taking advice from demon. You will get Dean more riled up than that, especially having spent a little time in Hell.

So the set up is there - one brother working for the dark side, one for the light... but which is which? And they both think they are saving the world.

Maybe they both are?

Ruby's motives are ambiguous. It's clear she wants to help Sam... do something. We just don't know what, other than sending demons back to Hell, for now. Castiel is a complete mystery. It's not inconceivable that they both want the same thing - for good or evil, for their own personal reasons.

And Sam and Dean could just be caught in the middle.

I could see it playing out that way. Sam and Dean thinking they are working together, but hiding certain things they do from each other. Gradually, it becomes clear that they're actually working against each other. There would be anger, followed eventually by reconciliation, and the brothers teaming back up to defeat the enemy.

Few clues

Not too much to go on right now. A good bit of googling "castiel" turned up nothing useful. I'm still turning things over in my mind to see how if fits with the Hero's Journey, but I'm not inspired that way so far.

The one thing I keep coming back to is the Antichrist story (hmm, the Winchester brothers have a mother named Mary, and Jesus has a mother named Mary. Antichrist-like?).

Plus, Castiel could easily be a demon, or Satan himself. In the Bible, it says at 2 Corinthians, Chapter 11, verse 14: "And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light." Kripke has said he didn't think we would ever see a true angel on the show. He thought the agents of good were just normal people, doing extraordinary things against creatures far more powerful.

Unless he changed his mind, or was trying to throw us off track.

So here's what I'm going to be watching for the next few episodes.

There's a saying that Satan doesn't tempt you by talking you into doing things you don't want to do. What he does is make it easier to do the things you want to do, but know are wrong.

Ruby is kind of leading Sam down that road right now. Dean, strangely, was his conscience, telling him to avoid his psychic powers, even for good. Ruby is making it easy for him to use those powers, and making him feel good about it.

Will Castiel give Dean an excuse to indulge the worst parts of his nature? That's what I'll be looking for.


Posted by Miller on September 22, 2008 8:20 PM
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This was a great season premiere! I can't wait to see the rest of the episodes. Bringing an angel into it was brillant! Didn't realize that it was Ruby in Sam's room when Dean showed up. Wonder why she was in her "underwear" that was interesting. So all the demons are afraid of the angel. I wonder how this is all going to be played out.

-- Posted by: Lori at September 23, 2008 11:40 AM

I think Castiel is who he says he is, and it's not Lucifer. Kripke didn't really say he would have no angels, just not the fluffy ones. That if he had angels, they'd be more like the Harley ones, tough, ruthless and totally badass. I'm hoping that Kripke is keeping to his word and giving Dean an angel worthy of Dean Winchester.

I do agree that Ruby is playing Sam for all he's worth. He thinks he is doing good, but in the end, it will end up bringing him to the dark side. As long as Kripke doesn't keep whitewashing Sam's wrongdoings, we could head to an interesting place for Sam. Otherwise, it's just a, well, he's bad, but not really and blah.

-- Posted by: hermit at September 24, 2008 1:56 PM

I think you're right on track with your theory and analysis.

But like a poster above, I'm inclined to believe that Castiel is who is says he is. Maybe that's Kripke leading us astray again (Can you say Kristy the Love-Interest?) but I hope not.

Then Uriel comes along and maybe he's one of the "fallen brothers-in-arms" partner angel who was lost to the "dark side?"

Ruby is definitely a piece of work. She tells Sam to watch himself and he replies that he's not afraid of angels, but his face is conflicted. Should he be? I think so. Sam's venturing down a path that his brother was brought back to save him from.

Ah, geez, Sammy. lol

-- Posted by: deeds at September 27, 2008 11:49 PM

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