The Boys are back! Beware there are spoilers in my reviews.
Sam, Dean, Bobby and Castiel track Eve to a small town in Oregon. The guys discover the townspeople have been converted to demons, but surprisingly, they all appear to be dying. When they finally do meet Eve, she decides to torture the brothers by bringing back their mother, Mary Winchester, as a demon.
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I quite enjoyed this episode. One of my biggest fears is infectious disease, so the idea of an infectious disease that also turns you into a monster and could possibly kill you is pretty damn terrifying. Eve is definitely one of my new favorite characters this season, aside from her pretty host’s face she’s very quick and sassy like many of the baddies on this show. It’s always more fun to be a bad guy, isn’t it? It’s a pity she was killed off in this episode because I was sure she could have been used next season as the thing the boys are trying to stop. Though I wish the preview for this episode wouldn’t have shown her turning into Mary Winchester. It would have packed such a bigger punch if that had been a secret (though Sam Smith’s name was on the credits). Like his surprise appearance in “Family Matters” earlier this season, Mark Sheppard requested his name not be in the credits so when Crowley shows up at the end, everyone was surprised. And what a fantastic surprise that was! I had known Crowley was supposed to come back (accidental character spoilers earlier on), but I didn’t know exactly when.
So let’s talk about Crowley and Castiel going dark side. This is a great plot twist that I’ve been hoping for for a few seasons now. Angels and demons aren’t that far removed from each other, if you think about it. Demons all came from a fallen angel, so they have similar abilities. Both are very tunnel visioned when they have a goal and don’t care who is hurt or killed in the process – in fact, the demons prefer it when people are killed in the process. Castiel has even been accused of losing sight of his priorities before by the other angels when it came to his soft spot for Dean. Just like his return from Heaven the first time, Cas has become very cold (ex, killing Lenore despite Sam and Dean trying to convince her they can keep her safe and his objection to Dean taking the two kids to safety). In “Frontierland”, he even murders his closest ally in the heavenly war because she uncovered the secret that he has been working with Crowley. At least, I assume that is Castiel’s big bad secret. Unlike the demons, Cas is doing this for the greater good, but at what cost? Looking forward to seeing what the next episode has in store for Castiel. My theory? That Cas plans to rule Heaven and restore order like he said and he wants Crowley to remain King of Hell. You can’t have good without evil and vice versa.
May I suggest for next season that Cas and Crowley become our Aziraphale and Crowley, writers?
Next week, more about Castiel sporting his new dark hat in “The Man Who Would Be King”:
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