Supernatural‘s “Inherit the Earth” left us a little confused. Is this the season finale? The series finale? Because it sure as hell felt like one but we’ve still got a 2-hour special next week on the 19th of November! So, what is it, Supernatural? What is the truth? And does that truth mean that Castiel is going to come back? Because he has to come back. Right? RIGHT?!
Until then, we’re breaking down Supernatural‘s “Inherit the Earth” in the good, the bad, and the ugly. Beware, spoilers ahead!
The Good – Jack is the New God
Our baby Jack…*sniffle*…he’s all grown up and saving the world! I still remember the first time I saw Jack. I remember how sure I was that he was going to be evil. And I remember slowly, but surely, falling in love with him as a character, as a Winchester, and as a son. He became part of the Winchester family and I can’t believe that he’s the “new God.”
It’s the ultimate glow-up, honestly. And I really think the world is in good hands when it comes to Jack. The world isn’t perfect, not by any means, but the “new God” is in balance and unlike Chuck, loves the Winchesters and all those who inhabit the world. And I know he said he’s going to be hands off, but there’s always been something different about Jack, and I know he’ll be there for Sam and Dean. Because they’re family.
Another happy front thing that I’ll include in this section is the way that the Winchesters carried each other as they were getting the shit beat out of them by Chuck. He wanted them to stay down, to heel, but they wouldn’t. Why? Because it’s not who they are at heart. They are kind, compassionate, and just warriors who know that family is everything and that they can depend on each other.
The Bad – Bye Chuck
The only person this section is bad for is Chuck. After all this time, all these games that he played, he played himself? Mwahahaha. That’s what you get! You always thought you knew the Winchesters, knew what made them tick, but you’ve been wrong at every turn. The Winchesters were your pawns for a really long time. But they weren’t your toys.
Sam and Dean always marched to the beat of their own drum and that’s what pissed Chuck off so much. And even towards the end, when he thought he thought he had them beat, they just kept coming back for more and more. Why? Because it’s Sam and Dean Winchester aka Team Free Will. And these two might stumble, might crawl, but they never truly give up.
Also, taking away God’s power is something straight out of Avatar: The Last Airbender and I’ve got to believe that Jack, at one point or another, saw Aang taking away the Fire Lords power and thought, “Hmmm, look at that!” After all, he is Dean’s son and Dean is a big ol’ nerd no matter how hard he tries to hide it.
The Ugly – Where is Castiel?
This section is specially saved for the lack of Castiel in Supernatural‘s “Inherit the Earth.” You mean to tell me that Chuck brought back Lucifer for shits and giggles, simplifying his series worth of daddy issues into a subservient version of himself that would never act that way? You mean to tell me that Michael returned still wearing Adam’s face? And no one, absolutely no one, could bring back Castiel?
I call bullshit. Heaps and heaps of bullshit. If there’s anyone who deserves to be resurrected, to be with his family again, it’s Castiel. He’s done his time, sacrificed himself enough, and deserves to see if there IS something between him and Dean besides the feelings that he has for the Winchester. I just…can’t believe they wouldn’t bring him back and I’m mad.
This isn’t only coming from a shipper perspective. Yes, I want Destiel to be explored to the moon and back. But Castiel is an honorary Winchester. And like we’ve learned this entire series: A) Winchester membership is forever. B) Winchesters always come back for round 2, 3, 4, and 5. And C) There’s always a way to bring back family. So, where is it Supernatural? Where is the return of our favorite angel?
Here’s hoping the series finale, which I think is the series finale but I’m not sure because of the way this episode ended, brings back Castiel. They just have to. *starts praying to Jack*
Supernatural‘s series finale airs Thursday, November 19th at 8/9c on The CW.