As I began reading posts, I had begun to notice that the title of this episode seems to describe the fandom more than it does the episode. I've been reading a lot of negativity towards this episode, more than I would've thought to be honest. Now of course this is a safe zone, one where we come to read about the positive, especially after swimming in all the negativity and my post is a positive one. I will say this much coming from a neutral standpoint, I can understand and see where most of their frustrations lie. As much as my perspective is positive, I will admit that I had higher expectations given where we are at and who penned it. We didn't get half the amount of emotion that I truly had expected and in all honesty, the episode was rather confusing. Then again, I have a different way of looking at things, so the things that bothered so many didn't really bother me. I guess the way I see it, is from an entirely different perspective....but then again, that's pretty much standard.
I liked the episode, I didn't love it and, personally, I didn't find it all that exciting, but I enjoyed it for the most part. I must agree and admit that it felt somewhat choppy. It really did feel as though a lot of important conversations happened off screen. Then it hit me, the more I thought about it the more this episode had a "French Mistake " feel to it. I hope you don't mind if I elaborate on that!
This entire episode felt orchestrated. As a matter of fact,since God's arrival in Don't Call Me Shurley, every ep has felt orchestrated and Chuck is the maestro. I really believe that Chuck has a plan within a plan. I think he is playing possum. Chuck admitted that humanity would step up. He told Dean that he and (Sam/Chosen) were his firewall. Yet the boys feel this is God's fight and that he is the one who needs to stop Amara. What I dont think they are getting is that that is what Chuck is doing. He is using his greatest weapon....the Winchesters. Amara thinks Chuck is down for the count but I think that is the trap. She's so focused on Chuck that she doesn't get that her undoing will come from the Winchesters, God's actual weapon. The French Mistake feel of it all comes from the fact that Chuck is playing the role of Balthazar, as Sam and Dean unknowingly play the decoy. As Cas had noted, as unfortunate as it was for the boys, Balthazar's plan was a good one. What it basically boils down to is I don't think what we saw was the real plan.
So how does what I say make sense? Well when one looks at it from this perspective.....
Spoiler Alert: Here come's my theory!!!!
Why Metatron? I think Chuck went to Metatron for a couple of reasons. First off, to get him to understand why he created and why he put his creation, humans, above all else. Metatron not only saw this but in the end wanted to fight for it. Secondly, Metatron then went to the Winchesters with God's supposed plan, thus enlisting their help willingly...as free will is in the kit...and the boys need to want to do this out of their own choice. Metatron in the end takes one for humanity and is thus redeemed...one for Chuck.
Why is it that God supposedly can fix Luci but not Michael? He is God after all. My answer to that is simple. Chuck doesn't want to. Why?
God fixing Michael, bringing his archangels together was the original plan and I think God would probably figure out that Amara wouldn't fall for that again. Besides angels were never his real plan anyway. God said to Dean that he, Sam, and a few chosen were his firewall. God lied about being warded from Amara as well because he was laying out his strategy.
Then we have Lucifer, another wayward child, that God ultimately gets to fight for humans...another child redeemed. That's two for Chuck.
God plays meek cuz as we all know..the meek shall inherit the earth.
Crowley and Rowena fighting for humanity...the King of Hell himself fighting on God's side. If you ask me, that alone is worth the pat on the back Chuck can give himself...even the most twisted of human souls retain humanity on some level...again why God chose humans. I also can't help but wonder if there's more to that as well. I wonder if Rowena and her back in time spell won't be of use in the near future.
God seemingly down for the count, Amara believing she won...when all along God's aces in the hole, his greatest weapon, the Winchesters, will be her undoing.
Now for the speculation portion of our show
Perhaps Dean's bond with Amara was meant to be for this very reason...God's plan has always been Sam and Dean, it's why he created them in the first place. Amara wont be undone by God, but by his creation.
Maybe Dean's attraction to Amara exists because he's the one who will trap her. Or perhaps it's Dean because he's toxic to her and when she tries to consume him, it'll be fatal. Maybe Dean is actually poison for her...or maybe it won't be Dean at all and in some twist at the end, it'll really be God, and consuming his light abolishes her darkness.
Perhaps Amara does somehow end up in the Empty. Or maybe Amara is destroyed and the Empty was mentioned not as a place where she can be sent, but in fact because it's where Mary has been trapped all this time. It's why the boys couldn't find her in Heaven. Perhaps whatever sacrifice the Winchesters are willing to make, Mary's rescue from the Empty and rise to Heaven will be the boys reward...and perhaps this new character that will be introduced will provide the next more personal storyline for our boys...
I have no idea...but it's fun to guess. As much as I don't know what will happen next week, I really do believe there's more to what we saw this week than meets the eye.
Here's to hoping.
Til next week.