Being the second to last episode of the season, I was anxious to see how they wrap up this whole Darkness vs God plot. Seeing how the last episode ended with God healing Lucifer after their much anticipated reunion, it seemed fitting that is where we pick up. Lucifer seems annoyed that God even bothered him, considering their history. Luckily for the Winchesters, God blocked Lucifer’s ability to hurt them, as a safeguard, of course. And with Lucifer acting like a spoiled rotten teenager, that was probably a good call.
We finally get a chance to see what Crowley and his mother Rowena are up to. They are both doing what they do best, trying to work deals to save their own skin. Crowley tries to get the demons on his side, to which they deny him. While Rowena finds another witch to help her, she explains the end of magic is approaching, not just the end of the world.
God finally reveals the truth about Lucifer: he was his favorite. And because of that, he chose to give Lucifer “The Mark.” He thought he was strong enough to handle it. He said because of his poor decision, and the fact it changed his favorite son for the worse, he became sad and withdrawn. He hated that he had to lock Lucifer away. But with his apology, Lucifer is now willing to help. However now they need to build a team that is strong enough to go against Amara. They need to weaken her and lock her away, not destroy her. Because, as God explains, they need to keep the balance, her being the yin to his yang and all.
I was excited to see Castiel come out to plead with the angels to help. He is my favorite, and I have missed him while he has been locked away while Lucifer has taken over. Dean went to speak to Crowley, and with God’s protection Sam was sent to Rowena. Considering they both will want to live to see another day, I can’t see these two not be willing to help lock away Amara. She is after all the one thing that seemed to scare Rowena.
As I predicted, leaving the new prophet behind was not a good idea. Amara has found him, and has beaten him up pretty severely. And when he refuses to tell her about God’s whereabouts she steals his soul, and takes the information right from him. Amara finds herself in the middle of the Men of Letters bunker surrounded by sigils and I hope this is all part of their plan to trap and weaken her. With only 15 minutes left, I can see this ending in a cliffhanger, leaving us to wait to see the battle of light and dark until next week.
When their plan is finally revealed I can’t be the only one who is nervous right? I was with them for their whole Angel, Demon, Witch fighting Amara part, however I am not so sure about Sam wearing “The Mark”. I get that Dean has a weakness for Amara and subconsciously doesn’t want to hurt her, but come on! Do they not remember how weak and broken he was from his time in the cage with Lucifer? Amara is a whole other level of evil, how do they expect him to handle all that comes with facing her and wearing “The Mark”?
Rowena goes first by contacting Amara via Astral projection. She then leads her to where God is. With a false sense of security, Rowena tries to tell Amara she betrayed God for her. Amara then confronts her with the truth; that she knows it’s a trap, but she doesn’t care. She just wants the time to fight her brother, as she has been waiting to do. I cringe as I see Rowena’s magic fail to help against Amara, and hope the next line of defense will come soon. And then it comes, the rest of the coven backs her up, for all of 5 seconds before becoming extra crispy. Just when Rowena fears her time is done, the clouds part. It’s the Demons’ turn to weaken Amara.
As a battered, weakened Amara stumbles into where God, Lucifer, Sam and Dean are waiting, Dean seems to want to run to her side and comfort her. His pull to her is still too strong. Then she sees him, her brother, God. As she is making her way to him to confront him, Lucifer stabs her with an ancient spear. As he goes to stab her again, God stops him and apologizes to her. Amara confronts him with her truth. She tells him that he couldn’t handle having an equal, he locked her away so he could be the head guy in charge. And that he created the Archangels to create lesser beings so he could feed his ego, all of which God does not deny. And judging by the look on Lucifer’s face, this is all news to him.
As Amara begs to be killed, it’s obvious the pain it brings God. But something tells me, it’s not what she really wants, but I could be wrong. As “The Mark” is being transferred to Sam, Amara freaks out. She does not want to be locked away again, as death is a much better fate. She steals “The Mark” back and has God by the throat. She asks, “If you won’t change why should I?” A question I had been wondering myself this season. Dean pleads with her to let God go, and she looks like she may debate it, but the pain she has goes too deep. In a flash of light, God’s vessel crashes to floor. Can God die? According to Amara he can, and he is. He will soon fade to nothing, but not before she makes him watch her destroy the world he created and loved so much. Let’s hope there is something in Rowena’s book of magic that can help. I can’t wait to see how this all plays out next week!