It didn’t take long for me to realize that this week we are finally going back to the main plot of the show this season, the threat of the Darkness/Amara. And I for one, couldn’t be more excited about this after the slight deviation in the past few episodes. The episode begins with Crowley, who has some sort of plan hatched, I’m assuming, because he went all the way to Saudi Arabia to be at a dying man’s side to ask him for something. I can’t even imagine what this crazy old Demon King is up to. And I didn’t need to wait long. Of course, he tracked down another artifact touched by the hands of God! Thanks to the sacrifice of this person who we now know as Noel, Crowley now has “The Horn of Joshua.” So we are just minutes in, and we already have a weapon? This is going to be good!
When we see Amara for the first time, it looks like she found herself a friend, one who has healing powers. Who was this mysterious new friend? Turns out it’s the once thought to be dead, Rowena, Crowley’s mom. She’s got more tricks up sleeve than her son. She has gained Amara’s trust, or so it seems. Rowena let her in on her little secret of coming back from the dead, a spell she had put inside her leg to bring her back if the time came. This witch is ingenious I’ll tell you!
Crowley gets ahold of Dean and tells him he has a game changer, and they need to meet up. He leaves out the part about being hunted down by his own demons, for now. Once Sam and Dean meet up with him, he tells them about the “Hand of God” in his possession. He says they can have it, if they help him with one tiny thing. Lucifer needs to go back to his cage in Hell and get out of Cas’ vessel, and they need to track down Rowena, who they all think is dead, no biggie. I can’t wait to see how they react when they see she is still alive, or to see her face when they tell her they too are going against Lucifer. There’s just that one small detail of Amara being crazy that may put a kink in all of this.
And in his typical fashion, Lucifer has a plan of his own. He crashes into Heaven, and used his intimidation to trick them into making a deal. He will help them get Amara locked up, like he has done before, and he gets stick around. This is not going to end well; I see a lot more Angels going up in smoke… As Lucifer said, “He who hesitates, disintegrates.” Which I can’t help but chuckle at, because as twisted as he may be, he is seriously on point with the one liners. Little does Amara know, she lays right into Lucifer’s plan when she tries out her power after Rowena heals her. The Angels are now fleeing to him.
Now Rowena is terrified. Maybe she will help with Crowley’s plan after all. It seems as though she will when she denies Amara an accurate depiction of what she saw when spying on the Winchester’s plan of attack. She is a survivor, and right now, playing like she is on Amara’s side is her only plan of action. She saw that they plan to let Lucifer take out Amara and then step in to take him out. She seems relieved, and I don’t blame her. Now if only she could talk to her son? And she does, by sending him a short message, “Back from the dead, Fergus!” Again, just as I am asking myself questions regarding what will happen, the answers are coming.
How the heck did Rowena sneak away to meet up the Winchester’s? Isn’t Amara keeping a close eye on her? This is not going to go well… When they started to call on Lucifer, I was left hoping it would go well! They try to talk to Castiel to get him to expel Lucifer, but he’s too weak. Now the sigil they put to hold Lucifer is wearing thin too, so he will be able to get out soon and get the “Hand of God” for himself, without being part of the plan. Not cool, maybe they should have done more research for a longer lasting hold? Before I even finish this thought, Lucifer steals Crowley’s soul, sucks it up like a creep, then trances out. What the heck is going on? At least Crowley can talk to Castiel now, that’s the only positive. That is until Lucifer pops in and over hears them.
Rowena needs to snap out of her current paralyzed state and get it together! She has to have some kind of magic to help, right? Right now her very only son is in the grasp of the man she fears most, so this has to invoke some kind of motherly instinct, even if she loathes him. I can’t believe Castiel is so broken he won’t do anything but veg out in front of his little T.V. He knows he should help, but just doesn’t. Now Crowley sends a message, “Help me.” Surely now his mom is going to help?
Nope, it’s Sam and Dean to the rescue! They start the eviction process which slowly peaks the interest of Castiel, Lucifer, and Crowley. Crowley escapes just in time to see the fire holding Lucifer go out. Are they going to finish this fight here? Or is Castiel finally going to snap out of it? Nope, Lucifer steals the “Hand of God” first. Oh boy, this is not going to be a good thing for this trio, especially with Rowena refusing to come out of hiding. Just as I was hoping Rowena would step in, somebody busts in. I’m not going to lie, for a second I wondered if it was God by the way the light shined through. No such luck, he is still M.I.A. It’s Amara. Now Rowena should really be scared! Lucifer activates “The Hand of God” while provoking Amara-- not a good idea, bro. What the heck happened? Did she absorb God’s energy? If she did they’re more screwed than ever. Right? She steals Lucifer, still in Castiel’s vessel, after saying they needed to “Have a nice long chat.” And being that she is such a loner, I’m guessing it won’t be much of a talk. And now the Winchesters need to find yet another elusive, “Hand of God.” And apparently Lucifer is God bait? Who knew? This fight is getting intense, and right now I wouldn’t want to be Rowena or Lucifer.