God’s spark is fading, everyone is feeling defeated and now it looks like Amara has also caused the Sun to die leaving all life on Earth to follow suit. What a way to start to the finale! But a positive in all this, Cas is back in control of his vessel! And in typical Dean fashion, he just wants a beer. I’m sure I would be reaching for booze too if I was sure the world was about to end.
And it looks like Amara isn’t the only one they need to worry about. There is a woman in London with full understanding of what is happening with the Sun, and she has “Wanted” posters plastered with The Winchesters’ faces, and she’s headed their way.
Sam and Crowley seem like the only two willing to try and fight, both agreeing Amara needs to die. With God dying, killing her is the only way to maintain balance. And God finally reveals her weakness, light. Which makes sense since light drives out darkness. The only problem is he would need 10,000 suns set to supernova. And considering he is weak, I am not sure he could muster that kind of energy. But, they might be onto something. One soul is equal to 10 suns, so if they can gather enough souls, maybe they can stand a chance? Or at least I am hoping so. Crowley agrees to “raid hell” for souls, Castiel says he will ask the angels, and Sam and Dean are going to try a sanatorium filled with ghosts. There is no way this will backfire. (Note the sarcasm)
Armed with a crystal and a magic word from The Book of the Damned, after little struggle, they trap the ghosts’ souls in the crystal. Little do they know, Billie the reaper was there to see it all go down. When they get back to the bunker Castiel tells them that the angels refuse to help, they know God is dying and they don’t think they stand a chance. They decide to close off Heaven and die with dignity. Crowley’s news isn’t much better, his demonic pals raided his stash of souls already. As they are coming to terms with their potential defeat, Billie walks in. She is willing to help, and as a reaper she has access to millions of souls I’m sure.
When we see Amara she seems scared, perhaps regretful. She notices how everything she touches, dies. And when an elderly woman joins her and speaks of her own family troubles, you can see the wheels turning. If she’s going to change her mind, she better do it fast. Thanks to Billie they are now armed with hundreds of thousands of souls and they know just who to send in to do the job, Dean. Rowena is going to transfer the souls into Dean’s heart and make him the “soul bomb.” When he gets close, all he will need to do is touch his fingers together. The plan seems simple enough, but I am not too sure Dean will be able to follow through. We have seen countless times where he is weakened in her presence.
I find it funny given that Amara is God’s sister they would think she wouldn’t sense the bomb in Dean’s chest. And sure enough, she does, all while dropping a bomb of her own. She isn’t killing the sun, it’s dying with God. And once he is gone all will cease to exist, herself included. Dean explains to Amara God didn’t want her dead, that they are family. Amara calls on God to come to her. She explains she loves him and she knows he loves her, and that what he created was beautiful. And as they join hands, light emerges and the sun becomes stronger again. Amara heals God, leaving the rest of the crew back at the bunker to think Dean set off the bomb. Little do they know God removed the souls from him, and that the mysterious British woman is still headed their way. God tells Dean that he and Amara are going away for a while, and that Earth will be fine, that it has him and Sam to watch out for it. As God and Amara make their exit she tells Dean, “You gave me what I needed most, and I want to do the same for you.”
Back at the Bunker the mystery British woman is waiting, gun in hand. She quickly sends Castiel away using a sigil before revealing her identity. Toni Bevell, London chapter of the Men of Letters. She has been sent to take him in. The Men of Letters are not big fans of all the messes created by The Winchesters with the Leviathans, The Darkness, and what not. They think they do more harm than good. I mean saving the world on several occasions is all well and good, but maybe they did play a part in the world needing to be saved in the first place. But in this moment, it’s pretty convenient that Sam thinks Dean is dead. At least only one of them will be taken in.
As Dean tries to find his way back, he hears a woman’s cry and it seems like Amara kept her word. She gave him back what he has wanted the most all these years, his mom. Too bad he doesn’t know his brother has been potentially shot and taken away. Perhaps next season his mom will be helping him find Sam? Looks like we will need to wait until October when it is said to premiere! I know I am excited to see what turns next season takes. It’s going to be pretty hard to top God himself playing a role in the show.